When our hearts are “broken” our bodies respond. We breathe more slowly, we digest more quickly, and our bodies envelop us in care—if we let them.
A broken heart is part of living. Our hearts break when loved ones die or when love is unrequited or when once-in-love is no more.
Our bodies are designed to help us through the heartache, but the help comes by turning inwards and listening: listening to the feelings of pain and acknowledging them, listening to the body’s calls for nourishment, sleep, or attention and honoring them; listening to the memories and cherishing or releasing them, listening to our inner voice and following its lead, and listening to our guardian angels and letting them comfort us. The more we listen, the better we heal.
To listen to ourselves, we have to tune out external noise. The external noise can come from unnecessary distractions and “aids” that medicate the pain (booze, drugs [illicit and prescription], and activities that feel inappropriate). Friends who come to comfort can help with the listening when they come to be true friends.
Heartache will occur throughout our lives. Broken hearts do heal when we take care to help them heal.
Note: This post was delivered to me through my heart’s connection to Spirit. Spirit offers us love and kindness whenever we are ready to receive them.
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