Last time, I asked if you could relate to knowing that your heart was blocked. I wonder if you can, if you have had experiences in your life which have closed your heart. Mine involved childhood trauma of which I never healed until the age of 55 or so. Up until that time, more and more pain kept being heaped upon my heart and the gate of my heart closed to protect me from the immense pain I experienced.
Then, I became involved in a way of life that allowed me to look at the pain with support. I read a ton about Adult Children of Alcoholics and Abusive Parents and learned where my traits originated and how they manifested in current day. Through the process of examining myself, I discovered the parts of my character that were flawed and the parts of me that caused damage to others. I learned to turn to a power greater than myself to help me let go of these things and it worked! Or, I should say, worked and is still working.
I have deviated from my discussion about my gates, but this is an important topic, the heart. Can you speak of where your heart has been closed in your life and how you have dealt with that? Let me discuss this a bit next time and then I will return to my gates. )