Loss of Heart Coherence
One of the great challenges in medicine is to understand the complexity of causes that lead to cancer. There is a great secret to life, health and disease, one that is little known, understood or talked about except in vague ways. This secret explains largely why one person gets sick and another does not under the influence of the same causes. Our bodies have a core, a central point, just like the solar system does. Without the sun at the heart of our system, the planets would just fly off because without a coherent center systems just don’t work.
The heart is a vast electromagnetic generator and the
frequencies that are radiated out by the heart change
dramatically depending on what emotional state a person is in.
Most western-trained minds immediately think of the pump, that miracle muscle and yes, that is partly what is meant when the word heart is used. Much can be said about the physical heart and its central place and electrical magnetic influence on the body. However, beyond the physical is something even more important and crucial to health and happiness and a life lived without disease.
There are many things to eventually understand about this mysterious organ we call the heart. Many things beyond the physical manifestations of that pump organ that beats 110,000 times a day and puts out a strong electromagnetic field.
Deep within is our pure being that has incarnated into this body. This being is ultra-sensitive and has been picking up subtle impressions from the environment through the heart center of pure feeling even before we emerged from our mother’s womb. The central issue of the heart is that our beings are highly attuned to love and when it faces a lack of it, (which it usually does), the heart being suffers and begins to close itself off from that suffering.
This being has its center in the cardiac area of the body and the more closed it is, the weaker and more vulnerable a person or child becomes to illness and disease. Even without external causes, without being poisoned by vaccines and pesticides, herbicides, chemical preservatives and fast foods, without invasions from hordes of bacteria and viruses and polluted drinking water, a human being without an open heart is already ill.
In HeartHealth, the heart is defined as the vulnerability of being, and through a careful study of life we can see that this is the principle quality of existence that most people avoid like the plague. Christ himself said that we must be born again and what he was referring to was a return to vulnerability, a return to the pure feeling that is so natural to infants and young children.
Disease can show us how invulnerable we have become, how walled off we are from the world and our own inner reality. One of the great secrets of life has to do with the power of the heart and what a return to its vulnerability can offer a person sick and dying of disease.
People are emotionally fragile when sick, and being told you have cancer or AIDS can completely shatter a person’s emotional world. Daniel Goleman explains in his book, Emotional Intelligence, that this is due to the fact that normally “our mental well-being is based in part on the illusion of invulnerability.” An understanding of vulnerability teaches us that a return to the vulnerable space is necessary and healthy. Vulnerability is the capacity or susceptibility to being hurt. It is not a weakness but a capacity to feel. For most people the feeling of being exposed to emotional hurt, or exposed to being taken advantage of/abused relates to feelings of vulnerability.
The healthy human heart needs warmth,
is warmth and can give warmth to others.
The deeper we dive into the heart and open
to its super intelligent ways the more balanced, coherent,
and healthy our bodies, minds, and emotions become.
It is no mystery and many studies have shown that when people feel loved or give love they:
- live longer, feel happier, have better health, do better financially.
- have better cardiovascular health, are less prone to depression, have better balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
- have reduced muscle tension; this alleviates pressures on the spinal column with fewer tendencies to spinal maladjustments.
- have reduced mental disease, and increased mental clarity and objectivity.
I am not aware of any other factor in medicine, not diet,
not smoking, not exercise, not stress, not genetics, not drugs,
not surgery, that has a greater impact on our quality of life,
incidence of illness and premature death from all causes.
Dr. Dean Ornish
Love and Survival: The Scientific Basis
for the Healing Power of Intimacy
The Healing Light of Coherence
Light produced by lasers is coherent light. Light from light bulbs or the sun, however, is incoherent. Coherence is one of the most important concepts in optics and physics. A light field is called coherent when there is a fixed phase relationship between the electric field values at different locations or at different times. That means lots of complicated mathematics that go way over our heads, but that does not mean we can ignore this level of reality that has a lot to do, not only with medicine but also with how we think, feel and emote.
It is also common to call certain processes or techniques coherent or incoherent. In that case, “coherent” essentially means phase-sensitive. Partial coherence means that there is some (although not perfect) correlation between phase values.
According to a leading researcher of biophotons, German biophysicist Fritz-Albert Popp, light is constantly being absorbed and remitted by DNA molecules within each cell’s nucleus. These biophotons create a dynamic, coherent web of light.
Popp studied healthy individuals and found an exquisite coherence at the quantum level when he looked on the photon level. Popp then tested cancer patients and found something else. In every instance, these patients had lost their natural periodic rhythms as well as their coherence. The lines of internal communication were scrambled. They had lost their connection with the world. In effect, their light was going out.
Dr. Popp said that, “Disease occurs when this communication is broken, when the cells can no longer speak the same language. Giving light has a resonance effect, bringing the cells into the same language again and healing the body."
