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Heart Forgiveness: The Wisdom of Forgiveness…

May 30, 2010

Heart Forgiveness: The Wisdom of Forgiveness through Clearing and Balancing Heart Energy…

In our collective western consciousness, when people speak – or think – about the heart, the focus is around emotion. Throughout most of the 20th century, emotion was a subject to avoid – a thing “we mustn’t talk about” – a cultural taboo.

This is beginning to change as wisdom gradually begins to soften the ‘western heart’. People in western culture are only recently beginning to understand what all this means although it is an aspect of our culture, for example:

The ideas of :

  • “living in your heart” or
  • “speaking from the heart” or
  • straight from the heart

are examples of expressions of heart language that everybody inherently understands.

Eastern Philosophy and Medicine Include Many Practices about Heart Energy

Eastern methods of activating, developing and expanding heart energy have been around for a long time. The Chinese have been very aware of “heart energy” for many centuries. There are very old references in the medical literature about the heart as far back as 110 B.C.

From the Daoist classic, Contemplations by the Huainan Masters (Huainanzi) , ca. 110 B.C.:

The heart is the ruler of the five organ networks. It commands the movements of the four extremities, it circulates the qi and the blood, it roams the realms of the material and the immaterial, and it is in tune with the gateways of every action.

From Li Yuheng, Unfolding the Mat with Enlightening Words (Tuipeng Wuyu) , Ming dynasty, 1570:  The ancient book of definitions [Neijing] refers to the heart as the ruler of the human body, the seat of consciousness and intelligence.


How old is Acupuncture?
It is believed that the first mighty emperor, Fu Xi, who gave the Chinese a universal philosophy to interpret and explain all natural phenomena, reputedly made the first acupuncture needles (Ody, 2000). It is thought that this emperor reigned sometime between 4000 and 2500 B.C. 

Source: Yin-Yang and Chi in Acupuncture – Ti any Pui Lin Chiu, 2006

Swami Sri Yukteswar

Mind -Body Medicine in the Ayurvedic tradition existed some 50 centuries ago in India.

The first time I saw a picture Sri Yukteswar, I was drawn to this man. His clean, powerful energy and natural elegance was somehow familiar and clearly in alignment with who I AM.  Sri Yukteswar was Yogananda’s mentor and guru.

In 1920 Swami Sri Yukteswar directed Paramahansa Yogananda to come to the United States to bring Kriya Yoga to the west. He believed that combining Eastern philosophy and spiritual understanding with the practical, effective skills of America would benefit mankind.

Yogananda followed that directive and was a permanent resident in the US until  his death in 1952. He taught to live from the heart and to open our hearts.

From his writing we read:

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”

“There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first… when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.”

Some 20 centuries earlier, Lao Tzu wrote  (quoting from Witter Bynner’s translation of : The Way of Life According to Lao Tzu, Perigree, 1986)

“A sound leader’s aim is to open people’s hearts…”

#49 goes as follows:

“A sound man’s heart is not shut within itself
But is open to other people’s hearts:
I find good people good,
And I find bad people good
If l am good enough;
I trust men of their word,
And I trust liars
If I am true enough;
I feel the heart-heats of others
Above my own
If I am enough of a father,
Enough of a son.”

How do we define wisdom?

Perhaps it is easier to talk about wisdom in the context of other things than define it. How for example does one define a sunset – or the smile in a child’s eyes – other than actually experiencing it?

Yogananda wrote:

“Success is not rightly measured by the worldly standards of wealth, prestige and power.  None of these bestow happiness unless they are rightly used.  To use them rightly one must possess wisdom and love for God and man.”

Henry David Thoreau defined it this way:

“It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things”

About Anger and Forgiveness…

Anger is a worldwide issue. Religious leaders, great masters, philosophers, writers, poets and psychologists have been talking about healing anger for centuries.

Healing anger is huge.

