Your Heart is Your Compass
A well-respected friend said to me almost a week ago today that he felt like something was a little off; perhaps like some negative energy force was looming closely overhead, just waiting for the right moment to rain down its misery upon the unsuspecting mass of humanity. Those are my words–not his. He just said something didn’t feel right.
I told him first of all that I did not feel the same way, and secondly when that happens to me I try to go through categories in my head, like money, family, people in general, and others, to see if I can narrow down the idea, or better yet, get an impression. Or I may ask myself questions like “Does it feel like something really big is about to happen”? The reason I do this is because I have a lot of experience in the field of psychic phenomena. I have studied the subject in depth for over 30 years, and more importantly, actually have designed and performed my own informal experiments to learn more.
The reason I have always had such a strong interest is simple: At a young age I was an avid dreamer. I usually remembered most dreams, or parts of them, in vivid detail the following morning. Some of them, certain ones, left impressions that were so strong, that the emotions associated with them lingered into the next day. I often noticed a pattern between how some of those specific dreams presented to my psyche images that were somehow related to newsworthy events of the following day or week. Sometimes, I would only remember a fragment of the entire dream, yet that fragment was unmistakable as it related to a major event.
A good example of this, is the night as a young adult, when I had a dream about certain random stuff they I don’t really remember. Except for the two things I did remember, and they were a submarine and a number. The number was 111. I told my mother the next morning (because I still lived at home) that I had a weird dream, and the only thing I remember is that it involved a submarine and the number 111. I had not yet had a chance to glance at the front page of the Hartford Courant.
By the time I finally did it was lunchtime. I went to the usual small diner where I ate regularly. Walked in, sat down, ordered coffee like I usually do, and picked up the Hartford Courant. There it was right there on the front page, the headline read: Flight 111 Crashes off Nova Scotia Coast. Then the next part put a chill down my spine, it said: Searching for wreckage with a submarine.
This is one of many examples. So I that explains why I take these things seriously, having experienced enough of them over the years. When my friend (remember him?) told me he felt something was a little “off”, even though I did not have such feelings at the time, I still did not dismiss what his heart was telling him.
In fact, two days later when I saw him again, I told him, that I too felt something was off, and had even gone as far as posting something to myself (private setting) on Facebook with an actual guess of what it might be. My impressions were similar to his, in the fact that we both felt whatever it was it would not be positive, in fact very negative, and have implications on a large group of the human population. Basically, we felt something very bad was going to happen in the near future. On that we both agreed. I took it one step further. In what amounts to a random stab in the dark, I guessed maybe it was going to be a large tsunami. So my post read something to the effect of “I feel like something is looming…maybe a large Tsunami, or something”? It was really just a guess. Sometimes, I noticed if I start trying to guess, then certain elements start to feel correct, and I can narrow down what my heart is telling me.
Our last conversation took place on Tuesday, Feb.13th. On Wed. Feb.14th, Valentines Day, a teenager took an AR 15 and shot up a high school killing and wounding members of the faculty, and the student body alike. An unspeakable tragedy. Am I saying this is what we felt coming? It is really hard to say for certain, especially since both of us seem to agree that something still doesn’t feel quite right. (I don’t want to scar folks…but we agree…something is still “off”).
If I were reading this I might be thinking “Well, you have an uneasy feeling because the world is a scary place today…we are all a little uneasy, right”? I would have to answer that by saying that what you have described is an external type of fear that could be affecting us, one that might be expected in this crazy world we live in, but what we are actually talking about is an internal uneasiness that first comes unexpected from someplace else, someplace primal, instinctual. In fact, if you were to look up “instincts” in the Webster’s Dictionary, you would find a definition that says something like:
instincts– What animals use to compensate for their lack of reason.
If you reverse that you get:
reason—What humans use to compensate for their lack of instincts. Of course, that is not the standard definition of reason, but I am using it to make my point.
Following your heart takes practice. First you have to have a belief system that allows for such madness. Some people won’t even entertain such a silly notion, therefore the chances of them having a psychic experience are drastically reduced for them. That is akin to having a radio receiver but no electricity to turn it on. The equipment is the same for almost everyone, it is available for everyone to use, but if you don’t believe it is real, I ask you--how can you possibly expect it to work?
It has occurred to me that I must appeal to your logic (Mr. Skeptic) first, in order to open your eyes to this truth. Actually, it is your heart I need to reach…the eyes often lie. I will try to make this explanation as simple, and as logical, as I possibly can, because I already know how rational and reasonable you like to be.
I am working on two premises, one scientific, one philosophical. The first one has been credited to none other than the legendary Albert Einstein. As it turns out Einstein believed that the past, the present, and the future, are all actually operating simultaneously. Based on his record, we can assume he is probably correct. Still, a difficult concept for the logical human brain to wrap itself around– for certain. To simplify this idea just remember: linear time is a man made idea. It is only the observer who sees time in a linear format, the rest of the universe goes about its business with everything happening all at once, in a perpetual state of “Now”. Some might go as far to say–the universe is very Zen.
So that is the first premise, it originated from Einstein, and I tend to believe it makes a whole lot of sense, it’s logical. The second premise is a little different. It comes from experience, from experiments, from testimonies, and from books and storiess as old as man himself. The other thing I can tell you, is that it is profoundly simple, but it has the potential to change your life, to save your life, and to make your life a whole lot more meaningful. I cannot take credit for the reality of this truth, but I can take credit for how it is stated.
The second premise is this: The heart never lies. Simple enough, right? We may not always have the clarity to know that our hearts are speaking instead of our heads, but when you open up the channel the voice gets clearer. Some will tell you that God speaks through your heart. Perhaps this is the case, but for this article, I am not trying to bring religion into an already metaphysical topic.
Now. let’s put these two premises together and see what we get. The past, present, and future, all exist simultaneously, and the heart never lies. If we believe that those two (let’s call them) assumptions, are indeed correct, then it only follows (rationally and logically) that the heart can know more about our future well beings, as individuals and groups, than we want to give it credit for. Just look at it as an Oracle. What good is an oracle if no one knows how to use the darn thing? Learning how to trust your heart takes practice. It is not the natural state of the human condition. Humans have learned to use logic as a better tool for survival. I predict, in the not-so-distant future, that man will reclaim his lost ability. The ability to sense danger, the ability to feel on a deeper level, the threats and the love, of ourselves, and even of other beings like animals, maybe even aliens too.
The ancients, in the bible, predicted this very thing. The word Apocalypse, in ancient Greek, literally means to uncover, to reveal. According to biblical prophecy, after the period of tribulations, (we can only assume) something will be revealed. I believe I know what that something is. The reason I believe this, goes back to Adam and the apple (oops, theres that pesky religion thing). Adam ate the apple of knowledge and that changed the course of humanity. My studies have shown me that the true essence of all ancient scripture is in its symbolism– not in the literal. The symbolism in this case is quite clear. The “knowledge” Adam gained had negative consequences associated with it. This is the logic. The logic that helps us survive, is the same logic that will be our undoing. It is the voice of the heart that was lost when Adam took that first bite. Some say the voice of god. We must reclaim that voice. This is my message to you, faithful and wise reader– Reclaim the voice of your heart. It may take some time, perhaps you are out of practice, but I can guarantee you this, your heart will never steer you wrong. Your heart will never lead you astray, because it cannot lie. Let your mind blaze the trail if you so choose, but always let the heart be your compass, it could literally be a matter of life or death someday. The heart never lies + the past, present, and future, are all happening now = The heart can tell the future. Makes perfect sense to me.