How to know? How to come to know, if you’ve just begun hearing the concept of “being in your heart”, what that feels like? Heart-focused, heart-based, heart-centered … intuition,,, what IS all of that? How does that feel? How do we know when we’re there?
A good place to start is to consciously stop using language in your mind. Not easy to do, but give it a try. Begin noticing how, when you use your five senses — when you see something, or hear something, or smell, or taste, or touch something –, the five senses that bring the majority of information that we process most of the time into our minds, into our consciousness, notice how the next step in the process is usually to use your language, in your mind, to say something to yourself, which is again, your mind. That’s the process here, so far — your mind saying something to your mind about the information that has just come in. Then you’ll probably have a feeling about what your mind has just said to itself, and then you’ll form another statement to your mind about that feeling and that creates another thought and another feeling about that thought….
So try to eliminate that first step of needing to form some statement using your language about information that comes in. Just go straight to feeling what you feel about the information. That feeling takes place in your heart. And don’t worry, the heart has it’s own brain that sends information to every other part of the body including the brain, and also receives information from all those other body parts and systems. So nothing ever “gets lost”. Try to just let the information come in and feel what you feel about it without having to make a statement to yourself about it with your language. Try to keep words out of it, and just feel the feeling of the information. Try to even feel, without forming any worded instructions to yourself, what your response will be to the feelings that you’re having about the information that has just come in. Once you begin to be able to experience your experiences through the feelings that you have during them, rather than through the statements that you’re able to make to yourself about them, then you’re beginning to know a heart-based existence. It’s close to what animals are doing all of the time.
Human language is not to be denied or disrespected. It is a wonderful, magical, powerful, tool for operating in the practical 3-D world, and for inspiring unlimited sojourns into unlimited other worlds. And if you look and feel closely, you’ll notice that every thought that becomes expressed with language has begun with a feeling that has come from the heart.