FOLLOWING YOUR HEART

The other morning, while having my coffee, I was thinking about something I read recently about the Heart. This got me thinking about the Heart on other levels, so I would like to take you on a deeper journey and higher perspective of the Heart and what it means to follow your Heart.

The Soul

Others may disagree with me, and that’s okay, but I believe this is where our soul lives…in the Heart. If my heart is telling me something, it is never wrong, and I have learned to listen to this. Our Soul lives in our Heart because our Heart is the central location and connection for all the other chakras. When I was first experiencing my spiritual awakening, I was in a meditation, and I asked myself two questions to bring myself back into the present moment, as there are times the mind (EGO) really loves to have its way with you. I go into further detail about this below. I asked “What time is it?” and “Where am I?” and to my surprise, the answers came rather quickly. The answer “Now” came to the first question, and the other wasn’t so much an answer but an awareness and feeling. The word “Here” came, but the location was in my heart. This was my Soul telling me it lived in my Heart. So, this leads to the next question, “What is it about listening to my Heart that leads me to feel my Soul and myself are acting true to both?” Well, when you are listening to your Heart, it is Soul-guided. When listening to your Head, it is EGO-guided. Which one would you listen to?

A Message: Taking Your Power Back

I’d like to share with you a message that came up from my guides back in November 2016, when the election happened, and the world was in emotional chaos. It still is, but I feel less of the collective currently … let’s just say that’s a good thing for me;-). Anyway, as I mentioned above, the Heart Chakra is the central chakra that connects all the other chakras in the physical body. My guides were telling me that if people followed their hearts and their heart-felt desires, that from a collective standpoint, reality would change for them. This was a huge message, as most of my clients were asking questions about the future, and this was the message … focus on YOUR desires, not the desires of others. When we have a mass consciousness focusing on their heart’s desires, it changes the world, and you take your power back instead of giving it to those who don’t really care about you. Let me expound on what “taking your power back” means. Taking your power back is not allowing the fear to settle in when you see something on Facebook or watch something on the news. Taking your power back is staying centered in the face of a life storm. Taking your power back is recognizing when you do not have control over situations and carrying on with your life despite that. Taking your power back is not allowing those to manipulate you or intimidate you. Taking your power back is living in your heart-centered space, growing as a person, and accepting change as it comes. Taking your power back is living by your expectations of yourself and not what others expect from you. Taking your power back means not letting someone or something have control or power over you through fear-based tactics. Taking your power back means not expending anymore energy on a person or situation through your thoughts.

The Chakra System

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the energy centers of our bodies, a picture is below. From bottom to top, they are the following:  Root Chakra (Red), Sacral Chakra (Orange), Solar Plexus Charka (Yellow), Heart Chakra (Green), Throat Chakra (Blue), Third Eye Chakra (Purple), and Crown Chakra (White).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I won’t go into detail about all the other chakras right now, since we are only talking about the Heart Chakra. Here’s a quick overview of the Heart Chakra.

The Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra is the chakra devoted to love and compassion. The Heart Chakra is also known as Anahata in the Hindu Yogi Chakra system. Anahata translates in English to “unstuck.” Chakras can be completely blocked (spinning slowly) or closed or completely open (spinning too fast). Ideally, you want your chakras to be balanced, not blocked and not completely open. These blocks and imbalances also cause physical manifestations such as anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, and heart problems, just to name a few.

If you have a blocked Heart Chakra, some of the signs can be:

  • Refusal or inability to forgive;
  • Lack of empathy and compassion;
  • Refusal of letting go;
  • Low self-worth or self-esteem;
  • Victim mentality or blaming others for your situation.

If you have a Heart Chakra that is completely open, some of the signs can be:

  • Inability to feel or emotions that you have repressed, whether you know it or not;
  • Holding a grudge;
  • Controlling or the need to be right…”my way or the highway.”
  • Competitive…such as in business with the mindset of “what can you do for me, instead of how may I serve you;”
  • Obsession with money.

If you feel like you have either of these in your Heart Chakra, I highly recommend seeing a Reiki practitioner for balancing. If you don’t want to do that, then I would recommend getting in touch with your Heart through a few minutes of daily meditation.

You may be thinking, “But what about the Mind?” Yes, our conscious mind is at play here with respect to how we perceived the situation; however, it is the Heart that is causing the feelings to come up in you. Our perception also plays a big role in how we feel and create emotions and our reality. Our perceptions are based on our belief systems, our experiences, our past life experiences, and our generational and societal conditioning. We as humans are very complex and multifaceted individuals.

The EGO

If you are too much in your head, you are being driven by the EGO or the uncontrolled thoughts of the conscious mind. I love Wayne Dyer’s acronym for what EGO stands for…Edging God Out, because that is essentially what is happening. Spending too much time in your head will cause you to start doubting the direction you want to take. That’s because your EGO thinks it’s going to die! When you start taking a more heart-centered approach to your life, you will experience many times that your beastly EGO will rear its ugly head until you quiet the beast within. When the EGO is quieted, this is when your head and heart are in alignment with each other, and you start to live from a space of authenticity, becoming your greatest version of yourself.

Gratitude

I talk a lot about gratitude in my sessions with clients. When feeling gratitude, it is generated in the Heart. The Heart is the emotion center. When someone has hurt us, we say, “Our heart is broken.” Think about a time when you have felt completely grateful for something, where did you feel the emotion? … It felt like your Heart was going to explode with happiness, didn’t it?

Law of Attraction

In the metaphysical arena, our thoughts create our reality. With the Law of Attraction, we are guided to focus on our desires; however, to bring these desires to us, we have to match the vibration of it through emotion or feeling … “What would it feel like? What would the emotions be if I had that thing or that career, that relationship, etc.?” These emotions and feelings are generated through Your Heart.

I believe having this understanding of where your emotion is generated can really be eye opening, as we can then begin to try and understand why we are feeling a particular way. Upon our understanding, we forge a new path of self-discovery, moving forward in our lives, and it can also be the beginning of our healing and learning how to follow our hearts.

Have a wonderful week!

Blessings and Namaste