Our Own Hearts Light Up Our Brains and the Life of Our Cells
Some people believe that the heart’s field acts as a carrier wave for information that provides a global synchronizing signal for the entire body. As pulsing waves of energy radiate out from the heart, they interact with our other organs and all the cells within them. The electromagnetic field of the heart is about 60 times greater in amplitude than what we find from the brain. The magnetic component is supposed to be thousands of times stronger than the brain’s magnetic field and can be detected several feet away from the body by sensitive instruments.
The heart produces a significant electromagnetic field with each contraction due to the coordinated depolarization of myocytes producing a current flow. Unlike the electrocardiogram, the magnetic field is not limited to volume conduction and extends outside the body. The therapeutic potential for interaction of this cardioelectromagnetic field both within and outside the body is largely unexplored.
Coherent light fields or coherent beating of our own heart can send energy that directly influences our immune strength as well as neurological function. When we cannot find our own internal coherence, due to disease and emotional upset, we can rely on medical techniques to buttress the cells and their function.
In this figure (A) coherent cardiac heart rate variability and contraction provides a uniform functional reference signal for interpreting the magnitude and frequency information of other non-cardiac bioinformation signals. (B) The same non-cardiac bioinformation signals lose definition without the stability of the underlying cardiac energy pattern.
Sharing Far Infrared Love
A number of years ago this beautiful photograph made its way around the Internet. These two little babies were twins, born within minutes of one another. One was thriving, the other was dying. The doctors had tried everything they knew to do and yet the one baby was failing. With all medical science exhausted, they put the ailing twin in with its sibling and the infant made an almost immediate turnaround and full recovery. The power of love and intimacy is exceptionally important and this is explained by one of the most basic of all attributes of the heart. The heart just wants to love and be loved and touch is one of our greatest biological needs. Clearly the sick sibling received the warming comfort on the physical world of touch and heat, meaning far-infrared radiation which all of our bodies give out.
Dr. Norman Shealy and Dr. Caroline Myss both clearly believe that love of others and being loved are key factors in improving the immune system, adding to life expectancy and creating overall happiness. What does love have to do with stress free living? “Everything!” says Dr. Brenda Schaeffer.
Unconditional love is your immune
system’s most powerful stimulant.
Dr. Bernie Siegel
Love is something we feel when we are close and feeling one with another being. M. Scot Peck defined love as the willingness to go out on a limb, to truly involve oneself and struggle at an emotional level with another in a relationship for the purpose of shared growth.
Dr. Clancy D. McKenzie of Capital University says, “Enhancing the love energy of the patient is an effective way to increase the healing process. This holds true for both psychological and physical healing: enhancement of love energy should be a part of every physical remedy, because it is a vital ingredient to healing.”
Why is it there is always some lucky soul who doesn’t get sick when the
flu is going around the office? Or why, when chicken pox is sending all
the kids home from school, are there a few who remain untouched?
Dr. Carrie Angus
Though most physicians are still skeptical that emotions matter clinically in medicine, we can see how people who experience long term depression and anxiety, long periods of sadness and pessimism, incessant hostility and aggression, have much higher incidences of heart disease. This is what the “broken heart” syndrome is all about.
Over the last 30 years increasing evidence has been found for
the existence of complex links between the immune system,
the central nervous system and the endocrine system on
the one hand, and psychological phenomena…on the other.
Van Gent, et al.
Peter Kaufman, acting chief of the Behavioral Medicine Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, said that the increased turbulence of repeated flare-ups of anger “can cause micro tears in the vessel, where plaque develops. If your heart rate is faster and blood pressure is higher because you’re habitually angry, then over thirty years that may lead to a faster build-up of plaque, and so lead to coronary artery disease.”
Modern science has correlated physical heart function and health with the flow of positive feelings and emotions, with a positive optimistic outlook on life. There is a real "smoothing affect" that is biologically associated with favorable biochemical, hormonal, and nervous system changes in the body that come from people who are more centered in their hearts or feeling centers. Autonomic nervous system balance is related to coherent heart rhythms that are directly connected to emotional self-management. Being out of the heart is dangerous to our health because it creates disturbances in the heart rhythms, which are essential to total health balance.
Good Doctors Give Their Hearts
Some patients, though conscious that their condition is
perilous, recover their health simply through
their contentment with the goodness of the physician.
Hippocrates 460-400 B.C
It is not a mystery that human growth occurs most favorably in meetings when individuals express themselves vulnerably and authentically. The authenticity of open, honest and sincere relationships, that are vulnerable in nature, is a necessary and real prerequisite to successful healing relationships. Cold clinical relationships only create more pathology and confusion in patients and have nothing to do with healing the source of people’s problems.
