Friday, February 14, 2014

2/14/2014 and the Year of the Heart

 2/14/2014. Do you realize that this is the first time in human history that the day and month of  Valentine's Day appears in the year (at least for those around the world who celebrate it on February 14)? I read somewhere that this will not happen again for another 18,000 years! Seems pretty special to me, but what does it mean?

Valentine's Day is associated with the heart and love. In the US, it is celebrated with cards and gifts of affection for our loved ones. Is there something about this Valentine's Day that sets it apart from the rest?

This Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday and Friday is a Venus day, a day of love. It also happens to be a full moon at 26 degrees Leo, the sign that is associated with expressing our heart’s passion. The Sabian Symbol for this full moon is “Daybreak – The luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky.”  It is about new beginnings, new cycles, the ability to finally leave the past behind, and new ideas and perspectives. A new day is dawning. Take a moment to breathe that in. A new day is dawning: There is hope for the future and that hope is founded in love and following our hearts.

This Valentine’s Day also occurs during the time Mercury is retrograde. This mercury retrograde is especially powerful because it is in the deeply spiritual sign of Pisces during the time of Aquarius. This means unexpected spiritual experiences can happen along with deep transformation and miracles – the rich compost from which our budding selves can blossom. It is indeed time to claim our divinity.

What about the numerology of the Valentine's Day? 2/14/2014 adds up to a 5. The number 5 represents change, freedom, new growth, passion, the unexpected, chaos, and the color red. Is the energy of this day starting to sound familiar?! Dr. Robert Pease, a numerologist, calls 2014 the year of compassion. I call it the Year of the Heart.

This year we will change how we look at our heart – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Not only will we change how we look at it, we will become more heart-centered and learn how to listen to our hearts. Why is this so important? Western civilization has spent hundreds of years focusing on the mind and the brain and separating it from the heart. I don’t think I need to tell you what the effect of this has been on the world. If we are ever to save ourselves from the destruction and devastation we have wrought, we must do so from our hearts first.

How will we look at the physical heart differently this year? It will become common knowledge that the heart is more than a pump. It is also an endocrine gland that secretes hormones and is in communication with the nervous system through neurons or brain cells within it. This has spawned a new branch of study called neurocardiology. We can “think” with our hearts. In fact, the Institute for HeartMath® has research to show that the heart takes in intuitive information. The heart is tapped into the collective unconscious. Do you understand what that means? We have access to the cosmic computer through our heart.

How will we think about the heart differently? How will our minds change in relation to our hearts? We will finally realize that our minds are a valuable tool that is to be used in tandem with the heart and certainly not in place of the heart. In this society, we have placed more importance on mental intelligence than intuitive and emotional intelligence. Why then, are the heart’s magnetic field 5000 times stronger and its electric field 60 times stronger than the brain’s? Why is the heart so much more powerful than the brain? Because we are hardwired to heaven through our heart.

How will we feel differently about and with our heart this year? We will easily express our emotions through our heart, meaning we will come from a place of compassion while we express how we feel. We will realize the importance and intelligence of emotions. Quite literally, we will fall in love with our heart.

Spiritually, we will know at a very deep level that we are all connected to each other and to God/Source/the Universe through our hearts, and because of it, our behavior will change. We are part of the Universe and the Universe flows through us, through a special place in our hearts. In my upcoming book, Hardwired to Heaven, I call this place the Sacred Coordinate. Through this interdimensional cardiac doorway, we can connect to the entire Universe. The key to unlocking this doorway is love – self-love first and then love for each other and for Source/God. WE ARE NOT SEPARATE FROM GOD OR EACH OTHER. Living this realization will change the world.

What will help these changes to occur? The energy of this extraordinary Valentine’s Day: 

1) Change and Chaos: We receive help from all of the earth changes, governmental and societal changes, and personal changes. We have seen countless accounts of “strangers” helping each other through traumatic times. Remember that creation follows chaos.

2) Freedom: The overwhelming need to be free – free from limiting beliefs, past patterns, karmic debt, limiting social structures, out-dated/corrupt/unfair governmental regulations, and most importantly, free to be who you truly are.

3) New Growth: The urge to create something new will become strong. As we look around, we see out-dated systems that no longer work. It’s time to replace the broken.

4) Passion: This is the year that we get to live our passion, to do what we are most passionate about, and what our hearts have been calling us to do for years now.

5) The Unexpected: The Universe is helping us through unexpected events. Remember that the Universe is always conspiring for us.

2014 will be known as the year of the awakened heart – the year we birthed a whole new way of living. This year we must do what is in our heart. Live our passion and find our bliss. Be true to ourselves and compassionate with others. Live each day knowing that we are never separate from Source or each other.