The Opening of the Heart

One of the most exquisite experiences you might encounter on your spiritual path is the opening of the heart center, which is often part of a full-blown kundalini awakening. St. Teresa of Avila, the Christian mystic, described it eloquently as the piercing of her heart at the hands of an “extremely beautiful angel.” This experience […]

The Gift and Wisdom of Empathy

Imagine sitting in a crowded room where each person is humming a different tune and they all beg for your undivided attention. Walk down a street, and every passerby will engulf you in their happiness and anger; attend a wedding or a funeral, and waves of joy or grief will roll over you from beginning […]