We all have those days when we feel a little jaded. It’s like someone turned the light off…
Even on the brightest of days there’s just an air of dullness in one’s vision. Noticing this is a good indication that we’ve been too much in our head and not enough in our Heart.
When we are overly focused on thoughts, they become like clouds, blocking out the Sun. When we are overly focused on dreams, which may well appear beautiful and colourful, we remain in our head and we are living in our imagination, not in the world.
Dreaming is good when we are “living the dream”, providing that our dreams are inspired by real Love and not illusions of Love and fear. Fear is a vampire. It drains all the colour out of our life and sucks dry the Joy from our experience Now.
We need to allow the imaginings of our Heart to rise up, to allow what is inside to manifest on the outside. Positive visualization is helpful… providing it is not just a mask for fear. Knowing what we want is helpful… providing we know who we really are. Thinking we know what we want is not helpful and often leads us astray and leaves us empty.
So how do we know the difference?
We learn to listen to the Truth in our Heart.
We learn to speak with Integrity, with Truth, with Heart.
This is why Meditation is so beneficial; it helps our vision to become clear, it helps us to see, hear, feel, touch and taste more vividly. We give up our senses and they get enlivened. We do not need to deny them, unless we wish to deny this life…
The Heart is like a prism for the light of Consciousness. Polish away all the fear, rest in your Heart and you shine like a diamond, are as strong as a diamond, and as the light of Consciousness refracts through your Heart, your own personal light signature, your SOUL, your Source Of Unconditional Love, is revealed! This is your original personality, your own unique flavor in this life, the colours of light that really make up “You”. This is the real You beyond your ego, beyond thought, beyond beliefs, beyond concepts. You will only find yourSelf in your Heart.
I notice a lot of people worry (a form of fear if you haven’t yet made the connection!), that when they start to Meditate, if they if they give up what they “think” they are that there will be nothing left. They will be an empty shell, void of nothing, they’ll be limp like a soggy lettuce, wussy, more easily manipulated! If you are having this experience it is highly likely that your Heart is still locked up tight, you are not trusting it, you are not resting in it and you are being driven by fear.
When you are resting in your Heart you will happily float in a sea of darkness and emptiness and you will experience this sea as Love… but not, I might add, what you currently “think” of as Love. To experience this, let go into the beyond, so you can truly experience Love in your own Heart, the Love that is always there, even beyond the beating of your physical Heart.
To the ego this scary…It needs to surrender to something bigger, something it cannot understand… In order to surrender it needs to Trust and Trust is not the egos’ forte! Most egos’ don’t trust in love, yet they’ve never known real Love in the first place, only ideas of it that repeatedly got broken. Egos’ thinks Hearts’ get shattered into pieces; Egos’ are constantly trying to protect their Hearts’ or piece them back together! But the Love of the Heart is stronger than a diamond, it cannot be broken.
It is only ever illusions of Love that get broken.
So how do we make that shift?
In Truth, to rest in your Heart takes but an instant, yet it is a moment we return to again and again. We walk the Path of Return that leads us back to our Heart, back to our true home in this life, to the place where the light of our consciousness enters, and where it leaves.
We intend and begin to live from this place, again… and again… and again.
We practice letting go of fear, again… and again… and again…
We practice letting go of what we think Love is, again… and again… and again.
We practice being Innocent with Love. We practice being Innocent with ourSelf and others.
In choosing Innocence we can turn a grey day into a Masterpiece. When we choose Innocence by letting go of all we think we know about any moment, any person, any place, any thing, our Heart becomes the palette that Consciousness paints life with. We are a Masterpiece yet we may think we are mess. We always were a Masterpiece, we were just looking at ourselves through a distorted lens. We were trying to find the door to our inspiration on the outside, trying to paint a self-portrait without knowing our true Self, trying to hold together an image of ourself in a place that does not exist.
Let go my friends… again… and again …and again.
Give your thoughts and dreams to the One in your Heart, the One that creates rainbows, the One that sees beyond the clouds; that sees the silver lining into the infinite sea of potential. Allow the grey to come alive, to become a small part of an infinite vibrant palette and live your life in full colour, Now.