Empathy is a foundation for a community of care. When you can comprehend how others are feeling by putting yourself in their shoes, you become more open-hearted. Today’s energy asks you to overlook another’s flaws or shortcomings and see their vulnerability. No one is perfect and by extending compassion, rather than judgement, you create space for others to learn and grow. Thinking about the needs of the community in your community will give you insight into how you can best serve others.
Empathize through your heart chakra. When this chakra is open and aligned, you naturally pick up on the emotional states of yourself and others. Being able to identify feelings in other people makes you more aware of your own emotional state.
Find a comfortable seated position and close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths and then shift your awareness to your heart center. Feel it glowing with radiant green energy. Begin to think about people in your community. Who comes to mind? Have you been having thoughts judgemental of others? Practice releasing your thoughts and moving into the calmness of your heart. Shift from mental energy to your heart chakra a few times and notice the difference. Then remain in your heart chakra. Set the intention to serve your community with love. Take calming breaths and meditate in this sacred space for as long as you feel called. When you are nourished, return to normal consciousness and open your eyes.
“I extend compassion rather than judgement towards the people in my community.”