HAVE YOU ever given thought to when we talk about emotions, why we talk about our heart so much more than any other parts of our body?
We don’t say your words hurt my liver or kidney;” we blurt out, “you hurt me”, “you hurt my feelings”, which means you hurt my heart.
Let’s explore this further.
Science has finally caught up with what the ancient people and mystics have always believed; that our heart is more than just an organ that pumps blood throughout our body.
In ancient history, we discover the heart is at the centre of all spiritual traditions.
As we dig deeper into many sacred texts, they often refer to the heart as the place where God and spirits dwell.
Most religious traditions talk about the heart not just as an organ but that it also feels, ponders, and remembers things.
It can even access information beyond our logical understanding.
We also now know the heart has its own brain.
As we look further into ancient cultures, we discover a theme:
in Taoism/Confucianism, the yin-yang symbol represents heart-mind;
in The Bible, the word “heart” appears over 1,000 times;
in Christianity, the cross and the heart are united;
in Catholic theology, the sacred heart of Jesus is the most used Catholic devotion.
In today’s world, the Dali Lama sums it up nicely:
“Never give up. No matter what is going on. Never give up. Develop the heart. Too much energy in your country is spent developing the mind instead of the heart. Be compassionate not just to your friends but to everyone. Be compassionate. Work for peace in your heart and in the world. Work for peace. And I say again. Never give up. No matter what is going on around you. Never give up.”
It all makes sense when you give it some thought.
So how did we lose the heart soul connection, where did it go?
Dr Joe Dispenza states in his book Becoming Supernatural:
“In the 17th century, during the early years of the scientific revolution, French philosopher Rene Descartes argues that the mind and body were two radically distinct substances.
Through this mechanistic view of the universe, people began to view the heart as an extraordinary machine.
The mechanism of the heart as a physical pump began to overshadow its nature as humanity’s connection to an innate intelligence.
Through scientific inquiry, the heart slowly ceased to be recognised as our connection to feelings, emotions, and our higher selves.
It has only been through the new science of the last few decades that we have begun to reconcile, understand, and recognise the true significance of the heart both as a source that generates electromagnetic fields and as our connection to the unified field.”
Find your self
Are you ready to try a little test?
Get your finger and point to you, yourself.
Now, where did you point?
Most people will point to the heart or chest area.
Is that a coincidence, or is this because our heart is connected to our spirit?
Find your heart
To reconnect with your innate being, your soul and heart, you can do some of the following:
Church or religious services
Time in nature
Time around children and pets
And focus on your heart and allow yourself to gently breathe in and out and allow positive feelings to radiate within it and around it.
When you quieten the mind, the heart will speak to you, the voice may be quiet, or it may be booming.
It’s that intuition you have.
You may say “my heart”, or “my gut” says yes or no.
Learn to reconnect and trust it.
Listen to your heart
In his book, The Heart’s Code, Dr Paul Pearsall, talks about a young girl who had a heart transplant.
After the successful transfer, the young girl started to have nightmares.
As the heart came from a young girl that was murdered, her dreams were taken seriously.
Her dreams were so accurate, that it led to the capture and conviction of the murderer.
Remember when the head and heart take opposing sides of an issue, don’t decide until they align, or you listen to your heart.
By doing this, you will reduce the “I should have listened to my instincts, heart or gut.”
If you feel lost, disconnected, hurt, anxious, remember to stop the mind chatter, by switching your attention to the heart and doing things that bring you to a state of calm, and ease helps.
If the condition moves beyond normal, seek professional help.