THE WAY OF THE HEART

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THE WAY OF THE HEART

We are

often

asked

-

“You talk about the

heart


so often, can you explain what
it actually does
, isn’t it just a pump
, and why
can’t
we
easily access its benefits
?

Read on to find the answer.


A
ll
too

often we think expressions like “
follow your heart
” or “matters of the
heart”

are

just

some profound
,

but

unfathomable feeling

that we cannot
explain
.

T
hroughout the ages the heart has been

talked about as
some kind

of
mystical or metaphysical

experience.

But
neurocardiology
research has shown
that this is no longer the best way to look at our concept of
“feeling with your

heart.”

And, oh yes, this function of the heart

is as grand as the mystics have
talked about it.


The heart o
ffers us a c
apability that

bring
s

into our lives all the be
auty and
poetry ascribed to the mystics

heartfelt feeling
of

b
eing one with life. Yes, we
can be

one with life
,

and our heart is

the mysterious doorway into this

loving

feeling way of the heart.


So
the
heart

is not a metaphor for some emotion
al
experience

or some capacity of the brain often

call
ed

intuition. I
t is a world
unto itsel
f, a

very real

world
uncluttered by our

mind
’s limited view of

existence.

Here are a few quotati
ons that grasp this amazing

sense of heart

that has
enthralled

the ages
:



“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”

-

Buddha




“Whatever th
y hand findest to do, do it with all thy heart.”

-

Jesus Christ




“Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.”

-

Mahatma Gandhi




“One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one


soon loses control of the head too.”

-

Friedrich Nietzsche




“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be


see
n

or even touched


they must be felt with the heart.”

-

Helen Kell
er

So what is this reference to the heart? It is not a metaphor
,

for each of these
quotations is referring to

a human capability that can only be experience
d

through our own physical heart
. The problem is that we keep blocking it, and
have for
tens of
t
h
ousands of years, even though wise

mystics have tried to lead
us to the key that unlocks
this goodness of the heart
.


Our heart not
only fulfil
l
s

its function as a pump, but

research has shown that it
has
the

electromagnetic

capacity to communicate

with
in

the body and brain
,

but also
with the world a
t

large.

It offers a direct
inner and outer
link to reality
without our bias
ed

thinking
getting in the way. We call this direct perception or
synergetic awareness
,

and it permits us
to

creatively see beyond w
hat we
already know and are

even

able to surmise.


It is the true source of creativit
y in
living, working, and relationships
.


But

h
ow does it do this
, is there something more to the heart than we might now
know
?
The answer is

yes


and w
e quote

a few sections

from Joseph Chilton
Pearce’s
book
--

THE BIOLOGY OF TRANSCENDENCE


A Blueprint of the Human
Spirit
, page
s

64

and 70
-
71
, respectively
:







THE BRAIN IN THE HEART


Producing electromagnetic energy, then, is the first of our heart’s

triple characteristics.

Neurocardiology, the new medical field
exploring the brain in the heart, portrays the

second. While neural
counting is often controversial, estimates

are that half or more of the
cells of the heart are neural cells

like those
making up our brain.
Some reports claim 60 to 65 percent of heart cells are neurons, all of
which cluster in ganglia, small neural groupings connected through
the same type of axon
-
dendrites f
orming the neural fields of our

brain.




THE HEART AND DOMINION


. . .
The following, then, is a sketchy summary of the hypotheses
regarding the heart
-
brain
-
body dynamic.


1. The heart’s electromagnetic field is holographic and draws

selectively on the frequencies of the world, our solar
system, and
whatever is beyond.


2. Through glial action, our neural system selectively draws the

materials needed for world
-
structuring from the electromagnetic
fields coordinated by and through the heart.


3. Our emotional
-
cognitive brain makes momen
t
-
by
-
moment

qualitative evaluations of our experience of the resulting world
s
tructure, some of which we initiate in our high cortical areas and
others of which form automatically and instinctually in the old
mammalian brain.




4. Our emotional
-
cognitive brain has direct, unmediated neural

connections with the heart. Through these neural connections
the positive and negative signals of our response to our present
moment are sent to the heart moment by moment.




5. The heart’
s neural system has no structures for perceiving or

analyzing the context, nature, details , or logic of our emotional
reports. Thus, the heart can’t judge the validity of or reason for
these reports and responds to them as basic facts. . . .


