Heart Healing: Coherence

Heart Coherence

Following from a previous post 10 Things to know about the Power of the Heart this video from the HeartMath Institute provides a very well visualised description of heart coherence.

Coherence plays an important role in helping the body to regain homeostatic balance especially when under pressure due to stress and/or anxiety.

Complementary therapists welcome the research of institutions such as HeartMath as coherence is also an important part of energy therapy and the visuals here depict the world of energy medicine very nicely.

Enjoy!

From HeartMath:

The Spiritual Heart — is in a way a little like a smart phone, invisibly connecting us to a large network of information. It is through an unseen energy that the heart emits that humans are profoundly connected to all living things. The energy of the heart literally links us to each other. Every person’s heart contributes to a ‘collective field environment.’ This short video explains the importance of this connection and how we each add to this collective energy field. The energetic field of the heart even connects us with the earth itself.

The HeartMath Institute (http://www.heartmath.org) is helping provide a more comprehensive picture of this connection between all living things through a special science-based project called the Global Coherence Initiative (http:///www.heartmath.org/gci.) They hope to help explain the mysteries of this connection between people and the earth…and even the sun.

Scientists at the HeartMath Institute (HMI) have already conducted extensive research on the power of heart, the heart/brain connection, heart intelligence and practical intuition.

Whether personal relationships, social connections, or even the global community – we are all connected through a field of electromagnetic energy. Increasing individual awareness of what we bring to this field environment could be the key to creating a sustainable future, a future that we can be proud to have helped create. To learn more about this research please visit https://www.heartmath.org/about-us/vi….

Recap from our previous article:

Did you know that…

1. Your heart emits electromagnetic fields that change according to your emotions.

2. The heart is 500 times electrically stronger than the brain and up to 5000 times magnetically stronger.

3. The human heart’s magnetic field can be measured up to several feet away from the body.

4. The heart has a system of neurons that have both short and long term memory.

5. That signals sent to the brain by the heart neurons can affect emotional experiences.

6. The heart send more information to the brain than the brain sends to the heart.

7. The electromagnetic signal produced by your heart is registered in the brain waves of people around you.

8. In the womb, the heart forms and starts to beat before the brain is developed.

9. A mother’s brainwaves can synchronize to her her baby’s heartbeats.

10. Your physiological responses sync up with your mate’s during empathetic interactions

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Oops haven’t posted for a long time…

that health site

I haven’t posted for ages as I had an interesting year.

Had a hysterectomy and a touch of cervical cancer but all is well now! While recovering from surgery and getting back to healing work I was approached by a few people I know to write and take part in a new health site – That Health Site.com

I was delighted to do this as while preparing for surgery I found that a lot of the information I really wanted either wasn’t there or was too scattered across the web to be able to take it all in.

As a result I’m writing about all my experiences there and writing about other health related issues.

The main ethos of That Health Site.com is to have a place where mainstream and complementary therapies meet.

As a bioenergy therapist who works in a doctor’s surgery I’m very aware that healing works best when working with the medical team rather than in opposition or as an alternative.

In my case for example, I was happy to use the best that medical treatment could offer while at the same time keep up personal healing, supplements etc to fight the lurgy on all fronts.

I also believe, but may be wrong, that the reason I was able to be treated with surgery alone was thanks in no small part to the amount of healing treatments I do as while healing you also get the benefit of some of it flowing through the healer.

My particular type of cancer was linked to a drug I was exposed to in the womb and I think I was very fortunate that it was discovered when it was as it had been there but undetected for quite a long time so things could have been a lot worse.

Many people assume that if you’re healing all the time, then you shouldn’t experience anything bad yourself, but I believe we all have our own lessons to face and I can honestly say that I probably needed this (what I call) “cancer awakening” and on many levels it was a very positive and life affirming experience.

So as I’m flat out writing over there, I apologise that I won’t be blogging here much but I’d love you to come and join me there!

And if you have anything you’d like to write about then use the contact forms on the site and send them to us…

Come and check out That Health Site.com!

Surfing the Light

Yes I have come to the realisation that I am just not a natural blogger.

I write so many things in the shower  or, while out for a walk or while ‘meditating’ or driving…and they all sit there safely tucked in my head because I am finding it increasing hard to find or (maybe more truthfully) to justify time spent sitting in front of a screen.

Tweeting, facebooking, pining, sticking, adding, blog-hopping, instagraming…. all these activities! Where are people finding the time?

I try my best. As an author I am expected to do a certain amount and I do admit that of all of the social media I like twitter the most. I follow some lovely people and organisations, so am inclined to click on links they post and each click opens to a world of positive action, creativity and ideas  that you would never find without the tweets.

