Movements of the Heart

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Movements of the Heart by Julie Redman

The human heart exists in beauty and in limitation.  Its beauty lies in the fact that it is capable of great love, great tenderness, and great vulnerability.  It’s limitation lies in the same fact.  Yet, the limitation of today is the expansion of tomorrow, as the heart begins to feel a greater Love moving within itself, and as it awakens more fully to its own power of expression.

The love that the human heart calls its own, the love that it seeks in order to satisfy its desires and hold at bay the sense of loneliness that would exist without it – such love is only a small portion of what the human heart is capable of.  Because of its need for self-protection, and because it perceives itself to be small when, in fact, it is quite large, the human heart fastens on the one love that it hopes will nourish its life and fill its empty spaces, instead of the larger Love that would restore to it the experience of its own wholeness.

The heart has been taught to expect certain things of life and to give certain things to life.  In this sense, it is influenced by current perceptions regarding the nature of relationships and the nature of love, and no longer knows its own potential.  It no longer realizes the vastness from which it came.  Such a heart often goes through its days confined within a small sphere of contact with others, not perceiving its relationship to the greater Whole, not perceiving the great Heart of humanity that beats within its own.  It therefore, understandably, seizes upon the experience of ‘falling in love’ with one other as the central experience of life, because this event lets it know more fully than anything else, what it means to be truly alive.

Yet, even this experience of love which is so profoundly moving and enriching to life can also be limiting.  It can limit the knowledge of what love IS, believing it to be embodied within one relationship, whereas in truth the intensity of love, the depth of love, the joy of love, and the tenderness of love, are part of what it means to be alive. These qualities belong to Love itself, and to the deeper nature of the heart as it brings its essence into everyday experience.

With a more awakened heart, it is possible to be deeply in love with life.  It is possible to deeply love one’s own being.  It is possible to become identified with love to such a degree that one wants to extend it everywhere.  These possibilities exist but must be awakened within the human heart.  They exist, but they must be perceived as real. 

The relationship with a beloved partner is one expression of limitless love. Such a relationship is often singled out among all others and asked to compensate the self for what is lacking in the rest of life. However, love is not meant to be confined within such small quarters.  For the deepest bonds of love between two who love resonate with the great harmonic of the universe.  They resonate with the music of Creation.  They are part of that Creation, and can only find their truest and most complete expression when experienced as part of a greater Whole.  Indeed, a complete partnership in love will seek to reach out to others – will seek to reach out to the world in order to bless it.  Part of this naturally happens through bringing new life into the world – through children and the contribution they make to the future.  Another part happens through the extension of love directly – through one’s conscious participation in the great circle of Life.

Many who love today still believe that love is limited and that there is not enough to go around.  Therefore, one must concentrate on the few who are the closest – on children, parents, family. and friends.  This perception of love is based on a heart that does not yet know itself.  It is based on past learning, not on what actually is. The perception of the smallness of the human heart arises out of the history of separation from the wellspring of Infinite Love and the Spirit that dwells within all.  Nevertheless, this well remains, and the water is still there.  And those who look for it will find it within and can allow it to enrich the life that they lead. 

For each human heart holds within itself a spark of the Divine.  And each human heart is capable of embracing not only others, but its own existence as well. This is the love out of which the human heart has been fashioned which contains the Divine within the human. This is the love that is meant to encircle the earth, and to restore and nourish all of life.

 Related Writings:

The Heart’s Journey


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Movement of the Heart – by Julie Redman


Blessings in the light of holiness that is creating new life for the Earth

Thank you Julie for sharing this beautiful article,

Peacefully, Jane Booth Robertson, BA, CSW

Certified IONS Conscious Aging Facilitator

Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking

USUI Reiki Master – Practitioner and Certification

A Peaceful Way Programs and Retreats

Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation



Embracing Me

I am reposting an article by David Ison called “Embracing Me”.   When world events shake us to our core and our fears surface,  we can find solace and peace through prayer and meditations that bring us to greater knowing and acceptance of who we are and our life purpose.  As we look within, breathe deeply to relax and focus, we discover a place of quiet and peace where we begin to experience our inner sanctuary where we connect to our inner Self and spiritual Essence.  No one else can do this for you.  You must take time to relax, quiet your mind from your daily thoughts and fears, and move into a space where you listen, where you feel loved, where you know you are connected to all life.  It is really amazing and an exciting moment when you reach this place of consciousness within your heart.  When we feel a sense of love within, we can begin to bring it forth into our outer world.  When our actions come from our heart. Presto! We transform and our life transforms and heals on all levels! Enjoy David’s thoughts and experiences that led him to ’embracing me’.  May you fully embrace the love that you are!  Peacefully, Jane

Embracing Me

By David Ison – Stories 3.9.14 Embracing Mbeautiful-waterlily-images-for-profile-share-2-09ac3

All my life I have felt and have been surrounded by a presence. Unseen, yet always there, I have, at various times in my evolution subscribed this presence to being God, the Universal Life force, the pattern, the Unity Function, the Essence of Creation itself.

