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The Power in Patting Your Heart

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I want you to sit quietly for a moment.  Close your eyes.  Lay your hand, palm down on your heart.  Breathe for a moment, quietly sinking into a feeling of peace.  Then I want you to gently ‘pat your heart twice’ for me.

Feel the magic in connecting with your heart and soul.

Just like in yesterday’s post about I Remember You, when you pat your heart to someone else, you expand that soul to soul connection for which there are no words except to say, “you are in my heart.”  It’s powerful my friends.  It’s even essential, dare I say it.

So once again, I connect my heart with yours and I pat my heart twice in gratitude for our loving connections and for the beautiful way in which our souls rejoice in meeting!  You are loved.  You are in my heart.  I remember you.

Shine On!

xo

Below is a song I want you to sing to yourself today…

The Guest House

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THE GUEST HOUSE by Rumi

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

The barn above is extremely old, but many years ago, it contained a few farm animals who made a small town in South Carolina their home.  It’s the only barn in town now and treasured because it is the last barn standing even though to the untrained Yankee eye, it may look worthy of a teardown.

But in reality, it is a great guest house for me right now, for all of the emotions which well up within me (hence the photo).  My heartfelt thanks to Heather for the poem by Rumi and for Laurie who inspires me to be still and to courageously feel the emotions which come to be cleared from my body, mind and soul.

May YOU be inspired by Rumi to…

be grateful for whatever comes,

because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

Shine On!

xo