In your heart you will find…
COMPASSION AND KINDNESS FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS
and much much more….
Almost three years ago now, life threw me a curveball. I was gaining momentum in my business. I had worked for at least 6 months to build my coaching business by starting a Meetup group, giving FREE workshops, reaching out to different people.
On the second week of July, clients came pouring from everywhere.
I gained 8 clients in one week, which financially sustained me through the next 6 months. Lo and behold, I did not know that a week later, I was about to have my life turned upside down and inside out.
I was on the brink of breaking up with my husband of 23 years and get diagnosed with breast cancer.
The universe was watching over me. I had just gotten enrolled in Wendy DeRosa’s Intuitive Healer training program and never realized how important this program would be for me.
I was curious at first. I had been a client of Wendy’s energy healing sessions when I got diagnosed with Epstein Barr a few years prior to that. I had been told by Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz MD, a medical intuitive in addition to being a regular MD who reads “illness and its energetic root causes” based on the chakra system. My first chakra had been “uprooted”.
Logically, my history of being in foster care throughout my childhood made sense in relation to the “uprooted feeling” because first chakra relates to family, home, health and money.
What I didn’t know was that the impact on my energy system depleted my immune system and overall my health.
I didn’t know much about energy healing, yet I was curious when I reached out to Wendy for a series of 10 healing sessions.
When she announced that she was leading an online training program 3 years ago, I decided to sign up. I was curious about chakras, intuition, guidance and angels. One of the key cornerstones of Wendy’s program is based on learning to follow and be guided by our intuition. You can download a free recording from her at www.schoolofintuitivestudies.com.
A year prior to that, I had also entered a Psycho-therapeutic Mind Body Healing training program at Hartford Family Institute (HFI) where I was learning about energetic “blocks” in the mind-body systems that are caused by childhood trauma.
Those two programs carried me through one of the most challenging time of my life.
I remember one of my trainers at HFI telling me that I needed to open my heart and listen to it more than my brain when I was working as a therapist.
It was puzzling at first.
I didn’t know what it actually meant. Of course, like everyone else I had heard that many times, “listen to your heart,” as a practical approach in dealing with life and working with people, but I didn’t know what it truly meant. I had learned to rely on my brain and knowledge gained to make decisions my whole life and to shift from my brain to my heart was no small feat.
Why listen to your heart?
Because, it is said in all the ancient religious and spiritual texts, that the heart is the seat of the soul.
The messages that we get from our heart are very simple, yet powerful messages. They help us identify what we love and help us find our way in times of chaos by calming down the mind and finding peace when we feel loved.
They tell us when we are hurting and need comforting. They tell us when something doesn’t feel “right”.
Our heart can help us navigate through the most challenging times of our life.
The world “Courage” comes from the word “Coeur” in French which means heart.
Having courage means having a strong heart- inner strength and bravery.
So, in times of transitions, listening to your heart is bound to give you the strength and guidance you need to make your next move.
How do you listen to your heart?
There are many ways.
The main key component is that you must get quiet in order to hear the simple guidance that you will receive.
Put a hand on your heart- The simplest way is to close your eyes, put a hand on your heart, breathe deeply, ask a question and listen for the answer.
Other ways are..
Go for a walk in nature, breathe, let your mind ask for clarity on a topic.. and listen for the answer.
Meditate– check out Pema Chodron’s recording on www.audible.com
Check out Wendy’s book “Expanding Your Heart” that includes 4 recordings that you can download after you purchase the book.
One of them, how to tune your heart in times of chaos, was very helpful to me http://www.schoolofintuitivestudies.com/guided-meditation-healing-downloads/
Journal– there are a few good books on the value of what is called “automatic writing”. I combine this type of writing with my daily meditation. I often start with a prayer asking for guidance, then take my journal and begin writing until I get clarity.
Feel your heart– what makes you happy, joyful, tender are the activities, the people, and the environments that make your heart sign. Pay attention to your heart’s clues.
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How do you listen to your heart in times of transition or at any time?