Healing Heart Meditation

a meditation created by Anya Light

The Healing Heart Meditation (HHM) serves two important purposes. First, this meditation gives you the sweet opportunity to heal your heart. We all have an inner child who lives within our heart. This inner child is desperately seeking validation, attention, celebration, support, and love. (Anxiety arises when we do not recognize our inner child.) By practicing HHM, we offer our inner child the emotional food that they need to thrive. 

The second purpose of HHM is to allow for the possibility of experiencing what I call The Peaceful State of Consciousness. This is a state beyond the stressors and confines of logical mind. This is a state free from worry and sadness; it is state of freedom and ease. This state is difficult for me to describe in words; I can only invite you to practice and see for yourself.

While you practice the HHM, you may find that, on some days, saying the mantra is difficult. It might even bring up some buried tears, fears, or doubts. If that happens, know that it’s all perfectly okay. Everything that happens during this meditation is okay. Simply keep practicing diligently and you will soon reap the benefits.

Also, please know that, on some days, you may only glimpse The Peaceful State of Consciousness for only a second or two. Again, this is okay! Everything that happens while you practice is okay. On other days, when you are feeling more happy or grounded, you may get to experience this state for longer. Every day that you practice will be different. Go with the flow, and simply hold an open, curious mind as you practice. This meditation changed my life so much! It brought an immense amount of healing that gently thrust me into the next level of my spiritual growth. HHM is truly powerful.

How to do the practice:

  1. Set an alarm for the amount of time you wish to practice. 

    As you become accustomed to the practice, you may add more time. If you are brand new to meditation, I’d suggest practicing for five minutes per day. If you are an experienced meditator, I would recommend you start with half an hour per day, eventually working your way up to one hour per day.

  2. Find a comfortable seated position.

    You may sit on a straight-backed chair, couch, or a meditation cushion. Find whatever seated position is most comfortable for you, while keeping your spine as erect as possible. (Please do not lay down for this meditation, as then you’re prone to fall asleep.)

  3. Set your intention.

    You can say to yourself something like: “I am about to heal my inner child and also surrender my mind into a peaceful state.” If you enjoy praying, you may pray to your preferred deity or higher power, asking for their help in your practice.

  4. Ask yourself the question: “Do I most need help to believe in myself today, or do I need help to love myself today?” 

    If you feel like today you are doubting yourself or if you’ve been feeling guilty, ashamed, or lack confidence, then your inner child needs some help with Belief. Through your mantra, you will act as the perfect Divine Father who believes in your inner child. The mantra is: “I believe in you _______ (fill in the blank with your name).

    If you feel like what you need most today is comfort, care, compassion, or warmth, then what your inner child is craving is the unconditional love of the Divine Mother. Therefore, your mantra for the day will be: “I love you _______ (fill in the blank with your name).

  5. Close your eyes. Begin to mentally say to yourself (with your inner voice) your preferred mantra.

    Remember that the Divine Mother and Divine Father have distinctly different healing roles, so be true to what you feel that day. Give your inner child what they really need.

    As you repeat this mantra over and over within your mind, you can say it fast or slow; do whatever pace works for you. Say the mantra over and over, relishing each moment and allowing yourself to feel the relaxation and uplifting vibrations of the mantra. Enjoy it. 

    If you notice some resistance, doubt, fears, or irritation coming up as you say the mantra, that’s totally normal. (Especially if you are suffering from trauma or depression.) If this is happening, I encourage you to just keep going. The first handful of times you practice, the mantra may feel fake or even like you are lying to yourself. That’s okay. That’s normal. Simply keep going. Keep practicing. Eventually, you will pass a threshold where you will feel the positive effects of the mantra and truly look forward to practicing HHM. Be patient. Sometimes the practice takes a little bit of time to settle into your system.

  6. As you say the mantra, periodically check in with your body to see if you can release any tension.

    Often, we hold tension in our shoulders, jaw, belly, or elsewhere. If you can find places to let go and relax, do that.

  7. On certain days, you may find yourself so relaxed that at a certain point then you will naturally have the urge to simply let go of the mantra and rest in The Peaceful State of Consciousness. This is a state of calm awareness, free from thinking.

    On some days, The Peaceful State of Consciousness will happen and on other days, it may not. Simply remember that if you feel the natural urge to rest in peaceful awareness, then do so. Allow the mantra to gently fade away and then simply sit in silence and stillness. Be free of thinking. Just BE.

    At a certain point, you will notice that you’ve begun thinking again (planning, analyzing, worrying, thinking about memories, etc.). This is totally normal! Remember: the goal is meditation is not to stop thinking, but rather to have compassion for ourselves and gain awareness of how the mind works. Once you realize that you’ve begun thinking again, simply return your attention to your mantra.

  8. Depending on how your meditation session is feeling that day, flow between the state of mantra repetition and The Peaceful State of Consciousness.

    Allow this flow to be a dance. Have fun with it! Allow it to heal you.

  9. When your alarm sounds, take a moment and give yourself Thanks & Gratitude for taking the time to practice.


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Living in the Breath: A Meditation of Divine Consciousness


About the Practice

All is one. Each of us is a unique embodiment of One Consciousness which is the first cause and from which all of creation flows. The dance and dancer are not separate, just diverse expressions of the whole. The wave and ocean are not separate or divided, but both aspects of the same fluid essence.

