Heart of Awakening Blog

As we allow our heart wisdom and compassion to be our guide, powerful, new, and unimagined possibilities emerge.

~ Beth Shekinah Terrence

Welcome to the Heart of Awakening Blog!

In traditional Zen Buddhism, the idea of a koan or paradoxical question is often a foundation of practice. Inquiry is a part of many spiritual traditions around the globe. The original question that inspired the creation of the Heart of Awakening blog in 2012 was, “How do we embody the big picture in daily life?”. This koan continues to be held as an anchor for topics and posts explored here.

Remembering the big picture, and living the full truth of who we are, is essential for creating transformation and healing in ourselves, our relationships and our world. 

The vision of the Heart of Awakening is to support:

  • Living from the Heart
  • Creating connection through loving-kindness and compassion
  • Embodying life as a spiritual and alchemical process
  • Embracing the interconnectedness of all things
  • Exploring spiritual, holistic and restorative practices that support transformation and healing
  • Discovering inner wisdom and the healer within each of us
  • Awakening one’s soul path and deeper purpose

The intention of all offerings, whether written, audio or video, is to create a space to explore ideas, information and inspiration that to can help navigate living authentically and intentionally in our forever rapidly changing world.

With this blog as a foundation, a vision of creating a Heart of Awakening Community has manifested in a number of ways over the last decade – through blog post conversations, writing challenges, webinars and workshops, and an annual love offering, May Is For Metta: 31 Days of Loving-kindness Meditation.

Coming in Summer/Fall 2022, a new Heart of Awakening Community membership will be opening to create a container for deeper exploration and connection.

I invite you to explore here on the Heart of Awakening Blog. Be open, be curious and most of all, enjoy the journey!

I always love hearing from you. Feel free to share your comments, reflections and questions anytime your heart is guided to.

Love & light,

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I’ve been on a spiritual and healing journey for my whole life. I began to study reflexology, yoga and meditation in my early teens.

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