Happy Valentine’s Day!
What better time to share some extraordinary details about your heart:
1. Your head and your heart are connected.
In embryo, one of the earliest organs to form is called the Neural Tube. It gives rise to BOTH your brain and your heart. The cells that become your brain are literally towed from your heart into the location that will later become your cranium.
Your heart and brain maintain a continuous two-way dialogue throughout your life, and the signals your heart sends to your brain can influence your perception, emotional processing and higher cognitive functions. Neurocardiology researchers view this system and circuitry as a “heart brain”
2. Your Heart Is a Powerhouse!
Your heart does the most physical work of any muscle during your lifetime. If you live to be 80 years old, your heart will beat about 2.94 billion times!
Every day your heart pumps around 2000 gallons of blood and creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. In a lifetime that’s equivalent to driving to the moon and back.
3. Your Heart is Linked to Your Emotions
Your heart produces by far your body’s most powerful rhythmic electromagnetic field. This field can be measured several feet away with sensitive instruments, and researchers have found that when you experience different emotions, your heart’s field changes distinctly. Click on the computerized image of the heart’s field to enlarge.
The Institute for HeartMath has shared research showing that one person’s heart waves actually register in the brain waves of the people around them! Click image to enlarge.
Growing evidence also suggests that energetic interactions regarding the heart are related to intuition and other key aspects of human consciousness.
4. Your Heart Just Might Be Bigger Than You Know
Indian guru Baba Muktananda said, “There is only one heart. The one beating in my chest is essentially the same as the one in you.” He went on to say, “Billions of egos in heads up there, only one heart.” and this very well may be the case.
More recent research is showing that the field emerging out of your heart and surrounding your body is a spiraling form called a torus (think of water swirling down a whirlpool or a tornado). Interestingly this torus is similar to the torus-forms arising from earth’s core.
Here’s an animation of earth’s electromagnetic field:
As it turns out the entire universe may be a series of “nested” toruses (think russian dolls nestled one inside another) where the heart inside your chest and the ONE heart are all part an interconnected web of consciousness and matter.
So, no matter how far away someone you love might seem to be on this Valentine’s Day, maybe their heart isn’t so far away after all. Maybe we’re all connected through the infinite fabric of time and space – all part of ONE HEART. Something to think about…
Happy Valentine’s Day.