Pearl Sullivan Bronx, New York, United States
Chapter 13 – The Brain and Heart Connection!
“And he replied, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27 (AMP)
“And He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because the Spirit intercedes [before God] on behalf of God’s people in accordance with God’s will.” Romans 8:27 (AMP)
“The depression brought the world to the very border- line of understanding of the forces which are intangible and unseen.
Through the ages which have passed, man has depended too much upon his physical senses, and has limited his knowledge to physical things, which he could see, touch, weigh, and measure. We are now entering the most marvelous of all ages—an age which will teach us something of the intangible forces of the world about us. Perhaps we shall learn, as we pass through this age, that the “other self” is more powerful than the physical self we see when we look into a mirror.” Napoleon Hill
When I got saved, Pastor A.R. Bernard was teaching about the heart and mind connection through identical sets of neurocircuits. We have always referred to the heart as the keeper of our emotions and the mind as the keeper of intelligence and imagination. With every event in our lives, we have an emotion attached to it. Whether positive or negative, our emotions are attached to all life events, big or small, the emotional intelligence is a part of our brain intelligence that helps us to grow and develop our imaginations and creativity.
With this in mind, I have embarked on a serious soul-searching for the events connected to some of the bad behaviors that creep up every now and then. I have noticed that without proper sleep or if I’m interrupted in doing a “me thing”, I can be short and critical to others. I’m learning more self-control because, as Michael says, “Don’t let people rent space in your head for free.” Using my creative imagination, I am becoming more responsive and less reactive in my interactions with others.
The other thing I have learned is that most people don’t know how to love themselves, as the scripture from Luke suggests. We have negated our self-worth, to fit into the mold that the status quo thinks we belong in. We are all individuals, uniquely created to be geniuses, and we settle for 9 to 5, lowly admin positions or slinging burgers at Micky D’s. Tapping into the ether, Divine Intelligence, or my preference, God, we become the masters of our own destiny. Thereby learning the deep meaning of the unconditional love that God wants us to nurture in ourselves.
I no longer feel inadequate, as the poet Marianne Williamson states in Our Deepest Fear. I no longer shrink so that other people won’t feel insecure around me. “We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.” Williamson.
Thank you, Michael and Linda Dlouhy, and my mastermind friends for allowing my light to shine here with your light. We have liberated ourselves from our fears and we automatically liberate each other.
Pearl Sullivan, Bronx, NY