It is no coincidence that just as there are seven wonders of the world, there are seven chakras in the body, each one as vital as the one before and after.
These chakras are said to contain the life force and energy for our nerves, major organs, well-being, and spiritual transformation.
To function optimally, they must remain balanced, open, and free.
But what happens when the heart chakra, the body's bridge between mind and spirit, becomes blocked or weakened? More importantly, how do you know when it will reopen?
In this post, I demystify what the heart chakra really is, the top 15 heart chakra opening symptoms to look out for, and the many benefits of opening this central energy center in your body.
WHAT REALLY IS THE HEART CHAKRA?
The heart chakra, also known as the anahata, is the fourth main energy center in the body.
It sits just above our physical heart and is said to look like a "disc" or "wheel", although no one really knows what the chakras look like.
Well, in Sanskrit, 'Anahata' means 'unharmed, intact and undefeated', proof of how an open heart chakra is supposed to work.
The heart chakra is believed to work to unify the upper 3 chakras (throat, third eye, and crown), as well as the lower 3 chakras (navel, sacral, and root), like a powerhouse.
The heart chakra is responsible for regulating our:
- unconditional love
15 KEY SYMPTOMS TO OPEN YOUR HEART CHAKRA
1. EXPERIENCE DEEPER EMOTIONS THAN BEFORE
But at the same time you can let them flow through your body without getting clogged or clogged. This is the key to the true awakening of the heart chakra.
If you've experienced emotional numbness as a result of past trauma or pain, you're probably now in an unusual and uncomfortable position of intense emotion—everything feels intensified and sometimes overwhelming.
This is completely normal and indicates not only a deep form of healing and transformation, but also the opening of the heart chakra.
Alternatively, if you were already a deep sentimentalist, you will notice a sudden lightness in your emotions. Joy, gratitude, fun and optimism stay with you longer.
Even if strong emotions stayed with you for hours, days, or even weeks, now you can easily let them wash over you; they reveal in fact that they are temporary.
2. ABILITY TO EXPERIENCE JOY IN LITTLE THINGS
When your heart chakra opens, you will find that you pay attention to the little things in life and are endlessly grateful for them.
You will take advantage of that insatiable childish curiosity that has always been there and you will look at the world with a wink.
one's visionladybug, Amariposa, the feeling of the sun's rays on your skin - these seemingly simple things will bring you a lot of joy and happiness in life.
3. LIGHTNESS IN THE CHEST
Haylook forto indicate that emotions are absorbed by the body in just 6 seconds.
That means a single thought can trigger a rapid chain of neurophysiological events in your body, from a racing heart to sweaty palms to excessive blinking—which is why emotions are often labeled "heavy" or "light."
As your heart chakra opens, you will begin to notice a lightness in your chest, literally where your physical heart resides. It's like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders and you can breathe again.
4. COMPASSION AND FORGIVENESS
Another symptom of the opening of the heart chakra is an increased ability to give compassion and forgiveness.
This is where it gets interesting, not only for other people, but also for you.
Self-pity and self-forgiveness become more common in your everyday life: you stop being so harsh and self-critical.
5. THE NEED TO START AN INITIATIVE FROM THE HEART
You feel called to start a business idea, a project that you are passionate about, start a new career or live a life that is more meaningful to you. When your heart center is awakened, you begin to explore what makes you truly happy, not what makes others happy.
6. EFFORTLESS MANIFESTATIONS
Joy and gratitude take center stage to give life to the greatest manifestations.
You've probably seen a post on Instagram or Pinterest that says, "Make things happen," but violates a fundamental universal law: the law of attraction, which says it's not just about achieving it, it's also about feeling it.
As your energy expands, your heart chakra will magnetize your greatest visions to you at an incredible rate. As you lean into this feeling of pure joy, allow your desire to effortlessly take shape.
7. THE NEED TO EXPLORE YOURSELF
'The bestinvestigatorThere are never days on this earth as long as those of the man who descends to the depths of his heart.
One of the main symptoms of opening the heart chakra is a deep desire to explore yourself. This can be triggered by aspiritual awakening, a dark night of the soul or a classic tower moment - the point at which life as you know it collapses to make way for the new.
They are spiritual enhancements and gateways to life in abundance. If you have lived a life that is not authentic to your higher self, you will suddenly feel a deep need to redefine yourself on a spiritual, mental, and emotional level.
This journey can include creating your own soul mission, traveling, becoming a world explorer, saying yes to anything that inspires you, and much, much more.
8. DEEP INTERCONNECTIVITY
An open heart chakra allows the universal law of divine unity, the idea that everything is connected, to effortlessly come into play.
You'll develop a deep appreciation for real connections and want to spend more time in nature.
