From a writing today.
This is from a 17 minute writing exercise this channel did for a course she is doing now called, “Writing for Peace.” If you would like more information about this course, or the coach who teaches it, please contact Lore Raymond of Women as Visionaries.
As a spiritual seeker, I always believed that the heart was the center of my search.
I was not wrong.
It’s different than you think, though.
When you get far enough, you lose your heart. You gain something else. Let’s call it “Heart 2.”
It’s the heart of it. The core of yourself, which turns out to be everything, is Heart 2.
Let me explain. You really don’t exist. I know it feels like you do. It feels like I do, but I don’t. I’m just an idea, an expression of an idea in the midst of everything else. As you go further into your search for truth, you realize that everything is one. Then you experience that. When you experience that, “you” fall away and something else takes your place. Let’s call that Heart 2.
You are nothing. Not in a “derogatory” or unflattering kind of way, but in the sense that your self-ness falls away as you go on this path and you realize that you are nothing. Really. Nothing. Heart 2 takes your place. Where you were, Heart 2 comes in. It’s the place where everything has a place because everything is in you, everything is you and nothing has to be excluded from that.
That brother that you hate so much, he’s there. That evil dictator. The pedophile. All of them are there. Everything you think of as “evil” is there in Heart 2. Everything you thought of as lovely, or worth loving, is there too. Instead of good and bad, you come up with, “I prefer this.” It’s all good. Everything is good. Not in a “good versus evil” way, but a Good way, that says, “All of this has a reason for being. All of it is worthy of space in my heart. All of this is worthy of my openness as a being of All That Is.”
What you call bad becomes simply another thing that is. You may not prefer it, but it is there and it is. It isn’t something to hate because that becomes impossible. It isn’t possible to hate in Heart 2. That just isn’t even a relevant word at all. All context for it is completely gone. Everything just is.
In Heart 2, you become the thing that is loved and is hated. You become all of it. You become big enough for all of it. That allows you to see that you are nothing, no-thing that is real, anyway. You are the illusion too. You are the thing from which objects can arise. You are that powerful. You are also the thing making its way through all existence as energy. You are that big. You are the thing into which all energy can flow. You are that wide. You never were a thing. You were always everything.
How can I explain Heart 2? It isn’t a place many people come because that illusion, that dream, is so fun. You want to be here, where dreams can be formed around you and experiences evaluated for their merit on a scale of good and bad, pleasant and unpleasant, worthy of repetition or a one-time only deal. This is the fun of the dream. You are there now. If you are reading this, you are there.
I am reading this. As I type, I am reading it. And I know that I linger in the heart space of Heart 1. I am there and I know that I can go out of it if I wanted. I could go to Heart 2. I would be there in an instant if I decided. So, I’ll say for the last second of my writing, that I will not tell you, reader, if I am there – now or ever. That is my business. I’ll leave it to you to decide where you want to go. Both are there for our perception. One is called awake. One is called asleep. Both are ok. Both are necessary. As to sleep is as necessary as to live in consciousness, so going forward isn’t the question.
It’s how you want to play today. That is all.
So be it and so it is.
It is shared here because it is about exiting mind and entering heart. Then, about entering Heart 2. This is a term we will use often in this book. It is the place of No-Mind. It is the place where heart and mind have become one, big enough for both definitions of what that is, of what “heart” is and what “mind” is. It is the place where you are moving to if you do these exercises, read this series of messages, take on the task of doing the work. Again, this is everything and everything to do with you and your choices about where you are ready to be. There is not pressure here for you to do anything. When you say you want to have control over your thoughts, it means giving up your mind. That is not a bad thing. It is not a good thing. It just is.
If you are ready to give up your mind, then you are ready to accept Heart 2, which is a place of No-Mind because it is both mind and heart, and that becomes something entirely different.
The sum is equal to its parts not. It is more than that. The sum is equal to all that is, everything. You are this everything. You are this everything. You are this everything.
That is all. It is done. So be it and so it is.