“People have, for centuries, talked about and told others to ‘follow your heart.’ That’s because they instinctively know that their heart’s intuition yields the highest outcome — often at the expense of the mind’s opinions, preferences and habits,” says Doc Childre in his article, Heart-Based Living. Yet, if you’re like me, you may have found at some point in your life that following your heart got you into trouble. Why? Because our mind can easily justify an emotional pull as heart intuition, and we follow that allurement, instead of our real heart. It takes practice to discern the difference.
For many of us, that practice is learned the hard way through the school of hard knocks. In the process, we may close off our heart because we don’t want to be hurt again. Many years ago, this was true for me, so I set out on a path to learn what my real heart was and to re-open it.
Doc Childre continues to discuss this process in the article: “Subtle energetic blocks accumulate in your system when you strongly imprint experiences of hurt, betrayal or any emotional pain that resulted from life interactions, or stem from self-worth problems, guilt, and more. That stored, unresolved energy often shuts you off from your heart connection, stifling the natural flow of spirit through your mental, emotional, and biological systems. You can learn to re-open your heart connection to clean out those old unresolved issues.”