The Luminous Heart

Staying Open as Everything is Closing

It is a dark time but there are ways to shine our light. Fear and isolation may cause us to close down as our life styles drastically change and normal activities are ceased. By opening the heart we expand rather than contract. We can choose to use this time to create a space for grace. Here are a few heart opening ideas:

Connect with nature and enjoy the gifts of Spring.
Mediate to clear the mind of thoughts that don’t serve you well.
Help your neighbors, with shopping or babysitting.
Reach out by phone or social media to family and friends.
Create something new – write, paint, plant, bake, sew, dance.
Donate to social service agencies helping those currently in need.
Practice gratitude and inventory your blessings.
Have hope in the face of change.
Appreciate downtime – relax, play a game, take a walk, read a book, write a letter, take a bath.
Stay present. The past is over, the future is a mystery and the present is peace.

The Luminous Heart

There is a heart beyond all wounding
… the luminous heart
Receptive to nature’s innate restorative force

There is a heart beyond all darkness
… the luminous heart
Birthed of glimmering galactic stars

There is a heart beyond all betrayal
… the luminous heart
Pulsating with divine connectivity

There is a heart beyond hurt and grief
… the luminous heart
Open to joy and pure bliss

Each of us is a luminous being born of a luminous and loving creator. The universal force of love and light enables us to rise above earthly matters.
Source of all love, open our hearts and give us the courage to be vulnerable.

Let us offer our collective open-heart energy to our divine source. Help us to honor this gift by sharing it with one another. Together we pulsate in sync with the cosmic energy of love that penetrates all life. We are one, bound in love and light. We give thanks for the luminous heart.


BY Laura McEvoy



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4 years ago

We all have survived hurdles in our lives and made us stronger. Now is the time to look around us to see the beauty God has given us. Watch was the birds begin making their nests for their young; flowers blooming through the snow. At this time of strife just look around and you will find yourself smile. Do what you can for others, yes it will illuminate your heart. In God we trust.

4 years ago

How beautiful and how true! I despair when I hear people saying how bored they are and the constant need to be distracted. I am so fortunate to have a garden I can walk around and a dog I am allowed to take out for walks. It must be difficult to be confined all day and night in an apartment, Maybe with no view of trees, plants or the sea or anything in nature. But we can always go within and meditate or read or listen to uplifting music.
I am in Spain therefore temporarily confined to the home but so lucky and grateful to be here and to be healthy. Let us count our blessings instead of moaning about how bored we are.

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