Heart Awareness Meditation

Heart awareness meditation is a method of breathing that coordinates the body's respiratory, circulation and nervous systems in a state of coherence that results in an integration of one's soul, heart, mind, and body. The objective of this meditation is to find the divine being in the heart of every human being. The One Being, within whom we live, is living within our hearts. This courageous act of mindfulness will cultivate compassion, joy, and love.

Arrive into a comfortable, cross-legged seat. Engage in the elongation of your spinal column, the ascension of the crown of your head, and the easeful closing of the eyelids. Now, begin to feel and focus on the rhythm of your heartbeat and breath.  

The first stage of Heart Rhythm Meditation is to focus on your own physical heart while breathing in time to a set number of heartbeats. This results in a feeling of being centered in your body and in your heart, with a quiet and focused mind. This is practiced while sitting with eyes closed. This practice of self-awareness can increase your ability to handle stress and gives you the ability to self-regulate your body and emotions. 

The second stage of Heart Rhythm Meditation is to be aware of the measurable, energetic field radiating from your heart with every breath, which intersects and resonates with the energetic field of others. This makes us aware of our connectedness with others, heart-to-heart, which gives us influence and charisma, and also sensitivity to the feelings and condition of others. Feeling energy in our hearts also enables us to accomplish our desires, behave with courage and nobility, and follow our ideals. It is an emotional meditation, yielding joy and tenderness. With an energized heart, life is appreciated as beautiful and harmonious.

The third stage of Heart Rhythm Meditation is where formal meditation begins. Here is the experience of being the microcosm of the macrocosm, discovering the universe in yourself and yourself in the universe. The Heart of Humanity is beating in your chest, giving you the mystic's experience, "I am a part of all things and all things are a part of me.