How To Heal Your Heart

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Original artwork I personally created out of my med school anatomy book
to depict the energy of the heart.
Click on the image to learn more about how I created it! 

 

 

 

 

“Your task is not to seek for love,

but merely to seek and find all the barriers

within yourself that you have built against it.”

– Rumi


 

 

 

 

 

Physically we have a heart to pump blood and deliver oxygen and nutrition to every part of our body.

It is absolutely critical to life.

 

The heart’s function is to work together to deliver the *energy* of blood to our entire organism.

 

But what is the one thing your heart needs in order to function effectively?

Flexibility.

 

Your heart’s strength is it’s flexibility.

If your heart is boxed in, walled up, protected… it’s not flexible at all.  It’s brittle.  It can’t work.  It will eventually self-strangulate.

It absolutely needs to have it’s walls broken down, removed, in order to maintain it’s strength.

 

The heart, caged behind barriers of barbed wire, fencing, brick, wood

 

This is exactly what happens with our heart physically.

Our blood vessels become coated with plaques… but these plaques, instead of strengthening our vessels, strangulate them.

The more coated, the thicker the walls, the more risk of heart attack.

 

The heart is pure muscle… power, strength, truth and love… and it uses it’s core strength, which is the strength of flexibility, to deliver it’s heartsong… life, joy, and freedom… to the entire body. 

 

This is the power of the heart, when it is full of love, lubricated by life, flexible, bending and free.

The music of life, that surrounds our hearts.
It’s not gone… it’s still playing…
it’s just muffled by the walls we build.

 

If your heart is hardened, if you are protecting yourself by building walls, if you are living life defensively, how can your heart spread joy and health freely to your entire body?

Your heart can not feed your body, can not energetically feed your body joy, if it is strangled by the walls you have built.

 

Lightness, joy, love… these are the emotional vibrations that keep your heart flexible and strong.

 

These are the antidotes to any hardening of your heart you might be feeling.

These are the ways to break down the immobile walls that we naturally build as we protect ourselves along the path of our life.

Protecting ourselves comes at a price.

 

Building walls brings a brittleness, a false strength that can suffocate that which you are trying to protect.

With your own flexibility gone, you lose your power.

 

Far more powerful is the heart that can open fully and contract fully… that can feel fully.

 

I see this time and time again with my patients… and in my own life.

The walls we build to protect us keep us from full health.

The first step to supporting your heart’s health energetically is to find what barriers you have built.

Allow them to soften. 

Your ability to yield to life and it’s inevitable pleasures and joy will make you stronger.

If your heart is feeling brittle, limited, stiff, hardened, or empty, nurture your own heart first.

Begin with flexibility.

Allow your thoughts to expand, give yourself the flexibility to allow multiple points of view, the vulnerability to be hurt, and the strength to bounce back even stronger.

Give yourself a little love.  A little softness.  A little forgiveness.  A little flexibility.

  • Flexibility is what makes your heart strong.
  • Flexibility is what feeds your entire body.
  • Flexibility is what makes *you* strong.

 

Next week, I will show you the the energetic strength of the heart… the heights it can lift us to.

The joy it allows us to feel.

Come back next Monday for a look at the spiritual power of our hearts. 

xoxo, Laura

 

2 Responses to “How To Heal Your Heart”

  1. Karen

    WOW…I can really relate to this because I’ve built those walls and kept them there for a long time. I am learning how to soften them – for my own health. Reading your words helps me with the process. Thank you so much, Laura.