There’s more to the heart than the organ that pumps your blood. You also have an electrical field in the center of your chest that expands and contracts in response to the world around you. Imagine the aperture of a camera or the pupil of your eye. When we open this doorway (even a crack), we can tap into an endless source of nourishment, wisdom, and Love.
Many of us unconsciously clench up and close off parts of our hearts in an attempt to protect ourselves. This common habit makes us more susceptible to limiting beliefs, and it prevents us from living up to our full potential. Keeping our hearts tightly guarded can also lead to anxiety, overwhelm, depletion, loneliness, and all sorts of emotional and physical discomfort.
Fortunately, we can gently open our hearts to health and happiness again—no matter how long we’ve been on guard. This kind of heart-opening doesn’t make you more vulnerable to getting hurt. It can actually protect you and make stressful experiences much easier to manage. It can also help you feel more ease, clarity, resiliency, and a deeper sense of belonging. Now, that’s worth opening up to!
This heart-healing work is based upon a system called Whole Heart Connection, created by Thea Elijah, LAc. I’ve had the honor of studying with Thea for over 15 years and assisting her in classes for over a decade. I’m also a certified chaplain with an emphasis on tending the heart. These practices draw primarily from Sufism, but are universal and relatable—regardless of your spiritual beliefs.
Want to give it a try? Click the button below to view upcoming classes and events. I look forward to sharing this healing and rejuvenating practice with you!