The more that you read, the more often you hear "live from the heart, go within". What does that actually mean and how do you do it?
You can't really stop thinking. As long as your brain is functioning, you're going to have thoughts, but your human thoughts are mostly logical. Logic is based mostly on fear. When they say to "go within", it means to start FEELING. How do those thoughts actually make you FEEL? Do you feel truth and love or do you feel fear?
You have to remember that your subconscious mind is a thought processor. It's like a super computer and it's a record of your past. It will keep you out of this NOW moment by constantly reminding you of the past and all of your old beliefs. It doesn't like change. It was designed to keep you safe. Now in some cases that's a good thing, but more often it's just reminding you of those old fearful beliefs that no longer serve you.
Do you realize that the heart is the first thing that is developed in the body? Your heart is 5000 times, magnetically stronger than the brain. Magnetically stronger means that it attracts. There is actually a large energy field that surrounds your heart, which makes it much more powerful to live from the heart than to live from the mind.
The heart will never lie to you, your heart does not judge, which is why they tell us to go within. Your heart is where your true feelings are.
On the other hand, your subconscious mind will lie to you all day long because of all the untruths that it has been taught.
I heard someone channel Jesus a while back and he said that we have "everything backwards and upside down". I can really see that now.
The mind tells you that you're alone, but your heart will let you know that everything is connected. You are never alone. Everything is energy and all energy is connected. When you live from the heart, it's your connection to your own divinity. When you live from the heart your life will be filled with much more love.
I was studying A Course In Miracles and the lesson was "There is no will but God's will". Now that may sound a bit too religious for some, until you break it down. What it means is that God's will is peace and love. So every time you're in fear, worry, judgement and you're criticizing yourself and others, then your not at peace. When you're constantly seeking the answers outside of you, then you're not living from the heart.
"There is compelling evidence to suggest the physical heart is coupled to a field of information not bound by the classical limits of time and space." ~ HeartMath Institute~
When you live from the heart, you don't have to think everything through, but that idea scares the hell out of humans. That's not what most of us have been taught.
I wrote a story on my manifesting page that explains this. A while back our son needed some temporary financial help. As parents often do we gave in. My old thoughts and beliefs were telling me that helping him was showing him love. Yet, something didn't FEEL right and I should have honored that. That feeling was my REAL truth, but I was afraid that he would get upset if we didn't help.
All of a sudden I remembered something that I recently heard. I realized that there are times when we must allow others to have their own experience. This is where your own self love also comes in. When it doesn't feel right, then say "No". If someone gets upset, then "Oh well".
Your soul communicates with you through your heart. Allow your soul to guide you. It knows why you're here. It knows your purpose. The story above taught me that. The funny thing is that all I had to do was realize my "mistake" so to speak and align. In the end the Universe fixed everything. It was pretty amazing.
We have to understand that we are no longer in "survival mode" like we have been for thousands of years. With ascension we are merging with our divine selves.
Each morning, before you open your eyes, BE in this NOW moment. Take a few deep breaths and focus on your heart. That will automatically bring you to NOW.
Meditation is a way to live from the heart, although I'm hearing more and more that meditation is not the only way to go. Thank goodness because I don't do meditation. It's more about taking those deep breaths and doing it often.
Forgiveness will heal your heart. Someone described the heart as a lotus blossom that opens up with forgiveness. Forgive yourself and then forgive others.
Genuine appreciation and gratitude will open your heart and increase the heart coherence. Appreciation and gratitude are not compatible with illness, poverty or any other uncomfortable states. Although, according to the aliens, too much appreciation can actually be giving your power away. How can that be? You may actually be saying that you feel undeserving.
Compassion comes from the heart and it allows us to live in unity. Practice forgiveness, reach for understanding, rather than criticism. Know that your heart is like a message center. If you pay attention, you will FEEL what's true for you.
Here's a simple technique that you could try. Focus your attention on your heart and breath a little deeper than normal. Breath in for 5 or 6 seconds and out for 5 or 6 seconds. Hold a positive feeling as you do this. It could be the first time you met someone or the day that your child or grandchild was born. It could be a special moment that you shared with someone. Make it something that you truly love and appreciate, as you do your breathing. Do this a few times each day. If it helps to focus, place your finger in the center of your chest or put your hand over your heart.
A video by Teal Swan about living from the heart.
Do you believe that what you see is reality? The truth may surprise you.
Another page that may be important is We Are Vibration.