Published on 18 March 2014; revised
I’ve 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’ll 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’s a picture of the Buddha with a shield very like what I felt:
Image: Gilt Bronze Shakyamuni Buddha Statue, with a shield of energy behind the Buddha: https://www.npm.gov.tw/att/exbit/04000459/b_08009736.jpg ..
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.
(1) Link: Free eBook “The Great Awakening,” by Bill Ballard, https://www.shiftfrequency.com/great-awakening-bill-ballard/ ..
(2) Link: “The Desireless State,” by the Theosophists, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5TE ..
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Alice B. Clagett
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