Heart Opening Meditation

Begin by sitting or lying in a comfortable position. Allow the mind to open as you close your eyes.

Find the centre within your body and allow your mind to settle. For just this moment, let go of your thoughts and the outside world, feel the ground beneath you, Mother Nature and her support. Feel her warmth and energy moving up through your body.

Now begin to focus your attention on your heart centre, in the middle of your chest, and be aware of your heart as a space, a spiritual space. Your heart centre is a point of awareness where feelings enter. In its spiritual essence and simplest form, the heart is a pure space where peace and subtle light reside. This light may appear in anyway to you, maybe as white, gold, pale pink, or blue. If that light doesn’t appear don’t force it just feel into the space, however that may feel for you.

Allow your attention to rest easily on your heart centre, breathe gently and feel your breath flowing into your heart space. Let your breath move in and out, and as it does ask your heart what it needs to say. Just allow your heart the opportunity to express itself.

Sit and truly listen. Your heart will begin to release emotions, memories, wishes, fears, and dreams long held tight inside. As it does, don’t try to control these emotions let them flow and listen.

You may have a flash of strong emotion—positive or negative—or a forgotten memory. Your breathing may change you may sigh, or feel tears come into your eyes. Let the experience, the emotions be what they are.

If you daydream or drift off into sleep, don’t worry. Just bring your attention back to your heart centre.

When you are ready, take a moment to recognise any past hurt in your heart centre. This may come from a past relationship or friendship or employer. With this recognition take a moment to feel into that past hurt. Let those emotions rise within you as we prepare to let them go. You may feel anger, rejection or sadness from the past hurts you have been holding onto. Take a deep breath in, and exhale out as you feel into these emotions.

Imagine each of these hurts as a ball in the centre of your chest or hovering over your heart centre. When you feel ready, thank that ball of past hurt energy for keeping you safe and guarded from harm. Inhale, recognising that these past hurts no longer serve you. Exhale, releasing these past hurts from your heart centre. Continue recognising each past hurt on your Inhale and releasing it on your exhale.

Knowing you are now ready to release the past to enable you to bring in love, more love. Inhale and feel into the emotion, exhale and release the energy from your heart centre. It may come straight out from your chest or make its way from your heart up to crown chakra to release, release your beliefs around love that are no longer serving you.

Inhale, exhale.

When you are ready, connect again with your heart, now feeling lighter and filled with space allowing you to bring in more love. Continue to breathe more love into your heart.

Feel your heart and believe…  

Inhale, exhale

Knowing you are now ready to receive and give love, bring to mind an area of yourself, your being, where you could give more love.

This may be sending love to yourself when your own negative thoughts arise/surface, maybe giving yourself love through spending more time alone practicing your rituals or simply nourishing yourself with nutritious food.

Whatever this self-love may be, focus in on how providing yourself that extra love makes you feel. Tune in further to your heart, Fill your heart with this self-love, feel the warmth of being kinder to yourself within your heart centre.

Inhale, exhale

Before coming back to present take a moment to allow this new light to settle into your body.

With this new found light in your heart, removed from all past hurts, allow the heart to be open to give and receive love on deeper levels.

Take this light and carry it with you as you step forward in life with the opportunity for deeper love.

Now, when you are ready, open your eyes. 

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