Valentine Gifts: Remember Yourself & Others To Live From The Heart
Did you know? The heart is an ancient healing symbol? I really like to use the heart in mandalas. But the heart symbol itself is already very powerful, even without the supported healing energy of a mandala.
Here, a quote from wikipedia:
“In religious texts the heart has historically been ascribed much mystical significance, either as metaphor or as an organ genuinely believed to have spiritual or divine attributes.
In Egyptian mythology, the heart portion of the soul was weighed in a balance against the feather of Ma’at, symbolising truth, in the judgment of the dead in the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Egyptian sources do not actually reveal whether the heart had to be lighter or heavier than the feather for the deceased to pass into paradise – all depictions show only the weighing of the heart, not the actual results, heavier or lighter.
Similarly, in the Bible, this idea emerges in the earliest passages; Genesis 6:5 situates the thoughts of evil men in their hearts, and Exodus 5 through 12 speak repeatedly of the Lord “hardening Pharaoh’s heart.” By this it is meant that God made Pharaoh resolve not to let the Israelite slaves leave Egypt, in order to bring judgment against Pharaoh and demonstrate his power: “‘Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may perform these miraculous signs of mine among them'” (Exodus 10:1). In the Book of Jeremiah 17:9, it is written that the Lord is the judge who “tries” the human heart.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary are traditional Roman Catholic devotional images”Valentine: Remember to live from the heart
These days, in during all the hassle about Saint Valentine, I believe it`s a good time to really connect to the spiritual and healing properties of the heart symbol. That`s also why I share with you this flying heart – it`s a symbol I painted, to remember you, me, others, to live from the heart.