It’s ironic. So many talk about the dangers of the internet, the shadowy corners and the gloomy underworld where pedophiles and all sorts of psychos lurk.  That world certainly exists, just as it does in the ‘real’ world and it is not a pleasant world.

But the underbelly and subculture of my internet world is not the deep dark web. It is a heaving mass of good. Every new click leads to another group of people sharing quotes, ideas, achievements and concerns that all have an aim to uplift, inspire, enthuse  and change the world.

I prefer the worlds outside the screen, the world of healing where dimensions widen and I experience a bigger brighter aspect of the dimension we live in. And the physical world of sea and mist, of trees and moss and stone and of purring kittens, laughter and tears and bright flowers nodding in the sun.

But I also have a fondness for the world that opens through the portal of technology. With my trusty little Mac and his sidekick iPhone, I can enter the giant collective brain that is “us”. And what a busy brain it is. In bursts of light and bits and bytes a matrix of information spreads instantly throughout this strange collective world.

Because of this, the web becomes a tremendous force for good. The divine is everywhere and everything can be used for good or ill. But as human beings, as social human beings, we are most inspired by each other.

Gandhi said: “Be the change you want to see in the world”

Prem Rawat Maharaji reminds often that: “What we practice we get good at.”

In the Gospel of Thomas Jesus says: “Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift a stone, and you will find me there.”

These three quotes to me summarize the positive power of our shared internet brain and are also the basic requirements for successful living. We first have to walk the walk, only then can we inspire others. We can only walk the walk by continually walking it. Every day, like Beckett said, try harder, fail better, get up and try again. And most of all, knowing that the Divine is everywhere and can be found in everything, even in the internet!

White Smoke: Why the new Pope is significant…

Pope Francis

Today maybe spare a thought and a prayer for what is happening in Rome as the Cardinals go into conclave for the second day. UPDATE The Conclave is over, but the same thought still applies..

Why, you might well ask . What relevance does the Vatican really have to world?

Well the reality is whether a one is a catholic or not, the Catholic church is one of the largest and most powerful “non-political” voices in the world today.

For years the Vatican has been shackled by infighting, corruption and Machiavellian power games and so what could have been a huge force for good in the world instead became a shady question-mark on the world stage.

There was a moment of hope, Pope John Paul I (Albino Luciani) a genuinely spiritual and graceful man somehow took the conclave by surprise and came in determined to sweep all the corruption aside. He died the night before he was due to announce his reforms.  He was there for just one month and his death, (or murder? read In God’s Name)  ensured that  the status quo remained unchanged.

Irish seer, St Malachy prophesied only one more pope after Benedict:

In persecutione extrema S.R.E. sedebit.Petrus Romanus, qui pascet oves in multis tribulationibus, quibus transactis civitas septicollis diruetur, & judex tremendus judicabit populum suum. Finis.

In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.

The idea of Petrus Romanus is also contained in an ancient prophesy made between 1319-1377 AD, by Blessed Tomasuccio de Foligno, which allegedly details how a future pontiff will heal the Church of schism following a time of turmoil:

“One from beyond the mountains shall become the Vicar Of God. Religious and clerics shall take part in this change. Outside the true path, there will be only disreputable men; I shrug my shoulders when the Bark of Peter is in danger and there is no one to lend it help… The schismatic shall fall into the scorn of the Italian faithful… By about twelve years shall the millennium have passed when the resplendent mantle of legitimate power shall emerge from the shadows where it was being kept by the schism. And beyond harm from the one who is blocking the door of salvation, for his deceitful schism shall have come to an end. And the mass of the faithful shall attach itself to the worthy Shepherd, who shall extricate each one from error and restore to the Church its beauty. He shall renew it.”

Interestingly Benedict XVI announced that his resignation date would be February 28th the feast of St Romanus. What did he mean? Was he telling us that it was time for the schism to end but that he had done all he could and needed to clear the path for a more able shepherd?

There is only one way to remove a whole Curia (Curia = the Vatican Government) and that is for a Pope to die or to resign. If there is a problem of disreputable men who have infiltrated the Vatican Curia, maybe Benedict knew that the only way forward was to resign.

This gives me hope. Imagine a church run by a Dalai Lama type figure, with a genuine spiritual faith and a voice unafraid to speak out on world affairs.

Many think that the church is so lost that no good papal candidates remain. But they do. There are two that come to my mind and I’m sure there are more. If I could wave a magic wand Cardinal Luis Tagle would be Pope and he would choose Cardinal Sean O’Malley as his head of state.

Tagle is one of the most charasmatic and engaging teachers to hit the world in a long time. At just 55 years old he is

Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila after becoming a cardinal in November (CNS/Paul Haring)

very young for the Vatican world and that is a good thing. He speaks of the need for “a church that’s humbler, simpler, and with a greater capacity for silence.”