Amazing things have always happened to me throughout my existence. I have died, come back to life, I have made fortunes and lost them, sacred texts have fallen into my lap, undiscovered knowledge has been consistently revealed. My mind has always been pointed into a multileveled, multilayered and multifaceted SINGULAR direction. Always stretching and reaching for another layer of the TRUTH. Pure objective truth. I have been driven by this unseen force to uncover, to discover and recover this Essence of truth. And I have indeed, been protected every step of the way. Guided through minefields, healed and thrust out again and again, never veering, always and forever rolling, moving toward the true beginning of all things, toward the shape of the creative essence itself.

Today, I stand here in awe of this protection, of this gift of immeasurable wealth. I feel its presence stronger than ever, gaining in strength and solidity, gaining in gravitational magnetism, gaining in its natural state of wholeness. This presence is not God, is not the devil, is not the divine Essence. It is not external, it is not coming into me from some outside source. In fact, the presence is something even more amazing, more pure, more Essential. IT IS ME. That’s right, this presence is my whole self, my entire being, my Essence, My Essential Self. It is within me and is always there, ever present, like the beating of my heart. Selflessly keeping me safe, endlessly guiding my steps along the path, continuously giving me life, love, wisdom, strength and understanding.

It is time to honor the Essential Self with the full recognition of its presence. Time to give back. Give back to ME. Time to celebrate the Essence that is always there. The Essence that is in resonance with all things holy, with all things true, with all things unchanging and with all the elements that make up the Creative Pattern of the Essential Unfolding nature of EVERYTHING.

Let us stand in the embrace of the Presence of the Essential Self, let us lose the shackles of the endless stream of metaphorical designs and designations. Let us free our minds from the chains of desire and the human tendency to continuously, endlessly seek confirmation from without, from the external. Let us finally, now and forevermore, look within, welcoming OURSELVES and nothing else, into our hearts, our minds, our spirits and our souls. Let us learn to listen to this eternal Essence within, hearing the songs it has to sing, hearing the stories it has to tell and at last, let us learn to receive its wisdom and its truth.

The Essential Self is the protector. It is the healer of wounds. It is the spinner of the web of our own individual lives. It is our sense of wonder and our endless source of creative energy, our very imagination. Lastly, let us simply sit. Sit quietly. Sit with an open mind and open heart and simply receive and then with a calm and a quiet mind, let us simply learn to say THANK YOU.

My gratitude to David Ison for sharing this article.

May you embrace yourself each day and share the beauty within. Peacefully, Jane

Jane Rosalea Robertson, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery.  Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) http://www.peacefulpathretreat.wordpress.com   http://www.innerpeacereiki.wordpress.com


Love Changes Everything



Take time, in silence, to enter your Sacred Heart space to feel your love within. Let us heal together from the weekend’s tragedies in Paris, France, by releasing our fears within and sharing our love and compassion with prayers and support for the families that are suffering now. Let us be carriers of the light of love for those who are in crisis and for those who walk in darkness. The light of love always outshines darkness. May we hold a vision of a global community of peace, trust, tolerance and compassion for all. In love, there is peace.

Inner Peace Meditation

Inner Peace Meditation

With Jane Booth Robertson

Calm yourself, quiet your mind, put aside the cares and worries of the day, it is time to be silent.

Get into a comfortable position Now imagine you are covering yourself with a blanket of peace. It is a very special blanket. When you put it over you, it warms you if you felt a bit of chill, and cools you if you are warm. At the moment you put it on you feel a sense of calm and peacefulness   As soon as you put it on your feel protected and very content.

Take a moment to check over your body for any tension. If your feet are tired and tense, flex your toes and relax them. Do the same with your legs, torso, arms, neck and shoulders and face. Breathe in as you flex; breathe out as you relax. Think “I am relaxed.” Imagine your breath reaching right down to your toes and relaxing your body. Breathe into any part or your body that is tense or sore.

We will begin this meditation with some helpful breathing exercises. Just take in a few deep breaths , breath in oxygen, breathe in life – breathe in peace and give yourself permission to relax. Breath out all the conflicts and problems and difficulties in your life…let them go. Tell all your muscles to become soft warm and relaxed.

