What Do I Mean by Deeper Heart?

The concept of a "deeper heart" encompasses a person's innermost emotions, desires, and core values, representing the profound depths of their emotional and spiritual being. It signifies a profound level of introspection, self-awareness, and a connection to one's truest self.

In exceptional individuals, this spiritual heart gives rise to a love that feels good—profound and enduring. By cultivating a deep heart, one gains insight and experiences a unique form of love.

However, not everyone acknowledges the existence of this deeper heart and instead perceive only the physical world. These individuals tend to approach life from a scientific standpoint and embrace the idea of evolution. In their perspective, humans are closely linked to primates and other ancestral beings. On the contrary, there are others who reject the concept of evolution and instead perceive humans as spiritual beings, distinct from primates.

Remarkably, both viewpoints can hold elements of truth. Allow me to elaborate. If we accept the coexistence of a physical and a spiritual world, we can acknowledge that our bodies are indeed part of the physical world, connected to primates. Simultaneously, we can posit the existence of a spiritual world where consciousness finds expression.

The intricate relationship between the brain in the physical realm and consciousness in the spiritual realm remains elusive. One theory suggests the existence of quantum tunnels that establish a connection between the brain and consciousness.

When I refer to consciousness, I mean the totality of our subjective experiences. Some individuals may associate this with the concept of a soul or our truest self.

God the Creator

The vastness and beauty of our universe are awe-inspiring. As we delve into the study of physics, we uncover elegant equations that seem to point to the existence of an intelligent creator. Many people refer to this creator as "God."

For the purposes of this discussion, let us define "God" as the force responsible for the creation of the universe and its fundamental laws, and that inner voice some people use as their reference.

Consciousness and God

When the universe was created by God, it is reasonable to assume that God meticulously planned its intricate setup. This includes the establishment of all the physical equations that govern its functioning. It implies that God possesses remarkable mathematical prowess.

Moreover, the existence of consciousness suggests that it was a deliberate aspect that was predetermined even before it developed in human beings. Through consciousness, we are able to establish a connection with God. To know God implies that we are not separate entities, but rather an integral part of God. Just as God possesses awareness, we too possess awareness. Just as God is endowed with creativity, we too have the capacity for creativity.

In this analogy, God can be likened to a vast ocean, while each individual represents a drop within that ocean. Each drop symbolizes a person's unique consciousness and creative potential, intimately connected to the vastness of God.

Connecting with God

As individuals who are inherently part of God, it raises the question of how we can become disconnected from God. This disconnection occurs when we are swept away from the ocean of God, resulting in a diminished sense of connection. In this state of estrangement, we feel distanced and no longer experience the profound connection we once had. Consequently, we may feel blocked from the influence and guidance of God.

Conversely, when we draw closer to God, we reestablish our proximity to love and truth. By actively seeking closeness with God, we strengthen our bond and experience a deep sense of connection. This closeness to God brings us in touch with love in its purest form and allows us to access profound truths that guide and enrich our lives.

Connecting with Each Other

Individuals tend to hold diverse perspectives, particularly regarding religious and spiritual matters. However, a common theme emerges when it comes to being close to God.

Being close to God entails embodying love for one another. God is the ultimate source of love, and as we draw nearer to God, our capacity for love expands. In parallel, God is inherently creative, and thus, as we deepen our connection with God, our inclination to assist and support others increases. A heart filled with love and a genuine desire to help others brings about the highest form of joy and fulfillment.

Furthermore, being close to God signifies our proximity to Goodness itself. This alignment prompts us to embrace the Golden Rule—treating others in the manner we would like to be treated. It encourages us to empathize with others, to consider their emotions, and to ponder the impact of our actions on their well-being.

Romantic Love

Romantic love arises from the intricate interplay of brain chemicals that ignite feelings of passion, elation, and exhilaration when in the presence of one's true love. It is a deeply emotional experience that transcends mere reality. In the initial stages of many relationships, love can be all-encompassing, blinding individuals to the faults of their beloved and shielding them from conflicts.

However, sustaining a constant state of euphoria is not sustainable. If one remains excessively happy for an extended period, a crash is inevitable. It is unrealistic to expect an endless supply of blissful emotions. While it is possible to maintain a certain level of contentment, an excess of happiness eventually leads to a swing in the opposite direction.

As disillusionment sets in, patience wanes, and a critical lens is turned toward the partner. The once vivid dreams and desires begin to fade, and the reality of imperfections becomes more apparent. This transition marks a shift from the idealized perception of the relationship to a more nuanced and realistic perspective.

Mature Love

In mature love, a profound sense of connection is experienced. Disagreements may arise, but they are approached with a sense of resolution and the opportunity for personal growth. Through these challenges, valuable insights are gained, leading to a deeper understanding of one another.

