|Thinking in the Heart|
Most of us connect feelings with the heart even though much of our feeling
nature is actually linked with the gut or belly. If we truly felt with the
heart, would we not be much better able to relate to our neighbors and the
world around us?The seed of God is in us.
As a matter of course, we have to learn first how to think in concrete worldly
ways before we can really think and also feel in the heart. Then, thinking
in the heart comes as a result of striving towards the truth of our Selves
and our Inner nature.
Thinking in the heart is another name for the higher aspect of the meditative
process. When we can and do think in the heart, we relate our whole being
to the life of all, including the One "in Whom we live and move and
have our being." We are thence able to begin to "Think the thoughts
Edison once said that, "Ideas come from space." Is not that space
located within the heart of God? And, does not God hold great and wondrous
possiblities for the advancement of the human race and for all forms in
the heart of Divine Being?
As we learn to center our selves and meditate, we come into the awareness
of things greater than our regular consciousness. We begin to contact the
heart and mind of that great Entity who enlivens and ensouls us and also
enter into a growing sense of who we truly are, of the purpose for the presence
of our souls on this physical plane, and of the opportunities available
to us to learn and to love. As the mystic artist-poet William Blake said,
"We are put on earth for a little space to learn to bear the beams
The best of meditations is meant to lead us progressively into the light
of our Real Selves. Through meditation, we work to visualize not necessarily
who we want to be, but rather who we are. As the process reaches fruition,
we become intuitive and develop inner vision. We use the mind as a sense
organ, just as we now use our eyes and ears, hands and noses and tongues.
We utilize our developing faculties for the good of all our fellow humans
Only as we grow into the ability to think in the heart do we also evolve
"new eyes to see and new ears to hear." We actually blossom into
the nature of sons and daughters of the Most High to join in the vast work
of spiritualizing planet Earth and preparing for the Kingdom which is coming.
We fulfill the symbolic expectations of Meister Eckhart:
Pear seeds grow into pear trees.
Nut seeds into nut trees.
And God seeds into God.
The work is cut out for us, whether we realize it or not. We must
strive towards the reality of our Inner nature whether consciously or unconsciously.
Through rightly designed meditation, we can and will hasten that process.
Many sources suggest that meditation is a universal requirement for advancement
on the path. Most of us, have practiced it at one time or another. All will
pick it up in one lifetime or the next. The Great Ones of past and present
- known and prominent as well as hidden and apparently distant from us -
are conceded to be dedicated meditators. It is even suggested that the Ancient
of Days, God Almightly, 'sits' in constant meditation to keep the planet
revolving and respiring.
So, let's begin or begin again. Commit yourself to the active, creative
silence for a few minutes each day - regularity and rhythm are much more
important than length of effort. Practice makes perfect. Find a quiet
spot, relax your body, settle your feelings, and still your mind. Then,
focus your whole being - heart and soul - on discovering your deeper Self,
your connection with All beings, and your specialapparatus for contacting
Higher Forces and for doing the work you were intended to do.