Connect with the Heart... Heal the Body
Dr. David Suzuki tells us that condensed molecules of the air we exhale from verbal expressions of anger, hatred and jealousy actually contain toxins. Accumulated over one hour, these toxins are enough to kill 80 guinea pigs. According to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (2007), there is a documented link between stress and an increased risk for heart attacks, depression, cancer and the progression of HIV and AIDS and that workplace stress may be as bad for one’s heart as smoking and high cholesterol. Imagine the damage you are doing to your physical body when you experience negative, self-sabotaging thoughts.
The heart contains around 40,000 cells like those found in the brain. The consciousness of the heart can actually change how the brain processes information which can affect how energy flows in the body. Since 1991, the Heart Math Institute has conducted leading-edge research on how the heart continuously communicates with the brain and body via the nervous system, hormonal system and bio-electromagnetic interactions. The Heart Math system has been tested in healthcare, educational, corporate and athletic settings around the world. Through what is referred to as heart-brain coherence, the body learns how to remain in a healthier, stronger state. The human heart generates a stronger electromagnetic field than any other organ in the human body. This electromagnetic field changes in relation to your emotions affecting every cell in the body. Besides generating the strongest electromagnetic field, the heart has an intelligence of its own, so some neuro-cardiologists refer to it as the “heart-brain”.
Scientists are able to measure the physiological effects of emotions; a form of energy that runs through your body like an electrical current. As the electrical current of an emotion travels along the neural pathways in the brain, it triggers a release of chemicals that communicate with the rest of the body. If adrenaline is released, it places your body in a high-alert state. This is great if it helps you to escape from danger. However, over a long period of time, adrenaline can be very damaging to your body suppressing your immune system. Negative emotions actually weaken your body, while positive emotions strengthen your body. Recent medical studies prove that depression causes the blood platelets to become more sticky, clogging arteries and veins leading to heart disease. A weak body is at greater risk for disease.
It’s important to look at what is happening in your life around the time that you develop a medical problem. Regurgitating negative thoughts only serves to worsen the situation. The brain believes it keeps us out of trouble, as it thinks in terms of what has the most payoff. The heart, on the other hand, allows us to feel what is best thereby connecting us to our intuition and to a more highly-evolved consciousness. The mind wants to stay within the restrictive comfort zone with which it is familiar. Choosing to pay attention to the mind rather than listening to what the heart is trying to communicate can make all the difference in the world as to whether you maintain health or succumb to illness.
When you tune into your heart, separating from your thoughts and emotional reactions, you discover that the heart has a very clear way of guiding you. The heart speaks from genuine feeling and authenticity, in the present moment whereas the mind often speaks from faulty perceptions and fears, at the root of stress, anxiety, and depression. Most of us have been taught that the heart is constantly responding to “orders” sent by the brain. However, the heart actually sends more signals to the brain than the brain sends to the heart. Moreover, these heart signals have a significant effect on brain function. Not only does the heart respond to the brain, but the brain continuously responds to the heart. What’s important to know is that your heart emits a much stronger electro-magnetic force field than your brain. Think of it as the ace in a deck of cards.
When we feel anxious, we release chemicals that, over time, affect the health of our bodies. In his book The Biology of Belief, cell biologist, Dr. Bruce Lipton, talks about how a cell is either in defense mode or in growth mode; it cannot be in both at once. Your thoughts, feelings, emotions and beliefs profoundly affect your health. Your reactions to situations cause your body to release hormones such as serotonin and oxytocin (good for you) or cortisol and adrenaline (too much can kill you).
Simply put: a positive perspective creates good health and destructive thoughts create disease. Your emotions and experiences are “energy”, stored in the cellular memory of your body. There is no way that you can experience some event without having it leave some kind of imprint on your cellular health. When your body attempts to communicate with you to tell you that something is wrong, it speaks to you in symptoms. Symptoms are the body’s ways of saying “Hey, I’m talking to you!” More often than not, this message is rooted in faulty perceptions that, over time, damage the cells that lead to the symptoms.
Humans are not “mechanical things”. We think, we feel, we hurt. And when we allow our thinking to control us, we become sick. Through regression hypnosis, we connect with the heart to replace those health-depleting thoughts that made you sick in the first place. It enables you to reclaim your health. You have the inherent power to do that.
Get out of your head and into your heart. You’re worth it.
“If someone wishes for good health, he must first ask if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness.
Only then is it possible to help him.”
Heather Gunn, RN, is a certified clinical hypnotherapist,
non-denominational minister and Reiki master teacher.
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