We are all self-governing.
Let us call upon our ancestors and teachers - past and present,
to guide us in the way of the Heart.
You are all my relations. All is One.
Autumn has arrived in the Southern Hemisphere, Spring in the North. The changing of seasons on the earth, reminds us there is a time and a place for everything. There is a time to play, and a time to rest. There is a time to take action and a time when it’s best to wait. There is a time to direct your energy outward, and a time to focus inward. Spend regular, quality time, in and with nature, and you will become more attuned to your own natural seasons.
Last month I shared the concept of ‘heart intelligence’ and the importance of living in and through the heart. This month I’d like to stay with that theme and talk about ‘forgiveness’.
Feelings of resentment, anger and blame often divert us from living in the heart, which can adversely affect our current relationships. In addition, these stored feelings, create an accumulation of stress in our body, which in turn creates physical, mental and emotional issues (HeartMath, 2012).
Therefore, if we recognise when resentment, anger and blame present for us, and we gently send those thoughts and feelings to the heart, we allow this powerful ‘emotional clearinghouse’ to do it’s intelligent work. We may have to repeat this process, however each time, we allow the heart to clear more toxicity and hurt, whilst creating more understanding and perspective (HeartMath, 2012).
HeartMath Founder, Doc Childre calls this a ‘mental and emotional bath’. He notes that ‘most of us bathe our bodies regularly, however we will store negative and toxic junk in our mental and emotional systems for years without a cleanup’.
So this month, be aware when negative thoughts and feelings arise in you and gently send them to your heart, knowing it has the power to transform this for you.
Our collective growth and unfolding spirituality is unavoidable. Living in and through your heart is the journey and the destination. Enjoy the ride.
This article was written with the help of:
Be Happy & Healthy: Forgive, HeartMath Institute, August 2012.
Helene has been practicing Reiki for 10 years and recently founded the Yemaya Centre for Reiki & Wellbeing in Lismore. Helene has a special interest in personal growth and wellbeing and offers a number of services including Reiki Treatments, Reiki Courses, Reiki Circles and Wellbeing Workshops & Events. Helene works with individuals and groups, and has delivered a variety of wellbeing workshops since 2008. Her qualifications include, Bachelor of Trauma & Healing and Reiki Master. For more about Helene and her services visit www.helenecollard.com or reach her on 0405 656 797.