Today’s Miracle Moment Is About Leading with an Open Heart…
How do you experience one miracle after another in life? A great place to start is by practicing the Five Foundations for Living in the Miracle Zone. These five foundations can support you to live a life where you’re more in the “flow” and experiencing synchronicities and miracles on a regular basis.
Today, we’re talking about the third foundation we teach in Your Year of Miracles program, which is to Lead with an Open Heart.
Leading with an open heart is to lovingly practice gratitude, forgiveness, compassion, and kindness and to give and receive in joy and balance. These are the qualities of the heart and of love itself.
When we think of the people we know who are truly living in the Miracle Zone, there’s no question that they live open-heartedly. That doesn’t mean that they don’t have challenges in life or that everything always goes their way. It means that whatever happens to them, they still allow their heart to lead them through life and come back to these qualities of compassion, forgiveness, kindness, and gratitude.
How can you start leading your life with an open heart?
You can more easily lead with an open heart by “making the short but most important trip from your head to your heart.”
If you’re filled with judgment, fear, or anxiety, then most likely — you’re stuck in your head.
Imagine bringing your attention down from your head to your heart. Then, bring your focus beneath your heart to anchor and tether your energy there. Take a deep breath in your belly. Deep belly breaths help you to stay out of your head and in your body — and your heart.
To lead with an open heart that’s loving, kind, generous, and caring to others, the most important thing you can possibly do is be loving, kind, generous, and caring with yourself. When you’re compassionate and forgiving of yourself, your life will be easier and more in the flow. You can also more easily engage with others in an open-hearted way.
Leading with an open heart is also about being equally comfortable in giving and receiving in balance. Often people tend to feel comfortable in one of those two modes. (And for many women especially, they are often more comfortable in the giving mode.) You can balance these out by noticing which area tends to be more difficult for you and practicing either receiving or giving more. And discover how that naturally helps your heart to open more!
Over the next week, we invite you to make the most important trip that you can make in your life…
… the trip from your head to your heart. See how life feels and how life responds to you when you practice leading with an open heart — with compassion, kindness, and gratitude both for yourself and for others.
If you’d like to learn more about the first and second of the Five Foundations to Living in the Miracle Zone, click below:
Click here to learn more about the first Foundation — Trust in the Universe
Click here to learn more about the first Foundation – Live from the Soul
I’m not sure where/when I first heard it, but over the years I have told others that “receiving” is a type of “giving”. When you allow others to help you, you give them the gift of their own selflessness, among other things. “Giving” is a two way street, a two part process in which both parties are equal participants.
Wow.. that is definitely eye opening thanks 🙏
I’m so grateful for the Dr’s who are going to remove my kidney. May God have his hands on them. Thank you bother for sharing year of miracles.
Thank you so much for this morning 😙 I really needed that and appreciate everything you are teaching us we can get together and keep our momentum together and we will change this world thank you and God bless you both I love you also have a mission here and have woke up as they say it’s working
Nice, Lorraine ❣️
Nice, Lorraine ❣️
Living with an open heart is probably one of the most important keys of being in the miracle zone. It means dropping your defenses and giving without hesitation and really coming from your heart. Let’s start opening all these beautiful hearts ♥️
Keep it up 😘❤️
I have always lived with an open heart. This is nothing new to me. I agree with everything you say. I do not need to forgive myself for anything. I always practice self care. Being a guidance Counsellor for 20 years with experience.
Thanks a lot!
One practice I have been told to become a more open recipient is to imagine your chakras open along your spine, and open the chakras for both giving and receiving.
Thank you I really enjoyed listening to you both. I do my best to live with an open heart. One day at a time. ❤️
Thank you Marci and Dr. Sue!
Always a pleasure to receive inspirational messages.
Ooo, I like that imagery, Barbara! Thank you, I think that will help me even more.
“Be generous in prosperity and thankful in adversity” Baha’i writings.
Beautiful reminder gentle …gentle is strong
Thanks for the message!
I’m so glad that the heart is the loved of the world. Thank you for this wisdom that I so love. Namaste
We’re feeling the love, Donna. xo
I feel so lucky to have received this message from you two beautiful and inspiring souls. I feel grounded in my heart and I love this yummy feeling. May we call continue to reside in our heart and experience the world In this way. It’s our personal adventure. And it doesn’t have to be hard.
Yes! And now more than ever is the time to stay grounded in our hearts. Sending you lots of love, Veronica.
🥰Live / 😆 laugh/ ‘ 💕 Love… 🙏 for your encouraging message 🙌
When you are in your head there are always buts… if you live in your heartspace there is only love 💗
Ahhhh, loving this!
Beautifully said. Thank you, Laurie.
