Heart’s Healing Path
Last week, while guiding a group meditation, I received an insight about the connection between the heart, the emptiness and the energy of universal love.
We started the meditation with a focus on the heart – a grand central station, which receives and radiates love. The heart is like a divining rod or a gyroscope for love. When we ask the heart to guide us toward universal love, it leads us to the emptiness – the deep quiet at the center of being, which is the wellspring of all love.
From that inexhaustible source, love flows freely and naturally to the heart, where it radiates as we intend.
Sacred emptiness - where the center of each being and the center all being come together - is the source of all love and all healing. Spending even small amounts of time in this deep quiet renews and restores us.
Sitting in meditation - hands on my lap, with palms up and fingers relaxed and apart - I invite the universal energy to gather in my hands. For me, this produces a tingling. Others may feel a temperature change. When inhaling, I imagine this palpable love energy flowing from my hands into my heart. When I exhale, I follow the breath, guided by love, into the quiet within. Each exhalation takes me deeper into quiet.
A slight variation skips the hands part. I breathe love energy directly into my heart, then follow the out-breath from the heart into the quiet.
Distractions? No problem. Gently - patiently persistent - we begin again and again and again.
We each have access to the deep quiet, the emptiness within. It’s the wellspring of universal love, the source of all creation and re-creation, our resource for healing and re-programming.
The heart knows the way.