Article by Phoenix Fenegan
There is a place inside of you that knows only peace, tranquillity and unconditional love. It is a constant in your life, regardless of your outer circumstances or your inner moods and emotions. The Heartspace is your true home, in you. It is known by many cultures all over the world and by many names such as ‘God in you’, your soul, compassion for all things, the Vortex, the ‘magic feeling’, your True Self and the Tao.
What is the Heartspace?
A definitive answer to that is still out for discussion. Many religions and spiritual thinkers have made their conclusions but until a consensus decides on its existence and qualities, the Heartspace is whatever you decide it to be.
The physical heart has captivated the imagination for many centuries. It has been considered a symbol of affection, health, intuition and higher knowledge. The heart has its own intelligence and nervous system and is continually ‘talking’ to the brain. It also has its own bio-electric field.
The Heartspace is felt in the chest cavity where the physical heart resides. The physical heart and the Heartspace are one and the same. When we access the Heartspace we are accessing the bio-electric energy that the heart immits.
When we connect with the Heartspace we feel a range of higher emotions such as joy, gratitude, love, appreciation, freedom, selflessness and compassion.
For as long as man has existed, the Heartspace has been used as a feeling of prayer within. When we feel at one with the Heartspace it is as if our prayers for healing, money, help or love have already been answered, and that is its secret.
What does it feel like?
Everybody will feel and describe the feelings of the Heartspace differently, because each one of us is unique and expressly different. One might feel a sense of expansion in the heart area in their chest, another may feel a warm glow or sense a bright light. It may feel tingly, safe, loving, precious, special, centred, like home, genuine or joyful – whatever descriptive terms you find works best for you.
How do you access the Heartspace?
You may have already experienced the Heartspace and not realised at the time. Spontaneous connection with the Heartspace occurs when we’re in love, when we’re looking at wonderful landscapes, beautiful works of art or engaged in deep spiritual practice.
To access the Heartspace now, please follow along:
- Place your left palm on your chest. Take a few deep, relaxing breaths.
- Bring to mind a time when you were deeply relaxed, happy and at peace.
- Take a mental snapshot of that moment and allow yourself to bask in it.
- Feel the positive emotions of the moment. Where in your body do you feel it?
- Allow yourself to intensify those feelings of love, joy and happiness for as long as you wish.
That’s it. Deceptively simple but not to be discredited for its simplicity!
If you’re having difficulty recalling a suitable memory, make something up! Create a fantasy where you are in a perfect place, surrounded by love and happiness. It doesn’t matter that it’s ‘just your imagination’, it’s the feelings that are being triggered that are important.
Connecting with the Heartspace is like building muscle in your body. You can’t work out once and expect to see a massive transformation in your physique and it is the same with the Heartspace. The more you access it, the stronger it becomes. The stronger it becomes, the more unchartered parts of your Heart you can access.
Now I can feel it, what do I do?
Besides feeling great, the Heartspace is a wonderful means of changing your life for the better. The more time you spend in your Heartspace the more the world around you will transform to match your new, dominant feeling state.
You can offer your problems to your Heartspace, ask for intuitive advice, connect with the Heartspace during prayer and meditation, and even while enjoying creative pursuits or cooking the dinner.
The Heartspace can also be used as a form of self-healing by asking the Heartspace to rest in a physical ailment, pain (emotional and physical), a memory that you can’t let go or visualise a situation that requires healing and ask your Heartspace to open into it.
You will feel an ambivalence as the frustrations and unpleasant feelings meet with the Heartspace’s love and compassion, but just sit with it and you will notice that in a very short time the Heartspace will begin to calm and soothe to greatly improve or even remove the issue.
How does the Heartspace help my Reiki?
By now, I’m sure you’ve already thought about accessing the Heartspace while engaging in your Reiki practice and of course it is similar to holding the intention for healing, but the Heartspace is capable of much more intense positive feelings than intention alone.
Experimentation with your Heartspace energy and Reiki will lead you to some astonishing experiences.
Want to learn more?
Books – Dr Joe Dispenza and Gregg Braden both write extensively on the Heartspace under different names and its healing effects. If you’re interested in manifestation, Richard Dotts writes exclusively about ‘The Magic Feeling’ in his later books. EFT creator Gary Craig uses Heartspace energy to access his healing methodology called The Unseen Therapist.
Technology – Heartmath is an institute dedicated to learning how to scientifically measure the connection between the heart and mind called heart coherence. Their tools can help fine-tune your sensitivity to the Heartspace energy.
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Phoenix Fenegan is a Reiki Master Teacher, yoga teacher, spiritual and energy explorer. She is a writer of some note on yoga and spiritual matters and was first published way back in 1997. You can follow her on Instagram @phoenixfenegan