Question: What does it mean when my heart is happy?
Higgins: Imagine that you are in a comfortable raft floating along in a stream. As long as you choose to flow downstream in the raft life is easy. There is very little work to do because the flow of the stream pushes you along at a pleasant rate. From time to time a little steering is necessary but other than that all that is required of you is to enjoy the time spent floating on the water.
Should you decide to change direction and go upstream immediately the work involved becomes notable. Now paddling is required and that can be very strenuous. Additionally, you can never stop paddling or you will float back downstream.
That is a simple analogy of life in the physical realm. There is a flow of energy and you either flow with it or struggle against it.
When you feel happy it means you are flowing in harmony with the Universal Flow. When you feel in any way out of sorts you are, in some way, paddling against the Stream of Life.
That’s all there is to it. If you feel good you are flowing with Life Itself and if you do not feel good you are holding yourself out of the Universal Flow.
To respond specifically to the question, “What does it mean when my heart is happy?”, we must delve into the human body. The brain is much like a receiver and transmitter while the heart is the decoder or communications specialist. The heart translates information received by the brain into emotion and that is why it sometimes feels as though your heart itself is happy (or breaking).
Received October 10, 2012 at Lake Goodwin, Washington