Singer talks about the heart as an energy centre – ‘Think about what it’s like to feel inspiration and enthusiasm pour from your heart. Think about what it is like to feel energy well up in your heart making you confident and strong. All of this happens because the heart is an energy centre.’1
‘Very few people understand the heart. In truth, your heart is one of the masterpieces of creation. It is a phenomenal instrument. It has the potential to create vibrations and harmonies that are far beyond the beauty of pianos, strings or flutes. You can hear an instrument, but you feel your heart. And if you think that you feel an instrument, it’s only because it touched your heart. Your heart is an instrument made of extremely subtle energy that few people come to appreciate.’
‘If at any given point in time the heart happens to open, we fall in love. If at any given point in time it happens to close, the love stops. If the heart happens to hurt, we get angry, and if we stop feeling it altogether, we get empty.’
'Closing is a habit and just like any other habit, it can be broken. Impressions left by our past experiences can cause us to open and close. Our innate tendency is to close as a means of protection. But closing your heart does not really protect you from anything; it just cuts you off from your source of energy. In the end it only serves to lock you inside. Decide not to close. Relax and open and tremendous energy will rush up inside of you - embrace life with all your heart and soul. Become a source of light for all those around you.'
Reflecting this week, 'When do I tend to close myself, to protect myself? How does this affect my energy, and enthusiasm for life?'
Wishing you a week ahead, staying open, to all life's possibilities, this week, and always.
1 This week's focus comes from Michael Singer's Untethered Soul; Chapter 6 - The Secrets of the Spiritual Heart.
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