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Expanding Heart

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Andrea Wachter
Psychotherapist and Author
I want you to think of something or someone that you truly love. Notice where you feel that love in your body. Imagine that feeling spreading inside your body.
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Aideen
So simple but so effective and worthwhile it really makes me feel fantastic
It's important not to focus all your energy on something or someone negative instead fill your heart and body with positivity
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Ty$
Stress reliving before bed
When stressed or experiencing stress taking he time to think about something hat makes you happy make it go away😍
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Todd
Stress reliever before bed
Breathe deep and sink into your pool of love . Thinking only what person,place or animal that fills you with lots love
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Jonathan
Feeling
I don't "feel" love. I could acknowledge the loving acts of others...sometimes.
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Flavia
Days are different
Yesterday I felt love in all my body. Today I was not able to find anything I love.
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Angie
Love
There are endless ways to feel love in my life. I can always say it but not always feel it at that moment. However I can send it throughout my body, experiencing it all over.
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Harvey
Relieving stress and anxiety
A divergence from concentrating on thoughts of stress and anxiety
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Amanda
Love
I learned that throughout life, you need to focus on the things that you love, not what is happening that's wrong or bad. This will allow you to be happy and with a full heart, even when you were, a moment before, struggling through stress or anxiety. Overall, I truly loved this meditation, as it let me free my thoughts from my problems, and focus on the things and people I love, as if the love for them spread through my whole body, enveloping me in love. This is really what made my anxiety and stress go away, the fact that I felt truly and totally loved and I knew there was things I loved out there, things that I can focus on instead of stressful things.
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Madison
Stress
Not everything is worth stressing over. Actually almost nothing is. Find what makes you happy and go for it.
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Lovely
Meditation
The meditation coach is very awesome at getting me to relax.
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Adrianne
Very relaxing
On a day that I was very stressed this provided a much needed 'time out'. For me it was thinking about the feeling that I get when I am near a waterfall - very peaceful.
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Leslie
Expanding the heart
I’ve learned that I can find the person it thing that I love and mark it on my body. I haven’t yet been able to expand it out. The place I feel it is right under my rib cage
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Kaylee
Nicd
This helps a lot. It can be tough to fill your body with love and happiness when stress has been overwhelming or life has got you down. But this practice really helped me. :) thank you aura.
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Everett
Humble
In this position love and the faith fate spread down and spread like wild honey the truth told me into the love I tell truth to
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Danni
Can’t hide
Whether or not I vocalize my anxiety and stress, my body feels it and carries that tension. When I practice mindfulness I can manifest tangible change from the inside out.
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Christine
Too stressed I guess
Oh I so needed to decompress and shake this awful feeling. This was a good meditation, simply not my best timing. But thanks.
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Carissa
Calming
Sometimes you aren’t aware of what’s tense and what’s not so taking time to focus on every body part and relax feels good
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Christine
Chase away the negativity with positivity
I learned that love can wash away stress. Thoughts of negativity can be taken over by thought of positivity. Good can dominate evil.
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Alexis
I learned
Love can expand to change your mindset and quiet a busy mind
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Pessa
Love
Love is so powerful and beautiful. It’s so nice to take time to feel the physical aspect in my body
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Kate
Love
I learned that by focusing on something that I love, I’m able to be happier.
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Riley
Love
I learned that love is everlasting and whenever I need it to just think of that person or place to get my mind to ease again.
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Lexie
Fill your body with love
I learned that if you imagine something or someone that you love you can feel the warmth in your heart and allow in to spread throughout your body to the point where your whole body is warmed with love.
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Brennen
2-22
I learned that I am struggling with feelings of strong love while grieving about loss and a desire to protect the that love. This was a hard but necessary session for me. I have much to learn.
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Terise
Love
Focusing on the things you love is a great distraction for the chaos life throws at you.
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Dumpling
Memories
I learned that I should focus on having positive moments with loved ones and myself, and take time to relive those moments💞
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Taylor
Ease
I felt the ease wash over me when I thought of the one thing that truly makes me happy.
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Sadia
Peace
I felt a calm and relaxing energy overcome my spirit. It was nice to just sit in the calm for a few minutes.
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Meg
Love
I could feel the love and happiness spread throughout my body and out through my finger tips. Such an incredible feeling.
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Brian
Gratefulness
I’ve learned that the loved ones that I taken for granted, and all of the places, things, and memories associated with that can truly stay with me, once I’m away from them. I need to put my phone down, not take photos on as hike; keep the memories fresh in my brain, use my natural camera roll. When there are moments when I am away from the things that I hold near and dear to my heart, closing my eyes and engulfing myself into the past emotionally, can be a guilty pleasure. It was truly relaxing.
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Lily
Scared
Scared, for a while my memories are coming back I'm afraid of the past
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Kelzye
Sense of feelings
I learned that opening my heart, mind, soul & body into something you love such as a loved one or pet will make you feel better and reduce stressed.
