Heart Centered Living: Challenge #3

September 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Age of Ascension, Heart Centered Living, New Posts

 

MY MIND GETS IN THE WAY

 

It’s true that we each have limiting beliefs and old mental recordings in our heads on how to live our lives and how to make decisions. After all, we grew up in a society that still values reason and logic over emotion. Since emotion is associated with the Heart, many of us have avoided making decisions from the Heart because we’ve been taught that decisions should not be based on emotion. Many of us were told that making a decision based on what we feel in our Heart is just plain “wrong.”

As a child, I was taught that the only way to make decision was to use logic. When I tried to follow that “rule,” I discovered that my life wasn’t working out for me at all. Not only was I unhappy, but I or my horse, Echo, actually received physical injuries. It was a though the Universe was having to use a 2-by-4 to get my attention that I had taken a wrong turn.

These experiences taught me that I had to learn to live another way – a way that was aligned with my Higher Guidance and my True Path. I was being redirected to my Heart Center. I had to learn a different way to live and find ways to eliminate the old mental tape recordings of messages that kept me from living in my Heart Center.

Over the next few days, I suggest you start noticing the tape recordings in your head that play whenever you think about making a decision based on your Heart. Just notice them. Jot them down if you have a chance, and share them with me if you’d like.

The first step in turning them off is recognizing them when you hear them playing in your head. When you recognize and make note of them, you have already taken the first steps on the path to greater empowerment and greater connection with your Heart Center.

If you are interested in learning ways to free yourself of old messages and limiting beliefs, you might want to attend the free teleclass on “Heart Centered Living: A Transformative Process.”   This link will take you to a page with more details and where you can sign up for the class.

Namaste,
Nedda

A Tribute to Ken Skelton: Intuition Beats Out Logic

November 24, 2008 by  
Filed under Nedda

Professor Kenneth Skelton was in his early seventies in the late 1960’s when I was his student at SUNY New Paltz.  He was forced into retirement because of his age, but his mind was clear, quick, and razor sharp.  He was the best teacher I had while attending graduate school there.  I’ve always wanted to let him know this and to thank him.

Dear Professor Skelton,

I’ve owed you this letter for many, many years.  You have been a pivotal teacher in my life.  Perhaps you don’t remember me.  I did a private tutorial with you comparing the writings of Karl Marx and Alexis De Tocqueville.  We had some intense discussions about the strengths and weaknesses of dialetics vs. intuition.  I felt dialectics was a superior approach, but you firmly held that intuition is far more powerful than any form of logic.

My dear Profession, YOU WERE SO RIGHT!!!  And I have wanted to let you know for many a year that, although it took me a while to “see the Light,” I did finally learn the lesson you were trying to teach me.  How I wish I had learned it earlier.

Life experience finally brought me to this new understanding.  My father had trained me in Hegelian dialects and used his fine mind as a sword to defeat others in mental combat.  He gave me this training as a gift and prepared me to do the same as he did.  Fortunately, although it did not seem fortunate at the time, I kept having problems with life decisions based on logic.  Every time I made the “logical” choice for myself, it just didn’t go the way I intended.

It wasn’t until I took stock of this that I realized how logic was failing me.  I thought often about our conversations, and realized that, perhaps, as you had suggested, intuitive insight was the better way to make choices.

It turned out that, indeed, decisions I have made based on intuition CONSISTENTLY were successful at bringing me happiness, well-being, and joy in my life.

Thank you, again and again, for leading me towards embracing intuition.

Since our time together, I have learned that intuition is how our own higher spritual aspect communicates with us.   We are “on our path” when we follow what gives us joy and what intuitively seems “right” for us.

Finally, I can tell you I have learned the lesson you set for me.  I hope this brings you as much joy as it brings me.

Blessings to you in whatever realm you now reside.

Nedda