For those of us who have been on a spiritual quest, maybe those who have gone down the “new age” path to seek greater meaning in life, who maybe even wanted enlightenment, the message was clear it was all about the heart.
If you haven’t been interested in the ‘new age’ route whichever journey you have been on, I’m sure you agree with me when I say the value of the heart has immense profundity in our lives.
Conventional science has taught us that the main role of the heart is to pump blood to all the systems of the body. This definition of the heart is not very accurate. Besides pumping blood, the heart also has an intelligence ALL of its own.
According to neuroradiologists, 60 to 65 percent of heart cells are neuron cells, not muscle cells. This discovery has helped them to develop experiments that have proved the heart works similar to the brain and in some ways is even superior to the brain. This may be the reason why the heart is the first organ to function after conception. Within about 20 days after conception the heart starts to function, but the brain does not function until after roughly 90 days.
The human heart is the organ that generates the strongest electromagnetic field of any organ of the human body. The electromagnetic field of your heart can be measured up to a few feet away from your body. Furthermore, this energy field changes in relation to your emotions.
Because the heart generates the strongest electromagnetic field, the information stored in its electromagnetic field affects every organ and cell in your body. Could this be why the heart is the first organ to function in a fetus? Besides generating the strongest electromagnetic field, research suggests the heart does have an intelligence of its own, which is why some scientists refer to it as the heart-brain or the fifth brain.
Follow the heart is a common phrase that is tossed around, butin my humble experience it is not always easy to enact. Following the heart means letting deep feelings draw us one way or another without a logical answer or obvious reasoning. Our feelings are what help us to understand the world beyond logic and helps us to understand the world through feelings.
This biological electromagnetic field generator allows us to understand each other at the emotional level and beyond, giving us a sense of connection to all things. This emotional connection is what creates bonding between humans and possibly even a feeling of connectedness to all living things.
One thing I have found from attempting to live a heart centred reality, seeking to listen to the intelligence within it, is that it can become quite exhausting. If we are not careful, depending on our conditioning and personality we can end up giving your power away, putting other peoples desires and needs before our own. Whilst this is very beautiful if done from a centred place, we have to be careful we make sure we are taking care of ourselves along the way, otherwise we canb end up drained, burnt out or even later resentful.
A key element that many people fail to connect to with wanting to live in a more heart centred way, is how to do this without it being at the expense of your personal power. This is where another major energetic centre becomes important.
The womb....... the womb and heart have a symbiotic relationship. The womb is like the centre of your being, and this goes for whether you are in a male or female body, or if you have had your physical womb taken out for any reason.The womb is the place and the word we use to describe what Chinese Medicine and Qi gong refers to as the Dan tien.
“If our Dan Tien is strong our energy and essence are strong and our spirit is rooted and secure.” ( from http://www.traditionalhealtharts.com/papers/practices.html)
“It is the gravity centre of the body and the inner energy pump.Our heart is the blood pump in our body, and our Dan tien the chi energy pump. This centre can be used as a tool, as an inner hand, to make the chi or life energy flow in the body, to concentrate your chi energy, to protect yourself, and to find the right posture.” ( from www.thewhitemagicway.com)
Working with the womb-space and cultivating a deep presence at this centre has been a foundational part of my own practice, and has become a core part of my work with clients over the years.
I have found that connection to this place both in myself and in the people I support helps us to feel more safe in uncertainty, as women helps us to access greater pleasure in our body, and feel more confident, in life in general. Working with this centre gives us an inner strength, a stronger sense of belonging and more meaning and healthy relationships
And why is that?
The womb empowers the heart, it works in alliance with the heart. It's like a strong energetic power source that, supports boundaries, limits and conviction for the heart. It enables you to bring in fierce love and the will of the hear. It,gives you the ability to stand for what you know your heart believes, even when the heart is breaking into a thousand pieces through the trials and tribulations of this human life.
When we connect to the deep primordial power within our womb we can learn to cultivate true fulfilling relationship with everything. The more we access this energetic centre the more we can learn to feel it all, and to not be afraid of feeling, and we can access who we are beyond this physical body through this centre, not just via consciousness in the mind but through the body, through relationship with each other and with the Earth itself.
If you are keen to learn more about this amazing internal power force and take the journey into your feminine power then contact me and take a journey of empowering the heart and womb. I will create a space for you to deepen your connection and alliance between these two major energetic centres.