Love is full of wonders. It’s even said to move mountains. Regardless of your own definition of love, it has the power to make the hearts speak and establish a connection with others.
In the presence of infinite love, verbal communication is sometimes unnecessary.
However, emotional blocks that hide in the masks of fear, pain, suffering, judgments, heartaches, illness, isolation, and many others prevent us from loving infinitely and unconditionally.
Weak as we are, we allow these things to limit our capability to love. In some unlucky circumstance, others pass to the other side without ever knowing or expressing what true love is.
So, while we still have the opportunity, let’s face what love is, know it at its core, and express it the way we can. This can be possible by opening our hearts to love.
15 Ways How To Open Your Heart:
1. Commune with nature.
In nature, there’s no chaos, no confusion, and no pain. There’s only peace, connectedness, and love.
The first step to opening your heart is to establish a deeper connection with Mother Earth and all its creatures. It’s where you can ground yourself while letting go of negative vibes and being present in the moment.
2. Stay in the present moment.
Staying in the present moment allows you to focus on your breath, which re-aligns you to your higher self.
When you tune in to your higher self, you open your heart to the loving connection with yourself and everything that is.
3. Be still.
Stillness connects you to your inner knowing. It invites you to be detached and be the observer of everything that’s going on within you and through you.
Meditation is one way of practicing stillness. As you meditate, you see your thoughts come and go.
Seeing that you are not your thoughts allows your heart to feel safe. This triggers your heart to open up and allows love to flow through you freely.
4. Honor your breath.
Your breath is the life force that brings you to the present moment.
When you feel you’re out of alignment, pause and take deep breaths. Through the awareness of your breath, you will remember who you are, a person born out of love.
By remembering love, your heart finds its center.
5. Light a candle.
Lighting a candle is a ritual you can do to soak yourself in the Universal love.
Find a quiet place where you can be alone and free of any distractions. After lighting a candle, draw out deep breaths and gaze at the flickering flame.
See it as the blazing fire of the Spirit’s love for you. Then imagine this flame coming into the center of your heart.
Visualize yourself bathing this universal love and the light penetrating into your deepest being.
6. Connect with your tribe.
Your tribe could be your group of friends or the people who see you as you are without judgment. You vibrate at the same frequency, which makes you feel comfortable and safe.
Being with the people whose frequency resonates with yours allows you to be aligned with your eternal nature. This encourages your heart to open up and stay balanced.
7. Practice color therapy.
Color therapy works with the aid of visualization.
Finding a quiet place, make yourself comfortable and focus on your heart. Take a few deep breaths as you visualize the first color that comes to you.
Trust your inner guidance to bring you the color of your aura that needs harmony, balance, and self-healing.
8. Keep a journal.
A journal serves the purpose of helping you process your thoughts and emotions. It’s a place where you can dump all your emotional baggage, confusions, pains, and anything in between.
By pouring on the pages things that no longer serve you, you come in fresh and with a clearer mind. Once your mind is clear, it’s easier for you to open up and be aware of the love around you.
9. Be genuine.
In whatever circumstances you are in your life now, you’re playing a role in someone else’s life. Oftentimes, these people want you to play the role they expect you to play.
When playing that role is against your will, you’re being inauthentic with yourself.
You’re left with the choice of disappointing others by being your authentic self, or play with their dramas and be untrue to yourself.
Just remember, true love can only flow when you’re being true to yourself.
10. Establish healthy boundaries.
Establishing healthy boundaries doesn’t mean closing your doors for other people. On the contrary, it is the first step in showing compassion to others.
When you set boundaries, you are being compassionate with yourself, giving it the necessities of life that it needs to stay healthy, balanced, and capable of love.
Once you’ve developed this compassion with yourself, it naturally extends to other people, allowing more love to flow.
11. Speak your own truth.
You don’t need to argue others to speak your own truth. Being your authentic self is one way of speaking your own truth.
Do the things that matter to you even if they appear unconventional. Never be afraid of being different.
When you’re confident of who you are despite the criticisms thrown at you, people will slowly show you respect and find inspiration in speaking their own truth too.
12. Send love to anyone who needs it.
When you send love, your focus is on love. The more you focus on love, the more it comes into your reality.
Send your loved ones love by imagining them to be standing in front of you. You can even send love to strangers or people who may have hurt you.
Sending love is the quickest way to heal and raise your vibrations.
13. Listen to your heart.
Self-healing begins with listening to what your heart is telling you.
Set aside time for yourself and listen deeply to the messages your heart wants you to know. Allow yourself to find safety in the quiet place of Surrender.
14. Follow your bliss.
“Follow what your heart is telling you” is a common phrase we hear. And there is truth in that.
When you follow your heart, you follow your bliss, the passion that points you to your life purpose. Whatever your passion in life is, love is at its core.
Thus, following your bliss is the shortest way to finding yourself and finding love.
15. Practice unconditional love.
Unconditional love is a sacred place where respect and honor resides. It’s loving people despite their weaknesses, shortcomings, and even indifference.
However, unconditional love is not a ticket that others can use to abuse you. You must have enough self-respect so that people will respect you in like manner.
Show unconditional love without being tolerant. This way, you allow infinite love to find you a place worth staying for.