Many of us have heard the saying “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” What does it mean and how is it important to the disciple?
For most of us, the rational mind is more developed than the intuitive heart awareness. We are therefore inclined to believe in the illusion of separation instead of the eternal truth that we are intimately connected to everything in the universe. Our belief in separation has created in us a deep spiritual loneliness. We seek out love, unfortunately, in all the wrong places.
Our advanced teachers tell us that it is love that opens the door to clear perception. It is not always easy to understand that our unity with others arises, not from being loved, but by loving others. Mind speaks to the brain with spoken or written words. However, heart speaks to heart in more powerful ways that cannot be written or spoken.
As the Bible says: “the love of God is shed abroad” in the human heart. Most of us have felt the magnetic, transforming and healing power of love. We are taught that it is the organ of the energy which brings about inclusiveness.
The Wisdom Teaching says the heart is essential for the reconstruction of the world and for the establishment of the new world order. We are taught the heart center corresponds to the “heart of the Sun,” and therefore to the spiritual source of light and love. The most profound of all occult mysteries are therefore open to us in the secrets of the heart.
All disciples are asked at this time to ponder and reflect upon the unfolding of the heart. An illuminated consciousness is an experience of the heart.
Why does it matter? Alice Bailey writes:
“The heart is the organ for the distribution of hierarchical energy, poured out via the soul into the heart center of all aspirants, disciples and initiates; in this way this energy is made available and brings about two results: 1. The regeneration of humanity through love. 2. the relationship, firmly established, between a rapidly developing humanity and the Hierarchy.” ~ (Esoteric Healing)