Practised by thousands of people around the world, Open Heart Meditation reminds us that the peace, calmness and happiness we so long for can be found within us. In this beautiful 20 minute guided meditation, we can feel Love and Light pour into our spiritual heart so that it can cleanse, open and strengthen our heart and radiate freely from our heart.
With practise, as our heart becomes stronger, we become more peaceful and more joyful and able to follow our heart’s own inner guidance to be happier in our daily life. Our connection to the True Source of Love and Light is strengthened, which also makes this meditation a way of deepening any other spiritual practices we may already be following.
What is Meditation?
The definition of meditation varies; it can be something as simple as focusing on one’s breathing to deep contemplation of the cosmos. The most commonly accepted definition is calming the whole mind and physical body enough to open one up to the Divine. For more than 5,000 years, meditation has been practised in Asia.
Some of the benefits of meditation are:
- Relief of physical and mental fatigue or stress
- Slows the ageing process
- Promotes more restful sleep
- Calms and balances the physical body
- Increases memory and learning
- Increases creativity and problem solving abilities
There are many kinds of meditation techniques, ranging from active ones where the practitioner controls their breath, to focusing the mind or by visualization. Other kinds of meditation are more passive where the meditator just relaxes and tries to calm or still their mind from thinking. All of these meditation techniques are focused at easing brain activity while benefiting the body and mind.
What is Open Heart Meditation?
Open Heart Meditation is different to most meditation techniques because it is about working with the spiritual heart (center of feelings) to connect with the True Source of Love and Light so we are able to let go of any kind of negative emotions which have caused us stress or problems with our spiritual heart.
By doing Open Heart Meditation we can feel the love and light radiate from our spiritual heart naturally and freely. As we repeat the Open Heart Meditation regularly the quality of our heart improves and the nice feelings from our heart
increases. As our heart opens and strengthens we feel healthier and happier in our daily life, and automatically we enjoy sharing this love with others.
Some of the benefits Open Heart Meditation gives:
- Simple and enjoyable to do
- Increases your awareness in daily life
- Reduces negative emotions in daily life
- Relieves you from past emotional problems
- Better quality of life – able to follow the heart and feeling
- Promotes decisions based on heart feelings rather than logic or emotions
- Promotes more positive interactions with others
- Feeling happier, more joyful and grateful in daily life
- More naturally radiant complexion
- Stronger more open spiritual heart
Open Heart Meditation is effective at opening our heart
At times life can be difficult. When this happens we may be effected by others or even our own negative emotions, such as anger, arrogance or selfishness or by other upsetting situations. These negative emotions cause us stress and hurt our feelings, so instead of feeling good in our daily life we can be upset and burdened. After a while too much stress can affect our behavior and our overall well-being.
Open Heart Meditation enables us to gently let go of all our emotional baggage no matter how big or small. It helps us to be able to forgive ourselves and others for any past mistakes, fears, worries, burdens or resentment so that we can live a happier, stress-free life with a more loving open heart. This is a great benefit for ourselves and everyone around us.
Practising Open Heart Meditation
Throughout Open Heart Meditation you just relax, smile and follow your
feelings as you listen to the CD or free MP3 audio track which is 24 minutes
long. For people that are new to meditation you can easily do the first two
parts. When you do Open Heart Meditation regularly so your heart is more open
you can then feel and enjoy the last part of the meditation: sharing the love
from an open heart – much more deeply and freely.
Open Heart Meditation has three parts or phases:
Introduction – prepare the heart for meditation:
- To relax, smile and follow our feelings properly
- To strengthen and activate our heart and feelings
Main part – to open the heart:
- Removing all our problems blocking our heart
- Letting go of any negative emotions
- Cleansing the heart with Love and Light
- Forgiving others and ourselves for any wrongdoings
- To fill our whole heart and feelings with peace, calmness & joy
Conclusion – sharing the love from an open heart:
- To radiate Love from the Heart
- To dissolve into the Love and Light
- To fill our whole heart with Love and Light
- To share it all with others
The core of the meditation consists of letting go of any past negative
emotions and burdens without you needing to remember or re-experience what
happened at all. Throughout the meditation you are guided to radiate love from
the source of your true self (the real source of love deep within the heart) to
everyone wherever they are.
Results of doing Open Heart Meditation
During the meditation you become energised, cleansed and feel much happier
about life’s problems and burdens which are replaced with love and light.
After the meditation most people feel significantly lighter, happier and more
peaceful with a much better sense of well-being.
Understanding Open Heart Meditation
To understand this further; think about what you feel like when you are happy
or when you meet your close friends you haven’t seen for a while. Naturally as
you smile you may feel happy, light, and bright as your heart and feelings are
Now think about what your body feels like when someone has negative emotions
towards you. You may feel heavy, closed in and defensive, you may have an upset
stomach, or your heart area may feel very tight. This is the feeling of a closed
heart. Every time we experience negative emotions we have stress, our feelings
get hurt and our heart closes.
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