“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” – the Bible (Jeremiah 17:9)
I was taught this from a young age. I was taught to suspect my own heart of all kinds of evil. I learned not to trust it. I learned to shut down my emotions with logic (and depression). I learned to get into my head and out of my body, because the body was the source of sin.
And now, here I am, beginning to heal from that.
My heart is NOT the source of wickedness. It is the source of Love. It tells me when I’m connected to Spirit, helps steer me in the direction of love, and speaks truths that my little brain can barely fathom.
Accusations to the contrary are lies designed to keep us away from love, away from truth, and separate from God. Don’t believe them.
We are all innocent. We need to reclaim that innocence now.
Religion is the source of so much disease. I sometimes think I’m healing from my 17 years of abuse at the hands of dogmatic indoctrination, and I sometimes think I’ll spend the rest of my days trying to heal from it.