Love is always available. It never disappears or hides. You may forget that it is waiting for you to connect with, and that it is always around you, even when you don't consciously feel it. I'm not just talking about romantic Love, but Love for everything that exists. If you want to, you can have a heart-based connection with the world. You can focus on expanding your Love, compassion, and kindness. This will provoke an instant shift in the planet's energy, not only on you and those with whom you share your life.
It seems that Love resides in your heart, the center of your power and existence. Your energetic center and source of vital energy. But Love, as an energy, can be everywhere simultaneously and travels without boundaries or any means of transportation. You can send Love to anyone you want, and the only thing you need is your intention. It will arrive safely and instantly, and it will be received by the person or group of people you have sent it to. We feel Love and all human emotions and deep sensations in that area of our body we call the heart. It helps to know that there is a physical location where you can go to connect with the Love you feel.
You can use this simple practice whenever you want to connect with Love. Put your hand in your heart and feel the Love inside of yourself. It is a force that resides within you. Be still in your heart. Allow Love to expand around your whole body, touching every particle of it. Now you are full of Love. Imagine that Love surrounds you as well, like a bubble. Imagine that your heart has doors, and they open up, allowing your Love to go out, filling the room where you are and everything it touches. And finally, your Love travels out of your home and into the world, and it is shared with everyone and everything.
It is good for you to connect with Love regularly. It is important to maintain our hearts open, since certain events or disappointments can make us feel not loved or that our heart is broken. Sometimes we may feel that our heart is closed. That we cannot share and receive Love. We may feel disconnected from others, alone, or flooded by sadness. It is as if the point of connection were broken, and we cannot open our heart to Love again. We may be afraid of suffering and decide to ignore Love, but it doesn't work.
Love will knock at your door again and again. You cannot live without it, because it is the reason why you are alive. It is what makes life worth living. It is the energy that connects us all. Choose to bring more Love to every encounter you have. Love without a reason. Love freely. Love because you want to. Love is more than a passing feeling or an intense emotion. It can be your state of being if you decide to make it so.
"Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do"
All of us want to feel loved. Love is an important matter. We frequently talk about the heart and Love. We use lots of heart expressions, such as: "to have a change of heart," "be big-hearted," "broken-hearted," "with hope in the heart," "my heart bleeds." We understand that our heart, physically and emotionally speaking, plays an essential role in our lives.
Do you know how to connect with your heart? I thought I did. The other day I was doing a guided meditation and the messages that it included were: connect with your heart, feel into your heart, know it by heart, breathe life into your heart, awaken to Love... It should be easy to follow these instructions, but it wasn’t.
It is all about energy. I know it. It is about connecting with the energy of the heart. I know how to direct energy into my heart, but am I doing it? Am I connecting? I am so used to living in my head, in the world of thought, that it feels difficult to know how to connect with my heart.
I realized that my heart is numbed. That I crave Love, passion, excitement and fulfillment in life but, at the same time, I don’t allow myself to feel all my feelings. Especially the painful ones. I tell myself that I am ok. I do it unconsciously, as a protective mechanism because I don’t want to suffer. But how can I feel the most intense joy if I don’t allow myself to feel the most profound sadness or sorrow? When we are afraid of suffering, we close the doors of the heart. The emotions can’t flow. Love cannot go in or out. And we feel disconnected and alone.
Do you listen to your heart? From a medical perspective, we can listen to the physical heart better than ever. We have all sorts of technology to do it. We can monitor our heartbeat, measure our blood pressure and much more. But we don’t listen to what the heart has to say to us, or maybe we receive the messages and we ignore them. We trust rational thinking, our analytical mind. There is a different truth, the wisdom of the heart. Pay attention to the messages of your heart!
A healthy heart is always open and allows the blood in without discrimination. It accepts and lets in. We do the same when we open our heart and allow the flow of Love from ourselves or others to come to us. The physical heart never holds back. It continually releases the blood to allow the flow in the circulatory system. It is what should happen with healthy Love. It should be a flow; we give and we receive Love. We have to be open to Love in order to receive, and never withdraw or stop the flow of Love.
The heart keeps the life energy flowing, and Love keeps us alive. The heart is the center and the seat of Love. Let’s keep our sacred heart healthy, and allow it to be full of Love to share. It will shift your energy and the energy of those around you. I Love you from the bottom of my heart!
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -
they must be felt with the heart"
Judith Costa is a Life and Love Coach, Seminar Leader, Writer and Speaker. She has a Masters degree in Psychology & Psychotherapy and an MBA. She helps her clients to overcome their blocks to Love, to Love themselves and to manifest the relationship they want.