By Kay Packard
Many of us have learned to protect our hearts from hurt. There is one particular configuration of the Heart Line that illustrates a serious protector of the heart. I’d like to share another excerpt from my upcoming book, Your Life is in Your Hands, in the spirit of deep inner awareness and personal empowerment.
Sometimes you’ll find extra lines running in parallel along the main Heart Line. See Fig. 1, below, with the arrow pointing to the formation on the Heart Line. Additional horizontal lines, bordering the Heart Line show a determination to protect the heart, like an invisible suit of armor. If you see this configuration in either or both of your hands, you have a deep-seated need to keep your heart safe from being hurt. You may find yourself preserving the silent belief that potential pain is to be avoided at all cost. Extra parallel lines act as a shield and represent available and dependable reinforcement.
If you don’t own this design, but wish to better understand a friend who does, imagine a time in your life when your heart was shattered. Can you imagine being at the altar preparing to be married to the love of your life and your fiancé doesn’t show up? Maybe your father gave more attention to his new wife (your step-mother) than to you, at a time you really needed it? Perhaps you had a puppy that was tragically run over by the garbage truck at five years old, like mine was. I don’t have this configuration, but I certainly understand the depth of that painful loss.
Where you find this configuration (Fig. 1) you’ll find that the pain-memory in the heart is so deep and the emotional loss so unbearable that a bulletproof vest is created around the heart to prevent that kind of blindsiding pain, again. Opening the heart takes tremendous courage and trust that recovery is possible, if hurt – again. The downside of this marking is many missed opportunities for deeper love, as life continues. It doesn’t mean the owner won’t or doesn’t love, but the fear of hurt can get in the way of more fulfilling love. The upside possibility is that the owner recognizes his or her internal barrier and comes into realization that she IS SAFE to move into love at her own pace.
If you, or someone you know, wear emotional armor, I suggest this positive affirmation: With conscious intention and courage, in full balance, I am appropriately opening to deeper levels of love. Even though it’s scary, the truth is, I am safe to love.
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This article is an excerpt from Kay’s upcoming book called, Your Life is in Your Hands. When sharing, please include the entire article, with author information. Kay holds a Master of Arts degree in Spiritual Psychology and teaches people the art and science of Hand Analysis through the American Academy of Hand Analysis. Visit www.AcademyofHandAnalysis.org