Signs of a Successful Initiation of the Heart
Invocation (Initiation) of the Heart is actually spiritual synchronisation of the word ‘God’ in the beating system of the heart.
One change you will notice [after a successful Initiation of the Heart] is that on occasion, your heartbeats will rise, even when you are not engaged in physical activity. You may be sitting quietly in your armchair or laying in bed, and out of nowhere you will notice that your heartbeats have risen. Another sign you will notice is that you will feel extra heat in your chest. With that heat, you will feel peace, spiritual serenity, calm and relaxation. During your sleep, definitely the Satan would want to stop you [from the practice of repeating God’s name]. Satan would come and try to sit on your chest; suddenly, you will see that His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi has come in front of you. Involuntarily, without you saying it with your tongue, you will hear your heart saying [God’s name]. This is to know that your heart has been initiated.
After Initiation of the Heart, you will cry in God’s love frequently. You will notice that your heart has now gotten softer. Instantly, you develop a hatred for sins. You would want to forgive everybody; you would want to be kind to everybody.
There are numerous symptoms, but these are the most prominent features that you will have as symptoms after the Initiation of the Heart is successful.
The purpose behind Initiation of the Heart is to produce divine energy.
The purpose of production of divine energy is to enlighten the spiritual heart (the entity known as Qalb).
The Koran said, ‘Satan runs through your bloodstream.’
The idea is that the heart should start producing divine energy, which is generated by the practice of synchronisation of God’s name in the heartbeats. This production of divine energy will mingle in your bloodstream and push out the ingredients of the devil. The entire body will have to go through this internal cleansing. It will take at least three years for the entire body to become purified and cleansed. The entire bloodstream will have to be cleansed with the help of this divine light.
When the entire bloodstream is enlightened and divine energy is mingled with the bloodstream, all other souls that rest in the chest will start to awaken. When they’re awake, you will feel a beat on the other side of the chest as well.
It is difficult for some people to acknowledge that invocation has started in their heart, because even without it, you have throbbing in your heart. However, on the right side of your chest there is no heartbeat. If you feel beating either in the middle of the chest or right side of the chest, then it is the evidence that invocation has started in other souls also.
What is next?
His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi said, ‘If your heart is initiated and enlightened, the heart itself will enlighten the entire spiritual and physical system of your entity.’
It will take time, however the Initiation of the Heart alone will render to your heart complete trust in God and faith in God. You will become an enlightened conscience.