Trust is a cornerstone of mature love. Jealousy is absent, and there is a genuine confidence in the relationship. The future holds promise and is viewed with optimism and positivity.

In mature love, the perspective shifts from "me" to "us." There is a profound comprehension and respect for one's partner. Communication flows freely, allowing for open and honest conversations. A sense of longing and missing each other is palpable when apart, underscoring the deep emotional connection that exists.

Overall, mature love embodies a profound sense of connection, trust, mutual understanding, and a shared vision for the future. It is characterized by open communication, respect, and a deep longing for one another's presence.

Keeping the Love

True love encompasses the knowledge and effort required to sustain a loving connection. When one's heart is filled with love, the absence of reciprocation can cause hurt. Honesty serves as the foundation for establishing trust in a relationship.

Love necessitates a certain degree of control. It is impractical to fully commit oneself to numerous individuals in every conceivable way, as this would quickly deplete not only physical resources but also emotional reserves. We cannot be everything to everyone simultaneously.

In romantic love, a commitment is made to share one's emotional resources exclusively with a partner. The two hearts synchronize as a united entity. While it is important to love and care for others in various ways, romantic love is unique in its emphasis on trust. Without trust, jealousy can undermine years of devotion.

Genuine romantic (eros) love thrives when hearts engage in effective communication. Friendship, on the other hand, can sometimes manifest as a competitive dynamic where the mind is more prominently involved, rather than the heart.

The heart undergoes suffering as life changes occur. People may fall out of love, experience illness, grow old, and eventually pass away. In the face of such losses, the process of grieving becomes necessary. Rushing into new relationships too swiftly can result in the blending of lost love with the new, distorting the perception of the newfound love's strength.

Overall, true love requires effort, honesty, trust, and appropriate pacing to navigate the complexities of human emotions, changes, and losses.

Love Can Hurt

When love encounters challenges, the heart experiences suffering, while the mind seeks logical explanations and speculates about the reasons behind it. Only with wisdom can the heart and mind find harmony and alignment. The mind, driven by logic, provides guidance and directs our actions, but it is the heart that determines the path we ultimately follow.

Love encompasses acceptance of imperfections, as no person is flawless. However, it is essential to approach the selection of a life partner with discernment and objectivity, recognizing that some individuals may be more compatible or better suited for us than others.

Occasionally, love can be mistaken for fulfilling our own needs. If we have experienced a flaw in a parent, for example, we may be drawn to someone with a similar flaw, seeking to fix them. While it can feel like love, this form of love is focused on the potential of the person rather than accepting them for who they truly are. Excessive focus on another's needs without maintaining self-love can lead to co-dependency.

Therefore, to genuinely love another, we must first learn to truly love ourselves. Imagining ourselves sitting across the room, can we look at ourselves with love? Who is the person sitting there? We are the only individuals we have complete control over, the only ones who will remain with us unconditionally. We can never abandon ourselves.

Once we have cultivated self-love, we possess the strength to love another authentically. Nobody is perfect all the time, but by loving ourselves, we become less dependent on others when things are challenging. Even when our beloved is in a bad mood, we can remain anchored in love and provide stability in the situation.

Love can be painful, and many question whether it is worth the risk. However, as Alfred Lord Tennyson expressed, "Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." The experience of love is profound and fundamental to our existence, and the loss of someone should not overshadow the significance of the love shared unless we allow it to do so.

Different Types of Love

The teachings of bhakti yoga, Sufism, and mystical Christianity offer profound insights into spiritual love. In these traditions, we experience a heightened and idealized form of love, emanating from God. This is the essence of enlightenment. Spiritual love serves as an inspiration for us to embody the qualities of love, even when we are not engaged in romantic relationships. As consciousness itself is inseparable from God, we are inherently united with the divine, regardless of our personal beliefs. Consciousness transcends the material realm, making our oneness with God a natural and essential aspect of our mental and spiritual well-being.

Love manifests in various forms, including eros, which is romantic and often associated with the physical and sexual aspects of love. Additionally, we encounter agape love, which is unconditional and spiritually oriented. To cultivate and deepen agape love, individuals engage in sadhana, specific practices that may involve chanting, meditation, and devoted spiritual disciplines. These practices serve as pathways to expand and enhance our capacity for unconditional love.

By embracing spiritual love and engaging in practices that nurture agape love, we embark on a transformative journey toward greater unity, compassion, and connection with the divine. It becomes an essential part of nurturing not only our mental well-being but also our soul's vitality.


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When we release our grasp and allow God's love to flow into our hearts, a symphony of beauty resonates.


