I’ve got a pretty powerful mind. Heck, I spent years developing it and relying on it to guide me through life. For roughly the first 35 years of my life, my mind was in charge and my heart was relegated to the back seat.
I’d reached my mid-thirties – married, tick, children, tick, respectable profession, tick, mortgage in a nice suburb, tick. But ‘happy and fulfilled’ had gone missing from my life success checklist and I slowly began to realise, the path I was on wasn’t going to deliver the truly great life I was yearning for.
I’d been reading about this other way of life for oh about 15 years, but my clever mind still had me convinced I could think and problem solve my way through any challenge or dilemma.
But it wasn’t working, I’d become a victim to constant over-analysis, circular thinking and that head-achingly troublesome habit, worrying. And it wasn’t helping me move forward.
So what was ‘this other way of life’?
It involved learning to trust life despite the obstacles in plain view, the barriers created from the mind and the messages broadcasted from mainstream society.
It meant surrendering to the idea of there being a bigger picture in place for us all. That we are being looked after, guided and constantly and supported by a divine intelligence or power greater than ourselves.
And the big news flash I took quite some to accept:
Divine intelligence doesn’t connect with us through the mind, it communicates with us via the heart.
Now, I know many of you will want to conduct a thorough mental analysis of what ‘the heart’ actually means, so I’ll indulge you for a moment…
It’s that central place of peace within our being, somewhere physically between the heart and navel, a little back towards the spine. For me it feels like an open space in the region of my solar plexus and slightly up and back. Does that help at all?
This is where my intuitive or heart wisdom resides and it’s where I direct my awareness whenever
I find myself in over-thinking or worry mode. I also consciously take myself here when I’m working with clients, meditating, shopping, socialising, walking, doing yoga, cooking, eating… um pretty much all the time then.
Okay, so you get good at dwelling in the heart by meditating and getting comfortable with accessing this place of wisdom as much as possible in daily life. Check out my article, How To Access Your Intuition – Three Steps for help with this.
What I want to share with you here is how to tell the difference between the information that comes to you from the mind and that which is coming from your heart so you can begin living from this powerful place of discernment and deeper truth.
Here are some messages you will only receive from the mind, never the heart:
- I must work harder
- I’m not good enough
- I hate that person
- It’s all their fault
- They are wrong and need to change
- Life is hard/boring/unfair/lonely/scary
And so many more, but I think you get the gist. Our minds, slash egos are super skilled at running scare campaigns about how tough life is, how other people are to blame for our unhappiness and how much easier it would be maintain the status quo rather than push ourselves outside our comfort zone to improve our lives.
Now this doesn’t mean our hearts will always feed us strawberries and lollipops and it also doesn’t mean our minds don’t have an important role to play but be aware, your mind want you to stay the same, your heart wants you to grow.
The mind is great for organisation, planning, mathematics, keeping score, logical reasoning and scientific assessment and comparison.
However the mind should always play second fiddle because the heart is the master of everything else:
- Accurate discernment and wise choices encompassing all available information
- Creative and emotional expression
- Our gut instinct to stay physically safe
- Our ability connect with others authentically and feel love
- The ability to take calculated risks and feel completely safe
- Our connection to divinity, our unseen supporters and all other beings on our planet such as plants and animals and even rocks…
Sound good? All I can tell you is that since my heart’s been running the show, things have improved significantly and I’ve seen it happen for others too.
It may feel like a big shift at the start but really, the mind never actually wanted to be in charge, we just pushed it there and downgraded the power of the heart. We are designed to function from our centre, not our head, so how about you give it a try?
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Much love, Tricia