In October’s issue, I discussed the importance of “listening in” to our heart and body. But how do we do that? It is a wonderful thing to learn about because it allows us to actually create an entirely new and expansive way of functioning as a whole person living in the present, in an ever-expanding flow of ease, authenticity, flow and freedom. Through understanding the functioning of both hemispheres of our brain, we can help them work together.
Much like a computer with a lifetime of memory, our left brain is a data bank and when in charge, as it has been, it demands our adherence to its well-established protocols. But it is limited because it is basically a data retrieval system filled with judgment and dualities. This is also why we stay so stuck in our lives. We have learned to exclusively use this data which includes seeing ourselves as who we have been, not who we can be. It is also important to understand that the left brain does not connect to the heart, while the right brain does connect to the heart.
It is easy to see why we have difficulty with both self-love and compassion for others, because the left brain has been our go-to system. We are only recently understanding that the heart is 60-100 times more powerful than the brain and has its own elaborate nervous system. The right brain not only connects with our heart, but it is capable of seeing the big picture, being intuitive and thinking outside the grid-work of the left brain, offering new paths to our purpose, truth and destiny.
Now, we can tap into all this latent power and connect the two hemispheres more and more through the energy of the heart. The frequencies of caring, kindness and compassion are finally coming of age in this new age. And as our world becomes more whole, unifying and connecting in totally new ways, we can do the same, within ourselves.
Barbara Rose Smith
Barbara Rose worked as a psychotherapist with adults and families since the late 1970’s.
She has developed many specialties, but her foundation is in transpersonal (spiritual) psychology.