Understanding with Your Heart

In Matthew chapter 13, Jesus was asked why He spoke in parables and He replied:

11 He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. 12 For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. 13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. 14 And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says:

​​‘​Hearing you will hear and shall not understand,

​​And seeing you will see and not perceive;

15 ​​For the hearts of this people have grown dull.

​​Their ears are hard of hearing,

​​And their eyes they have closed,

​​Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,

​​Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,

​​So that I should heal them.’

Within this response is a key to moving toward full maturity as a Son: understanding with your heart, not your mind.  The mind’s logic does not bring salvation but is simply a servant to you in providing memory recall, logic (hopefully), intellect, and other related functions.  If your mind was the key to life and healing, the solution to your health issue would be solved in the library.  The valedictorian of you high school or college class would be the healthiest person in the room but that is not the case.

The heart is the issue!

The heart is where the potential of higher intelligence resides and is highly protected from misuse.  This is where your connection with FATHER resides, not your brain.  No, it is not the organ pumping blood but is described in similar fashion because it brings life to the uttermost parts of your body.  Your higher intelligence is located in the heart, your center of existence.  This is where stillness and peace reside in the midst of external turmoil.  This is where the flow from  FATHER connects through you with the Divine Intent of flowing outward. 

Most people stop the flow and view themselves only as recipients.  Love removes the barriers to the flow and you then become a blessing.  The mind’s logic cannot comprehend this higher Truth.  It would rather keep you subjected to the law of scarcity found at a lower level of existence.  Within that law is where sickness and disease will be found.  Jesus told the disciples that if the people could understand with their hearts, they would be healed.  Knowledge was not the issue.

Jesus also indicated that the people must “turn”.  This would indicate they are on the wrong path and is impacting their ability to be healed.  They are not perceiving the difference between listening with their hearts rather than their minds.  You must become sensitive to that still, small voice inside you that it NOT your mind.  One of the simplest tests occurs when you are considering giving to someone else.  You ask FATHER how much and HE responds.  Then your mind kicks in and begins to negotiate the amount typically downward, even to zero.  You begin to analyze why you shouldn’t give.  You begin to judge the recipients and determine they are not qualified to receive a gift.  You dredge up the past as your justification.  You know the drill.

As your heart becomes strong you quit going through the time consuming challenges by the ego, mind, flesh, or soulish desires.  Your eyes are opened to the higher Laws of THE SPIRIT.  How do you strengthen your heart?  You must perceive with innocence and set aside the mind’s bias to interpret.  You must begin simply observing the reality of what is before you.  Accept rather than judge.  Forgive rather than growing in bitterness.  Expect to hear with the heart and be still.  Your mind is typically quiet when you wake up and that is why FATHER will often talk to you first thing in the morning.  HE will convey a Truth to some people while they are in the shower, others while they are simply waking up.  As we stop activity and become still, we prepare ourselves to hear HIM.  If we can stop our minds from being dominant, hearing HIM expands throughout your day.  You will become sensitive all day and move toward being fully led by THE SPIRIT.

As we perceive HIS communication, we set ourselves up to be healed.  You will become more passionate for the living, your sleep will improve, and finally your body will respond in its various functions.  You will begin to satisfy hunger rather than appetite.  You will not be compelled to hoard or acquire excess.  The benefits of understanding with your heart are dramatic.  If married, you will become a better spouse.

FATHER is in the healing and restoration business for that is what Love does.  As we continually plant seeds of the revelation of Love in our hearts, we will ultimately produce good fruit.  If you are being challenged, persevere for the fruit will come.  Your eyes to perceive will open, your ears to hear will gain clarity and you will begin to understand with your heart.  You will walk out each day with great gratitude toward FATHER, no matter what state you are in.

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