General

Operating with an open heart.

Approaching life with an open heart means that we have
opened the door to a greater consciousness.

Spiritual teachers have always pointed to the heart as the
seat of consciousness, and recently Western science has found evidence to
support this realization. It turns out that the heart has its own central
nervous system and is not simply under the rule of the brain as formerly
believed. Anyone who has taken the time to explore the heart knows this and,
more important, has realized that the heart is the source of our connection to
a consciousness greater than the ego. Approaching life with an open heart means
that we have opened the door to this greater consciousness, taking up residence
alongside it in the seat of our soul. Fortunately, at this time there is a lot
of support for this shift energetically as well as practically. To some degree,
approaching life with an open heart is as simple as shifting your attention
onto your heart.

Eventually you will be able do this any time, any place, but
at first it may help to try it in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed.
Simply sit with your eyes closed and draw your breath into your heart. As your
breath expands your chest cavity, your heart expands and opens. You may feel
tenderness or sadness in your heart, and you may also feel relief. Any emotions
that arise can be effectively witnessed and healed through the meditation
process, which benefits both your physical heart and your energetic heart. The
more you practice, the more you will find your heart opening to your own
presence and to all the situations your life brings. Remember, as I always
say… use whatever type of meditation that you choose… mine is being outside
next to water….

When we open our hearts, they may feel tender and
vulnerable, which simply means that they need our loving attention as we
cleanse and heal them of past hurts and blockages. This process asks us to
practice some of the heart’s greatest lessons—patience, compassion, and
unconditional love. On the other hand, we may take up residence as effortlessly
as a bird returns to its nest. Either way, approaching life with an open heart
simply means returning to our true home.

So with an open heart… I close this…. an go in search of
a cup of joe.