However much our heart is open, it is usually the case that we can open it further. After all, our heart is responsive to what’s going on, it may open up or close down depending on who we’re with, what we’re doing, how we’re feeling, what we’re thinking. It can change day by day, hour by hour or minute by minute.
I had to work very hard to open up my heart some years ago. I had closed it up, bolted the doors and thrown away the key to protect myself. And when I was ready, I broke those doors down and opened myself back up as much as I could.
I used to visit my heart chakra in a state of meditation every day, feeling for my heart. At first, I couldn’t find it, visit after visit, there was nothing I could find. I could have given up but knew that if I persisted, it could be healed. I focused on expanding the size of my heart chamber, feeling the cavity increase until my heart became visible. I bathed my heart and the chamber in loving, healing violet light every day until it was glowing.
Now, it’s years later and I’m definitely much more open than I once was. But recently, I felt called to revisit my heart chamber and check on my heart, and guess what? On my first visit I couldn’t find it! So, I started adding in a visit to my heart chakra in my regular morning meditation. Yesterday, my heart chakra chamber was as big and beautiful as it has ever been and my heart was swollen, pink and vibrating with love.
I used to feel it was necessary to close my heart down to protect myself at times and then open it up when I was feeling safe. Now, I realise that the more open our hearts are, the more possible it is for the divine love and light of the Creator to flow through. And when we are fully open, well, the power and glory that we can channel through our hearts, into our lives and the world around us, is just beyond description and we cannot be more protected than that.
[One morning, I got out of bed and looking out my bedroom window, saw this golden heart which had appeared in the birch trees opposite my house.]