Heart series #8: Let your heart talk to you

Jesse’s Rose

This post is #8 in the blog series: Heart. See the series overview page for a list of all posts.

This Personal Heart Dialogue is a key tool for discovering what the heart has to say. I love this exercise! I’ve come to use it spontaneously when I’m curious about what’s happening on the inside. I use this dialogue in the middle of a muddle, or in the middle of the night when I find myself awake. I’ve used this exercise with my family, sent it off to friends and emailed it to inquiry partners.

The following exercise is based on the latest brain research, but who cares, because by now we realize that the heart trumps the brain every time. The brain only receives information, but heart consciousness is what leads the way. When our heart is open it moves us toward our best self, to our truth. When our heart gets shut down, our consciousness becomes limited. We move off center and often find ourselves amuck. When we are willing to engage in a dialogue with our heart, the simplicity of what we find is often surprising and profound. We find that our heart really does know best. I am excited to share this exercise with you.

Personal heart dialogue

Let’s begin with a basic outline of the procedure, along with a bit of information about what may be experienced. (I have encountered this procedure in various forms. What follows is a simple compilation of what I have found to work.)

  1. Shift focus from mind to heart. Keep focus in the heart.
  2. Shift to slower breathing. Four counts on the inhale, eight counts on the exhale. Try six on exhale if needed. (I do about 15 complete breaths, in and out.)
  3. Choose a positive feeling. Feel gratitude, love, peace, abundance, whatever. Say thanks for all the things you have in your life. Place your hand on your heart if you wish.
  4. Ask your heart three questions. The first two questions will always be the same. “My heart, my heart, what do you want me to know right now?” Next, “My heart, my heart, what do you need from me right now?” The third question will be one of your own, whatever you’d like to ask. Make your question concise. Use a single sentence or a brief phrase. Be direct. Most of us have something that we would like to ask. Maybe we are looking for direction, have something to decide or have a question about life. Your question can be about anything–a job, relationship, health, healing, how you live, etc.
  5. Begin each question with the words, “My heart. My heart.” The answers that come will be brief, direct, concise, objective, and non-judgmental. Answers may come as images, feelings, words, or sensations. Everyone is different. Your answers will feel right on. If you are getting a lot of judgements, open your eyes, shift, do some more slow breathing to get out of your head, and begin again. Do not chase answers. Let the answers come gently to you.

OK, it’s time to give it a try! Just follow the steps below to discover what your heart wants you to know. Let your heart talk to you. Don’t try too hard, just let the answer float in.

  1. Shift your focus from mind to heart. Slide your brain down into your heart.
  2. Shift to slower breathing, 4 counts on inhale, 8 on exhale.
  3. Choose a positive feeling, keep it in your heart.
  4. Ask questions. Begin each question with the words, “My heart, my heart.” (Close your eyes and just let the answer drift in.)

1st Q: My heart, my heart, what do you want me to know right now?

2nd Q: My heart, my heart, what do you need from me right now?

3rd Q: Now ask your specific question. Let the answer come to you. “My heart, my heart………….”

When you are done, inhale, release, open your eyes and become present.

I hope you find this Personal Heart Dialogue as eye-opening as I do. Remember, memories and information are stored in the quantum field, beyond the mind. Our bodies serve as antennas to receive information from that field. As Gregg Braden says in the Forbidden Science course, “This is a highly advanced, technological ability that we humans have. Machines will never be able to do this.” Many researchers, like HeartMath and Dawson Church have already demonstrated that we humans can sense beyond the limits of time and space by using specialized neurons in the heart. And of course, you’ll remember that the Circle of Light explains that we humans actually have Superhuman Powers when we are willing to engage.

One reason I love to present this Personal Heart Dialogue is because it’s great in all kinds of situations. You may use it when you want to create, write a book, start a project, take a risk, or discover something new. When you are working to create something, write a book like, start a project, take a risk, discover something new. When you inquire deep within, this exercise will trigger your neurons to configure in just the right way to attune to the place in the field that holds the information you are seeking. A real-life example follows.

Rose’s heart dialogue inquiry

A good friend, who is also a subscriber to this website, called me in distress. She said, “I don’t know what to do! I don’t know how to inquire. I feel awful. I want to look into this, but don’t know how.” Rose talks. I listen, take a few notes, and make a few comments.

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Rose: I’m so upset. My husband is so gruff—wanting things his old-fashioned way. My mind keeps going back to the past, haunting me. You know, women weren’t treated very well back then. We were second class citizens. ‘Good girls don’t do this; good girls don’t do that. Keep your dress down. Listen to your father. Be good. You need to do what’s right for your husband, for your children. You don’t know what’s best. Just go along. Be nice.’ I can’t stand it. I just want to be myself! I want to explode. I feel awful. I don’t want to feel like this. I don’t want to look into this, but if I don’t, I’ll be by-passing my heart. And I don’t want to do that.

Me: Wow, Rose, you really seem to be in a quandary. You don’t want to explore, yet you think you should, and you don’t think you know how to do it.

Rose: I don’t know what to do.

Me: Why don’t we just stay open and see what happens.

Rose: OK. I’m going to slow down and take a look at what comes up…. I notice I feel stress in my legs. They feel kind of sluggish. (observation) Maybe it’s because I have COVID. (analysis) I’ve got to move through this by-pass. (judgement) (Note: the statements in parentheses are all coming from the head.)

Me: What’s going on in your heart right now?

Rose: Oh yeah, like in the heart meditation. I’m going to breathe and ask my heart about this situation. “My heart, my heart, what do you want me to know right now?”

Heart: You need not analyze. You need not judge.

Rose: “My heart, my heart, what do you need from me right now?”

Heart: Follow the wisdom of your heart.

Rose: “My heart, my heart, what do I do now?”

Heart: Stay close to home. Go out in the sun. See how your feel. Let us speak to you.