Lack of purity is when something is contaminated by something else.  We will use a computer analogy.  Say we are writing a letter to a dear friend, and all of a sudden the computer starts doing an update.  The update contaminated the process of writing the letter.  There is a story of a group of boys, and they were deciding whether to either go to church or go to a whore house.  After much discussion three of the boys when to church and two went to the whore house.  When they returned they compared notes.  The boys who went to the whore house did not enjoy it because they were thinking about church.  And the boys who went to church were thinking about the girls at the whore house.  In their minds, the boys went to one place physically and the other in their hearts.

There is a crown chakra in us where we have our church experience and there is also a sex chakra that is energize our sexual experience.  They do not mix very well in most cultures.  Sex is a primitive experience, and is centered in the limbic system, the hypothalamus and amygdala regions of the brain. 

In the church experience there is a feeling of being with God, Source or a sense of oneness.  The prefrontal cortex, anterior cingulate cortex, insula and nucleus accumbency area of the brain are activated.  The limbic system is also activated. 

The two activities involve different regions of the brain (except for the limbic system). 

Bottom line, doing sex and being at church are the two activities that do not mix.  One contaminates the other.

Another point is that one can get addicted to sex and think about all the time, and this interferes with other actives and different types of pleasures.  Sex distracts from almost all other activities and so is almost always fully expressed in private.  Going to church is associated with many activities, such as praying, singing, listening to a sermon, and helping with the service.

So purity is an isolation mechanism we use to keep thoughts and actions focused.  Without sex, there would of course me no children, so it is something that needs to be done to ensure we have future generations.

Purity can be understood as a state of being free or isolated from certain distractors such as sex, fighting, and sleeping which we share with animals.  We are animals, but where are also humans.

From church primitive instincts are often considered sinful, and wrong.  But we have to do our animal requirements and animal requirements are not sinful, but just not appropriate to mix with our highest human needs.

If we were to go to Mars, we would have to bring dirt with us, as there is no soil there to grow crops.  Dirt in the garden or a field on a farm is not wrong, sinful, or dirty from a farmer's point of view.  Yet dirt in our private areas, in our homes, on our skin or in our food we can certainly call contamination.  Sex and other animal activates must be kept separate in certain physical areas, private, and separate as to not make other church activities impure. 

Too much emphasis on sex assumes that there are many goals in its activities.  But there is only one true goal and that is pursuit of the mighty climax.  This is an narrow life, with dangers of physical harm though catching diseases, homosexual activities, and the associations with activities such as ingesting prohibited substances.

Too much emphasis of church activities has dangers of church hypnosis where skepticism and clear thinking are repressed.  We are truly alive when we do many things that give us pleasure in different ways.  Instead of limiting pleasure we need to identify how the seeking of pleasure itself is limiting. There are many things to do, hiking, being creative, talking with friends, being in love... being human we do a lot of different things. 

 Some people say that purity stands as a core aspect of God's perspective. I think it is highly presumptuous for someone to know what God's perspective is.  The God of the Bible, is just what the authors of the Bible thought thousands of years ago.  They did not have a prospective that modern man has.  Today we know so much more than early man.  Early man was afraid of everything.  Bad smells were evil, rocks on a cliff were evil, fierce animals were evil, neighboring tribes were evil.  But now we know about germs, we know about the laws of physics, we know how to keep away from wild animals, and have laws to keep the peace.

 There is no divine vantage point, there are many divine vantage points.  If God made the universe, God made evil, mosquitos for instance, that have killed more people than any other animal. So God want us to deal with things, use mosquito nets and so on.  We would be so bored if everything was perfect.  We would have no challenges.

So the idea of goodness is relative.  A male and female scorpion are sexually attractive to each other.  But I don't like them.  I don't like snakes or bugs in my house either. In fact there is a no trespassing law at my house.  If you are a bug or snake you may be killed.  But when I am in the woods, I try not to harm any life.

The maxim "Unto the pure all things are pure" from Titus 1:15 encapsulates the essence of the old religious idea of purity.  I don't believe that certain things are pure and other things are not.  I believe that certain activities should be keep within bounds and should not mix with each other. We go to the bathroom by ourselves. Somethings are private but they are necessary therefore not impure.

So the words "We must strive for a purity akin to that of a crystal" is old fashion and just plain wrong even if this was said by Swami Ramdas.  Manure is necessary and life sustaining.  A crystal is pure because it refracts light with color aberrations, and produces a spectrum of colors.  It is simple in its beauty.  Manure and soil are complex, having many life giving entities such as bacteria, different chemical essential to health.

 The Soul and the Brain

For information on the soul, the brain and consciousness, refer to the Deepermind website.

Chakras or Energy Centers

Chakras are energy centers or focal points within the body, according to certain spiritual traditions and belief systems. The term "chakra" comes from ancient Indian philosophy and is derived from the Sanskrit word for "wheel" or "disk." Chakras are believed to be spinning wheels or vortices of subtle energy that are interconnected and aligned along the spine.  Modern interpretation of Chakras correspond to nerve centers in the body, or centers within the brain.

