We talk about mindfulness meditation. But have you heard of heartfulness meditation? It is a gentle practice to refresh yourself at the end of a hectic busy day, to let go of stress and feel light.
Today, in the newsletter from Hay House, I received a note about heartfulness meditation.
What is heartfulness meditation?
Heartfulness goes one step further than meditation to awaken the doorway to perception, destiny and self-awareness: your heart.
Conceptualized by spiritual leader Kamlesh D Patel, fondly known as Daaji, the essential elements of heartfulness include:
- Relaxation to center ourselves in our hearts. This involves learning a simple relaxation technique that you can practice before you actually begin your meditation, or simply as something to refresh yourself.
- Meditation on the heart to refine our mind and expand our consciousness, where you connect with the heart, delving into a silent source of openness and peace, observing non-judgmentally.
- Rejuvenation or cleaning to remove the heaviness of our thoughts, emotions and actions – being in a state of mental rejuvenation and lightness by removing the stressful impressions from undesirable interactions of the day.
- Contemplation – using heartfulness techniques to reach a state of inner-connection and strength. The mind is given the freedom to introspect, observe, inspire and create.
Heartfulness meditation also helps with self-awareness and self-discovery.
Now let’s take our meditation a step further with this 14-step heartfulness meditation practice – it’s the best way to refresh yourself at the end of a busy day and restore you to a loving, peaceful state.
What you need for heartfulness meditation
- A quiet place
- 25 minutes
Ideally this can be done at the end of your work day to create that serene vacuum within, as a sort of purification process and shedding the heaviness of the day.
And oh, it is easy to do this-relax and meditate, clean and simplify and connect with your inner self.
Here are the 14 steps to heartfulness meditation
While the process is simple, you need to flow with the 14 steps to heartfulness cleaning, so try and follow the sequence when you practice.
- Sit comfortably. Your intention is to cleanse yourself by removing all the impressions accumulated during the day
- Close your eyes. Relax.
- Imagine all the complexities and impurities are leaving your entire system. Let go of the stress and complex emotions.
- They are exiting from your back, from the top of your head to your tailbone.
- Visualize them leaving your system as smoke.
- Stay alert during this entire process, as if watching clouds passing in the sky.
- Gently speed up the process, confidently and with determination, applying your will as needed.
- If you find your mind wandering and events of the day coming to mind, gently bring your focus back to the cleaning.
- As the day’s impressions leave from your back, you’ll begin to feel light in your heart.
- Continue this process for 20-25 minutes
- As you experience inner lightness, you will find it easy to connect with the Source.
- Enjoy the current of purity coming from Source and entering your system from the front.
- This current flows through your system, removing any remaining complexities and impurities.
- You have now returned to a simpler, purer and more balanced state. Every cell in your body radiates simplicity, lightness and purity.
Practice heartfulness meditation to feel renewed and refreshed, especially after you’ve had a busy day.
In his book Designing Destiny: Heartfulness Practices to Find Your Purpose and Fulfill Your Potential, Daaji describes how to use the loving practice of heartfulness and offers more heartfulness practices. Here’s the book (affiliate link):
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Very useful form of meditation to practice at the end of the day. Thank you for sharing vidya:) love and hugs to you.
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Thank you dearest Angela! Love and hugs to you, too!
Oh I cant wait to try your method, thank you!
Would love to hear how it went for you, Julie! thank you!
This is perfect timing! I’m in the middle of a 21 day meditation challenge. It’s called 21 Days of Abundance and the meditations are led my Deepak Chopra. I’m loving them and want to continue my meditation journey after the 21 days. So I’m for sure going to refer back to this post to help my daily practice.
It’s tough for me to meditate for 20minutes, but I’m up to 10! Thanks for the tips.
I just did this for the first time ever Vidya and I feel so relaxed! Thank you for this because after the week I’ve had I really needed it LOL. I’m going to try and incorporate this into my daily routine. It sets the pace and mood for the rest of the day I believe.
There was a time when I meditated using an app on my phone and it worked wonders. Meditation is really a wonderful cure for many many things! For now I just stretch from head to toe 🙂
That’s a great tool madam to refresh and address the stress in our life
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I Wonder why this practice is called heartfulness. Not a lot regarding the heart or emotions seems to be in your instructions. I always thought that it would be more like traditional metta or loving kindness meditation.
Could you explain the difference between those 2 and heartfulness?
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