In respons
e to a negative signal, the frequency realm of the
heart drops from coherent to incoherent. This is a survival
maneuver that opens the heart spectrum to an indefinite or
variable state. In this fluid situation our body, brain, and heart
can respond in ne
w ways to an emergency, if the old survival
responses initiated by our lower brain systems are insufficient. . . .




6.
When the heart makes su
ch an adaptive shift, suspending its

stable norm, our perception changes accordingly. The world we
see and ex
perience in a state of fear, rage, dire emergency,
competition, or struggle is quite different from that which we
experience in a state of harmony and love.


7
.
During an initially negative response, our brain shifts from the

slower reflective intellect o
f the frontal lobes and neocortex to
the quickly reflexive reptilian brain and its links with the
emotional
-
cognitive brain’s survival memories and maneuvers.
This shift from forebrain to hindbrain is not voluntary or within our
awareness

it just happens
and always appears as logical,
practical, common sense.




8. The dialogue between our heart and brain is an interactive




dynamic where each pole of experience, heart and brain, gives




rise to and shapes the other to an indeterminable extent
. No

cause
-
effect relationship can be implied in such an organic,
stochastic, and infinitely contingent process. This mirroring is
another vital example of the creator
-
created dynamic.


So our heart has a extraordinary

capacity to select from
all
the
e
lectro
m
agnetic
fields

surrounding us

(all
life

forms

have

their own

‘em’ fields)
the
different forms
of
information that are

appropriate to the situation we find ourselves in. If we
are open to the heart’s capability, the heart is then able to
unmediatedl
y
translate back into our brain a very different response than i
f our usual
sensory
activated mental
memory

responses

(ego)

had

blocked the heart and

taken
control. This
open
-
feedback

loop

only occurs when we are not stressing
,

thus
have not blocked the h
eart,

and so are seeing life as ourselves
,

and not trying to

find our freedom by avoiding life

or controlling it

for our purposes
.

When our
heart is online

to influence and modify our habitual responses to life
, we find our
attitude
reflects

a more accura
te view of

reality
. This is a

view not

colored by
our
cognitive

stressing fears or anxieties.

Once we have opened to our heart, w
e have

entered directly into the
well
spring

of life

and access
ed

an intelligence we never knew we had

available
. In this
way
,

our emotional reactions to life are mitigated by our
drawing upon an entirely new world experience beyond what our ego

mind

is
able to sense or

imagine

by itself
.

You see our mind does not know what it
doesn’t know, and the heart does.

Based on our o
wn, others


experience
s
,

and what we have learned from

research, we hav
e begun to build concepts

to explain just how the heart
functions in this remarkable way.

How you access it is not part of this brief
article, but is covered in the books we offer on our website.

Each of these books
covers a different aspect of this heart
-
centered world, which we call

Synergetic
Awareness.




WHAT IS THE HEART’S SECRET
?

The

mystics knew this secret, they lived it, but at their times in history, their
language only allowed explanations in the form of poetry, parable, or mythical
expression. Today, we have a much larger vocabulary and a lot more
information available that we
can use to be more specific in our expression of
just what is occurring when the heart sings its world of happiness, peace, and
love


but most of all love.

In
the language of modern day physics
, which is not quite as poetic or lyrical,
the heart functions

as a transducer. A transdu
cer is any piece of

mechanism
or
means
that converts energy/information from one form to another.

So the heart converts the wholistic electromagnetic fields of information that
exist surrounding us into
neurological impulses tha
t are
recognizable to our brain
.
These new sources of information exceed the capabilities of our senses (our
brain’s other source of information)

and carry with them not only recognizable
qualities, but also patterns of meaning that reflect the moment and transcends
what our brain already knows and has experienced. You literally are living in
the now, rather than a reflection of
the
now limited to

your past memories.

But the heart does not

just

stop there. It also acts in reverse, converting the
intentions behind our actions into electromagnetic signatures,

which reflect the
nature of any

unbalanced conditions

that

we have created for

self,

others

and
life
. This electromagnetic
signature
field is then

br
oadcast out into

space where
its

unbalanced
condition carries a message that it needs

to be converted or
returned to balance by a counterba
lancing like condition frequency action

that will
produce

the same favorable or unfavorable condition for you, as you
have done

to self or others
,

but now
at a future date.



This all occurs because the universe is a place of equilibrium
,

and any time we
create an imbalance in it,
the universal process

supporting all
of life
activates a
process that
automatically equalizes

the unbalanced condition
that we
created.

