A Different Perspective of Valentine’s Day, from my heart to yours
By Peg Jones
Did you ever think of the different ways we use the word heart? The ways that we use the word HEART, in positive and also in ways that can be negative. Well I thought about doing just that today, and so I sat down, and I was able to come up with over 100 different ways, we use this word HEART.
I am finding that ”HEART”, can really cover a range of emotions, feelings and other concepts, when you actually sit down and think about it. And why would I want to do such a thing
My article is due today…..And I wanted to write about Valentine’s Day for this months issue.
From what I can see, this list, I wrote, can be put into several categories.
- Emotions, positive or negative
- Essence of someone.
- Referring to heart using medical terms
- Using different modes of creativity, that speak of the heart
- And phrases we use when using heart in our thinking or speaking..
It is truly an amazing word. HEART, is one of those words that can be used in so many different ways, that can speak of our lives as a both a spiritual and human …
Our human heart is what keeps us going, if I speak in medical terms.
It is central for our existence, because if it stops, our earthly life as we know it can possibly end, if not able to be revived.
How about my heart stopped when he walked into the room.. My heart melted, as he came to ask me my name. He had such a good heart. I knew in my heart, our hearts were meant for each other.
When I go to my heart place, and I check, how it is feeling at this time.
I know in my heart, that I feel joyful, creative, passionate, happy, and peaceful..
I have written a lot about being in the heart place. It’s our true center, of all that we are.. The heart will help us to peel back the layers, of what, we know longer need. It is our higher self, of all that we are. The higher self, can be our angels, our guides, our Source of all, our intuition, our guidance system. We don’t all have the same models of what is meant by the Heart or our heart place.
When my heart is blissful, I feel blissful, too. When our heart is joyful, we can create from the heart. Because it is pure, and authentic, and it’s coming from the purest part of ourselves. When we create art, dance, write, essays, poetry, it comes from our knowing and being. It is expressions of our authenticity.
There is ying and yang in all ways of living and our expression of how we choose to live. We are human and we always have choices.
But we also, have baggage that we don’t totally realize we have, or may not completely understand… or want to understand. And sometimes, this baggage has a lot of little bags, and compartments, inside the larger bags that we may, or may not show to the world… The layers cover our true essence of who we are… The layers can cause illness, addictions, bitterness, anger, frustration, self loathing, judgments, or maybe, in activities, that are not in our best favor, that keep us from being in that place of peace and love and grace..
Today, I heard a TED Talk from Dr Lissa Rankin, speaking of how so many of us, are living according to how we think we need to live because of what or society tells us or what we were brought up to believe. And that is fine, because that is how for hundreds of years, we thought we had to live. She specifically spoke of our careers, and how we choose a job for reasons that may not truly be the right choice. That we may come to a point, and say enough, no more.. Its killing me.. We become burnt out, tired, ill, sick, angry and a lot of other negative concepts.. In many ways, our world is having a big wakeup call… To really, stop, review our careers, relationships, values, and how we just are not sure we want to stay on the merry-go-round of life as we think it is or we think it should be.. Our elders may or may not understand this thinking at all and maybe they do.
Dr Rankin, spoke that many of the diseases and issues, we deal with today, are due to not healing from the different layers of what is blocking the pathway to our heart place. These blockages, need to not only be healed through medicine, but also spiritually, how we treat our body, through the food we eat and how we exercise our bodies and our minds..Our spiritual connections, She also mentioned how creativity in all the different ways we are able to creative can help this immensely..
Dr. Lissa Rankin, speaks of when she left her prestigious Dr position, moved to the country with her family, and began a life of helping others more holistically.. Prescribing, herbs, tinctures, remedies, energy healing and all the different ways of how energy healing can help..She found that people were still hurting, emotionally, and all that came with that.. She said she felt that whether, it was holistic healing, or western medicine, the main thing that they needed to understand was that they needed to get to the root of the issues, and to heal from the inside and that starts in understanding the root of is making us not balanced, body, mind and spirit. When one part of the triad is not balanced, others parts of the triad can have some issues… Who does not have issues? http://bit.ly/1JnIBXJ video I was speaking of in this article.
- Broken heart
- Shattered heart
- No feeling there in my heart
- Painful heart
- Sad heart
- Hungry heart
- Heart of the matter
When we sing, are we ever sad, or angry? We loved to sing when we were kids, and we would sing all the time. For 34 years, I was a preschool teacher, and I sang every day with my students. Many times we would sing the songs from the song book and we would make up our own words, for new songs of our own. We would add new verses for songs we already knew. Sometimes we would dance and sing, and sometimes we paint and sing.
- Joyful heart
- Blissful heart
- Singing from the heart
- Heart song
- Singing heart
- M y heart is singing
- Musical heart
- Creating from the heart
- Talking from the heart
- God bless your heart
- Speaking and singing from the heart
- Happy heart
And by now, you are thinking, and what does this all have to do with Valentine’s Day, the day where we celebrate our love and appreciation for our partners, our families, and our friends.
We see and hear how commercialized Valentine’s Day, and we rush to buy the cards, gifts, toys etc, do we think to include ourselves, as to how we can celebrate how we care for ourselves? We see the candy heart boxes for our kids our partners, or the special cards to our people who are special in our lives, the restaurants that advertise special deals for you and that special person, the candy, the stuffed toys, It’s a commercial day of mayhem and expectations, from the department store, jewelry store, card store, and restaurants.
Is it the mindless accessibility that we buy into the commercial traditions and pressure of the day? It’s what we do, did we include to do something for ourselves for this day..
And so I asked the angels, what suggestions they had for including ourselves some love, in honoring positive self-love, for ourselves. I mean we are busy human beings, with jobs, careers, kids, businesses, & family to care for.
Who are we to do such a thing, as to celebrate ourselves on this day or any day for that matter?
Archangel Chamuel, and Archangel Raphael, shared with me a few words, to share with you, on this subject.
First they said, to look at my list of words and phrases, I wrote using the word HEART.
They have some questions, they want us to ask yourself each day..
“What color does your heart feel to be on this day?
What heart song do you want to sing?
What words from your heart, can you think of that will help you to feel joy, peace?
What stories from heart can you share, with yourself or others?
Did you know that every day is Valentine’s Day..
You deserve, to feel love and to know love and to give love
It’s not something you attain, you are love..
And when you can see that deep in your heart, then you will know every day is Valentine’s Day.
Not just one day,
Valentine’s Day is every day!!!
Self love is acceptance of who you are, no matter, who you think, you are.
Celebrate YOU and celebrate those you love everyday…
And as we sit on our heart cloud of love (HEART GRAPHIC INSERTED BELOW_
From the bottom of our hearts. We thank you all for who you are, deep in your heart and soul.
We share with each of you, a golden heart, to signify, the love each of your angels share with you each day….
Live your passion; embrace your creativity, understanding of living from the heart, helps yous in creativity, relationships and all aspects your life.
Love from our hearts to your hearts,
Archangel Chamuel, and Archangel Raphael”
Laughter from the heart The peace has left my heart..
Rainbow heart joy Connected heart
My heart is of joy My heart is of peaceful heart
My heart is of peaceful heart
Poems from the heart
Heartfelt Walk with your heart on your sleeve.
How many ways do you use the word heart? Try making a list of the different ways to use heart. Please feel free to share your experience in making this list.