Healing the Heart

Healing the Heart Anando New Earth Records

 

This guided visualization is a way of using the powerful energy of the heart to melt the walls we have built up around it.

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This guided visualization is a way of using the powerful energy of the heart to melt the walls we have built up around it. When we carry grudges against someone, it hurts us. It blocks our flow of heart energy. We become hard in some way, and that damages us inside, physically, emotionally and energetically.

This CD is not about forgiveness, it is about allowing your heart to heal itself. It is about allowing your heart to be free and light and flowing again.

Actually the real heart, the energetic heart, cannot be healed, because it cannot be hurt. It is always undisturbed and peaceful. When we refer to a ‘broken heart’, we are talking about a physical sensation in the body which is caused by certain thoughts – for example, that our partner doesn’t love us any more, or loves someone else instead. It is actually the ego that is hurt, not the heart.

Thoughts like these, and the feelings they provoke, are very painful, and so we armor ourselves as a protection. This armor is like a wall we build up around our heart. We ‘close’ our hearts in the mistaken belief that the heart is the problem. It is not.

Our dreams are the problem. Our ideas that we cling to about how things should be – that is the problem. We had a Hollywood happy-ever-after dream, and it ended. And our ego doesn’t want to accept the fact that our dreams have been shattered. It doesn’t want to face the reality. Have you noticed how the mind goes on feeding the wounds of a ‘broken heart’ by endlessly running the story of what happened to us. Endlessly chewing on the ‘What if’s’. Like a tongue constantly returning to the hole left by a tooth that was removed by the dentist. It just can’t let it go, can it? That is why it is very difficult to let go completely of the people who we feel have ‘hurt’ us. We either go on carrying an illusion that the love will somehow miraculously be rekindled, that the other will see the light and come back to us, or we carry hate and revenge against them. We may think we have cut them out of our lives, but every time we see them or hear about them, we have an emotional reaction. And despite our best endeavors, they keep coming back into our thoughts whenever we are feeling vulnerable or lonely.

Whether we are waiting for them to come back or have cut them off, either way we are burdened – either way we are not free to find another love. Either way we have put up some kind of wall around our heart. Hope is a terrible thing? waiting for the impossible to happen eats away not only at our loving feelings and openness, but also at our self-esteem and confidence. And when we make someone into an enemy, it hurts us – it hurts to close ourselves off from our hearts, which is what we do when we block someone out.

The only way to really let someone go, and thus be free to get on with our lives, is with gratitude for what they did give us. Or at least with a focus on appreciating their good qualities, rather than harping on their bad ones. This is not at all easy for the mind, the ego, which would much rather stay with blame and complaint. But it is not difficult for the heart, for the energetic heart.

The heart has the capacity to see the positive, even in someone whom the mind can only see as a monster. That is because the heart doesn’t compare and doesn’t have ideals. It doesn’t have dreams or hopes. It simply sees the present reality, without judging. Judging is a quality of the mind, not the heart, because it requires comparison.

Because the heart is not involved in the stories the mind spins, it can see more clearly. It can see that the other person has been acting unconsciously, even though they may not be aware of it. For their own unconscious reasons, they were unable to give you what you wanted from them. Unlike the mind, or ego, the heart doesn’t take this personally. It understands that that person has their own problems, their own vulnerability and their own limits that make them behave the way they do. And that has nothing to do with you. Their behavior is their way of covering up their own wounds, fears and needs. With that understanding, compassion arises. And with that compassion, you can finally let that person go and find peace for yourself.

It takes tremendous courage to shift from the mind to the heart and have this perspective, but if you are fed up with feeling the walls around your heart, and really want to feel your heart flowing freely again, then you can give this a try. It is not a matter of forgiveness. If the other person has treated you badly, then it is important to leave the responsibility for that with them, and let them take the consequences. This process is something just for you – to allow you to let go of this situation that has been hanging over you, and get on with your life feeling lighter and unburdened.

