Whole Heart Connection

Whole Heart Connection is a set of body-based awareness practices designed to help us to shift our own internal states, such that we are able to connect with the best in ourselves, with the best in others, and with the source of creative insight.

What is Whole Heart Connection?

In the Whole Heart Connection (WHC) free resources, you can access transcripts and recordings of past WHC classes, articles written by myself — or you! — as well as teachings and exercises to give you a brief introduction to WHC practices.

Join my channel for a series of short and potent reminders that come to you a few times each day, suggesting a “next step” in your practice of WHC in real life. Just one or two sentences in the morning, afternoon, and evening will give you your assignment for the day. Each practice is a “me first” healing gift that you can bring to your life.

First and foremost, start by checking the basics. If you are losing heart frequently, there’s a good chance that you’ve been forgetting or need to deepen one of the earlier practices. Take a look at the Whole Heart Connection Pre-Flight Checklist whenever you lose heart, because it might be very easy to take heart again when the basics are brought back into place.

Whole Heart Connection Pre-Flight Checklist (PDF, 1p)

Whole Heart Connection posts on Thea’s blog, The Me-First School of Global Healing


WHC Archive

Thea Elijah’s Whole Heart Connection Archive features articles, audio, and video for supporting the continued development of skills from Thea’s WHC intro class, Living the Elements class, and WHC Mentorship. Whether you’ve only taken one intro, or many intermediate and advanced classes, the WHC Archive offers new insight into your personal practice with each return visit.

Access to these materials requires a WHC Archive membership.

Integration Practices 1-6 focus on establishing the basic embodiment necessary to successfully access the more directly heart-centered skills that are emphasized in Practices 7-12.

Practice #1: In Your Body: What does it mean to be “in your body,” how to tell if you aren’t, and ways of “coming home.”
Practice #2: Trust — The Physiology of Perception: Opening perception through learning how to shift our bodies into the state of trust.
Practice #3: Sheriff of Love Part 1: Claiming our sovereignty and not waiting for others to give us permission to be welcome.
Practice #4: Sheriff of Love Part 2: Taking root in common ground, and empowering instead of intimidating/being intimidated.
Practice #5: Front Body and Back Body: Awareness of our back body and front body in ourselves and in relationship with others.
Practice #6: Self Assess and Field Assess: Self assessment and field assessment in heart space.
Practice #7: Speaking in Heart Voice: Speaking in heart voice – speaking directly into the listening.
Practice #8: Light Coming Through: Connecting with the Light Coming Through anyone.
Practice #9: Thinking vs. Feeling vs. Heart Void: Distinguishing between “our stuff” and heart space.
Practice #10: Me First — The Cup That Runneth Over: Receiving through the back of the heart – complete surrender to receiving fully while giving.
Practice #11: Recognizing Loss of Heart: Compassionately recognizing our losses of heart as moments for self healing.
Practice #12: Self Healing: Self healing practices to work with loss of heart that is minor or major, current or from long ago.

Practice #13: I Have Needs (and Desires): What is a need? Thea’s definition is “that without which there is functional impairment.” Naturally there is a hierarchy of needs, which is one of the reasons why we must not assume that the identification of a need equals the right to demand its fulfillment instantly.
Practice #14: Inner Child — Wounded Child to Magical Child: Each of us in our body has something that might be called an inner child. In Taoist practices, male or female, we all have something called the Golden Fetus. There’s a place inside that is primordial and soft. One of the things that often happens in human interaction is that we dissociate from this child.
Practice #15: Inner Adult: We don’t just have an Inner Child. There’s an Inner Adult too. We’re built like Russian dolls. Just as this child sits on your lap and you’ve got its back, the Inner Adult has got your back.
Practice #16: Heart and Mind: Practices for resolving ideological conflict.
Practice #17: Safety and the Group Heart: “…a calling to a level of tender attention and calling to a level of mastery in being with each other.” This practice explores how members of an MWF can have permission and safety during the course.

These are practices and teachings that come from the Whole Heart Connection mentorship curriculum, which is designed for students who have already integrated the basic Whole Heart Connection practices into their lives. Many of these practice might be confusing for students who have not had the opportunity to experience them directly in a classroom setting. For the Demon Teachings especially, it is recommended that folks who have not yet had classroom experience with these topics wait until you have that opportunity before exploring them through the mere written word or disembodied audio

WHC Teaching Practices: Here are some practicalities as well as philosophical underpinnings of what it means
to teach Whole Heart Connection.
Assisting: These files say more about being a Whole Heart Connection Assistant.
Demon Teachings: Here it is, the dark heart of the matter of demon voices.
Layers of the Heart – The Wei, Ying, and Yuan Levels (PDF, 4pp)


Additional Resources

Here you’ll find the workbooks, email series, and my self-guided CEU worth 5 NCCAOM-approved CEUs. Use these tools to aid you as you continue to grow your WHC practice.

WHC Workbook (print)
WHC Workbook (e-book)

Intro to Whole Heart Connection CEU

5 NCCAOM-Approved PDA points (AOM-OM)
3 MP3s, 99 min