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Say Thank You To Your Beating Heart

For years Išve been inviting people to Come Home to their Hearts. From my own healing experience, I know that the wealth of the ages is there - the love, peace, joy, gratitude, passion, courage - all the aspects of life that make it delicious abide in an infinite well-spring within us.

Though my current "knowing" is rooted in richly metaphysical concepts, which, by the way, are now the bedrock of scientific thought, there is a simple path to accessing the marvels of the heart. Acknowledge it! Say hello to it! Say thank you to your beating heart!

The physical heart is housed in the chest cavity, which is metaphysically referred to as the heart center. But, metaphysics aside, I simply invite people to become aware of their beating hearts. Read the rest of the article and then try this. Feel it as you read it. Pretend you're doing it.

Sit or lie down in a very comfortable position - and gently close your eyes, sighing out your breath as if you were sinking into a fragrant warm bath after a long, tiring day. Let stillness embrace you. Feel as though you're listening to silence. Despite the relentless stimulation of our lives, peace and serenity are always present and they are an overwhelmingly sumptuous place in which to relax. Just breathe as easefully and comfortably as possible a few times allowing your sighing exhale to release your tensions and relax you more and more deeply.

Now just notice your beating heart. Listen to it. Acknowledge that youšre not consciously beating your heart anymore than youšre consciously breathing all day long. We are ever-pulsing energy systems - ever alive with the same energy thatšs moving the tides in the oceans and blooming the flowers in Spring. Say thank you to the Source of your breathing; thank you to the Source of your beating heart. Allow yourself to feel the pulsations all through your body as the result of your beating heart. Awake or asleep this energy is flowing unceasingly. Feel it.

Decide to name this energy, that you feel pulsing all through your body, love. And decide that love energy from your own magnificent, miraculous heart is bathing and soothing and healing every cell, every atom of you. Feel it. Allow it. Remove all resistance to it.

Feel loved and cared for. Feel your Oneness with the very Spirit of Life. Say thank you to your beating heart. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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Links to previous "Come Home to Your Heart" columns:
Feeling Good
Joy to the World
I Am Therefore I Love
Two Dreams
Beautiful Bears
Want to Be Champ?
Let Peace Begin
Trust
The Heart Is Where Home Is
Thank You Deepak and Hilda
And from the September 11th section: Imagine