I perceive a healthy heart like the shining sun. It nourishes us beautifully, shines brightly, and feels peaceful.
I am trying to sense what Jesus’ heart was like – a bright sun emanating wisdom, and what we call a Christ’s consciousness – the embodied connection between the heart, the brain, and the sacred. Jesus must have been wearing his healing heart on his sleeves. He had so much to teach and give that protecting himself and hiding his gifts was not on his agenda when called to serve and change the world.
A healthy heart glows from a distance. I think that we can all make this happen. A healthy heart radiates a healthy energy that makes everybody feel good. We like people for the heart energy they emanate and project towards us.
The lasting connections we have in our lives are based on this invisible heart to heart connection that we honor and cherish.There is trust in this thread, and integrity, honor and respect. We communicate through this heart energy that we like the other people, that we treasure their spirit, and their beautiful selves.
In a way we all wear our hearts on our sleeves, like Jesus, because our heart energy doesn’t lie. Research shows that the heart’s energy field is much stronger than that of the brain. “The heart is hundred times more electromagnetically powerful than the brain” (In awe of the heart, Pearsall, 2007). The heart is constantly emitting energy all around us, and the energy of the heart is easier to measure in comparison to the brains. “The heart’s energy can be measured form several feet away from the body” (Pearsall, 2007).
New advances in neurocardiology reveal that the heart has its own neuro-circuitry and acts as a processing center for information, stimuli and cognitive functions. The heart’s nervous system contains around 40,000 neurons called sensory neurites that are in two-way communication with the brain, which also regulate cardiac function.
“Research shows that the heart, in fact, literally thinks, feels, and remembers; is formed and nurtured; by and connects with others hearts” (In awe of the heart, Pearsall, 2007).
We all intuitively know that life revolves around the heart, and that the meaning we create in life is somehow all about our heart-felt experiences. Steve Jobs once said at a Stanford graduation ceremony that “Your heart and intuition already know what you would like to become. Everything else is secondary.”
The heart is an amazing organ. The French philosopher Blaise Pascal used to say that the heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing about. We are in love with logic and analysis, but life is, in so many ways, an illogical place. Human beings have been chasing their own tail in prioritizating logic over all else. While elusiveness and beauty and mystery is forsaken.
The most exquisite things in life are veiled in mystery. We can’t pin them down that is why we are drawn to them. That is why we are so intrigued by the heart, and afraid at the same time.
The link between the heart and intuition has been demonstrated by research such as at the HeartMath Institute. But the role intuition plays in our lives is an emerging science that hasn’t been studied extensively yet. Using intuition is a healing process because we accept and welcome in our lives the mystery that surrounds our human existence. We are as mystical as we are logical, and both sides enrich our lives and makes us more whole.
If the heart’s energetic field is so powerful, is it possible that the more intuitive and connected we become to the larger interconnected world, the more we open our hearts to new sensory input and energies? Anybody who has spent time developing intuitive skills reports an increased emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. The infusion of new wisdom into our lives, and healthier energies allow our hearts to safely let go and transform. Our hearts slowly heal from our misguided perceptions and illusions.
I think that intuition somehow helps us make better and healthier decisions for ourselves, our hearts and our lives. By balancing the power of the logical brain and our social conditioning, perceptual shifts start happening. And in bringing more awareness to our hearts, we create more fulfilled and meaningful lives.
The more we integrate intuitive ways of being and thinking, the more awe and wonder we experience. Our sensory system becomes more sensitive to the beauty, insights and impressions we receive. We start experiencing life in beautiful new ways, and we experience positive and empowering emotions.
“Pearsall (2007) says: “I am learning that awe happens when something occurs that causes our heart to somehow manage to free itself from the dominance of our brain and to cause us to feel profoundly connected with the world in new, challenging, and sometimes frightening ways.”