In the traditional understanding, there are seven main chakras that correspond to different aspects of human experience and consciousness. Each chakra is associated with specific physical, emotional, and spiritual qualities.

The following is a simplified modern interpretation of the chakras as reflecting our different modes:

The Seven Chakras in Terms of Traditional Qualities

In some Indian religions chakras are considered as energy points in the subtle body.  These areas could be related to certain physical areas of the body as shown in the drawing below:


Upper and Lower Consciousness

Consciousness can be experienced in different ways.  Traditionally consciousness is divided into upper and lower consciousness.  Upper consciousness consists of the higher chakras.

Individual Chakra Descriptions

Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel, or vortex, and it refers to each of the seven energy centers within the body.  The chakras are not physical things, but serve as a method for description of different types of consciousness.    

It might be pointed out that medically speaking, some chakras are associated with nerve clusters.  For example the enteric nervous system is responsible for regulating digestion.  It is located near the solar plexus.

The seven chakras include:

1. ROOT (Muladhara)

Physical Location: Anal Region
Psychological Functions: survival, support, individuality
Signs of Imbalance: fear, compulsiveness

2. SACRAL (Svadhisthana) 

Physical Location: ovaries or testicles, bladder
Psychological Functions: sexuality, intimacy
Signs of Imbalance: perversion, hedonism

3. SOLAR PLEXUS (Manipura)

Physical Location:  digestive tract
Psychological Functions: power, gut reaction, humor, decision making
Signs of Imbalance: digestive problems, ulcers, impulsive

4. HEART (Anahata)

Physical Location:  heart
Psychological Functions: love, acceptance, growth
Signs of Imbalance: lack of love, muscular tension, social stress

5. THROAT (Vishuddha) 

Physical Manifestations: mouth, neck, shoulders
Psychological Functions: knowledge, nutriment, communications, wisdom, creativity
Signs of Imbalance: ignorance, mood swings, hyperactivity

6. THIRD EYE (Ajna)

Physical Location: between the eyes, pituitary gland
Psychological Functions: intuition, self-realization, true understanding, prospective
Signs of Imbalance: lack of intuition, poor insight

7. CROWN (Sahasrara)

Physical Location: top of head
Psychological Functions: spiritual insight and healing, wisdom, inspiration, reference
Signs of Imbalance: spiritual sadness, distorted spirituality, aimlessness, lack of inspiration.

Hierarchy of the Brain and Charkas

The brain cells need some type of organization if they are to work with each other.  The Charkas might be involved with different levels of brain government. 

Use of the Crown Charka

When we go into spiritual mode, we can connect to the underlying power of the universe, namely God.  In this mode we can feel universal love, send love to the world and most important we can talk with God.

Communicating with God


According to Neale Donald Walsch, author of the Conversations with God book, we all can talk with God.  For me God is extremely intelligent, and defines love and kindness.

The Heart Cave

Many people have a heart cave, that resonates with certain beliefs and purposes.  For some, certain words are so powerful and deep that they dwell deep in our heart cave. For some people, depending on theirs experience, words like Jesus, Bible, God's Love and Krishna produce resonance that is beyond logic. Our heart cave can be imagined as a spiritual room that resonates when we experience certain places and people that are associated with spiritual love, truth, and our special music.  Certain words are holy for us.  Many can sense where they feel that spiritual experiences have taken place. 

As Souls Meet  

In the Sufi traditions as souls meet, as their eyes greet each other, there is a moment where there is oneness, where there is a blending of hearts. It is the moment where across the room, eyes become wider and glisten. There is an alignment now, a circle of purity and love radiates in unknown but deeply felt ways. In this space it is as if one is part of another.  The soul touches soul.  Eyes glisten, a tear falls, and the heart rejoices.

Our communications with God can actually be though groups of angels, or other spiritual beings. communicate with us through groups of souls.  Esther Hicks channels inspiration from a group of non-physical beings she calls Abraham.  

Through God we can heal ourselves and others and this power is especially powerful in psychosomatic illness. Many of our physical illnesses start by ignoring our spiritual problems, and subtle physical realities, and especially things associated with the lower consciousness.

The Center for Spiritual Living (formally the Church of Religious Science) teaches spiritual healing.  Spiritual healing needs to supplemented with science and real doctors. Not everything is just in the mind. Real doctors can do amazing things. But they need to catch thing early.  Get regular checkups, at least one a year, more of often as you age.

If you want real spiritual grow, investigate many things.  Be open.  But be aware. I like the Unitarian-Universalist Church as they encourage your own private path to be all you can be.  Dogma and binary thinking can cause a lot of suffering.  Being open and being spiritual and scientific at the same time is the ticket to a happier, healthier, and more productive life!!

First created: June 16, 2017. Last update June 7, 2023.

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