Rose: Oh, something is happening right now. There’s a deepening thing going on. I need to own it more. I was putting past hurt into what I’m feeling now. I couldn’t see who I really was. Whoa, I’m speaking my truth right now! It feels good. Ahaa, I’m feeling into an empty space. It’s actually interacting with me right now. There is something there. It’s Love!

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So, what’s your heart got to say? When you do this exercise for yourself what do you find? How did it feel to actually listen to your heart? How did the dialogue process go for you? What did your heart have to say? Were there any surprises? Maybe your heart gave you hope, or comfort, or love, or joy, or peace. Maybe it told you something you knew all along but had forgotten. My hope is that you will enjoy engaging with your heart directly. This Personal Heart Dialogue can become quite handy. It’s basically like learning to use a new muscle, which goes far beyond the brain. So, try it out. Have fun.

Heart series #7: Take everything to the Heart

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This post is #7 in the blog series: Heart. See the series overview page for a list of all posts.

Taking everything to the heart is tremendously important for our personal and spiritual development. Yet while the latest brain research shows that the heart is key to becoming our best, fully coherent selves, most of us have not learned how to do this. We stay doggedly in our heads.

The latest research in physics demonstrates that we come from a quantum web of love. It tells us that we humans are the same medium that makes up everything—puppies, trees, stones, turnips, thunderstorms, and yes, even ourselves. We are an inherent part of Oneness, a United Field of Existence. Yet again, most of us limit ourselves to our heads.

And why limit ourselves? When he was asked, “Why are you here?”, Dawson Church, author of Brain Bliss, responded, “To give and receive love! To connect with the universe with a huge heart and open mind in every moment.”

Then we have the Circle of Light, a collection of light beings dedicated to human enlightenment, channeled by Georgia Jean. The Circle of Light explains that we have the power to be our greater selves. We have the ability to train our hearts to override our heads. We can learn to master our consciousness. We can learn to flow with ever-present, on-going, reality. They explain that anchoring in the heart is key, that the intelligence of the heart far exceeds the information we’ve learned through our egoic minds. They tell us to take everything to the heart and see what happens. (I talked about this in my book.) The following Heart Skill Practice was revealed to me by the Circle of Light. So, let’s go for it. We can do this. We can let the heart do the work.

The Heart Skill Practice

Notice what’s happening inside. Pause. Trust. Stop trying to manipulate your experience.

Entrain your brain/heart connection. Slide your usual mind-brain down into your heart-brain. It’s been discovered that the heart has brain cells of its own. You are learning to switch from your habitual ego-stream of consciousness to the on-going multidimensional consciousness of the heart.

Deposit the contents of your mind into your heart. Just plop it right in. Your energetic heart is like the sky, open and clear. The vast spaciousness of your heart can take in everything–love, happiness, clouds, storms, whatever. Nothing can disturb your infinite heart. As the Circle of Light says, this is where your Super Consciousness resides.

Notice your emotions. Feel what’s underneath—a bit of panic, a lot of disappointment, sadness, joy–whatever.

Love and Accept everything that arises

Say, “I love and accept this sadness, shame, anger, aloneness, or x.” Realize there is trapped energy that accompanies your feelings. This is the old energy that wants to be seen, harvested, released, set free.

Take Everything into your heart

The Circle of Light says the heart is the center of Master Consciousness. It is the center of Creativity. Within your heart is where daily manifestation emerges. So, pay attention.

Run energy through an infinity eight loop between your thymus and heart. This energetic movement purifies your old, limited energy, transforming it into clean, amazingly new, energetic potential.

Now just practice. See what your heart can do for you.

This heart skill, like any other, takes work and persistence. Set your intension. Ask for help. The Field is waiting for you to ask. With practice, the capability to deposit things in the heart moves along with deftness. With practice, this skill leads to greater peace and confidence on a day-to-day basis.

Here is my wish for the future. I would like us to help humanity by bringing the hate, fear, and distrust down from our heads into our hearts and purifying that negative energy through the infinity eight loop between our thymus and hearts. I would like our work to help absorb and release the old accumulation of muck, both in ourselves and others.

So, when things come up that we don’t like, why don’t we just say, “I love and accept this part of me. This is my human part. I am evolving. This heart practice is for me and humankind.”

Let’s pull together. Unite. Collectively add to the evolution of Earth. Let’s move the human race towards greater peace, love, compassion, and joy. After all, the best is yet to come. When we make the heart practice a daily habit, we help ourselves, others, and the planet to be more awake.

Heart series #6: Trust and allow

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This post is #6 in the blog series: Heart. See the series overview page for a list of all posts

The Circle of Light, a collection of light beings, explains that:

“Most of the conflict that occurs within human beings is fueled by the egoic mind….this mind is racing around in conflict with all the various aspects of itself…. there are a million different voices inside putting in their two bits about what to do or not do. ‘You shouldn’t have done that, why did you do this, or when are you going to do that?’ If you can truly acknowledge that all those aspects are at war within yourself, you will be able to realize that each of those bits is just a part of your consciousness that deserves and wants love.”

The Circle of Light goes on to explain that when humans

“come into real unity consciousness, the consciousness of the heart, this allows all experiences to exist without labeling them. You can simply do this by choosing to love and accept all those different parts within yourself and bring them into a unified place. This is what will truly get you into the flow, into the zone of creation.”

Over the years, I have learned that the ego has the right idea. It wants engagement, fulfillment, and satisfaction. The problem is it’s got the wrong strategy, one that was adopted at a very young age. But I know the ego can be sent out for job training! We can help our ego mind mature, grow up. We’re not trying to get rid of the ego; we just want it to be able to receive the vast ocean of love that is available to us.

I’ve discovered that we need to trust ourselves. We need to trust Life as it unfolds. These have been hard lessons for me to learn. It’s only recently that I truly am allowing myself to trust Life. The results of this trust continue to deliver longer, and more frequent, periods of happiness, bliss, creativity, and wellbeing. I give great thanks.

