Do you want to be more joyful, have more energy, live with more passion? The key to a more vibrant and more vital life is an open heart. When our heart is open, love and Divine energy flows through us. When we are filled with this love-based energy, we feel like we can take on the world. We have more light, more power and greater energy to move forward in life. When we close our hearts, we hide in the darkness within and we are cut off from both receiving or imparting light & love. The key to remember is that opening allows Divine energy in & closing blocks it out.
How much love do you want to feel? How much passion do you want to have for the things you do? How full do you want your life to be? If you want to live a joyful, passionate life, filled with love, then keep your heart open. To maintain an open heart, we need to be aware when it closes. In most cases, we close our hearts to protect ourselves from the threat of perceived pain, much like how an armadillo curls up into a ball when threatened. The reaction is FEAR-based (False Evidence Appearing Real). Often the reaction to close is rooted in some pain from the past that we don’t want to re-live. Sometimes we close due to feelings of resentment or unforgiveness.
The keys to maintaining an open heart are Awareness, Truth & Forgiveness:
- Awareness: Be aware of the condition of your heart. Sense when it closes and when feelings of darkness creep in. Explore the condition and look for reasons why you became closed.
- Truth: Ask yourself, is the “story” I am embracing the truth? Can I be absolutely certain that I am holding on to the truth? If not, what IS the truth about this situation? Explore it and allow your Divine source to reveal what is true.
- Forgiveness: Radical forgiveness liberates a heart that is in bondage. Among those we forgive, forgiving ourselves is the most vital. Ask yourself and God, “is there anyone in my life that I need to forgive?” God will certainly reveal them to you and He will help free you from the bondage of unforgiveness.
When we live our life with an open heart, we live more in the present moment, connected to what is happening around us and more able to connect with others. With an open heart, we can feel the stirrings of Divinity within us, calling us to live out our unique purpose in life. With an open heart, disturbing influences can be flushed out by Truth and Love, allowing Light to impact our profound healing.
Open your heart and LIVE!