How Do I Live From My Heart?
My coach challenged me, “what are you in the business of?” It couldn’t be the 30 second speech, or a diplomatic, textbook, or perfectly crafted, professional answer. It had to come straight from the heart, sending waves of energy through both of us when I said it.
I let it sit. For a few weeks actually. Completely ignored it. Then it arrived like flashes of insight do when you run for pen and paper from wherever you are. “I am in the business of liberating the human spirit into quantum creations.” It’s what I’m here for.
At 5,000 times the magnetic field of the brain, living from the heart is hardly cliché or a “soft” idea. The heart’s extensive neuronal system is sophisticated enough to be called a “heart brain,” a brain of its own with the ability to decide and perceive independent of the central nervous system.
When I came from my head, the answers to what I’m in the business of were as flat as a poorly timed punch line—anti-climactic, cerebral and dull. Literally, I tried different answers on my colleagues and I got blank stares. Scratch that one. From my heart, the answer had visceral impact and meaning, like the surprise of your favorite person walking into the room.
The complex, self-organized system of the heart maintains a continuous two-way dialogue with the brain and the rest of the body. When you put your focus on developing the coherence you have here, you are training your brain according to your heart. And here, you amplify your ability to change your reality, shift the fulcrum point of your life, and experience quantum creations.
To liberate the human spirit is to free it from previous conditioning, emotional memory and identities we carry to create the energetic space for new realities; then to rapidly form new neural networks for living in that reality, bringing it into physical existence.
“How do I live from my heart?” someone asked? “I’ve chased the money, the accomplishment, the relationships, and I know what is important to me now. I’ve worked hard to change my relationship with my dad (or fill in the difficult relationship).
Yet I’ve still been living in a protected state that cuts me off from the fulfillment, the connection, the passion for life that I deeply desire, and the impact I know I can have. How do I live from my heart, from the core of who I am? How can I wake up that passion, to feel connected with others and myself, and love my life?
Living from the heart is more than a positive state of mind. It is a deep integrity of being; a state of coherence you develop between your body and mind by unlearning identities you took on unconsciously.
When the head leads your life, you are making decisions based on what you see, what you “know,” the physical world, pros and cons, logic, what you might lose or gain, and the addictions you live by—the protected states you’ve memorized, people, substances, emotions and ways of thinking.
95% of the mind is analytical, logic, reasoning, subconscious, habit, and ego. Its job is to protect, to remind you of “what happened when.” It is not designed to help you create change, to create new realities, to create a business or relationships aligned with your soul.
Here heart withers; and we wonder what happened to our passion? It exists behind the off-switch of our unconscious feelings. Deciding to live from the heart is the courage to turn the feeling back on and intentionally engage and lead your life—from the heart not the head.
When the heart leads, you are tapping into a magnetic field 5,000 times larger and 60 times the amplitude of the brain. You are tapping into a “heart brain” capable of perception beyond what the brain “knows” or has memorized. From the heart, you are making the unseen primary regardless of how the physical world may appear. You are moving from a focus on solving problems to actually creating a new reality and infinite possibility.
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