Published on 18 March 2014; revised and republished on 3 February 2018
I have been on a hunt for the Hridaya Chakra, the deepest and most sacred energy of the heart chakra. As with many things in the spiritual realm, there’s disagreement about it’s location.
Some folks feel that Hridaya is a name for a minor portion of the Anahata, the heart chakra in the center of the chest.
Some texts mention a point in the physical heart, to the left of the main heart chakra, and within the physical heart … They term this the Spiritual Heart or the Hridaya. I recall that Bill Ballard has succeeded in attaining this point of Awareness, and that he has found it to be a pretty spectacular spot on which to place the Awareness. (1)
I have my own ideas about this … I felt that the Hridaya might be a point deep within the Anahata … not a minor point, but the most important point in the human electromagnetic (EMF) array. On that supposition, I recently I tried meditating at heart level, at a point between the center of my chest and my back at heart level. To avoid confusion, I will call this the Deep Inner Heart.
What happened next was amazing … The world became very still, as if that physical point were ‘ground zero’ … the center of the Universe, and all the sensory array … what I saw and heard and so on … were flowing forth from this zero point energy. What a feeling! (2)
I was struck by the shape of the energy I felt … it was like the shield we often see behind the statues of the Buddha. It was behind my back, just touching the back of my body, and connected to it through that physical point I was concentrating on.
Here is a picture of the Buddha with a shield very like what I felt …
Intuition told me that I would begin to feel the energy of my Deep Inner Heart, the ‘shield’ energy … more and more in my physical body if I continued to practice this meditation. I also got the feeling that the shape of the shield was just a ‘first contact’ shape. That my Deep Inner Heart energy was, in fact, much more huge, and that I would experience it in different ways as time goes on.
Further, I got a warning feeling not to move farther behind the front of my body at heart level, in my Awareness … not to concentrate my attention just outside and behind my body at the level of the heart. I tried it anyway, being the curious sort … The alarm bells started ringing in my bodily sensations, and the visual field started to turn black. I stuck with it for a minute, but there was nothing behind my backbone worth exploring.
The whole experience, I gather, lies in the connection between the Deep Inner Heart and the physical body … in other words, bringing the energetic shield, the protective energy of the Deep Inner Heart, into the physical body.
THE BENEFITS OF DEVELOPING AND BALANCING THE HEART CHAKRA
This blog describes a series of steps to help us develop and balance the heart chakra. The result will be neutral mind, compassion, empathy, and plugging into the Infinite as a wellspring of vitality, health, and longevity.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND SELF-SACRIFICE
Unconditional love is not, as many believe, self-sacrifice. Rather, it is a chance to be all we truly are, to allow our heart energy field to expand so that it encompasses all the other chakras.
In this way, we permanently rise above the machinations of Team Dark. Or to put it another way, we are able to feel our being in a way that is unconstricted by the divisions (autonomic / voluntary, and so on) of our neural net. We begin to experience unity or oneness … the unity field.
WHAT THE HEART CHAKRA LOOKS LIKE: TWO CONJOINED FUNNELS
The energy of the heart chakra flows out in two whirling cones of energy, shaped like funnels. The tips of the funnels touch deep in the chest, at a spot between the nipples but located next to the backbone.
The Hridaya: The Deep Inner Heart
This spot is the deep inner heart, where a ‘zero point’ or black hole connects us with the realm of infinite possibilities. It is this spot on which you will concentrate after the front and back cones are brought to Awareness and cleansed of Soul wounding. This hidden inner heart is where we feel unconditional love.
A DEPICTION OF THE DOUBLE CONES OF THE CHAKRAS
This image gives a good idea of the conformation of the body energy discussed in this blog. It depicts double cones for all the chakras …
The lower, red funnel (at the rectum) and the upper, violet funnel (at the top of the head) are actually one long funnel; the connecting cord is the kundalini energy. It is along the line of the kundalini … where the kundalini intersects the junction of the cones of the heart chakra … that the hridaya, the deep inner heart, is located.
The Heart Chakra
The heart chakra is depicted in green … In the above-mentioned image, you can see the two green funnels, meeting at the center line of the body. Or slightly behind the point depicted, a little more toward the backbone.
Chakras, Pre-Ascension and Post-Ascension
This picture of the chakras is the pre-Ascension scheme. After Ascension there are 5 or so additional chakras.
FRONT CONE OF THE HEART CHAKRA: COMPASSION AND EMPATHY
Many Lightworkers are adept at feeling the front cone of the heart chakra. This feeling allows them to develop empathy with all living beings.
This energy of the front cone of the heart is the energy through which we relate to other human beings. It is not necessarily corded energy, as with a family member or friend, but sometimes it expresses itself in that way.
Energetic Movement of the Front Cone of the Heart Chakra
Here is an image that, to me, depicts the energetic motion of the front cone of the heart chakra, only laid on its side …
I like the ripple effect, which reminds me of how the heart chakra energy ripples outward in ever widening circles through a person’s own energy field. The descending droplet of water in the image reminds me of divine Awareness, incoming through the deep inner heart, and outgoing into the phenomenal world through the front cone of a person’s heart chakra.
To Open and Vivify the Front Cone of the Heart
Arching the Back and Expanding the Chest While Standing. Stand up. Arch the back backwards, expanding the chest. Arms can be up, above the head, for extra arching effect. Or hands can be on hips, for less of an arch. Or arms can be low and pushed back, as in this image …
Camel Pose. This pose is a little more difficult: In a kneeling position, grasp the ankles. Let the trunk of the body rise upward and outward. Let the head fall back, as you arch the back backwards and expand the chest outward …
Placing Awareness on the Front Cone of the Heart. Here are the steps to develop daily Awareness of the front cone of the heart …
FEEL your heart energy in the middle of the front of your chest. As you go about your day, feel the distortions in the smooth conical whirl of heart energy. OR feel the little pains or stiffness or heavinesses in your heart … whatever it feels like … from moment to moment.
NOTICE how other people’s heart energy feels to you. If you cannot feel their heart energy, just imagine that you can. Make a game of it. Both ways are equally effective.
NOTICE how the energy of the front cone of your heart reacts to the dimples … twists … heaviness of other people’s hearts. Or if you cannot feel their hearts, notice how your heart energy changes in the presence of other people. Either way is fine.
NOTICE how your heart springs back from its momentary distortions … how it returns to its native smooth conical configuration in the middle of your chest.
IF BODILY SENSATIONS distant from the heart assert themselves, place your Awareness on those sensations. When they subside, bring your attention back to your heart.
BACK CONE OF THE HEART CHAKRA: THE INFINITE WELL OF VITALITY, HEALTH AND LONGEVITY
The back cone of the heart chakra allows us to relate to the Infinite well of vitality, health and longevity. Very few people consciously practice Awareness of this back cone of the heart, yet there are compelling reasons to do so …
Reasons for Developing This Energy
Preventing Lightworker Burnout. The back cone of the heart must be enlivened and brought to Awareness in order to prevent Lightworker empathic burnout.
Overcoming a Codependent Behavior Pattern. Its vivification also prevents codependency … the energy of accommodation to a person who is an addict.
Escaping from the Snares of an Antisocial Personality, who relies on receiving love from other people while at the same time withholding his own energy of love from others. Energetic attachment to an antisocial personality cannot be escaped unless the energy of the back funnel of the heart is as strong as that of the front funnel of the heart. Yet the action of predation by an antisocial personality creates a feeling that there is ‘no one to watch my back’; this feeling further weakens the back of the heart. Thus it is doubly important to strengthen the energy of the back of the heart when attachment to the energy of an antisocial personality occurs.
Energetic Balance of the Entire Heart. In energetic terms, developing this energy of the back heart funnel allows us to balance and vivify the entire heart chakra.
To Locate the Back Cone of the Heart Chakra
Place Your Awareness on the Area Between the Shoulder Blades. According to “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of International Medicine,” written over 4,000 years ago, wind and cold enter the pores of the skin through acupressure points located here.
Image: Line drawing of a person’s back, showing two double sets of acupressure points (each consisting of 2 points on either side of the spine), starting just below the neck and ending mid-shoulder blade. The legend of the image states: “Relieves upper back tension, difficult breathing, insomnia, hypertension, trauma, and emotional pain” … http://www.acupressure.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/upper-back-pts1.gif ..
The lowest set of 4 points in the image is the most important for vivifying the back cone of the heart chakra. But the area on which you will be placing your Awareness includes the place between the lower part of your shoulder blades as well, and around the ‘wing tips’ of the shoulder blade. All this area is involved in the back funnel of the heart.
To Open and Vivify the Back Cone of the Heart Chakra
Here is how to open and vivify the back cone of the chakra …
Go for a Back Massage. Lie face down, hands with palms flat on the mat next to your shoulders. Ask the person giving the massage to concentrate on the area between and around the edges of your shoulder blades.
Use a Wooden Spinal Massage Roller, gently, to loosen up the muscles between your shoulder blades.
Swinging a Bat. Here is an ancient Indian practice to ‘unstick’ this area: While standing, swing a thick branch or club gently back and forth. Or you can use a baseball bat.
Yoga Mudra. Or, you can open up the energy flow in this area with yoga mudra: Sit on your heels, grasping your hands behind the back. Bring the forehead to the floor and stretch the clasped hands up to the ceiling. Hold this position with long, deep breathing for at least 3 minutes.
Here is an image of a gentler modification of this technique …
Meditation on the Hridaya Channeled by Alice B. Clagett 4 December 2013
Pose. Sit on a chair, feet flat on the ground, back straight but relaxed, hands palm down on your legs, chin ever so slightly tucked in.
Breathing. Make your breathing as long and deep as is comfortable for you.
Roving Gaze, Horizontal or Higher. Let your eyes be open and either horizontal or higher. Do not look down, and do not concentrate on any one point. One-pointed concentration, as advocated in many yoga texts, allows a person to escape from the body, into the higher realms. This is a nice ‘preview of coming attractions,’ but it is a bit of a sidetrack too. What we want is to bring heaven down to Earth. Right down into our physical being. So, let the eyes rove where they will, as long as you’re looking at the horizon or higher.
Where to Place Awareness. Place the Awareness at a point in your body between the nipples, but deep within the body, just in front of the spinal column. This is the point where we can feel unconditional love. Continue for 3 minutes.
Benefits. When you are accustomed to this deep inner heart meditation, you can begin to use it whenever you find yourself too drawn into the events of the day. It will balance and neutralize the karma that is playing out before your eyes. It will allow you to go beyond the causal body, and to become aware of your body of Light.