For centuries, the heart has been considered the source of emotion, courage and wisdom.
But there are still many things to eventually understand about this mysterious organ we call the heart. And, let’s be clear; when we say heart we are not talking about the chambered, muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood. In spiritual terms the heart represents the totality of our being.
Unfortunately, modern psychology has turned a blind eye to the essence organ of human life, human love, and human intelligence.
“There can be no mental health without Heart Health!”
The heart represents our basic capacity to feel. The head the capacity to think. The heart is at the center of more than we can dream of yet it is a factor that is not at all understood or even recognized by contemporary psychiatric or medical theory.
Though in consciousness both mind and being co-exist, one is more fundamental to life then the other. Mind based personality patterns in and of themselves are not at the root of disease directly but what is important to note is the effect each and every person’s personality (thoughts) have on the heart.
Egocentric patterns do their damage by ripping us away from the heart. They tear our connection with our own inner being. The evil of personality is seen only in how it separates us from the heart and universe of true being (feelings).
Simply put, it is the abandonment of the seat of feelings, the repression and denial of the heart that is at the center of most illness and disease. The displacement effect of the heart, driven to the bottom of human consciousness, is terrible to behold and more terrible to experience. When we repress our heart felt feelings we repress our beings and this is something impossible to do without paying a steep price in terms of mental, emotional and physical health.
The essence of the heart is love, light and health. It represents our being nature and that nature is given to us by the cosmic intelligence with these highly positive qualities.
The grace of the heart offers us a quality of being that is healing, animating, invigorating, supporting, nurturing, and comforting and offers an inner tranquility and peace that the mind by itself rarely possesses.
The heart is the only thing strong enough
to cut through the illusions of the mind.
The real pure heart does not have to be controlled from without. It does not need religious codes of behavior. Each individual heart, which is not really divisible from the whole, shines with a light of great intelligence. The pure heart feels, understands what it feels, gathers the full wisdom and intelligence from those feelings, and then responds, moves, and changes life directions. The pure heart does this equally well when listening to its own feelings or the feelings of another.
When we touch upon the full truth of who we are, which is what the heart represents, the truth, we meet both the positive and negative sides of our nature.
Many people are afraid to risk opening to the deepest feelings of the heart because the predominant experience of life, on the heart level, is the hurting of love. The head never really allows the heart to love. The head never really goes deep into the experience of love.
The heart on the other hand dives deeply into things saying “I am going to do this even if it kills me.” To one with an open heart the warnings of the head are useless. We know what we should do, ought to do, want to do with our reason but the heart persists until the end. The heart represents what we love and what we love to do so it is natural for it to have this do or die attitude about life and about what it loves and cares for. Ask most any mother how they feel about their children and what they will do to protect them.
Without deep levels of communication; separation, misunderstandings and the hurting of love will always manifest in human relationships.
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