I believe as Children we follow and live by our hearts. I also believe as adults we would be better off to do the same. But as children We are then taught to over ride our hearts and not to trust that guidance. We are told who we should love, how we should love, what we should and should not love, and in many cases how we should feel. We are taught to control our emotions, and not to wear our hearts on our sleeves. But throughout history and in many teachings it is believed that the heart should be our guide and it should rule the brain.
“The most common denominator in all religions is that the heart is the seat of wisdom,”
(Rollin McCraty Ph.d, director of research at HeartMath Institute).
“The soul sits at the center of the heart, as though in a house.”
Hildegard of Bingen, Twelfth century Christian mystic
Aristotle considered the heart as the center of reason, thought, and emotion, Senior to the brain in importance. Ninth century Arabic philosopher Abu Nasr al-Farabi believed that, “The ruling organ in the human body is the heart; the brain is a secondary ruling organ subordinated to the heart.”
Auguste Comte, a 19th century French philosopher declared that the brain should be servant to the heart. It is not just spiritually speaking, there is science to support that the heart is not just circulating blood throughout our bodies. According to Gregg Braden, “It can offer mystical-sounding experiences such as moments of deep intuition (instant knowing), non-local intuition (including remote viewing), pre-cognition (knowing that something will happen before it actually occurs) and the transformation of unhealthy subconscious beliefs into healthy ones, all begin in the heart.”
Scientist have revealed sensory neurites (brain-like cells) in the heart, this is in line with ancient spiritual traditions and beliefs. When you tune your heart to work together in harmony with your brain some 1,400 biochemical reactions occur resulting in powerful effects on your immune response, along with a great many other benefits. These include a super immune system and the awakening of anti-aging hormones that promote longevity, and trigger healing. When you connect to your heart and focus on good feelings such as compassion, love, gratitude or appreciation, the heart and brain are harmonized and the enzyme called telomerase that is designed to reverse the aging process is activated.
In the human fetus, the heart is the first organ to form in our bodies. It forms and starts beating before the brain is developed.
Health studies have proved that intense anger has an adverse effect on the heart, increasing the risk of a heart attack by five times. Intense Grief is also extremely unhealthy. You are 21 more times likely to have a heart attack the day immediately after you have lost a loved one. Studies have shown that people who have suffered prolonged stressful situations, such as soldiers, combat veterans, doctors, all have higher rates of heart problems than the rest of the population.
When we Love and experience pleasure, joy or contentment, happy thoughts or childlike play we activate the heart chakra, bringing about a compassionate and healing energy. The Heart's warmth and joy expand and flow into the Lung, and from there into the whole body. The Heart also warms regions of the body that are cold, such as the Lung or Kidneys.
“The power of HEART is much stronger than the power of MIND to empower our life.” ANJU
Let your heart be your guide, trust it, live by it.
The mind is a powerful thing! As Children we are given great Imaginations and as we get older we are told and taught to stop playing make believe and encouraged to think logically. We shut down our imagination because we have to be grown up.
Our brains are divided into two hemispheres, Right and Left. The left side of the brain is responsible for controlling the right side of the body. It also performs tasks that have to do with logic, such as in science and mathematics. On the other hand, the right hemisphere coordinates the left side of the body, and performs tasks that have do with creativity and the arts. It is thought that people prefer one type of thinking over the other. For example, a person who is “left-brained” is thought to be more logical, analytical, and objective.
A person who is “right-brained” is said to be more intuitive, creative, emotional, thoughtful, and subjective. It is in the Left side of the brain that we create, imagine, and understand emotions, and it is here that we are able to bring about self healing.
“A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it”.
Albert Einstein said “I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.”
I certainly agree, and know the importance of the Imagination in creating the life you wish to live. But it goes beyond that, when your heart and brain/mind work together in harmony amazing things happen with your health, wealth and life as a whole.
“Intelligence entails a strong mind, but Genius entails a heart of a lion in tune with a strong mind”.
Christian D Larson says “When the mind becomes so completely absorbed in perfect health that all sickness is forgotten, all the powers of mind will proceed to create health, and every trace of sickness will soon disappear. When the mind becomes so completely absorbed in higher attainments and in greater achievements that all thought of failure is forgotten, all the forces of mind will begin to work for the promotion of those attainments and achievements. The person will be gaining ground every day, and greater success will positively follow.
