Now that you have had time to “self-isolate” and “social distance”, all of this alone time has allowed you to face yourself.
If you have experience doing the inner work, this will be familiar to you.
If this is the first time you have faced who you are, it may feel very scary.
This precious time that has allowed you to look inward has been for one reason – to understand and know the state of your HEART.
Below are two references, one from the spiritual realm and one from science.
In the Bible, Peter 3:4 talks about “the hidden person of the heart”. The scripture says: the heart is at the center of who you are. It says “but let it be (the inner beauty of the person) the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit (one that is calm and self-controlled not overanxious, but serene and spiritually mature) which is very precious in the sight of God.”
The latest research from The HeartMath Institute says that “the heart actually sends more signals to the brain then the brain sends to the heart. Moreover, these heart signals have a significant effect on brain function – influencing emotional processing as well as higher cognitive faculties such as attention, perception, memory and problem solving. In other words, not only does the heart respond to the brain, but the brain continuously responds to the heart.”
Facing yourself can be scary as it reflects areas where you are unhappy and things haven’t been working so well - personally, professionally, spiritually, with your body and with your family, spouse and friends.
You may have taken a good hard look and not liked all of what you have seen.
For many years, I self-sabotaged professionally, trying to fit into a place where I did not belong. I buried my gifts that were “unaccepted and different” and molded myself to be what others wanted me to be.
Even with an awesome job, a good wage and working in a large company with a big office, I was miserable. I was not using my gifts and I knew that going into a cubicle every day was not my path.
Yet I did this for YEARS!
· Have you ever tried to be what others wanted you to be?
· Are you unhappy professionally because you know the path you are on is not your true soul’s path?
· Are you with someone that you like, yet the relationship has turned lackluster and you are scared to make a move?
· Do you live in a land covered with snow, yet you really want to see palm trees and live near the beach?
If you are not where you want to be, or are not with the right person or even living where you truly feel happy – it’s time to look at why you are still there.
More importantly, HOW IS THIS AFFECTING YOUR HEART?
Have you given up on yourself and are just existing instead of living?
Have you been hurt and decided you won’t be opening up your heart anytime soon?
YOUR HEART IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOU
AS IT CONNECTS YOU TO YOUR SOUL.
THE BEAUTIFUL PATH
The “hidden person of the heart” is about who a person is underneath their appearance.
When we think of movie stars who are beautiful and wear expensive clothes and fancy jewelry, they may be gorgeous on the outside, yet be ugly on the inside filled with anger, hatred, jealousy and frustration.
We want to be and look like they are, successful, conquering the world and in charge of life.
When we don’t look at a person’s true heart and only see the exterior, we judge them and either approve or disapprove of them based solely on the outside.
NOW MORE THAN EVER WE ARE ALL BEING CALLED TO SHOW OUR TRUE HEARTS.
Has there ever been a time when someone judged you wrongly based on how you looked?
I started to notice how often I make judgments of people based on their exterior.
It’s a bad habit that needs to be stop.
I take my cues from my animal friends who only see a person’s true heart.
That is what they react too and it is not determined by what someone is wearing, their weight, or how much money they have.
Time and time again they look at your heart.
· How open are you to receiving new people into your life?
· How do you talk to you yourself and are you telling yourself stories that will help you or bring you down?
· Are you kind and compassionate towards others, be it 2 or 4 legged, or do you judge and condemn another based solely on looks or what others have said about them?
THE STATE OF YOUR HEART MATTERS
Everything that has manifested in your world was because of decisions you have made from your heart.
The level of happiness in your life and what brings you joy, is due to your heart.
If there are areas in your life that you want to change or make better, it all starts with your heart.
I would encourage you to cultivate happiness, joy and love by doing what makes you happy.
The happier your heart is, the better your relationships will be and your immune system will be better guarded against the virus.
As you experience more joy in your life, this will radiate out to all that are around you. You will start to notice who and what in your life isn’t working well for you or making you happy. This process will help you shift into what WILL make you happy.
Looking inward is a gift and a happy heart is where it starts.