Many of you are so vibrant that you are absolutely brimming with what I recognize as inner beauty. An amazing asset exudes from your center, radiating into me and into the people around you, filling us with the same wonderful presence that animates you at the deepest levels of your being.
For you, life becomes an open door to a deeper experience, revealing the essence that has been intuited through the centuries as your “heart and soul.”
Sound too warm and fuzzy? Spiritual sages have always pointed to the heart as the seat of human consciousness, and modern science has recently discovered evidence to corroborate this knowledge.
For example, we now know that the heart has its own nervous system. It is not subservient to the brain as previously believed, and can function long after a person has been declared “brain dead.” The mechanical heart is sustained by its own electromagnetic generator, a phenomenon which registers much stronger vibrations than those emitted from the brain.
It appears from scientific analysis that there exists within us what we can think of as both an anatomical and an energetic heart.
People have always asserted that the heart is linked to a consciousness deeper than the cognitive mind. Some have called it the “seat of the soul.” Hardly a “new age” development, the ancient Greeks believed the soul resided in the heart muscle and their early anatomical scientists often dissected the organ searching for it.
From time immemorial the heart has been linked to the finer attributes of human sensibilities, including courage, forgiveness, tolerance and compassion—high and powerful entities which add “inner beauty” to their host.
Today many of us endorse a global shift toward compassion and conscious action. Across the world we find a spate of like-minded people who approach their affairs from a perspective we can think of as wisdom of the heart. If only we were all so beautiful!
Expanding your inner beauty can be as simple as consulting your heart for guidance before you take any action. You can do this any time, but it is helpful to practice it in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed.
Close your eyes and draw your breath directly into your heart. As your chest cavity expands, feel your center open; ask for guidance from your heart—not your head—and trust the answers that appear. You’ll sense many deep and diverse emotions, all of which can be witnessed and empowered or healed through this practice.
This benefits both your physical and your energetic heart greatly. The more you practice, the more you enable your presence and beauty to attract meaning and love into your life.
If you have questions or comments about it, I’d love to hear from you.
Be well and do good –