An open heart is a symbol of connection, love, light, giving and receiving.

When your heart is open you will be able to listen to your intuition and you will be able to make better decisions about how to react in all the situations you find in your life.

Recently I have been feeling stagnant with my vision of creating and I ventured across this quote:

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it” – Thich Nhat Hanh

While painting this piece I was completely entranced and in the state of flow. After my first session with this piece I  took a step back and I saw three things that made me burst into joyful tears. Click To Tweet

A vibrant red image that symbolises an anatomical heart, a phoenix and a tulip all opening and unfolding allowing love and peace inside.

Many yoga poses use heart opening poses to stretch the rib cage and decrease tension. Dr. Monica Gauci has studied opening heart postures and she states that “Opening the heart has physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual benefits.”

This painting also shows the unfolding of the heart. What does that mean, an unfolding of the heart?

When we allow life to unfold without putting pressure on the outcome, when we trust, surrender and give in to the flow of life, you are allowing the best outcome to come forward and present itself. In fact if you say to the Divine that you are open to the best outcome, miracles just may happen!

Most of the time I am soooo surprised and amazed at what transpired, even though I find the act of surrender quite difficult at times.


Tell me below, what amazing events have happened to you when you were able to let go and let your heart unfold?