Did you know that the human heart is the organ that generates the strongest electromagnetic field of any organ of the human body?
In fact, the electromagnetic field of your heart can be measured up to a few feet away from your body. Furthermore, this energy field changes in relation to your emotions.
One thing you should know about electromagnetic field is that every organ and cell in your body generate an energy field. Since the heart generates the strongest electromagnetic field, the information stored in its electromagnetic field affects every organ and cell in your body.
Could this be why the heart is the first organ to function in a fetus?
Besides generating the strongest electromagnetic field, the heart has an intelligence of its own, which is why many neurocardiologists refer to it as the heart-brain or the fifth brain.
According to neurocardiologists, the heart isn’t made of only muscle cells but also neurons.
Researchers at the Institute of HeartMath have done experiments proving that the heart’s role isn’t limited to just pumping blood (Science of The Heart – Exploring the Role of the Heart in Human Performance).
They believe it has its own intelligence and plays a major role in the perception of reality.
The heart, brain, and feelings
The brain and the heart are sometimes said to work in opposition.
We are constantly trying to determine whether to place more emphasis on our thoughts or feelings. Rational people would say that the mind is the key to keeping us out of trouble, as the mind thinks in terms of what has the most payoff and is quite possible the safest or most calculated risk.
The heart on the other hand allows us to feel what is best at an internal level that connects to our intuition.
Operating with either one of these alone, only the mind or the heart, can sometimes lead us into trouble.
- The mind can be afraid to seek happiness outside of the comfort zone
- The heart sometimes urges decisions that are unknown and risky
But using the two in balance can bring great clarity to a person.
Follow the heart is a common phrase that is tossed around, but it isn’t necessarily easy to enact. Follow the heart means letting deep feelings draw us one way or another without a logical answer or obvious reasoning.
This organ provides a feeling of intuition or guidance, but we must have the contentment and the confidence to understand when it is pushing us in a direction, and then act upon this with complete faith in the outcome.
Our feelings are what help us to understand the world beyond logic and therefore they are the keys to understanding the spiritual aspects of ourselves.
The intelligence of the heart
Some researchers and neurocardiologists are pushing the idea that the heart can actually act like another brain, helping to guide us with a different format of intelligence.
Many physiological studies are currently being done regarding the interconnection of the heart and the brain, and why certain sensations and feelings are experienced at the level of the heart. Generally, love and certain emotional states are felt at the heart level, producing different physiological reactions of the heart.
Heartbeats have been found to be affected by inner states and emotions, including disorder in heart rhythms when we are experiencing stress or negative emotion. Conversely, when we are feeling positively, the heart rhythms are more cohesive and beat more regularly and steadily.
The nervous system of the heart contains roughly 40,000 neurons or sensory neurites. One of its roles is to monitor the heart’s hormones, neurochemicals, heart rate, and pressure information. The information of how these chemicals behave is also sent to the brain.
The heart and brain are always communicating through the vagus nerve system and the electromagnetic field of the body. It is through this dynamic communication process that the consciousness of the heart can change how the brain process information.
This process can also affect how energy flows in the body.
These findings indicate that the heart works with the brain and body, including the amygdala, to process emotions and incorporate emotional memories.
The amygdala is the part of the brain that assists us in making decisions about incoming information and processing them based on our past experiences. This shows a link between the emotions and feelings and the actual brain and body physiology. Other mental attitudes and stress also affect the body and our overall health, and these issues can be linked to the heart as well.
Recent scientific research has determined that the emotions of anger, anxiety, and other negative feelings can significantly increase the risk of heart disease. Therefore, stressful situations and high anxiety levels negatively affect the heart as an organ.
Connecting the brain and the heart as its own emotional processing center is a topic that many researchers are focused on. It has been shown that emotions experienced mentally will also manifest physically in the body, and feelings can affect the rhythms and beating of the heart.
The best way to maintain a healthy heart is to not only eat a healthy diet, but also incorporate meditation techniques to balance the energy of the heart and brain.
Why the heart holds the key to world peace
The heart helps us to understand the world through feelings. It allows us to understand our reality in a universal kind of way, giving us universal characteristics.
This biological electromagnetic field generator allows us to understand each other at the emotional level and beyond, giving us a sense of connection to all things:
|For centuries, the heart has been considered the source of emotion, courage and wisdom. At the Institute of HeartMath (IHM) Research Center, we are exploring the physiological mechanisms by which the heart communicates with the brain, thereby influencing information processing, perceptions, emotions and health. We are asking questions such as: Why do people experience the feeling or sensation of love and other positive emotional states in the area of the heart and what are the physiological ramifications of these emotions? How do stress and different emotional states affect the autonomic nervous system, the hormonal and immune systems, the heart and brain? Over the years we have experimented with different psychological and physiological measures, but it was consistently heart rate variability, or heart rhythms, that stood out as the most dynamic and reflective of inner emotional states and stress. It became clear that negative emotions lead to increased disorder in the heart’s rhythms and in the autonomic nervous system, thereby adversely affecting the rest of the body. In contrast, positive emotions create increased harmony and coherence in heart rhythms and improve balance in the nervous system. The health implications are easy to understand: Disharmony in the nervous system leads to inefficiency and increased stress on the heart and other organs while harmonious rhythms are more efficient and less stressful to the body’s systems. More intriguing are the dramatic positive changes that occur when techniques are applied that increase coherence in rhythmic patterns of heart rate variability. These include shifts in perception and the ability to reduce stress and deal more effectively with difficult situations. We observed that the heart was acting as though it had a mind of its own and was profoundly influencing the way we perceive and respond to the world. In essence, it appeared that the heart was affecting intelligence and awareness. Source|
This emotional connection is what creates bonding between individuals. For these reasons, the human heart holds the key to uniting humanity.
When we learn how to think with our heart, it becomes easier for us to understand others and thus achieving world peace will be a lot easier.
by P.L. Chang