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Opening My Heart

The other day, I found an internet page I had bookmarked a while ago and forgotten about.  It was all about opening the heart.  The author talked about how, after only four days of using the technique to open her heart, something amazing happened and she met a special person who came into her life and taught her how to love unconditionally. 

I started using this technique two days ago and something amazing happened to me.  At the age of fifty-seven years, my eighty-nine year old mother told me “I love you” for the first time, ever, I talked about that in my second post yesterday.  So, I’m sold on this opening the heart business, because that’s blown my mind.

Firstly, there was a list of qualities to tell if your heart is open:

  • You have a song in your heart.
  • You smile and laugh easily.
  • You show affection to others.
  • You love to hug.
  • You see the good in people.
  • You ignore the bad in people.
  • You are open to new experiences.
  • You accept people just the way they are.
  • You show interest in others.
  • You are in love with life.
  • You attract awesome situations and events into your life.

And then there’s a list of what things may look like if your heart is closed:

  • You judge others harshly.
  • You find fault in others.
  • You avoid new experiences out of fear.
  • You feel paralyzed.
  • You feel stuck.
  • You’re full of fear and doubt.
  • You’re mean.
  • You are critical of yourself and others.
  • You show little affection to others.
  • You are reserved and protected.
  • You keep to yourself. 

And looking at those lists, I thought, for the most part, when all is well, I’m like the open hearted list and when I’m depressed, I’m like the closed hearted list.  Is it possible that depression closes my heart, or is depression the result of my heart closing?  Hmmm.

I know I’ve built a wall around my heart and kept people at arms length most of my life.  I’ve been working on changing that in the last year.  Maybe the depression is my body’s way of getting me to finally throw off all my fears of being hurt and let go of all the protective devices I’ve been holding onto.  There are times I get scared of being hurt or being abandoned by the people in my life who mean the most to me, it’s all about a lack of trust.  It’s fear replaying from past traumas because it thinks its protecting me, but its now causing more harm that its doing good.

So, I thought, what if I use the technique to open my heart every time I can feel it closing?  Here’s the technique:-

Visualise your heart, notice its shape and what it looks like, maybe you may see there’s something covering it?

Now tell your heart:-

I see you there.
I feel how you feel.
I love you no matter what.

Keep telling your heart that.  Meanwhile, call in light from the higher planes to penetrate your heart.  This light may arrive in any colour, that’s fine.  It will provide unconditional love and energise your heart to open it.  You can also call on your guides or the Archangels or whomever is appropriate for you to ask to support the process, saying:-

I am opening my heart.
Help me to open my heart.
Thank you.

It’s a simple technique and it needs to be done last thing before sleep and first thing upon waking every day.

When I started using this, my mood was getting low and, no matter how I tried, I couldn’t summon a visualised image of my heart, it was as if it just wasn’t there.  In a way, that was my answer, my heart disappeared into the darkness.  No matter, I asked for help and poured all my energy into my desire to open my heart.  Today, I started to see a faint light shape and I know, as I continue, my heart will become lighter and lighter until it is a veritable beacon of light and love.  Constantly. 

And, if today, my mother is telling me she loves me, for the first time after all these years, then who knows what wonders tomorrow will bring?



Healing The Heart of the Earth is my blog and the Home of Four Branches Healing which is the shamanic and energy healing service of myself, Amanda Reid. My blog focuses on my spiritual thoughts, feelings and experiences throughout a daily life blessed with the freedom to be and do many of my favourite things. Coupled with the lessons, messages and challenges that certain physical conditions bring to me from time to time, namely migraine aura and osteoarthritis. Sometimes, I face outwards and focus on bringing healing to others, sometimes, I need to face inwards and focus on my own healing and growth. My passions include walking in the woodlands and working with the trees, strolling along beaches and swimming in the seas. I approach most things from the perspective of a worker with energy, looking for the energetic dynamic and using it to bring healing, hope, love, faith and manifestation into my life and those of others who cross my path, in as much as I am able. My path is wholly within the vibrations of the divine, particularly the feminine principle of the divine, whose current expression is enabling a balance of male and female energy for humanity. One day, we will be ready to embrace the non-gender reality of the cosmic levels completely, but for now, the divine feminine is bringing her loving and compassionate energy to balance out and bring healing to the millenia of masculine divine energy that has been expressing itself on Earth. If there was only one thing I could say to you, it is this, you are divine. It matters not who you are, you are divine. You have no reason to accept what I say, but I still wish for you to know it, not with your thoughts and mind but in such a way that you feel and experience the truth of it, embrace and embody it. You are divine. You and every other being you know. By divine, I mean you are made up of the same stuff as what we call God, what I call the Creator. At our core, all of us are that pure, that perfect, that magnificent and that wise. We are, however, a little more complicated than that, consisting of a number of elements that go together to make who we are in this, our present personality, in this, our current incarnation on Earth. Take that divine core and add a rather confused and easily bruised personality/ego with a severe memory problem, starting out (again) as a little baby, growing up in a hurt and challenging world, amongst a population of people all going through the same thing, all trying to work it out. The divine core, at soul level, is more like a passenger, its voice not heard for all the noise of our physical existence; the desires, the emotions, the struggles, the suffering, the pain, the fears. All of it, illusion, just a very convincing one. I’m one of many who are waking up. Are you one who is waking up? Confusing, isn’t it? But worth it. There truly is no other way, this is simply the best game in town and we are ascending. Wake up with me and embrace your divine nature. You are more than welcome, you are my reason for being here.

7 thoughts on “Opening My Heart

  1. The sky is the limit my beautiful sister and I’m so proud of you for never giving up. For never surrendering completely to the darkness, for never giving up and for constantly believing and searching for new ways to stay in the light. Guess what? You are doing it. ♥️🦋

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