While I haven’t seen a lot of apples early in the season, I have noticed the appearance of hearts in nature showing up for me occurring more frequently in the past few weeks. The more I saw them, the more I felt it wasn’t just coincidence. I don’t actually go looking for them, they just seem to appear… in a paint splatter, a mark on a flower, the shape of a rock, an old balloon that melted on a brick paver, and even a birthmark on my youngest son and the heart shape on our cat’s nose. Here are a few pictures I have taken.
I wondered if others see hearts too, and what it might mean, so I looked it up. There was no one answer, but the common thread was that seeing hearts means whatever is significant to that individual person. It might be that the person is going through a tough time in their life and needs the reassurance from a loved one that’s passed on. It might be a sign to open your heart to an opportunity for new growth- a chance to travel, a new job, a new romantic interest. The message is really in the eye of the beholder. One interpretation I found interesting involved raising the collective vibrations around the heart (sorry if I lost some here). The media focuses heavily on dividing us with fear, but I don’t believe that is the prevalent experience amongst people. I believe people are inherently good, kind, and loving. Rather than focusing on the things that divide us in our mind, whether it’s politics, religion, race, country of origin, etc., we can instead focus with our hearts on the things that unify us, love. It’s been said, when you are looking for an answer to a question, ask from your heart instead of your head to receive an authentic answer.
In terms of the spiritual centers of the body, the heart chakra is the fourth chakra at the center of your chest. It is located in the middle of the upper three chakras (throat, third eye, and crown) and lower three chakras (root, sacral, and solar plexus), balancing and integrating the parts of the body. It is represented by the color green signifying growth and abundance. The balanced heart chakra provides forgiveness and abundant self love. When the heart chakra is out of balance health issues arise in this area: heart disease, high blood pressure, circulation issues, tightness or constriction in the chest or between the shoulders. To bring balance, one method is to meditate using a heart affirmation for personal growth in this area, such as the video here: Heart Affirmation Meditation. Another way to balance the heart is the Hawaiian forgiveness prayer, Ho’oponopono. Yoga also has many poses that work to open the heart center.
Seeing signs, whether it’s hearts, numbers, or anything else that appears seemingly out of nowhere, is there for everyone. It’s just a matter of being in tune with them, kind of like when you get a new car and then you notice all the other cars just like yours on the road too. They were always there, you are now in tune and able to notice them. For me, I’ve started noticing hearts around my home, so to me it’s giving me a loving reminder that the place I am in is the right path for me. I wonder who else is seeing signs around them and what significance it has for them?
Blessings to you,