Opening the heart is vital to spiritual awakening, healing and achieving wholeness.
However, for many of us, opening the heart means opening to a lifetime’s accumulation of unacknowledged sorrow, both our personal sorrows and the universal sorrows of warfare, hunger, old age, illness, and death. Sometimes we may experience this sorrow physically, as contractions and barriers around our heart, but more often we feel the depth of our wounds, our abandonment, our pain, as unshed tears.
Meditation is an invaluable tool in healing the heart as it gradually opens. When we meditate, the grief we have carried for so long, from pains and dashed expectations and hopes, arises. Our task in meditation is first to let them move through us, then to recognize them and allow them to sing their songs.
What we find as we listen to the songs of our sorrows, loneliness or longing, is that they do not stay forever. As we heal through meditation, our hearts break open to feel fully. We grieve for our past traumas and present fears, for all of the feelings we never dared experience consciously. However, out of this grief work comes deep renewal.
Eternal True Nature
Because I practice the Inner Light and Sound Meditation, I can only speak from my experience with this meditation; there may be similar experiences with other types of meditation.
For those of us who practice the Inner Light and Sound Meditation, we will gradually realize and experience our True Eternal Nature and God-Source. The more we realize or experience Source, the more blissful we become. We truly know that all humans are Eternal Beings of Consciousness or Spirit! Read more