As we journey into the second energetic cycle of the year may you find yourself living from your deepest heart. Since the year is asking us as planetary citizens to think beyond our own "unwise selfish" and toward "wise selfish" it is a good time to take a moment and ask, "How do I know when I am living directly and immediately from the heart?"
A metaphysical approach to this is that the consistent thoughts that we are at home with reveal our heart's priorities. By deliberately pausing throughout your day and witnessing that around which your thoughts revolve is how you may observe the quality and depth of your heart-consciousness. Intensify your focus and look at how and where you feel most authentic. Are you in judgment or compassion? In your ego or in recognition of That which doeth the works in you, as and through you? Grasping and wanting, or surrendering and being non-attached? Keeping yourself entertained or living a the fulfilled life as a balanced leader?
Wise are those who examine the content of what's passing through their awareness to discover those subtle, subliminal holdings of which we would otherwise be unaware. Spiritual practice is not for the purpose of avoiding or bypassing an honest ownership of what occupies your consciousness and instructs your heart's response to life and its experiences. The world needs individuals who are willing to be honest and be dedicated to stepping into the qualities of the heart. This February be willing to invest in yourself wisely -- listen with an inner ear and actively express your sense of genuine character.
May your heart be so spacious that Life itself may find shelter within it and be the First Cause of your every thought, word and action!
The Power that created me is always perfectly pleased with me, and that is enough. My only
quest is to live life from the heart's directive and be pleased with myself. Anyone else's opinion
of me is none of my business.
Being pleased with myself does not mean I look perfect to the outer world. It does mean that I
always behave to the best of my spiritual understanding. If I want to create something better in
my life, I simply improve my level of understanding of how life works, then act on my new and
greater awareness. I possess a quiet strength and replenishment of authentic Spirit for the
investment of attention to Self. I recognize the miracle of everyday heart-open living, and
explore trusting the Intelligence that created and sustains this miracle constantly.
I take note of whatever I've been living and resolve to allow the artistry of Creation to come to
me. I trade desire for the feeling of desire fulfilled, and open my hands not to get, but to give
thanks. Reverently I follow my heart and mind to find my greater good always. And so it is.