Opening the Heart to Embrace the Present
By Deb Schnitta
the world around you seems chaotic, it can be hard to remember that you
are a creative being, able to not only influence the choices around
you, but also to create the ones you desire. Chaos is a stream of
energy. It can be thought of as a raging river, one that is hard to
navigate. Yet within even the most chaotic environment is the
opportunity for expansion, and through connecting with expansion, the
presence of peace.
It can be hard to remember there is a choice present in each moment.
Often the larger currents simply engulf your thoughts, and you find
yourself “blindly” following the path that has been laid out for you.
Disconnecting for a moment allows the opportunity to come back to
center, to pause, and then when you are ready, to engage where you
The same is true in the quest for physical healing. Often when my
clients are voicing their desire for things to be different in life, I
will suggest sitting for five minutes of peace. To the mind this may
seem like a waste of time, especially when there is so much to do… But
the gift of time is invaluable to even the mind itself. In that one
pause is the power of profound transformation.
It is often from stopping what we are doing that we learn about our
motivations for why we are doing what we are doing. Knowing why an
event is happening allows us to gain awareness of our beliefs, which
can in turn let us then make new choices. Often it is the simple
choices that create the greatest impact.
When the mind notices a moment of silence, it often moves forward to
fill that vacuum. Not content to be, the mind prefers action, even the
action of thinking about doing something! It is when the mind connects
with the heart that it is able to expand the fullest; we refer to this
as the mind itself taking a breath. Free from the inner chaos, even in
that one single breath is the fullness of potential. Aligning the heart
and mind creates expansion for the mind itself.
Imagine if you will, a time when your mind was telling you a story that
was based in the past. Perhaps a wonderful event was unfolding before
you, and your mind was quick to jump in to remind you of all the bad
things that were possible. Or, perhaps a moment of excitement followed
by a quick, almost simultaneous, uh-oh, the familiar notes of dread. In
each occurrence the mind is responding from the past, either from
experience or what it perceives may happen based on its beliefs.
When the mind begins to respond in this fashion it can be very hard to
hear its presence. The first clue may in fact be long after your
actions have taken a detour and followed this larger flow, here the
history of the mind.
When the heart enters the equation, there is great potential. The
heart, as a doorway, is both an access point to the expansion that is
you, as well as the key to the present. Being in the presence of what
is unfolding and connected to your larger consciousness is the deepest
place of expansion that the mind can witness related to the
personality. It is the opportunity to know from a place of clarity what
it truly unfolding. It is the same process, connecting with expansion
and presence that lays the foundation for any expansion of
consciousness, whether it is knowing the Divine, opening to your
unlimited potential, or the bliss of never ending expansion of Unity.
Engaging the mind to explore its beliefs is important. Giving the mind
the opportunity to witness the absence of exploration is invaluable.
It is through the expansion of the mind that unlimited potential moves
into the forefront, and it is through the presence of being that your
true nature emerges.
Those interested in exploring more about embracing the present, have benefited from Opening the Heart: Moving into Higher Energies and the Vanati book, Soul Connection: Opening to the Source of Creation.
Deb Schnitta, RN, is a leading pioneer in healing and consciousness and the originator of Cellular Expansion and HealingTM (CE) a revolutionary energy work that supports the resolution of constrictions and illness at the level of the cells. CE affects the consciousness stored within the cells and provides connection to Soul and the Divine. An author of many books and Meditation CD Energy Programs for living a life connected consciously to Soul and Spirit, Deb supports individuals seeking healing, spiritual development and enlightenment. She has co-founded Vanati : A Center for Energy Medicine and Consciousness with her partner, Pauline Dishler M.Ed. Information about their revolutionary approach to healing, free distance healing, and dynamic Energy Programs can be found at www.vanati.com
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