We are still comparing our sub-conscious minds to the biblical equivalent of the spiritual heart so we can have more awareness and insight to work out our salvation in fear and trembling. PHILIPPIANS 2:12, 13
Your sub-conscious mind (spiritual heart) has what is called a homeostatic impulse. It keeps your body temperature at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, just as it keeps your breathing regular and keeps your heart beating at a certain rate. Through your autonomic nervous system, it maintains a balance among the hundreds of chemicals in your billions of cells so that your entire physical machine functions in complete harmony most of the time. Adam’s body functioned perfectly before the fall and his body was created to live forever.
I believe that this homeostatic impulse comes from our spirits and functions through our hearts. Adam’s heart, before he sinned and before the negative emotions entered his heart, was perfectly in tune with the character of God and the life of God in his spirit that God had breathed into his nostrils while he was still in clay form. This is why our negative emotions are the cause of many of our autoimmune diseases.
Our negative emotions of rejection, bitterness, self pity, etc. send a negative message to our immune system and eventually starts to break down and then it cannot fight of the diseases that are trying to get into our bodies. This is why the Bible says “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine” or 3 JOHN 2 “Pray that you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers”.
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.ROMANS 8:11
When we allow the Holy Spirit to live in us He will sanctify us by purifying our hearts. When that happens the life that is in our spirits will quicken, or bring life to our mortal bodies (health) because it can flow from our spirits to our bodies through our hearts because the negative emotions have been removed through practicing sacrificial love.
Your subconscious mind (spiritual heart) also practices homeostasis in your mental realm and emotional realm, by keeping you thinking and acting in a manner consistent with what you have done and said in the past. All your habits of thinking and acting are stored in your subconscious mind (spiritual heart). It has memorized all your comfort zones and it works to keep you in them.
Homeostasis is the tendency of an organism to maintain a uniform and beneficial physiological stability within and between its parts.
This is exactly what love accomplishes in our hearts. It binds all of our virtues and emotions together in perfect unity. This also works in the mystical body of Christ for unity between different ministers and giftings within the body (cf. COLOSSIANS 3:12-14).
My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.COLOSSIANS 2:2, 3
EPHESIANS 4:16 says, “From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”
If we are not mature in love then our negative emotions will be more evident and cause problems in our character, in our body and in His body. This homeostasis principle also works with our negative emotions and bad habits that are programmed into our hearts through our past lives.
Your subconscious mind (spiritual heart) causes you to feel emotionally or physically uncomfortable whenever you attempt to do anything new or different, or to change any of your established patterns of behavior.
This is the situation that Paul describes in ROMANS 7:21-25. He wants to do what is right, but is still enslaved by the flesh and his negative emotions. The victory comes through faith in Jesus and obedience to Him.
For us to change our character, our habits or our emotional makeup, we must stretch ourselves. We must love our enemies, turn the other cheek, go the extra mile if we want to live out of our spirits to change what is in our hearts.
Jesus said if we love those who love us (that’s our comfort zone) what benefit is that to us (cf. MATTHEW 5:38-48). We must live beyond the comfort zone of our heart if we want to grow spiritually.
In this way we are always developing a new comfort zone at a new higher level of spirituality and relationship with God. If we stop doing this the comfort zone we are in will become a spiritual rut and we will regress to a lower comfort zone of intimacy with God. This will cause us to become more religious and less Kingdom minded (cf. PHILIPPIANS 3:1-21).