Alignment is essential if we want to discover and live our life’s purpose. While physical alignment will support our body, aligning our mind with our heart is the key. How can we tell when our mind and heart are not in alignment? We will feel it as resistance physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and/or energetically.
Resistance is the gap between what our mind thinks and what our heart knows. The bigger the gap means the more out of alignment the mind is with the heart and the more resistance there is. Resistance can show up as sabotaging behaviour like procrastination, non-action, laziness or restlessness. It can show up emotionally or mentally as irritability, frustration, boredom, doubt, fear, confusion or uncertainty. When resistance shows up in our spiritual body we feel stuck, held back or the Universe puts up roadblocks by closing doors on us.
In whichever way the resistance shows up, it always influences the physical body. As an intuitive healer I use the physical body as the channel to go through and heal the root. This allows me to bypass the resistance in the mind, which means we can bypass the ego and all of its tricks to keep us from discovering our life’s purpose.
I was working with a woman earlier in 2014 who was experiencing a lot of physical pain in her back. When she was a young girl she was diagnosed with scoliosis of the spine. Scoliosis is a medical condition where the spine is curved or twisted often resulting in an “S” shape curve. The common treatment protocol when she was a child was surgery which involved placing a steel rod in her back to support the spine. In her case the spine was fused, which limits her spinal mobility and flexibility.
For years she experienced daily pain from the rod in her back and had to use pain medication to cope with her discomfort so she could function in her everyday life. When she came for an intuitive healing session with me her thoracic spine had also curved and she had a hump on her back between her shoulders. It was obviously uncomfortable and challenging for her to simply lay down on the yoga mat for treatment.
I began to tune in to her physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and energy bodies to identify the root of her pain. While most people would argue it was due to her spinal condition, I was wide open to anything and I let go of whatever my mind thought might be causing her discomfort. I have learned over the years, after working with hundreds of clients, that we are never in pain for the reason we think. The key word being “think.” My mind was wide open and I allowed the guidance to come from my heart and lead me in the session. I surrendered myself to be of service for her highest good and allowed the healing energy to flow through me.
Her body immediately began to shake. Not just a little shake. It began to wildly shake as the long held dense energy started to move up and out of the body. Energy from the trauma from her surgery was released. I could feel the energy of her fear, worry, anxiety, doubt and helplessness rise up for healing. I brought her awareness deeper into her spine and our dialogue freed up even more long-held dense energy.
I had a vision of a beautiful wizard’s staff filled with white light to replace the steel rod in her back. This would not only allow her body to come back into alignment but it would bring her mind back into alignment with her heart. This new perspective softened all the muscles around her spine as she embraced this beautiful and empowering vision. As she changed her mind about her back, her body responded instantly. As we opened her mind to a new perspective her long-held judgments and fear were healed.
This is what paved the way for her to discover the truth held deeply in her heart. She had been living in her head because it was too painful to be in her body. Her heart had been too blocked by the intense fear of pain and distrust in her own body to support her with kindness and compassion. She disconnected from her heart because there was so much tension blocking the way that she could barely hear the messages.
Suddenly her heart chakra, the energy center in her chest, expanded with light. We had created a bridge once again from her heart to her head. The message she received was to lead with her heart in her business, to trust her intuition even when it didn’t make sense in her head. I gave her full permission to follow her heart no matter what anyone else thought. Her life’s purpose became even more clear and a beautiful path with breadcrumbs formed in her vision.
Follow your heart, one breadcrumb at a time, one moment at a time, one breath at a time. She realized that she was trying to run her business in her head and the resistance grew in intensity because she was afraid to feel her body. Now that we cleared much of her physical resistance she was able to feel into her heart once again.
You see our mind thinks it knows, but our heart knows it knows. In order to tune into our heart we need to be able to feel into decisions. Our intuition is a feeling deep down in our body that feels the heart’s YES toward something. My client was so disconnected from her body because the pain was too intense to bear; she was trying to live in her head.
We need to get out of our heads because the mind is limited. It is based on a limited perspective. When we lead with our hearts we are tapping into a loving guide, a brilliant diving wisdom that comes from an infinite universal perspective.
I see that our heart is a bridge to our soul and our soul is our connection to universal source or the divine spirit. When we listen with our heart we see with our soul. We receive loving guidance from the divine in every moment. This brilliant guide leads us and supports us in living our life’s purpose. If you want to know what your life’s purpose is, follow your heart. Stop trying to figure it out in your head. Get out of your head and into your heart and let loving guidance lead you in every moment and with every breath.
Pay attention to resistance because it is your friend shining light on what needs to heal. When you feel resistance, stop, take a deep breath and imagine you can drop your awareness down into your heart and ask “What would you have me do with this resistance?” Be willing to give it over and let go of everything you think you know so you can tap into the divine wisdom of your heart. It will lead you to everything your heart desires and so much more. It will lead you to your life’s purpose and when you follow your heart it will create the greatest impact on your life and on the world.
Alignment is the key to you discovering your life’s purpose. Imagine your heart in the driver’s seat and let your head become the passenger. The mind is not the enemy but it is also not the leader. Lead with your heart and let your mind follow. When you align your head with your heart miracles will be abundant and you will go from hard work to heart work. There is no better time than right now. Take a deep breath, imagine dropping your awareness into your heart (you can even place your hand on your heart to help you connect) then ask for guidance “What would you have me do now?”