Our hearts can be opened in so many ways. It has a inner awareness that nothing in the outer world can come close to. Our hearts are lifted in joy, are expanded with love, cracked open in grief and elevated on a deeply attuned spiritual path. We can influence our hearts awakening by the intentions we hold, yet the deeply moving and transformational growth comes from a higher place within us. .
Sincere and authentic service helps to create new pathways in our brains that support the expansion of our hearts to to needs of others. When we serve a higher purpose than our egos, our wants, our goals…. we can step on to an invisible bridge that is made of light. The transcendental light of love builds bridges and heals wounds that nothing in this world of density can compare to. Trying to understand the realm of the “heart” from our head is useless.
Everyone has the capacity to open their hearts. Recently my family had our collective and individual hearts cracked open when one of our family members committed suicide. It threw us into an emotional vulnerability that waves across our hearts and brings up feelings of guilt, regret, sadness, and an endless list of “what if’s.” Everyone of us asked ourselves why we did not see this coming. What could I have done that would have helped or even stopped this tragedy. There are many things in life that are completely out of our control.
If we listen to our hearts beyond the grief and ask for help from Spirit… eventually we will find an inner peace and acceptance of the choices that life is revealing. We don’t choose these experiences and would never invite them into our lives, and no one ever plans for them. Never the less, there is a light shining in, around and through them that is leading us beyond the pain and suffering that is showing up in our life time.
May the power of Spirit guide your way. Know that you are loved. Rev. Barb