The Heart Knows
Recently I shared a simple reminder about LOVE...LOVE is about sharing not bearing.
All of this talk about love and relationships lately reminds me of something I wrote about a few years ago that I feel is worth sharing again. My intention is to inspire you to think about how powerful our heart is and to stay open.
The following is from, "The Secret Teachings of Plants" by Stephen Buhner about training ourselves to use our heart as an organ of perception (instead of the mind) in order to cultivate abundant health, relationships...well being.
On page 99 a quote describing the state of heart coherence by Rollin McCraty says: "It is the rhythm of the heart that sets the beat for the entire system. The heart's rhythmic beat influences brain processes that control the autonomic nervous system, cognitive function and emotions. Coherence is the harmonious cooperation, and order among the subsystems of a larger system that allows for the emergence of more complex functions. It is used to describe more ordered mental and emotional processes as well as more ordered and harmonious interactions among various physiological systems. It embraces many other terms used to describe specific functional modes, such as synchronization, entrainment, and resonance".
This line speaks to how I wish to live my life: deeply, with all of my internal systems connected and reflecting my outer world.
For me, heart coherence is a state of being where what I think, say, and do are the same. In shamanism we call this Ayni.
The result of living this way? Inner Peace. Freedom.
In another great book, "Untethered Soul" written by Michael Singer, he says never let the heart close, no matter what.
In my experience of life, often FEAR is what gets in the way of staying open, staying free, staying connected, coherent. When I remember, as Singer also states... That inner disturbances will not destroy me, that I CAN handle my feelings...that I CAN stay in this place of coherence even when it's hard -- is a testament to the strength of my heart. I realize now, after much resistance and then surrender....that not only can I function in the world when discomfort arises... I can ALSO choose to be happy at the same time.
What a well earned gift!
As I continue to practice ALLOWING my heart to open more fully to ALL of life, I see my heart as a rose petal blooming. As my heart opens more fully, my experience becomes more beautiful, more loving, more connected. FREE.
What can shake me? Not much... It's when my path, my practice and the fruit are all the same. All systems connected and working with one another. Coherence.
Easy, no? Worth it? Absolutely! I support you!
Wishing you all the beauty an open heart brings.