The process is not just for healing wounds you are carrying from lovers, but for anyone you are holding grudges against, or judgments about. It may be someone alive or dead, someone present in your life or from the past, someone in your family or someone from your work. It doesn’t matter – as long as we carry grudge against someone, that person goes on haunting us in a way – we give them power over us. We are not free. This process is about cleaning up our lives and becoming free of these burdens.

Available in both English and Italian versions on this album (separate tracks).

Additional Information

Artist

Anando, Music by Veet Marco

Total time:

31:02

Reviews

  1. Music Design

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    “Meditation expert Anando started her career as a lawyer and businesswoman, but found her true calling in the spiritual arts. After spending thirty years at Osho’s ashram in India, she now dedicates her life toward helping others find their way on the path to personal enlightenment. Healing the Heart is a 30-minute meditation exercise that aims to heal the wounded heart and help one release emotional baggage. Over the course of the journey the listener will embrace forgiveness, develop a greater sense of understanding in the forces that motivate others and learn to accept their self and their imperfections. Anando has a very soft, calming voice that is a joy to listen to, and her diction is very clear for easy comprehension.”

  2. MIDWEST RECORD

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    “Healing the Heart (2910); Healing the Inner Child (2911); Sleep Deep (2912): Hey kids, it’s 2010 and it’s alright to admit we’re all walking wounding, a nation and generation of damaged monks. This lawyer drop out that’s taken a spin around India for the last 30 odd years distills her wisdom and outlook into these three cds that are each targeted toward trying to repair the damage of the walking wounded. “Healing the Heart” is obvious, especially for all the smarter than thou hot 20 somethings that sit around Saturday night with a quart of ice cream wondering why their married guy won’t call. “Healing the Inner Child” is also obvious since everything we needed to know we learned in kindergarten—make fun of who ever is different; push the little kids down and take their toys—time to clean that mess up and move on. “Sleep Deep” is also obvious since we now see that sleep can cure everything for diabetes to paranoia. Hey, it’s cheaper than one session with a shrink if you buy all three at full price and less calories than cookie dough. You wanna keep being a screw up or you want to try something inexpensive and non-invasive that just might help you find the path to take the right first step? Maybe you need some chicken soup for the mind.”

  3. DailyOM

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    ” Anando, whose name aptly translates to mean bliss in Sanskrit, uses her tranquil voice to guide the listener through a healing visualization. Friendly and warm, her voice sounds like the ideal combination of friend, teacher, and mother. Rather than deal with forgiveness, Anando deals only with the repercussions of personal pain and how to heal from the inside out, to carry on best in day-to-day life. What makes this meditation so useful is how understanding she is. As in yoga, Anando is sympathetic to how difficult or easily your mind focuses on healing. She constantly reminds the listener that whatever the level they are at, they are at the best level for themselves.

    The first part of the meditation focuses on damage caused by others. She preaches a method of escape within one‚s mind and a change from within. She pays attention to the physical symptoms of stress caused by anguish and assures the listener that sometimes, the most powerful thing you can do is relax. Soft, unintrusive, ambient music plays in the background at times, as her voice soothingly transports you across your body and into the source of trouble and soon, healing ˆ the heart. Once in a state of peace, it becomes easy to see how the offensive person was in fact, not acting intentionally.
    Her method not only promotes healing from within, but healing outward, radiating health and compassion outward, despite any offense from this person. Anando then acknowledges the pain that the listener may be feeling, in having enemies and in closing he heart. As unpleasant as the task of facing your pain is, in suddenly naming it and confessing to it, she manages to alleviate it. She ends with the final steps of self-loving, the dressing to the wound on the heart. Even her voice acts as an antiseptic as she guides the listener to self-acceptance, which helps erase damage. Finally, the listener is brought back to reality, with life and energy flowing form the heart outward, for a meditation that can be done for pains small or great.”

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