Loving Being Me

Innocence and the Path of the Heart

by on Feb.06, 2011, under Uncategorised

Innocence is without guile, that is to say it has no hidden agenda of wishing to manipulate or disguise, so it is also truthful; in fact it accepts everything at its face value. It is also free from any sense of shame or guilt, or that anything is wrong. Its literal translation from the Latin is “not to harm” (in-nocere).

From other articles on this site we see how it is the thinking mind that imposes behaviours and interpretations, and we accept these as true. But this is the truth of the mind, and the Heart has a different intelligence.

You will recognise, as you touch what is in the Heart space, that it has the qualities described above; it is pure; it is innocent.

It is also wise: it directs you to what the mind knows of the way of the world and it directs you to your intuition; it takes account of what you sense with what we call high-sense perception or psychic awareness or e.s.p.; so it makes innocent decisions based on wisdom.

It also takes account of our emotional responses. Why would it do that? As we encounter people and situations we experience emotion. First we learn about ourselves from our own responses to things. We might feel fear, remoteness or suffocation when we detect someone feels love for us, because that is what we found automatically came with it when we were tiny (why? because our parents were not healed and their love for us required things of us; i.e. it was conditional).

With a little clarity we are able to separate what we are feeling from what someone else is feeling. In the example just given, who was remote, who felt suffocated, who felt the fear? In fact, if we experience what it is like to not be energetically connected to someone else we have a close relationship with, we realise it was their feelings – of separation, sadness, loneliness, fear of abandonment – all along, while we had our own.

Sometimes we find we are carrying a burden or a condition for a member of the family or a whole family belief, either out of a belief we could help the other person, or because we wanted to belong, and it was our place, or it was our duty. We sense this with our knowing and our feelings also.

With a little more clarity, we find that situations, like buildings, have their own atmosphere, which we experience as emotions. We use it in language, but tend not to realise it is literally so: for instance: “The room was oppressive” (we sense our response to an existing condition); “it’s a very sticky situation” (it really has the quality of black goo, perhaps, when you touch it with your mind); “it was a heated debate” (again, if we touch this with our minds, we may experience anger or passion physically, as many of us do). When you first encounter an awkward situation, it is not you that feels awkward; you are feeling the awkwardness.

So while we know in the Heart that we are not separate, it is important for us to distinguish what is ‘ours’, and what is ‘not ours’. We live in an energetic soup that tends to confuse the issue. With clarity comes an automatic ability to stand in our own field, link briefly to people and things to sense with all our senses, including the emotions, and then hand back – with love – to others what is theirs; and then we stand alone in our field, perhaps for the very first time. The relief and sense of rightness that comes with this is palpable – another expression which is to do with sensing: it can be touched or felt.

Furthermore, a healed ego does not seek to know anything more about others or situations than is necessary for the Heart to make a decision and to navigate generally. It would serve no purpose other than to entertain or titillate, to judge, or be involved in things that have nothing to do with it, so that it can be amused, interfere or control. By contrast, living in the Heart leaves the world free to come and go as it wishes. And as the Heart seeks the answer to a situation, information arises. The Heart directs the sensing also. It does so without effort on the part of the mind.

Best of all, it knows how to play; it does so as children do, with innocence.

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