The anatomical heart has a natural tendency to dilate (expand).
If it weren’t contained by the pericardium (the sac surrounding the heart), it would expand into the whole chest cavity.
This might explain that sense of openness that we feel when our heart gets inspired, has a sense of wonder over something, or expresses and feels love.
Love, in craniosacral therapy, is defined as the “felt sense of heat” in the body (Michael Shea). There are no emotions in the body, just visceral responses, and love, in the body, is felt through the generation of heat.
Experiencing the felt sense of heat and becoming aware of the movement of the heart is an act of self care; a sense of empathy toward self defined by physiological processing, not by judgment or preconceived notions.
Find your heart beat. Feel the heat. Love yourself.
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Author: Samantha Lotti
Samantha Lotti is the founder of Biodynamic Health and creator of Body Compassing. She is a certified and registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST, RCST®), licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and board certified herbalist in Oak Park, Illinois. A personal back injury brought Samantha to biodynamic craniosacral therapy and ignited her interest in a variety of healing modalities.