Thank you for the incredible gift of heartfulness meditation. This is something my soul has needed for quite some time. The retreat unearthed something in me. Once I let my feet rest in the deep spaciousness of my heart, I felt connected to something more stable than what I have previously known. I found a temple in my heart, a place I now call home inside.
Mitzi July 2015
While I sat each day in heartfulness meditation, I found I was releasing layer after layer of my worries, my stressors, my pressures, my sadness, my anger, my frustrations, my exhaustion and all the noise in my life. As I offered each layer I offered each one of these emotions or thoughts. I was giving them away to make room for what was lying beneath all those layers: my heart.
I had lost touch with my heart. It was buried under so many layers that I lost sight of it and I couldn’t hear it calling out from so deep within. I was going through my days just reacting to all those bad emotions that were making me feel burned out, resentful, and sluggish. I did not have time to lead with my heart, to love myself first, and certainly not to spread love. I was drowning in so much noise; I could not find my own voice. I had become all my layers.
The feeling of peeling away those layers, like an onion, was exhilarating. I literally felt lighter as I gave away my worries and fears, and let in the stillness and silence. Once I had offered it all up, my heart could shine again. Then, I could meditate on growing my heart. Watching it expand, taking up space larger than words can describe. Glowing a beautiful golden light, radiating out of me. Through my practice of heartful meditation, I am becoming all heart. It’s a glorious feeling.
The size of my heart is limitless. There’s an entire universe of space available for my heart. The sea, the sky, and all the land in between – my soul can fill all of that if I let it, as I keep up my practice. And when I am heartful, not resentful, stressful, and sorrowful, I feel again like I belong. I feel like the universe, once again, is welcoming me into its arms. That feels safe. I had become someone that I was not. I had lost touch with my inner core, my heart. Now, I am at peace. I am silent. I am home.
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