“It is only with the heart that one sees clearly, what is essential is
invisible to the eye.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Have you considered consulting with your heart lately? We all have a tendency to get “distracted” and “busy” in our minds. We forget to take deep breaths and center in our heart, and shallow breathing thrives. However, if we truly understood how amazing our heart energy is from a physiological and electromagnetic point of view, you know the importance of listening to our heart’s.
Heart Energy: Electromagnetics
Below is a picture of the Earth’s electromagnetic field. Can you see a similar pattern to that of the electromagnetic field of the energy of the heart? It is no accident and very exciting to see how all of creation is connected.
Heart Energy – Finding Peace in Nature
Mother Nature gives us an opportunity to connect to our heart energy by providing us with all we need to live abundantly. When we reach heart coherence, there is a peace that passeth understanding and unconditional love.
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Childre & Martin (1999) describe the coherence model as a development of a number of mental and emotional self-regulation techniques, most of which are designed to be used at the moment one is emotionally triggered or is experiencing stress to prepare for upcoming challenging events. When you shift your attention to the center of the chest and smile to your heart, you can self-activate a feeling of calmness or positive emotion which lead to the ability to self-regulate and maintain your composure. This is much needed in this day and time.
The heart energy generates the body’s most powerful and extensive rhythmic electromagnetic field. The electrical field produced by the heart is 60 times greater in amplitude than the brain and permeates every cell in the body. The magnetic component is approximately 5000 times stronger than the brain’s magnetic field and can be detected several feet away from the body with sensitive magnetometers (Braden, 2000).
Heart Energy – More than just a muscle
The heart is not like most muscles that rely on nerve impulses to cause them to contract. The heart muscle contracts on its own accord. The heart has muscle cells that have the ability to contract spontaneously, and these cells work by generating electrical signals that spread to the rest of the heart and cause it to contract with a regular, steady beat.
This electrical signal is known as the electromagnetic heart function. The heart generates a continuous series of electromagnetic pulses in which the time interval between each beat varies dynamically and complexly. The heart’s ever-present rhythmic field has a powerful influence on processes throughout the body. We have demonstrated, for example, that brain rhythms naturally synchronize to the heart’s rhythmic activity, and also that during sustained feelings of love or appreciation, the blood pressure and respiratory rhythms, among other oscillatory systems, entrain to the heart’s rhythm (Braden, 2000).
In 1903, William Einthoven, a Dutch physiologist and Nobel laureate, founded the modern field of electrocardiography. Einthoven invented the string galvanometer, making it possible to do precise measurements of electrical activity produced by the beating human heart.
The heart does much more than pumping blood continuously throughout our life. As our body changes, so does the demand for oxygen, and the heart responds to this need. It works differently during sleep than in the middle of a three-mile run. The circulatory system and the heart can respond instantaneously to shifting situations. Further, the heart is the first organ created when formed in the womb, and it is the last organ to stop when we pass away. It is the first and the last – the “alpha and omega.”
Words create and carry vibrations. According to Dr. Paul Pearsall, all living things are made of cells with trillions of tiny tuning forks, which resonate together by the energy of the heart, the cells reverberate in a concert of energetic harmony. Cellular consciousness is the ability to communicate desires and needs (McFeature, 2009). The healing path understands the importance of awareness and intention of thoughts, words, and emotions that cause vibrations and energy resulting in a physical response.
Just for today…find a silent place and sit down…..take three deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth…picture your heart and listen for the heart beat…now smile to your heart and reflect gratitude for each breath and the love of the divine creator source.
Cinthia McFeature, Ph.D.
Braden, G. (2000). The Isaiah Effect. New York, NY: Green Rivers Press.
Childre D., Martin H. (1999). The HeartMath Solution. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco
McFeature, B. & McFeature, C. (2009). HeartPath practitioner: A practitioner’s guide – The healing journey through the life narrative into the heart of the divine. Mustang, OK: Tate Publishing.