I would like to talk about the heart, because it’s been on my mind. When the amazing poet Rumi wrote
“you have to keep breaking your heart until it opens,”Rumi
he was not talking about the physical organ. He was talking about an emotional experience that many of us are familiar with. Emotional heartbreak can cause great pain and suffering, but it can also lead to breakthrough. With each heartbreak, we learn how to give and receive love more fully.
Last week, I was told that my heart chakra was completely blocked. I wasn’t surprised to hear that considering all the loss, betrayal, isolation and abandonment I experienced this year. Some people refer to it as having an empty cup, or it can manifest in a series of walls we put up to protect ourselves. Whatever you call it, I firmly believe that more of us are familiar with the feeling than we care to admit. With the amplification of it thanks to COVID, I could not ignore it any longer.
A healer has helped me to unblock my heart chakra and has also given me some tips to add to my daily routine. I would like to share them with you.
Write yourself a love letter.
Spend some time writing to yourself. Tell yourself all the things you love about yourself. Write as if you are writing to the love of your life. Eventually, that is who you will become.
Try a metta meditation.
Close your eyes and visualize yourself sitting in front of you. Wish yourself the following:
May I feel safe.
May I be healthy.
May I be joyful.
May I know love.
Participate in a service or volunteer activity.
Being of service is an opportunity to give unconditionally. Choose an activity that allows you to interact with others who may be suffering in ways that you are not. Being of service is a way to generate compassion and experience how your own compassion for others affects your sense of well-being.
I am here in your service. If you need someone to talk to about your life and career challenges, get in touch with me. I’m happy to help in any way I can.