At my workshops and training, I often have participants focus on opening their heart. There is wisdom in your heart, so tune in to your heart when you have an important decision to make. When you focus on your heart, answers seem to come from a more loving place.
“A pure heart open to the light, will be filled with the very essence of truth” –-Rumi
This contrasts with opinions from your mind or ego, that can often be critical. When you have flashes of insight from your heart, that’s your intuition. This can be helpful when you need guidance from your higher self.
Many spiritual teachers believe that the heart holds the seat of the soul. Scientists now seem to back this up. They have found neurotransmitters both in the brain and the heart, meaning that the brain and heart are always communicating.
Expanding Your Awareness
Approaching life with an open heart means that you open the door to a greater consciousness. When stressed, try shifting your attention to your heart. Take a breath, get quiet and ask, ”What does my heart say?” Eventually you will be able do this any time, any place, but at first it may help to try it in a quiet place. Sit with your eyes closed and draw your breath into your heart. Keep breathing in and out from your heart. You may feel tenderness or sadness in your heart, and welcome all feelings. You may also be a little tearful as you feel relief. Send that feeling your love and compassion.
Any emotions that arise can be witnessed and healed through the meditation process. This benefits both your physical and energetic heart. The more you practice, the more you will find your heart opening to all that is. Often during my guided meditations, I have participants focus on their heart and expand with light and love.
Be Careful with Your Words
Speaking nicely to yourself through your heart may be one of the more loving ways to be during this February month of love. I have many heart meditations available on the New Inner Peace Time app. Or download my free Gratitude Meditation below.
Wishing you Peace!
Vicki Atlas Israel is a Mindset and Meditation Coach, and the Amazon bestselling author of “Inner Power NOW.” The Foreword is written by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jack Canfield, co-creator of “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” High-achievers hire Vicki to improve their wellbeing to live their best life. Vicki is also passionate about bringing more inner peace to parents, children, and those who work with children.