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The Energetic Heart Is Unfolding

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The Energetic Heart Is Unfolding

Consider the amazing human heart, the organ that pumps life-giving oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood throughout our bodies on a precise schedule. Now researchers are learning that this marvelous machine, the size of a fist and weighing on average less than 10 ounces, also possess a level of intelligence they are only beginning to understand. Evidence shows the heart also plays a greater role in our mental, emotional and physical processes than previously thought.

“The heart is a sensory organ and acts as a sophisticated information encoding and processing center that enables it to learn, remember, and make independent functional decisions,” HeartMath Institute Director of Research Rollin McCraty wrote in the paper, The Energetic Heart: Bioelectromagnetic Communication Within and Between People.

Scientists at the HeartMath Institute like McCraty have been conducting research over nearly two decades that has shed light on what researchers now characterize as the energetic heart.

Power of the Heart’s Electromagnetic Field

The heart, like the brain, generates a powerful electromagnetic field, McCraty explains in The Energetic Heart. “The heart generates the largest electromagnetic field in the body. The electrical field as measured in an electrocardiogram (ECG) is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the brain waves recorded in an electroencephalogram (EEG).”

HeartMath studies show this powerful electromagnetic field can be detected and measured several feet away from a person’s body and between two individuals in close proximity.

In the HeartMath study, The Electricity of Touch: Detection and Measurement of Cardiac Energy Exchange Between People, researchers set out to determine whether the heart’s electromagnetic field, as measured by an electrocardiogram (ECG), in one individual could be detected and measured in another person when the pair either were seated within about three feet of each other or held hands.

The results of The Electricity of Touch experiment were positive: The data showed “when people touch or are in proximity, a transference of the electromagnetic energy produced by the heart occurs,” the study’s authors wrote.

They observed that although additional research should be conducted, there were potential important implications raised by this research when viewed in conjunction with the success of numerous healing modalities.

Practices such as therapeutic touch, holoenergetic healing, healing touch, chi gong and reiki among others “are based upon the assumption that an exchange of energy occurs to facilitate healing,” according to the findings. “While there exists scientific evidence to substantiate the physiological and psychological effects of many of these treatments, science has as yet not been able to describe a mechanism by which this putative energy exchange between individuals takes place. This study, together with the work of (other research) … represents one of the first successful attempts to directly measure an exchange of energy between people.”

The Heart and Emotions

The heart’s electromagnetic field contains certain information or coding, which researchers are trying to understand, that is transmitted throughout and outside of the body. One of the most significant findings of HMI’s research related to this field is that intentionally generated positive emotions can change this information/coding.

That discovery raises the question whether the cardioelectromagnetic field information transmitted from an individual who is angry, fearful, depressed or experiencing some other negative emotion, takes on beneficial properties when it is influenced by positive emotions. Also, is the care, compassion, love or other positive emotion not only transmitted throughout an individual’s body as the cardioelectromagnetic field radiates through it, but transferred externally as well to people in close proximity or even, perhaps, over long distances?

Although HeartMath is continuing to study the effects of human electromagnetic fields over large distances, researchers say the answer to the first question, whether self-regulated positive emotions can be beneficial to the individual, is yes.

“Through the use of tools and technologies that foster positive emotions and psychophysiological coherence, individuals can effectively initiate a repatterning process, whereby habitual emotional patterns underlying stress are replaced with new, healthier patterns that establish increased emotional stability, mental acuity, and physiological efficiency as a new familiar baseline or norm,” that was according to the paper Emotional Stress, Positive Emotions, and Psychophysiological Coherence. The paper, written by HMI researchers McCraty and Dana Tomasino comprised a chapter in the 2006 book, Stress in Health and Disease, published by Wiley-VCH.

Although additional research will be required to determine the nature and function of this energy/information the heart sends out, HMI’s researchers have conducted numerous studies on how positive emotions can affect us. Participants in several studies, and indeed thousands of people worldwide who are using the HeartMath System of tools and technology, can attest to a broad range of benefits resulting from intentionally experiencing certain emotions, which HeartMath calls emotion self-regulation.

The Energetic Heart Is Unfolding mother and baby signals graph

The top wave (blue) in the graph is the mother’s signal averaged electroencephalograph (EEG), or brainwave signal. The bottom wave is her infant’s signal averaged electrocardiogram (ECG). Signal averaging is a technique for detecting synchronization between two signals. In this example, the mother’s brainwave is clearly synchronized to her baby’s heartbeat.

