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The Heart Space

I have embarked on a magical journey.

The journey of connecting with Spirit in a place I like to call the Heart Space.  The most difficult thing about the journey appears to be entering the Heart Space, but once  located this space is the magical sweet spot of life.

What is the Heart Space?

For me, this Heart Space is that inner place of quiet surrender where love and creative inspiration emanate from. The place of quiet where the outside world is still and all that exists is me and my creator.

Allowing myself to even be willing to look for this Heart Space was a big step for me. For the longest time I was at battle with myself. I felt (or my ego did) that if I surrendered to this magical place that I would lose control of my life and that I would have to face into things that my Ego and head did not want to do.

Case in point, For the longest time I believed with the very core of my being that surrendering to spirit would mean I would have to give up the one relationship that was most important to me. I believed that because all of the religious structure I had contact with constantly told me that the relationship was wrong. The news media told me that the relationship was wrong. My neighbors and even some I viewed as friends all shared the common belief that the relationship was wrong.  The message was so overwhelming that at some point I decided to believe it was true.

In hindsight, I find it amusing that by being stuck in my ego I was judging what I held most dear as wrong. I was living from a place of betraying myself with every moment I spent within that relationship, just because I believed what I being told by the world.  I was so stuck in my pattern of control that allowing myself to think that Spirit was really working for me, not against me, was not possible.  Surrender was not possible.

Once I decided to take the leap and connect to my Heart Space anyway I learned that Spirit really wants everything I want for myself and more.  In my Heart Space I learned what my relationship could be, and I have learned in baby-step fashion how to move forward in creating the relationship I truly want.  My  relationship has changed completely, and for the better.  It looks different on the outside, and it feels different on the inside.

What Spirit has had me learn through this relationship has been very important in my learning of how to connect to my Heart Space.

Connecting to the Heart Space

 The heart space is easy to find. 

The Heart Space is that moment between the breath, that moment between inhale and exhale.  That is the connecting point to this magical place.  The beauty of that is we all breathe.  The simplicity of this is, whether we recognize it or not, every person who is breathing is already connected to their Heart Space. It is in the moment of the breath that we come to discover Spirit and Spirit’s divine plan for our lives.

 The Heart Space requires practice.

Just like when we are training for a sporting event, training ourselves to access, recognize, and take action from the Heart Space takes practice. Starting in an easy way is key.  Set aside 5 minutes in the morning and evening for Heart Space practice.  During the 5 minutes focus on the magical moment between the inhale and the exhale.  Allow whatever wants to happen at that moment to occur. There may be magical ideas, there may be burst of creativity, perhaps you will be given directions of things to do or act on, but mostly you will be given a state of peace.

Remember also that how or where  your practice occurs does not matter.  It does not have to look any particular way.  Some prefer a traditional meditation setting, others will do better to practice connecting to their Heart Space while they are walking or moving.  Whatever feels right to you is usually right for you.

To really enter the Heart Space we need to suspend our beliefs. 

Spirit really will guide us and direct  us to the place of our greatest good and  biggest learning.  When we are willing to look past what we believe to be true and lay aside our judgment, we open ourselves to our greatest learning.  This is all about surrender. All about letting go. All about letting go of something good to find something great!

For me, letting go of my special relationship as it existed has allowed me to go forward creating a new relationship with the same person. My beliefs about what it  looked like and what it could look like have been laid aside. The opening provided for by Spirit allows for The Heart Space to be entered and embraced. From the Heart Space the relationship can blossom and grow on its own with no expectation of what the end will look like.

Connecting to my Heart Space has allowed me to move the quality of my relationship to a different and better  place. As I stay connected I am finding that my whole life is shifting in subtle ways for the better. As I stay connected I am finding that the world really is a magical place once more, and as I surrender I find both peace and freedom.

Finding your Heart Space is finding the beginning of spiritual wellness. Don’t take my word for it though, find the magic for yourself.

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Feeling the Fear

What a day it has been…

Never in my life have I experienced so many ups and downs in one day.  The roller coaster of emotion is rolling like waves to the point of overwhelming.  it is amazing to me the diversity of the joy, laughter, pain, fear, and anger that has rolled through my day.  Just as perplexing is the amount of physical change in my body that occurs with each emotion.

At this moment I have a headache and my stomach is very queezy.  When I look past the physical symptoms, I am able to see that my world is changing very quickly in unexpected ways which is bringing fear into my world. Fear for me triggers that queezy feeling, and trying to control the fear brings on the headache as I clench my jaw and tighten all the muscles in my body.

My inner knowing tells me that I need to find physical ways to express my fear.

Looking to processes like walking meditation, gentle stretching, or vibrating my body with laughter will create that physical release of the fear.  The beauty of these types of release is that they act as a conduit to the free and natural flow of emotion, allowing the movement rather than the blockage of the energy in my body.

Free moving and flowing emotions are one of the best ways to proactively prevent disease from taking hold.

Another suggestion for acknowledging and releasing fear is the use of Ho’o pono pono, as describes by Joe Vitale in his book entitled Zerolimits.  This is a system that allows us to clear  emotions and memories, bring us back to spirit.  Saying the simple phrase of I love you. I am sorry. please forgive me.  Thank you.  is a powerful way to release in love and transmute what we are feeling in gratitude for it showing up in our awareness. I have even focused this ho’o pono pono practice to the area of my body that is speaking loudly and the results have been amazing.

How do you handle your emotions?  Do you bottle them up and attack yourself from the inside, or do you acknowledge them and let them flow?  Do your emotions flow in a gentle and healthy manner, or do they back up and then explode through violently?

Do you pay attention to the symptoms in your body letting you know about what you need to be addressing emotionally? I do!  Sometimes I like what my body is telling me. Other times I don’t. But my body will always give me the gentle (sometimes not so gentle) nudges that will allow me to recognize and move through what is before me. For that I am truly grateful, and humbled by the magnificence of who I am.

As a side note my headache and queezy stomach have now passed….Journaling is also a great way to process emotions, but that is another topic for another day. 🙂