Meeting Your Heart Chakra

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A Self Love Ritual

Start to center yourself by closing your eyes and taking three deep breaths. Really expand your lungs while breathing in so that you can feel the fresh air flowing through your entire body. Now allow your breath to return to normal. Visualize a door. Walk through the door into a room. This room should feel comforting and beautiful. It should be decorated completely to your taste and have all the things you love inside. Look around this room and see how gorgeous it is. Allow yourself to soak up the safety and comfort of this space. When you’re ready, look to the furthest corner in the room and you will see a woman (or a man if you are male). Observe her from afar. Notice what you  like about this woman. Maybe she appears to be very beautiful or you like what she’s wearing. Does she appear to have really nice hair or a warm smile? Observe her for several moments until you point out everything that you admire or like about her.

Now walk up to the woman. As you get closer, you begin to notice how familiar she looks. Keep going until you are standing right in front of her. Now that you can see her clearly, notice that the woman is you. She is your heart chakra and she has been waiting for you. Bring to mind all the positive things you noticed about her from a distance. Play those thoughts again as you stare at your own face and see the beauty you thought belonged to someone else. Take several moments to be in appreciation of yourself and what you have to offer. Say each of these positive things to your heart chakra so that she can hear how loved and appreciated she is. Do this for as long as you need, but I must warn you, this can become very emotional.

After you’ve said everything you need to say, thank her for accepting these compliments then give her a hug. Yes, you are hugging yourself. Feel you loving you. Feel you showing affection to you. Feel yourself providing comfort for your inner self that has been waiting to be seen by you for so long. Let her know how much you care and that you want to love her with all of your heart. Hug her like you’re afraid to let her go. Hug your heart chakra for as long as you need.

When you are done, tell your heart chakra that you know she is here and that you will not abandon her again. Likewise, you now know where she is and you can return to this room at anytime. You always have someone who loves you unconditionally and you are never alone. Turn around and walk through the room and back through the door.

Begin to bring your awareness back to your body by taking three deep breaths. As you breath, start to wiggle your fingers and toes and listening to any sounds nearby. Once your awareness is in your body, open your eyes. I recommend following this with a self love bath to pamper and nourish your physical body.