Let your hands rest loosely in your lap. Now close your eyes…and relax.

With your eyes closed, you begin to connect with your inner world of thought and feeling.

Gradually, the external world will fade from your awareness.

For the next few minutes, give yourself permission to enjoy this relaxing experience.

You are free from all your responsibilities at this time, so put aside any thoughts of tasks or concerns that may be waiting for you.

Now take a long, slow, deep breath in…and then release that breath.

Feel yourself relaxing.

Again, take a long, slow, deep breath in…and then let that breath go.

Take another deep breath in…and exhale completely.

Notice how calming it is to breathe this way. Notice the feelings of relaxation that are beginning to spread throughout your whole body.

Continue to breathe slowly, deeply and gently.

With each breath you take, your thoughts become lighter.

You may sense a feeling of spaciousness opening up inside you.

Relax now.

Allow the gentle movement of your breath to guide you into an even more relaxed state.

In … and out …and deeper you go.

In… and out …allow your mind to gradually slow down all by itself.

In … and out …

You are now in a state of relaxation, and it’s time to enjoy a guided journey to an inner place of serenity and bliss.

Pause for quiet time

Imagine a beautiful golden light above your head with streams of golden rays flowing down and through your body.

Breathing in you feel positive energy flowing through your body as the radiant golden light fills your heart and as you exhale feel it as a vast expansiveness of love and peace within you flowing out from you.

Now let us breathe in feeling this beautiful expansiveness of you and breathing out – let us imagine extending your light of love and compassion from your being to encompass everyone you know.

Now Breathe in feeling the expansiveness of compassion and peace and as you exhale extend the light from your being to fill your community,   Next to each being across your country.

Breathe in feeling the expansiveness of peace and love, and extend the light from your being to our earth with all her plants. Feel yourself deeply connected to our earth who provides abundance and bounty for us.

Breathe in and out and send your loving feelings for the animals, the plants  and beyond to all of nature across our universe.

As you now breathe in be aware that you are cradling the planet in your arms. As you breathe out smile from the light of your being to the planet earth sending your love to all. (several times)

Take a few minutes of silent prayer, reflection and deep gratitude for all we receive. “I choose to be at peace with myself and the universe. “

Love Changes Everything – Michael Ball video

May love and deep peace heal and support you,

Peacefully, Jane

2015-02-16 13.58.23About Jane: Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson, BA, CSW, an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for meditation, inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Workshops and Retreats.

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7 Practices for Peacemakers
by: Deepak Chopra, M.D.
“When a person is established in nonviolence, those in his vicinity cease to feel hostility.”
— Patanjali

This book excerpt is from Peace Is the Way by Deepak Chopra.

The approach of personal transformation is the idea of the future for ending war. It depends on the only advantage that people of peace have over war-makers: sheer numbers. If enough people in the world transformed themselves into peacemakers, war could end. The leading idea here is critical mass. It took a critical mass of human beings to embrace electricity and fossil fuels, to teach evolution, and adopt every major religion. When the time is right and enough people participate, critical mass can change the world. Can it end war?

There is precedent to believe that it might. The ancient Indian ideal of Ahimsa, or non-violence, gave Gandhi his guiding principle of reverence for life. In every spiritual tradition it is believed that peace must exist in one’s heart before it can exist in the outer world. Personal transformation deserves a chance.

This program for peacemakers offers a specific practice for you to follow every day, each one centered on the theme of peace.

1. Sunday: Being for Peace

Today take five minutes to meditate for peace. Put your attention on your heart and inwardly repeat these four words: peace, harmony, laughter, and love.

2. Monday: Thinking for Peace

Today introduce the intention of peace in your thoughts. Take a few moments of silence, then repeat this prayer: “Let all beings be happy, loved, and peaceful. Let the whole world experience these things.”

3. Tuesday: Feeling for Peace

Today is the day to experience the emotions of peace. The emotions of peace are compassion, understanding, and love.

4.  Wednesday: Speaking for Peace

Today, the purpose of speaking is to create happiness in the listener. Have this intention: Today every word I utter will be chosen consciously. I will refrain from complaints, condemnation, and criticism.

5. Thursday: Acting for Peace

Today is the day to help someone in need. Help can take many forms. Tell yourself: “Today I will offer help without asking for gratitude or recognition.”

6.  Friday: Creating for Peace

Today, come up with at least one creative idea to resolve a conflict, either in your personal life or your family circle or among friends. Intend to create trust and eliminate hidden hostility and suspicion—the two great enemies of peace.

7.  Saturday: Sharing for Peace

Today, share your practice of peacemaking with two people. As more of us participate in this sharing, our practice will expand into a critical mass, reaching many instead of a few.

