Your heart represents your centre of love and security. Not loving your own heart can create physical as well as emotional problems. If you have squeezed all the joy out of your life and therefore your heart, in favour of money, position or other worldly things, you are doing yourself no favours in the health or happiness stakes!
10 Ways You May Be Hurting Your Heart
Difficulty in forgiving yourself or others.
Hardening your heart emotionally against someone or a situation.
Holding on to fear.
Holding resentment or hurt.
Not expressing your feelings of compassion.
Violating the laws of love by not expressing what is truly in your heart.
Trying to escape from your responsibilities.
Withholding love, from yourself or others.
Remaining in a relationship that hurts.
Refusing to receive love.
The upper back represents the reverse side of your heart. So if you are hurting your heart, you may well also be carrying fear, irritation, anger, resentment and frustration in your upper back, which creates back pain.
If you suffer from emotional or physical heart or upper back issues, give some thought as to whether you are carrying any of the above emotional issues. It’s my guess, you will have one or more of them going on.
If any of these issues feel familiar, the fastest and best way to heal them is to make loving your own heart your first priority.
Great love to all beautiful hearts,
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A reader asked why we ask the “why?” questions in the What Your Body Wants to Hear Meditations. I explained the theory behind it in my blog post Why Do We Ask Why?. A few of you tried making a positive affirmation then asking a question and felt the difference in the energy between the two. People who initially thought it would be a negative thing tried it out and realised that far from being negative, it opens us up to the many blessings we actually do have in our lives. It helps us see what is going right for us. In the case of physical healing, it reminds us of all the parts of our bodies which are working beautifully.
The “Why” questions are a method of bridging from the releasing statements to the positive affirmations. It could otherwise be too large a jump for people to go straight in to really feeling the positive. It is also a way to get around the mind saying “yes but..” to a positive affirmation. There is a very different energy around the “Why” statements, try it for yourself, you will probably feel it. For example if you say “I am abundant” your mind will probably jump to the reasons you are not abundant, “I’ve got this debt/I haven’t got any money” that kind of thing. If on the other hand you say “Why am I so abundant?” the mind tends to go to the things you are abundant in, love, friends, pets, health etc. There is less resistance to the “Why” statements and they help to lead you in to the positive.
This video is a powerful illustration of what happens to the mind/body when you state something you don’t believe is true as opposed to asking a question.
Instead of fighting with our brains and bodies, let’s choose to work with them. As one lovely lady said after listening to the What Your Body Wants To Hear: Support Your Heart programme:-
“I’ve found out your work is not about trying to “overcome” something or even to heal something “wrong.” Your work is intended to promote well-being”.
It’s a sad fact that seeking an “alternative” healing practitioner is a last resort for many people. I have worked with people who could go no further down the conventional route. Conventional medicine had literally given up on them and told them “there is nothing more we can do for you”.
That is a terrifying prospect for people who are in pain and who believed M.D.’s were, to quote Deepak Chopra, “Medical Deities”. It also means that alternative practitioners are only consulted when things have become pretty dire. We don’t get to start on a level playing field. I often imagine the results we could achieve if we were consulted earlier.
The U.K. and U.S. have very different health care systems neither of which are very empowering. In both systems it is very easy to be sucked in to a victim mentality and to feel that you have no control over your treatment or lack of healing results.
One of the biggest pit-falls of both systems is that we give our power away. We feel powerless and helpless, are often in pain and feeling at our most vulnerable. When you are in that mindset it can be nigh on impossible to believe that you are creating your situation and reality. The very idea can make people upset and angry.
If you are able to open your mind even a tiny bit, perhaps listen to a half hour meditation in the privacy of your bed as you fall asleep. You can tap in to your inner knowing and strength, let go of fear and move towards taking charge of your own healing.
This article was inspired by an 84 year old lady I worked with last night. Three other incredibly brave and wonderful elderly ladies are also in my mind as I write and I thank them for trusting me and giving me the honour of working with them. I love you all – you are incredible!