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Louis
Expanding the Love
The one whom I love is my wife. Yet filling my heart with a feeling of love may make me feel better. But that love is only an emotion unless it is released into action. The emotion of love only stays within me. God loves in action not in an emotion.
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Sarah
Love
I learned that love can spread to every inch of me and beyond. And that spreading that love brings a smile to my face. This meditation has truly calmed me after a hectic day.
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Cande
Relaxed
I could totally get into that thought and feel like i was there and everything else disappeared
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SarahAnn
Peace
It really helped to fill my body with the thoughts of the things and people I love. The stress went down and I felt peace knowing that God is holding me and healing me. Peace is a beautiful thing.
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Savannah
So much calmer and the anger and anxiety I had went away
Taking a second and breathing out my issues make me feel better.
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Mary
It’s harder some days
I’ve got a lot going at work and at home. I had a hard time quieting my mind to get through this, but I didn’t give up. I’m a constant work in progress.
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Gen
Calm
I noticed that its hard to get into meditating and relaxing for me. Sometimes it feels like Im drowning in emotions, some other times I can relax easily. So far this has been a good experience for me.
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Bella
Tangents
When meditating, it is often difficult for my mind to remain focused on one thing. However, with this meditation I did not feel as bad when I thought of multiple things I loved while still in tune with the feeling.
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Alexander
Memories of my pet dog
Envisioning someone who I love brought back some good memories of a pet dog I once owned, which really cheered me up.
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Sarah
The ocean, The puppies
I noticed the waves crashing in my mind, the sound in my ears, the sand in between my toes, the wind in my hair, and the love in my heart I felt the gentle lick from my puppies on my cheek, their soft fur on my hand, and their love in my heart.
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Athena
I am love
That was the point right to feel a little strong sense of unconditional love for something specific and take note of where you feel it and then doing your best to send that feeling on a journey through out your entire Being. I appreciate making a good feeling get a lot bigger and better though observation of thought. And the senses.
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Katy Jo
Love
Oh, this is such a good reminder of all the good in your life.
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Cherish
Spread the Love
By expanding the love you feel in your heart to the rest of your body, you begin to become very calm and warm. It is as if your worries begin to melt away.
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Agata
This sound showed me that I love nobody, now I’m sad lol 😛🤫 I feel shitty af! Have a great day!
I’m sad af right now. There is no person I can trust 100% this haven’t help me at all, it showed me that i have never truly loved someone
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Madison
Realization
This made me feel warm, even though I may be mad at those I love sometimes, the love is still there.
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Walter J
Beating...
I feel my heart beat... a warm flicker of love starts to tingle in my chest and instantly I am transported to the sandy Oceanside. My body is warmed by the sunny sand & as I lay on it... I feel it fueling the Love flames now coursing thru my body... spreading out under my skin. My body starts expanding as it fills with hot pulsating love being pumped thru my veins by my pounding heart... lengthening & widening I start to float & I am now spreading out over the beach and the waves... then I flatten out into a thin sheet as I expand quickly to cover the entire ocean in a transparent blanket of love ... the trade winds help me to spread even further as I trap the oceans thermals under me and then I feel the heartbeat of mother earth herself... pumping more of her love into my expanding network until I completely cover her... during a pause between beats which seems to last like an eternal second... I finally fall into her arms, deliriously happy and exhausted beyond belief... until... I feel my heart beat... 💚💗🍀
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Sharmain
Waves of glory
I think that the most important kind of mindfulness is when we become very aware that we are surrounded by love, basking in its glory, bathing in its warmth. We often forget this and see the opposite. But when we let ourselves feel it, see it, we can experience a whole new level of renewal, hope and most importantly, love. I’m stressed but i was smiling the whole time i did this practice, and the simple reason behind it were just...cats. Lol I can’t imagine how my heart would be if I did this more seriously
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Kat
Joy!
This meditation brought such joy to mind as I focused for a few minutes on someone or something that I truly love and find peace and joy in and with. For a little while, I got to think about our fun interactions and I had a smile on my face the whole time. I also felt my hands tingling or itching a bit to participate in some of our activities. Such a joyful meditation!
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Stel
Love starts in the stomach - Billy Love can spread around!
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Stelar
Eh
It would have been easier if she had described a scene rather than make me scramble to think of something I love
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Bridget
Day 1
I found that the sounds of nature really brought me back to reality during my anxiety episode.
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Reagan
Feeling everything
I felt the emotions I had stuck inside me and let them not hurt me and learned to let go sometimes
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Lilliy
Love
I learned that if your stressed and don’t know what to do think of someone you love and close your eyes and think of all your memories with them and just let that love take over your body and bathe in it
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Cathi
Session
I wasn’t able to concentrate on this session. I used it more for the calming voice