love saves lives

As energetic beings we all influence the world around us in a powerful way.  Love not only has a psychological effect but the impact is physical as well.  The heart is associated with love but in reality it is more than a sentimental notion.  The electromagnetic field generated by the heart has a physical and emotional effect on those around us and that effect is influenced by the emotions we are choosing to experience and put out there.

You might be surprised to find out that your heart emits electromagnetic fields that change according to your emotions and can be measured up to several feet away from the body.  In fact, The Institute of HeartMath found that the magnetic field generated by the heart is five times stronger than that of the brain.

Positive emotions such as love for others and self-love create physiological benefits in our bodies such as boosting our immune system and feeling positive emotions such as love creates an electromagnetic field that positively impacts those around us as well.

The heart is the master command center for love; it is the first organ to develop in a fetus and the last to shut down when we die.  While most people think the brain is most important, the heart actually influences the brain more than the brain influences the heart.  Research shows that the heart sends more neurological information to the brain than the brain does to the heart.

When we are in a positive emotional state, our hearts beat in a coherent rhythm that causes all the other systems in the body including the brain, the immune system, and our hormones to work together efficiently and harmoniously.  We can generate heart rhythm coherence simply by thinking about love and appreciation: we actually feel love and our heart rhythms sync up.

Heart rhythm coherence increases access to the hearts intuitive guidance.  When and individual is in a state of heart rhythm coherence they radiate a more coherent energy field which can benefit people, animals and the environment.

The Institute of HeartMath has conducted extensive research into human emotions and the results show that positive emotions such as compassion, care and love positively influence a person’s physical well-being.

When we are able to embrace the compassion we would extend to others, we create an energy field that elevates our personal vibration. Like that vibrant person with the magnetic personality that seems to draw people effortlessly, this higher state fosters positive emotions and more intelligent intuitive choices and beneficial outcomes.  It also radiates out effecting the energy of those around us in a positive way.

According to the study, The Physiological and Psychological Effects of Compassion and Anger published in 1995 in the Journal of Advancement in Medicine, experiencing positive loving emotions increase Salivary immunoglobulin A (S-IgA). S-IgA is an important antibody which provides the first line of defense against pathogens in the upper respiratory tract, the gastrointestinal system and the urinary tract. Higher levels of S-IgA are associated with decreased incidence of disease and susceptibility to upper respiratory infections.  Love actually works to keep us healthy physically and emotionally.

We can learn to increase our heart rhythm coherence.  The Institute for HeartMath has many exercises we can do to change our vibration and enable us to change what we are emitting out into the world, love saves lives.  Check out their website: http://www.heartmath.org

Here is one of their exercises used to generate heart rhythm coherence.

HeartMath Quick Coherence Exercise

Make yourself comfortable, eyes open or closed.  Release all tension from your body.

1. Heart Focus – Focus your attention on the area of the heart and the heart space.  Move from head to heart you can imagine elevator.

2. Heart Focused Breathing – Breathe deeply and slowly, imagine the breaths are coming in and out the heart and heart space.

3. Heart Feeling – Maintain focus on heart, continue heart breathing, generate heart feeling such as love, joy or gratitude.  Recall a time when you felt love and relive the moment.

Shift back your awareness to the room.  Open your eyes if you shut them.  Recall the feeling you are experiencing and try to hold onto as long as can. By feeling heart centered emotions while breathing from the heart you regulate emotions and stop the drain that emotionally charged situations can have on your system.

My Challenge:  Make it a practice to set aside a few minutes a couple of times a day to increase your heart rhythm coherence doing exercises like the one above and go out and radiate the vibration of love, only love will change the world.

Namaste,

Maria Elena