Part of knowing yourself is understanding your anatomy and physiology. That is to say, knowing our Parts and understanding how they function. While it helps to have a basic understanding of our physical bodies, understanding our energetic anatomy and physiology is equally important. We are not just physical bodies, we are also minds, hearts, souls, and shadows.
I have been learning about all my parts (including my body) for quite a while now, and I have become acutely aware of a particular truth about how my Magickal Self functions. Specifically, I have become aware that when my heart is not open, my magick is impotent. I still have knowledge, and I even retain access to communication, my mind still works but, I have no access to my power. I cannot FEEL. I cannot feel inspiration, or imagination, or desire, or passion, or pleasure, or joy, or sorrow, or anger, or love, or power. When the gate of my heart is closed, I am not fully awake, or alive.
My Heart is the gateway to those other parts of me, the ones that are essential to life and to magick. All my parts must be engaged for me to live and to fulfill my purpose. I cannot bypass my heart. In these past few years, I have come to know how wonderful life can be when my heart is open. It is WHO I am. I am supposed to be a woman who lives life with her heart wide open. That is who I was always supposed to be. I have rediscovered that woman and remembered her over these past years. It is my intention to live that life, inspired, empowered, and following my open heart. So Mote it Be.