If you’re anything like me, you love the idea of angels, but actually having a one-on-one convo is rare.
Maybe you’re comfortable with the idea of guides, beings of light, or ascended masters, but it feels more like fantasy, wishing and imagination rolled into one.
If yes, you’re not alone. I’ve always been attracted to metaphysical realms. But what I’ve learned in all my years, after collecting multiple masters' degrees and dozens of credentials, is that gathering other people’s information can never give you wisdom.
True wisdom is gained through direct experience. Immersing yourself in the sensuality of life arouses a deep inner knowing. As you move through the ups and downs of your own adventure story, actually loving, loosing, flailing, and rejoicing, you gather precious pearls of wisdom. These are the most valuable teachings you can share with the world because they are unique to you. I love to call this collection of pearls your "wisdom body”.
Your wisdom body is yours. No one can copy it. Its like gold. Its the lemonade you’ve made from life’s lemons.
So back to angels. How many angelic pearls do you have in your wisdom body based on actual experiences?
I won’t lie. While I've mediated my buns off, visualized, affirmed, manifested, explored plant medicines and psychedelics, played celestial tunes and surrounded myself with visionary art — the single most powerful, full body, mind-blowing encounters with the divine I’ve had have been through breathwork.
I humbly offer this to you in case you long to connect to these shimmering realms of light. Instead of just reading books, doing ceremonies, or thinking about them, how about going on an actual soul voyage into the invisible realms with the simple power of circular, connected breath?
With this in mind, next time you do a breathwork session, begin by creating a sacred space. Maybe you want to light a candle, place a rose or crystal on your heart or have other meaningful objects nearby.
Begin your breathwork by speaking an invocation. It can be a loving invitation to welcome Spirit on your journey, an affirmative prayer of thanksgiving or even a spiritual decree to program yourself and the space to be more receptive to the shimmering energies your soul.
Use your voice. Out loud! Put put your hands on your heart as you take deep breaths. Describe Spirit using words that have meaning and depth for YOU, according to your beliefs. Really FEEL the energy of what you are saying by bringing your whole emotional body into how you speak.
When you speak aloud from your heart with sincere love, you expand the electromagnetic field of your heart, create a coherent energy field and attract similar energies to you.
Neurocardiology research from The HeartMath Institute illuminates why it's so powerful to awaken your heart, "the heart possesses its own intrinsic nervous system—a network of nerves so functionally sophisticated as to earn the description of a “heart brain.” Containing over 40,000 neurons, this “little brain” gives the heart the ability to independently sense, process information, make decisions, and even to demonstrate a type of learning and memory. In essence, it appears that the heart is truly an intelligent system...rigorous electrophysiological studies conducted at the HeartMath Institute have even indicated that the heart appears to play a key role in intuition."
So in a nutshell, when you open your heart with an invocation before breathwork, you can open up to the extraordinary.
But hey, don't take my word for it, or HeartMath's either! Gather your own pearls of wisdom. Become an explorer, a cosmonaut of breath! Actively experiment in your own journeys. Start your next breathwork session by putting your hands on your heart, speak with love as you call in your guides, teachers, angels or something even better, lie down, and breathe. See what happens next… you may just find yourself building your own wisdom body :)
* If you want spoken guidance to support you while you breathe at home check out one of these downloadable adventures. Drop me a line if you have a great story to share! And if you want to learn more about how breathwork can give you access to these fantastical realms, check out another article, "5 Ways Breathwork Blows Your Mind".