Being Truly Seen ~ A Meditation
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Image: "Heart Chakra" by Heidi Norman
Are you afraid of being truly seen? For who you really are? Do you hide parts of yourself out of fear, insecurity, or self-doubt?
Opening our heart is a brave act. To open our heart is to accept everyone and everything in our life unconditionally. To accept it all, and embrace it all, and stop living in projections of what we think life should be. And like everything this begins in our own hearts – in our ability to accept and embrace ourselves in this way.
Our ability to love others, and to feel loved, is in direct proportion to how much we have opened to our true selves. Most of us hide parts of ourselves out of a fear of being hurt, or out of a sense of unworthiness. We do not want others to see these shadows. We often do not even want to see them ourselves, and try to forget they exist. But all of the energy we put into hiding parts of ourselves blocks us from owning our true radiance.
From an energetic perspective, these blocks are often lodged in our heart chakra. It’s almost like we have a small, scared child inside of us saying ‘I don’t deserve this, I am unworthy.’ Until we find and embrace this child, and release the emotions that feed her, our heart can never truly open. We must keep it closed, to keep her hidden. We fear that if she is exposed, if anyone knew what was truly inside of us, we could never be lovable. Ironically though, it’s this very fear that keeps us from ever feeling the full radiance of love as our own being.
There are many ways to work with this. Indeed, you could say every spiritual path that exists ultimately comes down to this – how to open our heart, how to release these blocks that we have in the name of self-protection. My own path is to work energetically, and so I offer you the following guided meditation to help you heal this part of yourself, and allow yourself to be truly seen.
In this meditation, you will try and ‘select’, or connect with a pattern, emotion, or feeling in yourself that you know represents one way you block your own heart from giving or receiving. Doing this will allow you to work directly with your own subtle body, deep in your own heart chakra, to heal and release this energy. Then you will invite divine light to see you, as you truly are, and bring this light into your own heart.
Enjoy, and may you feel the radiance of this season, and a true opening of your heart, as move through Solstice, the holidays, and the New Year!