Bev's Blog: Her Wisdom

Listening to Your Heart


Last week's "Her Wisdoms" was about how much better our lives would be if we would stop comparing ourselves to others. We also learned that comparing only creates a false sense of who we are by making us feel either "less than" others or by developing a hyper self-esteem and making us feel superior to them. Neither is the truth about us because when we compare, we are using our minds and not our Hearts to determine who and what we are, and our minds can never know the truth about who we are – only our Heart holds this mystery.

The mind thinks, measures, criticizes, and judges, and this is an important tool when governed by the Heart; however, when not governed by the Heart, the mind keeps us in the pattern of judging and comparing, etc. On the other hand, the Heart cannot and will not compare. It simply cannot do this activity because "comparing" belongs only to the mind. When we stop using our minds and go into the stillness of our Hearts to find our truth, we receive great insight and wisdom, and soon realize that there is no need to compare. We are all connected on this planet, perfectly living and co-creating together as "One". We must "live from our Hearts" to understand this, but this is not what most of us do because of our conditioning.

So, how do we change that? How do we learn to listen to our Heart's and not our minds? It is really very simple, but it may not be easy at first. Whenever you find that you are comparing yourself to someone or something, place your hand over your Heart center and move your focus from your head to your Heart. Then, try to relax in that moment for a few seconds or minutes if time allows. The longer you "hang out" in your Heart, the more wisdom you will receive. (Notice that the longer you "hang out" in your mind, the more negative thoughts you will receive.) This is really a simple process, but you must be disciplined enough to take action.

Going for the wisdom of the Heart takes practice, just like playing the piano; you will not learn to go into your Heart center overnight, just as you will not be a concert pianist overnight – it takes lots and lots of practice. The good news is that each time you go into your Heart center for wisdom, it will be so rewarding that you will want to go there more and more. Eventually, you will be able to "live from your Heart center" and see the truth about you and everyone else. Then, and only then, will your life become effortless because you will "own your power" and wake up to your raison d` etre – your reason for being!

Many of us find it difficult to believe that the Heart can actually influence our perceptions or our emotions because we have been so conditioned to believe that only the mind has the power or intelligence to do this. I want to refer you to a website that shows, in scientific terms as well as spiritual, how the Heart communicates with the brain: You'll be thrilled to learn that your Heart is more than just a pumping mechanism that keeps your physical body alive – it also keeps your soul alive!

I recommend that for one day you live in your Heart center and see yourself and others from your Heart's point-of-view. Try it! If you want to have the experience of wholeness, oneness, and self-acceptance, go for one entire day and "live from your Heart". You will be celebrating life – this I guarantee!

Again, I must say that one of the very reasons we created WisdomDollsTM and our book, "Sophie and the Seven Goddesses: A Journey to Self-Acceptance", was to teach empowerment to women and girls, and to show them how to overcome such things. Our Goddess Demeter doll, the doll of self-love and acceptance, is not just a doll for girls, but a tool for all females to remind them to love and accept themselves just as they are, so they can be the person they are meant to be.

Demeter doll is a powerful symbol of how and why to love yourself. When placed near you, she brings forth self-acceptance from your heart. She teaches you about the power of self-love and that before you can love another, you must first love yourself.

To learn more about Demeter, and her daughter Persephone the Goddess of Intuition, visit our website


Live Your Wisdom,

Wisdom Goddess Bev

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