"There is a
light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond the highest, the
very highest heavens. This is the light that shines in your heart."
suffering and disappointment can cause us to lose touch with our
hearts. When feelings are too difficult, we may block our emotions, and
consciousness of the area of our hearts diminishes. Deadening our
emotional core may protect us from pain, but we pay a price. In this
visualization experience, you will have the opportunity to tune in to
your heart energy and reconnect with this part of you that is so
central to life.
We need not
identify the heart center specifically with the organ we call the
heart. We could think of it as a center of emotion. It is a confluence
of the energies of our heart, lungs, solar plexus, throat, the nerves
that serve them, and the brain that informs them. As the center of
gravity is not a specific organ, but is a balance point, the heart
center can be considered, not a specific organ, but a focal point of
comfortable position, perhaps lying on your back. Or if seated, sit
upright with your spine straight. Elevate your sternum just a little so
that your ribcage is open to the easy flow of breath. Take a few slow
deep breaths. As you exhale, let go of tension. Let your muscles relax.
Let your mind grow calmer. Breathe slowly and consciously.
attention to the area of your chest between your lungs, behind your
sternum, in front of your spinal column. Place your consciousness
mental imagery you have created for this space inside your body. You
have never looked inside your body with your eyes, yet you may have
pictures in your head of what is there. Possibly you sense colors in
the area of your heart center. Perhaps the area seems dark. Take your
time, and without trying to visualize anything specific, notice what
images you connect with your heart region.
Notice how that
area feels too. What can you notice? Does it feel tight or open? Does
your ribcage move as you breathe? Can you feel the beating of your
heart? This area of your body pulses with the contractions and
relaxation of your heart and the expansion and relaxation of your
lungs. Observe what you can of these movements.
Note that with
all this pumping of your heart and lungs, every part of your body is
being refreshed with oxygenated blood. The actions of your heart touch
you everywhere. Every living part of you connects with your heart.
Since this is a
visualization experience, it is being created by your mind, anything
Imagine a rose
blooming in the center of your chest near your heart. It blooms and the
petals unfold and it just keeps unfolding and blooming. The process is
never ending. The rose is always in the process of blooming, petals
opening. The rose never fades. It is always opening. Hold this image in
mind for a while.
Now imagine that
at the center of this ever unfolding rose is a precious jewel. It
shines brightly, like a little sun. Its light pours out and fills you.
The jewel’s beautiful light fills your chest and enlightens all parts
of your body. As it does, it relaxes and heals all that it illuminates.
Your heart and lungs are filled with the light and this radiance shines
across to your shoulders and down your arms to your hands and fingers.
The light shines up to the area of your throat. It fills your mouth and
lights up your sinuses bringing purification and ease of breathing.
Upward this light shines to the lower areas of your brain, your limbic
system, and it fills your cerebral cortex so that your whole brain is
filled with beautiful radiance. Downward from your heart center the
light purifies all the organs of digestion and reproduction. It brings
comfort and relaxation to your low back. It loosens your hips and
brings flexibility to all the joints of your lower body. See now that
all parts of your body are illuminated. Take your time and hold this
image of your body filled with a beautiful, peaceful, healing radiance.
Feel the connection. Feel the peace. Welcome healing of all that is not
at ease. Enable the consciousness you are maintaining to release any
impediment to the natural life processes of your body. Health is your
birthright. Invite healing to happen wherever it needs to.
all of us have a heart and at the core of everyone’s heart is such as
jewel as you have. And everybody’s jewel radiates light. See in your
mind the web of light that is created by all of these heart lights
shining upon each other. Billions of us on the planet carry the light.
Though separated by space, our hearts are like the stars in the sky.
They shine upon each other regardless of distance. See your place in
this marvelous interconnection of sentient beings. Feel your energy
flowing outward and feel the light energy flowing to you from billions
of other lights. Your light, your energy is undiminished. In fact it
grows stronger and you take comfort in the strength.
© 2005 Tom Barrett