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Listen to your heart

Listen to your heart

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By Rev. Elizabeth Rowley,
Spiritual Director
May 13, 2020

To listen to your heart is to listen to the highest and best place within you.  It’s the seat of your soul, which is your direct line to Spirit.  It is the place within you that is pure, loving essence. I am not talking about listening to your feelings.  Your thoughts generate feelings which may be coming from your unhealed past, or other people.  Listen to your heart, which in this case, is a synonym for Spirit.

I believe that the love that lives within you is Divine Love. When you feel the love of, or feel love for your partner, parents, children, friends, etc., you are experiencing this love that lives within you. You are experiencing Spirit. It’s an irresistible cosmic force that comes from the deepest place in you. Let this love cast out fear. Allow yourself to live, move, and have your being in and from this love.

Our love is needed in the world now more than ever before. I invite you to take time each day to go within, turn up the love dial and send your love out to all you know, into your neighborhood, city, state, nation, overseas, the planet, the universe, multiverse, cosmos, and beyond the great beyond. There’s plenty to go around!

There’s an excellent gif out there with a happy yellow emoji surrounded by angry red emojis. The happy one in the middle puts up its little emoji hands to send good loving vibes out to all. The red emojis slowly turn into happy yellow emojis. Who you are in the world affects those around you. Be the shift in your own life today and in the presence of others by shining your light.  Be like that emoji, shining your magnificence out to all.

When you listen to your heart, the unhealthy traps of ego fall away. When the heart wants to say, “I love you,” ego may say, “I don’t know what to say,” out of fear of rejection, for example. Beyond all doubt, beyond any idea of right or wrong, aside from petty arguments, competitiveness, and feelings of unworthiness or shame, there is love.

One day many years ago, I was doing household chores. It was just an ordinary day. As I was moving from one room to the next, I heard the following words whispered in my head: “I love you. I love you. I love you.” It was my voice.

I stopped what I was doing and sat down on the floor to allow this love to wash over and through me. That was the moment I began to court the Divine. This soft voice of a gentle, loving Spirit within me altered my perception of the world back then, and it continues to change me, even today.

When I listen to my heart, I do not judge, compare, fear, lack, doubt, or worry, I love myself and you. Listen to your heart today.

And so it is.

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