Have a peace filled day,

Peacefully, Jane

2015-02-16 13.58.23About Jane: Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson, BA, CSW, an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for meditation, inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Workshops and Retreats.



At my recent Peaceful Way Women’s Mini Retreat Day, we talked about the meaning of ‘surrender’, of letting go all things that no longer serve us, all things that are not of our heart so we could truly be aware of our “Soul’s Calling”

We listened to this mantra of Surrender and Liberation “Har Mukanday”,  surrender and letting go.  I hope you will too.

Mirabai Ceiba, Har Mukanday – Mantra of Liberation (Official Music Video)


Har means God, creative infinity. Mukanday means liberator, the liberating aspect of the self. It can be translated as: the Infinite Creator liberates me.  The mantra turns challenges into opportunities and removes fear and liberates one from the whatever block they are enslaved by.

Lyrics “Take from me what I want,

take from me what I do ,

Take from me what I need ,

Take from me everything,

that takes me from you.

Fill me with your love, liberate my soul. ”

As we surrender, we awakening to our heart, to revelations and remembrance of who we are and our life purpose…”I am revealed in surrender.”  In surrender, we let go of the need to control and manipulate reality in order to realize our full potential.  In surrender, we create a state of mind and heart that is open to limitless possibilities and trust in the universe. As you meditate say…

I surrender…I am ready to reveal the innocence of my heart…

I am ready to act with Love

To surrender, to trust in the Universe

To live in the heart of gratitude in each moment

And overcome the illusion of obstacles

I release my old limitations

I feel them all, see them all, touch them all

I allow them all to be released through my heart

And in the very core of my being

Beloved, you and I are one. I fully merge with your presence

I surrender to You and we are One.

I awaken to your calling in this moment. And so it is.

Blessings of sweet surrender,

Peacefully, Jane

2015-02-16 13.58.23About Jane: Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson, BA, CSW, an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for meditation, inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Workshops and Retreats.

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A Peaceful Way Gathering for Women

“Our Soul’s Calling”

With Jane Booth Robertson, USUI Reiki Master, Author In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 320 Aiken Street, Meaford, ON

I invite you to join me for this spiritual mini-retreat day where you can relax and de-stress through some of the programs that we love at our full weekend retreats – meditation, sound and music, creative and healing arts activities and discussion. Leave feeling relaxed, renewed, empowered and inspired.

Experience your growing spiritual connection that allows you to see your unique Soul’s Calling.

Where is your Soul calling you? How are you reacting to this calling? Do you know your life purpose? Are you experiencing anxiety? Are you seeking deeper meaning and clarity in your life?

Experience your Soul’s calling as it assists you to become aware of the legacy that you want to leave and to tap into your spiritual depths to bring your self mastery, your whole self into creation.

This is an exciting time is to step forward now to answer your Soul’s Calling.

Explore your vision
Embody your spirit
Engage the intuitive
Experience sacredness

It is time for you to take time for self care, soul care! Join me Saturday, October 24th in Meaford.

 To Register: E-mail: goldenlightcentre@rogers.com

Fee: $65.00 – includes workshops and supplies – Lunch not included. Refreshments served. Payment by October 15, 2015.

Registration form will be mailed to you with registration information when you send an e-mail  reply to: goldenlightcentre@rogers.com

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Peacefully, Jane

2015-02-16 13.58.23About Jane: Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson, BA, CSW, an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for meditation, inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Workshops and Retreats.

IN SILENCE FRONT COVER sm Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth


Meditation is a relaxing and calming experience that has been used through the ages to assist one to connect deeply with their spiritual self. Only you will able to interrupt what you feel and receive during a meditation. Meditation is a personal, intimate experience.  Each time you meditate you are experiencing a sacred soul journey. Meditation is where your body, mind and soul meet the sacred. It is a journey of letting go your fears and anxieties and allowing yourself to discover the peaceful silence within. It is in this peaceful silence that you begin to feel peace and tranquility and to experience the oneness of all life. It is within that we truly awaken the spiritual guidance that can transform our lives from chaos into peace.

It is so exciting to awaken to new thoughts as you meditate and begin to view your world from a loving, peaceful heart and not an angry and unforgiving one.  Our ‘within’ space gives us a place to let go of our anger and fears and embrace the love that is present.

Soon you will feel Spirit revealing itself to you in each moment.  Your ‘humanness’ and ‘spirituality’ meld together and are revealed in your daily life through your new creative thoughts and actions. Remember your place of guidance is within your heart.  Your inner heart space always has the right answer for you. Enjoy meditating each day and discover who you truly are!

Peacefully, Jane


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