how do you open the heart chakra without loving everyone?
07-08-2020, 11:37 AM,
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RE: how do you open the heart chakra without loving everyone?
(07-08-2020, 10:55 AM)TheAmbiguousSod Wrote:  My only advise would be to get honest with yourself. 

In my opinion, this is the key to any sort of conscious evolution. Self-honesty is not simple, as we may all have some subconscious fragmentation, ingrained belief systems or denial based on survival. But if we are OPEN to self-honesty, and the acceptance of our own possible blockages to that end, the barriers become less rigid and are more malleable to change.

This is why I think focus on self is so important. And I don't think it is as simple as changing an attitude (or forcing an attitude change). There has to be a fundamental widening of awareness, and the only way I have found to widen awareness is to be open to change. Stagnant waters become toxic, as it has been said.

We dig our heels in sometimes, and that is a survival instinct when our world is threatened. It's an important one, and sets boundaries which help us navigate through difficult times or situations, by slowing down or stopping input and outside pressures. But a good idea is to then take a second look at things. Now that you have stopped the "movie," and you feel safer, you can, from this vantage point, take a fresh look at things. Be the observer. Step outside of self and consider self along with all the other elements involved.
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07-08-2020, 11:45 AM,
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Also, you do not need to succeed in forgiving all.  You just have to have the sincere intent to forgive all.  Then the road to forgiveness will open up for you and you can choose to walk it.  This road will be made of all the small everyday catalysts that will slowly align with your new intent.
 

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07-08-2020, 12:34 PM,
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(07-08-2020, 11:37 AM)Diana Wrote:  
(07-08-2020, 10:55 AM)TheAmbiguousSod Wrote:  My only advise would be to get honest with yourself. 

In my opinion, this is the key to any sort of conscious evolution. Self-honesty is not simple, as we may all have some subconscious fragmentation, ingrained belief systems or denial based on survival. But if we are OPEN to self-honesty, and the acceptance of our own possible blockages to that end, the barriers become less rigid and are more malleable to change.

This is why I think focus on self is so important. And I don't think it is as simple as changing an attitude (or forcing an attitude change). There has to be a fundamental widening of awareness, and the only way I have found to widen awareness is to be open to change. Stagnant waters become toxic, as it has been said.

We dig our heels in sometimes, and that is a survival instinct when our world is threatened. It's an important one, and sets boundaries which help us navigate through difficult times or situations, by slowing down or stopping input and outside pressures. But a good idea is to then take a second look at things. Now that you have stopped the "movie," and you feel safer, you can, from this vantage point, take a fresh look at things. Be the observer. Step outside of self and consider self along with all the other elements involved.
I am sorry, I didn’t mean that in any condescending way. I was trying to put across how I think that if we are honest with ourselves in the way of what we want and need, it may not be a time that we are meant to use in opening the heart and so comparing what we think we should be doing with what we want to be doing can bring tension.

When I think I should be doing something it makes me think I am incorrect and so I was just suggesting that by being honest with ourselves and our intentions and desires, we can evaluate if forcing a certain trait is going to do us any good.

I’m sorry if the way I have come across seems like I am saying anything is easy. It is the hardest thing to do to be honest with ourselves and I don’t mean to take away from that in the slightest.
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07-08-2020, 12:36 PM,
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(07-08-2020, 11:45 AM)Patrick Wrote:   
Also, you do not need to succeed in forgiving all.  You just have to have the sincere intent to forgive all.  Then the road to forgiveness will open up for you and you can choose to walk it.  This road will be made of all the small everyday catalysts that will slowly align with your new intent.

I resonate with this with my entirety. When I pray for those I desire to forgive, I visualise them in light and this merely starts the process of forgiveness. It can take me months of dwelling to forgive the smallest thing but the starting of the process will always lead you to the forgiveness at the end.
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07-08-2020, 12:48 PM,
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(07-08-2020, 12:34 PM)TheAmbiguousSod Wrote:  
(07-08-2020, 11:37 AM)Diana Wrote:  
(07-08-2020, 10:55 AM)TheAmbiguousSod Wrote:  My only advise would be to get honest with yourself. 

In my opinion, this is the key to any sort of conscious evolution. Self-honesty is not simple, as we may all have some subconscious fragmentation, ingrained belief systems or denial based on survival. But if we are OPEN to self-honesty, and the acceptance of our own possible blockages to that end, the barriers become less rigid and are more malleable to change.

This is why I think focus on self is so important. And I don't think it is as simple as changing an attitude (or forcing an attitude change). There has to be a fundamental widening of awareness, and the only way I have found to widen awareness is to be open to change. Stagnant waters become toxic, as it has been said.

We dig our heels in sometimes, and that is a survival instinct when our world is threatened. It's an important one, and sets boundaries which help us navigate through difficult times or situations, by slowing down or stopping input and outside pressures. But a good idea is to then take a second look at things. Now that you have stopped the "movie," and you feel safer, you can, from this vantage point, take a fresh look at things. Be the observer. Step outside of self and consider self along with all the other elements involved.
I am sorry, I didn’t mean that in any condescending way. I was trying to put across how I think that if we are honest with ourselves in the way of what we want and need, it may not be a time that we are meant to use in opening the heart and so comparing what we think we should be doing with what we want to be doing can bring tension.

When I think I should be doing something it makes me think I am incorrect and so I was just suggesting that by being honest with ourselves and our intentions and desires, we can evaluate if forcing a certain trait is going to do us any good.

