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Trust Your Heart

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Your heart speaks the truth. It's as simple and sacred as this. No one knows your heart better than you do. Your heart speaks to you every day in the language of love.

It speaks to you with kindness and hope. It never speaks of fear and doubt, and it will never betray you. Your heart honors you, and when you listen to the guidance of your heart, your peace and happiness is restored.

Your heart holds the key to your life. Your dreams, wishes and desires are all imbedded in your heart. Whom your heart choses to love, your life's work and your purpose all reside in your heart.

We spend so much of our energy looking outside of ourselves for answers and solutions. We believe that someone else has the answer; that they are experts, and they know more than we do. Granted, there are people who are leaders in their respective fields who can offer expert advice; however, when it comes to what is right for you, your heart has the answer -- if you simply quiet your mind long enough to hear it.

We spend our lives trying to live up to others' expectations of who we are meant to be. This is a betrayal of your inner truth. Who you really are is not defined by the external world but by your internal sanctuary.

Deep within you lies the very essence of love, strength and joy. To trust your inner self is to trust your heart. It does not mean that you will not make mistakes or make a wrong turn; this is all part of your heart's journey. If you trust and embrace the journey, your heart will get you back on the right path.

In my practice with my clients, I work from the perspective that each client has all the internal resources they need inside of them to make changes in their lives. I provide the space for them to come to the realization of their own inner power and strength.

I have found the most significant shifts are always heart-based. When the light shines on the darkness they have been feeling, a lightness of being occurs. The heart opens up like a flower, ready to be nurtured with love and care. Trusting in their hearts and themselves is pivotal in living a joyous and peaceful life.

Through my own journey, I have come to realize that life is not about pain and punishment. The essence of life is about joy, happiness and love. This can only occur if you trust and look after your heart.

Your heart's energy can be felt from a distance. What you radiate out into the world can be felt by other people's hearts. Whether you come from a loving space or a fearful space, your heart's energy is constantly emitting a vibration.

Imagine this, for just a moment: you're stressed constantly, you live with fear and sadness and feel suffocated due to the economic downturn. You work a job you hate but stay at it due to your mortgage and mounting bills, or perhaps you are in a relationship that does not nurture your heart. You doubt yourself; you seek refuge in anything that will numb your feelings of inadequacy and loss of freedom. You think that you are stuck in this way of living because your mind tells you it's too hard to change things. Other people reinforce the idea that it's difficult to change the circumstances of your life based on their life experience. The unfortunate truth is that this is not just a made-up story but a reality that many people experience.

There is a way out of this, and each of us have the answer within. You are the creator of your life. You have the means to make or break your life. You hold the key to your freedom and happiness. You have the ability to free yourself; no matter what stage of life you are in, it's never too late to change the situations that you have created. All it takes is trust in your heart, because it knows what is right for you. Our heart deserves the best gift from us; it is asking to be heard and revered.

Take a moment now and sit in silence, close your eyes and focus on your heart. Feel the warm energy of love coming from your heart. You can place your hand over your heart as it may help you to connect more easily. Take a few deep breaths, and when you're ready, ask your heart whatever question you need an answer to. Be patient for the response as it may take some time. The answer may not come to you here and now, but it could come much later when you are involved in another activity.

What comes through may surprise you. It may not make sense to your logical mind, however, you can trust it. You will learn that your heart will lead you right where you need to go.

Often the answer comes in a form of a feeling. This is your heart communicating with you; it is your real self telling you something, and it comes from a deeper place within you.

We can all think, believe and know things. The moment you feel you are communicating with your inner being -- your heart -- which is expressing itself in the form of a feeling.

In a world that is dominated with boundless data, information overload and the fast pace of life, it is much harder for us to stop for a moment and to really listen to what our heart is telling us.

The answer is not outside of ourselves. Rather, our heart and inner being hold the key. Think about this: your fear, doubt and stress have been created from the inside out. You may think that your external environment is responsible, but this is not the case. Events have occurred, but how you react and feel is an inside job. Your feelings are telling you something. They are revealing to you what you need to take care of, and by listening to your heart and following what feels right you will find your equilibrium again.

What is exuded from your heart is simple and timeless. A light feeling in your heart is your indicator to follow through as your heart is happy and at peace. A heavy feeling in your heart is your indicator that the decision or thought does not align with what is true for you.

Your heart wants only the best for you. It is up to you to trust your beautiful heart because it ultimately means that you are trusting yourself. By trusting your heart, you are validating your inner voice, affirming that you have the answer to what is best for you. Treasure your heart and treasure yourself. Know that you hold the key to your happiness and joy; no one can give it or take it away from you. It's been with you all along, and it resides in your heart.

Let the magic of your heart guide you towards love, joy and happiness.

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