Trust and Accept all parts of yourself

When we accept each and every part of our being human, we open to higher frequencies. When I first heard the Circle of Light say, “Accept every part of you”, it sounded terrible! Why would I want to accept my anger, my fear, my discomfort, my not knowing? But as I practiced, I discovered that accepting all my parts led to some amazingly good things. I realized when I accept all parts of myself, I am not loving their form, I am loving the energy that created that form. I am loving the very energy field that animates me.

Remember, all our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and sensations are just part of Life’s creative energy. And each part wants to be seen. It wants to be free to experience. I want to release its limiting energy. It’s only the old ego strategy that wants to hold on to what feels good and reject whatever feels bad. But my higher self says, “Bring the experience on. Bring it all on!”

Total acceptance practice

During a reading with the Circle of Light, they asked me to sit quietly and really focus on myself. They asked me to become aware of all the things I was feeling or thinking in the very moment. This could be about a person, an experience, a situation, or my life in general. They asked me to repeat the following over and over again, I LOVE AND ACCEPT THE PART OF ME THAT……. and this is what I’ve been practicing ever since.

I now use this statement in the following way. First, I identify what I am feeling and where it is located in my body. Next, I use the “I love and accept this part of me” statement. Then I add a statement of trust. This is because the Circle of Light suggests, “Learn how to mold your resistance [to evolving] by choosing belief structures that create a higher belief, a higher identity, that really supports you.” Below are examples of how I’ve applied this process in my daily life.

Feeling: “If it wasn’t for __, I wouldn’t be feeling this way.” Acceptance: I love and accept the part of me that blames. Trust: I know my higher power is bringing up this experience so that I can learn something more about myself.

Feeling: I’m so angry I could spit. Acceptance: I love and accept the part of me that feels angry. Trust: Wow, this feeling is filled with old, trapped, energy that wants to be released. What potential!

Feeling: I’m confused. Acceptance: I love and accept the part of me that feels confused. Trust: In this moment, I tune into the highest possible vibrational level. I go to my inner place.

Feeling: I’m totally frustrated. Acceptance: I love and accept the part of me that is frustrated. Trust: I notice what my body feels like when I am in touch with my ego-self. But I also remember how it feels to be with my Higher Power. I fill my heart with gratitude and compassion.

Feeling: I feel alone and lost. Acceptance: I love and accept this part of me that feels separate. Trust: I know my higher self is bringing up this pattern for me see. I am aware of my greater reality. I am an intricate part of the United Field.

Feeling: This is really hard. Acceptance: I love and accept the part of me that encounters hard times. Trust: I am grateful for obstacles. They challenge me to know my inner self more completely and move toward my higher power.

Feeling: I’m feeling afraid or anxious. Acceptance: I love and accept the part of me that fears. Trust: This part of me is ancient. It’s part of the old blueprint for humanity. It’s no longer needed in this situation. There are no lions that are about to pounce.

Accepting ourselves is not about excluding the dark parts of us, or even about darkness itself. Darkness can be quite beautiful.

Acceptance is about including every single part of who we are. It’s about coming to realize that we, as individuals, are all an integral part of the United Field of Life. If we can accept and love our “shadow” aspects, it’s much more powerful than going around suffering with our ego identities. When we do nothing to move toward our more joyful, expanded, selves we will just remain stalled, unhappy, and unaware. We will just reinforce our limited, unconscious experience which is what keeps us in the same old habitual loops.

It is far more important to be authentic. So why not just say, “Oh well, I feel sad. I love the part of me that feels sad. I’m human. This feeling is just one part of my experience.” When we take the time to do the work of acceptance, we gradually wake up. We shift our vibrational level in an authentic way. We’re not fooling ourselves. We’re not in denial. We are allowing ourselves to blossom within the full unification experience.

I like to remember what the Circle of Life says:

“Life keeps adding different elements. The soul really enjoys exploring the new things that have emerged, the new possibilities, and realms of experience. This is what the soul loves. What continues to expand consciousness, is its exploration of itself. The key is to ask yourself, “how can I love and accept myself more right now?”

Next: Heart series #7: Take everything to the Heart

Heart series #5: Hidden Opportunities

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This post is #5 in the blog series: Heart. See the series overview page for a list of all posts.

We’ve been looking at how we can learn to let our hearts lead us instead of our heads. Allowing the heart to lead is a magnificent way to get to know who we really are, and why we behave in the way that we do. It’s also a direct path to experiencing our Higher Power.

The gift of human experience

The Circle of Light is a group of light beings channeled by Georgia Jean. The Circle explains that we have an immense opportunity, which is to live a life as a human being. They tell us that we are here for a reason, “You have come to the Earth plane in order to experience… and having a human body is the quickest way to gain experience.” The Circle explains that we humans reap huge benefits from exploration. They tell us:

“You have an enormous soul-consciousness, and this consciousness loves to explore so much, that it keeps adding new and different things for you to experience.”

They implore us to look at every single part of ourselves, to explore every possible aspect of what it is to be alive. They explain that when we dive deep within ourselves, we receive new encouragement.

“This begins to change the organic game of your environment; it evokes and provokes new levels and new flavors of teachings to come through. In terms of spiritual understanding, this kind of wisdom has been essential throughout the history of humankind.”

In essence, the Circle asks us to take advantage of our time on Earth. They say that when we choose to have the intention to explore, it accelerates our direction. They exist to support our search. They invite us to get to know the more “unconscious manifested parts” of who we are, and to explore our feelings.

