Feb 25th-The warmth of the heart chakra

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E. Alana James

E. Alana James

Dr E Alana James is reinventing herself again! Coming full circle to the first love of her life - art - and bringing back to her images all the lessons of her life as author, researcher, academic and wife. Concerned mostly with the idea of images as vehicles for expression of the truth of our inner and outer life experience.


February 25th Luz, Portugal

Today’s meditation was an ah-ha moment for me.  We’re doing the flow cycle (Finding your flow) from Deepak and Oprah at the moment and today – Day 11 – was connecting with the heart chakra.  The moments that opened my heart were twofold ideas: 1) that the energy of the chakras do no need effort – that they are like warmth to cold, the melt what is in their way, and 2) that to continually focus on the bits and pieces of love and to share those is to open it up in our lives. 

I viscerally understand warmth as it is very important to me – reminding me of my mom in the hospital when a friend of mine worked there and gave her a blanket right out of the drier – you should have seen her face!  I’m like that when handed something warm and now I can imagine opening my heart and it having the same results to any frozen places that have accumulated over the years. 

And how to share the bits of love I find everywhere?  Facebook would be an obvious choice but it has such a sucking motion with it that I find it dangerous.  For now, I will put some pictures here in a slideshow, and then maybe build an album for FB and maybe open up only the alanajames@earthlink.  .  FB and cut out those who aren’t really friends.  Not sure but seeing clearly that there is a need to share love more widely – and that I have more love and more people that I love than I commonly work.

Blessings to Deepak and Oprah – for exciting in me a new way.