Wise Woman Ezine with herbalist Susun Weed
July 2009
Volume 9 Number 7

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A Shield around the Heart
by Robina Hearle



A Shield around the Heart
by Robina Hearle
Rose Cottage Flower Essences.

I was told twice that I had put a shield around my heart, both times by people in spirit who were concerned it was there.

My shield has now been dismantled because of the healing and cleansing I have done on myself.

It is common to put a shield around the heart, and the majority of people do so when they are children.It is an action of the inner child. We do this because we live in a very harsh, violent, angry society where people’s feelings are not considered to be of any account. the Art of Roslyne Sophia BreillatWe have not evolved sufficiently to be aware and to do no harm in our thoughts words and deeds.

So what is a shield around the heart and why is it there? Not everyone has a shield, but everyone experiences emotional pain which impacts the thoracic spine over the heart chakra. It is only the inner child, age 0-6 years, who can put up a shield. Beyond the age of six to seven years, you are not able to protect yourself from traumatic experiences in this way. The inner child who sets your emotional patterning for life is a very powerful being, actually a portion of your soul who can rule your whole life if you do not heal your emotional issues.

A shield is an energetic barrier and also a physical one. As a physiotherapist, I regularly come across tightness in the fascia (thick connective tissue of the body) and trigger point pain all around the back of the heart chakra in the muscles. This signifies the presence of a shield or of emotional pain being held in the tissues, causing them to energetically windup.

The heart shield is there to literally shield the heart from emotional pain going in and to shield the heart chakra from completely closing down. This in turn protects the physical heart from being broken, which manifests in heart conditions. All emotional issues impact us at cellular level and can lead to pathology or disease.

We have the etheric template for a shield in place in our eheric body’s blueprint. Our etheric body is one of the subtle bodies that make up our energetic auric field. The masculine energies of the inner child that protect you put the shield in place whenever there is danger to the feminine vulnerable side of you, the open-hearted, tender side. All of us are a blend of the masculine and feminine energies. Each of these energies has a role to play in our lives, irrespective of our physical gender.

The right side of your body represents the masculine and the left side represents the feminine. Some people have a pattern of right shoulder pain, tennis elbow, and thoracic pain because their masculine energies are in overdrive protection-control mode. All of these symptoms manifest mainly in the thoracic spine, the area that protects the heart. If there is no shield in place, the left side may manifest these symptoms.

It may well be that you put this shield in place lifetime after lifetime if you were a sensitive and vulnerable person. Thus the behavior pattern is well defined and strong.

People who have a shield in place will be vulnerable. Sometimes these are people who had great childhood trauma and unhappiness, fear, anxiety, depression, ME, fibromyalgia and other chronic conditions associated with emotional pain. These symptoms can also occur without a shield.

So now that you know what a heart shield is and why it is there, what do you do with the knowledge and how do you heal it? the Art of Roslyne Sophia BreillatIt is not desirable to go through life with a shield in place. By doing this, you are stating that the world is not a safe place. You will remain in the fear and draw fear to you, and negative experiences will continue to arise until you face your fears.

Drawing fear to you is the law of attraction, what you give out in the energetic Vibrational frequency of your fears and beliefs is what you attract to you. Now is the time to realize and stop the patterns of behavior that draw negative experiences to you. While you have a shield in place, you are also not able to reach emotional maturity. You still have the emotional patterning of the inner child.

You need to look at the issues that make you unhappy, the inner child’s fears and anxieties, the sorrows and troubles that are so painful to remember.

Energy healers like myself and my sister work with these issues all of the time. Flower / Vibrational essences can help peel away the layers of issues and act as catalysts to move and transform emotional energies.

2009 © Robina Hearle

www.unfoldingenlightenment.co.uk and www.rosecottagefloweressences.co.uk



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