Relationships deepen when you communicate from your heart and soul.
We all know how to communicate with our mind and body using words, tone, facial expressions and body language. But how often do we connect on a heart and soul level, expressing our higher truth, love and understanding?
Communicating from the mind offers a rational, logical perspective, but on its own it can lead to judgmental opinions and right and wrong arguments. Sharing feelings brings intimacy, but it can also lead to emotional reactions and outbursts that are hurtful if not balanced with a heart and soul connection.
When we speak from the heart we go beyond mind body communication.We transcend the intellect’s need to be rational and right, and we go deeper than the body’s emotional reactions. Being connected with our heart connects us with love and compassion so we are less likely to say something hurtful or invalidating. We speak honestly from a place of peace instead of conflict.
Soul to soul communication supports us to see the bigger picture; we don’t get caught in minor disputes. And we understand there is so much more going than what appears to be with major disputes. We know deep inside that every relationship offers opportunities for love, growth, and healing. Instead of blaming or feeling victimized, we own our part and feel empowered to resolve issues.
How to Communicate from the Heart and Soul
As you communicate with someone else, move past their appearance, role and personality quirks in order to connect with their heart and soul. Try the following suggestions.
~ Place a focus on your heart as you listen and speak to others and notice how this affects the conversation.
~ Before entering a difficult discussion, close your eyes, take a few relaxing breaths, place your hand over your heart and ask your heart what it wants regarding the upcoming conversation. Keep that in mind during the dialogue.
~ Become aware of yourself as a spiritual being, then look into the other’s eyes and connect with their soul.
~ If communication has broken down between you and another, imagine a conversation between the two of you. Envision an image of them standing a few feet in front of you. Look past surface appearances and see the soul within. Say what you need to say from your heart and soul, and then listen and sense their response. Even though it may seem like it is all made up, you are connecting with them on a soul level and this can help to resolve disputes.
Practice communicating from the heart and soul with every one you encounter. Each time you greet a friend, family member, neighbor or stranger, remember they are a spiritual being in a human body. Say hello to their heart and soul as well as their mind and body.