Start With Heart. Take Off The H And Move It To The End. Now, What Word Do We Have?
Your Heart-Brain Explained.
In prior musings, Felicity has suggested that the existence of the intuitive channel was likely within a region of the right hemisphere of the brain. Up next, she investigates the next essential organ of our body, which is the heart.
The heart is that which begins beating first. It is the first indication that new life has been formed, so what is the force that breathes life into it to be?
The heart must have come in front of the mind. So, now, what came before the heart? Was it in fact another mind? The heart needed something to tell it what do when it began to indicate that life had been formed. Science calls this command DNA. DNA is structured in codes. So, life has been coded, forever. The code of nature is mostly also the essence of God. God is the ultimate coder.
Intuitively, we’ve always known that our hearts have their own sense of knowing. But our thought of that heart never took the literal form. In my mind, I have attached the idea of morality to the feeling of my heart or the instinct of my gut. The center of my belly where the sense of anxiety used to be formed.
This idea was figurative, not to be taken literally and simply based on the language we established to describe how we feel. But, what I have come to understand is that there is a little bit more to it than that.
The heart is where the intuitive force leads you. The heart speaks to you. The heart gives you commands that can only be heard if you actively listen. Following your heart is a proactive and intentional behavior. It combines your instinct and your mind.
The gut is where the intuitive force alerts you. It is the warning signal that something is wrong. The gut gives you information that you have to react to, without taking the time to wonder or decoding what the heart wants you to know. The gut is all instinct.
If I could draw a picture it would look something like this...this is not perfect and I still have other arcs to bring into the equation, but it's an outline of my thoughts.
I think this way because the human heart is a part of our nervous system, which is the highway linked to our brain. The heart actually has 40,000 neurons of it’s own and just like in the brain, these neurons can sense, feel, learn and remember. They make up the little heart brain. The body has a mind and this mind remembers.
The neural system is something of a marvel I am excited to explore sometime even more and it is definitely related to our intuition. It is channeled through these sensory pathways.
The gut speaks to your heart without being asked. Let's put it that way, so now we have to look at the next coding station, the heart. The way you clarify the lines of communication between the heart and the brain is through something called coherence and this is done with the pattern of syncing your heartbeat and breath.
When the two are aligned, your radio system is tuned into the right signal and the quality becomes very clear. Attunement is when you are able to listen with less static, interference and noise. This clarity allows one to hear the conversation between the heart and the mind. Your radio works. You're connected. You learn how to become aware that the communication highway is there.
You’ll notice that when babies breathe, their entire belly fills up and distends. This pattern of breathing gets lost as we grow and experience trauma, no matter how minor it is. This builds a toxic pattern leading to chronic hyperventalating. Yes, chronic hyperventilating is a real thing. This is why you will notice that more energetic people you meet are probably very rapid breathers and the more "budda-like" people you meet are very calm and slow.
Breathing is an autonomic system, but when it loses it's optimal rhythm, we can restore the coherence by training it back with our mind. Not everyone will have comfortable pattern of that as a Budda, or that of an energy Fairy. But, we all have an ideal window of homeostasis that we're supposed to achieve.
For Felicity, Om chanting is very important. It’s a very disciplined and controlled daily practice that exercises her life force and her mind.
To Om breathe, you inhale completely and fill up your lungs, expand your belly, pause and slowly release the air, following the timing, tone and flow of the chant. Between each inhale and exhale, you pause in the space. No movement, just peace and the cycle begins again.
I believe Om breathing is an ideal way to help those who say they try to mediate, but fail to be able to quiet their minds. Om requires attention to timing and tone and rhythm and pace. It allows you to get lost in the song of your soul.
If you focus on timing yourself to begin to exhale and hum at the right volume, pressure and tone, while gradually releasing the air from your lungs at just the right rate, then squeeze all that is left in your body as you approach the end of the exhale, pause and then quickly fill yourself back up again, pause and go again, magic comes into your world. It really does work for those who think they can't meditate and yet I know how dorky and woo woo it feels...so if you do it, until you feel confident, make sure you are in a completely judgement free space.
The first step to developing your intuition, is simply finding the harmony of your heart and your mind. Breath is the force giving life. It is the light, energy and particle before form. To get control of your mind, first take control of your breath. From there, the rest of your destiny will start to unfold.