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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Different Types of Love
When we release our grasp and allow God's love to flow into our hearts, a symphony of beauty
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Root -emergency mode
Reproductive -sexy mode
Power -bossy mode
Love -heart mode
Learning and teaching mode
Visioning -intuitive mode
Knowing -spiritual mode
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 can be experienced in different ways. Traditionally consciousness is divided into upper and lower consciousness. Upper consciousness consists of the higher chakras.
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
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
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
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
First created: June 16, 2017. Last update June 7, 2023.