Connecting to your Heart
Published in April 2020
Sedona Journal of Emergence
The vision I see is a garden trellis covered in roses, as I walk through the entry into the garden I am led to a beautiful gazebo overlooking a pond of reflection. Sitting in the gazebo is Quan Yin and she welcomes all who choose to read these words. Swimming on the pond is an elegant white swan and I am particular drawn to her elegant neck as it dips into the water to feed on the plant life.
Quan Yin Speaks:
Welcome to all who choose to enter this spiritual garden of reflection. I invite you to pause on your earthly journey and take a moment for quiet contemplation. Taking time to go into a quiet space is always beneficial for your body, mind, and soul. In your busy lives your energy is pulled and pushed in all directions. When you honor yourselves by taking quality time for mindfulness, you allow your body, mind, and soul to connect to the support that is there for each of you. This support is always with you and is held in each breath you take. When you breathe you connect to your divine spark, and your timeless spirit. Breathing intentionally and with focus, provides you the greatest benefit.
The swan makes the transformation from the “ugly duckling” to the elegant swan, with a long graceful neck she feeds on the soft food in the waterways, her neck is her signature as she can reach deep into the water for food and stretch up to the heavens with grace and dignity. I have intentionally brought forth the image of the swan to each of you. She has come forth today to encourage your transformation, trust you can make the transition in life from where you are now to where you desire your life to flow.
The swan is an ancient symbol of royalty and fables; she carries with her the energy of dignity and grace. She will serve you well as an animal talisman to support you this time of transition.
Do not be afraid to make the first step toward your dreams, let the energy of swan help you to move forward in your life.
The Throat Chakra:
The throat charka is the bridge between the head and the heart; many humans are cut off at the throat overthinking each decision they make. They are disconnected from their heart and their body wisdom. When this occurs you ignore the signals from your body wisdom and rely solely on your intellect.
The mind is a powerful tool which you have become accustomed to believing absolutely, in everything you think, remember, and hear.
I bring your awareness to your heart which will allow you to engage in life in a new and refreshing way. You are encouraged to follow your heart and create new possibilities by noticing what brings you joy, excitement, this will allow for a more gentile and graceful way of being upon the earth, and allow your dreams to come to fulfilment.
Some clues that you are too much in your mind are be aware if it is difficult for you to speak your truth, saying what is important for you. Notice if there are some old stories you are hanging onto that do not support you going forward to the life you wish to manifest. Your mind can be alive with half-truths, and other people’s opinion of what is correct for you. This time upon the planet is for you to forge new beginnings and trust in your heart to support you as you create the life you desire to live.
Self-care suggestions From Quan Yin
To support you in these changing times I ask you to take a moment to work with the energy of your throat chakra.
Close your eyes breathe deeply as you stretch your neck and turn your head to the left, right, up and down and feel the energy in your throat chakra release, as you breathe out any fear of moving forward. Call on the energy of swan to support the release of your throat and neck, which is the bridge between the head and the heart.
Now breathe deeply the colour of blue to your throat chakra and allow that blue light to flow down your throat to your heart. Open your throat chakra by gently touching your throat with your fingertips encouraging the bridge between the head and heart to open
Quan Yin mother of compassion I ask you to clear my throat chakra so that I may speak my truth, and allow the divinity of my spirit to flow through my body.
Blessings to each of you I am Quan Yin