The Connection between Centers
Teacher: Teacher Ophelius
Today we would like to focus on the heart and mind centers and the important connection between the two. Like any good functioning system, there needs to be a strong conduit where energy flows freely from one center to the other. The heart and the mind are the two most essential centers within you for experiencing the world in a healthy way, for if the conduit that connects one to the other is weak or broken, these two strong centers can begin to operate independently, and when this occurs, the world is experienced differently from the intention of Spirit (the Creator’s Will) which may skew the perception of mind and allow the heart to over react causing confusion. Building a strong communication conduit between the heart and mind is key to healthy soul development and survival value life experiences.
This connection between the two centers is like the wires between an amplifier and a speaker. All three components are essential to produce sound waves, yet if there is a short in the circuit between the amplifier and speaker, there is an interruption in the flow of electrons—the signal is unclear, broken, noisy and unpleasant to listen to. If you do not know how to repair the circuit, you will most likely shut the system down to avoid the unpleasant sound of a dysfunctional system.
This, my friends, is how many people operate in their lives when there is an unhealthy balance in the heart and mind centers because of a breakdown in communication. The heart is where Spirit speaks and that message is intended (Willed) to flow freely into the mind where decisions can be made and actions taken to produce an experience that is progressive—the path to perfection. When the two centers act independently because of poor communication, they over compensate for the loss of free flowing energy.
The heart (the amplifier) builds up to an emotional overload because it has nowhere to release the energy (electrons) and the mind (the speaker) having no balanced input from the heart begins to “listen” to the only messages that are coming in—from the material world and from the inner critic—the ego. When the mind begins to depend on these alternative energies (from the material world and the ego) it begins to “burn-in” those neuro-pathways in the brain and then it becomes more and more difficult to again listen to the heart.
How do we “re-train” our brains to listen again to the heart? By flexing our spiritual faith muscles and clearing out the mind from all the noise and interference from the world—by silencing the inner critic and focusing our minds on the voice of the Indwelling Spirit. Communicate with the Creator through stillness, prayer, gratitude, acceptance, patience, and love. Build the conduit by slowing down and experiencing life in a new way. “Smell the roses,” notice the beauty that surrounds you—begin doing those things that you would “imagine” a loving Creator would want you to do and experience.
It is like riding a bicycle—using training wheels will give you the momentum to get your balance, and once you “feel” that balance, you can discard the training wheels. That “balance,” my friends, is the evidence of a strong conduit between the heart and mind. Be confident in that balance and enjoy the ride of life!
Peace to you,
The Circle of Seven