The following article was written by one of my first spiritual teachers. At a time in my life when I needed some direction, I really reached out and set the intention. I was lost and needed guidance, and just as the old saying goes, when the student is ready the teacher will appear. Daniel travels the world teaching meditation techniques and practices (along with a lot of other cool stuff as well). We sat down for an interview and he also shared this important article he wrote:
The Language of the Heart: The Original Language
By Daniel Mitel
I was recently asked to explain the language of the heart. The question was basically:
“Do we have something like that? A language of the heart?” Yes we do.
It is exceedingly difficult to present enlarged concepts and advanced truth in the attempt to expand the consciousness of the heart and enhanced spiritual perception when we are restricted to the use of the circumscribed language of our planet. Sometimes we have to make efforts to convey our meanings of the heart messages using the word symbols of the Earth’ languages. Obviously a long time ago, prior to the fall from unity consciousness into polarities, we used one language: the language of the heart.
What is the language of the heart?
Once we are able to move our spirit inside the heart, then we are able to “speak” with any human (or non-human) using a specific language that is used all over the universe. Of course there is a condition here: That person must also be in the heart when you are in your heart. Although, even if that person is not in the heart, through the language of the heart you can “speak” and connect with the Higher Self of that person. We really believe that this is going to be the communication of the future. The only way to communicate with anybody in the Universe is through the language of the heart. While we are using the language of the heart automatically, the higher concepts of universe personality are expressed within us: identity, self-consciousness, self-will, and possibility for self-revelation.
The language of the heart is related with forgiveness and love. We are born inherently kind and naturally compassionate. The better man understands his neighbour, the easier it will be to forgive him, even to love him. Using the language of the heart we are able to forgive ourselves and all our trespassers.
When we are in love our minds cease to be, they stop functioning. The reason is obvious: When we are deeply in love, the present is the only time that exists; we are completely open, without caring about the past or the future. Our language is different when we are in love.
Normally we aim to prove something — principles and beliefs, opinions, and arguments are at the base of our language. When we are in love our language is concerned with our lovers, and it helps their transformation. It is a communication from heart to heart, not a debate from mind to mind. Author, pioneer, neurocardiologist/researcher and neurologist Dr. J. Andrew Armour, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Montreal in Canada, discovered a sophisticated collection of neurons in the heart organized into a small but complex nervous system. The heart’s nervous system contains around 40,000 neurons called sensory neurites that communicate with the brain.
Dr. Armour called it “the Little Brain in the Heart.”
It has been known for many years that memory is a distributive process. You can’t localize memory to a neuron or a group of neurons in the brain. This is big. Basically, it is scientific confirmation that our hearts can make decisions independent of the brain. It is scientific confirmation that our hearts have memories! A few years ago, an interesting medical case happened: A gentle, soft-spoken woman who never drank alcohol and hated football got a heart transplant from a crashed biker donor and turned into an aggressive beer drinking football fan. The biker was a well-known football fan that liked to drink a lot of beer.
This fact is only one of a few of the many cases reported as evidence of something new and extraordinary happening to heart transplant recipients: They seem to take on the likes and dislikes of their donors!
How is unconditional love communicated between master and student? Through the Heart! The favourite language between the two is silence, quietness, and stillness. When the students meet the Masters, spoken words are almost irrelevant. The silence between words become most important. Their compassion, their love, their gestures are important. Their eyes and their signals, their empathy and tolerance are more important than words.
Referring to love and duality, Osho once said that Krishnamurti and Zen systems are all concerned with how to create more consciousness because we are unconscious. They are concerned with how to be more aware and alert, how to move from unconsciousness toward consciousness. But this is duality — unconscious and conscious.
Basically Osho said that if we move from unconsciousness to consciousness we are moving from one duality to another. Unless we move beyond both we can never reach the ultimate. We need to go beyond both, to be neither the unconscious nor the conscious — just be! Honestly, in our Earthly experiences only love can give us a glimpse into what Osho is talking about. Only love goes beyond duality. When we are in deep love, we transcend the distance between us. Duality dissolves and we arrive at absolute love, absolute oneness!
The Masters tell us that unconditional love is a beautiful journey that helps us, for a moment, touch the absolute love. This is the highest peak; then we will have to come back. We get so dizzy up there, on this peak, that we need to go back to the valley. It is so high up there that it is difficult to stay. So we need to go up constantly again and again until we learn to pass the dizziness, the sensation of spinning around.
We need to learn to live on the peak, to live of absolute love. We might ask ourselves what is the difference. Well, when we are on our way to the peak we feel love, but when we arrive on the peak, we become love.
I got to reconnect with Daniel on his recent trip to Toronto where he visited us at the Collective Evolution Headquarters. We got to speak about his story, of how he almost died when his car broke down in the Himalayas and he was saved by a group of Buddhist Monks. We talk about that and much much more.
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