There’s no one who hasn’t experienced the richness of their own blood when bleeding from a cut.
To some people the sight of blood is gross or scary, to some fascinating and beautiful.
The fact that we bleed when cut means we’re healthy, it means the heart, in conjunction with the blood vessels, is working well.
Everything we do, according to the body, involves the heart because the heartbeat reaches every part of our body.
The heart beats in our eyes, in our mouth and lips, in our ears, in every millimeter of our skin. When we touch things, see things, hear things, walk, jump, breath, our heart is inherently involved.
My patients often talk about wanting to follow their heart path, but don’t know how or feel unable to.
Following the heart path means listening to it, which starts with realizing that there is no real separation between the anatomical heart and the spiritual heart.
The heartbeat is the constant reminder that our heart is involved in every aspect of our life, the love and accomplishments as much as the setbacks and sorrows, even if we don’t think or feel that way.
So take a moment, close your eyes, and find your heartbeat, wherever you feel it in your body.
Notice its constant rhythm and its vitality as it nourishes every part of you.
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Stay with the beating for a minute with no purpose other than to feel it. When you open your eyes make the conscious connection between your beating heart and your life.
No matter what’s happening right now or what you chose to do next, your heart is always involved.
This is the heart path: constant, complicated, and beautiful.
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.