On the spiritual path, one of the most valuable benefits is the Opening of the Heart.
Such a manifestation opens up the floodgates of love, compassion and gratitude, eventually transforming a person’s life and revealing her or his True Nature.
That being said, the process is usually gradual, at least for most of us, and not sudden. It may come under the guise of small happenings that build up and culminate over time.
This morning, I would like to share such a culmination—tiny in scope, yet meaningful beyond measure.
It is such a beautiful thing when “the heart wins over the rigidity of the system.” You’ll see what I mean.
Our son’s 5th grade teacher will soon be giving birth and will not be back in school until the fall of 2021. As we enter the last week of studying for 2020, she sent us her usual weekly newsletter. In return, we privately expressed our gratitude for all the efforts she exerted during the past four months. Thanks to her dedication, we have witnessed improvement in our son’s attitude toward learning and ability to write.
We’ve had a pleasant exchange with her since the beginning of the school year, mostly via email. We were using her first name and she always responded with a neutral “Hello” or no introduction. The system around here, as well as the “exclusively virtual” times we are living in, do not provide for much heart-to-heart communication opportunities.
Sarah responded to our note this morning and, for the first time, used both of our first names.
This is what I mean by the Opening of the Heart. It doesn’t have to shatter the whole world with the greatest love ever. It is one small word, one small gesture at a time that we are using to build a greater sense of Oneness, a more beautiful WE.
Once the heart starts opening up, there is no way to stop it. Yet you can be sure that there will be incidents, or possibly storms, down the road where the challenge will be to prevent the heart from retracting.
That is, in my humble opinion, the nature of the path.
Here is the link to the Facebook invitation. You can attend the gathering at 3:00 pm New York time on Thursday, December 17th.
See you there!