Cleansing Your Energy Centers
Awakening Your Heart Center
By Jon Terrell, M.A.

Below is a guided Inner Light-Fire Meditation focusing on purifying your Heart Center (one of your core centers or chakras) so your natural radiance can shine out to others and into the world.

The meditation method I am using is called Inner Light-Fire or Agni Yoga Meditation.

For an introduction to Energy Centers (Chakras) go to What Are Chakras?

To find out the importance of awakening your energy centers or chakras rather than trying to open them, go to Opening Chakras, Proceed With Caution.

Please note that working with Inner Light-Fire and your energy centers (chakras) is powerful, transformational work and should be carefully undertaken, preferably with the supervision of a qualified teacher.

A teacher trained in working with Inner Light can amplify the experience for you to help you ground it for future practice.   

Many people try to do too much too soon (such as work with several energy centers at once) and end up just creating mental constructs and intellectual stories rather than having a genuine experience. We can easily move out of the present moment experience of the senses and into thought and concepts, just the opposite of true meditation. Agni Yoga Meditation, when practiced step-by-step clears out conceptualizations so we can experience our Actual Design.

So now slow down, breathe and settle into your body and senses. Your own experience is the best guide as to whether this is useful or not. And the best time to experience is always now. Let's go:


Purifying Your Heart Center Meditaton

Allow 20-30 minutes for this meditation.

Find a comfortable place to sit where you won’t be disturbed or distracted. Let your body open and relax, with your feet on the floor below you. Breathe comfortably for a few moments to allow yourself to settle in and your brain to come to the present.

Be aware of your surroundings and the sensations in your body. If you start to space out during the meditation, just open your eyes and connect again to your body sensations and environment.

Take your time. Let your experience of the moment deepen.

We will now start by moving to one of the most important Energy Centers, often called the Upper Room. Bring your awareness to a point 6 inches directly above the center of the top of your head to the Upper Room.

Here you can connect with the peace, clarity and power of your Radiant Awareness.

Magnify “Presence”, the awareness of your Higher Self, here and now. As you focus here, ask Presence to bring into form a brilliant point of clear white Light. As you focus on it, the Light grows in power and size, slowly becoming a diamond-like clear-white Star 3 inches in diameter.

(Let your brain relax and open, rather than trying to create or visualize it. Just let the light shine…if you don’t see it optically, just sense it. The Star is not a creation of your brain, but of your Divine Presence.)

Now think of the Star opening, and experiece liquid-like inner light-fire pouring downward, into your body. Experience this pure stream of clear white Light move in through the top of your head, cleansing your whole body, and flow out the soles of your feet into the earth.

Experience this for a few minutes, cleansing your body and mind. Let your hands be open too, so the Light flows through, cleansing and releasing blockages.

Let the light-fire flow through all your body systems, your muscles, nerves, bones, vital organs, skin.

Gradually experience your vibratory rate lifting as you are cleansed. Open to your inner spaciousness and absorb light into all your tissues.

Now think of the downpour stopping and instantly it does so.

Move into your Star with your awareness. It can be your very own “Star Ship.” Move with awareness and your Star in a small arch, forward and down to the level of mid-chest. Bring the Star straight in to your Heart Center, in the center of your chest, in the center of your body.

Magnify Presence here to help center your Star in the correct position. Now think of your Star moving into its Inner-Fire mode. Intensify this Inner-Fire action to cleanse your Heart Center of whatever is ready to be cleared out.

It may get pretty hot! (The fire will only consume that which is harmful but sometimes we are identified with old perspectives and feelings that need to go so it can be briefly uncomfortable as we learn to let go.)

Blaze up your Star to burn away old emotional pain. Take a few minutes here. Unify as Beings of Light with people from your past who you may have experienced emotional pain or hurt or who you may have hurt.

Let the fires work throughout the center. Magnify Presence once again, and your union as Beings of Light with all involved.

(You may experience corresponding work happening throughout your body. The Beings of Light work with each personality involved as well as with cleansing relationship connections.)

When it feels like the work is done, think of the Inner-Fire subsiding, and gather in Light and healing into your Heart Center. Let the Star fill up the Center with Light, lifting its vibratory rate higher and higher. (It may feel like it is expanding.)

After you have experienced this, think of the Light of your Star and of the Center pouring outward. Experience as it flows into your body and out throughout your energy field. Let the Inner Light flow out into the world and all your relationships.

Take the time to let your whole being soak up the Light and experience what it is like to have purified your Heart Center.

Experience this power of Love throughout your creation. Open up and enjoy it.

At this point you can either let the Star stay here so it supports your heart and Heart Center, or you can bring the Star quickly back to its home in the Upper Room. (If you forget, it naturally goes back there on its own.) You might want to try out one option this time, and the other the next. I would appreciate hearing about your experience—email me using the form below. And of course, if you have questions, just let me know.

You may want to practice this Energy Centers technique a few times this week to see if it is helpful to you. As my teacher, Russell Paul Schofield, said, “The light doesn’t work for you but with you.” If you work with it, you will see immediate and long-lasting benefits.

Remember, let your experience be a guide. There are of course other energy centers that you can work with, but I recommend you go slow so you can get the full benefit by staying with this one meditation.

I want to emphasize again the value of working with a qualified teacher. Please contact me about next steps. 

Where Do You Go From Here?

Additional Agni Yoga meditations are available at the Actualism Meditation Website. Check out their Tools section. These techniques will give you many practical tools of Inner Light-Fire. 

And go to the Retreats Page for information about meditation and other retreats we offer. Once a year, in June or July I offer an Inner Light-Fire intensive retreat.

If you live near New York City or western Massachusetts, private energy healing meditation and bodywork sessions are available, including a focus on your energy centers. I also offer work worldwide via Skype. Contact me below for more information or to schedule a session.

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Jon Terrell, M.A., is available for Meditation instruction and work with energy centers in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts (serving the Pioneer Valley), New York City and via the phone or Skype.

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