“I think, therefore I am,” is a reflection by French philosopher Rene Descartes which put the brain’s function before that of the soul for all of western society.
However, we know that the mind is here to serve the soul’s quest for expansion.
When balanced with the heart and gut instinct, the mind is an important member of the team, guiding the soul through a lifetime of learning experiences.
Our society has put the mind on a pedestal and allows, even encourages it to run the show. We need the mind to know that it is here to serve us, not to take over.
When our thoughts are working for us and are in balance with our heart and gut instinct, we can merrily meet the challenges that the soul chooses to learn from.
So many of us grew up with our hearts hurting, though not usually because someone consciously wanted to hurt us.
Depressed or dysfunctional households do not offer us the tools we need to learn how to use our mind, our heart and our gut instincts to balance ourselves.
Many of us find justification and purpose in allowing the mind to take over in an attempt to make sense of the pain. The brain wants to be our friend. It wants to find a way to help us survive.
When this happens, the heart and instinct are pushed to the side and not allowed to contribute to healing. The habit of the brain riding roughshod over the heart and gut is an outcome of our conditioning.
The brain can be repetitive, getting louder and louder to get its point across. We can become so out of balance that all we can hear is the brain crying out to make the negativity stop.
We all come from Divine Consciousness. Imagine the mind being so removed from that truth, so separated from the heart’s compassion and the gut instinct’s sense of preservation, that it tells us bad things about ourselves and takes away self-love and self-esteem.
AWARENESS LEADS TO ENLIGHTENMENT
Observe negative thoughts for what they are, the brain trying to maintain its old habit of control. If you examine your thoughts with the mind that created them, they gain dominance and make you unhappy. This is because you are using the mind to observe the mind.
If you observe your thoughts with your heart, with the compassion you show others, you become aware of these thoughts that are depleting you. Consciously you can choose to let them go without judgment, without blaming yourself for having negative thoughts to begin with.
If you observe your thoughts with your gut instinct, you find that you resonate with the thoughts that guide you in a healthy way. You have the awareness to let go of old thoughts that are draining your energy and not serving any constructive purpose.
You can then heal by allowing your heart and gut instinct to embrace the mind. Be thankful for its ingenuity, while firmly and with loving compassion, choosing only the thoughts that resonate with your soul.
In this way, over time and with conscious practice, your mind will be restored as the helpmate to your heart and gut instinct. This integration restores the balance and clarity of the soul.