The gift of unconscious beliefs: an exploration

As I look back at my journey, I’ve learned a bit about how the Unified Field works. Often it uses just the right circumstances to deliver important messages for inner growth. I call this the setup. These messages get delivered in all sorts of ways. Some learning opportunities come to us in common ways, like births, deaths, tragedies, celebrations or being out in nature. Other messages come in unique and crazy ways, like dreams, visions, instant downloads, happenstance, or synchronicities. Many potential insights are buried within our everyday thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Sometimes these realizations pop up right out of the blue, completely surprising us. One of these opportunities recently happened to me:

The setup: I’m on my way to a doctor’s appointment. Rain, cars jammed up at traffic lights, waiting, waiting, waiting. Finally arrive at my destination. Can’t find doctor’s office. Not listed on the directory. Discover I’m at the wrong location! How could this be? Confused. Have to travel to the other side of town. Find myself on single laned streets lined with construction cones. Drive on and on. My dyslexia kicks in. Something is wrong. Have no idea where I am. I’m lost. Panic. Holding back tears. Don’t know what to do. Call the office for directions. I’ve been going in the wrong direction! Now crying, driving, creeping along. Finally, get to the correct office. I’m totally disoriented now. Lost. Confused. Alone. Go to the check-in window. Woman says, “You do not have an appointment today. The doctor is not in. You received a call.” (Didn’t.) That can’t be! Ask her to check. “You are not in our records. You haven’t been here for two years.”

Now, I’m completely befuddled. I can’t understand. It’s like I’m invisible, like I don’t exist. I’m in the wrong place. I can’t tell direction. There’s no support!

Driving home from my ghost doctor’s non-appointment, deep fear kicks in. Not knowing where I am. Not understanding what’s going on. There are no placeholders, nothing to attach onto, nothing to count on. It’s so scary, so discombobulating.

When I get home, I make hot tea, intentionally sit, and the inquiry begins. Free floating thoughts, feelings, beliefs flood in. I’m nowhere. No one is around, I’m not on the doctor’s list. I have no records. I’m invisible. I don’t even exist! I’m just floating in space with no attachment, no connection, no control. This feels dreadful.

What am I to learn from these horrible feelings, this unsettling experience? What does it have to teach me?

My ongoing inquiry continues. Later in the day, I realize that I have unconsciously learned to do things, to act, in order to prove that I am actually in this physical world. I act to decrease a more intense suffering of feeling that I don’t exist at all. The act of doing is how I connect to life and to people. I realize my cells are still imprinted with the old child-like need to be seen, heard, validated, loved. When these old needs aren’t met my biological history triggers the feeling that I actually don’t exist! This is like my premature birth experience of being kept in a metal incubator with no windows for twenty-one days, people not allowed to touch me in my metal womb. (link to incubator post) This old, cellular, experience is telling me I don’t actually exist in human form.

Is this true? No. For crying out loud, I’m writing in my journal right now. I do exist. I exist in physical form in Planet Earth. I realize that exploring is helping me break through another hidden obstacle. And I remember, that often when I look into what’s behind my emotions, it opens the door to experiencing the higher realms of energy. Later, while meditating, completely open, reassuring messages gently float in, “You are loved. You exist in your present human body. You also have your own unique strand of the universal life force.” I give great thanks for this information.

In retrospect, I realize that my ghost doctor’s non-appointment was an amazing experience.

The gift of feelings: an exploration

Let’s look at the down-to-Earth work of Jules Taylor Shore. Jules is a dynamic therapist who works spontaneously from the heart. She explains that we need to learn to welcome our feelings, like it or not. The goal is not to make the feelings go away, it’s to discover what our feelings are trying to tell us. (More about this later.)

Jules uses many different modalities of therapy, as long as they are backed by what she knows about the workings of the brain. And what she knows is extensive. Once an auto mechanic, Jules understands the sequence of connections that are needed to make things run smoothy. In a flash of genius, Jules transferred what was needed to fire up a car engine to what was needed to fire up the brain.

For example, just think about your own experience. In times when you find our self highly charged, in trauma mode, your brain won’t listen. It can’ listen. It isn’t capable of understanding in a rational way. And it doesn’t want to listen to any stupid explanations! That’s because, when our systems are charged, the primitive brain stem is trying to protect itself.

On the other hand, when we have calmed down and feel safe, we are able to start listening. We can understand things, comprehend. We can step back and observe. In this calmer frequency learning can occur. Makes sense, huh? Note: Jules teaches a terrific course called Neurobiology of Heart, which I took and highly recommend.

To help us better understand our feelings, I’ve developed a list of ways to explore. This list is a compilation of what I’ve learned from Jules, other teachers, and my own experience of exploration.

Ten ways to explore feelings

  1. First we have to notice that we are having an emotion.
  2. Next we need to welcome the feeling. Go ahead, invite it in. We don’t want it to go away. After all, our higher power is sending us this feeling to explore. What are we going to say, “Wrong address, send it back.”?
  3. Notice where the feeling is in your body. Could be your head, heart, gut, big toe.
  4. Notice any images, thoughts, body sensations, and any other feelings that may come in.
  5. Ask, how do I feel towards what’s happening? If you’re having trouble, step back, take a more objective view. Witness. Try going up on the balcony or placing the feeling out in front of you. And then just stop, slow down, and let whatever wants to come, come to you. There is no right or wrong here, no efforting, no trying, just open allowing.
  6. Try various ways to explore the emotion or sensation. Journal. Draw the feeling on paper. It may be a triangle, circle, spiral, squiggle, or stick figure, who cares. Try using different colors. Hear sounds, smell smells, taste tastes. Pretend you are a young child playing—anything goes. It could even be fun.
  7. Stick with your exploration, even when you want to leave. The feeling that is presenting is trying to tell you something, give it a chance to give you some information that will help. Note: There are times when it is too painful to dive deep. So, just do as much as you can without putting yourself in more stress. Inquiry is a process, not a marathon. Whatever amount you can do, your heart will appreciate your intention and courage. In response, your heart will lead you forward at a pace that is just right for you.
  8. Describe whatever happens inside you as best you can. As a teacher once said to me, “If you have a big red radish in your chest, you have a big red radish in your chest.” If you have some discomfort or distress, describe what’s it like—hot, cold, big, small, tense, knotted up, flowing, frozen. Anything goes.
  9. Talk to the emotion or have it talk to you. No, this is not crazy, it’s just creative. If the green squiggle could speak, what would it say? It just wants to be seen, heard, feel safe, soothed, or know that it matters.
  10. Finally, no matter what happens, relax, and congratulate yourself for taking the time to learn more about your precious self.

