Follow Your Heart’s Wisdom

 

Chapter from Making the Shift: Field Guide to the Emerging Consciousness by Moriah Marston and The Tibetan

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Our scientific orientation indicates that we are all basically the same; a general rule of thumb applies to everyone.  But we are entering the Age of Aquarius that emphasizes the uniqueness within each individual. The unfoldment of the new consciousness will take place within groups of highly individuated people. Therefore all generic responses, expectations and perspectives on how, who, what we should be and do become obsolete as we enter this new dimension in consciousness. 

            Many clients tell me that they simply don’t know in what direction to turn next. They are disenchanted with customary belief patterns and logical thinking because these only lead to old roads that have become dead ends.  We are in new territory, the terrain of the soul, and must acclimate ourselves to the best possible way to navigate this frontier. 

            In a way, divorced from the past, we are “on our own,” pioneering a completely new response pattern to the human condition.  While it may feel like we are floundering around without an anchor, we are actually breaking all barriers to greater alignment with our souls. This alignment provides an unsurpassable guidance.

            Although it is tempting to scurry back to the familiar, we would soon agitate in that tight box, filled with a sense that something is not quite right. We would feel out of sorts because intuitively we recognize that the heart is the base camp for our climb up today’s wondrous new mountain of possibility. The heart is the new terrain of evolution that reveals our destiny and encourages us to go for it. 

            This new paradigm heralds a time of infusion. We are called to bring heaven onto the planet, rather than ascend off the planet.  The way to fulfill this Divine Call is through the heart. The heart, our core access point, is the ultimate gateway into the new consciousness.   

            The Tibetan teaches that the heart is the central organizing principle that unfolds the Path; it connects our emotions with the mind and intuition. The heart is the true compass for our journey on the earth plane.  Although we may look to the heavens for guidance, the real conductor is the heart. It shepherds us through the travails of transformation while bathing us in a sea of love and compassion for the rigors of the process. 

            We need to observe whether we live by our heart or mind.  Do we honor the heart as the captain of our vessel? Or do we attempt to make it subservient to the will of our mental ego? What does it feel like to truly have an open heart?

            Many of us declare that we are connected to our hearts. Yet, we actually spend very little time orienting our compass to our heart’s messages and sensations.  Instead we ignore this vital Lighthouse of Guidance and beeline it to our lower minds to logically think our way through life. 

     

            Yes, we may dip into the heart’s insight for moments of deep reflection. But these fleeting flashes barely hold sway over the mind’s tyranny.  Attempts to be true to the heart’s vision are undermined by relentless thoughts that lure us into the prison of an obsolete logic, irrelevant to the emerging consciousness. To cling to the lower mind’s “knowing” while turning our backs on the heart’s wellspring of wisdom presents a hardship to the soul whose roots are in the heart—the true interface of heaven and earth.

            In the past, in spite of my heart’s loving presence, my mind was ultimately in control, and demanding the last word on everything.  I betrayed my heart too many times and wandered lost down the corridors of logic’s limitation.  Thankfully, my heart always waited patiently for me to redirect my focus to its all-encompassing wisdom. I now understand the precious significance of my heart’s sagacity and honor it with full devotion.         

            Why have we given the logical mind so much credence and authority when it is the heart that knows our best direction? Do we even know how to listen to the heart? Speeding through our days like the mind races through thoughts, we forget about the heart for weeks, months, even years. 

            For those of us who have ignored our hearts throughout life, it seems that a steel wall has formed around this mighty vessel of loving knowing. When its precious gifts to soul are painfully neglected, an ignored heart becomes locked away, hardened in a prison of disregard. We then wonder why we struggle with a subliminal undertow of free-floating grief that consumes our joy; its pleasure is simply unsustainable without the heart’s platform of ecstasy.

            Ultimately, nothing can sever our connection to the heart. It is the bridge to the soul. In spite of the mind’s dominance, joy emanates from the heart when least expected. We savor these precious bits of bliss but then resignedly return to the thought patterns that shrink our sense of possibility.  We assume that joy is evanescent—a brief respite of delight from life’s drudgery. 

            It may be uncomfortable to dwell in the heart because its Field of Acceptance leaves us wary of the challenge of self-trust.  We miss our mental patterns of self-condemnation.  What would we do without them? How will we know that we are on the right track? 

            These critical voices are the mental embodiment of karmic childhood wounds.  As children we may have assumed that negative attention from parents meant that we were loved. So we sometimes gravitate toward judgment’s distorted focus; we hunger for self-reflection in spite of its castigating impact. 

              We don’t trust the heart’s unconditional love because it just doesn’t seem real.  Messages of not-enoughness and unlovability hold the greatest clout. We use these denouncements as springboards for self-improvement. But human judgment-based mandates hurt the heart; they overshadow its pure instinct of unconditional self-love.  We need to acknowledge the reflection from the heart’s mirror as our ultimate reality.

            We are not designed to grow through the punishing messages that constantly flood the mind. We are challenged to withdraw credibility from mental accusations and to perceive them instead as fading ghosts of the past. To break the obstinate habit of running to the lower mind for approval, permission and credibility is not easy, but it is also absurd to ignore, discount and override the Divine Pleasure Bank, the heart. Its wellspring of powerful loving energy fuels our core. 

            To create an express highway to the heart takes discipline. We must use the will to trust the heart enough to build a bridge in our awareness that circumvents the logical mind’s rote negativity. We need to remind ourselves that when we are traveling down the wrong road we employ habitual thought processes to figure out the next step. Once we disengage from the mind, our attention can be directed to the heart for guidance.

            If we can’t seem to sense the heart’s guidance, then it is useful to simply place a hand on our chest in front of the heart. The warmth from our hand stimulates an awareness of connection to the heart. The heart’s voice is subtle yet always present.

