By Katarzyna Szumal
Love has come to rule and transform; Stay awake, my heart, stay awake. — Rumi
In light of recent events, our brains may be overcrowded with doubt and fear. We may feel anxious or confused, and we may no longer trust ourselves and our bodies. We may feel disconnected from ourselves. We may even feel like we are starting to lose our humanity.
The longer I am on my spiritual journey, the more I discover that our minds are terrified of things that we cannot control—the unknown. Over time, I have discovered that there is something inside of me, something that contains a pearl of deeper wisdom—a knowing. It communicates with me constantly and gives me direction, courage, acceptance, appreciation, faith, generosity, compassion, as well as that deeper sense of knowing. And, it is my heart.
Our heart is our emotional center through which we come into contact with and relate to others and ourselves. Our heart is where we choose to whom and to what we should devote our attention, dedication and passion. Your heart always knows what your mind forgets. When I think of who I was when I was younger, my heart was always guiding me towards this community, or to become a Reiki practitioner or hypnotherapist. This joy from my heart has filled my life with a profound sense of meaning.
In these times, it is so easy to get lost in our thought patterns and become confused, perplexed and tense. I want to invite you to connect with your heart and feel what it’s telling you. You can do this easily at home by sitting comfortably on a chair or the floor while keeping your back straight and your hands crossed over your heart. Start breathing and just listen. For more about the heart and its role in our bodies, you can read Dr. Patti Ashley’s article, Reconciliation of the Heart.
Do not let the music of your heart stop playing, especially in these times. Listen closely! Go, and do new things that you never had time to do before!
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Until next time,