The magic of this Universe, of the Spirit, and of life all around us quivers in anticipation of discovery — discovery by each of us. How do we get the magic? Heart. Our hearts access the Spirit who moves throughout every known element and phenomena, and I’m sure many exist of which we are unaware. Access to all of that in our personal experience comes through Heart, our connection and mediator with the eternal energies of life.
You know the really cool thing about this magical world and Universe? We each get to know our own special brand of magic, our own spells and miracles, unique to us. The energies of Spirit and life are manipulated by each of us according to the degree we seek and choose to follow our heart. Like I’ve said before, such a choice is not a matter of superiority, just a matter of how much wonder, enjoyment, peace, and love and a whole bunch of other cool experiences we have when we know the fellowship of the heart. Heart opens the eyes of our mind and soul to see and use these powerful life energies.
When we make a conscious decision to choose heart, when that self-awakening occurs, ego really doesn’t like it. Such knowledge usually means risk, which egos avoid. We can mark the difference between the isolationist, safe, self-preserving, selfishly loving Ego and the unifying, self-loving, Universe-loving, co-creating Heart. I choose Heart, thank you.
Quickly addressing a distinction I made, I would point out that selfishly-loving implies the love of self is the end in the ego operating system because self doesn’t start out as lovable; it must be clamored after, desperately groveled for — consciously or subconsciously in myriad machinations.
Self-love in the heart operating system says I value myself as infinite, eternal because I came into this existence that way and will leave it that way; therefore, as I discover the realities of this through Heart, I find my purpose in my existence here. I express my eternal love to this world by showing who I am and living my purpose. I don’t have to prove myself to anyone; Ego tries to prove self to self.
In my novel, The Fellowship of the Heart, I am dealing with Eric and Anne Lafarnge. Eric has just awakened to his heart after some time of soul-searching, which included some depression and withdrawal. Meanwhile, Anne has, subconsciously, sought validation and importance through her career. The following conversation illustrates this, I hope! (By the way, the novel is set in about a twenty-year future, so when I refer to com or Holocom, it’s like referring to cell phone, FaceTime, Skype, or something like that today. Only thing is their units have holographic imaging available to them.)
Eric awakened a bit later than normal, and Anne was already on her way out the door. Although a bit surprised and foiled in his start at repairing their relationship, Eric still readied himself for work and ended up leaving at his normal time.
“I think I’ll try to com Anne.” He spoke to the system connected to the Predator’s system. “Com Anne.”
“Hello, Eric! Boy, were you ever snoring this morning. Too many pints at Land’s End?”
“No, Sweetie, I just sipped on one for a long while. I thought about a lot last night and hoped we would get to talk about it some. I brought you a sandwich like I said. Put it in the fridge.”
“Yeah, I smelled it when I grabbed some yogurt this morning. You could have wrapped it better.” Her words were hard and cutting.
“I didn’t think about it smelling, Sweetie.”
“Don’t worry. I threw it out this morning. The fridge will take care of the residual odor. Why are you Sweetie-ing me?”
“Just feeling good, I guess. How are you feeling?”
“I’m great. I’m a senior associate. Remember? I’m going to a place where I’m respected and valued, so that feels pretty awesome.”
“Yeah, I guess it does. I…”
“You could know that, too, if you quit your moping around. You remind me of one of those ‘I need to find myself’ people. To be honest, I’m getting sick of it.”
“Well, that’s one of the things I wanted to share with you. I…”
“Listen, Eric, I really am emotionally drained by us. I have too much to look forward to and adjust to in this new role at work. Your attitude just saps me. Unless you’re planning on manning up and actively pursuing the partnership in your firm, then let’s just maintain our civility. We don’t need to ‘share.’” Anne grimaced as she pronounced the word.
“Look, Anne, I am not trying to piss you off. I really want to talk to you. I think I’ve discovered…”
“Yeah, great. Look, I’ve got to go. Traffic’s bad.” She cut the Holocom unit.
It never was for her at that time of the morning.
Was the relationship worth Eric spending his time in coming to the point of self-awakening? Is time we work on coming to know Self ever wasted? Who do you think will get to know the real magic of life?
I hope it’s you. The journey through this scene may be me with my ego occupying the same vicinity as you with your ego, but it is so much more awesome when we’re in it together, following our hearts, loving and valuing who we are so we may love and value one another while we live our life purpose. Sound good?
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!