Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Influences -

Angeles Arrien passed away unexpectedly last Thursday.  In my book, Love Letters to My Daughters-in-Law, I talk about a meditation/practice I do every night with a friend.   It comes from questions Spinoza asked.  I learned about those questions from Angeles.

What inspired me today?  When did I feel balanced?  What made me happy?

My friend and I added more questions, and we ask them of ourselves each night, and email the answers to each other.

When did I feel Joy?

When was I creative?  How did creativity manifest in my life today?

What am I grateful for?

When did I feel Love?

When did I feel Connection?

Here is a quote from The Four-Fold Way by Angeles Arrien.

The Four-Chambered Heart

"Many native cultures believe that the heart is the bridge between Father Sky and Mother Earth. For these traditions, the 'four-chambered heart,' the source for sustaining emotional and spiritual health, is described as being full, open, clear, and strong. These traditions feel that it is important to check the condition of the four-chambered heart daily, asking: 'Am I full-hearted, open-hearted, clear-hearted, and strong-hearted?' "


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