How to Practice Being a Warrior of the Heart: HeatherAsh Amara on Your Messy Brilliance® Show

I’m so happy to bring you our first Your Messy Brilliance® Show of the decade, with my dear friend, spiritual teacher and Warrior Goddess Mama, HeatherAsh Amara. 

It’s a new year and a new decade, so it’s the perfect time to set powerful intentions that ease us into clarity for the road ahead. HeatherAsh has always been a powerful advocate for women diving into the rich terrain of their stories, and her new book, The Warrior Heart Practice, offers the kind of beautifully compassionate approach to truthtelling that is so needed in these times.

HeatherAsh is celebrated around the world as the creatrix of the Warrior Heart Practice. She is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions. Raised in Southeast Asia, HeatherAsh has traveled the world from childhood and is continually inspired by the diversity and beauty of human expression and experience. She brings this open-hearted, inclusive worldview to her writings and teachings. HeatherAsh is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Warrior Goddess Training, Warrior Goddess Wisdom, The Seven Secrets to Happy and Healthy Relationships with don Miguel Ruiz Jr., and her latest, The Warrior Heart Practice: A Simple Process to Transform Confusion into Clarity and Pain into Peace.

HeatherAsh and I went deep into her book, which describes a revolutionary process that’s based on the four chambers of the heart and rooted in Toltec wisdom. The entire process was designed to bring about emotional clarity, healing, and freedom—and to realign us with our true, essential nature and life purpose.

In this conversation, HeatherAsh shares her ideas in a grounded, practical way that has captured the hearts and spirits of people around the world—and it’s no wonder why. As I spoke with HeatherAsh, I was struck by how she embodies a flow that is so powerful and alive, and connected to both our current social climate and ancient spiritual principles. 

“As humans…we need all of us to be online with our creativity, passion, and presence—and what keeps us from doing that often is our stories,” HeatherAsh told me. In fact, this realization is what inspired her beautiful Warrior Heart Practice. She saw that the energy that many of us spend suffering and remaining stuck in stories that aren’t true could be better directed toward inner freedom, choice, and presence. HeatherAsh has since shared her practice with friends, colleagues, and students, and she has seen first-hand its capacity to change hearts and lives.  

I hope you enjoy this beautiful discussion on the power of stories to make or break us, and the healing that can be found when we dig through the many layers of the heart to find our true self. Be sure to listen until the end to find out more about HeatherAsh’s free upcoming event with the Shift Network on January 29, 2020. For more information about HeatherAsh’s books and upcoming events, visit her website.


2:00 The Warrior Heart Practice: a process that was born from a prayer 

4:30 The four chambers of the heart—and why every part is critically important 

6:10 The “Feeling Chamber” and the power of embracing our emotions without judgment

8:22 The “Story Chamber” and the process of excavating and untangling our stories

10:30 The opportunities for growth that arise from getting off course

11:25 The “Truth Chamber” and why truth is different from story (hint: truth is incredibly simple—one sentence and a period!) 

14:40 The three words to remember when you feel overcome by emotion

17:07 Using the Warrior Heart Practice to work with trauma

19:58 The power of asking the question, “What do I need now?”

20:30 The “Intent Chamber” and how it helps you navigate the storm of your story

23:00 How the practice brings us back to ourselves instead of leading us to change others

26:35 HeatherAsh’s definition of creativity: how you respond in new and different ways to challenges that arise in your life

29:17 The power of exploration and allowing ourselves to make mistakes

29:42 HeatherAsh’s upcoming Shift Network deep dive on the Warrior Heart Practice

Also, check out her free webinar about her new book HERE!

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About the Author | HeatherAsh Amara

Heather Ash weaves the most powerful practices from a variety of shamanic traditions to support each individual in the manifestation of his or her highest potential. She is the founder of the Toltec Center of Creative Intent in Berkeley, CA and the creator of nationwide SpiritWeavers programs, designed to support spirit-based community. Heather Ash studied and taught extensively with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, and is a Mentor in his Eagle Knight lineage.

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