If you want to make the world a better place, you need to first start with the Man in the Mirror. If you desire positive changes in life, you have to start with yourself. Your reality or immediate environment is reflecting the thoughts you hold in your subconscious. It holds the very life lessons that your soul needs in order for you to evolve.
In akashic record readings for clients, I have found that many of their major life lessons center around opening the heart. The life lessons can be about healing through forgiveness, expressing gratitude or practicing unconditional love. Each requires the client to correct the imbalance around the heart chakra.
Your heart needs to be open if you are to grow. Love is unrestricted, free flowing and pure. You are compassionate and forgiving. When you open your heart, it is an act of courage. It may mean having to confront past traumas, embracing your fears and forgiving yourself and others of mistakes made.
Love is Channeling Universal Life Force
Love is the emotional energy that fuels your human spirit. When you love unconditionally, you become connected to the divinity from within. You channel life force not only to yourself but to others as well. Your positive energy uplifts those around you.
“Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion, when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists. I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I become the singer and the song. I become the knower and the known. I keep on dancing and then, it is the eternal dance of creation. The creator and the creation merge into one wholeness of joy. I keep on dancing…until there is only…the dance.” —Michael Jackson (MJ), in Dangerous.
Unconditional love is the sustenance of healthy, beautiful and inspiring relationships internally and externally. While it was obvious that MJ was able to channel loving energy through his music, he was not able to love himself adequately. He was One on stage; but elsewhere, he was not functioning well.
Keeping Your Heart Closed To Yourself
The root cause to all your dissatisfying relationships begins self. You cannot expect to enjoy truly rewarding relationships with others if you do not first have a good relationship with yourself. You cannot completely love, trust or forgive others if you cannot heal internally.
Your heart is bolted with locks that distance you from feelings. Your defense mechanism kicks in because you have previously been subjected to excessive pain, suffering and fear. In protecting yourself, you now put up a shield. You pretend that everything is fine, hiding the intense pain you feel inside. You put on a mask.
When your heart is shut, it is difficult to experience warmth. Your energy is dense, heavy and cold. A look in the mirror reveals a closed appearance. Your eyes show no joy, your arms are folded and your behavior is contrived. You are disconnected.
Breaking Free of A Closed Heart
If you can understand your true self, you can understand others as well. From their reactions, you understand that they are acting out of a fear-based ego self. You begin to see what they are experiencing is pretty much the same fears, concerns and worries that you have. You no longer feel hurt by external responses but seek to nurture yourself from within. Losing yourself to find yourself is the first step towards personal transformation.
To break free of a closed heart, you first need to practice forgiveness. It is about accepting yourself unconditionally, freely, wholly (If you haven’t done so before, read The Story of the Cracked Pot!). You no longer hold on to blame, guilt or shame. You do not allow yourself to be manipulated by ego. Being in the fifth perceptual position or viewing things from the perspective of Higher Consciousness can provide you with a doorway to breaking free of your limited thought patterns. You now perceive the world through the lens of your soul rather than through your ego.
Releasing yourself from judgment and criticism, towards self and others, you experience a lightness to your being. The dense energy for the negative emotions gets lifted. Opening your heart also does not mean that you do not allow yourself any form of protection when you are being attacked, traumatized or hurt. To stay receptive, ask for divine support and assistance.
Love the Man in the Mirror
“Mirrors are ice which do not melt: what melts are those who admire themselves in them.” — Paul Morand
Loving yourself is not about being selfish. It is about listening to your heart’s inner guidance for self healing. Opening your heart wholly does not merely mean getting involved in a romantic relationship. It is about an outpouring of an all-inclusive and expansive Universal Love channeled through you. Love is neither conditional nor selective. Your love is not just extended to your family members or friends alone, or dependent on whether there is a reward or benefit from your giving.
It is also amazing that practicing Divine Love brings assistance from unexpected sources from the Universe. You draw more power in resonance to the positive state of your Being. The more attractive you are, the more you are able to draw resources to overcome your obstacles.
By opening your heart, you choose to no longer allow your ego sovereignty. Your Higher Self is the guiding force instead. You have every trust that the intuitive impulses you tune into can best assist you in navigating the terrains of life. You make decisions based on Oneness at all levels, rather than on the feeling of separateness.
And it all begins with Loving the Man in the Mirror!