Love Notes for Life - Hearts
By Anne Round Published Magic Happens Magazine February 2021
Image by Ben Kerckx from Pixabay
My mind has been meandering around hearts lately. I saw a glyph that made the infinity symbol into a heart shape. It was a clever visual with the message of infinite love.
Can we have the courage to allow our heart the lightness that is its natural state? The physical heart is the drumbeat of life in our chest. It creates the flow of blood that delivers the life-bearing oxygen to all parts of our body. It is a miraculous rhythmic system that sustains human life. We also have our emotional energetic heart that opens and closes depending on our circumstances. It is a love valve within us. It naturally is a wide-open tap pouring love into the world; we see this in young children, the pure love flowing. Then life happens, we begin to taper the flow as we limit our love for ourselves and others through judgments and misconstructed beliefs. Our heart becomes heavy and burdened, the love flow is constricted. When we are aware that we have allowed the weight of the world to restrict our heart offerings then we can make changes to lighten our load, shift our attitude, and move into gratitude. It is always our choice even though it may take courage. My own emotional heart has been stretched lately. My three adult children have left the nest over the past number of years. Gratefully, we do get to share life with them. My heart expanded three times bigger recently when two of them were cooking us dinner together. I sat watching as they did the dance of sharing tasks, they moved seamlessly with each other preparing our feast. I could feel the subtle love of respect and acceptance between them. Someone cracked a joke and the eruption of laughter curled around the scene. It was a magical mama moment, that I am holding dear in my heart, witnessing love flowing with ease and grace. Then the fresh pasta needed more hands and the scene evolved into everyone helping to create together. A rare treat for my heart to see and feel, sister and brother, being in heart coherence.
We never know when our love in action will change the world. Recently, I glanced out my kitchen window to see a friend walking along the path beside our house. I waved a morning greeting and blew her a kiss then carried on with my day. Later, we were having a walk and she explained that she was allowing her mind to grumble away about life when she saw me in the window. She experienced a complete shift as I waved and blew her the kiss, she felt like a stream of hearts was flowing towards, around, and into her. Her disposition changed instantly. The remainder of her day was light, bright, and cheery. Simple acts of love can move hearts and minds.
Creating love in motion: Being gifted with the simple instruction of breathing in love and breathing out love has opened a whole new focus for me. Now, as I breathe in love, I imagine a rainbow of hearts moving into my lungs and circulating into every cell of my body filling me with love energy. Then, as I breathe out love, I imagine hearts moving outward 360 degrees around my body creating spheres of love energy that travel on their own path. Give it a try and see how you feel.
May every breath fill your heart with love.