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Opening Your Heart to Love
by Shirley Anne Knapp   

Last edited: Thursday, May 15, 2003
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2003

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You cannot run from the heart. Be proud of your healing wherever it takes you.

Opening Your Heart to Love

by Shirley Knapp

All the ways you have thought about love from the past are changing.

You cannot run from the heart. Be proud of your healing wherever it takes you.

Opening your heart fully and completely embracing every breathing moment of your Being, as full of Love as you can possibly feel, is truly the key not only to joy and happiness, but also to physical, mental, and emotional well being. Most of us are aware of this fact; however, there is room for you to become more fully loving and energetically open to each level. Find ways to practice this in your everyday lives: that no matter what circumstance comes up that feels a bit resistant or fearful or confused, to love your way through it, not back away from it, for you are then missing the energy and the exercise of seeing what full unconditional love can truly accomplish in yourselves.

Look for places in each of your lives that need extended love. Go just a bit further, just a bit deeper, and love just a bit more unconditionally. Put the focus on the word unconditional here. For once the heart is more alive with love, every part of your being will feel more alive, more balanced, more energetic. When you are feeling lethargic in the body, you can note that the heart isn't fully available for love and self-love. Just as the fear patterns make you feel repressed, the heart energy, if it is not fully opening to every single cellular opportunity, feels lethargic.

Then your body feels lethargic and then, of course, the physical concerns come up. Full connection to full unconditional love will give you more energy, more life than any of you have yet to experience, and it is not energy that comes from a place of fear, running from something, but opening to everything a very different vibrational energy. You will feel so alive that everything is possible, and indeed it is. You are more limitless physically, emotionally, and mentally, than you know. And it is not just about fear patterns, but it is about the energy of Love and what that can do. The pure energy of sharing love from the physical form also is a form of truly expressing energy to the highest source and connecting to the highest Light, and gives you the sense of connecting to the heart through the body on a very deep spiritual level.

There is no compromise in the heart. You can't half-way love.

This includes the love for you. When you think of self-unconditional love, and there seems to be one little part of you that can't be fully embraced, there is work to be done. Work upon loving that one part of you and fully embracing it with the fullest of unconditional love, and just as you would give that full love to someone else, give that full passionate love to yourself. Light that part of you that needs the love, without waiting for someone else to spark the fire. Spark your own fire from within. Then that piece of you will touch another unconditionally, and you will start to share and teach the importance of full, passionate, connected love for everything in your life. If you don't feel totally, fully, passionately connected to something, it is not aligned with your energy field and needs to be released and replaced with what is fully connecting passionately to you. No need to think about why it isn't, or how it isn't, or how can I fix it so it will be. Just feel it in your heart. If it's not fully connected to you and aligned with your energy field, then it cannot stay aligned with you; and there's needing to be no reason for that except for just the knowing that it isn't of the same vibrational level.

This is not a place to think through. This is a place to feel through. When you find yourself trying to think, remember the mind can only think, it can't feel. The feeling has to come from the heart. If it means that the tears come, let the tears come. And if the joy comes, let the joy come. Let everything come to the heart now. The heart needs to be strengthened and opened. Our world has become a place of rational thinking minds. And, yes, the thinking and the rationality have a place, but what is needed here at this time on our planet is the heart, it's the love, it's the connection to emotion. One way to do this is to go out into your world, shining up that place in you that needs that much more healing and opening, and share that with others. Share with them the concept of fully, passionately living.

There is no compromise in the heart. You can't half-way love.

That's more painful than you know, and it represses more of your energy than you understand. Holding the heart back is more painful than letting the heart open. So for each of you who come across those who have connected to someone in the heart that on the outside looks like is not available or appropriate or whatever that comes up from these new connections here on the soul path, remind them that to hold the heart back is more painful and creates more energetic damage than just fully letting the heart love. It's an energy concept, not a thinking, rational mind condition. The heart is about energy. Imagine and focus on your limitlessness and your truths. Know that in each of you is the possibility of full, passionate, connected, unconditional love.

Opening Your Heart to Love Exercise

Practice this in your everyday life: No matter what circumstance comes up, love your way through it. Do not back away from it. Open fully to it. When you are feeling lethargic, search out those places in your heart where you are holding back and open them, embracing them with full unconditional Love. This is a place to feel through, not think through. If it means the tears come, let the tears come. If the joy comes, let the joy come. Let everything come to the heart now.

1. How are you feeling energetically?

- vibrationally alive?

- in neutral?

- lethargic?

2. What circumstance(s) make you feel most: . . .

- vibrationally alive?

- in neutral?

- lethargic?

3. What circumstance(s) in your life are you finding it difficult to embrace fully?

4. What happens when you fully open to the experience by loving your way through it instead of resisting?

5. How has fully opening your heart changed your relationship to yourself and to others?

Web Site: Shirley Knapp ~ Spiritual Teacher, Energy Healer, Author

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