The Emotional Heart
Healing a Broken Heart
Happiness Specialist, Rebecca L. Norrington said, “A broken heart is probably one of the most painful experiences this life has to offer…I know if I had a dollar for every heartbreak and disappointment I’ve felt, I’d be able to finance a cruise around the world…well, maybe a cruise half-way around the world.”
How many of us could say the same thing. Heartache is real, painful and can greatly affect your health! Learn more.
It is important for all of us to understand the human psychic heart is also an organ of sorts. Repeated heartache affects a person psychologically and physiologically. My path to working with folks in need of healing arose from a conversation with my Mother-in-law, June Diane.
She had been diagnosed with lung cancer. She was frightened and overwhelmed. In a poignant conversation, at age 22, I shared with her my growing belief that emotions could have a powerful effect on our immunity making us vulnerable to disease. I went onto to share that I truly believed emotional healing was a necessary component of healing. She looked at me with tears in hers eyes and asked me, "How do you get that kind of healing?" I was on the right track, but I had no answers for her then. She did pass, but on her transition she had some powerfully healing "miracles" which gave her hope of peace.
This interaction with her is one of my solid gold moments, etched into my memory was the palpable feeling of her held back tears, stuck in her throat with a big burning lump, which is incidentally the place where her cancer started. Initially diagnosed as a fungal infection within months it became cancer. I knew then it was no coincidence and that certain events of her life had lead to one heartache after another until her body could no longer contain the pain. I prayed to know the answer to that question. My quest has lead me on a convoluted path strewn with my own heartaches. But, in spite of it all I have come to understand that gratefulness is the key to opening the doorway to healing. Love and compassion are it's pathway!
Later this month I will be adding to this post. Natalie Foster will enlighten us on her beliefs about this delicate subject.
Natalie Foster, MA-MFT, ATR-BC " True Self Institute, Scottsdale AZ, is a Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist (#17-381) and Certified Reiki Master, with a background of study in marriage and family therapy. She has a passion for helping others discover their own innate potential. By letting go of old stories and beliefs, and harnessing the power of clarity, you can create real, lasting, positive change
Our heart contains wisdom and information about our soul’s deepest potential, our life purpose, and our True Self identity. We are all one, in Love. Many people struggle to connect with this vibratory information and love because they suffer from wounds of the past and chronic cultural conditioning. We live in a world that honors and glorifies the Ego in many ways, and we are all seeking, above all, to be understood and accepted for who we are.
In order to become truly ourselves, we must begin to undertake the energetic and mental/emotional (and sometimes physical!) de-construction of the false-self, the one that is based in past fear and conditioning. To do this we must listen to our heart, which will guide us, in the form of listening to what gives it pleasurable, expansive feelings.
These are not feelings of an addictive quality, but true, warming, calming, opening, or invigorating and inspiring feelings. Whatever feels “good” is gently moving you in that direction of healing. Don’t let the pain of fear and confusion fool you... and don’t doubt that your heart and intuition knows the way through!
There are many healing techniques that can help you clear away doubt and uncertainty and help you experience how powerful you truly are. All healing paths are essentially leading you to this same objective— to dis-identify with fear, pain, and false beliefs and programming, and to move into the present moment to identify with your heart, beyond the control of pressure, judgement, and expectations. The truth is you are already enough, just as you are! As you allow yourself to be, you allow the healing miracle of forgiveness to take place. You let go, which allows you to transcend into another expression of your energy. You are able to ask for help in aligning with your highest healing at any given moment. You only need to ask to receive— and the sheer power of your clear intention and gratitude will move your energy in this direction.
Your heart needs to learn to heal from, forgive, and let go of outdated energy patterns and past programming in order to fully open and allow your True Self Essence to shine. In other words, it needs to recognize that it is living now, not then, and here, not over there.
Practice bringing your energy home, out of the past, all of the life stressors and demands, and out of the pre-supposed, imagined future (the stressful kind, not the inspired kind!). Call your energy lines home and restore yourself- fully you- by just envisioning it. You may feel a marked shift just by practicing this intention even once. Imagine if you were to remind yourself every day, or even every moment that you felt yourself “triggered” out of alignment.
Many people struggle with such a chronic, habitually unconscious response to living that they may need the help of a friendly guide to assist them with recognizing their patterns from their true desired ways of living- their True Self. The truth is we are never only reacting to this moment— it is always a layered reaction to each and every issue and moment from our past, that we are over-reacting to in the now... until you know what you are up against. The light of your awareness can help you to recognize your True Self— moment-to-moment consciousness— and assist you with healing your heart to become more fully present, and available to all that life has to offer. You can become more capable of embracing all your unacceptable emotions, more compassionate, and more able to love yourself and others with your gifts. You are truly powerful, you only needed to learn it. If you need help, don’t hesitate to reach out. Also, ask me about our soulful, monthly networking groups, and upcoming spiritual alignment classes at True Self Institute. It is my wish to serve you!
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