From: Love Without End... Jesus Speaks, by Glenda Green (pp. 155-163).

Recent teachings from Jesus, available from Amazon at: Love Without End
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Chapter 6

The Heart Is Your Higher Intelligence

The heart was the Master's favorite subject. He dwelt on it the longest, and frequently made mention of it to enhance the value of other subjects. For Him the heart was sacred, and most certainly it seemed to be His home ground. "The heart is your connecting link to God and the universe, which integrates your own unique center of experience, awareness, and character with that which. is beyond your comprehension." Acceptance of that statement can only lead to the conclusion that the heart is our home ground as well, the point from which we burst forth into life and by which our immortal continuance is sustained. "The heart is magnetic, silent, and still. The feeling of being there is like one of resting in a peaceful Heavenly lake, or floating in a vacuous space. As a magnetic center, your heart is the great generator of all your life energy, and whenever you empower your heart you raise your energy level physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Within the heart you will also find clarity, resolve, steadfastness, intent, stillness, respect, justice, kindness, and perceptions of greatness."

One day as we were speaking about the heart, He requested that I refer to the chart I had drawn to illustrate the Grand Triangle. He indicated that there was one more element necessary to complete the diagram. His instruction was, "Draw a circle in the center, leaving the circle empty inside, then extend rays of light outwardly from its circumference. This will add a focal point and also suggest an outreach into infinity." It looked right, and the triangle felt complete. He proceeded to explain, "If I were going to tell you where the heart fits within the pattern of existence, this would be a visual way of illustrating it for you. The heart is essentially the center point of stillness and peace from which one views infinity. As a being views infinity, he is activating all levels of potential within and around himself. The love that he is, the one spirit, and the adamantine particles assemble their patterns of existence under the heart's guidance. A person's soul is the integrated oneness of love, spirit, adamantine particles, experience, deeds, hopes, and dreams which comprise his life. The heart is the soul's gateway, both into life and beyond into eternity. The heart is the timeless and indestructible source of all higher knowledge. It is the one point within each person where the inner and outer forces are the same. Within the heart, the will of God and your own may be brought into harmony."

Clearly, the "heart" which He was describing was something far more powerful and all encompassing than anything our common ideas would suggest. Therefore, one day I asked why He chose to refer to something so awesome and important by the name of a physical organ, even if the organ was of critical importance to our lives and an object of legend and story. He replied, "The symbol is an important one with powerful life-giving connotations. You just need to expand your understanding of it. Like the relative stillness at the hub of a wheel or the eye of a storm, there is a point within your very existence where the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual components of your life reside in a common purpose, in simple harmony. At that point there is no difference in space, time, or substance. The body's heart expresses that presence physically. The quality of life it generates can be seen in the vitality and strength of your blood. Blood is not an accidental symbol for life. Future discoveries in medicine will confirm that fact."

As He proceeded to give me an expanded understanding of the heart, His words glowed in splendor against a backdrop of my own limited conditioning on the subject. What amazed me is how little of that prior conditioning had amounted to true knowledge. Even if it is not fully understood, there is probably no subject more talked about in our culture than the heart. We have a holiday in celebration of the heart, and then there's Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Memorial Day, and numerous other events which celebrate some aspect of our heart's devotion. Country music plays songs for the broken heart, and counselors seek to fix them. The heart's power is invoked on billboards, in magazine ads, and television commercials for purposes of selling everything from dog food to automobiles. Yet how little we know about its fullest and truest meaning. Concerning our bodily heart, physicians report that the physical organ has never been stronger, which accounts for our larger bodies and greater longevity. Yet, at the same time, heart disease is still on the best seller list of tickets to Heaven! The physical heart is a life giving organ, with deep and wonderful resources, most of which have yet to be discovered. Oriental medicine and philosophy have informed us about an important and wonderful energy field which surrounds both our bodies and our physical hearts, and every day more evidence is surfacing that this complex and intricate field of electrical energy is a life enhancing source to the physical heart. The study of acupuncture delves more deeply into this subject matter and is readily available to anyone who is interested in knowing more about the meridians in and around the body. That fascinating subject opens a whole new world of complementary knowledge to western science and medicine. There are also references to the heart which draw their meanings from popular psychology. There are many studies, references, and counseling therapies which address the differences 'between right- and left-brained approaches to life. One of the assumptions is that right-brained people are "heart people." In other words, they are emotional, intuitive, empathic, and responsive people while, in contrast, left-brained people are logical, analytical, competitive, and initiatory. This dichotomy is often carried to the extreme of referring to "heart people" as feminine and "logical people" as masculine. Considering the bicameral nature of the brain, there is a certain amount of truth to such observations. Nevertheless, the real truth is the reflection such limited assumptions cast upon tile culture in which we live. One of the things which such ideas bring to light is the fact that in our culture. the heart has generally been considered the emotional, empathic. intuitive, and feminine side of our being. The complete spectrum of the heart's power has been missed by most people. All of the above considerations about the heart are important and valid, yet each alone is incomplete. Even taken collectively, they do not equal the Sacred Heart of which Jesus spoke.

