“I know in this moment, we are connected,
we are one.
In our hearts, we are non-physical.
I see through the illusion,
I see through the separation.
I am in the now.
I am in love.
I am in freedom.
– Story Waters
If you missed the first part of this Thoughts on Health series… part 1 of the heart, you might want to take a look at it here. In it, I represent the disease process of the heart, as it builds plaques and walls in it’s vasculature and creates a brittle, suffocating environment. The way out of that disease manifestation is to focus on the flexibility of the heart. The strength of the heart and the power of the heart is all in it’s flexibility.
So, with our diseased thinking turned around, with the focus on flexibility and embracing our core strength by being open and pliable… where can our hearts take us? What is the opposite of being constricted, walled in, brittle? Expansion, baby, expansion!
Our hearts are the center of our ability to expand… expand beyond just ourselves, and beyond just our limited experience, and expand beyond just this one lifetime. We can feel our connection to others, and our eternal nature. It expands outwards in rays of light, right from the center of our being.
Have you ever sat, focusing on something that made you so happy, and just felt your heart grow larger and larger and larger still? Have you ever felt that your chest was going to explode, your heart energy got so big? Have you ever felt your heart vibration reach past your chest, past your body, reach into the space around, to the people around you, to the universe around you? It feels so good, and it feels so good because it is the healthy state of being connected to all of the energy around you. You are dropping the limited barriers of what defines *you* and reaching out to *all that is*… in this state, I feel that no disease state could maintain itsself for long. In this state, you are pure, positive joy. In this state, you have blown up all the barriers around your heart, the ones that you built to *protect you* but that actually harm you… they are dissolved and meaningless. You are greater then this one moment in time, this one body, this one lifetime.
Through your heart, you can expand past any problem, any limitation. Through your heart, you can connect to all that is non-physical around you. Through your heart, you can *feel* the eternal that you can’t *remember* or figure out with your brain.
Your heart is an amazing organ, designed to pump nutrition and health throughout your entire body. It’s designed to pump joy and love throughout your entire being. Do not limit it to what it physically can do. Do not cut it off, in your mind, as a cold piece of muscle designed to transport blood. Instead, really *feel* the entire purpose of it’s design. It is the one organ, more then any other, that connects your entire body of being together. It reaches every tissue, every surface, every other organ. Through it’s immense meshwork of vasculature, your heart is one of complete and utter connection. Expansion. Physically, expanding to every single cell in your body… and emotionally, expanding your life force from you to the universe.
To strengthen and expand you feelings of health and joy, remember those experiences where you feel your heart expanding, and seek to find those more often. Sit in them and appreciate them when you are in those states of expansion, when you are feeling bigger then life. In this state you are realizing that the walls you build around your body and mind are no longer helpful, but instead, are constricting.
I feel these states easiest when I sit in appreciation for my children. I can sit in a room with them and literally feel my heart pound against my chest, expanding through my entire body, then out of my body, pulsing into the universe and connecting me to a greater love. It is in these moments that I *know* I am tapped in to something more then just myself. And it is in these moments that I know my connection to my children is eternal. I seek these moments often, every single day. Do what you can, today, to find a moment like this and savor it. You have just found your heartsong. Every moment you spend in that state, you spend in the state of pure and absolute health. xoxo
P.S. — next week… I’ll surprise you. I’m thinking it might be brain (no pun intended)… but we’ll see! xoxo