Have fun exploring.

Heart series #4: Heart bypasses

This post is #4 in the blog series: Heart. See the series overview page for a list of all posts.

“‘Broken Heart'” by ImNotQuiteJack | CC BY-SA 2.0

Heart Series recap: Remember in this heart series we are going for the gold—living our most joyous lives and contributing to the world in a positive way. We’ve talked about how the frequency of love animates our lives. Quantum research shows that we are one shimmering United Field of existence. The Circle of Light wants us to know that we have much more power than we realize. When we practice the new paradigm of consciousness, it allows the heart to supersede the brain. Yet, life is not always easy or pleasant. It’s often downright difficult. In this series, we’ve acknowledged our wounded hearts and dabbled in the practice of inquiry. Now it’s time to explore how our head often overwhelms our heart, causing us to lose our way. However, what often appears as a detriment can become a profound opportunity. So here we go, we’ll take a look at what cuts us off from our hearts.

What cuts us off from our hearts

Heart bypass #1: Mind

Spiritual emergence pioneer Paul Levy, a longtime Tibetan Buddhist practitioner, calls the usual mind

“a psycho-spiritual disease of the soul — a mind-virus within each of us and the collective …which prevents us from living our full evolutionary potential….The good news here, is that we can learn how to differentiate between our neurotic monkey mind and the actual downloads from our higher soul-self.”

But the fact is most of us have learned to lead with our minds, not our hearts. This is a problem because the heart is way smarter than the head. Research has shown there are over 40,000 brain cells in the heart. Rollin McCraty, Director of Research at the HeartMath Institute tells us that our “energetic heart — NOT our brain — is the gateway to our higher self!” He says the good news is we can entrain our brains to be in a coherent state with our hearts. For more information, go to HeartMath Institute for research, programs, and practices.

Thoughts bypass exploration: Let’s spend some time throughout the day watching our minds, consciously, like a hawk. What is the mind doing? Is it keeping us busy, hijacking our attention, or just aimlessly wandering around? Is it getting lost in social media, the news, surfing the web, or grabbing every message as it comes in? Is it replaying the same old stories again and again? Is it soothing us by humming tunes, or providing mind-candy like our next treat or purchase? Is it bringing up lots of negative thoughts, fears, or doubts? Take a look.

We want to get to know our mind’s crafty ways. We want to catch the way our thoughts limit us to 3D thinking. We want to recognize how our mind keeps us from experiencing our higher 5D frequencies. We want to see how we fill our minds with thoughts that crowd out the experience of our fuller selves. We want to prepare our mind to welcome our Higher Power. We want to learn how to have our heart show us the way.

Heart bypass #2: Feelings

Feelings are a natural part of our make-up. We humans have many, many, emotions continually running through us: anger, compassion, disgust, frustration, joy, sadness, grief, happiness, boredom, guilt, love, appreciation, to name a few. Most often, we only want to experience the positive emotions, but that is not how life works.

HeartMath science reveals that our feelings register in an electromagnetic field around the heart. It shows that our heartbeat actually synchronizes with the systems in our bodies, the Earth, and the cosmos. Wow. When our neural systems are out of sync, this creates negative emotions like impatience, frustration, and anger, and then, fourteen hundred biochemical changes have a “depleting energy affect.” This is very different from feelings of love and compassion, which we prefer, and are out to foster. HeartMath research shows that the feeling of love and compassion renews our energy and are the very “spiritual structure of our larger self.”

Jules Taylor Shore, an extraordinary therapist, looks at feelings from another angle. She says:

“Feelings are just a biological thing. Whether you like it not, emotions often run your life. But when you can have good relationships with them, they don’t rule you. You can learn to talk to your feelings, so they feel seen. You can help them feel validated. You can tell them that they are all welcome. In this way, they won’t run you. Or you can try to ignore them and push them away. Then they will run you. The thing is you don’t get to not have emotions because that’s just the biology of being human.”

In the end, we discover that feelings are a natural part of our psychological, biological, and spiritual make-up. Life presents us with emotions for a reason. Our higher consciousness wants our nervous systems to be in sync. Our higher power longs for us to befriend our feelings and uncover the tremendous higher selves that we are underneath.

Heart bypass #3: Unconscious beliefs

The heart doesn’t hurt because it is too open. The heart hurts because it wants us to uncover and release old thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that hang us up. Uncovering unconscious beliefs is an enormous opportunity. It’s a gift, a chance to dive more deeply into who we really are.

Unconscious beliefs can affect us in mysterious, irrational, and detrimental ways. For example, sometimes when I am about to step into an elevator, I feel a very subtle fear. I’ve learned that this fear is an unconscious reminder of being trapped in a windowless incubator at birth. At other times, I notice that my heart is numb. Occasionally I discover that my heart freezes and I find myself thrown back into a frightened childhood state. These kinds of occurrences happen to us because of messages we’ve learned early on. They inhibit our living a full, healthy, vibrant life.

It’s true, our journeys haven’t been perfect or easy or pretty. At times our lives have been deeply painful. Yet, through our struggles we have developed, often unconsciously, our own unique way of trudging on. Much of the time we are being influenced by the early messages we’ve adopted long ago as children. To help us clarify what’s unconsciously going on I‘ve developed a Wounded Heart Inventory. The inventory is designed to help us ferret out our own, unique, thoughts, feelings and beliefs that make us unhappy and prevent us from living our higher self.

I’ve listed various ways that we humans have learned to close our hearts down. These wounded-heart-messages come from listening and working with hundreds of people through the years—friends, students, police, executives, people with whom I’ve done readings, and my own personal experience. The phrases appear in no particular order.

