If you’re reading this, you may be searching for a way to listen to yourself, and your heart. Trusting your heart seems like a simple proclamation, but in our world of separation, it may be one of the hardest things you’ll ever do.
The first question that must be asked is, why trust your heart? What is the point of it? In my upbringing, I was raised to trust my mind. I had no awareness of my heart or inner self until breakdowns forced me to get to know myself from the inside. I learned that trusting your heart is truly the way to a happy life. Your heart holds your inner wisdom and is your connection to God or Source. Your heart is where love arises. Your heart is the purest essence of you.
How can one trust their heart? We are born in touch with ourselves, and yet somehow, we lose that connection as we age. Of course, not all of us do, but some of us do – I definitely did. Here are some steps that helped me.
- In the height of my pain, I felt my heart calling out to me. This happened when I had nowhere else to go and had hit rock bottom in my life. My heart was there, underneath it all, singing its song and reaching out to me.
- I felt like there was something on top of my heart. I began working to feel what was underneath my heart and felt guided to heal myself. This is when I began taking better care of myself and my body and learning about things like Reiki, energy healing, and a personal God that cared about me – things I had earlier scoffed at, but in my quest to heal, felt very called towards.
- I practiced, and still practice, sitting in stillness to connect to my heart. In every direction there are interesting distractions. It is a practice to turn away from them and go within.
- I make choices to listen to my heart when I’m able to. At every decision, we can take the path of the mind, or the quicker, but harder for our ego, path of the heart. The path of the heart may scare your mind, but it leads to joy.
- Upon waking, I connect with my heart each morning, and in doing so I connect to God or Source. The time when you first wake up in the morning is a very peaceful time and one when it’s easier to feel your heart connection. Sit in stillness for a few moments or more and feel your inner light awaken.
Those are some ways in which I remain connected to my heart. Of course, it’s often still a challenge for me, and I have to really pay attention to whether or not I’m connecting to my heart. Sometimes, life gets busy and loud and I too easily forget about the most important thing of all. Thankfully, our hearts are always there for us, and we can connect at any time.
Wishing you a day filled with love and connection!