The Hermit

Your quiz scores indicate your heart is heavily guarded and blocked.

In my experience, this results from years of running away from uncomfortable feelings and living mostly out of your head or intellect.

But there are some good news:

  1. Now that you know your heart is blocked, you can consciously start learning how to open and heal your heart.
  2. I’m about to share four great resources in this post to help you start opening your heart today.

And when that wonderful heart of yours opens, your life will start flowing with love, power, joy, and a renewed sense of purpose.

As a result of living with an open, loving heart, you’ll experience healthier, loving relationships, financial freedom, meaningful work, deeper fulfillment, and excitement for life. All of this is available to you if you’re committed to doing the work!

Let’s Get your Heart Unblocked!

If your quiz results indicate your heart is heavily guarded and blocked, now that you’re aware of it, it’s time to start doing the necessary inner and outer work that will naturally restore the flow of love in your life.

It’s time to leave the safety of the cave you’ve been living in for a long time and begin the journey toward living life more fully and openly from your heart. To help you with this, here are several practical and actionable tips.

The Hermit Archetype

The Hermit Archetype represents a person who has had very painful life experiences that caused their hearts to close. Like the Hermit crab, they build an armor around their hearts to keep themselves safe, causing the heart chakra to shut down. Pain is therefore avoided, but so is love.

The armor around our hearts keeps us from giving or receiving love. We feel numb or indifferent to life. All attempts to be happy fail because the energy of love is missing, and with it, the ability to access our inner vision, wisdom, purpose, and passion for life.

The Hermit Archetype also represents the hero’s refusal to answer the call to adventure, choosing safety instead.

Four Tips to Unblock your Heart

The following tips have proven helpful to me and to every client or student I’ve worked with. And they will for you too, IF you’re willing to put in the necessary work, time, and energy that they require.

Tip #1: Journaling Exercise

In a notebook or journal, list the most significant past events, relationships, or circumstances that caused your heart to close.

In my case, I was sexually abused when I was 12. So, I wrote pages and pages of notes about how I felt at the time and about how much fear, anger, guilt, and shame I was still carrying with me. The more I wrote, the more I connected and felt these old emotions. And the more I felt, the lighter I began to feel.

I recommend you practice automatic writing, the technique of writing non-stop, without editing or paying attention to punctuation or grammar. Just write the first thing that comes to your mind. This technique helps bypass the conscious mind and allows unconscious material to begin to surface more easily.

Here are some questions to help you get started:

  • What events caused me the most pain in my life?
  • What did I feel at the time? How did I respond?
  • What feelings were not expressed back that I might still be holding on to?
  • Who would I be without these feelings?
  • What would my life look like and feel like if I could let go of the past and open my heart to love?

After completing this exercise, take a moment to feel appreciation for yourself and the courage it took to face your feelings. You have taken a big step towards opening your heart to love.

Tip #2: Guided Meditation

The 10-Minutes of Heart-Mind Coherence guided meditation will help you start unblocking your heart, calm down, reduce stress, and increase your capacity to make better choices. Heart coherence is the term used by the institute of HeartMath to describe a state of psycho-physiological coherence in which all your bodily systems are working together, efficiently, and in harmony. The heart has its own neuronal network that is always interacting with the part of the brain that controls the emotions and physiology of the body.

The negative emotions we experience when we are stressed, cause the different systems in our body to lose their synchronization. This causes an imbalance in heart rate and the nervous system that leads to the inhibition of the rational brain. In contrast, when you experience positive emotions, this creates harmony in the nervous system and heart rate, restoring and synchronizing all systems, and facilitating the connection between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. this will result in greater mental clarity, focus, feelings of ease, and an increase in your capacity to make better decisions.

Before you click the play button, please find a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed during the next ten minutes.

And be sure to also explore my other free guided meditations, How to Send Heart Energy to Someone You Love and The Twelve Virtues of the Heart. They’ll help you stay connected to your heart and slowly open you to a whole world of new possibilities!

Tip #3: Recommended Reading

Below are a series of articles from my blog you’ll find useful. But please don’t just read them and then forget about what you learned. Be sure to also apply what you learned right away. That’s the fastest way to learn!

Furthermore, here are three books I highly recommend you read:

These books will be of great assistance in helping you understand what it truly means to open your heart and start living a more purposeful life.

Tip #4: Embark on the Path of Heart Mastery

Are you ready to take embark on the path of Heart Mastery, transform your life, and become the best version of yourself? My online courses and group coaching programs are designed to help you reach your goals and live a life filled with love, joy, and purpose. If you’re seeking to create profound and meaningful changes in your life, there are several ways we can collaborate.

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