Is Your Heart Center Open?
We want the holidays to be about giving and receiving love. We go into the celebration with anticipation, but often we are disappointed. Either we can’t feel the love that is there or the situation takes us back to a time when we didn’t feel loved.
My yoga instructor often says to lift heart center for certain yoga poses. That means to lift from the chest. We know that the physical heart is in the chest area, but this article is about that non-physical heart. When you focus deep within this non-physical heart, you touch into your soul; so the heart center is also a place that reaches the deepest part of us. This is the place where we can give and receive the essence of Love.
So why is it that many of us have closed our heart centers? I imagine there are many reasons. Mostly they come down to hurt. The hurt comes from being open and vulnerable. Then, someone lets you down or causes you inner pain. The human reaction is to close up as if that will keep the hurt out.
Closing up at the heart center cuts off your ability to receive love. Energetically you have closed off the back of your heart. You may still give love, but the receiver of that love will wonder if the gift is real. The giver of love may feel depleted and blame others for not loving her; but, what’s really happening is that she is giving without receiving. Only when love flows both ways does it feel authentic and freely given.
So if you have been hurt, how do you keep your heart open?
10. Give without expecting something back. If the other person is not grateful, you may feel sad. If you feel angry, you gave with expectations. That is conditional love—love that wants something back. Unconditional Love is given freely, no strings attached.
11. This season is about Unconditional Love. Only when you have examined your heart and the places in you that are stuck and then have done what it takes to bring back your natural flow can your heart open to offer that love that comes through you from a Higher Source.
It is my joy and my calling to be your guide through times when those stuck places keep you from the happiness that is yours. If you feel I am the one to help you, here is the link where you can set up a time for us to meet by phone or in person (near Vancouver, WA). http://www.TransformationalTools.com/color_therapy_session
Many Blessings of the Season,
Arlene Arnold*The art at the beginning of this article, created by Lahrinda Eileen, is available in frameable form or as a medallion that you can hang or wear. Click the picture to learn more.