Within the absolute, there is no division and no separation. Within the realm of the absolute all is one, all is whole and all is united. The essence of infinite pure being, pure awareness, pure presence, pure consciousness in expression constitutes the whole of un-manifested and manifested creation.

Non-existence or non-being is not an experience which can be known or realized. Therefore, it doesn’t exist except within the perceived absence of awareness. There is no such existence that all-encompassing consciousness truly isn’t, so the concept of actual death is merely an illusion we’ve temporarily bought into. How can we come to know our self completely until we’ve perceived what is seemingly not-self? All experiences in our life form the journey to know and express our authentic self.

Going inward, we’ll find presence, awareness, pure being. When we look for and seek this treasure outside of our self we may temporarily feel comfortable but always end up feeling emotionally chaotic, agonized, pained, and like life is a struggle. We can never be truly separate, but sometimes it may feel that way when we are, seemingly, looking in the wrong direction. Seeking the greatest treasure outside of our self creates pain and struggle, while going within brings peace and harmony.

Aligning with our authentic whole self regularly until the point of becoming one with pure being, pure presence, absolute awareness as a constant state, is what is commonly called enlightenment or self-realization.

When we awaken to our infinite nature that resides within we have access to the force that breathes life into all of creation. By giving birth to our authentic self, we allow our physical form innate connection to infinite divinity expression. To express from our inherently divine nature each moment is what the mystics term self-actualization. We each have a connection to the force that creates worlds within our very own being. When we allow that alignment and express from that awareness, we will start to create a life beyond our wildest dreams!

How to do the Practice

Part One

Close your eyes, breathe deeply, having all the attention of your focus on your breathing; focus only on the movement of energy flowing in and out.

Allow all thoughts to come and go, but always bring your focus back to here and now, completely following your every breath.

When breathing in, allow your focus to follow the energy and breath coming into your being. Then on the out-breath allow your focus to follow the energy outward, allowing yourself to relax and surrendering your whole being, your body and mind to this very experience.

With each breath, allow your being to be more and more relaxed.

Each breath is a perfect expression of both yin and yang, allowing all naturally. Any forcing, trying or effort occurring should be relaxed by the focus of your out-breath. It is a natural flow, not an efforting practice.

The energetic aspects of this practice are allowing, being, surrendering, flowing, easing, relaxing and contentment. All thoughts within the mind should be allowed, but come back to your breath each time you realize you are thinking or following a train of thought.

Allow all the attention of your focus to be on breathing, relaxing your whole being and slowing your mind and thoughts.

 Part Two

When the thoughts have slowed completely down to the point of dissolving and you are very relaxed, release all focus entirely and just reside within the expansion of pure creative potentiality; allowing yourself to be the observer of all, attached to none.

Letting go of all control, force, and focus, we surrender to the expansive space of pure presence.

By not consciously directing our focus, we allow it to expand. No longer direct your awareness, just completely allow it its own direction.

Just be, not dictating anything, letting go of all.

You are no longer your body, but your body is the physical vessel contained within you. You are no longer the thinker of the thoughts, but thoughts are allowed and observed through this space of presence that is the essence of who you really are. It is no longer the processes of your being that you identify as, but the infinitely creative essence, the peace and the eternal awareness beyond all form, which you really are.

The pure presence of absolute awareness is the complete consciousness that you really exist as. Be that. Allow that. Honor that. Enjoy that.

Part Three

Now bring that awareness and pure presence of your authentic being fully into your physical vessel, as you live your daily life.

Feel your body. Feel through your senses. Experience what your sight shows you in your current view.

Allow your self to be aware of your experience without analyzing it; without thinking about it or dissecting it. Just allow it to be without judgment.

Experience the physical sensations you are currently feeling on or within your body. What sensations do you feel through touch? Maybe a whispering tickle on your head or something within your hands or on your fingers? Don’t think about or label everything, just allow it to be as it is. Just experience it, just feel it; feeling it purely without analyzing any of it.

Allow yourself to listen to the sounds you hear. Experience the sounds within this moment. Experience all the smells and tastes. Purely feel all the bodily sensations; allowing all sensations to really captivate your now moment experience.

Living fully is to experience without analyzing, labeling, judging and dissecting. It is what’s termed as living in the moment; divinity expressing in physicality.

We are bridging the gap between our meditative state and our everyday life, which is usually called walking or waking meditation. By embracing each and every moment fully, we truly live life as it’s meant to be.

Being present means we are fully aware and embrace our physical experience, but that we are not identifying with our thoughts. There is no psychological attachment to that which our mind perceives. We are purely living; we are thriving. We are living purely by feeling through our heart and feeling through our body’s senses.

Focusing on our breath, relaxing into now and letting everything go; letting everything just be, completely content as things are, in the still quiet space within, surrendering all focus, control and force, allowing our awareness to expand exponentially to encompass the all-pervasive energy of being, and residing within this infinitely creative space is to align with absolute awareness.

When we allow that space to be where we reside while engaging in life, we are expressing as pure presence and are fully ‘in the moment’. When we commune with nature we are connecting to this same essence, which is the foundation of all.

Being fully in the moment is to live in alignment with the realm of infinite wisdom. There is no question here, no doubt, fear, analyzing, labels, or identification with our mind and thoughts.

When we are seeing from the perspective of our inner heart space, we’re seeing from the perspective of divine consciousness.

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Anna Horst is Creator, Energetic Empress, Psycho-Spiritual Consultant, & Empowerment Adviser at ConsciousManifesting.com