Friday, December 28, 2007
Seeing with the Heart
The heart is a strange and wondrous thing. It is the center of our being, the center of our universe, both inner and outer. No matter what happens to us, or how far we may try to move away from the pull of our heart, it will always bring us back.
When we become heart focused and centered, and make that a clear intention in our lives, we can experience an unparalleled opening of love and compassion. After that moment, it is always the heart that leads us.
This has led me to better understand the nature of heartbreak. Literally translated here as 'a break with the heart'. If one experiences fear, anger, pain, grief or suffering, this often occurs as an immediate response. A protective shell is erected to 'prevent' any further damage of this vital organ center.
And the mental chatter begins. The ego goes on to tell stories of what has happened before- "He always does this." "How could you let her say those things to you and get away with it?". And perhaps the ego also gets caught up in the struggle of being 'right'... the belief that one side of the story is more true than the other. Divisiveness. Heartless-ness.
The important thing to recall at these times is that pain separates us from not the truth of the situation, but the very Truth of our heart. We must allow ourselves to 'be' with whatever emotions arise so that we can find our way back to ourselves.
Often times, we choose to stay separated because we don't want to acknowledge what our heart is telling us; which is quite often vastly different from what our mind is saying. Some of us decide to stay in this allegedly 'safe' space for years, believing that will prevent us from being hurt again. This is the gravest Untruth of them all.
The heart is our connection to all that is, our center. It also provides the main rooting in our lives. Quite often people who are separated from their heart center have pain or illness, long or short term, that the body uses to ground them within the physical and emotional realm. In these cases, a heart opening is the only 'cure' that is needed. A loving, open-hearted person can provide the presence and space required in order for healing to occur.
When one is heart-focused, and doesn't move away from the discomfort of emotional trauma, we provide that healing space for ourselves. Becoming still within ourselves allows us to hear what our heart is telling us.
That we are love.
That is our very nature. We can try to obscure that with stories, pain, fear, etc. But once we are heart-centered, we can never move away from the truth of this. The heart will always lead us back to ourselves.
Today, I am seeing with my heart the truth of love. It is boundless, all encompassing. I am profoundly grateful. I AM LOVE. And so are we all.
Much Love and Many Blessings to all.