As I write The Fellowship of the Heart, I want to show different ways our heart seeks to pierce our conscious minds. Heart does this so we can choose the Heart Operating System (hOS). I’ve written about this before, but last night I began considering ways Heart speaks to our mind and soul.
I considered the concept of resonance. Resonance can be felt in reference to so many things. Music in its extensive expressions and genres, literature of all sorts, artworks in infinite variety, moving motivational speeches — far too many things to mention or even hint at — all can affect us at any time and produce that energy of frequency with our souls in which the vibrations match and songs are sung within us. That is resonance, and when that happens, it indicates Heart-joy touching our soul, an evidence that something is deeper in us than simply rational thought, at least rational thought as operated by our default system of Ego (eOS).
But there are other ways Heart touches our conscious mind, and in doing so it short circuits Ego. Heart is ever seeking our good through intuition, those flashes of overpowering sense that a decision is the right one, that something good or bad is going to happen, that we need to call a friend right now — you get it. How does this bypass Ego?
Ego grabs onto proofs and evidence in order to draw conclusions, and those conclusions will always be an animal-based tendency to preserve self, not to actualize and know core Self. Ego uses those proofs and rationalizes, manipulates, maneuvers, and jams facts to an irrational end, many times, and it will always be irrational to an awakened soul, simply because it isn’t seeking the expression of love to this world in a grand life Purpose.
Intuition, though, doesn’t require proof or evidence; that’s Heart-work, knowing without seeing. Those flashes of intuition are massive, powerful energy surges, seeking to pierce our conscious minds to awaken us to consciously call on Heart, to enter into the sphere of the fellowship of the Heart. Heart powers our core Self and helps us co-create our life purpose and then links us to all the magical energies, life energies of the Universe.
People a lot smarter than me recognize the power and reality of intuition; they also recognize it reflects a deeper self. Carl Jung says, “Intuition does not denote something contrary to reason, but something outside the province of reason.” Yes, Heart tries to make Self known to us, tries to make us aware of something deeper than a faulty, rationalizing ego. Jung also says something along the lines of “intuition is perception via the unconscious,” and the motive force for that unconscious making itself known in the cognitive model, our conscious self, is Heart.
Another great thinker and psychologist is Carl Rogers, who I have written about especially in reference to education and his book Freedom to Learn. He says in reference to his work with patients he is most effective when not consciously processing the encounter: “…when I am closest to my inner, intuitive self, when I am somehow in touch with the unknown in me…I am full of healing…when I can relax and be close to the transcendent core of me...my inner spirit has reached out and touched the inner spirit of the other.” This is a description of Heart work.
And hearts know things, can communicate on a level I suppose many would accuse me of saying is magic. It is. Heart the true energy force that leads us to significance and fulfillment, and it powers our core Self and helps us co-create our life purpose and then links us to all the magical energies, life energies of the Universe. Hearts mediate with Eternal Spirit, and in that way, they can be aware of one another, touch one another as Carl Rogers describes it.
Yes, Heart seeks to pierce our consciousness, erupting from the subconscious. When we acknowledge that and consciously choose and speak to Heart, fellowship with Heart, we have awakened, become self-aware, and entered the path of discovering core Self and creating life purpose — awesome and powerful. This makes for an engaging, significant life journey, a path of growth and enlightenment.
Yet, some of us don’t respond very quickly — I didn’t fully for a long time — because Ego will rationalize away phenomena like intuition or resonance because it doesn’t happen consistently. That’s because we don’t choose the Heart Operating System (hOS). When we do, the magic of things like resonance, intuition, and synchronicity are normal occurrences.
Have you had strong experiences with intuition or resonance? Your heart is speaking to you. Ask it. Listen. Just breathe, wait, ask, and listen. Insist until you hear an answer about whatever you are asking. Many times Heart will ask clarifying questions back, over and over until you realize you were asking the wrong question, thinking with Ego.
Our Heart wants us to make the choice that leads us to the reasons we came to this plane of existence. It is a choice of tenderness, love, peace, and a passion for being here. I want my characters, my story in The Fellowship of the Heart to illustrate the beauty of this process, this phenomenon of awakening to core Self and purpose.
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!