The mind is a powerful aspect of our being. Our mind has the powerful job of envisioning possibilities,
and figuring out the plan of action to reach a chosen outcome. It is important to note that it is not the
mind’s job to decide on the chosen outcome – as we have discussed it is the role of the heart to decide
the path. The heart is courageous, knowing that the path which allows us to live our deepest truth is
always the right path, regardless of risk or the possibility of pain. However because we have not learned
to trust the heart, the role of decision maker is often delegated to the mind. Unfortunately the mind is
quite unsuited for the task, because as a problem-solver, it is the mind’s task to point out potential
problems, and in the absence of the heart, fear may begin to lead the way, and fear is the worst decision
maker of all.
The mind is best served when given expansive possibilities to explore where it can bring its visionary
talent into play exploring many possibilities from which the heart can choose. So what limits the mind in
this task? The emotion of fear can be the biggest roadblock, because fear will always assume the worst
possible outcome to any course of action. In addition, the mind is restricted by our beliefs, particularly
our unconscious beliefs. Most of our beliefs about ourselves and the world are not consciously
reasoned. Instead they were put into place when we were very young, mostly before the age of 6 or 7,
when we were first exploring the world and trying to figure out how it all worked. Children of that age
are not yet developmentally able to conceptualize verbally. Instead the beliefs are experienced
kinesthetically and held in the body. Negative unconscious beliefs are created when a traumatic
experience occurs; the child’s mind makes a split-second judgement with emotional force behind it and
encodes it in the body. These beliefs are accepted, and often neve re-examined from an adult
perspective. A child’s world view is necessarily self-centered, and so experiences are over-personalized.
These beliefs are held as basic assumptions about the world, and the mind does not usually question
them. Once we can bring these beliefs to light we can decide whether they are accurate guides for our
mind to use.
Our mind is also deeply connected to our soul through the avenue of our psychic ability – our “second
sight”. If this channel has remained open our soul is able to use the mind to point us toward desired
experiences, or provide us useful information not presently available through “normal” channels.
When working in conjunction with our other aspects, our mind creatively envisions possibilities from
which the heart and soul select. Once the path has been chosen, the mind puts its problem-solving skills
to work figuring out how to manifest the desired outcome.