Eugene Counseling - Priya Thiele, Licensed Professional Counselor
RSS Become a Fan

Recent Posts

Common Responses to Grief
Grief Therapy
Natural Strategies For Alleviating Seasonal Affective Depression
Healing Through Self Care and Love
Breathe Away Stress and Anxiety

Categories

Grief Counseling
Handling Stress
Mental Health
Natural Treatments for Depression
Spirituality
powered by

Integral Blog

Opening Your Heart

A holistic approach to counseling considers spirituality an essential aspect of a person's being.
As spiritual beings who have taken form into physical bodies we sometimes lose awareness of our essential nature which is love.  The world of form and senses consumes our mind and we believe this is the only reality and who we are.  In truth we are love incarnate and have taken form to love and be loved.  All life is born out of love and shall return to love.  Love is our essential nature and within every heart is the essence of that love.  That is why the heart is the symbol for love and why we feel pain in our hearts when love is denied, unrequited, or lost.  When we close our hearts in order to protect our selves from the pain of loss, disappointment, or betrayal we cut off the flow of love from expressing itself through our being.  Depression, fear, and anger take its place and we can become ill physically, mentally, and spiritually. 
 
 
The light of the divine within our hearts is a force of healing from depression, anxiety, anger and grief.From a holistic perspective our body, mind, and spirit are interconnected and one system affects the others.  The spiritual aspect is the flame which ignites our souls into being.  Healing can be achieved through spiritual awakening and opening our hearts to give and receive love.  To heal and open our hearts we envision and allow the flow of love within us to dissolve the armor of fear, anger, and mistrust that cover and block love’s expression.  Through dissolving and letting go of the pain and sorrows of the past our love shines forth with clarity and one feels an internal sense of joy and bliss.
 
 
When we open our hearts we experience more love and connection with others.When our hearts are open love manifests itself as kindness and a compassionate way of being in the world which is expressed through our thoughts, words, and actions, and we often times become channels for creative and divine inspiration.  There are many ways we can manifest love in action.  It could be through our interactions with friends, family, and people we meet in our everyday lives.  It can be through our work and service in our community and the world, and it can be through creative expression and the arts.
 
 
Chanting and prayer are therapeutic ways to open and heal your heart .
One technique that I’ve used for many years for opening my heart is chanting and prayer.  Many religions and spiritual paths have some form of chanting, singing, and prayer which focuses the mind and opens the heart to experience communion with the divine.  In the yogic tradition chanting is called kirtan and is a method of bhakti yoga the path of love and devotion.  In bhakti yoga we use our emotions to experience and realize our oneness with the divine.  Sanskrit chants and prayers are words and syllables that have the power to calm and purify the mind and emotions, and open the heart center within our beings. 
 
 
I started chanting in 1983 by 1987 I was writing my own spiritual songs and prayers inspired by inner guidance and heart wisdom.  I wrote over 40 songs in six years, produced a tape called Open Your Heart: Songs for Self Unfoldment and sang these songs at spiritual events and gatherings until 1994.  The title song of my tape speaks to the process of opening your heart and I offer it to you with love.

 Open Your Heart  is a song inspired by  my own spiritual practice, and speaks to letting go of anger, fear, and resentment.
You need Flash Player in order to view this.
Open Your Heart
A Call for all Light Beings to Emerge, Spread Your Wings And Fly




 
There is a sense of freedom that comes from healing the wounds from the past.
 
Through integral counseling we can work together to process and heal old wounds and resolve past and present issues that cause depression, anxiety, confusion, grief, or anger, and restore or create a sense of peace, love, joy, and spiritual well being.         

8 Comments to Opening Your Heart:

Comments RSS
mcitp on Sunday, April 14, 2013 7:41 PM
Through integral counseling we can work together to process and heal old wounds and resolve past and present issues that cause depression, anxiety, confusion, grief, or anger, and restore or create a sense of peace, love, joy, and spiritual well being.
Reply to comment


fake oakley on Tuesday, May 07, 2013 12:18 AM
There's the moving news you've written.Hope you like mine,too!
Reply to comment


religion tibet on Saturday, May 18, 2013 10:45 PM
Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is great blog. A fantastic read. I'll certainly be back.
Reply to comment


tequilastravel on Thursday, May 23, 2013 2:09 PM
Greetings from Florida! I'm bored to tears at work so I decided to browse your website on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the information you provide here and can't wait to take a look when I get home. I'm surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I'm not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, good site!
Reply to comment


chemical peel melbourne on Monday, July 29, 2013 9:31 PM
Fantastic blog post and very useful information regarding the spirituality.I must appreciate the brilliant work by brilliant writer.Keep blogging.Best of luck.
Reply to comment


Pigmentation Treatments on Wednesday, October 02, 2013 9:48 PM
I was pointed such type of topic on spirituality since long but lastly nowadays my search is over and special thanks to you. Your blog is not only instructive but useful too.
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Sunday, June 08, 2014 12:38 PM
I�d should check with you here. Which is not one thing I usually do! I get pleasure from studying a submit that will make people think. Additionally, thanks for permitting me to remark!
Reply to comment


spiritual awakening on Monday, June 16, 2014 10:48 AM
Interesting topic what you have shared with us. Your writing skill is really very appreciative. I love when you share your views through the best articles.Keep sharing and posting articles like these.This article has helped me a lot.Keep posting this stuff........
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint