You are very self-contained. You like to be in control. Everything you do is calculated and analyzed. Your decisions are precise and carefully thought-out. You have been on your own for some time now and have become comfortable with yourself. You know yourself well. You are in control. You are very independent and have never needed. You feel you are not missing anything from being alone.
You like being alone.
It is easier for you to be alone than with anyone else. You feel you lack nothing.
You are a thinker. You do not like religion. You have your own religion and rules that get you by. You are very logical and you like things to make sense. God does not make sense to you, only rules do. You are very dominantly, left-minded thinking.
I believe you are a good person, but your goodness is very self-contained. You have been scared to trust outside of yourself. Your standards are high and there are few who would identify with them, let alone respect them. But that is okay for you since you don’t need them anyway.
You are broken, and you don’t realize that you are. You don’t realize that you only understand a part of yourself.
You are very skeptical.
You don’t embrace ideas that are not linear as 1 + 1 = 2. You do not like spirituality. You do not identify with spirituality. For the most part, you dismiss spirituality as being hoaky and unimportant. You are very tied into yourself since you know your male-self well, but you do not identify with the female. That is because you have never trusted her.
Left-side, Right-side Brain
The male-self is the brain. The brain is very physical. The female-self is the heart. She is very spiritual. The brain is a receiver and the heart is a giver.
But your heart is broken. You do not realize that you have a broken heart because you do not feel that the heart is important. You rely on your brain because your brain has served you well. You have taken care of your physical body, but you do not understand how to take care of your heart.
When we have challenges it is because there is something to learn. But you are in control and you don’t understand why you have a problem with your heart. You feel you have done everything right, so you do not understand this problem you are now having with your heart.
But there is so much more to you that you do not understand yet that your heart is trying to remind you about. Because there are two parts to every human being; one is our brain and the other is our heart. We need to find the balance between the two.
It is our heart that we need to understand. Our brain gives us access to our heart and our heart to our brain. We need to have this communication; otherwise, our heart begins to die. We can be independent of the heart, but we don’t realize that it is our heart that is keeping our brain alive. It is about learning the difference between nature and nurture. In our nature, we are our brain, but who we are, in truth, is a nurturer and that comes from our heart. Eventually, we learn to grow out of our mind to learn our bigger mind that is in the heart of one another.
That is when we will embrace our greater self to discover a universe of depth that is no longer self-contained.
That is when we realize that we are actually all one heart that keeps beating for one mind.
This is the place that we realize we have been looking for all this time. Now that we found this place, our other self, we are forever and ever discovering ourself in everyone else that is all around us.
Shannie Alvarez — A Gentile with a Jewish Heart
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Shannie, great presentation with meaningfulness and truth! I have missed your writing!
Thank you! Your thoughtfulness is always much appreciated 🌼