This morning, I wrote a rather labored model of how friendships develop, all to end up with the need to meet our core Self. Somewhere at some point each of us comes face to face with Heart, that part of us that is eternal Spirit.
The reality is these moments may occur many times. Hearts want that relationship, so they pursue us, speak to us, whisper, sometimes even shout. Our mind and soul come pre-loaded with the ego operating system, so it takes a conscious recognition to understand the offer of the Heart operating system and make a choice, and we are offered that choice many times.
Those moments when we have that choice is when we look back over our life as a collection of facts, of evidence, that Heart has been working. Most of the time we don’t evaluate. When Heart speaks to us, I think we must take the time, give ourselves some space, and ask ourselves some questions.
Why must we do that? We need to see those periods in our lives when Heart leanings have been there, when that eternal Spirit in us made itself known. We then can see where connections existed and where they might exist in coming to know Self.
Way back on April 4, I posed some questions that I hoped would help people recognize the workings of core Self. If you decide to address these questions, please make it a time when you will not be interrupted by people or electronics and leave a sufficient amount of time, too. I will leave the questions to you to answer.
A few questions that might help you discover!
1.What has inspired you recently?
2.What patterns have you recognized about things that inspire you throughout your life?
3.What inspirations have driven you to action, i.e., what inspiration has been translated into enthusiastic motivation powerful enough to make you do something? (Not all passing excitement translates into enthusiasm; also these don’t have to be dramatic acts.)
4.If you chose a name, one word, after having a session of speaking with your own heart, what might that be, a name that characterizes that Self you sense has been working throughout your life, a name that is associated with those things that have truly inspired you and caused you to do something, to act, to enjoy, to live in enthusiasm?
I focused on inspiration for a reason: inspiration means to breathe in, an act that says we accept something from outside of self. You see, Ego comes as standard equipment with no connection to a bigger picture — just little ol’ me. Heart, though, is part of Spirit. Ego doesn’t like that because it represents risk of some kind or another because it comes from without, from eternal Spirit. My point is that when we acknowledge that some person, event, book, music, artwork, anything is inspiring, it may very well be the work of Heart seeking that connection, the most important friendship we would ever establish.
A friendship usually starts with an exchange of names. Did you hear the one your Heart spoke to you? I hope so, because this is where a great journey begins. This is where fellowship with your Heart begins.
It’s fun to share life with a friend who only knows unconditional love, has access to limitless power, and wants nothing more than for us to realize that power in as many facets of our life as we wish to implement it.
Hope this helps!
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!