Reflections From An Open Heart

At the start of the summer I heard the song ‘A Whole Lotta Love’. I have heard it countless times before. Yet, somehow in that moment of taking in the words, ‘a whole lotta love’, in total rock anthem, I knew without a doubt that what I needed most right now was just that. A whole lotta love. More accurately, I needed to connect to the abundance of love that is already in my life. 

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Esther Petrocine
Susie

Throughout my life, beginning in childhood, I have had a huge love for those in the world who don’t always feel loved. On the playground those were the outcasts, the loners, the kids who didn’t fit in. One of these people was Susie.

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Esther Petrocine
Finding My Voice

Blogging is an activity that up until recently had no place in my life, had never crossed my mind as something that I would do. After all, aside from not being a writer, what in the world would I have to say that other people would want to read?

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Esther Petrocine
These are my fears part one:

To open the heart also means to peel back the layers that have closed it up. One of those, and perhaps the one that builds the thickest walls and is the most difficult to break down is fear. Fear is the human emotion that elicits the strongest reaction.

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Esther Petrocine
What’s all the fuss about heart opening?

“Heart opening” seems to have a buzz within the yoga community. It’s a commonly used, hippy dippy, touchy-feely phrase. It’s “cool” to imbibe in heart opening. It’s also expected that as a yogi, you have an open heart and act lovingly toward everyone. And don’t get me wrong, I would love to live in a world where we all have open hearts and act lovingly…and the reality is that we often hurt one another’s hearts and build up defenses to avoid any future possibility of being vulnerable. 

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Esther Petrocine
FEEL FREE...

To show up as you are

To leave behind the spiritual mask and show your true colors 

To dress how you like

To express yourself through movement and breath

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Esther Petrocine
Happy Summer!

“Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.” ~ B.K. S Iyengar

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Esther Petrocine