Continuing with my book review of Love Without End – Jesus Speaks by renowned portraitist Glenda Green, the topic of how the mind and heart work together – or don’t, as the case may be – came up early in the book. The general impression is that the mind seeks to dominate the heart by taking advantage of its troubles. This occurs sometimes between a professional and his/her client, which then becomes an ethics issue related to the right use of power. These two capacities are intended and designed to form a partnership in the process of bringing forth creation. The author records Jesus on the subject of the mind-heart relationship:
The mind will actively seek to compensate or to exploit the heart’s troubles, but it will never seek to remove or to cure them. For the heart’s despair is the mind’s option for power.
She asks if the mind behaves that way always, and he answers:
Well, often. But actually the mind can be a very good servant, if you allow it to be just that. You must realize and hold firmly to an understanding that the mind has no power of its own. The mind either integrates and projects from experience, or else it develops a logical matrix to serve, to explain, and to implement the powers of the heart and the soul. The problem arises when the heart is oriented negatively in some way toward life, because when the heart gives the mind a negative impulse such as insufficiency, insecurity, fear, or anger, the mind operates with reverse logic.
She then asked Jesus for an example:
The most obvious example is simply the absence of data or experience—a tangible mystery—which the mind fills with its own inventions for fear of losing control.
But now, let‘s look at this. When a man’s heart has become attuned to scarcity, his mind will work overtime to generate ways and means of making money. There‘s a certain logic to this in relation to survival pressures, but it never solves the problem or changes the basic belief. The man just copes, or grows rich, to finance and perpetuate poverty consciousness in himself or others. And so he overworks to support a kind of material wealth which dominates his life but never results in a deep and true sense of prosperity. There is only compensation for lack, for the mind only solves problems of logic or balance — never problems of life.
The man‘s poverty consciousness resulted from wearing so many blinders to the abundance of life that he eventually believed in scarcity and then invested in it. Now by comparison, there was another man who beheld the wondrous universe with awe as he expressed his gratitude for the infinite supply. This man has given his mind a positive impulse, and so his mind will seek ways to make that abundance real in his life.
With less effort, greater prosperity is attained. The same is true of physical well being. A man who believes in illness will struggle all of his life to be well. And his mind will provide him many ways to prevent or to remedy the ailments without ever removing the source of trouble. Yet a man who believes in health and wholeness will set his mind to the positive service of making it true. Given any negative belief or impulse the mind will operate dysfunctionally. There may be perfect logic, but applied in reverse mode (as if reflected by a mirror) to compensate for—not solve—the problem.
He continued with a sense of wonder:
My Father’s universe is infinite and infinitely abundant. By beholding and believing in this the mind can then work in a direct and proper way to bring abundance. If given a positive impulse the mind works properly. If given a negative impulse, the mind works in reverse. That is its logic.
Just behold infinity. Behold, and be in awe of the infinite everlasting creation.
He finished this brief discourse by reciting one of Glenda’s favorite passages from the Gospels:
Consider the lilies of the field. They do not labor or spin, yet I tell you not even Solomon in all his splendor was arrayed like one of these. Behold infinity every day and all that you seek shall be given you.”
We touch infinity while sharing attunement with another in the healing current of love. It pours out through our hearts and hands and fills every cell of our bodies and every corner of our souls. It overflows like water to satisfy every thirst for love in our worlds. Behold infinity in the Attunement Current of Love. Let love radiate without concern for results. Let the mind and heart be in love with one another to fulfill their individual and collective purposes together. Let Love command.
Love be with you today and always,