A friend of mine sent me this video by Michael Rodriguez. I’ve spoken similarly about the 2 kinds of love and the opening of the heart but I enjoyed his wording. I agree that the heart must be broken open. The refined stages won’t get far without that.
For most, our heart is deeply defended and encrusted and our emotions not smooth flowing. I would not say this opening must be through pain and heartbreak but that’s not unusual. The dance here is a willingness to be open without too much expectation of what should happen. This allows what is unresolved to come to the surface. We gradually see and release the old pain until the heart itself opens. Then we discover the Love we’ve been seeking.
I’ll be speaking with Michael on a panel at SAND17 and have posted this with his permission.