From ACIM (A Course in Miracles):
“Love is the answer, no matter what the question.”
Thank you guys for this love message
Thank you for being here, Lisa.
Hi! I recieved a text this morning from a dear friend. She wanted to let me know that she was thinking about me. This is her text. “You came across my heart and soul and mind today so I wanted to reach out and tell you that I love you. I’m so glad that you are in my life. Whenever I think about you and the way that you love me it really warms my heart. I love you Melissa.” Her msg was a wonderful way to start my day!
I am GRATEFUL for the gift of love and loving. I’m getting better about being able to take it in, to receive. It has been a huge process for sure, the exchange of giving and receiving! My friends text “super charged” my morning! And then I open this message in my email on the Foundation: Living from an open ❤! Not a coincidence, I’m positive!
Much love and gratitude to ALL the YOM’s team, especially Marci, Dr. Sue and Lisa and all the lovely participants🙏
So far, living with an open heart unfolded in several interesting encounters. I initiated a volunteer book event project in my community and had to get over feeling like I wasn’t up for the job after I met with some initial resistance. I allowed myself to open my heart to the viewpoint of the person who had done it before and stand in his shoes. Soon we had a meeting and reached consensus quickly as to who would do what. We were on the same page, the page of the heart. It made all the difference.
Thank you for this powerful reminder.
What a beautiful illustration of this! You are so powerful with this. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us.
Beautiful message! Thank you Marcy end Dr Sue!
I resonate with this. For years I tried to ‘figure out’ what I should be doing and was so full of fear. Once I decided that it’s not my job to ‘figure it out’ that it will be revealed to me and followed my heart – clarity came to me effortlessly. Now I live in a state of flow. This community has been a big part of that process. Thank you Dr. Sue and Marci!
Oh goodness, Daniela. That is exactly it! Thank you so much for sharing and for being part of our community.
A quote from Rumi about the heart, “You and I will be together till The Universe dissolves”…much love, Namaste..🙏❤
Just today I reminded myself and my sister to be open to receive. we have been givers all our life and in these times it is difficult to receive. So thanks for the reminder that it is just as blessed to receive as to give.And to go from the head to the heart and Breathe.
The theme for Your Year of Miracles this year is Receiving. It can be much easier for some of us to give than receive. Being open to receiving is a wonderful start.
Prayers work. Faith creates Miracles.
My heart is breaking. My sister has a very aggressive brain tumor. As I listen to Jamie about God doubt, I realized that part of me was shutting down due to God doubt & the tears began to flow. It is not always gonna be easy to live from your heart space, but it is always the best space to live from💗
Thank you for today’s great message about learning to become comfortable with both giving and receiving.
thank you, beautifully articulated, heard, received…. the first kindness received. A reminder of the texture of feeling, getting into the senses – it’s yielding, soft, flowing- experiencing this is the first step out of the head to the heart. Directing the kindness inwards is so helpful as the vessel fills, more and more can pour out to others too!!! thank you, this lesson has depth and resonance.
Dearest sista’s of my very happy heart..I have had loving feedback for a few years celebrating me as a warm big-hearted woman…having you as divine mentors is taking love & power to an entirely new level…no, another stratosphere ❣️. Marci, your caring heart simply flows with so much warmth & from a seemingly endless spring. Thank you for modeling how to be a loving listener. Dr. Sue, I have prior to YOM tried to tone down my power, dumb down my intelligence & essentially dim my light…no longer!
Energy codes & your modeling of soft power with clarity & a formerly unseen level of committed service has given me – actually assertively demanded of me to live in my Soulful self 🙏🌹 Gratitude is way to tiny a word ❣️ Blessings!
Many thanks Marci and Dr. Sue, You both have such a warm heart. I love the inspiration and it will keep me going forward in all walks of life. Your message sends many golden nuggets and blessings.
All the best and much love. Diane Massion
Oh, this was probably THE message I needed to hear and take in today. Giving was something I was “born into”, but having placed my 86 yr old husband in a home last week created a space in which I am feeling a little lost. Maybe I now need to learn to notice , live from and receive with my own heart and accept it as right and good. Thank you for reminding us of breathing and anchoring! 🙏
As I’ve worked with people living with cancer, myself being a thriver, many thought they would be a burden if they asked for help. My response has been: when you ask for help, you give someone the opportunity to do a good deed.
Thank you for this message and for Dr. Sue’s profoundly deep Monday Miracle message. I am deeply grateful to you both. ❤️
I loved this true message of being in one’s heart space. It reminds me of my everyday practice of METTA (The Buddhists Loving Kindness) First to myself I give compassion and than to those closes to me and than to all sentient beings.
It helps me to be grounded in myself with acceptance and gratitude and gives me a wider world view of all humanity.
