Often I notice emotions that don’t feel like they are supposed to be with me. My mind keeps reflexively talking me into tings which I actually know, I don’t even need to listen. However, since the emotions appear reflexive, I can only act once they are already there and provoke me to question their origin again. For some reason, I thought of a post I shared three years ago and felt like posting it again today:
Often we step back and think about ourselves, “I should not take this so serious”, “I need to stand up for myself”, or “I would like to but…”, and much more. Lately, I started pondering about it. Who is that one talking to me? I am I but, still, I am talking to someone. Isn’t it interesting that we can observe ourselves although we are ourselves? Is there something inside of me watching that “I” who goes through its everyday life?
I know that what we really are and what never ceases to be is our soul, the spiritual self that lives in this body. Also, I know that there is the mind that occurs from the spiritual body – the brain, the center of our thoughts. But still, it was a moment when I felt this insight so much stronger. It is amazing to consider that there must be another brain that thinks different thoughts than my physical brain does. Sounds confusing, doesn’t it?
I instantly remembered a workshop with Gregg Braden I joined years ago in Pasadena. He explained fascinatingly that the heart has brain cells too. It can store memories as well as the brain. Both are thinking, both have their opinions. He told an amazing story about a woman who had gotten a heart transplanted. From the moment on the new heart was beating in her body, she had nightmares of being chased by a man who killed her at the end of the dream. She went to a psychologist to get help. What that woman did not know was that her new heart was from a woman who was indeed a crime victim. But the killer had not been found yet. Unfortunately, the woman could not recognize the offender in her dream. So the psychologist told her to turn around the next time that dream comes up. She managed to do it, and an identikit picture could be drawn. Believe it or not, they found the murder and arrested him!
It was definitely not the brain that reminded her of something she did not experience herself. So there must be a storage place where there is more inside than only what we learn during one life. There must be this box of wisdom where we add knowledge from life to life, and what we know from beneath this physical life. There must be that place inside of us where a greater force and wisdom reign. Did you ever realize that we mostly or always only touch our head when we goofed, when we cannot find a solution, or when we have a headache? But we touch the area where our heart is located whenever something beautiful happens or when something moves us deeply.
When I look at the location of the brain and heart, I am not even surprised that the mind silences the heart too often. The crown chakra is located at the top of the head. It gives us access to higher states of consciousness when we open ourselves to what lies beyond our personal worries and visions. That is, it is the gateway to the spiritual self within us – it is located in our heart. But when the mind is not aware of this, it acts like a filter, letting through only what it “thinks” is right to let through. This is why we can feel isolated and lost down here. In this way, we lose contact with our real home. It’s like cutting the telephone connection between a homesick child at summer camp and his parents.
It’s not about silencing the brain. Not at all! We need it, but we need it as our companion, not as our adversary! The idea of aligning heart and mind makes so much more sense to me! We are here to fulfill a purpose – our purpose and a higher purpose that is connected to all lives. I believe it is even connected to the lives/energies that are not incarnated on this planet. Everything is connected. We come here with the wisdom we need for this life to fulfill that very purpose. The program is set up in our hearts, and that is why we have our dreams and visions of things we have never experienced before but feel a passion for. It is a memory sent from another “brain” – from a higher intelligence. It’s not something out there, but something we have with us all the time. That’s why we need to listen to it. Heart over mind! I think the biggest breakthrough is realizing why we need to align the mind with the heart – and not the other way around. In this way, we have all the powers – universal and physical – at our disposal. We are unstoppable, unbreakable, unlimited!
Me + MySelf = I
In Love and Light