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Cultivating a Boundless Open Heart

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” ~Charles Dickens

February is the month of cultivating and growing our heart energy! How do we stay heart connected in our “Garden of Life” amongst the day-to-day stressors and the uncertainty of our present day world? We can start by being centered, balanced and Self-Loving. This will require us to “mindfully tend” to how we are feeling emotionally. Remember that what is going on in our inner world is creating our destiny in the outer world. Cultivating bountiful heart energy means planting seeds of heart-centered thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It is where we feel compassion for the world, for the people we know, for the people we don’t know, and for our beautiful Self.

What can we do to open up our hearts so we can be there for others?

I am so inspired by a dear friend of mine, Ted Falcon, a Rabbi from Seattle, WA, is on a passionate heart mission. He has a foundation called “The Inner Faith Amigos” and he, a Christian leader, and a Muslim leader have joined up and travel all over the world connecting peoples’ hearts. They go all over the world presenting heart-centered seminars. In these seminars they pick one person from every background, race, religion, socioeconomic statuses, etc. They all sit around a table and one person at a time is asked a different heart-based open-ended question. Everyone else sits quietly and listens with an open heart, as the person shares their point of view. They each become beautiful witnesses to one another’s truth. By the end of this amazing seminar everyone in the room has fallen in love with one another because they realize that they all want the same thing in life: to love and to be loved.

Love does not obey our expectations, it obeys our intentions. ~Lloyd Strom

What are things we can do to cultivate the opening up our hearts and grow bountiful heart energy?

Self Care:

Having a good night’s sleep, eating foods that are good for us, staying hydrated with clean water. When we think about our life as a garden, we think about the loving tending that goes into a garden so that what we produce is healthy, vibrant, and abundant. Tend well.

Cultivate your own garden and let go of your tendency to examine and judge how others cultivate theirs…Stay busy and involved in your own life projects and pursuits and you will be far too busy to care, much less compel others to believe and live as you do.

~Dr. Wayne Dyer

Daily Mediation Practice

We share many words but the silence we share is One. The ancient psalmist said be still, be quite and remember the deeper wisdom that arises from within you. ~Ted Falcon

Meditating every day helps us to quiet our busy minds so we can hear our heart speak its wisdom. Meditation allows the left, analytical, brain to turn off and the right, creative, brain to turn on. When we listen and speak from our hearts, our voices sound different. We are able to convey words, wrapped elegantly in our heart-centered feelings. When we get out of our heads and into our hearts, things become easier, lighter, and more possible.

Here is a simple yet very effective meditation: Breathing through your nose, focus on inhaling from your navel up into your heart while thinking the word “peace” then pause for 4 seconds. Exhale from your heart back to your navel and hold for 4 seconds while thinking the word, “calm”. Repeat this cycle 9 times. In doing so, you will end up with 18 moments of beautiful stillness. This can be done with your eyes closed in a relaxed position or while walking.

Heart Journal

Each day, go on a scavenger hunt to find five things for which you are grateful or something that touches your heart and write them down, making sure they are different each day. As we practice gratitude and realize how very blessed we are, it is very easy to turn around and do a random, loving act of kindness to someone we know or even someone we don’t know.

When we are cultivating anything in life, we have to mindfully tend and consciously take action to achieve a bountiful harvest. In the month of February, I ask you to tend well to the garden of your life in the cultivating of your boundless open heart. I am here as your Master Gardener to coach you every step of the way in reaping the harvest of your life.

Happy Valentine’s Day…

Abundant Blessings,

Donna

 

 

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Art Of Well Being Expo This Saturday

Art of Well-Being Expo
Saturday, November 12, 10am-5pm
At The Greensboro School of Creativity
900 Sixteenth St, Greensboro

  • This Saturday I will have a booth at the Art of Well-Being Expo.
  • I will be doing mini-sessions for $20 so it’s a great way to come try out BodyTalk and see what it can do for you!
  • I will also be giving a FREE talk at 11 am on “BodyTalk: How Energy Medicine Can Help You”.

I would love to see you there.

If you’d like more information about the Expo here is a link to the Art of Well Being’s Expo page:

November 12th Expo

If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 336-540-0088.

Blessings,

Donna

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Who Else Has Days When You Just Want To Go Eat Worms??

Do you remember the ditty “Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, I think I’ll go eat worms!” Well, some days we all feel like that.

I recently had a client who held that belief from an incident when she was 7 years old. It was a deep-seated subconscious belief that kept her at bay from believing in her success, her innate beauty and her feeling in touch with herself on a deep level.

Sometimes traumatic events or family incidents create a subconscious impression that serves us when we are 7 but doesn’t still serve us when we are 40 years old. Unfortunately, no one told the subconscious to stop playing that particular soundtrack.

By being able to tap into your subconscious we are able to change the station and reprogram the subconscious to play tunes that are more positive and upbeat.

So, if you seem to be butting your head against a wall and wonder why, there could be some background music playing that isn’t serving you anymore.

It’s really wonderful to see my clients leave the session whistling a happy tune.

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The Alchemy of Transforming Your Daily Experiences into Portals of Illumination

I’m giving this talk tomorrow at Eclectic By Nature on State Street from 7-9 pm. If you’re in Greensboro and can make it by I’d love to see you there.

The talk is part of the Journey of the Spirit Series put out by Rev. Margo Ross.

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