Reflections From My True Self

Remembering Who I Really Am

My Heart Closes

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How is it that my heart closes?

Surreptitiously, silently, when I am not looking.

And then, unexpectedly, I realize, I can no longer feel with the same intensity, the colors in the world around me have dulled slightly, and its sounds are dampened.

When my heart closes, there is a buffer around me, and everything coming towards me slows it’s course, loses its vibrancy, its zest.

I tell myself that my vigilance is what keeps my heart open. I try, so diligently, with a million cheap tricks, I try to remain vigilant.

But my heart closes silently, surreptitiously, when I am focused on that tool that will keep me vigilant.

And how do I open it again? Not with a crow bar, not with a mantra, sometimes, not even with the soothing energy of Reiki.

My heart opens with gratitude. And grace.

And then the world is alive for me again. The morning glory’s delicate tendril, stretching for a hold on the trellis, stops me in my tracks. And the rumble of my children laughing together inside the house. The scent of earth after the rain fills me with wonder, and the flame, flickering through the nail holes punched in an old can.

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Author: Andrea Friedmann

I am an intuitive Life Coach at, helping women who feel stuck, lost, and stressed, in their business or their personal life, to reconnect to who they really are, so they can build a life they thrive in. My clients want to feel confident, energized, and excited by their life again! What makes me different is that I developed a process that combines coaching, spirituality, and energy work and, with it, my clients quickly get rid of anxiety, change the underlying, limiting beliefs that keep them stuck and stressed, and discover they have what they need to thrive!

One thought on “My Heart Closes

  1. Sometimes it takes someone to break a heart in order to open it to something new.

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