Mastering Heart-based Consciousness

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Heart-coherence is a state achieved when you shift your focus into the heart and activate heart-based feelings such as love, caring and appreciation. According to research done by the Institute of HeartMath heart coherence reduces stress and restores health. “Coherence is the state when the heart, mind and emotions are in energetic alignment and cooperation,” HeartMath Institute Research Director Dr. Rollin McCraty says. “It is a state that builds resilience – personal energy is accumulated, not wasted – leaving more energy to manifest intentions and harmonious outcomes.”

In Western Society we have valued the brain and its logical intellect over emotions for far too long. We seem to have over-looked the power of the heart. According to this latest research, the heart-brain is more powerful than the head-brain and has a vastly expanded electromagnetic field; much bigger than the head-brain and extends several feet from body. Our heart energy therefore dramatically affects those around us. When in this space you are more expansive, resourceful, connected and in a state of flow. The heart-brain seems instinctive and intuitive as it senses information in the environment before the cranial brain – and even before it happens. This is your own system of future precognition. It makes sense therefore to make decisions from the heart, intuitively; honouring that gut-feel.

Heart-based consciousness is the new way of being

At the Institute of HeartMath experimentation with positive intent has shown a boost in the immune system. Negative thoughts like anger, depression, blame and frustration, have been found to suppress the immune system. Participants in a state of heart-coherence were able to unwind DNA being observed under a microscope further away. They experimented further with a group of 28 researchers each holding a vial of DNA, while focusing on positive or negative emotions. When they focused on positive emotions such as love, joy, gratitude and appreciation, the DNA stands started relaxing and unwinding. When they generated negative fear-related thoughts the DNA tightened up and became shorter, some of the genes were shut down, limiting the range of possibilities we can tap and choose from. 

Dr Masaru Emoto’s intention experiment proved the same. Dr Emoto, author of The Hidden Messages in Water (2004), said that human consciousness has an effect on the molecular structure of water. He performed a series of experiments observing the physical effect of words, prayers, music and environment on water. The water would then be frozen to form crystalline structures. The crystalline structure of the water imprinted with positive words was far more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing than that imprinted with dark, negative phrases. If our words and thoughts have this effect on water crystals, just imagine what kind of effect they have on people, considering we are 70% water.

By being more love and light-filled, you affect the world profoundly. The master doesn’t change the world by battling with external events. Instead, true mastery is healing and forgiving your inner perceptions of the world and changing judgemental and fear-related perceptions to loving ones, remaining non-attached and compassionate. The master works on the source of the problem, the mind. Mastery is restoring your mind to its natural condition of love and light.

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation – Lao Tzu

The heart as an energy centre is a gateway to higher consciousness. Through love, acceptance, forgiveness, gratitude, compassion and joy, we open the heart and naturally expand our energy field, our field of consciousness, and feel our connection with everyone and everything. In a state of heart coherence your good health and youthfulness naturally returns. 


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