Our hearts need to unlock. Our hearts need to unblock.
Many of us carry thick walls around our heart.
We put them up for really good reasons, or so it seemed in the moment. We got hurt, betrayed, abandoned, minimized, abused, isolated, forgotten. Protection seemed important, even essential.
And then we experienced loss. Grief. Anguish. We let the walls get thicker, so we didn’t have to feel as deeply.
And then we read the news and learned of the ongoing atrocities committed by humans against each other, non-human beings, and the planet. And the frenzy incited by polarization to pit us against each other. We became overwhelmed. And we went numb.
Until, at some point, we realized that, in being numb, we’d also lost our joy, peace, and hope. And we wanted those back. No matter what it cost.
Our soul cannot experience the fullness of being human if we keep our heart in a box.
Unlocking my heart has been a long and ongoing journey.
I spent some time trying to figure out why my heart was locked. Down lots of rabbit holes only to really learn that it was often due to a mixture of reasons. Trying to find ‘the’ reason stopped making sense.
I turned my focus towards what would unlock my heart.
Painting and drawing helped quite a bit. These let me play with colors and explore shapes and textures. I experimented with different types of subjects and found a love of the abstract. It was a space I could get out of my head and just sort of be in the moment.
Reiki, tai chi, qigong, craniosacral therapy, neurochiropractic care, massage, myofascial work were also important because I was very disconnected from my body. These helped me connect inward and begin to learn to sense my body, notice my body, and feel my body. As I began to connect to my physical body, I was able to use that as an entry point to my emotional body.
For you, it may be music. Or yoga. Long conversations. Improv. Restoring old cars. Volunteering with the park system. Or, or, or.
The trick is to simply try something or some things. They’re all experiments, so know that if you don’t like it, you can stop – even midway through the first experience. ‘Do or do not, there is no try’ may work for the Force. But unlocking your heart is more of a spiral, rambling path. And you have full permission to explore the side trails as well.
It is your heart. You hold the key to it.
You have chosen to be here for such a time as this.
Every message etched in the moonlight,
whispered in your spirit,
tugging on your heart,
confirms that a shift is coming.
The time is now.
have chosen to be here
for this time.
Loosen the beliefs that bind you to the past.
You will not create your future
on the template
of the past.
Let go of judgment.
Do not lean into fear.
Rise above the drama.
Lean inward, into your heart.
You, yes you,
have chosen to be here
for such a time as this.
It is time to be.
It is time to be who you are called to be.
Around me, the leaves are dropping and it is really beginning to feel like autumn. And yet, in one of my gardens filled with leaves and drooping plants, is a flower. A pink spring/summer flower that thrives in warm and full sun.
Blooming out of season. Seemingly out of sync.
The more people I talk with, the more I hear about those who feel out of sync with those around them or the world in general.
They’re moving forward while others seem to be holding back. They’re holding back while others are saying, ‘now’s the time to jump in and go for it’. They’re excited while others seem disinterested. While others are sad, they feel happy. They’re hitting roadblocks while others seem to be flowing. They are doing well while others seem to be stumbling.
First off, we never really know what others are going through. We may be reading surface indicators … and there can be a lot under the surface. But it does seem that the energy threads feel quite different for different people.
So, if this is you, and you feel out of sync, here’s a couple of important points.
You’re not broken. You’re not doing it wrong.
Probably others around you aren’t broken, and they’re not doing it wrong either.
We’re all just on very different paths.
If it is your time to bloom, to grow, to shift, to change, to expand, to move, to open … then it is your time. Ignore the ‘season’. It is as if we’re all someplace around or on a mountain. We can encounter several very different ‘seasons’ in 2-3 thousand feet of elevation change.
So, your season can be very different from someone else’s.
If your season is to bloom, you do you.
Celebrate. And let us celebrate you.
We need whatever you are bringing into the world.
What is in charge of your energy flow?
Your high points? Low points? Triggers? Glimmers? The sun? Moon? Coffee?
Wheeeeeee! The energy is one wild roller coaster ride right now. And, if we let those things listed above be in charge of our energy flow, it is going to feel like being a ball in a pin-ball game.
Instead, we need to find our still point.
Our still point is found within. It is in our center. Our essence. Our connection.
It is from this still point that we have space to create and to process. It is from this still point that we have a solid foundation to move from.
Finding our still point does not require that things around us are peaceful. It does not require that others are calm.
The peace and the calm come from inside of us.
It is very much like riding a surfboard. The surfer has inner balance which translates to balance on the board which translates to riding the wave. The waves are gonna do what waves are gonna do. Are you going to let them crash over you or are you going to learn to ride them? That’s the big question of the current energy … which is going to continue well into 2025 … so we might as well start practicing now.
Learn to find your inner self and inner stillness. Whether it be through breathing exercises, running, yoga, meditation, journaling, spending time in nature, creating music, or whatever works for you.
It is helpful to have a buffet of options that fit the situation and to find some things that you can do in less than a minute. You won’t always have time to take a long bubble bath or go for a hike.
Here’s the beauty of learning to find stillness within: you always have it with you and you take it wherever you go. So, it is always accessible.
And, the peace and calm that you resonate out, can help create some peace and calm around you.