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Abuse is prevalent in our society and many of our hearts are broken, dis-eased (breast, lung, thymus disorders plus asthma and immune system deficiency) because we are in pain by a person who claims to love us. We choose especially, as women to give our POWER and OUR RIGHTS away in the name of love?
We have a chakra system within. Which are the blueprint for our soul! Our heart is the fourth chakra and 'Our right to love and be loved.' As well as being the bridge between the lower and upper chakras.
When our chakras are balanced, it is our right to experience the following:
- Chakra One - 'Our right to be here'
- Chakra Two - 'Our right to feel'
- Chakra Three - 'Our right to act'
- Above the heart Chakra Five - 'Our right to be heard'
- Chakra Six 'Our right to see'
- Chakra Seven 'Our right to know.'
"To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance." - Oscar Wilde
- Chakra 1 / Our foundation (base of spine), we feel safe, secure and comfortable in our physical body.
- Chakra 2 / Our sensation (sacral), we feel sensual, passionate, emotional and fluid.
- Chakra 3 / Our identity/power (solar plexus), we are action-oriented, self-assured and courageous.
- Chakra 4 / Our relationships (heart) are compassionate, loving and harmonious
- Chakra 5 / Our resonance (throat), is expressive, creative and we are communicative
- Chakra 6 / Our insight (third eye/brow), is intuitive, imaginative and perceptive
- Chakra 7 / Our understanding (crown), is wise, transcendent, visionary, open-minded, intelligent and thoughtful.
Let us journey into the wounded/closed unbalanced heart chakra. It is the beautiful color of emerald-green. There are many different kinds of hearts in our society; some become damaged by fear, guilt, shame, grief, lies, anger, and hate.
Some are chipped at daily by the act of mental abuse, betrayal and physical abuse from a loved one. To heal the heart, we first must examine our belief around self-love and self-acceptance. Forgiveness begins with ourselves and where appropriate towards others.
"All abuses traumatize the heart chakra as they betray love." - Anodea Judith
Our hearts suffer even from movies, the radio, and newspapers when we hear of killings and violence toward our fellow humanity. The abuse towards our planet bruises our hearts, as well as tornadoes, hurricanes, and forest fires. Our hearts are sensitive to what we are connected to daily whether it be by sight, sound, touch, emotional or spiritual. Sometimes in conversation one can become triggered by another. A flashback to a time when words by a loved one hurt.
If any chakra is out of balance, it is due to the act of neglect, abuse, grief and not feeling loved which affects our heart. We as a society, as parents, siblings, friends, lovers are strong. We are powerful! Our power stems from our thoughts, words, and actions. We are unaware of the damage that is done by the apparent abuse of our words towards someone we claim to love which if unkind, is a form of abuse.
Parents are influential. They can heal or harm a child that grows into an adult. Words are like swords in our heart! Painful memories in our soul! Sometimes this hurt and pain travel lifetimes with many of us. A wounded, closed heart stems from becoming detached, and refusing to change or grow towards a joyful destination in life as a human.
"Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break." - William Shakespeare
Everyone is aware of that feeling while lying in bed when we feel an inner ache in our chest. Deep in our heart area because a loved one of ours is experiencing abuse of some kind, has a dis-ease, or has transitioned over.
There is no reason for such pain in our lives, which can be healed by beginning to choose love. Peace can arrive, even if someone is no longer here through prayer and meditation. A loss is a deep pain that fills our heart with sorrow but when we choose to love we will be healed.
I believe those with deep wounds that have closed their hearts carry fear, profound grief, and criticism because they feel unaccepted and are afraid of involvement and commitment. They need to achieve some power over others to feel deserving, right and that they are in control.
They may long for tenderness but due to their prior abuse from a loved one have difficulty admitting it. They are looking for approval because they believe that approval means love. What type of disapproval did they experience is the question?
"Thus children ... are confronted by a tormentor they love, not one they hate and this tragic complication will have a devastating influence on their entire subsequent life. " - Alice Miller
Another form of abuse is abandonment that does damage to the heart. Not feeling worthy of love, no rules, and no boundaries set the child forward on a path of not believing they are essential. Something happened to these adults in the past that has been buried deep within that they refuse to release.
They cling to a form of escape with a wounded, closed heart when it comes to love by not letting in any emotions or feelings to surface. It is their grief, anger, hate, and fear that they feed and nourish daily.We will never know why but they have never felt loved or worthy of love.
They live a life of pain and keep a barrier up to protect themselves. Within their essence is this belief that they are alone, separated and need to defend who they are from others through abuse. It comes down to them choosing a defensive, negative pattern.
When all our chakras are balanced, and we have a healthy heart, there is no dis-ease in the body. There is no addiction, no fear, no guilt, no shame, no grief, no lies, attachment or illusion. As these are the demons of all the chakras starting with Chakra One.
Please ask yourself at this time what demon are you feeding?
What is it within you that you are nourishing daily as that demon that you cling to because of something that happened to you yesterday by a loved one. What right have you discarded because of another's abuse toward you?
There are lessons in life, and sometimes we are not aware of the teaching until it is too late. Hurting another's heart willingly, and consciously hurts our heart as well. Kindness, love, and support are the tools we as humans need to strive for in our relationships. If we can open our hearts to know we are worthy of love today because we are born of love our lives will manifest greatness.
After years of having our heart chipped away by abusive words, damage to our psyche and exhaustion to our mind, we hold on tightly to our innocence of self. A discovery of self-opens the door for our freedom to arrive. Sooner or later a wounded, closed heart affects all those around them. No one has the right to take away even one of the seven rights that we are born with as a spiritual being having a human experience. Know you are worthy of love today.
PRAY! MEDITATE! JOURNAL!BE KIND = BE WELL = CHOOSE LOVE!