We would like to focus on what it requires of you to live with your heart open. What does it take to live and move into the heart from the head? Essentially, all the words are nice and they’re all nice admonishments, and they’re all great ideas. But if they remain in the mind, in the head, they do not shift your reality. So, it is important to recognize that the shift of focus, of location, is a major first step of going to the heart by putting your hands, whether it is actual or in your imagination, upon your heart. By focusing your energy and attention to your heart, you immediately invoke a space of connection with that higher energy of your Higher Self and your wisdom that dwells within your heart. There is an innate connection between all humans that we call the Heart Thread, and when you go into the heart, you have that ability to connect with others. You also can do it through the connection with the Soul Seed just below your heart, in that space where the ribs come together, there behind the xyphoid process. Within that space of going into the heart you can communicate with the Soul of somebody you are having difficulty with, as we have shared before in your questionings.
So, the 1st lesson, shall we say, of accessing the heart is focusing there. And the best way to do it is to go there with a deep breath, because if you now will join me in taking a deep breath, of in……. and out………. You will immediately notice that the whole system relaxes. Somehow, there’s a little bit of that stress, of that stuff of the shoulders, tension, that relaxes. There’s an influx of a little bit of that stillness. There is also an experience of your diaphragm moving outwards and back in, of your chest rising, of the sensation of your physical body, and that you, through the breath, are connected for that moment with your physical form. When you combine this with a sense of grounding, with a sense of feeling that you are connected to Mother Earth, rooted through your feet or through some way of seeing yourself upon Mother Earth or within Her, you are becoming present.
In order to be in the heart, you must be in your body because the heart is the main monitor of all the processes of your body. Your heart has more connecting points and has control of more hormones and more neural pathways within your system than the brain does. The heart and the brain, however, function together as partners with the body, with the emotions, with the Spirit, the mind, the Soul. All of these aspects are all actually one interconnected whole. So when you access that quantum field of your heart, whether it be through the breath in your body or a thought directed from your mind to do so, or perhaps what we like to share with you, through a mantra, some form of repetitive use of word, phrase or image that immediately takes you to your heart; whatever it be for you in your culture or your spiritual upbringing, that creates that connection with a deeper sense of your connection with the Divine Aspect of who you are, with your Spirit or Source.
There are many ways for you to focus on going into the heart. One other beautiful way is to think of something in your memory that brought you great joy and a great sense of warmth within your system, where your heart felt open and soft and vulnerable and there was perhaps a sense of a Golden Glow around an experience or person or an exchange or communication or a great love. When you think of this, your heart opens. Your mind goes into a space of kind of a neutral, of connecting with that beautiful gold that we have shared with you at the beginning, that we pour into our system and surround ourselves with. This is because it is a reflection of the energy and the blessing and love of all the Guides and Holy Beings that surround you (and surround us here, right now) that are part of your Presence. They are dwelling within your heart. You have become used to externalizing everything and putting it outside of yourself, whereas in fact, everything is within, and the heart energy is an energy of ‘within.’ So, as you take that breath, as you say that mantra, your mind goes quiet and the heart opens and then, perhaps, you can let go of some of the armor or the walls you have placed around you to keep you safe.
This excerpt is from John Henry, the 5th “Voice” of the 12 “members” of the New Earth Council and part of the series of Messages and questions and answers, that are being transcribed and will become a book. This message was given September 13th, 2020. For excerpts from the first 3 Voices, see below for the previous blog posts or visit the Archives.