Our heart is wiser than our mind and is most often thought of as the very center of our soul. Sri Ramana Maharshi referred to the heart chakra as the drawing room of the mind where he could engage in social intercourse. It is midpoint between the lower and higher chakras and gateway to the divine.
It resonates with our mammalian nature, including the cerebellum in the brain and our entire limbic system. Feelings finally win out in most major decisions, even though we typically spend a lot of time thinking about the various factors first. It makes sense that positive heart energy can make a decisive difference in getting well.
Wellness is far more than the absence of disease or injury. It is living with an abundance of love, joy and peace. It is being truly alive and continuously exploring new possibilities. It is awakening as a creator within our creation, one with our Source.
The vibrations of love have an incomparable healing effect, both in terms of our loving others and our feeling that they love us. We all yearn for divine, transcendent love that is totally unconditional, that lets us be one with the universe. Even a single experience of this can change our lives forever.
Recently, researchers have discovered that our heart is far more than a highly efficient pump. It is, rather, an intelligent system rivaling that of the brain, with its own network of neurons, and a magnetic force far exceeding that of the brain, extending outward as much as eight feet.
This force is in phase with larger forces, including other people, animals, plants, even rocks. It is part of the biosphere reaching out to the ionosphere, impacted by solar flares. Exacting historical studies have revealed a high correlation between major flares and outstanding creative endeavors in society on the one hand and major eruptions of violence on the other.
The Heart Math Institute in Boulder Creek, California, has spent decades researching how these electrical fields interact and impact our health and well being. It recently launched the Global Coherence Initiative using an elaborate sensor monitoring system for people and the environment in various countries around the world, including Canada, Lithuania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and New Zealand.
Experts are even finding that trees are intelligent and can detect major earthquakes well in advance of their occurrence.
Their findings point to universal mind, that human emotions and consciousness interact with and encode information into the geomagnetic field, which is then globally distributed. They have come to believe that there is a feedback loop between human beings and our planet’s energetic / magnetic systems. To put it more plainly, love can impact the world around us on a vaster scale than we have thus far imagined.
This underscores the importance of psyco-spiritual approaches to healing. Being out in nature daily is recommended by Dr. Deepak Chopra, even if it just a local park or your backyard. More importantly, forgiving the people in your life can lead to major breakthroughs, as it has been found to cure cancer in seemingly miraculous ways.
You might make a list of people in your life who challenge you in any way, including both friends and enemies. You need to pay special attention to the people close to you, including spouse and family. Focus on the person at the very bottom of your list, and just forgive him or her.
How do you forgive someone who has hurt you deeply? To forgive means to release and let go. You can’t undo what has been done even a split-second ago. What happened happened. Who caused it is a secondary factor, although, in every case, you can bet that you had something to do with it.
Empowerment programs suggest that you assume total responsibility, even though you cannot readily see what you had to do with the event happening. They suggest the ideal relationship is 100% / 100% responsibility. You take 100% responsibility for both you and your partner, and your partner does the same for you.
Here also is where religion and the various spiritual paths can make a profound difference. The story of Jesus Christ giving his life on the cross for all humanity, not just for some of us, even His enemies, is a powerful example. All major traditions commend forgiveness in some form. Read more about Which Energy Techniques Will Heal You Faster here.
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I will share my own experience of experimenting with forgiveness. In anticipation of writing a book with my partner on global transformation, I found myself actually hating the current U.S. President. I realized that I could not, in good consciousness, proceed with our work unless I forgave that man.
This President was involved at the time in various military actions that resulted in the death of thousands of people, including the use of widespread bombing. I began then and there a daily practice that brought me deep into prayer and informed my future approach to the divine. I simply prayed a blessing for this particular President day in and day out, week after week, month after month and year after year.
While I am not sure that this President changed all that much, I developed a profound love for him without any effort on my part. I found first hand that you really can’t both bless and curse the same person. Your blessing wipes out your curse. This exercise had a profound cumulative effect over the years.
I began blessing daily entire nations, especially war-torn countries that might be considered global headaches. I began feeling spontaneous love welling up within me for all those people, viewing them as my fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. After years of doing this, I began to spontaneously love both friends and strangers. That love just came. I didn’t have to work it up.
I have been through surgery since then. While the surgery and healing wasn’t easy, I experienced a profound altered state of consciousness with everyone around me, including the attending nurses and physicians. I was communing with God spontaneously with no effort on my part. I found I had the ability to be completely present, totally with each person. I found a sense of gratitude and love beyond what I could imagine. It was, strangely enough, one of the highest experiences of my life.
Finally, I would strongly suggest gratitude as a heart energy healing force, commending the work of Rhonda Byrne in The Secret and her Gratitude Book, which I use every day. Rhonda, in her runaway best seller, suggests keeping a journal where your write down things to be grateful for. No matter how challenging the circumstances, even if you feel absolutely broke, be thankful for that.
Be thankful for life, itself. For your ability to walk and breathe, for the very life that was given to you. Do this every day. You will always find something to be thankful for, no matter how trivial it may seem. Rhonda even suggests listing things that you don’t actually have, but very much want, such as a dream mate, a dream car, or a dazzling career.
Be thankful to our Source and the Universe for it in advance, even though you don’t actually have it right now. You will find that often enough, what you dream of will materialize in strange and mysterious ways.
Rhonda’s book broke almost all best-seller awards, first as an Internet movie, and then as a DVD, and then finally as a book, selling millions of copies. Of all the promising techniques that she recommends, nothing can touch the power of gratitude. That, alone, justifies all the money she has made from all of it.
Be thankful for perfect health. You may be down with the flu, or even in the hospital with an injury. Nevertheless, be thankful. Like blessing and forgiveness, this has a cumulative effect. Those two things neutralize your playing field and open the door for new creation.
It is the process of doing this day after day, in good times and bad that makes the difference. I have found this to be the case in my own life. It is not that all my problems suddenly went away. It is that I was opened up to a higher quality of life than most people even dream of, not outwardly, but inwardly…divine love, joy and peace. At the end of her dream book, Rhonda quotes Meister Eckhart, “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘Thank You,’ that would suffice.”
Like the master poet Dante, let’s celebrate “the love that moves the sun and the other stars.”
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