This following statement is worth repeating, and He said it more than once to me: "There is a point within each person where the physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and intentional components of one's existence are in perfect synchronicity. At that point, there is no difference in elements, time, space, or condition. This is a personal 'zero point' which is known prior to birth, immediately after death, and at anytime in between when a person's will has been perfectly reconciled with the will of God. A person is forever able to connect with his Creator, in that sacred place, regardless of how far he has strayed through the process of living. At the point of true simplicity, you may enter into perfect communion with the Father. Whenever you do, your life will be renewed or even transformed."

"The heart is a magnetic vortex through which the blessings of all essences and potentialities are received, integrated, and focused into living. Through the laws of electromagnetism, that power is converted into life energy. The heart, being essentially magnetic, functions best through innocent awareness which attracts and receives. Acts of judgment, which divide and repel, will shut the door of the heart behind you. If you would make the heart strong, you must first learn to perceive with innocence, accept, and forgive. As you empower the heart it will open to you. A At first, you may simply notice this change as more passion for living, more peaceful sleep, or better digestion of food The heart is the center of your health and quality of living, therefore those things will be addressed first. As you progress in your affirmations of the heart, however, your life will begin to have more abundant fruits, and you will have the energy needed to make more dramatic changes. Eventually, what you gain from your heart visitations will surpass your wildest dreams. There will be levels of energy which are transformational and transmutational."

In a world so preoccupied with power, is it not ironic that the heart is so little understood. For Jesus said, "The heart center is the true source of human power."

In response to that comment I felt impelled to ask Him about an issue that was now of great concern to me. "You have made it clear that Love is the power of the Universe, and now you have stated that the Sacred Heart is the center of power given to humanity. With such a positive foundation, why then is power such a difficult and corrupting problem for planet Earth?"

"The problem exists not with power, but with surrogate power! I immediately responded, sensing where He was leading. Nevertheless I did not want to presume, so I asked, "What is surrogate power?"

As usual, He began His teaching by establishing the standards of perfect understanding. "True power resides with God, and is indigenous thereto. Through enduring connections with the Creator, that power is transmitted to individual beings and all living things, to be held indigenously within each life. Such power can be lost or corrupted only through denials of love and separations from God, because all power from God is essentially pure. Surrogate power is delegated by man to structure, authority, and forces external to himself. Surrogate power can extend man's influence over the environment. However, when delegated power assumes the rights of indigenous power, it corrupts very quickly. For example, when two men form a business together, they create a surrogate power. If it is understood as such and supervised equally by both, the structure they created can be useful. If one man should usurp the other and assume the delegated power only for himself it will surely corrupt. Education of children is a surrogate power, delegated by their parents. As long as it reflects the values and wishes of the parents, that power is held in proper custody. Should it be used to undermine the indigenous power which exists between parents and children, there will be problems. A government is surrogate power, delegated by the governed As long as it serves the needs of the governed and respects the indigenous power from which it was formed, that surrogate power can he useful. The moment surrogate power assumes the rights of indigenous power, corruption will begin. Usually this is implemented by the use of force, mandatory conformity, suppression of rights, and dishonesty. Surrogate power always draws its energy from indigenous power. When this is respected and openly acknowledged, surrogate power can be an effective extension of authority. Although, if force and dishonesty have reversed priorities to give the false impression that surrogate power is real power, you then have a situation where the flea is trying to own the dog, and enforcing its claim with threats and punishment."

