Word up, Rebels! ( Pulling from the Sacred Rebels deck. ) 21. BEYOND THE MIND, THE HEART BEATS
Did you realize that your heart is a connective organ to the heartbeat of the Universe? Just as our fingerprints are unique, unduplicated identity stamps, so are our hearts with their unique pattern of rhythm and sound. Filtered through our tangible existence, we are but extensions of the Universal heartbeat which sets the master rhythm for us all.
Our minds are vast and expansive processors in thought, often polarizing the process in erraticlly moody extremes which cancel the previous out, i.e. - absolute assurity vs sudden doubt. This is why focusing on the heart is so important—it is eternal despite out thoughts. Milton said it best once, when he said ( paraphrased ) 'The mind can make a heaven of hell and a hell of heaven." Thus, to rely on the heart is to rely on the Universal connection in physical form.
The heart is subterranean and moves subtly beneath possible obstacles, intelligently shifting with exquisite sensitivity, sensing the way forward through dangerous pathways and responding to what is before it even occurs in the physical world. However, with the heart's intelligence we cannot see and know in the same way that we do when we allow the mind to direct us. We have to be open to another way if we want to benefit from the innate intelligence of the heart.
This is because the mind sees, plans, and strategizes. The heart feels, responds, senses, and intuits. When walking the path of the heart, one must *feel* and respond rather than plan our way. It is a vastly different way of creative life. It is closer to the earth and to the source of life itself. We are taught to think and imagine that somewhere * out there * is a heaven and a god waiting for us, when heaven and god is right here on earth in the realm of your heart.
The role of the mind is to serve the truths of the heart. That is, to create the spacious chamber of receptiveness into which the sacred rhythm of yourr heartbest can resound. Yet too many have it backwards by allowing the mind to dictate matters of the heart.
This message is simple, deep within you, safe from your toughts, is a guidance system which tells you exactly what to do and reveals the truth. Some call this guidance system the *gut*. It doesn't matter what you call it; only that you need it. Your willingness to trust your heart nd to rebel against fear will serve you well. Let your heart lead you. Be sure of your faith and trust in what you feel—not what you think.
How many of you out there have relented to what you thought was reasonable, only to later proclaim, "Damn! I wish I had listened to my gut!" Or, "Damn! My gut is never wrong!" I can guarantee you that not one person can say they haven't experienced this. These situations are here to serve you—they are alerting you that you need to hone in more to your heart, to that guidance system of truth.
It's never wrong.
Happy day all! xo