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Train Your Heart to Listen

Train Your Heart to Listen

Each one of us is a very powerful, spiritual being. We are all sparks from the same Light. If we get in touch with this powerful energy that is inside of each of us, we can recognize that we create our own happiness. We don’t have to depend upon anything or anyone else for joy.

You can create a beautiful place, and positive feelings, any time you want them, by training your heart to listen to your deepest inner self. Here is a way to begin:

Go to the quietest space you can find, and just sit for five minutes or so. Sit quietly. Listen. At first you may think you hear nothing, but it will come. Listen to the chirping of a bird, the wind rustling through the trees, or the buzz of electricity in high tension wires. Listen to each of these sounds individually. Focus on them, one at a time. You will begin to feel them deep inside; they will develop a rhythm to you.

If you sit long and quietly enough, you will begin to hear your own body. You may even want to cover your ears so that you can really focus on your own internal sounds. Listen to the beating of your own heart. Regulate your breathing. Change its rhythm. Listen.

Train your heart to listen.

Now, use this newfound skill by listening to a piece of music. “Millenium” is great because the pure tones arranged in simple melodies allow your mind to focus, and you can practice conscious hearing.

* Listen to the music with the same attentiveness you’ve just given to the silence and your own body.

* Let it transport you to a place within yourself where you may remember events and people which have caused you sadness and disappointment. If these things are making you depressed, it may be because you’ve made a judgment about their value to you.

* Release your judgments, and enjoy.

* You need to replace the negative energy with positive thoughts and feelings, expressed in affirmations, such a “I am in the best place I can be, right now.”

* Continue listening to the music for a while. Create affirmations that confirm what you know in your mind, and in your heart-that you are the master of your own happiness.

* Go a step further. Imagine yourself in a place of beauty, a place of peace. Picture the most beautiful place you can be, and be there.

* Use the music to take your self to that place now, and every time you begin to feel unhappy. Remember always that you can create that beautiful place and those positive feelings, and they are yours whenever you want them.

Read more: Spirit, Guidance, Self-Help

Adapted from The Healing Sound of Music, by Kate and Richard Mucci (Findhorn Press, 2000). Copyright (c) 2000 by Kate and Richard Mucci. Reprinted by permission of Findhorn Press.
Adapted from The Healing Sound of Music, by Kate and Richard Mucci (Findhorn Press, 2000).

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5:40AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

We need to train ourselves to be nice to ourselves

1:28PM PST on Nov 28, 2011

Thank you

9:58PM PDT on Jun 5, 2011

I served as a volunteer with Suicide Prevention for about 5 years.

I served on Warm Line in connection with Crisis Line for about 8 years.

One thing I learned, all anyone really needs is someone who will listen.

Do not educate. Do NOT argue. Do not give solutions. How can I possibly know what another person needs? Do not give advice.

Just listen and care.

That's all it takes to save a life.

12:47AM PST on Mar 13, 2011

Thanks for the article.

4:41AM PST on Feb 3, 2011

Thanks for the info.

4:05AM PDT on Oct 27, 2010

+20

6:47AM PDT on Oct 15, 2010

It is music itself that moves and seeks to uplift the souls.

11:20AM PDT on Sep 12, 2010

thanks for sharing! I'll definetly try it out!!!

3:41AM PDT on Sep 7, 2010

I find music and scents or smells the most evocative and when I hear a lovely piece of music it seems to take me right back ...even to years back when I was a little girl...all emotions of love and happiness, carefree times come flooding back. It can also make me feel melancholic so I have to be careful about which music I listen too. inspiring article..thanks very much for sharing x

1:58AM PDT on Sep 7, 2010

thanks

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