The Importance Of The Heart Of Energy
In ancient text, the "heart" is held to be the king of the energy system - the ruler.
Although I do not consider the energy systems a hierarchy, but view them as an interactive ecology, I also believe the energetic heart to be of central importance.
In my simple pyramid model of the human energy system, it is clearly the heart system which sets the experiences of a person - or in other words, if they feel pain, fear and sadness with all the corresponding effects on thoughts, beliefs, choices and actions; and let us not forget the toll this takes on the body directly and in second hand fashion through poisonous addictions and behaviours.
The heart system also provides the other kinds of emotional energies which likewise produce the opposite effect - joy, love, ecstasy, happiness, feeling at home and light, effortless, balanced.
Most importantly, the feedback from the heart systems sets the mental states for people. Simply put, if you are happy in yourself, you think positive, loving thoughts; you see opportunities everywhere and you have the enthusiasm and energy to do something with them.
The Importance Of SELF Healing
To me, it is of utmost importance to take the healing of our hearts into our own hands.
Let me explain just why I consider this so important.
You might well be familiar with the wonderful feeling of "being in love". The entire world looks as though it has been freshly washed and polished for you; rain clouds smile at you; gravity is much reduced, or so it seems.
You find a smile for every tramp, for every beggar and all your tasks seem so easy all of a sudden.
Being in love is indeed, a wonderful feeling.
Unfortunately, it is really easy to mistakenly attribute this state of being to another person or even, another entity, such as a prophet or spirit.
Because this particular person triggered the state of being in love, it seems logical that it was THEIR love which caused this wonderful feeling and being, but consider this.
How many rich people, for example, have been simply targetted by a ruthless trickster who didn't love them at all, but just pretended that they did?
And believed it, and as a result of this, danced off joyously, entirely happy, entirely in love?
No real love was ever given at all, and all that joy and happiness was entirely generated WITHIN the person themselves - the state of being in love was always theirs, and theirs alone.
It is such a shame that people don't know this, or if they do, don't really appreciate what that means. If they did, they could no longer be blackmailed by false gurus, tricksters and con men and women into having to pay for being allowed to feel loved. If they did, they would no longer be terrified that "this one person" might leave them one day, and with them, all that love would disappear, leaving them lost and broken, all alone.
Having a go at healing your own heart, as best as you can, sets you free from second parties and their attempts to manipulate you on the one hand, and on the other hand, makes sure that your heart receives true love at last, which is what it really needs to heal.
Although the false love of a trickster can make a person feel better for a time, or while they are under the spell of the trickster, as soon as the spell goes, the good feelings go as well.
When you address your own heart directly and give it your own love, you will be giving true healing love which is what your heart needed all along and you will be twice empowered by being both the giver as well as the receiver.
What Little I Have ...
I have said many times that our energy systems are not working as well as they could. The energy of "love" is something which is generated by the heart; so if someone's heart is broken, they will not be able to generate this energy as powerfully as would otherwise be the case.
Many people feel because of this that their healing might not be good enough or it might not work; or that they have to seek out a great healer so that these might do the work for them.
However, in the realms of energy it is not the quantity that counts, or the so called purity, or power, or anything like that. A prophet once said that the tears of a prostitute, honestly shed, were worth her salvation when the bowl of gold from a rich man was nowhere near enough.
I sometimes use the simile of a learning disabled child who after years and years of trying their heart out says their first word. It's just a single syllable, nothing more and yet in energetic terms it is worth more than a mindbogglingly clever speech a bored university educated artist might spout forth at any time.
To give ALL you have to give is the key to heart healing. Whatever it is, however little or however much, whatever you have, if you give it freely and willingly and with all your heart, it will be powerful and it will begin the healing process in that instant.
If your heart is "broken" and ALL you have is 15%, then that ALL is ALL and as powerful as it could possibly be.
That is why your healing will be so effective and so powerful; and although as more of your heart's systems come on line, are restored, refreshed and re-energised your healing will become more powerful, it will always only be as effective as your will to give your all.
The Benefits Of Healing The Heart
Even if one was to consider the energy system of the heart in a strictly technical sense as the nuclear reactor at the very center of our energy body, it would be immediately obvious that just about everything else depends on the state of function and the output of this reactor.
Personally, I believe that all the major human emotions are "cries from the heart" - joyful and terrified both, it matters not.
