Heart Chakra: My Compass 15

When I say ‘I followed my heart to India’, I literally mean, I followed my heart to India. In this post I will talk about my personal experience with chakras, specifically the heart chakra. 

Think about someone you love dearly, can you feel a warm expansion in the center of your chest?  Now, remember a time when you have been completely heartbroken (divorce, death of a loved one etc.), you may have felt an emptiness or pain in the same place. Eastern philosophy would say your heart chakra was responsible.

Chakras (a Sanskrit word for wheel) are energy centers in the body associated with physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. According to spiritual texts, we have seven of these energy centers and energy imbalance or blockage within the chakras can cause us problems. Meditation and yoga are practices which keep not only our mind and body healthy, but also open and align your chakras. Each of the seven charkas are represented by a different coloured lotus flower.

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Photo credit: https://www.naturesforyou.com

I was introduced to chakras several years ago, after attending a yoga class at college. I loved the beautiful lotus flowers, colours and symbology associated with the theory. After that brief flirtation, chakras didn’t cross my mind again until I met my husband online. Our first conversation online made my heart beat faster and I felt so much love, but our hug on our first physical meeting, when my husband came to meet me in London, was something absolutely extraordinary. 

My heart was full of pure bliss and this exploded to fill my whole body, I could see pink light surround us and the world disappeared. I cried with happiness, it was like visiting heaven, never in my life had I felt such love, a love that went beyond time and the material world. It was completely overwhelming and like nothing I had experienced before.

After this hug, husband and I had to part ways, he board his flight to Mumbai. I cried and cried on my journey back home, I was inconsolable. I couldn’t get that hug out of my mind. I started to research my out of this world experience and found that others had experienced something similar. They usually described it as their heart chakra opening, most achieving this through yoga or meditation. 

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My Painting

The heart (anahata) chakra is located in the center of the chest and represented by a twelve petaled lotus with a shatkola in the middle.shatkola has two triangles, one representing Shiva (masculine energy of God) and the other Shakti (feminine energy of God), linked together with unconditional love forming a star. To connect with your heart chakra you should smell roses, practice yoga, show compassion and forgive those who have wronged you.

That physical feeling of love in my heart showed me that this man was the man for me and this was the right path for me. My heart compass guided me to my happiness, not logic or calculating risk.

I later learnt the heart chakra is associated with green (healing) and pink (love and compassion), I instantly remembered seeing pink light surrounding us when I hugged my husband goodbye in London. I know that many people will think this is baloney, but this is my experience. An unforgettable experience 


Have you ever felt love in your heart chakra? 

About Lauren Mokasdar

Lauren fell in love on the internet, took a one way flight from England, got married & started a new life & bicultural family in India. She writes about finding happiness & balance between two very different worlds, when her baby takes a nap.

15 thoughts on “Heart Chakra: My Compass

  • stockdalewolfe

    You are truly specially blessed, Lauren, and your husband and you must have been together many lifetimes. I half jokingly and half serious say that my husband and I were turtles together in previous lives. A Hindu monk friend of ours says we go back to being stones lying together. I have not experienced my heart chakra opening but I know it is a real experience. When I first received Reiki I experienced a cork popping out of my third eye chakra, actually saw that, and went on to become a Reiki master. I still practice though my direction now is on the Yogananda path. Speaking of which, have you ever read “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramahansa Yogananda? Probably you have, but if you haven’t, you simply must!! He is a Hindu avatar who brought Kriya yoga to the west but was born and raised in India.

    Hope you are well, Lauren, and things are going more smoothly. I know Alfonso helps. Hope your two men are now well 100%!

    Ellen xx

    • Lauren (English Wife, Indian Life) Post author

      Dear Ellen,
      What a lovely long life you and your husband must have had together, don’t turtles live to be more than 100 years old?? Fascinating to know you are a reiki master, I have had reiki several times now always feeling so much in my heart during it. I think that we all have a ruling chakra, I am so emotional about everything, mine must be my heart and yours may be your third eye :D.

