The path of Infinite Heart Awareness was developed by Ruth and Bruce Davis Phd. and grew out of their combined journey in modern psychology, Christian and Eastern mystical practices.
The human heart leads us to the door of the Spiritual Heart where all love, safety and peace reside. The Spiritual Heart, or Supreme Heart as it is referred to in ancient Indian texts, is the home of the soul and the doorway to experiencing ourselves as expansive loving spirit, beyond this body. As we include the human heart in our spiritual practice, it's vulnerability leads us to the deeper heart inside. This deeper heart is our true Self.
Each retreat includes a one-on-one meditation awareness session which assists each person to have a direct experience of Infinite Heart Awareness, the Spiritual Heart. This is the constant unchanging source of pure awareness. Once known through personal experience you can be effortlessly aware of your true nature simply by practicing it. Ruth Davis developed this method after 45 years of meditation practice. She calls it the Maha Method for Spiritual Understanding. She spontaneously arrived at what In Indian mysticism calls absorption in the Spiritual Heart and by sharing this approach each person can know this truth for themselves.
As we learn to let go and soften our mental world's and the holding onto the challenges of daily life, we start to open inwardly. We move from constricted awareness to expanding awareness. We have shifted from the human heart to the spiritual heart, from the mind to infinite heart awareness where we are connected to everyone and everything. Spending time in this non-judgmental and expanding presence heals our human conditioning and brings balance into our daily life.
This balance helps us cope with the ups and downs of life more easily, opens us to our creativity and inner wisdom. We become less reactive and more communicative improving relationships and making choices for our life that come from our heart instead of our head. Healthy psychology creates healthy spirituality and visa versa.
Infinite Heart Awareness is the mystical essence of the world religions. It is the practice of letting go of our mental worlds and absorbing the presence of our innermost heart. It is the pure source within us. Here there is a vastness without words. It is felt as sweetness, an intimate love, gentleness, an ocean of peace or sky of light.....awareness infinitely expanding.
This is a direct experience of the Spiritual Heart where we are effortless being. Each person has their own unique experience. Once the silence of the heart is felt, our life changes. We have found our home inside.
From Hindu perspective: Hindu philosophy and Advaita, considers the heart the seat or center of consciousness, a temple, and that by meditating on this center, one becomes united with the higher or divine Self, God inside. It is not the physical heart but the spiritual heart or Supreme Heart. It is the great I Am that the sages refer to. It is referred to as Samadhi Pada or Hrdayam. This is the core of our being, our deepest true nature, the seat of our soul. Bhagavad Gita: Brahman (the Supreme reality, the Absolute) and Atman (Self, soul, spirit) are identical. The internal world is characterised by bliss and the cessation of mental activity. This was the work of the teacher Ramana Maharshi and his teachings of Self-enquiry and non dualism.
From Buddhist perspective: The Kargyupa School of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy speaks about Mahamudra, the Great Seal. This is the experience of bliss and emptiness. "We are of the same luminous essence as everything in nature." Here they are experiencing their Buddha nature, the pure mind in it's natural state; at peace, awakened and divine.
From Christian perspective:
The Christians find their Christ light within themselves. The peace of Christ, the love of Christ, become more then words as our heart center is opened and felt. Christianity shares with all the great world religions a rich path of humility, giving, and receiving God, the pure light, within. Centering prayer, holding one's attention in the heart with focus on the highest qualities, is one form of Christian contemplative meditation.
From the Heart of the Mother: Worship of the Divine as Mother, Mahavidyas, leads us to the supreme heart. Reaching out to Her love she teaches us that Her Love has always been residing within the space of our spiritual heart. This practice is found throughout history in many cultures with devotion to the divine feminine. She teaches that a loving force is behind and within all reality and carries us. Our ultimate home resides inside our heart. There is nowhere to go and all wisdom is present within.
The Great Silence is Her arms wrapped around us and the infinite heart is experienced when resting in Her perfect peace.
Each person can find the stillness & inner peace in their own heart. Many philosophies, teachers & teachings meet at this same point within. They are practicing receiving & absorbing heart essence, the bliss of the supreme heart. Time in silence, while resting our awareness in the heart, gives us a direct experience of the spiritual heart, our expanded nature. Learn more