“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ~ John Lennon
This week’s energy is totally focused around the heart.
We are being called to pay very close attention to it and listen to the ancient truths about love that it has spent many long years trying to tell us.
The heart is a very intelligent organ. It doesn’t just pump blood around our body. It also emits a powerful vibration that can radiate for quite some distance away from the physical body. The heart is magnetic therefore, whatever it feels and sends out, it will also attract and draw in the same. If it is sending out powerful loving waves, powerful loving waves will be returned.
We are now being called to bravely turn up the volume button and allow our heart to freely radiate its strong signals outward, so that anything that matches its frequency will detect its energetic wave and magnetically be pulled back in towards it.
The only thing that holds our heart’s energy back is fear. Fear tightly encases the heart and will try to prevent it from entangling with other high frequency loving energy, due to the worry of what might happen if a particular dynamic we are in suddenly comes to a stop if someone leaves us—or if we leave them.
Our fear can act like a self-protection mechanism that isn’t always helpful to us. It isn’t always friendly to our heart and fear can literally strangle this precious organ to prevent it from being able to function effectively. If we freely gave out our love, and we ended up hurt due for whatever reason, our fear will likely dramatically jump in the way to avoid the risk a heartfelt connection happening again.
Basically, our fear will wrongly blame our heart for whatever went wrong in the past, even though it is never our heart’s fault. It is our low vibrational negative emotions that cause complications in relationships, not our heart’s high vibrational ones. Despite the fact that our new relationship may be entirely different to our old one, fear will remind us of our previous experiences. Fear is irrational and it will try to sabotage any attempt we make to open our heart.
Fortunately, we are now going through a transformational period where we can learn from old lessons and bring in a new way of being. This is happening as the energy surrounding us is filling us with wisdom and it is delivering an awareness so that we understand why we are feeling so afraid of love and also why we are so petrified to fully go after our heart’s desires.
The focus is currently on achieving internal peace and harmony. Over these next few days the external energy that we will be absorbing will offer clarity and courage so that we can finally balance our emotions so that they stop running rampant and ruining possible chances of profound soul fulfilling happiness.
When our emotions are out of control they fuel us with intoxicating hormones and chemicals that cause us to lose sight of why we are reacting and responding the way that we do, and they also cause us to impulsively and erratically repeat our experiences without considering why.
I understand that allowing our heart to take the reigns can be terrifying, especially if we have worn it on our sleeve in the past and ended up being perceived as vulnerable, weak or desperate for attention. However, there is immense strength to be gained when we unlock the chains around it and as soon as we make slight alterations, we will find a new way of experiencing life that will reenergize and revitalize every aspect of our lives.
We may have noticed that we are often tempted to put boundaries in place when it comes to giving and receiving love. We trick ourselves into believing that these barriers create safety and security, and that they stop pain from being able to enter and cause us harm, however, it is quite the opposite. Pain only enters and consumes us when we try to block the powerful flow of love, not when we attempt to give and receive it. Love is not the bad guy and it never causes us emotional harm. It is a subtle but mighty force and this energy requires absolute freedom to be able to move through us and then out into the universe.
Realistically, we aren’t “giving” our love as such; when our heart center is open, love will pour out of us without it needing to be directed any where and the release of our love will immediately ease any pain and tension that we may have been unknowingly holding on to. We can then see how love transcends the belief that we are choosing to “give” it and we can watch how it swiftly, but very gently, flows out to everyone and everything around us. This is the sentiment of unconditional loving and loving without the expectation of it being returned. When we view the flow of love as being similar to how a river runs we can embody the essence of water and naturally practice the art of letting it all go.
Love is not ours to own, it is a universal energy that is channeled through our heart center and transforms that energy into a pure and intense vibration. The only thing hurting us is our low vibrational emotions, such as fear, resentment, jealousy, bitterness or vengeance that are blocking it. Whenever we experience these types of emotions we cause a build up of dense, heavy energy to stagnate in our energy field (aura) and the accumulation of these negative emotions is what causes our emotional wounds to be felt in our physical body. They express themselves as heartache, stomach irritations and back and shoulder pains, amongst other ailments.
To clear the pathway for our energy to be able to fluidly pass through us, all we have to do is pay attention to our emotions and listen to what they are trying to tell us. Then we will understand they are just revisiting us from our previous experiences and we will be able to rationalize with them so that they can be soothed and calmed and they will also be freed to pass along without causing us harm.
This energy phase is opening up a safe space for our heart to receive the opportunity to speak out. It is now done with fear ruling its purpose and with a little courage and vulnerability mixed together we can finally find a way to pacify our worrisome emotions and allow our heart the opportunity to fully shine through. Yes, it may feel terrifying and we may not want to risk heartbreak again, but when we realize that our heart is not the one causing this, we can forgive ourselves, forgive all others and firmly take hold of those pesky troublesome fear based emotions and gently, kindly and compassionately tell them it is time to leave.
Giving and receiving love will never hurt us. It is only the fear of loving and being loved that causes our heart area to feel pain.
Author: Alex Myles
Editor: Travis May
Photo: Flickr/suRANTo dwisaputra