Assessing the Energetic Heart – Near and Far

In one of HeartMath’s most recent studies, researchers examined whether there is an energy exchange, in this case heart-brain interactions, in one of the most intimate of human relationships.

The Proof of Concept Study: Heart-Brain Synchronization between Mother and Baby “explored the potential to measure energetic heart-brain interactions that may be occurring between a mother and her infant.”

Researchers were able to show that the mother’s brainwaves synchronized to that of her baby’s heartbeat. In this experiment, the baby was laying in the mother’s lap with a blanket placed in between mother and baby. In the summary of their findings, the study’s authors wrote, “This preliminary data elucidates the intriguing finding that the electromagnetic signals generated by the heart have the capacity to affect others around us. … It appears that when the mother placed her attention on the baby that she became more sensitive to the subtle electromagnetic signals generated by the infant’s heart. … These findings have intriguing implications, suggesting that a mother in a psychophysiologically coherent state became more sensitive to the subtle electromagnetic information encoded in the electromagnetic signals of her infant.”

One of the questions being explored by the science-based Global Coherence Initiative, launched in 2008 by the  HeartMath Institute, is whether human electromagnetic fields can be influenced over much greater distances. 

The GCI, which has an international participants of about 25,000, is utilizing advanced magnetometer sensing technology to observe changes in the earth’s magnetic field by, among other possible effects, mass human emotions.The GCI’s greater purpose is “to unite millions of people worldwide in heart-focused care and intention, to help shift global consciousness from instability and discord to balance, cooperation and enduring peace,” and the HeartMath Institute believes that purpose will be served as scientists gain greater insight into the energetic heart.


  • David Hazen

    The inner guidance system of the heart never sleeps. The central processor of the brain may slow its activity to a low level, but the hard drive is still powered up. Our level of awareness, or conscious “display” may be dark, bright, or somewhere in between, but there is no “all asleep” or “all awake” binary division, there are only cycles or waves of movement, motion, e-motion.

    • Admund WG

      Actually there is. Christ & Buddha ’40 days 40 Nights’ events are based on science too. In 40 days our blood cleaning cycle is complete. I’m sure you have figured out the rest…. Cheers ! <3

      • Mauricio Ortiz

        I need to know “the rest”… can u explain it to me? I have had 6 of those 40 day cycles in 3 years… please

        • Admund WG

          In 40 days our blood cycle completes so the iron in our blood is also renewed. The iron in our blood is like the Akashic records it is also the basis of what we are hence our level of HZ (Frequency)

          51% is the natural tipping level of anything base on 100% as whole.
          So within that 40 days if you can maintain 51% of the time always in Samadhi or Bliss you become that permanently.

          Be well

          <3

  • kim

    This thinking is so on track, finally. The power of combined people, using their combined energy for healing was being performed long ago at Stonehenge and Mayan Temples. Starts with a small circle of people directing their energies round and round, then they increase the circle, like the Archimedian Spiral. You can send the energy flowing around increasing it to an electrical level, which sends frequencies and vibrations, through the bodies, healing many person’s ailment’s. The heart is a huge player tuned to knowing the frequencies it’s body requires. Frequency generators, and zappers are headed the right way, but more synchronization is required still. Increase negative ions.
    Hopefully we will soon remember how to use our minds and internal energy, chi, to heal our own health.

    In good spirit.

  • interslice

    The heart instant communication at distance with the infinite field of all other hearts and including those hearts of planets … Share information and knowledge this way. This is integrative health … Including all things as effectors of health. I can’t wait for this to become more mainstream accepted science … Everything we know now is wrong … With knowledge of the right kind we can cure any disease and all pain … I believe and I know this is possible because I’ve seen it happen

  • mercdem2

    We are made of 14 billion year old “stuff” from the beginning of time, yet we are “stuff” that is alive and conscious. Life is a new class of material subject to some of the same rules of other material but also others that start to test the limits of science.

    They say love and/or the maternal instinct is a chemical reaction to allow for propagation of the species but what is the love for art? Why the desire to create even if there is no profit to be made?

    Researchers have discovered the heart has it’s own electromagnetic field that allows it to literally connect to other heart fields when within a 3 foot proximity (thus opening the possible truth of qigong, therapeutic touch, etc.) What would be the broader ramifications of a planet sympathetic with one another, a planet where hearts “connected”? Would that not raise a planetary energy field reminiscent of god? Wouldn’t that connect a planet and it’s inhabitants in ways we can only conjecture?