“Forgiveness is universal power that is not limited by culture, religion or geography. Now we actually have a tool that works. We uncover that universal power in each of us and permanently release the anger in our lives.

That tool is Heart Forgiveness.” – Michael Barrett quote

Western science, more specifically quantum physics and biology, is gradually expanding its understanding of how human consciousness affects – and interfaces with – the world around us and the vibrational and harmonic energy patterns emanating from the heart. We are rapidly creating new tools, technology and models to interpret quantum mechanics. As this understanding expands, allopathic science begins to accept the validity of previously unknown functions of the heart and their relationship to life energy.

Gregg Braden and Dr. Bruce Lipton talks about aspects of this subject.

We can conclude from Gregg Braden’s discussion that we should put more attention on understanding the heart and making our heart energy as strong and as healthy as possible.

“It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes The Poet at the Breakfast-Table

The heart is a big deal.

The heart is not only a metaphor for human expression, or a source of emotion, or an organ to pump blood through the human body – and get oxygen to the brain.

It is much more than this.

Science, more specifically quantum physics and biology, is beginning to understand that the heart actually is the central mixing bowl – if you will – for

energy (emotions) from the three lower emotional centers in the body where it is integrated with energy (thoughts) from the three upper energy centers.

This was the subject in an earlier heart forgiveness blog which includes a Gregg Braden video where  he says that the ‘feelings’ act like little beacons – attractor fields – that attract to it more of whatever vibrational patterns are being emitted.

The heart electromagnetic field of the heart is 5000 times stronger than the brain.

Gandhi said,

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

Forgiveness does require strength.

It requires that we choose to let go of holding on to anger and blame. Anger is a learned skill that we are taught as children. Letting go of anger requires a choice and an energy decision, not to value anger any longer in our lives.

Like many other habits, anger does not serve us. In fact, it is toxic and self destructive.

Living without anger is no longer a dream or a metaphor. It is a real possibility and an achievable, measurable, realistic goal.

Have You Tried to Forgive Yourself and Others without Success?

You’re not alone.

Have you  wondered if you would ever be able to let go of the internal agitation and the subtle anger you carry inside? Have you tried to forgive those who have hurt you, to forgive the disappointments in your life and the pain from events and experiences that have left a mark on your heart?

Have you ever tried to forgive yourself for actions and decisions you have made in error or in anger throughout your life – that still bother you?

Did that forgiveness work for you?

Or do you find that anger and pain keep springing back up in your life even when you least expect it? Sometimes you know why you feel the pain or what the anger is related to – and sometimes it’s just a plain mystery. Sometimes when the same old issues flare up, do you wonder to yourself:

What is up with forgiveness anyway, I was certain this issue was completed.

Why does this keep coming up in my life? What is so difficult about forgiving myself or others? What’s the trick? Does everybody go through this or is it just me?

The answers to these questions are complex – and although it didn’t used to be – the solution is simple, Heart Forgiveness. It’s simple, powerful, fun and permanent.

The reason it is permanent is because we actually make changes in our life energy – not in our head. Rather than talking about what we want, we actually create changes in the root of our core of health – and it is no longer a matter of talk. It is now matter of results.

The wisdom of forgiveness is built into Heart Forgiveness. It is the method for accomplishing – for putting into practice in real life – what philosophers, spiritual leaders, eastern medicine and scientists have been talking about and researching for years.

Get in touch and let’s work together. You’ll be really glad you did. Heart Forgiveness workshops contact

I AM Michael Barrett and I AM a Heart Forgiveness Facilitator.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Lesley permalink
    May 21, 2011 3:53 pm

    Thankyou It confirms exactly where I am at this time.

    • May 21, 2011 4:51 pm

      Hi Lesley,

      Thank you for noticing – in so many ways, it seems that we share a common understanding. I’d like to pursue your former idea about working together and sharing ideas. Wish we hadn’t missed your party. That week was a blur and the next thing I knew it was Tuesday. Please invite me to the next one anyway. ok? Hugs, Michael

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