I’m sorry if the way I have come across seems like I am saying anything is easy. It is the hardest thing to do to be honest with ourselves and I don’t mean to take away from that in the slightest.

I in no way meant to criticize what you had said. I was agreeing with your statement about self-honesty and expanding on it. I will take responsibility for not being clear. I find this is often the case here, that my words are misinterpreted, and I continue to hone this communication skill.
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07-08-2020, 03:57 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-08-2020, 04:05 PM by Ashim.)
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RE: how do you open the heart chakra without loving everyone?
I’ll try to answer the question as simply as possible.
If unconditional love appears daunting and almost unreachable when applied to fellow humans then consider the following.
Adopt an animal, perhaps from your local shelter.
Tend to its needs, give love and care. Expect nothing in return apart from the prospect of good company and laughs.

Your new friend (cat, dog, hedgehog) will respond with utmost joy when you treat it with unconditional love. They are without sin, so it’s a bit easier than with humans. Lol!

This is one of the best exercises for learning to open the heart chakra.

This exercise rewards one with almost instantaneous feedback.

The question is: what pet/animal are you personally drawn towards?

The heart can open in many ways. There is usually either a soft or hard opening of the heart, a rush of enlightenment or a gradual progression. There can be a partial opening, one that may command attention at some later point.
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07-08-2020, 04:31 PM,
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RE: how do you open the heart chakra without loving everyone?
(07-08-2020, 12:48 PM)Diana Wrote:  
(07-08-2020, 12:34 PM)TheAmbiguousSod Wrote:  
(07-08-2020, 11:37 AM)Diana Wrote:  
(07-08-2020, 10:55 AM)TheAmbiguousSod Wrote:  My only advise would be to get honest with yourself. 

In my opinion, this is the key to any sort of conscious evolution. Self-honesty is not simple, as we may all have some subconscious fragmentation, ingrained belief systems or denial based on survival. But if we are OPEN to self-honesty, and the acceptance of our own possible blockages to that end, the barriers become less rigid and are more malleable to change.

This is why I think focus on self is so important. And I don't think it is as simple as changing an attitude (or forcing an attitude change). There has to be a fundamental widening of awareness, and the only way I have found to widen awareness is to be open to change. Stagnant waters become toxic, as it has been said.

We dig our heels in sometimes, and that is a survival instinct when our world is threatened. It's an important one, and sets boundaries which help us navigate through difficult times or situations, by slowing down or stopping input and outside pressures. But a good idea is to then take a second look at things. Now that you have stopped the "movie," and you feel safer, you can, from this vantage point, take a fresh look at things. Be the observer. Step outside of self and consider self along with all the other elements involved.
I am sorry, I didn’t mean that in any condescending way. I was trying to put across how I think that if we are honest with ourselves in the way of what we want and need, it may not be a time that we are meant to use in opening the heart and so comparing what we think we should be doing with what we want to be doing can bring tension.

When I think I should be doing something it makes me think I am incorrect and so I was just suggesting that by being honest with ourselves and our intentions and desires, we can evaluate if forcing a certain trait is going to do us any good.

I’m sorry if the way I have come across seems like I am saying anything is easy. It is the hardest thing to do to be honest with ourselves and I don’t mean to take away from that in the slightest.

I in no way meant to criticize what you had said. I was agreeing with your statement about self-honesty and expanding on it. I will take responsibility for not being clear. I find this is often the case here, that my words are misinterpreted, and I continue to hone this communication skill.

No I’m so sorry. I think it was myself judging myself really. By seeing the sentence quoted I realised that I might have come across like I was saying it was easy when I never intended to do so. We’re all learning constantly, thanks for being understanding and please know I in no way see anything in your words that comes across hostile or as if you were disagreeing. When I responded I read again and it was as if I was somewhere else entirely.
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07-08-2020, 04:33 PM,
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RE: how do you open the heart chakra without loving everyone?
(07-08-2020, 03:57 PM)Ashim Wrote:  I’ll try to answer the question as simply as possible.
If unconditional love appears daunting and almost unreachable when applied to fellow humans then consider the following.
Adopt an animal, perhaps from your local shelter.
Tend to its needs, give love and care. Expect nothing in return apart from the prospect of good company and laughs.

Your new friend (cat, dog, hedgehog) will respond with utmost joy when you treat it with unconditional love. They are without sin, so it’s a bit easier than with humans. Lol!

This is one of the best exercises for learning to open the heart chakra.

This exercise rewards one with almost instantaneous feedback.

The question is: what pet/animal are you personally drawn towards?

The heart can open in many ways. There is usually either a soft or hard opening of the heart, a rush of enlightenment or a gradual progression. There can be a partial opening, one that may command attention at some later point.

Wonderful advice. Plants do this for me too. I constantly surround myself with plants and animals and they continue to teach me about myself and how to love and accept love. I desire to be like an apple tree, offering its fruit to all without judgement.
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07-08-2020, 05:18 PM,
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(07-08-2020, 03:57 PM)Ashim Wrote:  ...Adopt an animal, perhaps from your local shelter...

Hey Ashim, it's been an extremely long time since I saw a post from you! Smile
 

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07-09-2020, 08:24 AM,
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(07-08-2020, 05:18 PM)Patrick Wrote:  
(07-08-2020, 03:57 PM)Ashim Wrote:  ...Adopt an animal, perhaps from your local shelter...

Hey Ashim, it's been an extremely long time since I saw a post from you! Smile

Thanks and hi again . Yes, did have a bit of a negative phase. All fine though.
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