Let Your Heart Sing

AWAKEN THE MAGIC OF YOUR HEART

Awaken the Magic of Your Heart…

and Let Your Heart Sing

Remove Your Barriers to Success and Live with Heart  

By: Tracy Bradley, D.C.Edu, RN

Please take advantage of this workshop that I created to help people to work with their limiters allowing them to engage their life more fully and to live from their heart instead of being guided by obligation, fear, old tape loop patterns etc.

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Awaken the Magic of Your Heart…

and Let Your Heart Sing

Remove Your Barriers to Success and Live with Heart  

You can awaken your heart by listening to your inner desires and your inner fears and negative thoughts and facing all of them… not to judge them, but to witness, honor and embrace them… because they are yours. The good and the bad offer great value to you.

You can serve your heart by being compassionate, accepting, loving and driven by curiosity towards yourself and your inner workings.

In this workshop you will learn how to unlock what makes your unique heart sing and discover how you can live your own version of a heart-centered life.

Through guided exercises, you will peel back the layers of limiters that cloud your heart so your life can be magical, powerful and ooey-gooey fulfilling to your heart.

Table of Contents:

Introduction:

  • What Makes Your Heart Sing
  • What Prevents Your Heart From Singing
  • How To Get The Most Out Of This Formula

Five Step Formula:

Each step has a lesson followed by an action step:

  • Step 1: Identify Your Limiters
  • Step 2: Retrieve Your Power
  • Step 3: Clarify
  • Step 4: Take Action
  • Step 5: Make It Real

Conclusion:

  • How To Avoid Getting Caught Up In The Healing Cycle
  • How To Live With Heart

Introduction:

What Makes Your Heart Sing

When you tune into your inner wisdom before you make choices and take action, you feel uplifted, energized and good. Making choices in alignment with your heart leads you to personal greatness, happiness and ooey-gooey feeling fulfillment.

The choice to align yourself with your heart makes you feel happy, but aligning your thoughts, your choices, your actions and your creations with your heart causes your heart to sing. Aligning your thoughts, choices, actions and creations is the foundation for living a heart centered life. The formula you are about to learn works by addressing and healing the distorted versions of your thoughts, beliefs, fears, doubts and patterns that are preventing you from truly aligning with your authentic, heart centered self.

Living a heart centered life is living an authentic life. Merriam-Webster defines authentic as “not false or imitation: real, actual” and “true to one’s own personality, spirit or character.” Authentic is synonymous with genuine, true and real.

Authenticity comes from an abundance perspective. When you look at the world through the lens of abundance, you know that everyone is unique, that everyone has a place in the world and that each individual has their own destiny. When you look at life through this lens, it is easy to access feelings of acceptance, compassion and love for yourself and others, and it is easy for you to feel good, and for others to feel good around you.

 

What Prevents Your Heart From Singing

In order to be truly authentic, you have to let go of scarcity patterns, such as martyr-hood, victim-hood, shame, control, manipulation and victimization. You can’t be authentic when you are practicing self-defeating patterns and behaviors because these patterns are tape-loops that self-perpetuate:

  • A martyr can only feel overworked, unloved and unappreciated because she believes no one else is going to do it, so she must sacrifice of herself to get everything done, but she loathes and resents being that one stuck in this role.
  • A manipulator can only get things by manipulating because he doesn’t trust that good things will come to him.
  • A controller can only get things through force or coercion because she doesn’t believe anything can work out unless the process is under tight control.
  • A victim can only feel powerless because he doesn’t think he has any other choice.
  • A victimizer only knows how to act powerful by taking over and victimizing because she feels weak and powerless to her life and needs someone to feel worse than her.
  • Shame only spreads feelings of hurt, pain, and worthlessness.

None of those patterns or behaviors feel good.

None of those patterns are authentic.

None of those patterns reflect a sense of trust or a feeling of worthiness.

All of those patterns can be changed and healed at or near their source: distrust, unworthiness, unlovable feelings… born of a desire to be loved, valued, to matter and to feel taken care of.

How To Get The Most Out Of This Formula

Schedule a block or two of time in which you will be alone and free from distraction. Set yourself up in an environment that feels warm and cozy to you. Take breaks when you need them because this work is very deep and powerful, so stepping away at times will help you to pace your learning and healing so that you don‘t become overwhelmed. This workshop will be sent to you in weekly increments- to give you plenty of time to work on each step one week at a time. The important thing is to complete the whole workshop.

