As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
The truth is that I was taking the time to reflect upon my previous thoughts, particularly the idea about not letting the heart go hard. This can happen through our experiences of bitterness, pain, and hurt. We allow the emotions to seep in, and slowly they take over. We don't see beyond these. To demonstrate these thoughts we can think about the Grinch who stole Christmas, or Scrooge, in A Christmas Carol, he was cold-hearted and did not like Christmas. We try to protect and shield the self, because we don't want to continue to experience bitterness, pain, or hurt, without realizing that the shield is disallowing the warmth and beauty of love. However, the shield could be thought of as ice.
Ice is a substance that even when it is a solid - frozen, it allows energy inside. It is the energy that allows the ice to change forms. In this sense we could think of our body, flesh and outer edges as a type of ice, that is protecting us, protecting the heart. But at the same time the ice allows the warmth of love inside, it keeps us in this state of vulnerability, loving, and caring, even when it hurts to do so. We can think of Elsa's sister, Anna in the film, Frozen. Her heart was turning to ice, which was causing her to slowly freeze, luckily she was saved. This is am important lesson that we can all learn from. Never allow the heart to turn to ice.
Dedication: These words are dedicated to all human beings, never allow the heart to turn to ice. My thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)