"Under such oppressive conditions nothing works better than a declaration of sovereign rights held by indigenous power. This is the power of all true liberators. It's what the Founding Fathers of your nation did in 1776. It's what occurred with the abolition of slavery. It has happened within communities, families, careers, anti personal lives. This is what happens when a person returns to the heart and activates the indigenous power established there by the Creator. Sometimes surrogate power fights back, although it never wins. For it has no authority of its own!"

"For each individual there is a responsibility to know and to honor the difference between indigenous and surrogate power. Your indigenous power lies in being a child of God, in the love that you are, and in your eternal covenant with the Father through the Sacred Heart. In the course of living you also delegate authority to many self-created identities, most especially social, career, and achievement identities. Whenever such identities command and own your life, assuming the rights of indigenous power, then problems will arise. The term 'ego' has various meanings in your language. Nevertheless, the dysfunctional problems associated with ego might best be explained as the result of surrogate identities displacing the soul's true self."

"In the depths of your being is your own sacred center. It is the still, quiet chamber deep within where you are one with the Father. Through this connection is your own indigenous power. Therefore, you cannot underestimate the value of this knowledge to your life. Priceless to your life is knowledge of the heart itself. This is a place you must go alone, for it is your sacred ground The very act of being there is the essence of prayer. When I told my disciples to go into a closet to pray, I was being quite literal in two regards. Any quiet secluded place will do. The main thing is to select a place which is appropriate to the sacred chamber you are about to enter within your being."

"The Sacred Heart has an exact location in the body which can vary slightly in every person, but it is approximately the same. It is located in the space between the spine and the physical heart, anywhere from an inch above the physical heart to three inches below it. Although the physical heart is slightly to left of center, the trite axis is centrally located People who are living very physical lives, such as athletes and manual workers, often have a lower position of the heart vortex due to their need for physical balance. Scholars and musicians might need to rook a bit higher."

He suggested that I look a little higher because of my receptivity to aesthetic inspirations and frequencies.

"As you enter, you must release your attention into silence, letting it fall until it comes to rest. This is the way of quiet contemplation in which you may behold the oneness of all that is. This is your sacred place, for it is the pivotal link between the body and soul, the physical and the immortal, between yourself and God."

"When the heart is healthy and fully alive, it is the most natural place to be, but when it has been forgotten and abandoned, certain difficulties will accumulate around the prospect of re-entry. The most critical issue is that the heart carries an imprint of your true character and the love that you are. That is its only recognition of you. Therefore, when you attempt to enter with false identities, spurious agendas, impure thoughts, or excess baggage of any kind, you may not present a workable entry key. You are most worthy to be in the heart, for indeed it is your home, the center of your being. Nevertheless, as the defender of your immortal soul, its security system is formidable. By the will of God, that which is not you will not be recognized All illusion, pretense, and judgment must be shed at the portal. Is this not also how you must enter the Kingdom of Heaven ... as a little child."

"There are two ways to enter. The easiest way is to quiet your mind through surrender and resolve, allowing your attention to become like a pebble cast into a great, still lake. Then float away into the stillness and vacuity until you come to rest. The other way is more difficult, although each attempt will bring you closer. The process itself is cleansing and transforming. It involves opening and reentering the heart directly. and reanointing it as the sacred center which it truly is. In this approach, you will locate the doorway through which the heart communes with infinity, the one spirit and the Father."