Be gentle and loving with yourself, but also be disciplined and consistent. Take all of the action steps. Healing and change come from the synergy of all of the lessons and action steps, so skipping something is not an option if you want to get the best possible results. You WILL expand, grow, heal and change with this formula. Know that the changes are coming from your heart, and that your destiny is evolving.

 

Step 1— Identify Your Limiters

It all starts with perspective. Your beliefs, fears, doubts, thoughts and patterns are the filter that you view your own personal reality through.

This might feel yucky, but it is imperative to own your limiters in order to let yourself be heart-centered. Your limiters taint your perspective, essentially clouding your vision. Not owning your limiters does not make them go away. Owning them is the first step in healing them.

Here’s an example:

Society values struggle. When things come easy, it commonly causes insecurity and doubt because of the belief that things aren’t supposed to come easy. We diminish our ease with thoughts like “nothing of value comes easy” or “easy come, easy go.” Sometimes people are looked down on if they’re not “working hard enough” at something.

When this is the lens that life is viewed through, life literally cannot be easy because we cannot accept ease as being a good, honest or acceptable thing. We end up feeling embarrassed or ashamed of our ease, rather than delighted, energized and fulfilled by it.

There will be a lot of questions to answer in these exercises, but there is a point for that. Having to think about these questions… and having to come up with several answers for each question, opens up your mind so that you have to look into the nooks and crannies, where the cobwebs are covering some of your deepest, darkest and most hidden fears, beliefs, thoughts, patterns.

These questions are meant to act like a bright flash light to the shadow aspects of your being. You are safe to shed light onto your shadow parts. Your Higher Self is with you and they are protecting and loving you.

Action Step:

Your assignment is to have a look at what limiters you are holding onto and to write down three examples of each. Keep your answers because you will be addressing them in Step 2:

Beliefs:

Your beliefs shape how you see the world and create your reality.

  • Name three of your beliefs about struggle.
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • Name three of your beliefs about ease.
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • Name three of your beliefs about listening to your heart.
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________

Fears:

Fear is an emotion that arises when there is a perceived possibility of pain, threat or harm. Write “I am afraid that if I … then it is possible that …”

  • What are three fears you feel about success?
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • What are three fears you have about struggling?
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • What are three fears you feel about living authentically?
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • What are three fears you feel about being authentically You?
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • What are three fears you have about what others will think about you if you act according to your heart?
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • Name three fears you have about “something that could happen” to you, to your family, to your finances, to your future, or anything else, if you act authentically from your heart.
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________

Doubts:

Doubt is a feeling of uncertainty. Write these as “I doubt I can …”

  • Name three doubts you have about your ability to succeed .
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • Name three doubts you have about being your authentic self.
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________

Negative Thoughts:

Negative thoughts are a coping mechanism that you use to protect yourself from the pain that comes from the possibility of rejection, humiliation, abandonment or betrayal. It is anticipatory.

  • Name three negative thoughts that you have about your authentic self.
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • Name three negative thoughts that you have about what you think others will think of your authentic self.
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________

Tape-loop Patterns:

  • Have you noticed any tape-loop patterns (things that keep repeating themselves) that you don’t like or want, but you can’t seem to permanently end? Perhaps you keep having the same type of relationship issues, or the same work issues, same addiction issues and you just can’t seem to rise out of this pattern. You might feel stuck.
  • Describe one pattern that you keep experiencing. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Step 2 — Retrieve Your Power

Retrieve your power from your Limiters.

Your power lies asleep within your limiters. Your limiters exist because of old wounds and past hurts that you continue to hold onto. Your limiters alert you to your wounds as an invitation for healing. You take back your power by working with, learning from, and healing your limiters.

  • Consider the possibility that those beliefs that you are holding onto (identified in Step 1) are untrue.
  • Consider that there is valuable information in your feelings of fear.
  • Consider that your doubts show you what resources or “know how” you are lacking that is preventing you from being successful.
  • Consider that negative thoughts are a coping mechanism adopted to protect you from potential hurts.
  • Consider that the tape-loop patterns are there until you are ready to move on and make a different choice.

Your beliefs, fears, doubts, thoughts and patterns need not limit you… by tapping into the resources in this workshop, you can build a new path, one that is liberating, authentic and custom made by you!

Action Step:

Respond to each of your limiters that you wrote down from Step 1.

Beliefs:  

Your beliefs shape how you see the world and create your reality.