Wounded heart inventory

I’m not good enough, nobody cares about me, I’m not lovable, the world is not safe, I have to do everything myself, I must be in control, I don’t trust. I have no support, feel betrayed. I’m invisible, all alone, afraid, confused. I’m an imposter, want to hide, must do things right. I have to help people. I sabotage myself. I’m lazy, must keep busy, hide behind my work. If I don’t live up to others’ expectations, I’ll be abandoned. I’m angry a lot, or afraid, trapped, depressed restless, bored. I’m too old, too immature, too small. I’m not bright enough, worthless, a failure, If I try new things I’ll be rejected, put down, look foolish. I’m too weak, too strong, have no confidence. I’m too much, not enough, defiant, picky, bitter, indifferent, obligated, irritable, insecure, emotionally needy, anxious, overly disciplined, cynical, helpless, useless, incapable, deprived, if people only knew. I’m always looking for stimulation. I’m selfish, unwanted, unworthy, need physical contact, have no personal identity, no significance. I’m often envious, melancholy, self-doubting, inhibited, emotionally blocked. I’m ashamed, self-punishing, cowardly.

You get the picture. This list could go on and on. Please read and choose the beliefs, feelings, phrases that most resonate for you. This is a private inventory, only for you. You may use what you discover later when we explore the hidden gifts of our feelings and unconscious beliefs.

Next: Heart Series #5: Hidden Opportunities

Heart series #3: Practice of open-ended inquiry

This post is #3 in the blog series: Heart. See the series overview page for a list of all posts.

When I read the above journal entry, I realized it showed the practice of open-ended inquiry, a method I learned many years ago when I was a Diamond Heart student. (See the book Spacecruiser Inquiry by A. H. Almass)

This inquiry process will take you where you need to go. Your heart will show you what it would like you to know.

The steps of inquiry

Be open to whatever comes, no matter how strange it may seem.

Locate where this is occurring in your body.

Watch as a silent observer, maybe your balcony or deep within.

Wait. Allow. Follow. Listen. This is the way of love.

Poem for support

When bubbling emotions
come to the top,
you need not hide them 
or make them pop,
they may have messages
for you,
to look with clarity and 
see what is true.

As a child you do what
you need,
to make sense of what 
may feel scary,
now with discernment 
and your Truth as Love,
with clear eyes now,
what are you still 
scared of?

Old familiar patterns 
may still run through
the body that holds on
to what you used to do,
recalibrate,
re-tune to what you 
know,
with Gratitude,
what can you lovingly 
let go?

Do not fret when 
in the midst of this,
a loving inventory 
is a gift,
honor all phases life
may bring to you,
remembering always,
Love is All of You!

This poem was written by Sandy Soulsister, who was nudged to offer messages from a higher frequency of consciousness. The messages come to Sandy spontaneously. She posts daily messages of support here.

Heart series #2: Wounded hearts

This post is #2 in the blog series: Heart. See the series overview page for a list of all posts.

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“Estrangement of the Heart” by qthomasbower | CC BY-SA 2.0.

We all walk around with wounded hearts. That’s because we are all human. We all have had childhoods. We all have experience dealing with life. Like it or not, our hearts get broken. What do we do? We protect our hearts, close them down. This limits our human potential. Every day we unconsciously recoil from our wounded hearts. As an example, I’m sharing a recent personal experience taken from my journal.

I’m tired of an inner pressure that I don’t understand. I keep feeling an urge to be doing, doing, doing. I should be working on my courses, blogs, or meditating, walking, emailing, journaling, doing something useful. I’m sick of this pressure. I’m going to sit down and take a look at what’s underneath. First, where do I feel this pressure in my body? Seems like it’s in my throat and my gut. Seems stronger in my throat, so I’ll look there. Whoa, there is a gummed-up ball of goo. Uck. Sticky and old, my nose is crinkling in disgust. What’s going on here? I don’t like this. I want it to disappear. Well, I’m going to suck it up. I’m going to sit down and take a look. Following my practice, I’m going to welcome the feeling instead. Here goes nothing. A dialogue begins between me (M) and the Sticky Ball (SB) that I discovered inside of me:

Wounded heart dialogue

Me: Hi, welcome Sticky Ball. I don’t think I’ve seen you before. I’m wondering why you are here.

Sticky Ball (SB): I’m surprised you invited me in. You usually just roll right over me and get totally engaged in your work. I’m thankful to even see the light of day! I’m presenting in your throat because I would like to speak; that is if you will take the time to listen.

Me: I’m sorry. I never really realized this part of me existed. And yes, I’d like to get to know you, to hear what you have to say.

SB: I’m not quite sure I believe you, but I’ll give it a stab. I feel overlooked, neglected. You don’t stop long enough to listen, and I’ve been around since you were a kid. I’m getting worn out.

Me: Suddenly, I hear my mother’s voice, “Hurry up. Hurry up. We’ll be late. I don’t like it when people are late. It’s rude and selfish.” Wow, I’m about three years old and right now stopped in my tracks. I was having so much fun just daydreaming and now my arm is being tugged into my blue snowsuit. I feel rushed, violated somehow. I have no control. I’m at the mercy of big people. Better to just go off by myself, be invisible, alone, out of trouble. Yeah, that’s best. I hate listening to my mother and father bickering all the time. I’m gonna hide.”

SB: That’s well and good, but what about all the other parts of you that shut off. It breaks my heart to see how you hole yourself up. You wall your heart off, retreat. You are a good person. You have a kind heart. You have the right to your whole self. So, open up already!”

Me: That sounds a bit scary. I think I’d rather have a sticky ball then go into the fear.

SB: Grow up. Get over your kid defense. Remember what Karla McLaren says about emotions. (See her book.)

Me: OK, I’ll go get the book. She says (page 235) that fear is the language of “intuition and action. It includes anxiety, worry and the healing of trauma.” (Oh God, not more trauma!) She also writes that fear bring gifts of “intuition, focus, clarity attentiveness, readiness, and vigor. Fear hones your senses, alerts your innate survival skill, and increases your ability to respond effectively to novel or changing environments.”

