I’m not speaking about your heart that pumps blood, but rather your center just over your physical heart. The space where love flows and radiates.
Some in the spiritual community call it the “higher heart center,” or sacred heart.
Have you smiled to your heart from the outside-in?
A genuine smile of gratitude and acknowledgment for the beauty of your own heart.
I am inviting you to read this post and literally touch your heart. Place a finger, a hand, or even both hands at the middle top of your chest just above your physical heart. It is right below the collarbone and if you are really in tune with energy you will feel it. Keep contact with your own heart and witness your experience.
I hope 'we' can connect through our hearts and these words.
It is a vivid memory of feeling deeply sad and trying to overcome it through exercise, diet, talk therapy, and various other modalities. At times I became more anxious, disappointed and hopeless realizing I was disconnected from my intuition.
Through lots of trial and error I finally understood that I needed to reconnect to my own heart. As the higher heart center is the portal to the Truth.
Now, connecting to my sacred heart on a consistent basis that became a mini quest. I stay focused even when it seemed like my commitment waivered.
Patience pays off. Patience comes from our heart.
"Doing" seemed like too much of a chore and therefore, counterproductive to relaxing and truly connecting with Source!
My way of connecting to my heart and Source just unfolded when I surrendered.
As you may know I like to dance without choreography. I dance in community as often as possible as it is fun and relaxing.
Dancing for me is one of the best ways to get out of my overactive thoughts. Dancing allows me to leave my head and naturally tap into my heart. Being in my heart allows me to be aware of my connection to Source.
While movement helps me relax when I am too caught up in thoughts and connect to Source, I wanted to find a way to connect to Source when I'm not dancing. I'm always connected to Source, but, I wanted a way to be more aware of it.
Now, as you know I refrain from advice giving and honestly believe that there is no one way, path, process, etc. to experience our connection with Source. Whether we are aware of it or not the connection comes through our heart center.
For me, there is simple way or process to connecting with my heart portal.
Happily I share my process with you in case it is helpful.
Last year was full of gifts for me. I hope 2015 was a year of gifts for you as well.
I unwrapped the gift of a new step in connecting to my higher heart. I began to notice that I was drawn to place my hands over my heart center.
I felt a literal magnetic pull to place my hands over my sacred heart. I witnessed how relaxed I felt. Being so relaxed led me to want to lie down and close my eyes. As I would lay on the ground comfortably, I began to notice myself smiling.
Feeling my sacred heart led me to be aware of how supported and loved I was. Being aware of the simple ways I was being supported led me to naturally smile more and more.
Perhaps, the various images of buddha smiling are the invitation for us to practice smiling not just in our meditation but every moment possible.
If you find it hard to smile think of someone you love and then as soon as you smile focus on the feelings not the person or memory.
I find that using someone or a memory to bring up the feelings of love can mislead me to attach love to them. It is best to avoid unnecessary attachment by just smiling.
Allowing our smile to bring us to the natural love in our heart may bring up images, people we love, memories to mind, but we can release the idea that without them there isn’t love.
Once you've noticed what smiling does for you stop smiling and notice what occurs. I notice I go into my thoughts and feeling less positive.
Play with what helps you not only relax but dive deeper into your sacred heart.
Most meditation practices recommend sitting. I say enjoy discovering what works for you. While a horizontal position makes it easier to fall asleep, it can also deepen our relaxation and connection. Sometimes a nice nap is just what we need.
I find the state of consciousness between relaxed awareness (wakefulness) and just when I might slip away (sleep) precious. It is the moment when my smile winks in support of me.
It is the precise moment to reprogram my subconscious. I auto suggest new habits, thought patterns, and any changes that would support my transformation and evolution.
This heart meditation is such a pleasant practice that it doesn’t feel like a chore.
I look forward to connecting to my heart and Source. It is what I do upon waking and before I jump out of bed. I also do it first thing before I go to sleep.
It is so simple that I have to remind myself not to compare my experience or practice with anyone else’s since it is always unique. The important thing is to connect to Source and allow Love to do its miracles.
Now that you are all grown up notice or track how often you are smiling.
I dare you to smile even when you don't feel like it! It is easy and guaranteed to make you a bit more attractive and approachable.
Will you generously smile to your own heart?
I’d love to hear your comments and experience with smiling moment by moment and day to day as well as in your spiritual practice or meditation.