Seven Shrines of the Body: 4. Heart


The fourth shrine is the heart, centre of generosity and compassion. I took some of the inspiration for this piece from traditional images of Christ’s sacred heart.

I like the ambiguity of the golden rods: are they light shining out of the heart or spears piercing it?

Here are a couple of images of the shrine followed by a meditation:



Source of Love, you enable me to love

And that compassion shines as an undimmed light of liberation.

As I sense your rhythm within me, may that first impulse of love guide me in all things.

And so may my sacred heart be an echo of yours.


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