Spirituality & The City | July 23 2012
I feel like whispering this post.
I feel my heart beat.
I feel deeply connected to this miracle we carry within our bodies.
Since yesterday I did drafts because I wanted to write about forgiveness.. It is all one, in our heart. Once we feel this, all the rest, our life is lived from this center.
Unconditional love, the love we share as we are one.
When you naturally feel this, when you live from your heart, your power is unlimited. I speak not about power in terms of leadership or dominance over others. I speak about creative power, the power of unconditional love.
Do you see the beauty of the world ? In your daily life ? Do you still look at the trees ? Do you recognise their beauty which they unfold in front of our eyes, each day ?
Do you see the sun rays ? Do you feel the energy ?
And do you look at the beauty of the flowers you just bought ?
Do you try to see the world not only through your mind and eyes, but through your heart ? Try it. You will realise that there is beauty all around you…
So why don’t you whisper to your heart and tell it, that you are happy to feel it beating in your chest ? It is the motor which gave you life and which is the best guide you can find to sail through the water, the ocean of life…
There is a wonderful article “The Heart of The Matter” I found this morning. It is an excerpt from Transforming the Nature of Health: A Holistic Vision of Healing That Honors Our Connection to the Earth, Others, and Ourselves, by Marcey Shapiro, M.D., released in physical and electronic form by North Atlantic Books.
I just highlighted some paragraphs from the excerpt. Please click above or below to be redirected to the article. Or here to be redirected to Reality Sandwich who published it.
The heart of a human embryo is one of the first recognizable structures formed. The embryo is initially a flat pancake-like grouping of three layers of cells: endoderm, ectoderm, and mesoderm. These layers give rise to all the tissues of the body.
It is amazing that the cells that shape and comprise our brain literally form from the tissue closest to the beating heart! Because the brain arises with the heart, the two are intimately connected through various nerve pathways and remain so throughout a person’s life. There are more neuronal connections leading from the heart to the brain than neurons leading from the brain to the heart. This indicates to me, as well as to some researchers, that while nature intended a rich transfer of information between the heart and the brain, she believed the heart would have quite a bit more to say to the brain than vice-versa.
The sequence of brain region formation is also of symbolic interest. The most primitive areas develop first, those responsible for instinct and possibly intuition—the reptilian brain and the brainstem. The next area of the brain to form is the emotional brain. The parts of the brain that we think of as giving us “higher functioning” like reasoning, logic, and math ability actually develop last, from the emotional brain. At seven weeks, the embryo is less than one inch long and looks like a tadpole. The heart has been beating for weeks, and the brain is still forming. There is a scaffolding of cells, called radial glial cells, that directs the formation of brain cells from a central zone out toward the peripheral regions of the brain. The brain itself forms from the inside out. This “hard” science is riddled with symbolism. The heart is the center. The heart is first. The brain, the “thinker,” comes afterwards, arising from tissue lying alongside the heart, and is forever linked to it. The instinctual brain is first to develop, and the emotional brain is next. The reasoning brain comes last, out of the emotional brain. The entire development of the brain is a movement from interior to exterior, and interior always remains connected to the exterior.
Nature has priorities. She tells us secrets, hidden in plain sight, about the order upon which the human template functions. The brain is always linked to the heart, and information constantly passes between the two. The heart has much more to say to the brain than the brain has to the heart. If things are going well, the heart speaks and the brain listens and interprets. This is the essence of alignment. At the opposite end of life, when the heart dies, the person dies. An individual can be “brain dead” and go on living for many years, connected to life force through the beating heart. But when the heart is gone, life is over. A person can be maintained on an artificial heart for only a few hours. Perhaps this is because each person’s heart supplies her unique electromagnetic (EM) field. This field of vibration bathes all the cells of our body. Perhaps our individual electromagnetic field provides information about us, as spiritual beings, to our cells and organs. Each human EM field is as distinctive as a fingerprint or retinal pattern. No two are identical.
Interestingly, further evidence for this notion can be seen in the curious cases of people who have had heart transplants. Transplant patients are frequently emotionally changed from who they were prior to their surgery. Differences in both minor and major aspects of personality have been observed: food preferences, color choices, introversion and extroversion, and language acquisition skill. The transplant recipient becomes a blended being, one in whom the donor heart reverberates in its own unique way in response to the animating force of life.
Our hearts also connect us to one another, and especially to the hearts of others. Scientific studies on touch demonstrate that electromagnetic impulses of your heart affect the brain waves and heart rhythms of people around you. I suspect that the electromagnetic impulses of the heart also provide a path of interconnectivity between humans and all living beings. Animals are often even more sensitive to these field effects than humans.
Why then, in our society, do we give such primacy to the intelligence of the brain while ignoring the intelligence of the heart? The answer is simply this: as we acknowledge the wisdom of the heart and learn to live a heart-directed life, the internal evidence of our spiritual nature becomes overwhelming. Science, until now, has not been willing to acknowledge or address this unity. In diverse spiritual traditions it is the heart, not the brain, that guides the enlightened soul. Those things that fill the heart—joy, passion, awe, and harmony—are the ambrosia that nourishes life force.
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Don’t forget to smile and laugh listen to your favorite music and dance… Do whatever pleases you, makes your heart smile.
Have a day filled with joy, beauty and