You will be inspired by the contrast and diversity that other people bring to your life, and instead of looking for similarities, you will honor them for their differences.
Your life will feel so much more authentic and true, and this will only increase as you open your heart center even more.
9. MORE CONFIDENCE
Trust is not easy to cultivate, especially when it has been broken before. But life is fuller and more meaningful when you learn to trust.
As your energy centers become more balanced, you will begin to have more faith and trust not only in other people, but also in your own ability to make things work despite setbacks and struggles.
Here's where it gets interesting: With an open heart chakra, you're less likely to be drawn to situations and people where your trust might be broken in the first place. Classical law of correspondence: one of the 12 universal laws.
10. YOU ARE ATTRACTED TO ANIMALS AND CHILDREN
Have you noticed how animals and children are attracted to some people and not others? The creatures of innocence can feel an unconditional bond of acceptance.
They know a loving, caring, and selfless person when they see one. People who are sympathetic to animals and children feel a deep connection to them, just a small but undeniable symptom of an open heart chakra.
11. SELF LOVE
Self love is a state in which you value yourself regardless of your external circumstances. It is the idea that we emphasize actions that prioritize our well-being and happiness.
By awakening your anahata chakra, you become more aware, act on needs rather than desires, practice good self-care, and make room for healthier habits.
You will also see your self-esteem, you will know what to bring to the table and when to leave.
12. CONSCIOUSLY HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
As your heart chakra opens, you will see great improvements in all of your interpersonal relationships. You will easily attract caring and loving people into your circle, especially the romantic type.
As if by magic, you'll likely see toxic relationships dissolve in your own tower moment. You will begin to prioritize quality over quantity.
Every relationship is based on the core values of unconditional love, trust and mutual respect.
13. NON-JUDGE AND EASE OF THINKING
Clarity of thought becomes the new normal as the thick fog that limits your thoughts lifts.
New ideas, opportunities, thoughts, and possibilities flow effortlessly to you as you become more open to receive. An open heart chakra is always in a state of receiving all there is.
14. WHAT WILL BE WILL BE
'What will be will be?'. You start to apply the law of detachment to your life and you become less attached to things, people or situations.
You develop a deeper universal understanding that everything in life is transitory, and that includes the good times and the hardships.
Maybe you have learned to deal with the good days and see the lesson in the bad days. Or maybe you completely eliminated the idea of good days and bad days and have since decided to enjoy each day as it comes and goes with the flow of this beautiful universe.
As Deepak Chopra says, "Happiness always has a reason, and happiness is happiness for no reason."
15. INCREASES SYNCHRONITIES
As you align more with your inner divine self and become more aware of how the universe really works, you will see a flood of messages in the form of angel numbers, synchronicities, animal symbolism, and dreams.
A great deal of wisdom is presented to you at all times, and if you pay attention, you will quickly realize that the next steps are always presented to you, whether it be a hunch, general knowledge, or a great sign.
Have I ever told you about the time I asked the universe for a sign and moments later literally saw the word "Sign" written in giant neon letters? The universe also likes to have fun.
PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS OF THE OPENING OF THE HEART CHAKRA
Did you know that there are also many physical symptoms of heart chakra awakening?
- Intense crying (cleaning buried emotions)
- Hot flushes
- Heaviness (or lightness) in the chest
THE 4 STAGES OF THE AWAKENING OF THE HEART CHAKRA
1. NULL EARTH
This is the stage where emotions feel extremely strong, overwhelming, and unwanted. You see emotions and feelings as bigger and separate from you, and therefore you repress and bury them.
There is a lot of crying and mourning here.
Ground Zero is likely triggered by an intense Tower moment, accumulation of past trauma, or a desire to live a much better and richer life. You know you are destined for more!
2. AWAKENING STAGE
The opening of the heart chakra can occur at any time, and as the world shifts to another level of consciousness, more and more heart centers are approaching this wondrous stage.
With much conscious effort and practice, the heart center suddenly explodes and you find yourself approaching life with ease, bliss and joy, regardless of external circumstances.
Much like a spiritual awakening, there will be times on this journey when you fall back into your old state of consciousness. This is completely normal and to be expected. No healing journey is linear. This journey is up and down.
4. COMPLETE CHANGE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
The phase in which the heart chakra opens completely. A light at the end of the tunnel. Although she can't avoid obstacles, setbacks, and challenges, she now faces them with a different perspective.
CONCLUSION - WHY OPEN THE HEART CHAKRA?
Awakening the heart center has many benefits! An open heart chakra means that you are in touch with divine source energy, the kind of energy that works wonders and creates worlds. Who doesn't want more of this in their life?
Opening the heart chakra leads to greater joy and purpose in life, not to mention effortless manifestations.
I wish you much love, light and happiness,