In both my health coaching and my energy healing teachings the mind plays a very important role. Every symptom in our body starts with a thought process, or conflict theme. Thoughts of self-devaluation weaken our bodies and our immune systems, limit our abundance and keep us from achieving our Life goals. Teaching someone to upgrade those thoughts bring about healing, and break negative energy cycles.
“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes”
“Who looks outside, Dreams; who looks inside, Awakes”.
“Never under estimate the Power of the Mind. Persist in creating new thoughts to prevent falling back into negative patterns. It is an ongoing struggle and you have to commit to winning if you are to succeed”.
Studies have shown that there are no longer doubts that what happens in the brain influences what happens in the body. If you ever wonder why positivity is such a big deal to health and wellness, look under the microscope. The mechanism for the connection between health and positivity may be found right in our very cells. Numerous studies from multiple leading medical centers including Johns Hopkins University, Harvard School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health have shown an indisputable link between having a positive outlook and health benefits like lower blood pressure, less heart disease, better weight control, and healthier blood sugar levels. When facing a health crisis, actively enhancing positive emotions can boost the immune system and counter depression. So when it comes to spirituality as well as human physiology, positivity is mandatory for your physical, mental and spiritual health success. It’s like the secret formula to personal success is hidden right in your very cells.
“There is a scientific explanation of healings by the power of the Mind over matter which demonstrates that such healings are not miracles, but are within Nature’s law which cannot be transcended by either man or God. The fact that they were beyond man’s comprehension did not prove that they were supernatural – for an airplane or radio would have been thought supernatural to dwellers in places far removed even one generation ago”.
Everything is energy, and Energy is everything. Everything is connected, You, me, and the world around us. The water in the ocean and the clouds in the sky, the trees and the animals are all connected. Everything comes from the same source and returns to that source. Everything is one!
Thoughts (mind) and feelings (heart) are energy as well. What we think and feel influences everything and everyone on this planet. In this way, we create our own reality, because mind rules over matter, and heart rules over mind.
Many spiritual traditions and beliefs have viewed everything in the Universe as a part of an interconnected web of Energy flowing from one source. Now, Science has caught up and proven that everything IS energy. Quantum Physics is now offering conclusive evidence of this most basic fact of our universe. Quantum Physics proves that solid matter does not exist in the universe. Everything is made of atoms. Atoms are not solid, they are made up of protons, neutrons, and electrons. In the center of the atom, the protons and neutrons are packed together, while the electrons swirl around the outside and move so quickly that we never know exactly where they are from one moment to the next. Atoms, which make up Everything (Objects and substances that we Call solid), are actually made up of 99.99999% space. This shows that everything is made up of energy. The energy that makes you is the same energy that makes water, trees, rocks, the chair that you sit on, your phone, and your computer.
When we bring these Spiritual beliefs and scientific proof together, it is not difficult to understand how Energy healing works. It is not “new age” in fact Energy healing is as old as civilization itself. Ancient civilizations such as Indian, Chinese, Mayan and Egyptian have all practiced Energy healing. It is a fully developed medicinal system used to promote health of body, mind and spirit. Energy healing works on the subtle energy systems, which include your aura, chakras, meridians and light body of your physical, etheric and astral bodies, with the goal of ensuring your mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
Energy healing is used to ensure that energy within your body flows freely and clearly. Energy healing stimulates the flow of energy and removes any blockages to allow your body to naturally heal itself. Our demanding and hectic lifestyles, barrage of negativity, and ongoing thoughts of self-devaluation, trigger disruptions in our physical and energetic bodies. Which, in turn lead to mental, emotional and physical disease. The health of the energy system is a reflection of the health of the mind, body and spirit. Any energy imbalance in your human body would create an obstruction in the flow of energy, which results in illness and disease. Proper alignment of thoughts, words, and actions along with a balanced energy field leads to good health and a smooth flow of energy.
When your Heart and Mind are aligned with Love and positive thoughts, the health of your body will follow.
Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health.
- Health does not come from Medicine! It comes from peace of mind, peace in heart, peace in soul. It comes from laughter and love!
- Health is not just about what you’re eating it’s also about what you’re thinking and saying.
- Your health is an Investment Not an Expense!
Health is not simply an absence of symptoms. It is a balance of the heart, the mind, and the energy that makes up all. It is my belief that when you live from your heart, and use the power of your mind to affect the energy that flows, good health will follow.