The longest journey you will ever do is the descent from your head to your heart, the journey from who you think you are to who you truly are.
In the heart we all meet as One. The heart includes and transcends per its capacity to love and accept whatever it touches. The heart does not judge, the heart does not reject. The heart kindly accepts, recognizing that we all belong to the same ocean of existence.
Living in the heart we create a world where peace and compassion are the governing forces. Every time we judge another, we are back into the head that divides and conquers. Change can only be ignited within our own self. We must be the change we want to see in the world.
How do we make this journey?
We need to come home to the temple of our senses.
Our bodies know that they belong.
It is our minds that make our life so homeless.
This journey may be long and tenuous as you have accumulated habits in the course of your life. Bruce Lipton said that 95% of our life is unconscious, which means that most of our thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviors are run without awareness. The descent into the heart is a descent into the conscious, into the now, into the authenticity of your being.
A guide may be useful to accompany you in your journey as you travel the many landscapes of your inner world, where you may meet demons and allies, all emerging from your own mind. Demons, perceived outside or inside yourself, are no less than parts of you that have been rejected in the basement of your psyche for lack of acceptance. There, in the depth of your being their influence persists in a rather unconscious way. Cultivating kindness and compassion towards those disowned part is the key to wholeness.
Two layers of the heart
The front heart represents the emotional / human heart filled with past experiences and unresolved emotions.
The back heart is the spiritual heart, the heart that connects us all.
In your journey to the heart, the first layer that contains the residues of your human experience must be addressed. You may use the process described below to address, resolve and integrate the emotional wounds lodged in your heart.
The pathway from mind to heart:
Turn our attention within.. inquire into the space of your heart.. How does your heart feel?
Whatever comes up allow it to be as it is… there is nothing to change…Cultivate radical acceptance towards your feelings and your sensations.
Cultivate appreciation, care and compassion towards your experience. This step guides you to create Heart Coherence by inviting the highest qualities of the heart to emerge.
Heart Coherence enables your inner experience to be integrated into wholeness. This step can not be rushed into but rather unfolds by itself. It is Nature taking over your experience. You have let go of the controller and surrendered into the Greater Intelligence.
Your small self dissolves into the Greater Self, the sense of separation has vanished. You are resting in pure awareness.
You may practice this simple technique towards anything you feel in your heart to unravel subconscious contractions and blockages. By activating compassion towards whatever you witness, a connection is established between the two layers of the heart and the mind for self coherence to happen.