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Welcome to Open Heart Meditation!

We have long been told to “follow our heart”—and through Open Heart Meditation we are naturally helped to begin enjoying this very real, beautiful and spiritual experience for ourselves.

Open Heart Meditation is a guided meditation that is simple to learn and easy to practice. Closing your eyes, relaxing, smiling to your heart, and just enjoying are the main steps. This meditation is a purely experiential, feeling oriented practice. Enjoyed alone or in a group, the process of opening and strengthening your heart is joyful, freeing, relaxing, and completely natural. This is not a serious meditation practice that involves rigid training, perfect technique, or any sort of effort or hard work. It is enjoyable and effortless. Smiling naturally is a spontaneous extension of the true joy in our hearts.

In Asheville, we have a weekly drop in meditation every Tuesday 7-8 pm (see meetups for details). Please come and try it out.

We also offer Open Heart Workshops (levels 1-6) several times a year, taught by certified Open Heart Instructors, which are day long experiential workshops. Please visit www.wncheart.com (http://www.wncheart.com/) for more information on Open Heart Workshops.

Open Heart Meditation is a gentle and deeply effective form of meditation centered around naturally experiencing the feelings of peace, joy, gratitude and connection to the Source of Love and Light, that are always easily accessible within our spiritual heart. This enjoyable and relaxing meditation also helps our heart to be effortlessly cleansed of negative emotions, such as anger, sadness, fear, and dissatisfaction.

Open Heart Meditation is Universal and Nondenominational. This meditation directly opens and connects our heart to True Source, the Source of Love and Light. We use the term “True Source” to refer to the True Source of our true selves—our Creator. However, you are free and encouraged to use whatever word feels right for you—God, Father, Spirit, Universe, etc. The Open Heart Meditation and associated workshops are based on the unifying principle that everyone has a spiritual heart and that our spiritual heart is the key to our connection with the Source of our true self, making this practice welcoming, encouraging and respectful of all cultures and religious beliefs.

In being able to open and use our spiritual heart, we are blessed with the gift of a lasting peace and happiness that we can feel—truly, deeply and really feel—in our daily lives. Our everyday life is actually a manifestation of how strongly we are connected to True Source. Thus, an open heart is also the real key to our spiritual advancement in getting closer to True Source, the Source of Eternal Peace and True Joy.

Through Open Heart Meditation and the natural and effortless process of opening our hearts, we can enjoy even more benefits. In meditating from the heart level, we are able to:

· Live from our hearts with a greater sense of happiness, fulfillment, positivity, purpose, and gratitude

· Reduce daily stress and restore physical, mental and emotional well-being, enhancing the natural healing process

· Improve our spiritual growth and strengthen our direct connection with True Source, the Source of Love and Light

· Learn how to forgive others and ourselves, which is transformational when done through the heart

· Allow our heart to be cleansed of negative emotions, such as anger, sadness, fear, and dissatisfaction

· Achieve more joyful and meaningful meditations, even for those new to meditation practice

Open Heart Meditation is profoundly different from “mindful” meditation practices as it is not based on brain-centered exercises, creative visualizations or breathing techniques. Instead, Open Heart Meditation™ focuses on enjoying and following the feelings originating within our spiritual heart, which are always sweet, light, calm and gentle. The difference between heart and brain dominant meditation is obvious when we consider the fact that whenever we experience feelings such as love, happiness, peacefulness, gratitude, and longing they are clearly felt in our heart, not thought in our head.

If you have any questions or comments, or just want to hear about Open Heart Meditation from someone who practices this meditation and has greatly benefited from it, please call Valerie, at 541-914-0431 or email us at ohworkshopswnc@gmail.com.

We look forward to sharing this wonderful meditation with you.

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Experience Open Heart Meditation

Park Place Office Building

This Open Heart Community Gathering, happening every Tuesday 7-8 pm at 70 Woodfin Place, suite 212, is a must for anyone wanting to open their spiritual heart to experience the Joy, Peace, and Calmness that lies within. This meetup is open to everyone so bring family and friends! Open Heart Meditation is a guided meditation that requires no special talent, or concentration skills-- everyone is invited to relax, smile, and feel the nice feelings as their heart grows stronger and expands. We also share an Open Heart Prayer, which is designed to cleanse and open our heart more, dissolving negativities stored in our heart and nurturing our direct connection with the Source of Unconditional Love. There is a suggested donation of $5 to cover the cost of our space, but it is not required. Hope to see you this week!

