Follow Your Heart
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Follow Your Heart
Whatever you do to another person, you are doing to yourself. They are you and, even though they are expressing a different reality, you are still—from the widest level of perception—always acting upon your own being. In this realization, the concept of karma is simplified from the idea of actions coming back to you over time, to the realization that the effect is direct. All action you take, no matter who it outwardly appears to be towards, acts upon you because all are God.
To see that karma and action are unified / instantaneous is to connect with the wider energy of your infinite-self at the level of your action—the Now. In this state you can clearly see the energy your actions express and how that energy is feeding the manifestation of your reality. Reality is an unfolding act of creation that is the manifestation of our choice to be.
Your action is not something that can be separated from what you are; it is integral to your being. All separation is an illusion. What you do is not separate from who you are. To experience your infinite-self is to live in the realization of your unity with life. To feel that connection is to know that everything you do has impact. It is to come to know your being through what you choose to do. Your action is not just the end result of a choice; it is the energetic expression of that choice.
When you are not afraid to feel yourself in what you do, you will see what you are doing clearly. Do not fall into the state of denial where you convince yourself that acting inauthentically or blindly will not decisively impact your personal reality. If ever you find yourself dissociating from what you are doing, stop and ask yourself why you are doing it. Choose actions that you want—and are hopefully excited for—your awareness to be present for and you will create a reality that you feel joyful to be present in. Act from the excitement that is inherent in the desire to be present and question any action that you find the need to dull your senses to perform.
The energy of your action is not determined by its result. Your action may not even be connected with why you think you are acting. To unify with your action is to allow yourself to see your action as the expression of your wanting. Your deepest desires are the originator of action are what determines its energy. Your mind may cloak that energy in a myriad of forms / definitions / ideas that can either disguise or reveal your intentions, but the energy at the heart of your action comes from before any mental-processing of your wanting. This makes your desires one of your most intimate and revealing aspects.
While it is true that desire in the possessive and controlling ways we are conditioned to think of them are entirely human, this does not mean that your spirit—or God—does not want. Your very experience of mortality is the expression of your spirit. To know your desires isn’t just about knowing your human self, it is about knowing your heart and that is to know your spirit. Your heart—in being your ability to feel—represents your closest point of connection with your wider state of consciousness from which you birthed into this life.
The results of your actions are co-created with everyone involved so will not always appear in line with your intention. Everyone creates from the freedom of their spirit and other people choose how they want to perceive your energy. For example, you may act from jealousy such that you hurt someone, but through codependence they may perceive your jealousy as caring about them. Conversely you can act from love to honor someone by ceasing to participate in their self-destructive behavior—which is to cease your own self-destructive behavior—and they may perceive it as cruel. You create in your moment of expression. You do not then control how your creation is perceived.
You cannot fully perceive the energy of what you are doing purely through thought. Mentally we are quite capable of deceiving ourselves as to why we do the things we do. To think that you always know why you do what you do, is to be closed to the magic of life. If you wish to know your energy you must open up your most powerful perceptive sense, your heart, and feel what you are doing.
The separation of thinking and feeling is something we have qualitatively separated even though they are both aspects of our unified-level of awareness. Because of this separation, the process of awakening often feels like leaving the noise of the mind and dropping into the heart—a move from thinking to feeling. However, ultimately it is about coming to connect with your unified awareness which is fed from All-That-You-Are without separation. An open heart is the unification of all of your levels of awareness including your feelings, your biological-senses, your inner-senses, and your mental thoughts. To act from your heart is to act from your infinite-self.
To allow your being to flow from your heart is to allow yourself to be what you are and that is to allow the free expression / unfolding of your spirit. It is to know that what you are fits perfectly in the unfolding of the wider whole. To allow this connection is to unify with your infinite-self. It is to allow your being to unfold from your unified level of awareness. In this allowance you will discover that the message of your heart is to be yourself, and that is to love and honor yourself before all else. You can only love another as much as you love yourself. To love All-That-You-Are is to love All-That-Is.
love for all flows from the love that you experience in your feeling for yourself. This challenges the idea of sacrifice. Many believe that to love means to sacrifice themselves to help others. Your spirit is in the harmony of the unfolding. If your heart guides you to help another then it is not a sacrifice, it is your joy. No aspect of your being exists to be sacrificed.
In the loving and honoring of your being, your heart will at times guide you to act in a way that may hurt someone. For example, you may leave a relationship that your heart is no longer in. To leave that person is to love both yourself and them. To stay is to hurt both of you. When your heart—which is the expression of your spirit—guides you to act in a way that hurts another, it is from love, and love is both expressed and received. It is to see that in loving someone you may sometimes, from their point of view, hurt them. Know that just as your spirit led you to the experience, so did theirs. All shared experiences are co-created; all are chosen. All that flows from your heart aids the unfolding of all. All that flows from your heart is love.
To live in harmony with the world do not let any mental moral code define your actions. Let your choices flow from your heart. Realize no list of rules can successfully determine all actions. In what may appear to be identical situations the heart may in one instance say “yes” and in another say “no.” The heart perceives from All-That-You-Are and, though your mind cannot always translate what your heart feels into a verbally expressible—or mentally justifiable—reason, what your heart conveys through your feelings is based upon the most encompassing and unified level of perception that you possess.
To perceive through your heart is to perceive through All-That-You-Are—and that means with omnipotence. This level of unified awareness can rarely be contained verbally as thought. Omnipotence is not of the mind. It is an arrow—a sense of momentum—that directs you through your feelings. Where it points comes from the knowing of All-That-Is. All the guidance you will ever need already exists within you. Nothing in the universe can guide you as well as your heart. To allow yourself to feel your being is to experience your spirit for as soon as you open your heart that is where your awareness will be.
To learn to feel from the heart and utilize it as your primary guidance is to unfold the freedom, joy, and abundance that you are. This journey will take you through the cages, resistances, and wounds that currently cloak the infinite nature of your spirit from you. To heal a wound, you must bring your awareness to it. To release resistance, it must pass out through your beingness. To open a cage, you must first come to see that you are imprisoned.
In following your heart it is not that you will never experience pain. However, any pain you do experience will come from releasing pain from your life, rather than from creating new wounds. With each wound released so the entire experience of your being is freer; through this your heart, and therefore your communication with your spirit, becomes ever clearer.
Only a fully open heart can convey the realization that you are God. The mind alone cannot take you there. Logic cannot take you there. Proof cannot take you there. An open heart does not take you there: an open heart is there.