There are many ways to calm someone, many healing and medical treatments that can reduce stress, reduce sensory overload, slow the heart and help a person center. The most beautiful forms of touch possible are actually healing techniques. The most well-known association to touch is healing. Even the Bible makes reference to the "laying on of hands" to heal the sick. Touch can be a communication of love and is a most powerful way to communicate empathy, friendship, approval, affirmation and love to another.
Even physicians (long shot for psychiatrists and psychologists) can touch their patients with their hands and hearts. I tend to touch people with my words and the heart space that is often contained in the spaces between my words. But if I have a way of touching many beings from a distance with warmth and coherent healing light energy it’s in the form of far infrared (FIR) that one can lie down and sleep on.
Special Note: Today as I put together this chapter I had the unusual experience of having a conflict with someone but instead of having to deal with any disturbance, I lay down on my already warmed up BioMat and I tell you, it banished even the thought of emotional disturbance as I was bathed in its coherent warmth. BioMat FIR therapy is a therapy of love using light coherence, warmth and healing comfort to those in need.
Yesterday I finished my Water Medicine book, a labor of love over years. And now I will race to finish Light and Heat Medicine in the next two weeks and it tells the secret of light and human photosynthesis. Both books look at how light penetrates our bodies and touches down on the 99 percent of us which is water. We ourselves emit FIR and that’s why we like to sleep with each other and be touched so much. We literally love the warmth of FIR energy and we hardly ever get enough.
A simple but powerful movement into the heart center of feelings can result in:
- change in heart rhythm and heartbeat.
- balancing of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
- reduced muscle tension.
- alleviate pressure on the spinal column.
- increased mental clarity and objectivity.
- help balance the endocrine system.
- reduced mental disease.
- increased intuitive levels of perception by making us more receptive to sensitive feelings.
- decreased the rate of aging process. (Keep us feeling young)
- reduced arterial collection of cholesterol.
- reduced Blood pressure.
- anti-depressive effect.
- improved overall energy levels.
- deepens levels of internal perception and self-understanding.
- increased overall human intelligence.
- renewed self-confidence.
- increased happiness.
- leads a person into the center where self-love and understanding of others is more easily found.
- increased harmony in social relationships. (saves marriages)
There is nothing like a healed,
healthy, happy and loving heart.
This video is a beautiful presentation of what I have been talking about in this essay and it is from the HeartMath Institute, which teaches, “The heart generates a continuous series of electromagnetic pulses in which the time interval between each beat varies in a dynamic and complex manner. The heart’s ever-present rhythmic field has a powerful influence on processes throughout the body. We have demonstrated, for example, that brain rhythms naturally synchronize to the heart’s rhythmic activity, and also that during sustained feelings of love or appreciation, the blood pressure and respiratory rhythms, among other oscillatory systems, entrain to the heart’s rhythm.”
I did not study at HeartMath I studied with the people and organization before HeartMath, with those who made the core of the initial group of people who founded and operated HeartMath. Both HeartHealth and HeartMath are approaches to life with the heart leading the way. HeartMath and HeartHealth have a common background.
Honestly I would not have grown up to know anything about the heart if it was not for Hills and his teachings and I do remember the first time when someone from the University of the Trees said to me that I had a big heart. I remember turning around to look behind me to see what they were talking about since inside myself my total identification at that time was with my mind.
As far as I can see HeartMath and HeartHealth did Christopher Hills a service of furthering his teachings and getting them out to the world in different ways. Hills had his University of the Trees community in Boulder Creek California and that is exactly where HeartMath rose in its place. I on the other hand left there almost thirty years ago. For almost 22 years I have been living in Brazil and I wrote HeartHealth when living at the far ends of the world, in the interior highlands here.
I wrote a poem many years ago about the essential rays of the heart. Empathy, compassion, truth, responsibility, listening, honesty, integrity, commitment and of course vulnerability are coherent components of our hearts. Many things happened when the University of the Trees fell and I was not there so cannot say much about it without risking being wrong. HeartMath and HeartHealth honor Christopher Hill’s extraordinary work. He was a great man and his great work continues.
I do have reports, sometimes conflicting in nature, that the end was not as it should have been for such a great man. It seems that the man who taught us all what listening really meant was in the end not as good of a listener as he needed to be. Christopher never had to be perfect in my eyes to gain all my love and eternal respect. But when a man does not listen to his own wife, or other loved and trusted ones we know his end is near.
I have been publishing about Hills and his focus on the human ego these past few weeks and have felt him stowed away in my DNA. For many reasons I want to and feel compelled to give him the credit due to him and I am sure by now he has seen any errors of his ways.
 Van Gent, et al. Autism and the Immune System, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, vol. 38 no. 3, March 1997, pp. 337-349