“If you could only keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events. It is your restlessness that causes chaos.”
It can be difficult to connect to our heart in the busy pace of life, very difficult. And while I had addressed many of the reasons for my body imbalance, the one I resisted addressing the longest was taking the time to slow down and connect with my heart.
My holistic OBYN, Dr. Wendy Warner (who was recently interviewed on Dr. Oz), gently recommended, and then no so gently, using Heart Math. Adding Heart Math to a meditation practice provides a measure of just how out of sync we may have become with our breathing, and with our heart.
Finally, I gave in, bought it, and skeptically tried it out.
Well, my eyes were opened. No, Heart Math is not magical, however it can help you to calm your mind, connect to your heart, and to reduce the chaos that is life.
After using the device for a few months I am now finding myself, unconsciously, changing my breathing patterns when I become very stressed–I’m not holding my breath anymore and trapping that stress in my body.
So today I share a link to more information on Heart Math (there is science to back it up), as well as a heart meditation, for anyone who may be struggling to manage stress in life. Stress, especially for those dealing with the onslaught of emotions that come with challenges conceiving, can be one of our biggest barriers to overcome.
Today may each of us find time, no matter how brief or small, to reconnect with our heart and to quiet all of the loud voices in this far too busy world. For it is in that space where we will find the clarity we are often searching for.
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The Magical Heart of Light Meditation
Written by Jafree Ozwald
“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back into our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on Earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.”
This heart meditation exercise is extremely simple, yet produces profound and powerful results. If done correctly, you’ll experience a profound state of deep peace and an expansive joyful sensation in your heart that penetrates every cell and fiber of your being in a matter of minute! Here’s how you do it. Gently hold your attention on the space where your heart resides in your chest. Visualize a warm golden glowing source of infinite light (like a miniature sun) has taken the place of your heart. Take a minute to feel this golden ball of light is forming inside your chest right now.
Soon, a warm fuzzy sensation will arise in your chest. Imagine the light from your little Sun expanding and growing stronger and brighter, creating a golden glow all around your body. Allow your Sun to glow in such a way that it naturally creates a golden aura all around your body. Your Sun may start off as small as a candle flame or as big as your fist. It doesn’t really matter how big or small your golden sun is, the key is how long you can hold the feeling of being in constant connection with it. The more often you randomly return your attention to this emanating infinite energy throughout your day, the more miraculous changes you will experience. Anytime your mind wanders away from visualizing this, gently bring it back and rest in the solar feeling inside for as long as you possibly can.Remember whatever you focus on tends to grow, so keep your attention continuously returning to your golden infinite light which is effortlessly radiating from your chest.
The golden sun has many purposes, one of which is to lighten the emotional load you’re carrying in life. It acts like a burning ball of fire that consumes all the negativity in your life. All the worries, anxieties and problems you have are simply pulled into this magnetic sun and dissolve. Even though you may think this is just a visualization and its all just in your mind, there is a vibrational healing shift that happens in your body after using this meditation. The world simply starts to feel like a more heart centered healing playground. The more often you do this meditation, the more heart centered your life becomes. This means that you won’t lose yourself so easily in the drama and anxiety that can sneak in and take over. The magical sun in your heart will melt through those walls of pain, resistance, fear and ingratitude that have been stopping you from truly loving your life. With much practice you’ll find everything in your life seems to work smoothly and easily.
The more you focus on and engage with this ball of light, you’ll find that your breath acts like a wind channel that “stokes the fire” on each inhalation and exhalation. Soon this imagined light will start to hold an energy on its own and feel very real in a short time. You don’t need to force your breath into your heart space in any way, as a relaxed normal breathing pattern is the most effective. You’ll see that this sun is a very gentle calming energy, the kind of energy that makes everyone relax in the room and feel deeply loved and accepted just the way they are. With practice it will bring about more peace, love and ease in your life than ever before.
I invite you to make this golden healing heart the foundation for your day, as it will form an energy field around your body that increases your manifesting abilities and naturally deepens the intimacy connection in your relationships. Think of this exercise as investing in your heart chakra’s future! If you feel blocked or inadequate at doing this exercise, just stop and set that thought/feeling aside. Go outside and look at the sunset or sunrise. Focus on the sun and imagine you’re breathing the light from the real sun into your heart. It might take a few minutes before you feel anything happen, yet please be patient and trust this experience will truly work miracles in your life.
“Our mental and emotional diets determine our overall energy levels, health, and well-being to a far greater extent than most people realize. Every thought and feeling, no matter how big or small, impacts our inner energy reserves.” ~ Doc Childre and Howard Martini
It’s good to know that every breath you take is an opportunity to stoke the fire of your light within. A vast healing source of love is awaiting you, so do this exercise first thing in the morning and then randomly throughout your day. You can do your heart-warming visualization while you’re eating, driving, showering, watching TV, reading emails, walking, talking on the phone or working. Each second you do it is an energetic investment that add up to minutes and soon become hours compounded. After a few hours of igniting your heart chakra, your life has to open up to a bliss-filled state where the mind and body begin to radiate a great light and love.
The moment you wake up tomorrow morning, before you open your eyes, bring your awareness to your heart. Don’t get out of bed until your sun is burning bright where you can actually feel it glowing and radiating light at least 4 inches all around your body. Keep feeling and visualizing until sensations of warmth, lightness, easiness, expansion or perhaps a subtle feeling of release comes through you. Make this a 3 minute priority first thing in the morning and the glowing healing energy will continue to rise again through your day on its own accord.
You are destined for amazing things in this life. Love is not meant to be a struggle. It is your natural state of being. Once you can truly surrender to this great guiding force of love inside you, you will go beyond the fear-based gripping ego. True surrender is an ongoing process of releasing fear, transcending doubts, and allowing total trust, intuition and love to always guide your way. If your experience of surrender is 99.99%, then ego is still in charge. It must be 100% in order for surrender to be real. Through deep surrender to your inner sun, it will soon have a life of it’s own and eventually your work, money, health and all your relationships will become so absorbed in deep sensations of peace and loving relaxation that nothing will feel unstoppable!