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Giving your heart away

mother and babyWhen we are born, our devotion naturally goes to our mother, and then to our father, if he is there, or to another caring person who fills our baby world. Our mother—if she has unaffected love for us: unaffected by compromised hormonal balance, addictive substances, or personal emotional struggles—shares her love in an intangible presentation of her heart, which we—the baby—receive and naturally wrap inside. As we grow, we in turn present our heart to her and to our other beloved caregivers, and this love creates the bond that binds the baby and mother/other.

This first intangible exchange of hearts teaches us the natural giving and receiving of love. As we grow and receive love from more distant people—other family members, relatives, and friends—we learn to share our love, and the intangible exchange of hearts continues. Each heart-exchange stirs different emotions and elicits different expressions of love.

For the mother of babies that are wanted, the gift of motherly love is natural and fills her with purpose. Her instinctive lunge towards her children opens her heart to expanded generosity. As she gives her heart to her children, she strengthens and fortifies her intangible heart.

For the mother affected by compromised hormonal balance, addictive substances, personal emotional struggles, abuse or shame, growth of her intangible heart is attacked or blocked. Her natural inclination is to love her children passionately, but the influence of the external and/or internal saboteurs overcome natural bonding. The children of this type of mother receive crippled love, love that is offered and retracted in bouts of personal confusion or love that is guilt-ridden and unstable. These children have less connection to heartfelt love. They can learn to give and take love, but may feel confusion or uncertainty in the process.

 

The act of giving your heart away is as natural as smiling and crying. It is part of our human design to build connections with people, and giving your heart away is part of the connection-building process. Giving your heart to a family member is natural, and rejection of it is difficult to receive. Giving your heart to a person similar to yourself is also natural, and rejection can be as hard to take as rejection from a family member.

The intangible heart radiates desire for connection, and it pushes towards opening to receive love from others and towards risk-taking to give love to others. When the heart has experienced reciprocal love, it survives experiences of miscalculation more easily than a heart that was raised on confused or uncertain love.

There is truth in the idea that the heart expands as it embraces more and more people with love. The intangible heart has no size limitations.

Love as much as you can, and your love can help bring balance to the world!

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.

Things that harm the heart

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We’ve been looking at the intangible functioning of the heart (Lead from the heart) and ways to strengthen the heart (Strengthening the heart).

Today, Spirit is sharing harmful activities that make the heart lazy and wounded. Each of these activities harms in a different way, so that their negative influence can sometimes be overcome by natural healing mechanisms in the body. When the cumulative harm is too great for the body to handle, the heart gives way to damage and weakness.

This list of heart-harmful activities is not ranked. Each activity harms the poor heart that is striving to support the body and soul.

Activities that harm the heart

  • Shallow breathing
  • Feelings of defeat and despair (together)
  • Feelings of emptiness and alienation (together)
  • Feelings of entrapment
  • Viruses that overcome natural defenses
  • Medications that weaken the body when it is fighting parasitic viruses
  • Pressure from worry
  • Pressure from guilt
  • Pressure from spinal imbalance (due to injury, disease, or long-term posture mistakes)
  • Cumulative defense against repeated illnesses
  • Cumulative defense against things that increase the pulse rate (such as obesity, thyroid medications, vascular irregularities)
  • Cumulative defense against episodes of bodily overreactions (such as many migraines, gastro-infections, panic caused by overreactions to symptoms of bodily processing)
  • Cumulative defense against deep-seated anger or resentment
  • Habits associated with anorexia, binge eating, and pain addiction
  • Heartache

Exposure to toxins can also harm the heart.

The heart is not impervious to emotional and physical abuse. It is a strong and reliable organ, but chronic abuse and activities that stress it too much leave damage.  A damaged heart can be strengthened, but the strengthening requires determination and true desire for balance.

Our bodies have been designed to function well, and the better we care for them, the better they function.

If any of the listed activities are unclear to you, please write a comment and I will check answers with Spirit.

Strengthening the heart

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In yesterday’s blog post, we received information about the heart: about its intangible aspects and its connection to our soul, our guardians, and the world beyond us.

For the heart to partake in these important objectives, it must be strong and its health must be supported. Here are the ways to keep your heart strong for its physical work and its intangible aspects. (The intangible and physical are equally important.)

  1. Know that social connections keep your heart strong. They can’t mend a heart with physical defects, but they can encourage its daily functioning. Seek out opportunities to interact with others and eschew too many solitary endeavors. We are social animals. That’s part of our design.
  2. Yes, physical activity is important. It truly is. Build physical activity into your daily routines. We are meant to move. That’s part of our design.
  3. Breathe deeply. As often as possible. The deep breaths condition the heart and exercise it.
  4. Eat “heart-healthy” foods and eat them in an atmosphere of health. Whole foods are so much better than processed—there is no competition. (The processing of foods is human endeavor misguided.) Eating on the run, in a car, or in sadness taxes the heart. Eating is meant to be a process that buoys the heart with gratitude and fortification.
  5. Smile as much as possible. Smiling resonates throughout the body and calms the heart. To smile more, look for the positive things in your life—and there are many—and smile at them.

Our hearts keep the blood flowing and the life meaningful. Love and care for your heart, and it will reward you. 🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂

Lead from the heart

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The heart—a wondrous organ that focuses life!

The heart infuses life with emotion, with strength, and with direction. The heart reaches to the soul for guidance and brings the guidance in, even when soulful living has been abandoned or denied. The heart feels the connection to guardian angels, urging wisdom flow and urging sensations of comfort and support. The heart ties us to the rhythms in nature and in the spiritual realm, pulling us into the flows and into the stillness.

Refusing the heart’s functioning dulls the eyes and constrains the decisions. Without heartfelt guidance, life opens to embitterment and to loneliness. The heart infuses the senses with robustness, so that a lack of heart in decision-making or behavior skews the senses’ abilities to properly inform the mind and body. Without the heart’s input, conflict and apathy can rage.

When we lead from the heart, we live authentically! Heaviness can disappear and joy can guide our actions!

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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