What kind of day are you having today? Are things going your way and you are happy or is your day full of worries, problems and negative feelings?
I don't need to know the exact story of how you feel today but I know that if you are happy your heart chakra is open and if you are somewhat unhappy your heart chakra is blocked or closed. So the good news is that in order to be happy nothing much needs to change in your life - you simply need to open your heart chakra and then you will feel much better.
I realize that what I am saying may appear as a bold statement if you are struggling with real problems like poverty, bereavement or ill health. But what I am saying is not only my own opinion - it is the wisdom that we are told by every genuine spiritual teacher throughout the centuries. They all agree - no matter what their spiritual or religious background - that more love is the answer to all our questions and the solution to all our problems.
How can this love be achieved? There are many avenues but in this article we will be looking at becoming more loving through opening our heart chakra.
With an open heart chakra we will feel love and forgiveness where before we may have felt resentment, anger or even hatred. We will feel grateful for everything we have in our life, instead of being upset about the things we feel that we are missing. And we will feel a sense of happiness and courage where before we felt depression and fear. All these wonderful things can be achieved simply by opening our heart chakra.
Opening our heart chakra is simple in principle but needs gentle persistence. First, we need to focus into the middle of our chest and examine what we feel in this part of our body. Many people may answer that they feel 'nothing'. But there is no such thing as 'nothing' in the universe. We need to describe this nothingness, maybe as a grey light or a sense of empty space.
Once we have taken stock of our feelings in our heart chakra we need to gently smile into this area of our body and embrace our heart with all our love. We can do this by visualizing beautiful light in our chest and relaxing this part of our body as much as we can. We can also use other pictures like imagining that a block of ice is melting in our chest that leaves us with glittering water.
If we persist with these meditations it will only be a short matter of time until a beautiful feeling of love and happiness arises in our heart area. These feelings may be small at the beginning but with persistent focus and relaxation they will quickly grow. And once these feelings of happiness in our heart chakra grow our life will 'miraculously' change. We will finally be deeply happy even if nothing particular has changed in our life.
To learn more about opening your heart chakra on Tara's website at www.taraspringett.com or refer to Tara Springett's book The Five-Minute Miracle. Tara holds an M.A. in Education and has post-graduate qualifications in gestalt therapy, body awareness therapy and transpersonal therapy. She is a fully qualified and licensed psychotherapist and counselor. Tara has worked as a drugs counselor, counselor for adolescents and general psychotherapist since 1988. Tara has been a dedicated Buddhist practitioner since 1986. In 1997 she received encouragement from her Buddhist teachers to teach meditation. Tara is the author of several self-help books. She has been featured in numerous publications and has appeared on various radio and television shows in Europe and the United States. Her website is: www.taraspringett.com.