This means the universe exists in a way that automatically align
s

corrective changes to any imbalance in order to maintain itself as a funct
ionally
integrated whole.

In essence
,

this is why the universe is eternal even though
change is inevitable


it’s a failsafe system.



This is why bad things happen to seemingly good people, or what we call
coincidences/accidents/chance/u
npredictable eve
nts/serendipity
happen in
our lives.
None of these are happenstance for they can be easily foreseen
when you know the process and our part in it.

What we have learned is that this process
of life has built into it the

maintenance
of

the equilibrium of the

whole
,

no matter what we do
. In other words, we can
do what we want
,

and if the changes we make damage or limit the
freedom
/wellbeing

of someone or something else, the universal process of
reciprocal balance
d interchange will return the whole to equilib
rium or
balanced order by creating the same condition of loss in

our own lives in the
f
uture.


This

suggests

that the system that we call life reflects

a love for all creation that
transcends
each
of our individual, often selfish
, actions. It also shows us that we,
if we understand the synchronistic nature of life, have been given the gift of the
heart
to actually determine whether our life

will be filled with love or its opposite.

We have the choice.

The interesting thing about

this
broadcast
field is that
its n
ature (positive or
negative
) is determined by whether our mind is in
a
stressing

mode

or not

when
determining
its actions
.


Stressing means a state of psychological tension either
to get something or to avoid something.

If we are

stressing, it overrides the
heart’s capability to provide information about reality as it is
,

and
thus
have its
beneficial influence within the brain
. As a result,
our reactions to life become

totally
defensively

memory driven
,

which produces a distortion in our
perceptions. This distortion produces reactions i
n

our behaviors
,

which
causes us
to act in
way
s that produce
negative effect
s
.
It is the

defensive

intention
behind the

negative effect

that is created, which

the heart
now broadcasts out

as its electromagnetic message
, rather than the positive effect we would have
produced if we had been calm and heart
-
centered in our perceptions.

This

whole process is
explained in detail in our book


WHOLISTIC HUMAN ECOLOGY
.

The lesso
n here is that we are the ones who are determining the course of our
own
lives


either by being heart
-
centered

(unconditional loving kindness
, which
produces an entirely different signature and response from the universe
)

or ego
-
emotion
-
centered

(defensiv
ely

anxious
that
we won’t get or keep what we
want)
. To date
,

humankind has mostly chosen to follow the path of ego
-
emotion
-
centered realities
, which has caused the steady stream of pain,
suffering, and sorrow that has become a way of life
.

And so, i
t is this
self
-
centered
path tha
t has created the
tensions

in our lives

that
we repeatedly blame

on outside

physical, psychological, and social forces and
pressures

for causing the troubles in our lives.

In reality
,

trying to control
or
remedy (heal)
the
outside “stressors” does little to change our lives.

The stress we continually experience does not come from the outside, for it is
only an effect of a misunderstanding of
who we truly are, which was
conditioned out of us in childhood
.

Think about
it;

i
f you are liv
ing a false sense
of self
, in other words
always trying to find happiness;

will whatever you do really

naturally fit you and

feel good

and fulfilling
?

No
--

one’s

life will

all
too

often

be
filled

with the

presence of anxi
ety
,

and
an obsessive
yearning

for something
more
,
a quest that

seems to be beyond one’s

“will”
to change

what you don’t
like
. E
ven

an awareness of

the inappropriateness in

one’s

behaviors

is of little

comforting

effect
,

and often to no avail.


How do you

know

if

this is happening

to you
? Y
our

life is filled
with
an inability to
willingly

change

or even be aware of the source of
your

nagging
doubting

thoughts, ideas, and
worried

feelings, and so you

only seek a comfortable

but
boring


rut


in which to live
, or
you

repeatedly try to run awa
y from life

in the
name of
seeking
personal freedom

and power to create a
life space over which
you hope you will

have control
.

But that does not work for long either
, and so
you might

slip into deeper addictions

or depend
enci
es
, or worse
,

give up
.


