9 Steps to Bring you to your Future Self: #5 Heal your Heart
With your heart light and free, your energy focuses on external issues. With a heavy, hurting heart, your energy turns inward to focus on your internal self. We support, encourage, and love others fully and deeply when we support, encourage, and love ourselves, fully and deeply. The feelings within our hearts give us guidance for our true selves at any given moment.
For example, from The Black Riders and Other Lines by Stephen Crane:"It is bitter—bitter," he answered; "But I like it "Because it is bitter, "And because it is my heart."
- Happy Feet, Prince's "Song of the Heart": One world united singing the song of the heart
- Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On": We'll stay forever this way, you are safe in my heart, and my heart will go on and on...
How does your heart feel today? Literally put your hand on your heart and feel your heart beating, listen to what your heart is telling you. Are there cares, or worries, or spots that you feel? Are there holes or bruises in your heart? Clean them and heal your heart by making peace with the past, forgiving others, and paying attention to the positive and the learning your heart shows you. Was there a relationship that ended sourly? Or did you have an argument that you never resolved? Did you suffer a terrible loss?
Your heart wants to beat brightly and to know that you still love and care for it, in spite of the pain and suffering. Your heart wants to know that your courage will strengthen it and your love will keep it beating. Heal your heart. If there are heart memories that you hold that are weighing you down, write them on a small piece of paper and burn them! Cast off the pain from your heart. Take care of your heart. Soothe it and be gentle with it. Share your heart's thoughts with others to keep it healthy.
Let's treat our hearts with as much care and understanding as we would treat a small child.
Let's put our hands on our hearts and pledge to our hearts that we take care of them, that we listen to them, and we act on their yearnings.
When you hear the phrase "tugging on your heartstrings," it means we feel totally connected within our hearts to the hearts of others, almost like we are all part of a giant symphony of players making beautiful music, and our heartstrings, like those of the violas, play our specific melody that only we play as part of that beautiful, intricate, harmonious whole. I've found my heartsong and I'm singing it.
Have you found your heartsong? Listen to your heart and really find that song and once you start to hear it, sing it loud and clear. Paulo Coelho, in his marvelous book The Alchemist, has his protagonist talking about his heart. "My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy confides to the alchemist one night as they look up at a moonless night. "Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself," the alchemist replies. "And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity."
I encourage you to take good care of your heart: heal it, hold it, and keep it in your highest regard: your heart will not let you down when you follow it.
Step 1: Intention Creates Reality
Step 2: Match your Exterior World to your Interior World
Step 3: Positive Feedback Works
Step 4: Change your Perceptions to Change your Outcomes
Step 5: Heal Your Heart
Step 6: Express Gratitude
Step 7: Connect with Others
Step 8: Lifelong Learning Every Day
Step 9: Raise Your Consciousness