Spiritual teachers have always pointed to the heart as the seat of consciousness, and recently Western science has found evidence to support this realization. Anyone who has taken the time to explore the heart knows this and, more important, has realized that an open heart is the source of our connection to a consciousness greater than the ego. 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.
The Heart – Doorway to Consciousness
Embracing life with an open heart is opening the door to superior consciousness, taking up a residency along beside it at the heart of our soul. To some degree, approaching life with an open heart is as simple as shifting your attention onto your heart. Fortunately, at this time there is a lot of support for this shift energetically as well as practically.
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.
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.
Practice makes perfect and you will find your heart chakra opening to all around you and the situations in your life and what they bring.
When we open our hearts
We 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.
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