What is Heart Intelligence? And How Can it Boost Our Immune System?
Updated: Feb 28
On the way home from a weekend trip of seeing my youngest son in Chicago, on the plane I was reading Dr. Joe’s Dispenza’s book, Becoming Supernatural. I was very impacted by a one specific phrase; our hearts rhythm has consequences for our overall health.
I feel this phrase impacted me so much because of the time in which we are living. The news reports from this weekend are saying we are facing a global health crisis due the Corona Virus. I feel that because of this crisis many of us are operating out a state of fear. Scientist are scrambling to find a cure. Everyone is asking how can I best protect myself?
Our heart rhythm has consequences for our overall health.
Dr. Dispenza goes on to explain that our thymus gland in the gland of the immune system. It is prone to the negative effects of long-term stress. When we’re living in emergency mode for extended periods of time and diminish our vital energy field, all our energy is directed outward to protect us from external threats, leaving little energy to protect us from internal threats. Eventually this leads to dysfunction of the immune system.
When we live in a constant state of stress, our heart center becomes incoherent and this stifles our ability to create. In response to chaotic heart rhythms, the brain becomes very dis-integrated and incoherent, and that incoherence is reflected in the two branches of the Autonomic Nervous system. If the parasympathetic system is the brake and the sympathetic is the accelerator, when they are working in opposition, your body is receiving a message much like to stepping on the gas while your foot is on the brake. Eventually this habituation of stress wears down the body so much that it eliminates our ability to repair and maintain health, depleting our vitality and resilience.
Heart attacks and heart disease occur when the body has been under stress for extended periods of time. When we intentionally choose elevated emotions, however focusing on less on disharmony and more on gratitude, our bodies
respond positively, and we enjoy improved health.
Dr. Joe tells us that the next time you use an elevated emotion to tune into your future and embrace those feelings before the event unfolds and feel gratitude that the event has already occurred, just know that the worst thing that probably can happen to you is you begin to heal.
To put it simply, emotions and feelings originating in the heart play an important role in the way we think, process information, feel and understand the world and our place in it. Once the heart center is activated, it acts as an amplifier to jump start the brain, enhance its activity and create balance, order and coherence throughout the body.
If coherence between the heart and brain can originate in the heart, and their synchronization results in optimal performance and health, then you should be taking time every day to focus on activating your heart center. By intentionally choosing to feel the elevated emotions of the heart rather than waiting for something outside of yourself to elicit those emotions, you become who you are truly meant to be, a heart empowered individual. When you are living by the heart you naturally choose love and innately demonstrate it through compassion and care for the well-being of yourself and others and planet earth.
I think these are great thoughts and words of wisdom as we face the worst health crisis our world has ever known.
Action step: If you are someone who prays, pray with gratitude. If you are someone who meditates, meditate around gratitude. Use gratitude to amplify the energetics for the intention of global change. It might sound clique to live our life with gratitude and love, but it is what is needed. Not to think of gratitude but elevate the emotion to truly feel gratitude and love. You will heal yourself and others by doing this.
Thank you for joining us on this journey.
With Much Gratitude and Love, Drs. Jim and JoQueta Handy