I’ve found that the heart is a sacred organ with a meaning and function that extends into higher dimensions. I fail to find words that can adequately describe how doing something so simple as concentrating upon it can produce such incredible, and varied, spiritual results.
On one occasion, I was attending one of Belsebuub’s courses, and we were exploring the practice of concentrating on the heart. Before the practice got started, it was mentioned that it was important to visualize the heart, not to visualize it perfectly, and that even a very simple image would suffice. I got comfortable, and began my practice…
I began concentrating on the heart, but soon noticed how the blood flowed in and out of it, and began to follow it around the body with my imagination. I suddenly became aware of something extraordinary, an extraordinary symbol present within us every moment of the day, showing us an important lesson, if we are receptive.
I noticed that the heart is in a perpetual state of trying to give everything it has, trying give up every bit of blood to the body to nourish it, constantly pushing and keeping none for itself. The heart, I saw, was a perfect symbol of generosity.
Not only that, but also as it gave everything away, the body had no choice but to fill it, completing the analogy and showing how in giving we can receive, and by giving to others we are not depleted but filled.
In everyday living, I’ve found giving and receiving to work in a similar way: the more you give, the more you receive. Nevertheless, it’s much more complicated in life, as so many factors are at play, so it was beautiful and inspirational to see a perfect example of giving and receiving, and so close to home!
It was also a lesson that a seemingly simple exercise (visualizing an organ) can have surprising and instructive results, and to not underestimate or ‘write-off’ an exercise just because I haven’t tried it.