T
he void we all feel and try to fill with

br
ief moments of satisfaction based on

power,
pleasures and distractions is only
the absence of knowing who we truly
are, for once we experience this tension
-
free
hea
r
t
-
centered
us, we find
ha
ppiness is our natural state. Unfortunately, a
lmost all of us

are

now
living a
learned childhood

habitual fear driven
identity

that rules our lives.
A
s children
we seldom
felt that we were
ever good enough to be what our parents wanted

because

in our i
nteractions with them
,

we experienced unintentional
conditional caring

-

“When you are good, I love you, but when you are not . . .
.
T
hese inconsistencies in their behavior

left a hole in our sense of self
,

i.e., I can’t
trust who I am,

and so w
e started to be
whatever

would
get us any

brief
moments of satisfaction
, though not true happiness
.

It is hard to believe
,

but e
ach of us were hardwired, or to put it another way,

our
learning took place
totally removed
from our awareness
(
subconscious
im
plicit
learning). A
fter enough repetition
,

we
became aware consciously that this

must
be us

for we began thinking it and responding from it
. We ha
d

undergone
extensive learning without being aware of it
, and now consciously believed that

these
subconscio
us
behaviors, temperaments, ways of thinking, feeling,
reacting,
etc.,

all of which
had

been

integrated

in
to

a learned type of
personality
matrix
, were us, and

so
replaced
who we really are
. No wonder we
do not know where the impulses come from,
or

how we have mistaken
these
impulses for

us. I
n reality
,

they were just

copied behaviors from

our parents,
guardians, etc.

when they were under stress, i.e., punishing, criticizing, or
ostracizing us. Now you know where the statement


“You act just like

your
Mother or Father” came from
, and we do it more often that we are aware of
.

As a result
,
we hardwired these

defensive
intention
s

and
attitude
s

into our
subconscious

for our own survival

in childhood, and now use it automatically
when it is usually not

appropriate
. This

pattern

was inadvertently
induced

by our
parents as they tried to

shape us into their view of who they wanted us to be.
They unkn
owingly repeated this message

through

the slightest degree of

punishment, criticism, or ostracism.

To the child
,

this all hurt

deeply
, and so they
inwardly doubted who they

naturally

were

for that was never enough
.



Through
th
is painful experience
,

they began to act in a way they thought would
work


compliance or rebellion


and this became who the
y thought
they had
to be
. Of course, at least from the stand point of being happy with oneself
, it

never happened
, and the struggle we now call our life began
.


Today
,

we think this conditioning is u
s
,

and
we
do not know what to do about it.


We now live
our lives trapped in these subconscious impul
ses whenever we feel
we won’t be

enough


in any situation.


Because of this subconscious directive
,

we find that
what
we try

to do

to make us happy
, which had also been learned,

seldom

seems

to work

for long
,
and then we try something else
,

or we simply
give up or look for some authority

figure

to take care of us

or give us the answers
to which we faithfully

try to

conform
.

But there is always that unfilled void.

Could the Mystics
have
be
en

correct

that only b
y
directly

opening to and
following the way of the heart can we find lasting pe
ace and happiness
,

not
only for ourselves
,

but

for

others too?


Maybe

our best answer is

a straightaway

approach
centered on

knowing thy
self

by

directly facing,
di
scovering

and releasing

learned

childhood

lie
s

that
we
unfortunately still believe

are us
,

and so we

continue

to live by

them

today.

This
is what we felt

the Mystics we
re

trying to point us toward
. We just misunderstood

t
hat the lie
, not the answer, is within
us
,

and once the lie is revealed
,

the an
swer
becomes obvious through our

heart
’s actions

reflecting

our sincere

happiness,
peace and love

with life
.


This

means

that

we are no longer

seeking

to gain

happiness, peace, and love

from anyone or thing
,

for if we were
,

we would be seeking it as a reward

for

something we did

(i.e., I was a good boy or girl)
, and this does not open us to
the

genuine concern

that leads

to
lasting
happiness. Genuine concern, which
comes from the attention of the heart,

only

exists when we are without any
thought of

what we might get for ourselves
. These learned outside ourselves
motivated diversions or desires only give us brief moments of satisfaction, but
never lead to true happiness and our own way of living in peace
.

By releasing

the conditioned

blockage that kee
ps you from who you truly are,
you

release this conditional

childhood

way of living, and

find
a profound and
lasting sense of fulfillment that deeply gratifies

your
reason for being here and
being
alive
.

Being your true self, life and others matter,
and
without this

you will
find that
nothing
will ever be enough

for long
.


To summarize what we have just explored, we quote a contemporary mystic

Oscar Wilde
:

“Keep love in your heart
.

A life without it is like a

sunless garden when the flowers are dead.