When we think of “wisdom”, our thoughts often go directly to “intelligence” – something that can be measured to indicate how “smart” a person is. On paper, intelligence is a number that tries to represent cognitive thinking abilities, reasoning skills, analytical and linear processes usually associated with the left brain. In school we learned how the brain controls all body functions, sort of like a conductor for the body. The brain receives information from the environment through the senses and develops a belief system – like grooves of a record within the brain. It’s easy to get “stuck” with behavior patterns repeating themselves without conscious thought.
Though there is much we don’t understand about the brain, we might even say that there is even MUCH MORE we don’t understand about the heart. The heart and its misunderstood intelligence has a lot to offer us for living consciously, acting intuitively, and being more effective in the world in all our roles – as parents, teachers, workers, leaders, care-givers, etc.
What Has the Brain Made the Heart Forget?
Wisdom that comes from the heart was pushed aside as the brain developed in-utero and became more active. The brain is the house of EGO, which helps ensure our survival early in life. Our brain, hungry for learning all the motor skills, intellectual challenges, and thought processes, dismisses the more feminine aspect of our development – our intuition. When we explore the intuitive aspect of survival, growth, spirituality, and wisdom, we gain a broader sense of not only who we are, but where we fit in the Universe. We become a little more in-tune with nature, harmonizing with the intention of advancement as spiritual beings. The heart remembers who we are as individuals and as a species.
Exploring Heart Wisdom
I’d like to invite you to learn more about the wisdom of the heart. Learn how your heart can be your guide to a higher, more developed sense of intuition. In February, I’m honoring the wisdom of the heart in a special Master Class from my Lightworkers Spiritual Mastery series. You can join for free. Register for Heart Wisdom here.