  • How are your beliefs about struggle affecting you and your life?
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • What are you missing out on in your life as a result of your beliefs about ease?
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • Do your beliefs about listening to your heart really make sense? Why? Or why not?
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • Now that you see your beliefs clearly, do any of these beliefs seem untrue? Are you ready to let them go?
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • What IS true instead?
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________

Fears:

Fear can help you to move forward in your life. Don’t ignore your fears. Fear is a powerful, positive energy that enables you to create great change and growth in your life. Respond to your fears by really looking into them. Are they warranted? Are some of them silly?

  • Respond to the fears you have about being successful.
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • Respond to the fears you have about struggling.
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • Respond to your fears about living authentically.
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • Respond to your fears about what others will think of your authentic self.
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • What’s the worst case scenario if that thing you fear happens? How does that possibility make you feel?
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • What is the best case scenario that can come from you being authentic? How does that scenario feel to you?
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • What ideas or convictions do your fears give you that you hadn’t thought about before? Can you now use these new ideas and convictions to move forward being more true to yourself?
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________

Doubts:

Doubt can help you to outline a path to success.

  • Respond to the doubts you feel about succeeding. What do you need that will help you to feel certain of your ability to succeed?
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • Respond to the doubts you feel about your ability to be authentic. What do you need in order to let go of the uncertainty?
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • Name three things you may gain by taking authentic action:
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________

Negative Thoughts:

Negative thoughts are designed to protect you from further pain, but these thoughts are still poisonous.

  • What are your negative thoughts protecting you from?
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________

Tape-loop Patterns:

Tape-loop patterns remain in place until you are ready to make a different choice. If you are feeling stuck and ashamed of your tape-loop (I can’t stop this behavior ― and it’s ruining my life) then you are using it to play out your shame and feelings of powerlessness.

  • What is your recurring pattern?

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  • How is it helping you?

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  • How is it hurting you?

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Step 3 — Clarify.

Get clear about what you and your heart want from your life.

  • What does your heart desire?

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  • What makes you feel authentic?

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  • What do you have to do, or stop doing, in order to be more true to yourself?

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  • What is your life like right now? Do you like where you are now?

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  • What would you like to change? Be very specific.

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  • What specifically do you like about your life right now?

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  • What would you like more of in your life?

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  • What do you want to be doing? How often do you want to be doing this?
    • For work?

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    • For fun?

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    • For vacations?

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    • For exercise?

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    • For diet?

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What do you imagine it will feel like to be doing those things the way that you want?

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  • How are your finances right now? Do you wish they were different? Why? What do you imagine it would feel like if your finances were as you desire?

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  • How are your relationships? Do you wish that anything was different about your relationships? What? Why?

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  • What do you imagine it would feel like if your relationships changed in the way that you desire?

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  • What impact would you like to have on the world?

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  • Are you having that impact on the world?

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  • Describe what you need to do to impact the world as you desire. What would that feel like?

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  • How do you want to be known to others?

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  • How much free time do you have now? Is it enough? How much do you want?

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  • What do you want to do with your free time?

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  • What feels amazing, fulfilling, rejuvenating and invigorating to you? What steps can you take to incorporate more of that into your life?

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Step 4 — Take Action.

Take action to set yourself up to succeed by aligning your thoughts, your choices, your actions and your creations with your heart.

Now that you know what you want and don’t want in your life, you can strategically weed out the things that are no longer serving you or your vision for your life and take deliberate action to set yourself up for the things that make your heart sing.

When you get really clear and take action based on that clarity, things will happen so easily and naturally that you might not even realize the true extent of your success or how much you’ve changed as a result of living a heart-centered life.

Success and ease comes naturally once your limiters are cleared away.

Action Step:

Take practical steps to weed out the old to make room for the new. Set your stage.

The choice to align yourself with your heart makes you feel good. Aligning your thoughts, your choices, your actions and your creations with your heart causes your heart to sing.

