There is a paradox about the heart. It is both the place where we feel emotional pain and distress and also the place where we can heal and transform that pain.
How does that work then?
Well it’s because there are two levels of the heart.
One is the place which tightens up when we feel anxious, worried or uncertain. It flares up like a wild flame when we feel anger or resentment.
It’s the part that aches when we feel sad or unloved and tender and sore when we feel wounded. It is also the level of our heart that can feel numb, frozen and shut down when all of this other stuff gets too much.
This is the surface heart. It’s a fundamental aspect of being human. It has a role in helping us feel alive, passionate, and expressive. It’s where we feel much of what we experience in life.
But at this level, we can get easily overwhelmed.
That is unless we have open and flowing access to the deep heart.
It’s our deep heart that makes the whole business of being human easier. Without it, life can just be one painful thing after another. But the deep heart changes all that.
Your deep heart is a doorway to your expanded self, to your divine self. It is the place in you where unconditional love is generated. Where insight and wisdom are always available. In your deep heart, there is a still point of peace that is constantly present regardless of what is going on in your life or in the world around you.
When you rest in your deep heart – you are home. You know who you are, you know your true self…your authentic self.
When you are anchored in your deep heart, you have a sense of calm resilience that nothing can disturb. You are expansively creative. You are resourceful in ways that can surprise and amaze you.
Where your surface heart is impacted by outside influences that can have you feeling lost and vulnerable, your deep heart is fuelled by the inspired purpose of your soul and as it carries you forward to that you feel confident, certain and self-assured.
Where your deep heart hears the voice of your soul, your surface heart listens to the voice of your ego-mind and can therefore be pulled into all sorts of dramas…which can lead to conflict, and painful troubles.
But your deep heart lives at a level of abiding presence and peace that is beyond drama.
In the space of our surface heart, love can show up as needy, obsessive, controlling, and even destructive. At the level of the deep heart, love is unconditional and harmonious. It is creative and generative, bountiful, and free.
At the level of the deep heart, we love ourselves…easily, freely, without effort or compromise. At the level of the deep heart, we ARE love.
At the level of the surface heart, we react to life - often feeling the need to defend and protect ourselves.
At the level of the deep heart, we feel in command of our life and can choose how we want to respond to circumstances.
At the level of the surface heart, we believe we have to put a lot of effort and struggle into making life work.
At the level of the deep heart, we are magnetic to the life that lights us up and flows to us.
However we can feel stuck, trapped and helpless when driven by our surface heart.
We feel free, liberated, open, curious, happy and in love with life when we live from our deep heart.
Our deep heart has the potential to bring healing, resolution and transformation to every emotional wound, life challenge, or experience of distress that may burden us. It has immense power and it is here now - ready to take you to feeling whole, happy and free.
I would truly love to hear how this information about the different aspects of your heart lands for you…how it touches you. Please do leave me a comment...!
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