    I think about tribes and the groups connection to one another, the rituals they have to cement sympathetic heart connections (We have sports and the rock concert.) In our pursuit of individuality and personal gain over upliftment of the group, we have lost our connection at the “heart” of us to one another. While alive, we are “the most luckiest star stuff” given a remarkable but all too brief gift of consciousness. We should be connecting, raising our “vibration” to others because at death, we return back to dust.

  • Joshua Beasley

    I got really “energized” on a boat trip reading about hydrogen and conversating enthusiasticaly with the captain who the rare book belonged to. I have become energized on lower levels often by things that excite me (I love knowledge ect…) but I was really “amped” this time. About two hours into the trip and sitting cross legged I was so into the new knowledge that most of my extremeties were going numb and I had to get up while I still could and stretch it off. When I went to cross the cabin to go out on the deck the boat veered hard over suddenly. An imediate holy cow the boat isnt suposed to turn that hard going that fast and shouldnt have done anything irregular on autopilot. The event was something of imediate concern and as we let the adreniline settle the obvious was to check for shifting metal objects around the compass in the forward bow that directly controlls the auto pilot heading. A secure fire extinguisher and several survival suits were all that were any where close. We moved the extinguisher because fisherman are superstitious and the like and maybe some how had affected our course. Concerned about the malfunctioning navigation convenience we turned the unit back on and proceded at quarter throttle for a while and immediately commenced with conversing all the scientific data in the book ect for some minutes and then I needed to relieve myself and proceeded to cross the cabin and make use of the side rail on deck and suddenly the vessel veered hard starboard again. Instantly we slowed the throttle and disengaged the autopilot. After some debate and disbelief my friend concluded it was me some how interrupting the autopilot unit. No way. Any way, I end up in my boxers and socks standing mid cabin center and the captain goes to the stern steering station and instructs me not to move until he turns the autopilot on and put her at about quarter throttle again. So we get moving again and in front of us is a current rift from the tide change and several logs drifting slowly about. I take this unbelievable occurance as an opportunity so I say to the skipper just a sec I want to get closer to these logs and see if I can navigate them. So- I take a 2 inch step to the right and the boat takes a turn to the port (left) by 15-20 degrees, I step center and the boat straightens its coarse,as we pass the first log I step two feet left and the boat takes a hard right starboard by 90 degrees, I end up taking us in several circle figure eight and square manuevers to prove I was in controll via moving about. It was obvious to us that I was emmiting some magnetic force causing the compass in the auto pilot to point towards me but was completely astounding. Greg the skipper never looked at me the same after that and tried to talk to folks about the event but since I am a walking oddity the people of our small Alaska bush community just shrug it off at the beginning and change the subject. Kind of like trying to tell people that you met bigfoot or aliens or something. The average mind wont even be interested. Almost as astounding as directly affecting an autopilot compass. If you spent the time to read my little story I do appreciate the Interest and am hoping for some direction as to where I might find the equipment to detect and document such a magnetic field so I might understand what is happening when I get really excited and energized.

    • Adi Ivanovic

      Wow, amazing story!

      • Suzieseller

        I agree. Thanks for sharing!

    • Lisa Fodor

      AMAZING!!! That is incredible!!! Thank you for sharing your story Josh 🙂

    • Vera Navitas

      Josh, Do you know Dan Winter?

  • foster chance

    here is a very intresting thing u can do to prove all this idk if i discoverd this or its been done b4 but if u get 2 Crystals an hold one between ur fingers on each hand it magnatizes them an amplifies the electromagnetic force that covers our body just lconcentrate really hard on ur hands close ur eyes an move them as close to eachother as u can but never let ur hands touch jus feel it out an go bak an inch n back in n keep doin it until u can feel the negitive ball bein formed in ur hand like a kamahamaha wave lol if ur a very high frequency person like me u can do it without the magnets an it feels like ur holding a basketball size of negitive energy thats how big ive been able to do it u may even have healing gifts like me i have aspergers an have found out prety much everything ive wonderd about so if anybody would like to know more u can call me 4236058409 would move anywhere to work in a think tank i come up with inventions everyday i can do things others cant do nobody even wants to listen to me cuz it goes over there head or there afraid dont understand it guess those of us who have faced true other worldly insane fear wil never understand people who fear knowledge

    • sheila

      Im going to call you