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Personification of the Heart
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 07:16:51 AM »
Personification of the Heart

Lillian F. Bernhagen, MA, RN, HC

I am Heart. I speak to you from the comfort and confinement of the very depths
of my Human Being's soul, which I carefully guard and nurture. My home is very dark
and warm and, while my surroundings are very protective of me, they do not interfere
with the work I have to do. I am very hard working and, although I have no choice but
to be vigilant in my responsibilities, I do them gladly. I think of myself as a wondrous,
throbbing entity, made of cosmic stuff. I am a reproduction of the stars and carry
within me much of their unsolved mystery. Although I delight in reflecting on my great
individual power, I know I am an incredible, integral part of my Human Beings vast
universe, dependent upon and affected by many other of its "constellations and stars."
Sometimes my Human acts as if Brain was the dominant factor in our existence, but
without my dependable service he could not function, and I, in turn, carefully follow his
"wired" instructions.

I have many portals which lead to and from me. My strong muscular walls are
organized in a complicated pattern of whorls and spirals. I have four chambers, each
with doors which carefully open and close to welcome the River of Life. Half of me
relaxes momentarily, while the other half of me twists and squeezes to send that River
flowing through miles and miles of conduits to its assigned molecular destination, only
to return to me, once again to be pushed along its circuitous route. Sometimes I
"wring" myself with great might, sometimes with a more relaxed effort, sometimes with
such rapidity that I can hardly keep up with myself, all done in response to the needs
of my Human Keeper.

As I give life, I work in synchrony with all my surroundings. I am so much more
than a mechanical organ. No one truly understands my complexity. Scientists have
tried to duplicate my mechanical structure and function, but they cannot give these
copycats a soul. Occasionally there are times when outside "benefactors" try to control
my routine activities with mechanical devices which sometimes are helpful, sometimes
very displeasing to me. In most instances, I was born to know how to do my work in
my own way and I resent interference which seems to be more harmful than helpful. I
have a wisdom that cannot be duplicated.

I am a supersensitive being, responding (sometimes instantaneously and
sometimes insidiously) to multitudes of stimuli which my Human sends my way. I
absorb and am affected by all kinds of emotions: tenderness, compassion, gentleness,
love, desire, passion, courage, fear, anger, gratitude, and forgiveness to name a few. I
can be strengthened by gentle or vigorous exercise or I can be weakened by
substances foreign to my nature. I jump for joy when I get pleasantly excited even to
the point of feeling like I will leave my protective surroundings. I know there are times
when I frighten my Human with my powerful pounding, especially after a round of
"making love."

I am at peace and content when my Human Keeper tells a dear one, "I love you
with all my heart." It makes me feel warm and fuzzy in the closeness of the moment
and I sing while I work. I enjoy being treated with respect and weep silently if poor
choices are made that affect my efficiency. I try to be valiant in the face of adversity
and sometimes hunger for something, I know not what. These strange longings often
cause me to ache or "break my heart." How many times in my lifetime will I be broken?
Too many, I would guess, for my health's sake.

If I am given the care I deserve, chances are I will serve many years, maybe
even a hundred or more. Eventually I will grow weary, my physical vitality will wane,
but I will use every last ounce of my strength and wisdom to perform my "daily" tasks,
to be of service to my Keeper until that last breath is drawn and my Creator/God says,
"It is time." I am the Alpha and Omega for my Human, but one day I will leave and
return to the cosmos where I can become a true entity until I reincarnate with another
Human being. Perhaps the wisdom I've gathered will help my next incarnate to live a
longer, fuller, less tumultuous life. In the meantime, I shall dance among the stars and
enjoy the mysteries of the cosmic dust as it sprinkles me with its glittering atomic
particles.

Lillian F. Bernhagen RN, MA, HC, was a registered nurse, teacher certified health
education specialist and Holistic Coach™. She retired from Worthington, Ohio City Schools
as Director of Health Services after 25 years, has been a consultant, lecturer, published
author and a pioneer in education for human sexuality, having written the first K
through 12 curriculum guide for public and parochial schools. Until Lillian "passed over" in 2013 She continued to do some consulting, teaching Holistic Health classes and writing both prose and poetry (a
lifelong hobby.) She is listed in several "Who's Who" volumes, including Who's Who in
the World. 

 Lillian Bernhagen (nee: Flickinger), 96 years young, of Worthington, OH, died February 17, 2013 at Kobacker House after a short illness.