“What was said to the rose that made it open was said to me here in my chest.” – Rumi
Our hearts beat in unison…
The heart space, our central channel — is a four-chamber phenomenon that not only symbolizes vitality, but wisdom, a seat for emotions and the most potent energy we could ever experience, conjure or share: love.
Your heart is about the size of your fist (as is your stomach) and weighs and estimated ten ounces (equivalent to about ten slices of bread). It’s located just behind and slightly left of your breastbone or sternum. And the heart, unlike the brain whose narration often has us giving up before we even get started, is vigilant. ‘Think’ about it…tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock…
One of the heart’s extraordinary physiological responsibilities is to pump life-giving oxygenated blood through the network of arteries and veins in your body — also known as the cardiovascular system. The repetitious pumping action of the heart is caused by a flow of electricity — this rhythm is known as sinus rhythm.
But after reading the following points, you’ll discover that our precious heart space may just have a number of other quite vital operations…
#1 The heart is the very first organ to form in the human body.
Therefore it’s older than the brain, perhaps even wiser, aye?! The arms and legs bud from the same tissue as the heart. Therefor is it not beautiful to think that we connect heart-to-heart through the touch of our hands and connect with the Earth through the ‘souls’ or pulse of our feet?
It has been found that when two people touch (or are within a range of an estimated three-feet of one another), the heart wave of one can be seen in the brain wave of another. So when we reach out to someone, we’re literally, in a sense, reaching out with our hearts.
Is there a more powerful healing therapy than touch and closeness no matter the circumstance?
Researchers say that the heart is the first to develop and function due to it being an electromagnetic field generator — as it continuously beats, it sends out electromagnetic waves that contain essential information to the developing fetus.
On top of that…
#2 The electro-magnetic field of the heart is said to be 5,000 times greater than that of the brain!
According to Wikipedia, an electromagnetic field (also EMF or EM field) is a physical field produced by electrically charged objects. It affects the behavior of charged objects in the vicinity of the field. The electromagnetic field extends indefinitely throughout space and describes the electromagnetic interaction. It is one of the four fundamental forces of nature (the others are gravitation, weak interaction and strong interaction).
An electromagnetic field is produced by both our brain and our heart. The electromagnetivity of the heart is measured by an ECG or an electrocardiogram. This instrument measures the electrical pulses sent out from the heart to the rest of the body. Did you know that a person’s ECG reading is as unique as their fingerprints?
It has been found that a person’s heart-field radiates anywhere between three and ten feet around their body. And in a study called The Electricity of Touch: Detection and Measurement of Cardiac Energy Exchange Between People, one of the author’s concluded that, “When people touch or are in proximity, a transference of the electromagnetic energy produced by the heart occurs.” And, according to #1, can be seen visually in the brain waves of one another.
In addition, Dr. Gregg Braden, states, “In the past few years, our own science has made a radical, revolutionary discovery that changes everything about the way we think of ourselves and the world. What they found is that when we create heart-based feelings of gratitude, appreciation, care-literally, using the muscle of the heart to create these feelings-what we’re actually doing is generating a magnetic field inside our bodies that is part of the magnetic field of the Earth…”
What does this all mean?
a. Practices that are based on a therapeutic touch, or in other words, based on an exchange of (heart) energy to facilitate healing, have been proven to have many substantive and positive effects – the discovery that this exchange emanates from the heart represents just how powerful an exchange of energy between people can be — and can and should be explored more! The best part — we don’t have to wait — apply the loving touch of your own hands upon request. This doesn’t mean just a few people can offer this — it means everyonewho has a heart can offer a healing, life-enhancing, loving touch.
b. Your heart can change the course for all life on the planet — today. It is quite possible that the quality of energy intentionally manifested in our own heart space can be felt not only by the rest of the world, but by our most precious mother, The Earth. So why not conjure up the power you hold within your four-chambers and see what effect it has on the collective consciousness of those around you.
#3 The heart is a muscle, an organ and…a mind. The heart, like the brain, contains neural matter. What this means is that it can communicate to all parts of the body just like the brain. It’s also been recently discovered that the heart may have more control over the body than the brain. In addition, the heart sends more information to the brain than the brain sends to heart.
According to Harvard Medical School, chemical dialogue between the two, the heart and the brain, affect both of them and the entire body. For example, sadness, stress, loneliness, optimism, and other psychosocial factors influence the heart and the health of the heart can affect the brain. The health of the heart and the brain can positively or negatively impact the rest of the body.
Bringing the heart and the brain into harmony, also known as coherence, can therefore offer the body positive side effects of such a matrimony — improved overall functioning, lower cortisol and blood pressure, and an improved immune system. The heart can also be trained to respond to highly intense situations without stress and tension — this being learned through an intentional practice of manifesting gratitude, peace and love.
Love is an electromagnetic phenomenon. You can feel when a person is offering something from a place of love — it feels deeper, meaningful, sincere and without the need to judge. It also offers and invitation toward liberation and tranquility…of healing and improvement. Imagine what it would feel like if each and every one of us began to nourish ourselves with the wisdom of our own hearts. We all have a lot to gain if we allow ourselves to explore this natural powers we all possess — of the heart.
So how do we change? How can we make a difference in the world? It’s ‘easy’… we follow the path of our heart. We follow the path of our heart. We follow the path of our heart.