In the castle of Brahman, our own body, there is a small shrine in the form of a lotus flower, and within can be found a small space. We should find who dwells in this little space within the heart, and we should want to know him. – Chandogya Upanishad
Our sun travels through the galaxy in an orbit that is 26,000 years long. On Dec 21, 2012, we will reach the end of one of these great cycles. For thousands of years the laws of matter have dominated Spirit and now in this new age, Spiritual laws will rule matter. Many of the ancient traditions tell us that we must live from our hearts to make this mass shift of consciousness – our very survival depends on it.
So what does that mean? And more importantly, how do we do it?
Firstly, it is important to understand the nature of the heart. Modern science is finally catching up to what sages and mystics have been telling us all along about the importance of the heart to our Spiritual Evolution.
Here are 5 Things to Know About the Heart:
1. Your Heart Beats in Sync with Mother Earth
The Earth has a heartbeat (resonant frequency) called the Schumann Resonance which has been 7.8 cycles for thousands of years, but has been rising since 1980. (It is at about 12 cycles at present and increasing each year). Planet Earth is our mother and our heart beat must synch with hers. When we are not in sync, we feel fearful, insecure and anxious that there is not enough time in the day. To counteract these effects, make time to be with your Mother: go out in nature, breathe fresh air, look at the sky. As you intentionally send the frequency of Love from your heart to the center of the Earth, you will feel her Love return back to you.
2. The Heart has its Own Brain
Science has discovered that 60-65 percent of the heart is made up of neurons that connect directly to the limbic system. What we think of as ‘the brain’ is not just in the head – but also in the heart. These neurons have a direct connection with the right hemisphere of the brain and is responsible for dreaming, intuition, and creativity. The ancients tell us that we used to create our world with our hearts. When you visualize or pray, bring your awareness to your heart
“ Whenever you pray with the head, it takes a long time before you see the desired goal. Whenever you sing or pray from the heart, it will be timeless, spaceless and absolutely effective. Praying from the heart is 108 trillion times more effective than praying from the head.” – Yogi Bhajan
3. The Heart Has its Own Electromagnetic Field
Heart cells are unique in that they produce strong and measurable electromagnetic signals extending as far as twelve to fifteen feet from the body in the shape of a torus. The electromagnetic field of the earth, the solar system, and the galaxy has the same toroidal shape. The quality of our thoughts and feelings affect the electromagnetic field of the heart which in turn affects all the people around us.
We are all connected to one another through these electromagnetic fields and to that of the earth’s electromagnetic field. This is why when we see harm done to another we can feel it – because in truth, it is also being done to us.
One of the 5 Sutras for the Aquarian Age is Recognize the Other Person is You.
4. Heart Cells Naturally Beat in Unison
Science has discovered that if the cells of the heart are removed and separated they will beat at their own unique rhythm. When these cells are brought together they will naturally synchronize and start beating in unison.
This is why when you listen to someone speaking from the heart you feel included in the conversation. No matter how large the group, it feels as though that person is speaking directly to you. The heart is beyond duality and conflict – it is the perfect balance point where the upper and lower chakras meet. The heart does not judge others as higher or lower- it knows we are all brothers and sisters on this planet.
When you experience conflict with someone this is an opportunity to bring compassion to the situation. Go into your heart and see and feel things from their point of view. If this is challenging, pray to the Infinite to see this person as God sees them. Relate to their light not their darkness (ego).
5. The Heart Responds to Laughter
Science has discovered that a hearty laugh causes the lining of our blood vessel walls (called endothelium) to relax, increasing blood flow for up to 45 minutes afterwards. Damage to the endothelium can lead to the narrowing of blood vessels and eventually cardiovascular diseases.
Laughter brings comfort to the heart. When you embrace your Divine Nature you can’t help but laugh at the silliness of the mind/ego and how perfect the world is – how perfect we all are.
What is this precious love and laughter budding in our hearts? It is the glorious sound of a soul waking up! – Hafiz
Blessed is he who makes his companions laugh. – The Koran
Make time to laugh for no reason – watch funny movies – hang out with people who make you laugh.
If you need some real ressurection paddles for your heart – Practice this Meditation for a Broken Heart for 40 days. It works with the heart meridian and will bring energy and prana to this area.