Learning to open your heart takes skill, just like controlling your breathing or training your mind. The goal is to provide a channel for love to flow through you. An open heart gives you a different perspective in seeing all sides of an issue and communicating with others. It also benefits you by lifting your spirits, easing depression, calming anxiety, and providing relief from unhealthy attachments and addictions.
Most of us open and close our hearts as we go through our everyday activities. You can compare this with having a mind that’s sometimes focused and sometimes scattered or foggy. No one can be laser-focused every minute of the day.
Not every situation in your life can or should be addressed with an open heart. Your heart opens and closes depending on the situation. It’s important to recognize which situations support an open heart and which do not.
Let’s talk about when it’s appropriate to open your heart and when it’s not:
• When your mind is silent.
• To balance, take a break, fill up, or be nourished and nurtured.
• To add quality to life.
• When you have time to slow down.
• When in community with friends and family members in a loving and safe environment.
• When nothing else matters but being with someone.
• During times of gratitude.
• When you need wisdom.
• As part of a health and wellness program to reduce blood pressure and stress, rejuvenate, balance or heal.
• For emotional health and balance and in times of pleasure, compassion, joy, peace, laughter, sorrow and grieving.
• To quiet a chattering, worried mind.
• To support an attitude in which nothing really bothers you.
• When you need to have lots of ideas and creative solutions.
• To make room to feel connected.
• To promote understanding and listening.
• To get present and available.
• To stimulate greater perception, awareness, comfort, empathy and receptivity in yourself.
• To stimulate good feelings in yourself.
• Usually during 90 percent of your day, because your tasks require mental, left-brain function.
• During activities and goals that require discipline, commitment and practical functionality, such as competition and negotiation.
• When you’re taking action.
• When you have tasks to be accomplished.
• When you’re focused on goals and bottom lines.
• In handling practical, linear, predictable or planning issues, such as checking off items on your “To do” list.
• During activities that require you to be mentally alert.
• In strategic planning and development.
• During meetings of the minds.
• When sharing intellectual, scientific and business ideas and concepts.
• During logical and scientific processing.
• During daily functions and routines, such as showering, dressing, eating, driving, carpooling, commuting, shopping, paying bills.
Your heart opens automatically when the conditions are right. It’s not likely to happen when you’re preoccupied, distracted, worried, in a rush, in survival mode, buried under the “to do” list that will never end, or running from one emergency to another.
How do you know if your heart is open? Usually it shows up as a powerful emotional or spiritual experience. Once you get to know the feeling, you’ll recognize it when it happens - and be able to open your heart at will.
The power of the open heart can increase your happiness and joy, give you peace of mind and direct you into your greater purpose. To learn how your heart can work in partnership with your untapped power and inner wisdom get a copy of my book Meet Your Soul: Connecting with Your Quantum Power.
Our Magnificence is Yet to Come,
When you first start working with your soul, it’s like having a toolbox full of tools you don’t know how to use. Your soul has powers the human mind can’t fathom. You find yourself wondering whether you’ve really just communicated with your soul or whether your mind made up the whole thing.
Rest easy. There are ways to tell the difference.
I can see whether someone has just interacted with the soul by looking for an energetic signature. Every living thing has an energetic signature, much like a fingerprint, footprint or DNA. Most people don’t know how to “see” a soul signature, so you look for other clues.
At this stage of soul work, when you’ve connected with your soul, you suddenly know something but you’re not sure how or why you know. At the beginning, you don’t trust this information because you’re not sure how you got it. It feels right in your gut, but your head can’t make logical sense of it. The process will become clearer to you through experience.
A communication that was made up by your mind, on the other hand, spells things out clearly. Everything clicks into place and you feel like your mind is made up. You feel good about the experience and know just what to do. But remember that old adage: If it feels too good to be true, it probably is.
Watch for these clues:
Signs of communicating with the head
instead of with the soul
Here’s what you feel after a communication that was fabricated by your mind:
• “My soul told me exactly what to do.”
• “When I spoke to my soul, it told me what I was doing wrong.”
• “My soul said I was doing everything I could do and that it would take care of anything else that needs to be done.”
• “According to my soul, I know what I’m doing and it will support me.”
• “It all made perfect sense to me.”
Signs of communicating with your soul
Here’s what you feel when you’ve had a real communication with your soul:
• “Wow, this is really scary stuff!”
• “I am totally blown away. I don’t know what to say.”
• “This is way beyond me, but it feels terrific.”
• “I don’t know how this is possible.”
• “Can this really happen?”
• “Am I crazy?”
• “This isn’t real, is it?”
• “I have no idea what to do with this information.”
• “I don’t understand any of this, but it feels good.”
Because the soul can interact with you in ways the mind cannot comprehend, this allows other parts of you to interpret the experience first. It takes time and experience for the mind to be able to understand the contact and put the information in a context it understands. Until the mind catches up, the heart and body can help you interpret your reaction to the connection.
Scientists are finding that when the mind is directed to interact with energy, the brain is being stimulated in areas that are not commonly used. Participating with your soul using the soul powers requires the use and development of new parts of the brain, expanding the meager 10% that’s currently being stimulated and used. Moving out of a life lived through just your head can expand the power and capacity of your mind, opening you to the universe of your soul.
Once you’ve experienced a true and complete change that involves the body, mind and soul, you’ll never mistake it for a mental fabrication again. A body, mind and soul transformation is like nothing else you’ll ever experience.
Our Magnificence is Yet to Come,
P.S. I found this picture at http://www.siliconvalleywatcher.com/mt/archives/top_stories/
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