Open Heart Workshop Level 1 Register now!

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We joyfully announce the next Asheville Open Heart Workshop Level 1 Saturday, February 23rd. Please join us! Registration is open NOW! Please go to www.openheartmeditation.com and click on "workshops" to register. Open Heart Meditation Level 1 Saturday February 23rd (8:45am - 5pm) Level 1 gently guides you to be able to feel and understand your heart better. Learn to recognize the difference between brain/thoughts and the heart/the feeling from the heart. By the end of the day, you will be able to strengthen and open your heart, helping you to have less negative emotions and to be calmer and more peaceful. *Learn to relax and reduce stress *Discover more about your heart *Experience the difference between brain and heart dominance *Strengthen and open your heart *Reduce the domination of your brain *Maintain feelings of deeper calmness, peace and joy *Learn to easily surrender problems, burdens and negative emotions *Improve your special connection with the Source of True Love, making everything more beautiful, enjoyable, peaceful and loving. *Let your heart guide you more in living your life Cost: New $100 / Repeat $25 Senior/Student: 25% discount Scholarships are available for up to 50%. Call or email now for more info Pre-registration is required......please register now at www.openheartmeditation.com. Location to be given upon registration If you have any questions, please let us know. Please share with family and friends and others in your network, and remember anyone who has taken OH 1-2 more than 3 times can come by donation/ free and be sweet instrument for new hearts!

Open Heart Workshop Level II -- Time to Register Now!

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We joyfully announce the next Asheville Open Heart Workshop Level 2 Sunday February 23rd (Level 1 is prerequisite). Please join us! Registration is open NOW! Pre-registration is required. Go to www.openheartmediation.com and click on "workshops" to register. Open Heart Meditation Level 2 (Level 1 is prerequisite) Sunday, February 23rd, 2019 (9am - 5pm) Level 2 offers deeper heart exercises to strengthen, open and cleanse your heart. Learn how to let go of deeper negative emotions. You will learn how to stay within the light, calm and peaceful feeling longer. There will be several heart guiding exercises and deeper meditations designed to further assist you in letting go of blockages that keep your heart from opening wider. You will also learn an easy way to let go of life's burdens, to experience a deeper layer in your heart, and how to begin accessing your heart for guidance. • Let your heart guide you to get answers -“Truths” • Improve the feeling within your heart • Learn how to let your heart rely on The Source of True Love in your daily life • Open and strengthen your heart on a deeper level • Enjoy being within the Love on a deeper level • Learn how to feel deeper levels of gratitude, peace, and joy more often • Direct your heart more to The Source of True Love • Learn to trust, surrender, and allow for deeper levels of healing Cost: New $150 / Repeat $25 Senior/Student: 25% discount Scholarships are available up to 50%. Contact us for more information Location to be given upon registration Pre-requisite: Open Heart Workshop Level 1 Pre-registration required, register now at www.openheartmeditation.com 😊 Please share with family and friends and others in your network, and remember anyone who has taken OH 1-2 more than 3 times can come by donation/ free and be sweet instrument for new hearts!

Experience Open Heart Meditation

Park Place Office Building

This Open Heart Community Gathering, happening every Tuesday 7-8 pm at 70 Woodfin Place, suite 212, is a must for anyone wanting to open their spiritual heart to experience the Joy, Peace, and Calmness that lies within. This meetup is open to everyone so bring family and friends! Open Heart Meditation is a guided meditation that requires no special talent, or concentration skills-- everyone is invited to relax, smile, and feel the nice feelings as their heart grows stronger and expands. We also share an Open Heart Prayer, which is designed to cleanse and open our heart more, dissolving negativities stored in our heart and nurturing our direct connection with the Source of Unconditional Love. There is a suggested donation of $5 to cover the cost of our space, but it is not required. Hope to see you this week!

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Experience Open Heart Meditation

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