The following 7 Layers of Heart Intelligence form part of the framework that I share with participants of my Living from the Heart Intensive, and individuals and group coaching program. Each layer, or stage corresponds to what I believe is one of the 7 developmental levels required to live from the heart.
The first three steps are about developing the awareness muscles or skills upon which all heart-based transformation is based. Steps four to six are about developing the skills that will allow you to take inspired action steps towards living a Heart Directed Life. The last step, is a consolidation of all previous steps through a powerful guided process I call ‘The Whole Heart Activation’ or simply ‘Getting your Heart On’.
The 7 Layers of Heart Intelligence
#1: The Individual Heart: Becoming Aware of Self.
This step is about developing the skill of Individual Awareness as the ability to be in your body, tuned in, and fully present to what it is that you’re feeling, thinking or wanting. It’s the ability to be in tune, and witness your own energetic being. This allows you to witness moment by moment what is arising in you, and most importantly to be able to discern whether if the feelings or thoughts that you’re having are coming from a place of truth, or from you past conditioning. Developing this kind of awareness allows you to tune into what I call your ‘Juice’, or life force that is behind every emotion, or every thought, and be able to focus it, so that you can use it to help guide you in the direction of your heart’s desires.
#2: The Relational Heart: Becoming Aware of Others.
Having the ability to be aware of others, also called Relational Awareness allows you to be tuned into, or being sensitive to what other people you interact with are feeling, thinking or wanting. It’s the ability to fully witness, moment by moment what is arising in others, so that you can respond from a place of empathy, compassion and connectedness. Now, what often happens is that there are many of us, who are very good at feeling into others, but because we don’t have a strong Individual Awareness, or awareness or ourselves, we then loose ourselves in others, and therefore cannot separate what emotions or feelings are ours, and what belongs to others. That’s because we have not set a strong boundaries around our selves. So, by developing both an Individual Heart, and a Playful Heart you now are in a better-balanced position, to tune into an even greater aspect of the heart I call the Magnetic Heart.
#3: The Universal Heart: Becoming Aware of The Totality.
During this step, you learn to develop your Universal Awareness or the ability to be aware that this self that I am, that you are, that we connect with as Individual Awareness, and this other selves that I am in Relational Awareness with, we are all participating in a much Greater Field, Electromagnetic Space, or Energetic Awareness in which we are all living, breathing and having our being. And that from this space of Infinite Potentiality, we can tap into all of the resources, ideas, guidance, wisdom of the Universe, if only we are willing to relax, allow, and realize it within our individual awareness of our own hearts. You see, our individual hearts are truly our message centers through which we connect with the Universe, with God, or the Divine. And when you connect with the same mind that creates the Universe, you are now having direct access to Higher Intelligence, or Higher Order of thinking.
#4: The Guiding Heart: Accessing the Wisdom of the Heart.
Having developed the first three levels of Individual, Relational and Universal Awareness, it’s now time to learn how to use your heart’s intelligence as a G.P.S. device to help you access greater levels of Love, Freedom, Peace, and Compassion, or any other quality of the heart you wish to experience in any area of your life. You’ll learn how to do this by practicing a very simple four-step process I call ‘The 4 Arrows of the Heart’, in which you learn to Attune, Ask, listen for an Answer and take Inspired Action towards manifesting anything you want to feel, do, be, have, or experience in your life.
#5: The Resonant Heart: Learning to Communicate with Others.
This step is about developing the communication skills that will allow you to communicate with others from your heart. In order to have a resonant heart, or a heart that communicates lovingly with others, you’ll need to develop the ability to establish ‘Resonant Agreements’ with others. These agreements create the conditions for you to be able to be real, present, authentic, and heart directed in your relationship with yourself and others. You’ll also learn the basics of ‘Heart to Heart Communication’, through learning an intentional dialogue technique that will allow you to express your feelings in an assertive, empathic, and compassionate way.
#6: The Visionary Heart: Manifesting Your Heart’s Desires.
During this step you’ll learn how to use your heart intelligence in order to manifest your Heart’s desires and tune into the Highest Possibility for your life. You’ll learn the process of setting H.E.A.R.T. based goals, or goals that are in greater alignment with the values or desires of your heart. You’ll also learn a powerful heart-based, Strategic Visioning Process that will allow to tap into the power of your Heart to create the necessary magnetic tension that will pull you towards this new Vision of your Life.
#7: The Sacred Heart: Connecting Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit.
This last step, is a consolidation of all the layers of the Heart through a powerful guided process I call ‘The Whole Heart Activation’. This process is designed to accelerate your path of Spiritual or Heart Awakening, by amplifying the connection between Heart, Brain, Thymus, Pineal Gland, and Endocrine System with Source/Sacred Energy or Divinity. The activation will also serve as a powerful intention setting process that will amplify and accelerate your ability to manifest your heart’s desires and live the life of your dreams.