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The Power Of The Heart – Meditation Beyond Mindfulness

Written by: Kaye Doran, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


Think with the heart and feel with the mind. This is what I have come to know, yet many are living the opposite of this truth.

Science has discovered that the heart has a small brain within it that sends more messages to the brain than the brain does to the heart. Yet why is it that most people find it so difficult to align and listen to the intelligence of the heart? Some call this intelligence intuition, Spirit, or God; I have come to know this voice within as the voice of knowing, power and potential!

We have not been raised to understand the workings of this inner guidance nor the power of it. We have become pirated by our minds; the false stories and beliefs that rule our lives are built upon perceptions of our life experiences. Information constantly creating a life of should and should not, slowly dragging you away from the very life you came here to live. A life aligned to your soul’s calling! Yet, the voice of knowledge coming from the heart has always whispered to us. As children, we knew this voice within; we trusted it and did not question it—a child-like curiosity. The older we got, the dimmer this voice became, drowned out by the external world and stories built around our experiences processed by our emotional bodies. The unconscious directing our subconscious, which was designed to ‘protect’ us, yet in truth is limiting us.

This voice of knowing within the heart knows what path you need to take and what decisions you need to make to live a life you love and achieve the results you seek in accordance with your soul’s purpose. It knows beyond a shadow of a doubt the power and potential that exists within you. This voice is the voice of your future self that has already achieved what you aspire to, calling to you “come, you are already successful; I have walked the path before you. Let me show you the way.” This voice is your greatest supporter and knows you deeper than you currently know yourself!

Most have heard the benefits of meditation:

  • Turning the vision inwards to become the witness

  • Commanding the mind and spirit

  • Being present in the now moment

  • Increasing energy

  • Relaxing the body

  • Deepening insight

  • Developing a sense of peace

  • Improving overall health

  • Connecting with the voice of knowing

There are many ways to meditate. Many people practice mindfulness meditation which means you focus on your breathing or words in order to remain in the ‘now’ moment. Open-eyed meditation where you keep your eyes open and fixed on one spot in the room or at a candle flame. Many find this kind of meditation difficult and frustrating because the mind is so used to controlling your undisciplined thoughts. Hence so many feel as though they fail at meditation and give it up. Many enjoy guided meditation in order to achieve a healing result or insight. All these practices are valid. However, if you only practice mindfulness or meditations where you use visualization, you are still utilizing the mind and not calling upon and touching the wisdom of the heart, which does not exist within the mind. It lives within the small brain within the heart!

Another practice that holds one back from dialing up the voice of knowing is setting up meditation in ‘perfect’ conditions. Darkened room, absolute quiet or peaceful background sounds of nature. Although this can feel nice at the time, it sets you up for deepened irritation because your external world is not so ‘perfect.’ If you only meditate under these circumstances, you develop a heightened sensitivity to activity and distractions around you. Again, this is where people take on board the belief that meditation does not work, and they give it up. The bridge to the voice of knowing is still not crossed.

Physics tells us that matter is made up of molecules and that even something solid, such as a table, is vibrating all the time, as are we. We are energy. The problem is most people do not know what their own energy feels like due to being impacted by everyone else’s energy. Your thoughts and feelings may not even be your own. So, in order to know your own energy, you must clear yourself to feel your own energy. This will help you to feel the voice of knowing within your heart center unencumbered by other influences. This is the process of cutting your cords.

Here is what I suggest for your meditation practice for you to connect with and listen to your voice of knowing:

  • Set this as your intention

  • Sit upright in a chair with your feet on the ground so the energy can flow

  • Start with ten minutes and allow your practice to grow

  • Do not judge your results; it is all good

  • Start with a few deep breaths in through the nose, push the breath down to the base of the spine (plugin), and then release the breath out the mouth, dropping the jaw.

  • Cut your cords. Call all energies before you that are connected to you other than your own clamp both ends, and cut the cords. Do the same process again, calling all energies connected into you from behind this time.

  • Allow your whole body and being to be bathed in a brilliant blue, white light of transformation. This is a cleansing process, so you are now clear of other influences and able to start to sense or feel what your energy feels like.

  • As your thoughts go to the past, people, or projections into the future, simply breath and internally say the word peace. You are learning to call your energy back into the here and now.

  • Count from 50 backward and feel as though you are traveling down a staircase into the heart center as your body becomes lighter and you become pure energy

This meditation process into the heart is a plugging-in process to power up your inner source. No different from a laptop needing a power source to remain charged. If you do not plug the power cord in, eventually, the power runs out.

As you become more adept at meditating beyond the mindfulness practices which overly engage the mind, and as you practice clearing your energy and getting to know what your energy feels like, you will start to feel and hear the voice of knowing growing louder from within. Now a new journey begins, and that is the journey of building a trusting relationship with this inner voice of knowing, power and potential by being guided by it.

Remember, the voice of knowing is your future self that has already achieved your desired outcome. It knows how to get you there because the road has already been traveled.

Mindfulness is an important practice to become consciously aware of your thoughts, feelings, and body. Self-awareness is a necessary piece of the puzzle. If not coupled with meditation into the heart, your plans and aspirations are driven by your head. The feeling that life is happening to you. Rather than from you.

Meditation beyond mindfulness is where you become connected to the life that you are; the life that exists within you. The voice of knowing within the heart is a living roadmap of your soul and the very foundation to being your authentic self and living from your highest potential. With heart connection, it need not take a lifetime of constant adversity. Take the direct path within and connect directly to this voice within your heart.

Building a house that withstands time takes strong foundations. Connecting with, listening to, and being guided by the intelligence within your heart is your foundation for living a life you love.

“The power of change is in your hands.”

If you enjoy guided meditations, please go to my website; under resources, you will find three powerful meditations as my gift to you. Or, if you would like to join a weekly zoom meditation and insight group, please reach out to me on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn to find out more.


Kaye Doran, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Kaye Doran is an entrepreneur, facilitator, speaker, women’s leadership and life coach, shamanic healer, and creator of Inner Expressions, helping women realize their leadership from within. An unshakable optimist, she lives with a foot in both worlds – physical and spiritual, working with her unique blend of gifts in connection, knowing, shamanic energy sound healing, and accredited master life coaching. She empowers women with self-worth and the ability to create change. Supporting them to feel and know their inner power moving them beyond their comfort zone and back into the driver’s seat of their life. She has been working with women for three decades – and working on herself longer. Her motto is “the power of change is in your hands.”



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