December 2010 Monthly Visions: Goodbye Mind, Hello Heart
"Man is born of sadness, for he is of the Blood of the Ancient Ones, but has the Spirit of the Elder Gods breathed into him. And his heart goes to the Ancient Ones, but his mind is turned towards the Elder Gods, and this is the war which shall be always fought, unto the last generation of man; for the world is unnatural." – The Sumerian Texts
There is a funny ‘retirement’ feeling in the air. You may not feel like working much, or have lost your usual motivation and inspiration for daily chores and projects. Meanwhile you may be gravitating more to being out in nature, doing something creative, reading or relaxing. You may have a feeling of wanting to do something that completely inspires and nourishes you, wanting to find things that you feel passionate about, or you’d rather be doing nothing at all. We have lived for so long in a ‘busy = productive’ society that to suddenly feel quite averse to ‘busy for the sake of busy’ makes us wonder what’s wrong? We might wonder if we’ve entered a depression, only we feel great when we’re gardening, cooking, painting or just being, so we’re not depressed. We might think we’ve entered a slump, or are bored by the same ole, same ole, but that’s not quite it either.
What’s happening right now is: the grip of the mind as our primary driver is being loosened as our heart is awakening and being activated. The heart is now taking its place behind the wheel of our car – our Mer Ka Ba that is – the soul vehicle for our light body. While we would all like to think we’ve been living from the heart, for the most part this has not been the case, and we’ll talk about that more in a minute. As a result of this shift from Mind to Heart Consciousness (which is really at the heart, pardon the pun, of this Great Shift we are all in) it can feel like your head has been emptied or is being vacuumed. During this process you can find it hard to focus on any old or even current to do lists, and your memory suddenly goes blank even for things that you had in your head only a few moments before. Further, you’re finding it hard to even care that you can’t focus. This is because attached to the mind is the mind’s emotional body, which I believe may be the same thing as our ego’s emotional body, or what is also referred to as the pain body. As we let go of our attachment to the mind with all its false stories about who we are, what we should believe, how we should think, what’s important and not important, we simultaneously let go of our attachment to the mind/ego/pain emotional body that has been vigorously running our life choices and experiences.
Even though this sounds very cleansing, our (unnatural) natural tendency will be to resist this process because the majority of our energy has been controlled by the mind and ego and it’s not going to give up without a fight. It will tell us anything it can to stay alive and to stay in power. It is a master in keeping us in fear and negativity, and loves to play trickster with distractions galore. We have a tendency to keep slaving away on auto-pilot, and sometimes we do this even when we are determined not to, such is the strength of the roots of our old way of being.
They key is to make a conscious decision to listen to our heart when it says stop, or pause or go, or rest, or relax or whatever it’s saying in that moment. We are being emptied so that something new can enter. In allowing a void, you create a space for new insights, knowledge, ideas and inspirations to come to you that have been patiently waiting at the door of your previously full mind. So it is not that we are losing our mind, we are simply letting go of all the old stuff within the mind that has kept us from remembering who we really are. This old stuff really did rule and run our life, and now it is our heart’s turn. So our mind will still be there, yet it will be a mind run by the heart, rather than a heart run by the mind.
This shift also means that it’s ‘Out! Out! Out!’ time for any old ego stuff: getting frustrated, feeling judgemental or critical, getting angry at something or someone that really has nothing to do with you, all that stuff that kept us distracted from our own inner self and drained our energy away from our inner source is now floating away. Make a conscious decision to notice when your mind is running its lines on you be it going over the bills you think you don’t have money for or thinking negatively about something or someone or yourself! Just decide in that moment to stop thinking that thoughtstream and change the channel to something better. It is no longer relevant to who we are becoming, and to who we really are. This doesn’t mean it never had relevance. In our previous stage of evolution yes we found relevance in the daily dramas we created. We found ways to ‘learn’ and ‘grow’ via these daily dramas. However that stage is now over. You can keep sitting in the theatre if you like, but the show is finished, the sweepers are coming through and the lights will go out any moment now. Yes the show was great, but if you look outside you’ll see the party is continuing out on the street!
Most people aren’t aware of this party, and that’s why we can be so addicted to our ‘busyness’ and have become so dependent on our ego mind to tell us what to do and how to feel. We are scared that if we stop being busy every moment, and allow ourselves to sit in stillness and silence for a few minutes, even a few days, or even...oh my gosh, can we really?...a few weeks or few months, then we will....what? Evaporate? Cease to exist? The world will collapse without us? We aren’t talking here about closing your eyes in contemplation all day while the kids go hungry and abandoned, or telling your boss you’re on a spiritual hiatus so that report will have to wait. We are just asking you to notice if you have a tendency to be occupied at every single moment, if you have a tendency for your mind to be making a constant commentary on how well (or how terrible) you and/or others are doing with life, and if you have noticed something stirring within you asking you, perhaps even begging you, to change that tendency?
It can actually feel disorientating to be living fully in the heart, so we are all getting there little by little in baby steps. Living in the Now sounds fabulous but if you’ve ever had the experience of literally having your memory wiped so there is no past and no sense of future only NOW it actually feels a bit scary! It’s like being on one of those things at the children’s playground, the ball with the plank on top and you have to keep your balance. The ground underneath you isn’t solid. Time has kept us and our experiences ‘contained’ and so we’ve at least felt like we have some kind of grip on reality. (I know there are days where that’s arguable!) But in a space of no time we lose that grip, and it’s a whole other ballgame!
An important key with this shift to Heart Consciousness is to know how to stay in your centre, stay grounded and stay connected, all at the same time. Something I do every morning is ask to be connected to the centre of the highest Source of truth, love and light, and to the core and heart of Mother Earth. I see this as one big flow of energy going straight through me, up to the centre of Source, right down through my heart and centre down to the core and heart of Mother Earth. I also ask to be connected to my best possible self, best possible reality and best possible movement forward on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, cellular, DNA, ancestral and etheric (all the chakras). This might be something you’d like to do too.
A lot of people are asking about a potential physical pole shift and earth changes, and how to prepare. Personally, I think the best preparation is to be connected to your heart, to your centre, to your Source and to Mother Earth. From that space, you will be guided perfectly moment by moment. For some that means moving geographically, for others it means visiting certain places, for others it means staying right where you are. We are all exactly where we need to be. This is such an exciting time to be on Earth. We are finally becoming free to live as our true selves! What wonderful things will we create in our new reality?
(c) Dana Mrkich 2010. Permission is granted to share this article freely on the condition that the author is credited, and the URL www.danamrkich.com is included