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The Path of the Heart


“Being on the path of the heart transforms your awareness from aloneness to all-oneness, from separation to unity. In unity we perceive love, feel love, express love and accept that we are Love. How will you feel & be Love today?-Robin Schwoyer

I met Robin Schwoyer last year when she was a speaker at a conference I attended. Passionate for her purpose which is about women’s health and creativity as well as support for those with autism and their families, I was immediately drawn to her. We’ve traveled in the same circles for quite awhile, so it was a treat to finally meet heart to heart to hug.  Like many  of you who are reading this, Robin is a Renaissance woman-minister, yoga teacher, artist, mom, workshop facilitator and healer. Colorful and just plain fun to be around.


When I saw this posting on her Facebook page this morning, it beckoned further exploration. What is the ‘path of the heart’?  That question reminds me of this quote:

“A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you . . . Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.”   ?  Carlos Castaneda

When we are born, we set out on our unique path. While we may be guided by the adults around us, it is still ours to choose. We may decide to succumb to the limitations dictated by others; either out of their own woundings  or their love for us and desire to protect us from wounds. We may detour around roadblocks and literally take ‘the road less traveled.’ We may use a map, compass or GPS or simply trust the guidance of Spirit, that tells us to take certain turns. I can’t enumerate the time when I have done that throughout my life and have been in awe of where I have shown up and who was waiting to greet me when I arrived.


Lately, I have been accompanied by many courageous souls who are blazing their own trails and who may walk with me on a parallel path and then take a divergent route, having left each other better off since our paths crossed. It’s  that whole ‘reason, season, lifetime’ concept that says people come into our lives in all kinds of ways for all manner of purpose. It’s sheer excitement for me to ponder the possibilities of who will come into my life on any given day. See, I don’t have an existence that looks the same for any length of time. I live full out, keeping the door open for adventures of the heart. I still feel, at times, like a little kid who peeks around the corner, giggling, eyes lit up, crooking my finger in invitation to come play. That’s an action that one of the heart path would take. I like the Hafiz quote that relates to this:


The Seed Cracked Open

It used to be

That when I would wake in the morning
I could with confidence say,
“What am ‘I’ going to do?”
That was before the seed
Cracked open.
Now I am certain:
There are two of us housed
In this body,
Doing the shopping together in the market and
Tickling each other
While fixing the evening food.
Now when I awake
All the internal instruments play the same music
“God, what love-mischief can ‘We’ do
For the world today?”
Can you tell, I am meandering today?  I invite you to hold my hand as we swing our arms and wander the path together. Who knows what delight we will find and what love-mischief we will create today?



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