"To begin, you need to be aware that a circle of energy surrounds your body. It is much like a protective cocoon. Then establish within your mind's eye a perceptual viewpoint on the back side of that circle, facing your spine. From that viewpoint, facing your back scan the extent of your spine as if you were looking for the door way to a cave. In looking for the heart's doorway you may at first find the opening very small but as you it will dilate and you may see infinity laid out before you. For some people the door may be sealed so tightly, that its presence will only be sensed, and a large stone, figuratively speaking, will have to be rolled away before the opening becomes evident. Never despair. . . the opening is there. You will find it if you continue to look and it will open when you knock. Do not he shocked with vour first perception. You may sense the cold, dark air of the cosmos. Often there is a chilling effect, forspirit is cooler than the body. Some may see a burning bush at the entrance: others may see the door encircled with flame. Others will see, or sense, a mighty angel with a sword guarding the entrance. You may hesitate to enter because of your perceptions of holiness and Want to take off your shoes, symbolically speaking, or rinse of f in baptismal water. Those who are not ready for this perception will deny it or run, for the holiness they perceive is their connection to God. By entering the portals of the heart in this way, you will inherit the wisdom which was placed therefor you from the beginning. Your unfolding consciousness of the Sacred Heart will begin to revive many dimensions of intelligence that have been lost to you. At the very least, you will experience true relaxation."

He explained that the heart is always guiding our lives regardless of whether or not we call upon it or even acknowledge it. It is our sacred link to the Father, and it is always working as our higher intelligence. "The Father is with you always through your heart, yet every visit to the inner sanctuary strengthens your relationship to it and your Creator. Just being there is prayer. It matters not what you say, for the Father knows your every need and desire. The prayer I taught my disciples was worded especially to facilitate a strengthening of that bond between Father and child, Heaven and Earth. It is the heart's function to honor the sacred bond."

The Lord's Prayer is perhaps the best known prayer in human history. It has been translated in virtually every language of man, and has been paraphrased in numerous ways. Originally it was spoken in Aramaic, and a careful study of those ancient words can add greater strength and clarity to the familiar English translations." The following is one of several renditions I have known since my childhood.

"Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On Earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts
As we forgive our debtors.
Lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.

"When the bond is strong, words are insignificant. The words you pray are less important than being in the Sacred Heart. The special quality of the prayer I gave my apostles is that it was designed to take them directly, into the Sacred Heart. It will do that for anyone who reverently contemplates the meanings contained within the words. The wording is exact, although unfortunately some translations have replaced the word 'debt' with 'sin.' That is incorrect. You do not bring even so much as the word or the concept of sin to the Father within the sacred chamber, although it is both right and appropriate that you ask for your debts to be canceled at the door. Your Father desires for you to reside in completeness and abundance, provided you also wish it for others."

"Your Father resides in oneness and perfection, knowing nothing of sin. It is from each other that you need to be asking forgiveness. This is why I said that if a man has offended his brother, he first needs to go to his brother and ask forgiveness. Then he will be pure of heart and may enter the temple. When you are pure of heart in that way, you are one with the Father. This is what I meant when I said, 'Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.'"

"Most often when I spoke of the temple, I was referring to the Sacred Heart and not to an architectural edifice. Just as surely when I referred to the Kingdom of Heaven, I was referring to the Zone of perfection which is the bond between God and man, and is found within the Sacred Heart. God is the author of perfection. Wherever that perfection dwells, Heaven unfolds. Man's doorway to that perfection is the Sacred Heart. Seek it first, and all else shall be given to you."

"Inside the sacred silence, you may experience bliss and quietness, and receive a healing, or nurturing. Or you may see infinity unfolding before you. This viewpoint of infinity is the source of your higher awareness. It honors you, the love that you are, as a unit of one in the eternal expanse of all that is. There in that center of priceless wisdom, you will find dimensions of specific intelligence which are ever guiding your life into pathways of right action. There are seven dimensions of intelligence which resonate outwardly from the center of your heart. You may at first regard them as principles for living, but as you master them more fully, you will see them as dimensions of greater knowledge and ability. They are: unity, love, life, respect, honesty, justice, and kindness. Through these dimensions of understanding the heart can restore wholeness in an infinity of ways, to achieve an infinity of results, from an infinity of starting points. This is the capacity of the heart."

From: Love Without End, Jesus Speaks, by Glenda Green (pp. 155-163).

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