The heart represents a powerful, albeit usually unfulfilled, yearning for love and connection. Gaining a stronger link to our hearts and thereby finding greater fulfillment and joy is the focus of the Heart Connected Community. As our on-line community is built, many universally shared questions will be addressed, such as:
- When I get something that I thought would make me happy like more money, marriage, children, sex, or getting my way, why do I so often feel unfulfilled and like it isn’t enough?
- Why do I sometimes feel isolated and lonely with my family or friends and how do I create more meaningful connections with others and myself?
- Why do I often feel anxious and sometimes, like a fraud?
- What is my true heart’s desire and how do I manifest it?
Before joining us on this journey, you probably want to know something about your leaders, Dr. Jordan Paul and Josie Kelly. More about us can be found on our websites but here are a few brief thoughts.
Jordan – A few years ago I began writing about applying what I’ve learned over the past 50 years of studying relationships to my own life. Through some very dark and trying times, the overarching message that emerged is that when I’m connected to my heart, my authentic self, I am one with myself, everything around me, and to a Spirit that is greater than myself. At those moments my life is heavenly, flowing and fulfilling. Although this wisdom is ancient, my personal work/joy is continuing to learn more about how to stay connected to my heart more of the time.
The photograph for this Introduction is on the cover of my book Becoming Your Own Hero because it so beautifully represents that uniquely special place that sets apart a connection to our hearts from all other moments. When I can stay that state of consciousness in the face difficulties, I am empowered and my own hero.
When my friends at Anthus asked me to serve on their Board of Advisors and to contribute to the website, I knew that I wanted to share only “my truth.” So, I hope you will utilize what feels right for you, question what doesn’t feel right and reject what your soul doesn’t want.
I also knew that offering a broader perspective than my own would best come from a woman. So, I asked a person whose thinking I greatly value to join me.
The Heart Connected Community process involves a weekly posts of approximately 600 words and a one hour follow-up call facilitated by Jordan and Josie. The call will be recorded and available for on-going participants as well as new community members.
The first series of posts are designed to be read in order. They are elements building to the presentation of a new way for resolving the inevitable upsets that occur in every relationship. Learning how to deal with difficulties in ways that do not compromise your own integrity or the integrity of others results in increasing trust, long-term stability and closeness.
In the process you will gain greater awareness of:
- How to live more in integrity with your authentic self.
- The behavior and feelings that come both from your heart and when you are disconnected from your heart.
- The beliefs and fears that disconnect you from my heart and limit your ability to more fully love others and yourself.
- How to return to your heart whenever you lose that connection.
The initial posts also serve as a framework for subsequent articles applying that foundation to specific behaviors, feelings and issues such as arguments, sexual intimacy, emotional intimacy, spirituality, guilt, anger, forgiveness, gender identity, jealousy, infidelity, broken agreements, parenting and much, much more.
At the end of each post will be some simple but powerful ideas for integrating and utilizing what you are learning.
For Your Journey
- Think about and write down your thoughts and experiences about being heart-connected and heart-disconnected? (Keeping a journal might be a useful tool for clarifying and deepening your learning.)
- Think of times when you have shared your heart with another person and how that changed your life and theirs?
- Take a few minutes to listen to John Lennon’s song “Imagine.” As you allow the words and music to fill you, what does your heart tell you about your desire for oneness, not just living in a peaceful world but peace within yourself as well as in all of your communities, including your home and workplace?
To join the community, just send us an email letting us know that you are interested. Our first call will be scheduled for the first 25 people who respond.