The most valuable, way that the heart-brain connection can influence our development towards the full life we desire to have is through the process of self-actualization. Dunlop noted that humans are programmed to stay with a familiar reality, even if that reality is one of pain and suffering. But by utilizing the principles of self-actualization, energized by a working heart-brain connection, we can completely change our lives for the better.
Abraham Maslow who was an American psychologist that was best known for creating Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, also coined the phrase self-actualization “to describe the ongoing process of fully developing your personal potential.” His hierarchy of needs described the fundamental conditions that must be met at each stage in order for us to achieve the highest levels of existence and meaning. Continue reading
The research is overwhelming that the heart and the mind are linked in ways that we are only beginning to understand. Scientists now understand that the heart not only responds to emotion, but that actually plays a vital role in determining them. By recognizing and understanding the heart’s communication network with the brain, we may be able to achieve a better self-understanding than we ever thought possible.
Like many good things in our lives, the benefits if this body of knowledge come down to the issue of trusting ourselves. We use the phrase “trust your gut,” but this expression can be more accurately translated to “listen to your heart.” If the heart is indeed a functioning brain that offers us a sense of intuition or premonition, we need to learn to accept what it tells us.
What is exciting about the new discoveries of the close connection between the heart and the mind is that we can use this knowledge to improve our mental and physical health.
Many research studies have revealed that that the risk of developing heart disease is significantly increased for people who routinely experience anger or frustration. These emotions can cause stress blood vessels to constrict, blood pressure to rise, hormone levels to increase, and the immune system to weaken. If these emotions are not handled well and continue over time, they can place a serious strain on the heart.
The heart has a long history — one that is well documented in literature and song lyrics — of allowing us to do crazy things when we are in love. These episodes of “losing myself” or not “knowing what I was thinking” have a basis in the theory that the heart rules our emotions, not our rational thought. However, what scientists are discovering is that your heart – when you allow it — reveals what you truly value and who you really are.
Neurocardiologists have discovered that the heart acts independently when it connects and sends signals to the cranial brain’s areas that regulate our emotions and our perceptions — the amygdala, thalamus, and hypothalamus
You’ve probably read about a seemingly healthy person dying soon after the death of a spouse. While it may seem to be the stuff of romantic novels, it can actually happen. Scientists believe that intense emotions such as grief can shock your body into a fatal heart condition.
A study by researchers from St. George’s University of London that was published in the February 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that the chance of experiencing a stroke or heart attack after a partner’s death doubles within the first 30 days.
The final, and most valuable, way that the heart-brain connection can influence our development towards the full life we desire to have is through the process of self-actualization. Dunlop noted that humans are programmed to stay with a familiar reality, even if that reality is one of pain and suffering. But by utilizing the principles of self-actualization, energized by a working heart-brain connection, we can completely change our lives for the better.
Abraham Maslow coined the phrase self-actualization “to describe the ongoing process of fully developing your personal potential.” His hierarchy of needs described the fundamental conditions that must be met at each stage in order for us to achieve the highest levels of existence and meaning. Simply put,
Our basic needs are physiological: food, water, sleep, sex etc. Once these needs have been satisfied, we seek safety and security. Once we feel safe, we are free to pursue love and a sense of belonging. Our next goal is for esteem and self-esteem. It is when you meet these goals that you can more fully focus on growth needs that lead to self-actualization.”
When disconnected, our brains and our hearts work against each other, paralyzing us and keeping us from the life that we long to have. However, when our heart-brain connection is functioning properly, its influence is extensive and its power in our lives is immeasurable.
The first way that this powerful influence of the heart-brain connection can be effectively harnessed is through intention. Intention is about the “purpose and awareness with which we approach [an] occasion.” Marcia Wieder defines intention as “to have in mind a purpose of plan, to direct the mind, to aim.” In other words, intention is “influencing one’s internal and external environment in a purposeful way.” It is harnessing the power of the mind and heart together to achieve even our most impossible dreams.
The heart and brain are intimately connected in a bi-directional communication system that controls and affects our bodies and our lives. When the brain and heart are disconnected, we will experience physical, emotional, and mental consequences that can be devastating to our physical health and our overall well-being. When the heart is disconnected from the brain, it will create a variety of negative emotions; when the brain is the dysfunctional component, it will actually sabotage our efforts toward developing the life we desire to have. However, when the heart-brain connection is working effectively, our bodies and our lives become energized and empowered. We will be able to address and overcome the negative emotions and self-sabotaging behaviors that keep us bogged down. Through the power of intention, we will be enabled to create a life that we desire and deserve. Even more, we can attain our full potential through the process of self-actualization, resulting in a life of creativity, positive progress and true purpose. This is the power of the heart-brain connection.
So what is heart entrainment? In quantum physics entrainment is when two separate particles are connected regardless of space or time. Heart entrainment is the process of you connecting to who you truly are so that you can easily manifest the life you’ve always yearned for.
If you’ve ever struggles with the Law of Attraction, this is why. Heart entrainment is the essential ingredient that is missing in your life. It is the key that will allow you to easily create the life of your dreams ~ and actually feel fulfilled!
What is possible when you funnel the energy of your heart with the powerful Law of Attraction concepts plus transformational manifestation techniques?
We know that the wolf you feed becomes strongest so if you feed the love wolf, that will become stronger and stronger. We also know from the Law of Attraction that like energy attracts like energy.
So if you want to create a life that feels incredible you need to start by actually feeling incredible. The only way you can truly feel that way is by feeling good about yourself.
There is no higher vibrational state than the feeling of being entrained with your heart; with who you truly are and living YOUR true destiny. Continue reading
I am currently in Sierra Leone right now helping with the Ebola outbreak. As you can imagine there is an extreme amount of suffering here and it is hard to learn how to handle the suffering I am seeing. Even back in Vancouver I am often asked about how to deal with seeing other people suffer; whether it is seeing a homeless person on the street, or watching a movie on animal cruelty, or even seeing one of your friends sad. Regardless of the reason, it can be hard to see suffering and often we try and take on other people’s suffering.