With each breath we are gifted abundance.
When we breathe in through our nose and mouth, we bring the energy of the breath in through many other places in our energy bodies; our chakras, our aura, the mingmen point and our kidneys - through the Wellspring of Life acupoint on the ‘souls’ of our feet (yes, I know it is not the correct spelling for ‘sole’, but it is so appropriate).
And just to go off the beaten path a little... I would offer that another place we breathe in deeply is through the area known as the raglan sleeves… the seam where our body meets our arms. An area of very powerful and sacred energy.
I used to wonder if this energetic opening was some kind of vortex, a weakness in the unity of the energy field, but it never felt to me that it was at all problematic or challenging. It looked somewhat similar to a vortex, but rather than the spiralling/tornado-like energy represented by a vortex, these openings look shimmery, more gentle, more beautiful.
Imagine smearing that part of your body and aura with a little swirly honey and then throwing gold dust on it. If you are seeing that in your mind’s eye then you are seeing what I see when there is energy moving in and out of those raglan sleeve areas. Again, much like the acupoint on the soles of your feet (The Wellspring of Life), I perceive it as an exchange point, a portal, this time between our spirit energy and the universal energy within which we exist. There are times when this area is not at all active or open… and that feels right for those times, but when it is active there is an open-ness, a beautiful vulnerability that we experience. I call these openings the Golden Hearts or the Spirit Hearts, and they are amazingly powerful and sacred.
I have so much more to learn about these areas, but ever since I have been conscious of energy (as a child), I have seen this beautiful golden shimmer, gentle and magnificent. It is not a constant. There are plenty of people in whom I rarely see it, others in which it is very prominent.
When a broken heart is healing, the Golden Hearts are open and sweet, beginning to reach out to the world again. When an unexpected act of kindness has caught someone by surprise and moved them from a habitual state, the Golden Hearts ease open, unsure but delighted. During a healing session, clients often find a sense of trust and peace within themselves and, as this is connecting, the Golden Hearts open and shimmer.
Interestingly enough, they are also where we absorb much of the sun’s energy. Sometimes, when I am on a beach or in a park where people are sitting and lying around in the sun the Golden Hearts are so vibrant that people’s faces can be obscured as those areas drink, drink, drink up the goodness of the sun energy.
So how can you work with them?
As you are reading this, try placing your hands flat over these areas. It feels protective, enabling, healing, nourishing. How many of us find ourselves with our arms crossed over our chest with our own hands flat over the Golden Heart areas… maybe when we are lying in bed or while lying flat meditating. Supporting these areas can be deeply important for where we are in our soul/body interplay, as we connect deeper and deeper to our divine self. Weaving figure 8s over the area can also be supportive and nourishing.
I hope you find a way to nourish your own Golden Hearts and my biggest encouragement is for you to love them; caress them on yourself, blow them kisses, murmur how much you love yourself into these sacred areas. Such messages will be carried deep into your soul.
With much love,