Heart-Centered Mysticism

How to Awaken Your Heart …. and Heal the Heart of America.

A Mystical Christian Minister’s blog of personal experiences on both The Path of the Heart and The Path of Consciousness.

by Rev. Steven Winn

About Rev. Steven Winn

I’m 65 now. Since I was twenty I have meditated and done various spiritual and religious practices for 3 to 5 hours a day. Along the way I married my wonderful wife of 35 years. We have two adult children who live in Amma’s ashram in Kerala, India, and I served as a Christian minister for 18 very fulfilling years. (Unity Church and the Mystical Fellowship of the Holy Spirit Church in Fairfield, IA.)

To have this amount of time dedicated to my spiritual evolution and my family,  I had to start and own my own businesses so I could control how many hours a day I worked.  Overall I was very fortunate in business.

Ultimately, the purpose of this blog is to start the process of healing the wounds in the Heart of America.


These are my experiences on both the Path of Consciousness and the Path of the Heart.

Mt. Karimbaksh by Carol Emerson of Sacred Mountain Press

The odd numbered posts describe my mystical experiences on the Path of the Heart.


Post # 1 describes my first experience of living in my heart.


Post # 3 describes my experience of being overwhelmed by the pain and wounds in the Heart of America.

I didn’t start on the Path of the Heart. I started 45 years ago on the Path of Consciousness when I learned the process of transcending through my mind. It’s called the Transcendental Meditation technique, and it really worked perfectly for me. But my heart wanted even more.

The even numbered blogs start with my experiences on the Path of Consciousness. I describe my spiritual experiences chronologically, starting from a very young age.


However, I inserted my “Awakening” experiences first because I think most people are interested in that.


Blogs 2, 4, 6, and 8, describe my experience of gaining Cosmic Consciousness and Unity Consciousness, and the readings that predicted those awakenings.

Christianity has played a very big part of my spiritual progress. It was the ancient teachings of the Desert Fathers and Mothers of the 3rd and 4th centuries that caused me to pursue the Path of the Heart in 2013.

The blogs that relate to the Desert Abbas and Ammas will be listed in the Desert Fathers tab.

At our deepest levels, everyone has a pristine loving Heart and the blissful, profound awareness of Pure Consciousness. My wish is for you to experience these deep parts of yourself.

Your Mind or Your Heart? (Post #1)

Which would you prefer? A quiet, still mind, or a loving and open heart? They are both beautiful options, of course.  Some of you will be thinking “Wait a minute – I want both.”  This is very normal because the heart and mind are so intimately connected, like two...

The First Awakening: Cosmic Consciousness (Post #2)

There’s a Big Rule I’m going to break in this blog. It’s a good rule, but I have to break it anyway. The rule is: never claim to be enlightened. Here’s why it is a good rule: half the people who hear such a claim will think you are on an ego trip and just trying to...

Healing the Wounds in the Heart of America (Post #3)

Why do I write this blog? It’s a lot of work, and it costs money. But here’s why I write to you: I love America, and my dream is that we can pour so much love into the Heart of America that our beloved country becomes truly pure and benevolent again. In this thread of...

The First Vedic Reading Predicting my Awakening (Post #4)

My mind was forced to reconsider the nature of reality. Seriously. This was in 1986. My business partner and I were invited to go see Maharishi in New Delhi, India. While visiting Maharishi, we heard about a Vedic pundit named Shastraji that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi had...

What is the Path of the Heart? (Post #5)

What exactly is the Path of the Heart? And what do I mean by the Path of Consciousness? Let’s start this huge question by clarifying the goal of all spiritual paths. I will define it this way: The goal is to experience our true nature as identical or abiding in the...

The Second Vedic Reading Predicting my Awakenings (Post #6)

In 1996 a second Vedic pundit predicted both my shifting into Cosmic Consciouness and then into Unity Consciousness nine years later. Most of you are familiar with intuitive readings, palmistry readings, astrological readings, etc. Like all readings, a good one is...

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Wishing you all love, harmony and beauty!

Rev. Steven Winn

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