“I believe the heart, is the only thing we can trust.” ~ Maya Angelou
Have you ever been laying down and put attention on your heart’s palpitations? It’s so beautiful. And the best is that your heart is not only pumping blood to keep you alive if it is that you are really living.
The heart is much more than that. And here you’ll get to discover some of the heart secrets that you can put into practice right away to enhance your day to day living.
The heart has also a nervous system just like our brain and therefore it registers things as the brain does. It’s like having two memories.
According to Gregg Braden, there is a heart’s intelligence. There are about 40,000 sensory neurons in a form of neural network and they can feel and remember independently from the brain.
Our experiences good or bad, they are registered in both places, cranial brain and the heart.
“The heart is the seat of our existence.” ~Gregg Braden
If you reflect on it. How many times have you said you have a “ good or bad feeling” about a certain situation or person? It is your heart’s intuition that is talking to you right there.
Or you might say “I feel it in my gut”. Well, what really happens, according to a HeartMat’s research, the information is sent to the heart first who will send the signal to the brain to respond in the body, therefore the gut,
So, the gut feeling path is: Heart → Brain → Body
“Every tradition speaks about the heart as being the essence of who we are.” ~Marci Shimoff
As you can read the heart is powerful. It is up to you to take care of it and use it to your own advantage.
Here are 5 heart secrets that will enhance the way you live
- Shifts Your Inner State
You are the creator of your emotions, and nobody can make you feel anything you don’t want to, everything depends on your thoughts. When creating positive emotions the heart rate slows down and the body feels calm, appreciation and perhaps joy which helps to decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
On the contrary, if you create negative emotions, you might feel anxiety, stress, anger, etc. and your heart pumping rate increases.
“HeartMath has discovered that our heart rhythm patterns are the best reflection of our inner state. By adding heart, you can shift in the moment into a state of balance and renewing feelings, such as appreciation, care, love and compassion.” ~www.heartmath.com
“The longest journey you will make in your life is from your head to your heart.” ~Sioux saying
- Provides Longevity
Who doesn’t want to get old and healthy? Did you know about this heart secret?
According to the abstract: Heart Rate, Life Expectancy and the Cardiovascular System: Therapeutic Considerations.
“The association between heart rate and life expectancy has been attributed to the metabolic rate, which is greater in smaller animals and is directly associated with heart rate.”
We come back to the fact that heart rate places an important role in our daily lives, in our health and in our life span too.
- Gives Answers
By connecting to your heart in a safe place, you can obtain answers that will serve you, try it on!
Gregg Braden says that by touching and connecting to your heart you can do this. Place your fingertips on your heart center and slow your breathing (take deep breaths in and out) as soon as you feel safe there’s a switch that frees the rejuvenating and healing chemistry in the body.
Braden stated that by slowing down your breathing and focusing in your heart, that is the doorway to the heart intelligence.
Heart neurons are linked to a wisdom, an intelligence that is right for us, for each person, Braden confirmed. Before you can finish the question your heart has already responded to you because you had previously made the question in your mind, but this time you asked it directly.
“The heart is bound to a type of intuition that is not bound by limits of time and space” ~Mark Nepo
You can see the interview about heart intelligence by clicking here.
- Sets you Free
We tend to close our hearts to uncomfortable or hurtful situations or people. Because we don’t want to feel or remember those moments.
Since we can not go hide somewhere for the rest of our lives, we tend to close down and protect ourselves with a shield. And every time we do that we restrain our heart, our Being to be free.
And on the contrary, we tend to leave our hearts open in moments of happiness, excitement, pleasure, joy and peace.
As Michael A. Singer says in the book The Untethered Soul, “If you want to be free, it all has to be equality exposed to your awareness and release”. [Chapter 7, Transcending the Tendency to Close].
Meaning, it’s required that you are conscious and present so you can spot the moment and choose to leave your heart open and let go, no matter what the situation is.
I’m not saying it is easy, it is a day to day commitment. Practice it, you’ll be surprised how you start releasing burdens and begin freeing yourself.
“We are asked to let in beauty, while we are suffering”. ~Mark Nepo
- Empowers Your Love Expansion
As mentioned before, you have the ability to create positive emotions within you and in case you didn’t know you have also the ability to share it with others.
And that ability can empower you with peace, compassion, contentment, gratitude and love.
Here is how you can expand love:
Take a few deep conscious breaths through your nose until you feel your belly and chest full of air. Feel that sensation of liveliness and presence.
Now close your eyes, and imagine how every time you feel your chest inflated your heart expands, more and more. And visualize how every time you inhale your heart irradiates light coming out of your chest, and every time you exhale you can expand it all around you, as far as you want.
“Wherever your heart is, there you’ll find your treasure.” ~ Paulo Cohelo
Quotes from the movie “The Power of the Heart”.
Do the exercise of Love Expansion as long as you wish and share your experience in the comments below.
Sending you lots of expanded love.