And I must admit, that discovering a sticky ball inside my throat is novel.

SB: You bet, sister. And now read about her practice for fear.

Me: She writes, “Focus your attention on your fears. Move consciously and revitalize your psyche with the dynamic focus fear brings you.” Well, I must admit Sticky Ball, you’ve got my attention.

SB: Yea! That’s what I wanted, just like you wanted from your parents when you were a kid; but they didn’t seem interested in paying attention, so you bound yourself up and forged ahead by yourself, leaving your heart behind.

Me: I’m actually beginning to like you, Sticky Bal. You are teaching me a lot. Wait a minute, where did you go? My throat is clear. I realize I need to take some time for myself without pressure. I need to pay attention to my body. I need to listen to what the different parts of me say. Thanks sticky ball.

Note: The next morning I did nothing but work on a jigsaw puzzle all morning. It felt great.

Heart series #1: What’s love got to do with it?

This post is #1 in the blog series: Heart. See the series overview page for a list of all posts.

Love has everything to do with who we are and how we behave. If it were not for love, we would not exist. Love is the gold standard of Life. Love is at the very heart of everything.

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Jean Houston teaches about the deepest dimensions of love in her course Unlocking Your Quantum Powers. To paraphrase, Jean tells us:

“Love is the place of the One mind, the One reality— the Source of it all, the reality of who you are at the deepest/highest level. This love is the super implicate order, the process of your unfoldment, the ultimate of soul summation, the source of Quantum Reality. It is in this level of quantum love that you feel a cleansing of your entire being. Regrets and sorrows of your life seem to be washed away. Your ego mind is as clear and luminous as the dawn sky. You move into the realm in which everything is contained. You have only to think of something and it appears. You have entered the mind of the maker, the great Creative Force at the center of All there is. You are home; home in a sacred place that has always been within you.”

Note: If you are not already familiar with Jean, she’s a scholar, philosopher, author, and researcher in human capacities. Jean is one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement. She has collaborated with some of the most influential leaders in the last century including Buckminster Fuller, Margaret Mead, Jimmy Carter, Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Bill & Hillary Clinton.

Nassim Haramein also demonstrates how love operates through his breakthrough discoveries in quantum physics. To quote Nassim:

“When we connect to our authentic selves, we are able to understand the underlying reality what manifests as our everyday world. With a dedicated intention of knowing ourselves, a practice of meditation, and a focused attention of going deeply inward, we have the ability to witness our deeper purpose on the planet. We see that there is a benevolent path laid before each of us. So, let’s unify our thoughts, our energies, and our love to make this world a better world.” (See Forbidden Science course.)

Note: If you are not already familiar with Nassim, he is a brilliant physicist who, at age nine, experienced the physics of both the largest and smallest parts of the universe. Nassim has spent over 30 years researching connections in physics, mathematics, geometry, cosmology, quantum mechanics, biology, chemistry, anthropology, and archeology. His research has led him to groundbreaking theories, published papers, and patented inventions in the field of unified physics. He speaks regularly to audiences worldwide and is now gaining worldwide recognition and acceptance. You can learn about these breakthroughs at the Resonance Science Foundation.

Over the years, I too, feel blessed to have been shown that love is truly at the heart of everything. Yes, beneath everything lies this amazing pulsing quality of LOVE. This love is not the kind we usually experience within our 3D bubbles of perception. (See previous blog series.) This deep love is gigantic. Fantastic. Liberating. It extends far beyond time and space. It tempts us. When we dare to investigate, love leads us magically into its mysteries. We discover that love reveals the same fundamentals of Truth as it did way back in the times of Jesus, Buddha, and others. Only recently, when love arose on a walk, it revealed how the frequencies of body, sidewalk and love are continually united. Simultaneously occurring. Demonstrating how love is always emerging, emanating, and moving life forward in a benevolent way. On this occasion, flooded by sheer beauty and the splendor of being alive, my heart surged. My eyes watered with tears of deep gratitude. This is the experience I desire for us all.

Without love we are adrift, bereft. As Anodia Judith tells us in the book Eastern Body Western Mind, “There is nothing more devastating than lack of love. Love is the primal glue of the universe, the binding force par excellence, the unifier. Loves integrates and lack of love disintegrates.”

Reader question: Experiencing quantum love

A reader asked me to explain how it is possible for a human being to actually experience the deepest, quantum, realm of love. He said he didn’t understand. He had never experienced such a thing and couldn’t imagine how it was possible. I’m certainly no physicist, but I will do my best to explain how this happens.

The Physics of love

Years ago, Einstein postulated that space/time was actually curving in waves, although at the time, he had no way to further explore or measure. But the latest findings in physics take us a giant step further. Physics now can mathematically prove that the universe is a United Field of plasma-like energy. This ubiquitous field is made up of the smallest of particles, called Plancks. This field of energy includes everything, you, me, sidewalks, tables, electromagnetic waves, thoughts, feelings, and an infinite number of frequencies. This connective field is Alive and Awake. It is our very own field of consciousness!

Now let’s look at how the field of Planck frequencies is organized. The higher frequencies are lighter, airier, more translucent, and transparent. As the energy filters down, it becomes more and more dense, manifesting through the fifth, then the fourth, then the third dimension of reality. (See blog series on moving from 3D to 5D.). The third dimension is physical reality, the frequency which we experience as everyday reality. This physical dimension is the most dense frequency. The surprise is that the same quantum Plancks that make up the United Field of the Cosmos are the same Plancks that manifest our human form, and the tables and chairs on which we sit.

Let’s explore how we humans experience the numerous Planck frequencies of the United Field. The lowest human frequency is one of survival and regulation. Our body speaks to us through sensation and movement. We feel kinks or tickles or tightness in our joints or muscles. Our digestive system sends us signals. We have the capacity to sense whether we are safe or not. Often, we do things unconsciously at this level, like walk, exercise, meditate, hum, sing, or make sounds to calm ourselves down.

