Our heart contains the memory of every moment of triumph, defeat, happiness, sorrow, courage and angst we have experienced in our lifetime.
On a biochemical level, our hearts literally tries to protects us from experiencing a situation resembling old trauma or negative experience by shutting down and triggering the fly or fight impulses. Thanks to the so-called messenger molecules, our brain translates every emotion into a chemical equivalent that we feel in our whole body (liver, kidneys, intensities) but mostly in our heart.
For example, it is very common that people become closed off for new romance shortly after a break-up because the heart acts as a guardian and tries to keep us at bay from falling again for an emotion that may hurt us. In this case, it is very important to be very mindful of your past and mindfully and continuously attest to your heart that is safe for you to be loved, respected and heard. In order to practice this conscious attainment to your heart health you need to spend time to retrace the earliest memory you can remember of you being hurt or neglected as a child (or a young adult) and send healing thoughts to that experience. Now lovingly reassure your heart it is safe for you to let go of past pains.
That equation applies to every other situation and relationship. It might be a colleague/your boss/a family member/an estranged friend. Very often we attract people that resemble a behavior we are trying to escape from. Perhaps your boss is disrespecting you; or your colleague is talking down on your; or your family members are not supporting your lifestyle choices?
Whatever that might be it is always a reflection on you view the world and yourself. Whatever we project is mirrored in the external environment and the way people treat and perceive us. And it all begins in your heart. If your heart is tuned to a vibration of unconditional love and compassion you will begin to emanate this to everyone you meet and they will subconsciously start to mirror your vibration of self-respect, mindfulness and kindness. The most efficient way to be more attuned to your heart is through movement therapy and meditation.
I created a clip for you with instructions you may follow to start your meditation practice.
- Begin by visualizing your heart shining brightly surrounded by light.
- Place your hands few inches in front of it without relaxing them on your chest. The heart has a very high magnetic frequency and you might even feel your hands warming up. Imagine a golden thread connected between your heart, hands and temples.
- Align your thoughts to match the vibration of peace and surrender. Then stay in stillness and let go of any thoughts. Just feel your heart, and listen. Ask your heart what does it need and why does it want? What is it afraid of and is it ready to let go?
My favorite meditation music for this practice.
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