      I haven’t read that book, I have been recommended it several times now. I will put it on my reading list, I have recently discovered how easy it is to buy from amazon in India so there is no stopping me now.

      Massive hug, I hope you guys are well! I am okay, my husband has been away for two weeks now and I have just found out he will probably be at least another week!!!! Should have only been ten days max. Grr.

      Anyway, take care!! Lots of love,

      Lauren xxx

  • Mani (A New Life Wandering)

    What an interesting thing. I don’t think I have experienced what you describe but I definitely knew my husband and I are soulmates from many past lifetimes.
    I’ve also heard about the chakras but haven’t studied them in depth and frankly, I don’t like yoga. :s I feel like I shouldn’t say that publicly haha!
    I prefer other means to find peace in my body and mind.

    • Lauren (English Wife, Indian Life) Post author

      Hey Mani,

      I don’t practice yoga much anymore (even though my MIL is a yoga teacher and we have a yoga hall attached to our house!). I prefer walking in nature and meditating. I was having such an awful time when my husband and I met, I think that going from such sadness to such happiness in such a short space of time made this happen (my theory). I love that you guys know you have been married over life times.

      You don’t have to do yoga to learn more about chakras, they are really interesting 😀
      I hope you guys are well!
      Take care <3 xxx

  • Douja

    Hi Lauren,
    I am the complete opposite. I even wonder whether i have a heart chakra at all. I haven’t felt something close to that for the last 8 years or so and i have a very sophisticated risk calculator in my mind. I often envy people who follow their hearts.

    • Lauren (English Wife, Indian Life) Post author

      Hey Douja,

      I think that you definitely do have a heart chakra, maybe you would enjoy a bouquet of roses as the scent of roses is supposed to help us connect more with our heart chakras.

      There has been several times I wish I had calculated risk, after ending up in disastrous situations. Everything happens for a reason though I guess!

      I hope you are well! Lots of love

      Lauren xxx

  • Kelly

    I had the same experience. Within a few questions he asked me in a bar, I felt like my heart had opened up and there was an air conditioning type breeze circulating. I became fluttery and I recongised it as extraordinary immediatly. I loved him instantly. I trusted him unconditionally instantly. I wanted to share my life, my home and everything about myself. And I wanted him to share his. In the next bar, i touched him and it was like electricity.

    What makes this more unusual is that I’m a domestic violence survivor. I’ve done a lot of work, but never did I think I was going to trust someone like this after years, let alone 1 meeting. I was completely closed. It was confusing as it went against everything I thought about how I was as a person. How we should fall in love. But I love him more than I’ve loved anyone. I can’t fight it. It’s like the universe is forces me to recongise him with a lot of sychroisities.

    From the moment my heart charka opened I can’t imagine kissing anyone else. It makes me feel sick to think about it.

    Within the first weeks, I had major energy shifting, I felt weird, confused, and scared. Everything I thought about relationships was reconfigured.

    The second strange thing is I don’t mediate, do yoga or anything besides going to church. I rarely pray & never read the bible. But I trust wholeheartedly in God.

    He needed space to clear his past karma. He doesn’t love himself, basically. It lasted 3 weeks and now I haven’t seen him in 3 months. I think about him every hour of every day, hes in my dreams, my mediations, my thoughts before I open my eyes.

    I’m independent. I have no co-dependancy issues, I’m completely happy with myself and I love myself unconditionally. If I never see him again, I’m thankful I met him. But my heart is screaming out for him. I’m working on balancing my charkas. When I do this, my head thinks its meant to be too.

    It seems like a twin flame connection. But I have a hard time believing in past lives. Amd I don’t think it’s healthy and living mindfully.

    I’m on here to find out about other people having this experience and to get some help to stop thinking about him. I just want to move on with my life! Have a shallow snog with someone and have fun! Finding your destiny feels like your living in a prison when you cant fulfil it instantly.

    • Lauren Mokasdar Post author

      Dear Kelly,

      Once you meet that someone it is impossible to get them out of your heart and mind. It’s been a long time since I have replied to comments, did you ever see him again? xx

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