This is what we are practicing in class this month- it’s a way to feel for what your heart most needs, and to get there, it needs to get cleaned out.
1. We start with asking our minds to return to innocence, this lets our mind rest, be dark, receptive and become liquid and open.
2. Then we can ask to be shown the condition of our heart, we may see things that don’t belong there, this is the next step, to remove the things that do not belong in our hearts.
In my own meditation I’ve seen the strangest things that got lodged in my heart like thorns, holes, a gooey tar like coating… It’s not to be afraid of what comes up, it’s to appreciate that you can have a good glimpse at what condition your heart is in and the kind of help it needs to be cleaned out. I’ve seen the helpers in the form of cool water, washing the tar off, and a cool gel to help heal it.