The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.
Our brain is not capable of solving internal issues. This task is for the heart, which scientists claim functions as a little brain in and of itself. I’m sure you’ve heard of the expression to “think with your heart.”
The mind is a problem solver. It’s much better to solve external issues such as equations or produce ideas to create big things. However, the brain cannot fix a problem within. Only the heart is cut out (no pun intended) for this type of task.
If your feelings are hurting, don’t turn towards the external world to seek refuge or get a quick fix because you won’t find it. You can try all sorts of things to fill the void or solve the inner issue with your mind’s requests, but it won’t work. It’s like asking a car to drive without the driver within. Many people shop or fill their lives with material things, but this is just a quick fix; temporary satisfaction. Some people turn to the bottle or drugs, thinking that addiction can somehow mask the pain. Again, this is just a temporary fix as it causes further dis-ease.
Some people project their ill feelings and seek solutions through others; this doesn’t work at all. A relationship with someone else won’t fix you, even if it seems a healthy one. Only you can heal you. You have limitless solutions and possibilities within your heart. You have to trust and turn to your heart. Ask it questions. Be still and listen. You will receive answers once you let go of the ego’s melodrama and all those spiraling crazy stories made up in your head. It’s not an easy thing to do; it does become better with practice.
As you quiet your mind and become still, focus on a nice and easy breathing pattern. Imagine yourself in your sacred place or a relaxing place. Feel it, smell it. Then go inside and ask, for example, if you’re feeling sad, “Dear heart, my dear heart, please guide me to peace as I have the feeling of sadness. Show me in images, forms, or words, what will help.” Then wait for your message or messages.
Don’t be discouraged if nothing comes up right away. Just remain relaxed and breathe and allow yourself the time to decompress and relieve the tension within. Eventually, you will receive your answers, and with it will come a wash of calming contentment.
Sometimes, suppose you feel particularly wound up. In that case, the best thing to do is to recognize the feelings of illness or sadness and say, “I choose to acknowledge and surrender these feelings. Or, I recognize how I’m feeling, and I’ll be okay because things are always working out for me.” Thinking in this way reinforces my previous pointers to always turn to the better feeling thought. It will transform you. In Hermetic philosophy, this is called transmutation. Only, instead of transmuting silver to gold such as the ancient alchemists did, you are transmuting negative thoughts into positive ones. Remember, your thoughts materialize and reflect your soul energy. Put some good stuff out there as your external state reflects your inner state.