“If you’re really listening, if you’re awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold ever-more wonders.” -Andrew Harvey, *The Return of the Mother*
I ask you…. does your heart really ‘break’ or does it bruise to the point where it feels forever fractured? The emotional heart recovers, and often loves again. Yet open heart surgery leads the medical and Medicare industries to the point of overload.
I once had a very precious friend. He is now deceased. He was a Heart Surgeon by profession, and husband and father in his personal life. He and his wife were Tantra students of Charles and mine in the 1980’s and ‘90’s, before his tragic death in an automobile accident. We talked at length about the journey of the heart, both physically and emotionally. He chose, for a two-year period, to close his practice and devote his time to his own deeper soul’s healing and his personal insights about disease and illness.
Dave’s words went something like this. “I knew each time a patient came in for medical reasons that their heart was emotionally broken. I knew that when I hugged them or laid my hands lovingly on their heart that this is what would heal them. Not surgery.”
I can still feel my tears as I remember his poignant words, the sadness in his eyes, and his frustration with medicine as the only “answer” to heart disease. I remember his touch, so filled with divine love. His family was very dear to me. We have lost touch. However, Dave is bigger than life as I write this. I feel his love in my own heart. I transmit that love through this message.
Please take the time to touch the hearts of those you love, and especially to those you may not love. For we all need to feel acknowledged and perhaps even loved… just a little bit… just a fraction of what you are capable of. For the human heart is eternal, endless, limitless, and deeply in need of healing.
We all long for connection, visits from our families, and an end to the endless suffering of so many hearts that inhabit the bodies of people everywhere. You can and you do make a huge difference with just one gaze, one embrace, one word of encouragement. There is a wonderful phrase going around that “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” Be one of the ones! Be all of the love that you are. Share yourself with abandon!
In the eternal Spirit of the heart, Caroline