A Balanced Approach to Wellness

Posts tagged ‘heartache’

How broken is a broken heart?

broken heart

Can a person actually die from a broken heart? Is a broken heart a valid reason to write as the cause of death on a death certificate? Just how broken is a broken heart?

We explored the concept of a broken heart in the post “Heartache is holistic response”. In that post, Spirit shared “Our hearts break when loved ones die or when love is unrequited or when once-in-love is no more.” The post then goes on to discuss healing through turning inwards and listening to the body’s guidance towards healing.

Now Spirit wants us to understand the intensity of a broken heart.

The answers to the three questions are #1 No, #2 Yes, if emotional causes can be listed, and #3 Ceaselessly. A broken heart always leaves scars, some tangible, some emotional.

It appears that the answers to #1 and #2 contradict one another. They are actually the same answer!

A broken heart, no matter the causes, takes time to damage the body. The damage can lead to death, but it’s the damaged body that yields to death, not the broken heart. So the answer to question #1 is No. In cases where a person takes his or her own life because of a broken heart, the agent of death—gun, chemical substance, action—might be selected as the cause of death, but the actual cause is the broken heart that led to giving up on life. So the answer to #2 is Yes.

Question #3, “Just how broken is a broken heart?”, surprises with its eternal answer. Ceaselessly, the broken heart influences future actions and thoughts. Even a broken heart that occurred so many years ago sways the thoughts and actions. We are the sum of our experiences, and the broken heart—healed or not—is a variable in the ongoing equation that expresses each of our lives. The broken heart that has been “healed” influences less than the festering broken heart, yet it still brings influence.

The heart is meant to be broken and healed, because true relationships shift the heart. The heart—the tangible heart and the intangible heart—the duo that govern our lives—is designed to be broken. And the body is designed to heal it!

Note: I continue to receive spiritual wisdom through my heart connection with Spirit!

Heartache is holistic response

spiritual illness

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.

Tag Cloud