When he speaks there is usually not a dry eye in the house and yet despite his ability to literally rock the room, he is an extremely humble and gentle man.  As John Allen, a Vatican commentator says:  “if Tagle walks out on that balcony the Church has just got a rock star .”

Cardinal Sean O’Malley is an equally lovely man. A Capuchin monk who prefers to wear his brown cassock and not cardinal attire is older than Tagle but also very committed to walking the walk and living a spiritual but humble life.  He is tough also and known for dealing very firmly with clergy accused of sexual abuse and very compassionately with the victims.

If these two for example could get in there and reform the church, suddenly the world would have a very big voice as Tagle is not slow to speak out on the world we are shaping:

“It is sad that those who worship idols sacrifice other people while preserving themselves and their interests. How many factory workers are being denied the right wages for the god of profit? How many women are being sacrificed to the god of domination? How many children are being sacrificed to the god of lust? How many trees, rivers, hills are being sacrificed to the god of ‘progress’? How many poor people are being sacrificed to the god of greed? How many defenseless people are being sacrificed to the god of national security?”

(Cardinal Tagle speaking at  the 49th International Eucharistic Congress; June 15-22, 2008 in Quebec, Canada)

However we won’t know who it is until the white smoke comes and the new pope steps out on the balcony. There is always hope that the corruption can be reversed, and the hope is that this time good will prevail and whoever it is that emerges will be the one to sweep the house clean, start anew and bring a much needed healing voice to the planet.

We need all the help we can get to bring peace to the world. There is change in the air and we can always hope that even if the sea ahead is rough, that the tide is turning for the good…

Update: Pope Francis is the new Pope

Very close to Tagle and O’Malley in philosophy and way of life so change might indeed be on the way.

Read more about him here  and here Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sunday Reflection: Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

If the Earth could speak, maybe she would tell us of her dreams.

Her dreams of peace, of balance and harmony and of souls inspired and aware all is one.

Of unpolluted rivers and seas.

Of forests unbounded

Of clear skies and air.

Of children dancing in the meadows and celebrating the gift of life.

Of people united in love and care.

Of stories woven from age old truths.

Maybe she would sing in the voice of WB Yeats as she dreams of a life imagined:

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

Or maybe she would just sing …. Earthsong by Michael Jackson

What we think about and imagine we create. Are we treading softly? Or are we storming though, careless to the effects of our actions on the world around us? We are all co-creators. Can we pull together and create a dream? Or will we tumble unthinking towards a nightmare? It is our choice….but only 100% of the time…

Chicken Soup Series calling for submissions

I’m reblogging this from the lovely Julie Issac’s Writing Spirit web site as maybe some of you out there have lovely stories to tell 🙂

 

Your true stories may be in demand by
Chicken Soup For the Soul.
 

Even if you’ve never been published before, submit a story. According to Ken & Dahlynn McKowen, co-authors of four Chicken Soup For the Soul books, including Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur’s Soul, approximately 40% of the stories accepted by Chicken Soup are from unpublished writers.”

If your story is accepted you’ll be paid $200, plus 10 copies of the book you’re in.

So send your stories to “Chicken Soup” on these topcs:
(I submitted a story to them in October, how about you?)  

* Angels Among Us
We are looking for stories from people who believe that they have encountered or been helped by angels. How did your angel manifest himself or herself? How did your angel help you or someone you know? Please do not send stories about people who are “angels” because they do nice things, and also please do not submit eulogies where you say that your loved one is now an angel. The deadline date for story and poem submissions is July 31, 2012.

* Independent Woman
Whether you are single or married, widowed, or divorced, you are in charge of your life and the lives of many other people. Tell us your story about running your independent life, achieving independence, and being a complete person. We are referring to all kinds of independence, not just financial or emotional. Share your story of empowerment and independence to help women of all ages feel stronger, more capable, and more confident. The deadline date for story and poem submissions is July 31, 2012.

* Great Advice for Making Changes in Your Life
Have you ever read a Chicken Soup for the Soul story that had a wonderful nugget of advice in it that made a difference in your life? We are looking for stories that contain great pieces of advice, whether they are little things that improve our everyday lives, or major epiphanies that can change a life completely. Topics we will cover include advice related to work and personal relationships, marriage, parenting, health and fitness, finances, constructive criticism, taking chances, and following your passion. The deadline date for story and poem submissions is August 31, 2012.

* Raising Kids on the Spectrum
If you are the parent of a child with autism or Asperger’s, we invite you to share your story about raising your child – the ups and downs, the effect on your family, your child’s special attributes and talents, and the lighter moments too. You may use a “pen name” on your story. These stories will provide advice, comfort and insight to other parents in the same situation. The deadline date for story and poem submissions is September 30, 2012.

 Possible Anthology Titles 

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