Living from your heart is not exactly something that one can do just because one thinks one can do it. You first have to understand what that means and what it doesn’t mean. Most of us learn, then understand, then believe in things that we think about and comprehend inside of our mind. This is something most of us are taught from childhood. We begin to believe that this process is the only means by which we can completely understand something. As a result, we use what we’ve learned and understood in this manner as a basis for which we live our lives.
Living a heart- led life and having your faith and belief come from within your heart is taking the above notion and tossing it out the window. Living heart-led is not a natural thing for most people in this generation and society. But it can be done; that is the way humankind was originally designed by God when he first placed us in the Garden of Eden.
There was no intellectual explanation necessary for the first peoples to know and believe and have faith in God. There was a communion between people and God; a connection from their hearts to Him. It was not something that had to be learned from birth or gradually dissected, analyzed, and concluded upon in order to be applied. It was just the natural way of life for them.
It is as if you were driving up to the mountains and came up over a rise and what lay before you was an amazing scene of beauty. Autumn leaves scattered throughout mountainous terrain. Clouds and blue sky rising up over the high mountain tops. A broad expanse in the valley. And as you gaze upon to it, your breath is taken away. You don’t stop to think about what you’re looking at and analyze it intellectually. You appreciate it to the point where your whole body glows and your heart leaps and your mind is blown. You are simply responding from a part of you that is as ancient as the beginning of time.
Surely, you have experienced this? An overwhelming feeling deep inside of you that words just cannot even begin to describe? This joy, this feeling, this experience comes from your heart, where Father has placed His Spirit to commune with yours. This is the part of us that communes with nature as we walk about or gaze upon and get that sense of belonging. For we are part of Creation and it a part of us. We and He are all one.
Grab on to that. Build on it. Capture it and never let it go. Let it take you away from this world’s notions of what is real. For this is called being lead by your heart.
Listen to your heart and learn from it. For God is its guide!
As a part of this experience, I have been blessed with the friendship of like-minded folks who live by the heart-led experience. We have come together to form an on-line fellowship, called Radix Fidem, currently led by a gentle man, whose blog (see link to Ed Hurst under my blog roll) helps put into words what we believe. It isn’t a church by today’s definition. It is a gathering of souls. You can read more about our beliefs by downloading ‘Radix Fidem: A Covenant of Faith” here: Radix Fidem.
You can also get a better understanding of living by the heart-led life by downloading ‘Heart of Faith’ by going here: Heart of Faith. This was written by Ed, in collaboration with some of the rest of us.