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The Heart Only Speaks Love ~ Learning to Listen to your "Heart Brain" (w/videos)

Living in tune with your heart can be a totally new concept. Today we’re so wrapped up in making decisions based on endless logicality, Financial, and self service, that we never allow any space for the Heart centered decisions. The notion of living in a “cause and effect” mechanistic world seems to pervade our awareness. Whether it's the "Law of attraction" or "cause and effect" our every thought, word, and action, is creating what we are experiencing.

Heart intelligence is the flow of Love awareness, understanding, gratitude, and intuition we experience, when we make coherent alignment with the heart. It can be activated through self-initiated practice, of focusing on your true intentions. The more we pay attention when we sense the heart is speaking to us or guiding us, the greater our ability to access this higher Light and guidance more frequently.

Have you ever just had that feeling that you are supposed to do something, or you just naturally do something without even thinking, because it's the right thing to do? To hear our Heart speaking, we must allow the Love Energies, such as care, compassion, gratitude, giving, and unity back into our lives. The Heart only Speaks Love.


Levels of Intuition

“Ordinary intuition is a feeling, a gut instinct. Expert intuition is snap judgment, when you instantly recognize something familiar, the way a tennis pro knows where the ball will go from the arc and speed of the opponent’s racket. "

“The third kind, strategic intuition, is not a vague feeling, like ordinary intuition. Strategic intuition is a clear thought. And it’s not fast, like expert intuition. It’s slow. That flash of insight you had last night might solve a problem that’s been on your mind for a month.”

“We found that from the body perspective, the heart  is the first to receive these non-local signals, or intuitions, then they are passed to the brain. It’s a result I wouldn’t have predicted. The heart has access to information outside the boundaries of time and space. It’s been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt,” McCraty said.


The human heart, in addition to its other functions, actually possesses a heart-brain composed of about 40,000 neurons that can sense, feel, learn and remember. ... Research has shown that the heart communicates to the brain in several major ways and acts independently of the cranial brain.

Although the heart and brain are in constant communication, we can intentionally direct our heart to communicate to our brain and body in beneficial ways. When we experience sincere positive emotions, such as caring, compassion or appreciation, the heart processes these emotions, and the heart's rhythm becomes more coherent and harmonious. This information is sent to the brain and the entire body neurologically, biochemically, bio-physically and energetically.


The History of the Term "Heart Brain"

Research into the idea of heart intelligence began accelerating in the second half of the 20th century. During the 1960s and ’70s pioneer physiologists John and Beatrice Lacey conducted research that showed the heart actually communicates with the brain in ways that greatly affect how we perceive and react to the world around us. In 1991, the year the HeartMath Institute was established, pioneer neurocardiologist Dr. J. Andrew Armour introduced the term “heart brain.” He said the heart possessed a complex and intrinsic nervous system that is a brain.


Mysteries of the Human Heart

“The human heart has hidden treasures, in secret kept, in silence sealed.” — Charlotte Brontë

The human heart, the size of two adult fists, is mysterious, intelligent, powerful, and sometimes inexplicable. The Egyptians believed that Anubis, the god of the underworld and judge of the dead, weighed the hearts of the recently deceased against a feather — if the two balanced, the heart would be returned to owner. If the heart was heavier, it was weighted by bad deeds and fed to a monster.


Heart as Ruler of the Brain

Aristotle considered the heart as the center of reason, thought, and emotion, senior to the brain in importance. Ninth century Arabic philosopher Abu Nasr al-Farabi believed that, “The ruling organ in the human body is the heart; the brain is a secondary ruling organ subordinated to the heart.” Auguste Comte, a 19th century French philosopher declared that the brain should be servant to the heart.

“The most common denominator in all religions is that the heart is the seat of wisdom,” said Rollin McCraty Ph.d, director of research at the groundbreaking HeartMath Institute in Santa Cruz, CA. Twelfth century Christian mystic, Hildegard of Bingen, would agree. She wrote, “The soul sits at the center of the heart, as though in a house.”


The Heart Brain Connection

If you can read this, your heart is beating at twice the pace of most animals — and humans have vascular disease, while our cousins the great apes do not. With its own electrical impulse, he human heart can continue to beat if taken from the body. Beating heart cells grown in petri dishes synchronize with each other. The heart emits a signature electrical frequency thousands of times more powerful than anything else in the body.

Neurons, the brain cells responsible for processing sense-based input, send messages to the body, such as, “reach hand to pick up sandwich.” Neurons also transmit emotion. These specialized cells are found in the brain and nervous system, but importantly, also in the heart. Neurons can be harnessed to establish heart-brain coherence — In fact, heart neurons fire in conjunction with the brain neurons. The heart and brain are undisputedly, profoundly connected.