“The Way of the Heart has been designed to bypass the cognitive or thinking mind, and to strike at the roots of fear that abide in the depth of the mind in a place that is, by and large, unconscious. All that we do seeks to dissolve that root from the depth of your being.” (“The Way of the Heart,” WOM, Lesson 12, Page 142)
Our minds get us into trouble. Our intellect, that intellect that we have often prized, is a handicap as we seek God. Our intellect depends upon perception, which is an illusory way of viewing the outer world. It is our heart that will save us, a concept that A Course of Love makes clear.
Uproot fear, reach for the root of it, and then be done with it. Turn aside firmly, and passionately embrace love. Love is the realm of the heart. All that is not love is fear in some form. And we need to find a way to remove ourselves from the fear.
Our thinking mind has often done us in, though we were taught to be proud of what we “knew” when we were going to school. This was not true knowledge, which comes unbidden, intuitively. What we had in school was a perception of ideas, and perception is fraught with illusion.
We need to let the unconscious rise to the surface, and to do this, we need quiet. We need to spend time in our quiet corner each and every day. If this is meditation, so be it. The silence of quiet will heal. And if the mind is busy, the unconscious won’t rise to the surface, where those thoughts can be healed.
Be patient, for we have many, many years of pushing down into the unconscious those things that disturbed us. Fears, all. Be assured that we will have help as we do our quiet part of releasing fears in the unconscious. Don’t let the rising up be a disturbance. The rising up is necessary for healing to take place.