What does matter however is the power of human emotions to drive endeavour, totally control thought, absolutely impact the body and of course, entirely control behaviour.
For thousands of years, people have tried to control emotions, not to have them at all and to run the world and our affairs through the thought system.
It has blatantly failed, because the thought system is and was always only the "general" the true "king" - the heart.
It is the heart which gives the orders and the mind which tries to carry them out, and really it is as simple as that. Emotion overrides logic, every time and to try and cut out your heart leads to nothing but nonsense, misery, and enormous suffering in mind, body and spirit.
Heal the heart and the mind MUST follow suit. It cannot do any other. It is structurally impossible to feel vibrantly happy and to think suicide; to feel love and think hatred or revenge; to be joyous and think sad thoughts. Intelligence, insight and creativity are all at their very peak when there are mental states of clarity and connectedness, when everything flows cleanly and a person is absolutely grounded in their own selves, and in the here and now.
Dismantling The Self Constructs
Lastly, I would draw your attention to a further benefit of concentrating on the heart that I consider to be of supreme importance and impact on the quality of a persons life.
People "think" the most bizarre things about themselves. Whether they are having delusions of grandeur, or delusions of misery or whether they are wildly fluctuating between the two matters little; all of these delusions are thought-constructs and worth - nothing.
Yet, their churning and conflicting messages and motivations cause THE most intense problems to people on a long term basis; some settle with one kind of construct or another and this will functionally become their very own cage from which they will never be able to escape; others drive themselves insane vacillating between this and that from day to day, always at the mercy of a stranger's look or comment to send them into a spiral of misery, or on a brief and just as ill-fated journey of delight.
All these different self-constructs are nothing but fragile thought forms at the energetic level, and none of them actually have a true heart - only the REAL energy body has that.
By focussing on the one and only real heart, a stabilisation of the true self begins to occur. It becomes clearer and clearer and ever more powerfully apparent what is really the self - the true totality - and what was nothing but a half formed thought form, created from pain or confusion, as an accident, as a shield from fear or pain or simply because it was pushed on an individual from the outside.
By focussing on simply healing our hearts, we begin the process of getting to know ourselves again, to find out who we really are. What our true heart's desires are. What is real and what was always just an illusion.
Your Own Hands, Your Own Heart
So, I would offer you the simple heart healing meditation to try for yourself and find out for yourself what it can do for you. It takes no time at all and can be done for its own sake; indeed I would encourage you strongly to consider giving some attention to your heart of energy in the same way that you would remember to brush your teeth. Hearts go on when teeth have long become history, trust me, it is really worth it on so many levels, for so many reasons.
You can also use this very, very simple healing technique at any time you are sad, or frightened, and when you feel lonely.
It really doesn't matter why you feel the way you do, who it was that broke your heart or what happened in the past. When your heart is really healed, there will be no more history. You will be you and you will be new. In this spirit, this technique does not require any investigation and hardly any thought - just the will to healing and the gesture is quite enough.
Should you ever find yourself in a place where you cannot place your hands on your heart, it is equally effective to imagine the healing hands on your heart of energy, allowing your own energy system, who knows you the best and most intimately in all the world, do what must be done to help restore the Even Flow.
Simply follow the instructions given in the poem below. You might like to repeat the poem as you place your hands on your own heart to help you focus your mind on healing the heart, and to get into the right attitude and state of being. Hold the posture for as long as you want, or just a minute or two; when you are done for now, take a deep breath in and out and come back to ordinary awareness. Please do not be deceived by the apparent simplicity of this method. The most powerfully effective principles in this world have a habit of being extremely simple, and the theory and practice of Heart Healing are an example of this.
Place your own
on your own
with the gentleness
and with exquisite care
you would afford
a tiny frozen bird
there on your doorstep.
With your gentle
speak in your touch
of warmth and love
of your desire
to make whole
what once was broken,
of your desire and your will
to right what once was wronged.
I will do
what I can
my little love.
I am here for you.
For sure, I am no angel
but what I have to give,
I give to you.
If your heart has been broken, we recommend you do the Heart Healing meditation 3 x a day for 3x3 days to stabilise your energy system, and as and when required simply breathing in the Heart Healing position throughout the day.
Heart Healing - Copyright Silvia Hartmann May 2003. To re-publish or re-print, please add copyright information and an active hyperlink to http://EmoTrance.com
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