From Feeling To Creating With The Heart
When we have mastered how to be with the feelings that arise in us, accepting and allowing whatever we are feeling inside in the moment, there eventually comes a point where we realise that we hold the ability to create new experiences that will bring forth new feelings. If you skip the first step (fully feeling and experiencing things just as they are right now) you are at risk of trying to create new experiences as a way to escape uncomfortable feelings that you don’t want to have. Once you have fully allowed and moved through these feelings though, there is a feeling of space that opens up. Possibility. Newness. Experiences yet to be thought of and had.
This is the movement toward consciously creating your life. Where choices you make are not from a place of escape or fear of any kind, but from a desire to experience your life in a way that feels right for you. Where expectations from others or society lose their hold on you and no longer create pressure to live in a certain way. You realise that you are the only one who knows what is true for you. Others can only ever see things from their own vantage point, and they can never feel exactly what you feel in your heart. In this way your heart starts to become your “go to” when you are not sure what to do next. Even the best experts cannot tune into your deep dreams and longings like you can.
Your heart doesn’t speak in loud commands. It does not communicate in the form of a fear-inducing thought in your mind. It is a quiet, soft, persistent knowing. It is the knowing that stays with you over time. The quiet knowing that does not waiver, and waits patiently for you to listen, trust, and act. Soft whispers from your heart don’t come with a map or foolproof plan with all the steps in place. We may see no more road up ahead to tell us what will happen down the track but our heart will give us the step right in front of us, and it is up to us to listen, trust, and act.
And hey, if we saw the next hundred steps laid out before us then where would the excitement be? We would be limited to one path only, cut off from the limitless possibility and opportunity that life has for us :-)
Your heart is wise, and it is your ally for life <3