The single most important action for awakening humans is shifting from the head to the heart space. On the path of exploring consciousness, we have come to understand the illusory construct of this reality and we know that the only thing real is love.
We all want nothing more than to be in this beautiful and creative space all the time. It is, in essence, what we are.
However, there is this program called personality.
And it has a handler, the ego.
It’s a very cleverly designed construct, governed by archetypes, to keep us locked into our minds. It knows, however, that it is finite and that is has no place in consciousness.
This construct has many layers, and the program is very adaptable. The more we figure it out, the more it will disguise itself. It will fight tooth and nail for its survival and pull in any unresolved issue to take us off our chosen course.
It will often make us think that we are conscious and in the heart space, when in truth, we’re not.
The problem lies in the thinking bit.
Thinking that we’re in a good space is a pretty clear indicator that we’re probably in the head, in a space we call Spiritual Mind.
Spiritual mind is a dimension on its own, a space where mind has copied consciousness. It’s the realm of love and light and manna falling from the sky.
That’s not where we want to be. Yet it is exactly the dimension entrapping many — sometimes for years on end — making us firmly believe that we are expanding and on our way to enlightenment. And even once we have learned to distinguish between the two states, it can still lure us in with a Siren song.
The thing is, when we’re “in it” we can be quite blind and deaf. Our mind will feed us lies. You’re on the right track. See how focused you are on your task. Really, you’re in a good space. You’re doing just fine…
We firmly believe this to be true.
Say you have a nasty archetype feeding you thoughts of inferiority. Since this is a pattern of yours, your mind has learned to adapt and camouflage this archetype. It will react with telling you the opposite, to the extent that you feel very confident and in a good space.
Deep down, it’s a different story.
As I said, this is when we’re blind and deaf to what is really going on. We can’t hear our inner voice anymore and we can’t see the reflection in the outer reality. We only hear what we want to hear and see what we want to see.
This is when we need a reality check.
If we can’t hear or see, our unawareness will make us trip and fall eventually. Sometimes quite literally.
It happened to me the other day. I smashed my little toe into the leg of a chair. Not once, but twice within 10 minutes. Same place, toe and chair. Identified with mental fields, I was completely unaware of my surroundings. Bumping into things is usually a clear indicator for myself where I am at.
Since I wouldn’t listen the first time, it had to “happen” again.
Living in an ascension house we know that we have to apply what we have learned in a very practical way. And most preferably on a continuous basis.
Ascension is a hands-on job. It is making it our priority to be in the heart space — focused on our goal and aware of what reality is telling us in every moment.
It takes practice. Tons of practice.
It is a path of falling and getting up time and again.
It is worth it. The reward is infinity.
I have a little rainbow toe to remind me of that.