Matters of the Heart


By Carolyn Simon

During the month of February, there is much to do about the heart center that represents, for many of us, LOVE! There are many definitions for the word “love” and just as many expressions of love. For the sake of simplicity, I am going to focus on the definition offered from the book, “The Revealing Word: A Dictionary of Metaphysical Terms.” It defines love as, “the pure essence of the whole human family. Of all the attributes of God, love is undoubtedly the most beautiful. In Divine Mind, love is the power that joins and binds in divine harmony the universe and everything in it; the great harmonizing principle known to man.”

What a wonderful concept to know, believe and practice. To know that there is a harmonizing energy that, when applied, can bring healing to any conflict that might be occurring in your life. It does not matter if the conflict is within your own being, with a friend, with your parent, with a sibling, your significant other, or with your child; heart centering love can neutralize the conflict and restore harmony

I was reading an article called, “Young Hearts: Insights on that Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, from the young at heart!

These were children ages 7-10 being asked the following questions regarding matters of the heart:

What do people do when they go on a date?

“On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go on the second date.” –M. age 10

When is it okay to kiss someone?

“When they are rich.“ –P. age 7

“The law says you have to be 18 years old, so I wouldn’t mess with that.” –C. age 7

How do you decide who to marry?

“You ’ve got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, then she should keep the chips and dip coming.” –A. age 10

“No person decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it way before and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with.” –K. age 10

How would you make your marriage work?

“Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck.” –R. age 10

I realize that there are times when demonstrating unconditional love is difficult. Part of unconditional loving is forgiving, and we must remember that forgiving is of benefit to us. These are mighty twin powers that assist us all in living the best life possible. So, if you are having difficulty releasing an unkind act or are dealing with unwanted conflict, perhaps counseling and hypnotherapy can assist you in putting your life back on track. Life is full of possibilities!

Blessings, Carolyn

Carolyn is the founder of Inner Essence Counseling and Clinical Hypnotherapy, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Ordained Unity Minister, Former Dental Hygienist, and Former Teacher. Call her at: 248-827-5583, or visit:


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