It is often said that the lower three chakras:
mooladhara (root chakra)
swadhisthana (sacral/second chakra)
manipura (navel chakra), are all about Oneself.
This is so silly. Of course they are about You.
Amazing attributes have been given to them, but just briefly, we can see the Established views below, on these chakras, and once again, I'd like to be clear that I do NOT agree with these explanations. I can only concur that the people spouting this information (including those from the Ashrams which claim to be experts), actually don't know what they are talking about.
Mooladhara: commonly said to be about security. It is "said" that a blocked mooladhara means that you have personal issues about your own security, and think 'base' thoughts, are selfish, greedy, blah blah....
Swadhisthana: sex. What else is there to say. Unbelievably, it is 'via' this chakra that people think it is okay to be promiscuous. Being 'Tantric.' Expressing oneself, being dynamic.... and these two I do agree with, they are true here. Not having sex with someone who wants it? ... blockage. Again, that's silly, and also manipulative to think this way.
Manipura: apparently, if you are successful at business, you may have an awakened Manipura chakra. This is not true. If you have a big belly, you could also have heaps of prana (the seat of prana is to do with the navel chakra), or you have a big blockage there. Really?
In reality, very briefly
- Mooladhara is about the dawning of great spirituality, plus an awareness of, and an understanding, that everything is not about oneself. Amazingly, knowledge starts to unfold from within (not all knowledge!!) when this chakra awakens. One truly does not know where it comes from.
- Swadhisthana is the chakra where we do have great dynamism, and are very expressive. The taste of Amrit (an exquisite, Divine taste) fulls one's throat, and you just don't get hungry! We start to be acutely aware of other people's deep essence.
- Manipura: there is no worldly ambition at this chakra. There is the Knowledge of Energy, and living in that knowledge. Plus, you just wish The Absolute Best for all beings. No selfishness.
The heart chakra and the heart
The heart chakra is called Anahata. Of course, there is a relationship with one's heart. Because both the heart chakra, and the heart, have Love as the primary attribute.
As mentioned above, it is commonly believed that the lower three chakras are All About Oneself, and it's also commonly believed that Anahata takes us into the spiritual realms. I hope that I have dispelled this inaccurate notion.
Anahata is not only about Love, it's also about the Soul. So is the heart, but in a different way.
Love as the Great Experience
From Anahata onward and upward, all Inner Experience has the vibration of Infinite and Embracing Love. I always say that if someone is telling you how highly evolved that they are, yet their behaviour, words, everything is not congruent with Love For All.... then they are not the person who is Highly Evolved.
I did a reading a while ago, for someone who did Love, Ascension, and Heart chakra workshops. Their anger and jealousy that they displayed during the reading, left me in no doubt that they really knew nothing about what they were proclaiming. This is not uncommon.
But, are the chakras, especially Anahata, the definitive Love experience? Of course not. That strong feeling that goes through your whole body and envelops you whilst the centre of your chest is so filled with love.... this is the Love Experience. As mere mortals, we may often experience this in special moments. But we all can experience it. Without having an Awakened Anahata chakra
Love in the Other Realms
Is there Love in The Life Between Lives? (chuckle) Of course!!! Love abounds there!! I recently gave a reading to a woman whose Mother had recently Passed Over. In these cases, those of us who are left behind to continue in this realm, we are still grieving and vulnerable. This woman's mother showed her how she (the mother) was with so many people whom she had loved before, from this life and previous lives. And that she was happy.
But the most amazing part of the reading, was something I had not seen before. I feel so privileged to have seen it. Mother showed a realm of Light and Love, emanating from her heart, like a Realm. Like a circular portal around her heart where one entered the realm. Inside that realm, around the physical heart (even though that realm is not at all physical, but you get the idea, I hope), were many people, looking out of the heart portal and smiling. They were all immersed in Love.
We never leave those whom we have loved
And this was precisely the message, in that moment. We carry that love for various people, through our incarnations, whether the incarnations are in this realm, or in the Lives between lives. Love does not die. We are connected through Love.