            When the heart feels heavy or constricted it may be indicating that we are overriding important soul needs. This heavy sensation is the heart’s way of saying that we may not be going in the best direction for our soul and may be neglecting ourselves. The heart is trying to get our attention by pressing in on our chest with a tight, emotionally pained feeling. The more we discount the heart’s message, the more we become engulfed in feelings of depression and irritability.  

            When the heart is light, happy, full and expanded our chest feels bigger and warmer. The psyche calms down because there is no need for agitation when we are traveling along the path of greatest alignment with our soul’s purpose. The heart positively confirms where we are with a buoyant sensation coupled with a deep sense of self-love. 

            The simple exercise of checking in with the heart to discern its environment, its quality of presence, may seem rudimentary. But few people know how to sense their heart, much less decipher its messages. Sometimes we can’t even feel our heart. Dullness, deadness, and numbness are the warning signs that we are cut off from the heart, usually due to the pressure to safeguard our rational “sanity” from the heart’s unusual pathway and wisdom.  

            If we feel cut off, initially it helps to pretend to feel the heart, make up its messages, and honor these “fabrications.” Eventually we realize that the imagination is actually an effective link to the heart’s voice.  Like priming the pump, soon the heart’s insight naturally flows.

            As we leap from one reality to another, we may temporarily pass through the void, the segue way from the lower mind to the heart  In the void, undermining voices may try to seduce us into betraying this new venture and turning back to the known of the mental compass. These voices scramble to dismantle our conviction and sabotage our destination. 

            Faith holds us steady as we trust that we are landing on the fertile ground of the heart. Both faith and will are essential to determinedly hold the focus to connect with our heart. Soon we are delightfully surprised to begin to taste the wealth of guidance that emanates from our hearts at all times. 

            The heart’s sweet voice of acceptance and encouragement offers the most loving solutions to life’s dilemmas.  The heart is amazingly responsive when we honor its messages.  It immediately softens and cascades love—filling us with a profound sense of well-being.      

            This new gravitational field is well established within the heart’s roots. We are now anchored through Love.  And it is in our hearts that we experience the greatest access to our connection with the Masters, Angels and other “invisible” friends.  So we are not only reaping the benefits of the vast wisdom of the heart but also the volumes of knowledge flowing into us from our cosmic teachers.  

            Our world would change dramatically if everyone aligned themselves with their hearts. We would live in a state of true acceptance of all that is, judgment and condemnation-free. We would walk the most efficient optimum pathway for the soul, revealed through the heart, with no wasted forays in generic directions irrelevant to our individuated evolution. We would experience deep respite from all mental assaults.   

            As the world practices and finally comprehends the true nature of Divine Love, we would finally trust the vast terrain of Joy and Bliss.  Wars would cease. Ground breaking creativity would abound because the fullness of life would insist on new creations to carry our journey forward as the heart teaches us to trust the mystery. We would then be ready to take our rightful place in the intergalactic family that responds to our collective heart with a big embrace, ecstatic that this long-awaited reunion has finally arrived.  

            The Tibetan approaches with his enormous wide-open heart streaming powerful rose Light in all directions.  He teaches:

            Humankind has yet to embrace the experience of un-conditionality. It practices a modified compassion based on requirements, however subtle, as if Source holds a list of prerequisites for worthiness. To receive the full impact of the heart’s power to shed Light on the Mystery, all judgment must be released. The heart, a Vessel of Acceptance, is unable to assimilate and hold the dynamics of judgment that denounce aspects of self and others.  The heart experiences judgment as poison—humankind’s distorted perception of its spiritual essence. The heart is cosmically designed to pump unconditional Cosmic Love. 

            The Heart Beacon shows, while simultaneously creating, the Way. This brilliant vessel has the greatest capacity to embody Source’s driving Force. It is the central intake valve for the absorption of Universal Love, the platform of wisdom’s genius.  Because it tries to fill it with conditional beliefs, humankind uses only a fraction of the heart. But the heart’s gifts cannot fully flow through that restrictive filter.

            The energy in the heart moves in a kundalini spiral; it, therefore, cannot interpret the linear logic of mental conditioning.  The lower mind creates boxes of impossibility because 99% of life is not logical, predictable or analyzable. 

            When the flow of energy needed by the heart is usurped by the lower mind, self is more vulnerable to a broken heart. Attachment to the lower mind distracts self from the opportunity to follow the heart’s directives that ease the path with compassionate insight and illuminate all the possibilities obscured by prison walls of negative thought.  

            The environment of the heart is soft, nectar sweet, profound, brilliant, and filled with rainbow colors.  Its unique intelligence lubricates the Divine Flow that generates a profound ease factor.  The lower mind’s racket, like T.V. static, shreds the nervous system, bewilders the inner mystic, and is repetitive, unimaginative, black and white, and limited by a hard edge that makes it difficult to absorb life force.  It breaks, rather than bends, under the challenges of transformational change.  Surely the lower mind will not tolerate the new vistas so sweetly embraced by the heart.

            The heart holds the key to the emerging consciousness which springs from a highly magnetic field of compassion. Its magnetic force creates the Magic of Love that unites all beings. Because the new paradigm is based in Unity, the heart is the central orientation point for today’s evolution. The lower mind’s matrix of duality will soon be obsolete as humankind is vibrationally pulled into the domain of the heart, that Realm of Oneness that carries the soul through the portal to the world of advanced human beings.

            Because of its inclusive nature, the heart’s compassion changes humankind's perception; it paves the Way with crystal clarity.  Create the bridge from the crown to the heart chakra—uniting wisdom and love. Trust the heart to lead self into the profound adventure of awakening into Oneness. Only the heart knows the Way. Bask in the Ease it brings to the restless soul who has finally found its way Home.

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