Thank you, Marci, Dr. Sue and Lisa for all of your knowledge, motivation, transparency and encouragement. You’re all beautiful beings with the spark of joy shining with light & love. So refreshing after the challenging year that we all had.
I’m very grateful and appreciate for all that you do for the universe! 🙏🏻❤️
When I got out of my head and into my heart is when the shifts happened. Then I have made progress in achieving my goals.
I had a problem receiving gifts happy to see the eyes of people you give something they really love and I must have mentioned it to my next- door neighbor, the only contact where I live.
She died unexpectedly and her son gave me a parcel: “Giselle, my mother wanted to give it to you and looked forward to see you accepting it.” I unpacked two white towels with a border she had cross-stitched with blue yarn a beautiful work that must have taken many hours. I decorated one in my bathroom and cry when I say: “Thank you, Evelyn, you taught me a lesson. I miss you and love you dearly.”
Thank you for a beautiful message!
Thanks for your lovely message !
Lying in bed with fever, a friend will come soon to bring me some food. Recently I brought her some food, when she had Covid. I feel she enjoys it to give something back – ‘it’s a pleasure’, she wrote – and I enjoy to receive 🙂
May this action bring peace to all living beings
May our thoughts and meditations contribute to the harmony of the universe
May our hearts and minds be open to the present
Wow very nice 👍 great
Thank you. I woke feeling groggy today and now I have forgiven myself for judging me for the way I feel. Living in the miracle zone feeling blessed by your words today, I joyously practice receiving vs giving. I rest, play and create. This came to me as I rested: I didn’t come here to be smart, I came to live with an open heart and play my part as Creatorship.
Definitely The most precious advice specially for me today. Love you Marci and Dr Sue . How wonderful you are ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Many thanks for this eye opening message. I always thought that I lived from an open heart as I love to give to others, especially those closed to me which I lavish with love. However I have a problem with receiving and even a compliment makes me uncomfortable. Today with this message I had the insight that I fear being vulnerable or showing my vulnerable side. Due to this I am not living with an open heart for myself. What a life changing message today. Much love to Marci, Dr Sue and Lisa for this program.
I think clearing the mind of all negative thoughts and forgiving is the main and major thing someone can do. These things can effects not just one’s mind but the body and spirit as a whole. All my life I was hurt, judged, blamed, yelled at, gossiped, but mostly dragged me down to the soul of my feet that destroyed me both mentally and physically. Even though I’m a believer and pray all the time, I felt the prayers won’t help me if I don’t help myself. I started forgiving all who hurt me and eliminate everything that was bad in my life (yes people too). I started opening up more and ignored all bad that was going on around me. The main thing is I stood up for myself and I started feeling like myself again. For decades I was lost and was just waiting when all will end. It would never end, but did and all because I decided to end it and forgive and that started with me. I first forgive myself and then others and just take it one step each day forward. I’m not saying my life is peachy, but I’m feeling like first time in decades I’m alive and on the right track. My grandma always told me “help yourself because no one else will” and I did!
I have a heart full of gratitude for your wisdom and love. Prior to a recent surgery, I listened to your meditation for Miracle Empowerment. I listened to it twice a day everyday for 2 weeks prior to surgery. I believe it made a HUGE difference in my heart space. Follow the operation, I have been filled with clarity, calmness, love and so much appreciation. I understand the Power of Now and to savour each day for the blessings that I receive
Thank you so much to both of you for the enhancing difference you are making in so many lives. God bless you both and your work abundantly.
I want to share that you are all such joyful, beautiful souls, that I have encountered. I am grateful to be in Your Year of Miracles. This is a blessing and thank you
Dearest, Connie. Thank you so much for being on this journey with us. We are receiving your lovely compliment.
Practice, practice, practice. How obvious it is when I’m NOT doing this – when I’m coming from a place of being guarded / fear.
Mahalo to both of you ~ Marci & Dr. Sue ~ I am so very grateful to be part of this Year of Miracles. My life is changing! My heart is opening! I am a work in progress – and that’s a beautiful thing to be living!!
We are ALL works in progress, Jennifer! And it’s so nice to have reminders, isn’t it?
Dear Sue and Marci, thank you for this lovely video living with a open heart gives u also the opportunity to notice people in need and to be kind and it is truly a blessing I think from above in our hearts but must be kindled and kept up with a smile sometimes life can be hard on all people and living in that zone. I believe with my Lord God as number one and the rest comes naturally all gifts he given us all but it depends on you if you willing to open your heart to others and truly care. With I could attend one of your sessions one day and believe someday I will be able. Thanks for the lovely positive messages you both carry over so dearly and truly from your hearts.
We love your beautiful heart, Linda!