I am heart, therefore I think !

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On matters of the heart, Heartmath are certainly one of the leaders in this field and looking at their website http://www.heartmath.com/ shows us why. In 1992 stress researcher Dr Childre who founded Heartmath investigated the notion that the heart possesses powerful wisdom that could hold the key to spontaneous evolution of our species – pretty big stuff !  Their tag line is “A change of heart, changes everything”.  The data gathered confirmed ancient wisdom about the heart’s influence on life in so much as it has a mind of it’s own. This is a pretty radical idea that our heart has a mind, don’t you think?

In the 1970’s it was discovered that the heart has it’s own nervous system and at least 40,000 neurons in the heart communicate with brain centers like the amygdala, thalamus & cerebral cortex. Further research showed that the heart doesn’t obey the brains messages but interprets them and bases a response on the person’s current emotional status. This proved ancient wisdom was even more correct about the heart being linked to perceptions and behavioural reactions. Nice work, as this confirms our link between the heart and love is real and what’s more it is biochemically measurable.

Essentially what this means is that when you focus your attention on your heart and activate a core heart feeling such as love or appreciation your heartbeat changes to a more consistant pattern which then sets off a cascade of biochemical events which in turn effects nearly every organ in your body. This reduces the fight or flight mechanisms need to fire up and increases the growth promoting activity of the parasympathetic nervous system. In other words it reduces the production of stress hormone and increases the amount of precursor to anti-aging hormone DHEA being produced. How cool is that, if we love and not hate we slow down aging – got to be better than botox or surgery, right?

Our organs and body have a electromagnetic field that surrounds them and the hearts electromagnetic activity is 5,000 times greater than that of the brain. The hearts energy field can be read up to 10ft away from the body with current technology which has shown that negative feelings from the heart cause disharmony to the field whilst positive ones of love create harmony. So, if everyone sends out emotions into their heart electromagnetic field it means that the fields cross each other as we move around in everyday life and if feelings of love become entangled does this mean that love could become contagious and spread from one person to another?

Heartmath have launched a science based worldwide experiment to test the hypothesis of whether large groups of people can influence the field. If they find that it can, just imagine what this could do for world peace. I for one am going to practice finding more self love & giving out to others via the field. Care to join me?

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sflynn91
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 09:30:12

    This is fascinating stuff. I am doing some work with a psychologist for post traumatic stress disorder using EMDR. He recently said he would like to also try heartmath as well. I wasn’t quite sure what it was until I read your post. I believe there are no coincidences. This kind of stuff gets me excited. 🙂 I would be curious to see how that study goes.


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