The mystical powers of the heart have been written about for centuries and often referred to as the 'intuitive heart,' 'higher intelligence' 'higher-wisdom,' 'high-self' and 'soul.' Now there is scientific proof the ancients may have known profound truths. Scientific breakthroughs on heart intelligence and the dynamic relationship it has with the brain have revolutionized the role the heart plays in everything, including human consciousness, emotional regulation, and the way we perceive reality. Many believe that the heart may be the software that controls, influences, and changes the brains hardware, making it the single most vital organ in the human body.
The heart has a brain with neurons thousands of times stronger than brain neurons, its own intelligence and consciousness. Not only does it provide the rhythm for the body's orchestration of vital processes, influencing everything from health and emotional regulation, to thoughts and perceptions, it is our connection to a higher consciousness and the quantum field. Research has shown that the heart decodes and processes our intuitive information, sending that information to the brain prior to any of the other sensory inputs. The heart is the most consistent source of rhythmic systems of the body. Heart neurons have short and long term memory and went they connect with the brain our emotional experience is shifted. In fact the heart sends more neural traffic to the brain than the brain sends to the heart. These inputs are major contributors against which the NOW is compared to memory templates, especially as it relates to our emotions.
Heart and E-Emotions
The heart has an enormous field that can be measured up to several feet away from the human body. The hearts electromagnetic field changes according to emotions. The heart senses energy in other humans and sends that information to the brain faster than any other sensory input. Your heart will scan another person energetically to determine if they are friend or foe. Positive emotions enlarge its energy field while negative emotions diminishing it. Unconsciously we are all hyper-aware of the energy emitted by others individually, and in a group setting. Surprisingly, when groups gather their hearts will sync rhythmically and individual energy will merge into a group energetic field. This happens in relationships, families, communities, businesses, groups, and even globally. We humans are more energy than particle.
The heart is the mind/body/spirit's rhythm section of emotional self-regulation. When we slow down habitual patterns of thinking our nervous system calms down and allows us to connect with our higher consciousness, inner wisdom, and intuition. In this state, heart neurons literally take over the brains neural pathways interrupting default responses before the brain receives its external sensory information. Think mindfulness and meditation.
This process is referred to as "coherence." In a coherent state, the hearts electromagnetic field extends far beyond our physical bodies improving decision making, mental clarity, compassion, creativity, inspiration and innovation. It creates an increased sense of well-being with positive feelings signaling the brain to releases feel-good hormones like oxytocin - the hug drug. This energy is so powerful it affects other humans, creates trust, and invites authentic connection. Much like a drum circle, our hearts have the ability to sync and beat at the same rhythm, co-regulating each other's emotional states.
When we move out of the ego-mind into our heartmind we connect with something greater than the physical world. From here, we can manifest the reality we want to create. Scientifically speaking, if enough people practice individual and social coherence, it could literally contribute to global coherence and a shift in human consciousness.
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