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The "kingdom of Heaven" is a condition of the heart - not something that comes "upon the earth" or "after death.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
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In 2003 my husband, Victor, and I drove down to Southern California to visit my daughter, Kris, and her family in Dana Point. We offered to take them on a dolphin safari we had heard about. We met at the … Continue reading
It’s been a while since I’ve posted in my blog. Victor and I have been keeping busy with many personal and client related projects that have taken me away from “blogging time.” During my blogging hiatus, Victor and I have … Continue reading
This is a really interesting article about recent scientific studies on the effects of meditation on human cognition and physical health. Results are linking meditative practice to improved memory, concentration and self-control, and the lowering of stress, blood pressure and … Continue reading
Today I am focusing on ways you can achieve inner peace. Even if you add just one of these practices to your daily routine, it will make a difference in your life. I’d love to hear from you about any … Continue reading
The term “surrender” is surrounded by the connotation of “giving up” or “losing the battle.” So when we are told to surrender to God by saying, “Thy Will be done,” we may feel that in some way we are giving … Continue reading
Victor and I have been meditating every morning since 1996. It is, without a doubt, one of the most important things we do for ourselves, individually, and for ourselves as a couple. It helps to keep us balanced and peaceful … Continue reading
One of the most difficult concepts for many of us to accept is that we are unlimited—that the life force that flows through us, that gives “life” to our bodies, is “Universal Life Force” which is unlimited. All we have … Continue reading
During our meditation time, Victor and I say an opening prayer and then drop into silence for a while. When we come out of the silence we like to share what came up for us. Often wonderfully creative ideas emerge … Continue reading
Welcome to my Open Heart Blog featuring heart-opening articles & stories spanning such topics as self-love, inner peace, world peace and personal empowerment. Although I am certainly not new to online technology, I am new to blogging. Victor created our very first website, openheart.com, in 1996 to help us promote our Lighten Up workshops and also to engage people in the World Peace Experiment. Shortly thereafter we actually got into the web development business and started CustomDynamic.net. I had often talked about starting a blog, but in each instance I found other ways to share information with my online community, through articles I would write and post on my CarolHansenGrey.com website, through a variety of email lists I belong to, and through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Why did I need a blog??
Recently, however, it became clear to me that I wanted a way to share, in a more personal way, my thoughts and feelings about things that are truly close to my heart (i.e., self-love and why that’s so important in the BIG PICTURE of your life; Inner Peace and World Peace and how the two are related; Personal Empowerment, and why the empowerment of women is especially important to achieving peace in the world). I’m sure the topics that are explored in this blog will spill over into other related topics. However, I do want to say upfront, that this blog is not and will not become a platform for my political beliefs. I will reserve those ideas for Facebook and other social media.
Although this is really MY blog and I know that I will be doing most of the posting, you will notice that the blog header has both my name and Victor’s name listed. Victor and I have been together as a couple since 1994 and were married in 1999. We started meditating together every morning in 1996 using A Course in Miracles as our touchstone. It is during those meditations that we receive most of our inspiration and spiritual guidance. We spend time during that meditative space to discuss and explore that guidance together. This blog may become the vehicle where we can both share some of that inspirational guidance with you.
So, once again, welcome to the Open Heart. We look forward to sharing our journey with you.