By Glenda Green Link to web site: http://www.lovewithoutend.com/
Below is the script of Love without End – The Heart, Pages 33-37.
Please reread. This is located also in the tin man. This script was written in 1999, and revised in 2002. (Here are several editions. This may be in another chapter in some editions.) This is the best explanation of the heart I have ever read that is in line with Sophian Gnostic Christianity. It is foundational to the understanding of Divine Love.
“Love Without End”
“Infinity is not a subject limited to vast spaces – or even to immeasurably small ones. Infinity is not about quantity at all. It’s actually about quality. Let me tell you about your heart.”
This was early on, and was to be the cornerstone of much that he would teach me. “The heart I speak of is not the physical organ, although the physical organ is an appropriate instrument for the true heart, because the physical organ nourishes your body with life blood every moment. The heart I speak of is the central focus point of your very soul. It is the lens through which your soul integrates all of your earthly emotions and all of your divine awareness into a focused point of infinite possibility. This point is on the threshold of your physical existence, at a point slightly below and behind your physical heart.”
Then he said, “Locate it.”
When I did, it is as if my whole framework just vibrated and pulsed with energy. There was a sense of life within me, and it required no thought to move into that point. Simply focusing upon it and being aware if its existence was empowering.
“This is the source of power your Creator has established within you, not your mind. Your mind is merely a servant, and it behaves well if it is given positive impulses; it behaves very poorly if it is given negative impulses. The heart generates all of the earthly emotions as well as compassionate feeling from the higher realms. But it is so much more than just emotion. It is infinite awareness, and the basis of all the higher consciousness you will ever assimilate. It is from this power, within the center of your being, that the entire script of your life is written. Live in your heart to either fulfill the script of your life or to rewrite it. Not in your mind. Your mind is powerless to bring that about. But every desire of your heart will be fulfilled.”
He then mentioned something that seemed to be an historical event, although perhaps it was metaphorical. I don’t know, and perhaps it doesn’t matter. “There was a time when the heart was so distraught with life that it was spinning in upon itself, filling the mind with contradictions and chaos generated by the heart’s despair. The servant mind attempted mutiny over the master heart because the mind at least was logical, and life demanded no less than survival. The heart was losing command through its own reactive conflicts. Therefore, the mind felt completely justified in usurping or dominating what it perceived to be irrational. It set out to conquer the heart by generating its own reality. Within this self-created reality, the mind would present itself as the source of intelligence instead of the exquisite instrument of intelligence it was created to be.”
“At its best the mind is logical. In pursuit of logic it avoids incomprehensible circumstances or seeks to control them until they submit to some form of reason. From the viewpoint of the mind, control and understanding are one and the same. The mind assumes that it understands whatever it controls, and often in pursuing control it will simply invent some part of reality or fill in the blanks with what it considers to make sense. This is the nexus – the center of duress – in a mind-dominated person or world. It is the single most important reason to require that the mind serve as a tool for developing and applying intelligence and not be confused with its source. Most especially, it is important to realize that the mind is not who you are!” He said today even as we speak, this inversion occurs in the lives of many people. “Usurping a troubled heart is not the answer. Substituting control for understanding will only deplete your life, leaving it stripped of richness, power and meaning. The answers to healing your life will be found in the inner strength of your heart. Only correct understanding will accomplish this, and that requires addressing the problem for what it really is.”
He suggested that I earnestly practice this every day. “I give your three practices: The first is to strengthen all of your positive emotions through daily gratitude and admiration. The second is to disempower your negative emotions daily through forgiveness. The third practice you will have to work at a little more diligently, but, Glenda, I think this will come easier for you than for some people, because you practice this already as an artist. What I’m referring to is innocent perception.”
What do you mean?
“OK, look out the window. Now look back at me and tell me immediately what you saw.”
“I saw five branches, and there were four birds on the wall. Also there were two little twigs on the window sill along with some bird droppings.”
“Good. That was innocent perception. You simply told me like a child what you saw. This is what children do so well. They just perceive and respond without pre-conception. This is what you did in your childhood, and you retained the ability a little better than some. Now, if the mind had answered me, the mind would probably have hesitated for just a moment while it gained control. Under the cover of hesitation, you would have blocked out what you saw, and then you might have reported to me something like this: ‘Well I think I saw twelve branches, six twigs, three birds and an empty window sill.’ Because the mind feels most comfortable within structure and logical progressions, it tends to impose artificial order.”
“In other words, your mind would have rewritten the script to ‘improve’ upon it or to match new perceptions to its own preconceptions. Thereby it would attempt its own designing and redesigning of what is. This is what the complex, sophisticated mind tends to do always. It looks for idealized patterns that it can impose on existence and then calls them divine. You do not have to do anything to make this universe divine. All you have to do is to perceive and then to regard with honor that which is already here. Behold, be grateful, and forgive that which you did not understand or control. For life is divine. It is perfect, and it naturally manifests the will of its Creator.”
Such a beautiful blessing of life made me feel like a child again, alive with expectation. At that moment, in his presence, everything glowed in the innocence of its native state. I could see how the mind, attempting to generate reality had performed a tyranny upon my life and our world.
There was one moment when he strongly reinforced a similar realization. “Logic is outwardly manifested as structural organization. Like the mind, structure is a wonderful instrument for bringing about orderly conduct of life, so long as structure does not have dominant and controlling authority. All of the oppressive structures which you experience in the world are from mind-generated concepts imposing structural perfection upon a natural and greater perfection that is already present but perhaps less controllable. Often the mind breaks things in order to fix them for a price or to bring about its own control. This includes breaking lives, breaking hearts, breaking souls, breaking relationships, and breaking wills, just to gain the upper hand through some invented or glorified structure, which it presents as ‘the answer.’
“In such a world, dominated by mind and oppressive structures, to make life more bearable, the heart became the willing servant. The heart’s reserve of compassion and intelligence were so great that it effectively compensated for all the loveless barriers and oppressive formulas that mind-generated realities had sanctioned. With such concessions by the heart, the inversion was then complete. In a world where the mind lead and the heart followed, the greater dignity of the heart was forgotten, locked behind a prison door, and forbidden the freedom of exit. In such a world the heart was considered to be feminine, adaptive and sentimental, a center of awareness which serves a person’s emotion and creative needs only…a ‘wife’ to the mind, but nothing more.”
He explained that this was the tragedy of our upside down world and that it was his gift and chosen task to come and restore the heart to its true power. “When the heart is in its rightful place, the mind then can be truly of service, and ironically it becomes both brilliant and blissful. In a rightful combination with the heart, there will be moments of genius irrespective of the mind’s educational level.”
“Like any instrument of service, the mind works best within established and limited parameters. One of the indelible characteristics of the mind is that it must have at least two points of fixed reference in order to be operable. Thus, it simply cannot deal with infinity. By comparison, the heart is centered on a viewpoint of infinity, and from this it draws its power to deal with life profoundly. When the mind serves the heart, anything is possible, although when the heart serves the mind there is perpetual limitation. Emotional energy will seethe and boil into restless liability.”
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