(OMTimes | Elohim Yael) Heart-based centering for improved connection.
When it comes to realizing a sense of connectedness, the power of the heart knows many layers and expressions. Each time we let its warmth and love in, we experience new things, new possibilities, and new layers. This gives us so much joy and life energy! While at the same time, we experience how these sparkles extinguish when disappointment, disillusion, and grief trouble our hearts. We can re-light these sparkles by freeing our heart from its burdens, which will help us in creating a brighter world as well.
Contributing to a better future is a shared responsibility for all of us. This also is about exploring the true power of the heart and its awareness in our everyday lives. Through this journey, we become more and more connected with the heart and start making real differences.
Relieving our hearts from negativity
We will undeniably create a brighter future from the inspiration of a light heart than from experiences of disappointment, frustration, and fear. To accomplish this, we must relieve our hearts from the burdens of negative experiences, feelings and thinking patterns. Although these current times really shake our grounds, challenge the existence of our lives and trigger negative sentiments, we might also perceive them as an invitation.
An invitation to start relieving our troubled hearts and to face what lies underneath. The trick is to face this without judging or labeling things in good and bad, nice and not nice, and to welcome all experiences, emotions, and feelings open heartedly. This connectedness allows them to be present as they are.
How to blossom our heart?
Focus on the heart while gently breathing from the belly. Observe how your heart becomes bigger and more spacious when giving attention. Like a bud slowly opening, blossoming and becoming a beautiful flower. Notice how everything can be present as it is, and smile. Keep on breathing from the belly. This exercise empowers open-heartedness and connectedness.
Heart-touching moments of connectedness
Surely, we all know moments that remind us of what truly matters in life. Moments in which we experience the need or importance of being cared for. In which someone reaches out without judging and we truly feel understood or listened to. It is easier to grasp such moments of connectedness by our heart than by interpreting them rationally.
For this we simply must let the experiences in and let go of all the judgments, labels and stories we generally give them. We must lay down shields of (self)protection and let go the inner conversations of the mind and its desire to label things in right and wrong and start the conversation with our heart. When doing this more often, we slowly shift our daily focus on the mind and its thinking towards the heart, its warm embrace and carry full support. We start making more heartfelt choices this way.
Holding [sacred] space
Holding space is a wonderful example of this. It’s about being present in our heart; about being there for someone by giving support from an open heart. This implies dedicated support without being judgmental, without wanting to solve or improve someone’s situation nor wanting to ‘fix’ the other. By doing so one gives space and encourages the other to be oneself. One empowers, supports and shows care without judging or bringing in conditions.
Besides holding space is about ‘holding one’s own sacred space’. This means creating space for oneself, being centered and about the heart. To realize this, it helps to ask our heart more often what is needed Now. This also makes it easier to stay true to ourselves and our unique path.
Consciousness of the heart
Our daily actions become more aligned with our heart when considering within each moment what we think and feel and when connecting with this open-heartedly. This way we cultivate making heartfelt choices and start acting from the pure power of the heart rather than from a troubled heart. As we become more present without judging, we can easier see beyond the troubles, separateness, and uncertainty of things.
This gives us more inner peace, clarity, and connectedness. We begin to realize we truly meet another when being present in the heart in full awareness. We feel encouraged to choose more often for the warm embrace of the heart, its love and compassion in all that we do. Once it becomes part of our natural behavior, we welcome everything and everyone (in life) open-heartedly, and unconditionally.
Actions from the heart
It takes real courage to take this road. But if one does, we become aware of a connection from the heart word-transcending. One then truly becomes the powerful force love is.
May this encourage each one of us to fully explore the journey towards connectedness from the heart in our everyday lives and make the world a brighter place in this way.
About the author
Through her articles and gatherings, Yael reminds us of unconditional compassion, which is an important step on the path towards living in harmony. She invites us to experience a deep connection with both ourselves and the Whole as heartily as possible. Yael embodies the Elohim essence. This means she is connected to the Universe from a clear awareness of harmony and unity.
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