We come into this life perceiving with our hearts. As we age, we tend to think ourselves stupid.
Please discuss. How does this play out in life?
I’ll start us out. We all have an exterior life, our physical and mental interactions with the world around us, most closely aligned with logic and our conscious mind. We also have an interior life, which can be thought of as our inner landscape or our inner child, most closely aligned with our emotions and subconscious. Our society seems to value and encourage mental perception via the brain over intuitive perception via the heart.
We come into this physical life closely knit into the collective consciousness of creation, generating our perception of reality through our hearts and a spiritual basis of divine interconnection. The more we experience of third-dimensional life through the pervasive mindset of separation consciousness, the more we process our reality by perceiving with our conscious mind/brain. Our awareness in connection with the divine dwindles from the moment we are born, resulting in only occasional transcendent moments as we age.
Today’s message reminds me of the value of spiritual innocence and heart-based perception. To counter the tendency to perceive myself as separate, or to think myself stupid, I need to actively pursue moments of divine interconnection. For me this takes the form of meditation, energy work, channeling, and relaxing my perceptual boundaries to communicate intuitively and directly with the world around me—plants, animals, natural forces, elements, things. My being is interwoven into all creation, and when I consciously connect into this level of perception, I can elevate myself out of self-generated mental stupidity.
How about you? What do you do to release yourself from self-imposed mental perceptual limitations?