Examples:

  • If you want more freedom, then focus your attention on where you are feeling powerless and trapped, and then shift your attention to what empowerment feels like and work to set yourself up to be empowered. It’s your life. You can change it. Don’t wait for someone else to fix things for you, you can and should be your own champion.
  • If you want to feel more self-determined and your current story stars you as a martyr (feeling unappreciated, overworked, unloved), you can change it. When you’re working hard and you realize you would rather be doing something else instead of your never ending list of obligations, have the courage to say ‘No’ on occasion and to say ‘Yes’ to your heart’s desires. It might create a bit of a stir at first, but when people see you happy and feeling empowered, creating your own life according to your heart-centered preferences, they will feel good around you, which will uplift and inspire them, and they will support you. That is a natural side effect of living with heart: It touches, uplifts and inspires others.
  • List three steps you can take to weed out something you no longer want in your life.
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________
  • List three steps you can take to set yourself up to be authentic and true to yourself.
  1. ____________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________________________

The more action you take on behalf of your clarity and your heart, the more success, excellence, happiness and brilliance will find its way into your life naturally … and the more your heart will sing.

 

Step 5 — Make It Real

The universe itself is orchestrating your success. Success is inevitable when you live with heart.

Pause and take a look at your life. Own the changes that you’ve made and the impact that has had on your life, your well-being, your happiness, your relationships, your work, your purpose and your heart.

Expect changes to occur. Look for them. Things will happen. Things are already happening. Even things that seem like they are getting in the way of your success are actually fuel for creating exactly what you want.

Roadblocks are completely natural. They are your resistances. When you become clear about what you want, your reasons for why you’ve been creating a small life come to the surface for you to look at and clear out. If something happens that seems to be blocking what you want, well that is great news! Take a deep breath and thank yourself for embarking on such a remarkable journey! The universe itself is orchestrating your success. Rocky situations that happen are happening so that you can heal your wounds and reevaluate your old beliefs, fears, thoughts, doubts and patterns.

As you clear out your old patterns and beliefs and live your life with heart, your resistances will pop up. You now know how to deal with them:

  • Own them. They are your limiters, and you learned in Step 1 how and why to own them.
  • Retrieve your power from your limiters, as you learned in Step 2. Your limiters’ purpose is to hold onto your power until you’re ready to heal your hurts and reclaim your power back. Your limiters exist to help you become more whole, more true and more authentically You!
  • Get clear about where you’re going and what your heart wants, as we discussed in Step 3.
  • Take action to set yourself up to succeed by aligning your thoughts, your choices, your actions and your creations with your heart, like you learned in Step 4.
  • You make this real, Step 5, when you practice these steps and expect your life to feel good and to reflect your new vision and desires.

You have such brilliant impact on the world just be being your authentic self. By unpeeling the layers of limiters that were stuck in between you and your heart you have been able to blaze a beautiful path directly to your heart and your life can now be an expression of your heart‘s melodious song.

How to live with heart:

Choose to listen to your heart’s song.

When you live with heart, your heart sings all of the time. So tune into it. Its songs will fluctuate. When its singing becomes very quiet, it is telling you that it‘s time to use the five step formula to heal the hurts that have surfaced. Healing the hurts will free you up to let your heart’s radiance shine through you again so that it can sing its most joyful and beautiful tune.

When you live in alignment with your personal truth, with authenticity and with heart, your heart sings with such power, grace, glory, brilliance, beauty and passion that it fills you to your brim with love and powerful gratitude for Life.

Action Step:

Go out and let your heart’s melodious song fill the souls of all you encounter with its power, brilliance, grace, beauty and love. Touch others, and be touched. Let the love in, and extend your loving to others.

Live a Lighter, Freer Life That Makes Your Heart Sing

Remove Your Barriers to Success and Live with Heart

Conclusion:

This five step formula enables you to heal your limiters, retrieve your power back, get clarity on what you and your heart want, take action based on that clarity and expect success by making it real … but you need to know that doing these steps alone is not quite enough because you can get trapped in these five steps rather easily, letting the formula become its own tape-loop pattern.

How to avoid getting caught up in the healing cycle:

If you’re looking for wounds, you will find that there are always more to be healed. You don’t have to live like that. You don’t have to always be looking for what needs to be healed. Rather, look to what makes your heart sing, and when a wound needs your attention, your heart will let you know. Allow living with heart to be your main focus rather than healing. Life is much more enjoyable with this little tweak in focus.

The choice to align yourself with your heart makes you feel good. Aligning your thoughts, your choices, your actions and your creations with your heart causes your heart to sing.

From the bottom of my heart: Thank you!

Thank you for being exactly as you are. The world needs you. The real version of you. The one your pure little heart has always wanted you to be… and the world needs you exactly as you are now.. because it wants to see you! Exactly as you are. You are so entirely amazing.. and we.. all of us on the Other Side can see you so clearly for what you are: amazing. We just wish you could see what we see from over here.

With Love,

Dr. Bradley

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