The Essence of Peace Is Within Your Heart
by Susan M. Castle
"We all sit in a
circle and suppose
while the secret sits
in the center and Knows"
The Heart is an infinite
source of Intelligence. Many people think that the mind
is the most powerful source within us. We've been led to
believe that the mind is responsible for most of our
knowledge and wisdom. When in fact, your Heart is much
more powerful than your brain, 5,000 times more
powerful. The electromagnetic energy of the Heart has
been described as a creative, connective energy that
seems to hold everything together. The life force that
flows through the Heart is the strongest connecting
energy in the entire Universe. This life force energy,
strong and constant, functions to allow the Heart to
pump nutrients to the body and Spiritual energy to
nourish the Soul.
There is a magnificent Wisdom
within each one of us, an infinite intelligence, that
knows just what to do, when to do it and even how to do
it. This infinite intelligence takes care of us, guides
us and flows through our entire being. You have, deep
within you, a place where your inner Wisdom flows in
abundance. A Wisdom so true that it will never fail you.
A Wisdom that knows how to return your body to its
natural state of balance and inner peace in any given
moment. This Wisdom is found within your Heart.
In this very moment Wisdom is
flowing through you as you read these words. Creative
ideas and feelings are moving through you that will
bring a richness to your life and a warmth to your
Heart... a peacefulness to your soul. It’s all in
So many people ask me
"Susan, how can I feel my peaceful Heart, hear it's
Wisdom and learn to trust it?" The answer is by
quieting our busy minds. Inner Wisdom is best heard in
the stillness of the moment, in the space between our
thoughts, when the mind begins to let go and surrenders
to the peacefulness within our Hearts.
I invite you to experience the
following exercise designed to guide you on an inner
journey to the peaceful place within your Heart. You can
use this exercise anywhere, anytime to re-connect to
your inner place of Wisdom and Peace... Your Heart's
The Essence of Inner Peace
a Comfortable Spot
Begin by finding a comfortable
place where you can relax easily with no
interruptions... you may want to put on your favorite calming music
or climb into your favorite chair…
Take a few deep breaths in,
full and expansive and as you exhale let go of any
tension or stress in your body and allow your mind, your
thoughts, to begin to settle into a quiet stillness...
Close Your Eyes...
Connect with Your Heart
Place your right hand over your
Heart and imagine bringing your
awareness into your Heart
Hint: Connecting to your Heart
means shifting your focus from your head to your Heart. Imagine you are gently
moving down into the center of your chest with your
energy and your focus.
Your Heart Space
Sense the ease and peacefulness
within your Heart, expansive and soft...
Gently say to yourself "I
am peaceful... I am calm..."
the Color Pink
The color pink resonates a calm
and peaceful vibration
Pink also corresponds to the
Heart Center and unconditional love
"What does my Heart want
most for me?"
"What does my Heart long
Hint: Allow your Heart to
communicate in whatever way is right for you.
You may hear a word or a
certain message, see a picture or an image, or you may sense a feeling.
Trust whatever form of communication you receive.
To The Breath
Allowing yourself to dwell here
in your peaceful Heart for a few moments...
Knowing that you can return to
your peaceful place whenever you wish
This secret that sits in the
center of your Heart is your most powerful
resource within... it is your Essence
Gently bring yourself back into
the present moment by feeling your hands and your feet... returning to
your present environment feeling refreshed
You may want to take a few
moments to journal your experience. This is a wonderful
way to honor your experience, and begin to trust your
inner Wisdom... Your Heart's Essence.
So often we look to the outside
world to provide us with a sense of inner balance and
peace. We can never find inner peace from any source
outside of us. If we seek inner peace from an outside
source we will never be fully satisfied. There is always
a missing piece; a deeper longing that just doesn't get
fulfilled. I believe there is no substitution for the
inner Peace we come to Know when we find it within
ourselves. It is a true coming Home.
Journey into your Heart
Gift yourself with the
experience of coming Home to the place of Peace deep
within you. Journey into your Heart and come to Know
your wisest friend, your greatest teacher, your deepest
experience of inner Peace... Your Essence. You'll fall
in love with You.
I wish to share a story with
you that was told to me by a dear friend and spiritual cardiologist. It is a
story that has had a powerful effect on me and how I live my life. These words of
wisdom touched a cord deep within me, reminding me of the power of the Human
Heart and its loving nature. Practicing some form of
self-love and nurturance every day has given me the deep
inner peace I have searched for most of my life. I've
From the book Creating Your
Heart's Vision, Dr. Bruno Cortis eloquently states:
The human Heart is surrounded
by the coronary arteries. The word coronary means
"crown". Therefore, the Heart is surrounded by
The function of the coronary
arteries is to pump biochemical nutrition - blood, to the body.
During gestation, the Human Heart is the first to register any
signs of life. Something very unique happens during this early
The Human Heart begins to
register a pulse... it begins to beat. The very first beat of the
Human Heart is quite significant. As the Heart pulsates its first
beat, the blood that is pumped out of the Heart returns to the heart
via the coronary artery. It does not go to the rest of the body for
nourishment... it returns to itself first.
So you see, it is the very
Nature of the human Heart to nourish itself first.
Take time today to nourish
yourself, to take care of You. It is a gift of love
given to yourself first and foremost, and it is a gift
then shared with others who come into your presence.
Taking time for You is the greatest gift you can give
© Susan M.
Susan M. Castle is an
international speaker, author, creative visionary and a
renowned Essence Therapist. Susan is the founder of The
Essence Method(tm). A powerful method of
transforming fear into empowerment, the Essence
facilitates true healing and allows for the
manifestation of our deepest desires. Susan works
individually with clients and at her Hawaiian Dolphin
Retreats to help others discover the power of The
Essence Method(tm) in their own
Susan is the author of
"Creating Your Heart's Vision" a
"living" e-book that teaches the Wisdom of the
Heart and the skills to manifest the desires of your
Heart. Susan has also authored over a dozen relaxation
tapes including the powerful "Opening Your Heart To
Love" tape series.
Susan invites you to visit her
website where you can enjoy a free online relaxing
meditation titled "The 5 Minute Vacation" and
to receive your free e-book titled
"The Essence of Love."
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