I opened my heart and then everything else opened up for me- completely. It unfolded, as if effortlessly. All I needed, that before was unknown to me, appeared. All that was wanted, changed and transformed into something far more beautiful. I walked forward, continuously, with my brave and open heart.
Have you opened up to your heart? It is a treasure chest filled with gold that will take you to the most unimaginable places- within and all around you. All is required is surrendered trust and the readiness to breathe into its sacred vessel.
OPENING OUR HEART IS THE MOST REWARDING EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME
It takes intention, practices and requires only the elimination of fear. Eliminating fear is essential and serves us in many incredible ways. The following are some of the ways that our life opens up when fear is removed:
- We see life in new ways
- Things we were unaware of previously, begin to appear
- Love becomes a sacred perfume that we carry within and all around us
- New things, events and people appear
- Situations that no longer serve us disappear
- There’s a newness that becomes us and melts into us
When we trust life, we open up more to our heart.
Our heart is always guiding us through its heart neurons, that when connected with the powerful intention of the mind, become incredibly potent and strong.
Have you ever been so deeply in love and had the feeling of not being able to live without the love of that beloved? Well, that same feeling is what arises when you open up to your very own heart. You will never again want to live without it – never.
It’s like a magnet that attracts all you need and all you could ever hope for all within a heartbeat. Take a moment, right here. To be and breathe with your heart as you hear it go- beat, beat, beat.
Can you hear the inner music? It’s as if a hand is taking your’s for a journey. And so it begins.
PRACTICES FOR OPENING UP YOUR HEART
Meditation – Placing your attention on your heart, breathe there. Slowly, feel the breath going into the deepest center of your heart. Continue to place your intention with your breath there. Breathe into it as if you would gladly break your heart. Proceed in this way for as long as you feel comfortable. When you begin to feel discomfort try to continue a bit longer. You will eventually feel and possibly even hear an opening. This opening into the heart is where it all starts.
Breathwork – After opening up to this new space within your heart, begin practicing breathing in different ways into its sacred temple. Feel as if you are on the highest mountain top. There could be a visualization of being on Mount Meru or the highest peak of the Andes Mountains. Feel a sensation, as a strong gust of wind, entering your body through your heart. Breathe it in very deeply. Don’t hold it in. When it is ready to be released, let it go naturally as a gust of wind leaving you. Simultaneously, set the intention, visualize and feel all that has been heavy within you going out with the out-breath.
Practice love – Self love, love for others and love for all of life is a practice that can and will open up your life in new and mysterious ways. Staying in our heart with healthy parameters for how far out we extend ourselves on given days is important. There will be days where self love looks like being with yourself and saying no to things that do not feel in alignment with your day. It may also be opening up to self healing and saying yes to new and exciting invitations. Love for others can be deep caring and compassionate forgiveness. It may too include romantic love. Just as love for all of life may feel like a divine romance with the elements of our beautiful planet and cosmic space.
Enjoy and love it all as a dance of love to be embraced.
Opening to our hearts is why we are here. All around us, many opportunities appear. Once on the journey, be ready for grace to take your hand and for the mystery of life to guide you. Flow in the directions in which you feel called, while being open to the sacred u-turns and sudden detours that the heart, in alignment with the Universe, decide to bring you on. This journey is sacred, and the ride, one of a lifetime.
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