Another frequency in the quantum field gives us emotional knowledge. It filters information through our personal history. It makes unique associations to incoming stimuli that is based on what we’ve learned from the past. This frequency manifests as judgment and expectation. What is this world like? What do I interpret as good, bad, right, or wrong?

Still another quantum frequency speaks to us in the language of images and imagination. This frequency provides us with a much broader view, way beyond just what we see with our eyes. As we learn to witness, awareness deepens, and quantum love reveals that we are equipped with a complete inner world of sense, touch, sight, sound, smell, and taste. This is a huge step forward. We learn how to scan our bodies, discover where we are stuck, where we have emotional kinks, and begin to release.

So, we see, we are already experiencing many frequencies of the quantum realm, many of which we are not yet aware. When we continue to observe our inner world, we develop our capacity for inner knowing. (It’s really an inner job.) The Quantum Field of Love starts to reveal itself, magically, effortlessly. It wants us to see! It brings us peeks that go beyond our usual ceiling of experience. It delivers peak experiences which amaze us.

As our process matures, the United Field reveals we can actually experience reality in infinite ways. We can experience all of the frequencies together. We can experience them separately. We can even experience all dimensions at the same time. The variations are endless. Captivating.

When we leave ourselves completely open, we begin to understand that the root of the united, quantum, cosmic, Planck field is the dimension of Love. It is experienced as Home, Source, Agency. We realize everything is a manifestation of Love. We humans are the expression of love, bliss, and joy. As Gregg Braden and Nissam Haramein explain throughout their course, Forbidden Science, “We are IT. We are soft tech, able to connect to cosmic information. We are the interconnective nervous system of the universe.”

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As we continue with the Heart Series, we will explore processes and practices that can help us move toward living our quantum roots. So, let’s get on with our journey, clear the obstacles and find a way to experience more love and joy in our lives. In the next Heart Series post, we will take a look at how we personally cut ourselves off from love.

Heart series Intro: We are Infinite Possibility

“Structure and Space” by Barbara Bennett

This post is the intro in the blog series: Heart. See the series overview page for a list of all posts.

Many of us want to go for our fullest, most fruitful, most joyous life. We want to be consciously connected to the new emerging blueprint of human consciousness (read more). We want to be connected dynamically to who and what we are. The latest scientific discoveries show us that this is possible. In the deepest of realities, we are all connected within the United Field of Existence. We are One with everything, able to experience all layers, dimensions, and frequencies. (See Forbidden Science course.) We are all emanating from the One Heart that can help us find our way and blossom into the life we desire.

Over the years, I’ve been rummaging in, around, and through, my heart. Taking peeks. Slowly learning as I go. It seems that the mysteries and capabilities of the heart are a direct route to discovering the profundity of who we really are. At this point, my heart is bursting to tell its story. Let’s start at the beginning. I invite you to come along as we review and unravel the Heart’s amazing revelations and abilities.

2022: What’s your passion?

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I’m tired of my same old habits and circular thinking. In 2022 I’m going for my fullest self, my most powerful self, my most consciously connected self. I’m going for the gold! And the possibility of me, or any human, attaining such a powerful self is now fully supported by the latest scientific discoveries of how life unfolds.

Below is what Gregg Braden and Nassim Haramein reveal in their amazing course, Forbidden Science: The secret of our past and the promise of our Future. Gregg explains, “We ARE the united quantum field. The Unified Field is everywhere. Literally. And it contains an essentially infinite amount of energy and the potentiality of all possible outcomes, which means we — as part of the Field ourselves — have the power to access, and direct it, to bring about the kind of experiences and outcomes we desire.” And Nassim, follows this conclusion with his proven mathematical equations, to show that we do indeed live in a unified web of space/time. “We are all connected and interacting with this underlying field of Life.”

This course has helped me understand my life on a quantum level. But beyond this, it explains the how’s and why’s of what is really going on in our lives. I’m on fire with this new information, this life-affirming perspective. I want to live consciously in this United Field, the frequency in which we are all powerfully connected. As Gregg says, “We are a highly advanced, sophisticated, soft technology, with powers way beyond what we currently believe….and we can learn to use the powers of the Field that we are.”

So, I’ve been contemplating. How do I want to live in 2022? I want to live powerfully, passionately. I realize how my old recurring loops of thoughts and feelings are stale. They hold me back, tether my soul. I don’t want to wallow in the loops of my past. I want to develop a continual fresh perspective. I want to go into my shadow parts whether they be feelings of anger, shame, fear, or helplessness. I want to be able to say, “I love and accept this part of me” and really mean it, knowing that shadows are just a learning part of being human. I want to allow the experiences in my body to come to the surface. I want them to talk to me and tell me what they need or what they are bringing to me. I see how energy is trapped in my old beliefs, feelings and thinking. I notice that this underlying energy is very powerful. It’s actually longing to be seen, released, and refreshed for the betterment of humankind.

I’ve made a list of my greatest desires for the future: I want to unleash my full power, my full potential. I want to move towards true Love and greater compassion. And I’m not talking about the usual 3D (link) perspective of love, where I love conditionally, only when the other person meets my wants. And I’m not talking about looking up to the heavens in a dreamy way. I’m talking about the greatest Love that exists beneath everything. I’m talking about bringing 5D powers down into everyday life.

I want to consciously be part of the Connected We, the Unified Field. I want to start a small, experimental Quantum Power Group. I want to join with others who are called to come together to help the planet. I want to join with you, my subscribers. I want to affect 4D (link) collective consciousness in a positive way through my thoughts and actions.

What about you? What are your greatest desires for 2022? The following blog, “Calling in the future you desire” may help you decide. If you would like to join this 2022 effort, jump right in. I’ll be writing a new series on the heart. The heart is the secret of moving forward. So lets’ do it. Let’s fall in Quantum Love!