‘The heart has reason that reason cannot know.’ Blaise Pascale, 17th Century.
The energy of the heart is one of the most complex that we have within our energy systems. All of our human energy systems play into the heart field so that it is a rich, complex, every changing weaving of information, processing and wisdom. As we move through these next few blogs I am going to try to do so in a logical step-by-step process so you are able to build your knowledge base for how the heart regulates and commands the entire function of the body, and also how easy it is to balance and influence the heart field.
So what do we know about the energetic anatomy of the heart?
The heart meridian runs bilaterally from deep inside the armpit, down the inside edge of the arm and off the inside of the little finger. Because of the electrical component of the heart, the heart meridian is one of the most electric of all of the meridians. This is why it is such a powerful component in the Earth Electrics exercise that I have already written on.
The heart chakra spans the length of the sternum and surrounds that area on the front, sides and back on the body. Jyotish Patel is going to be writing regular guest posts on the chakra system so I won’t leap in with too much info here, but the heart chakra has a very special aspect to it within the chakra system as it acts as the central chakra. There are three above it and three below it. The energy from the earth is pulled into the first three chakras, the energy from above us is pulled down from the 5th, 6th and 7th chakras into the heart chakra. From this place of centrality, the heart holds and moves the relevant energy throughout the body and the other energy systems.
Within the heart field is the Anchor Point, a minor chakra, that anchors the Assemblage point into the energetic core. The Assemblage point determines how we perceive ‘reality’, or we could say it is where our inner perspective of the world meets the world, thus informing and reinforcing more about our internal perspective of the world. (This is a vast and fascinating topic in its own right so I’m not going to spend more time on it here but we return to this in future blogs.)
The golden hearts are also in this heart field. A portal into and out of the body, they are closely linked with the radiant circuits and the energetic core. I have written about them in http://imaginalhealth.com/blog/?p=28
The electromagnetic energy of the heart goes out from the chakra several feet from the body. When we meet another person it is the electromagnetic field of the heart that envelops us. Someone with a strong heart field can fill a whole room with the grounding, loving energy that the heart field emanates. When we are in the presence of someone with this heart energy then our own heart energy finds a deeper resonance. It is possible for everyone to experience existing within this heart field as it is our most natural ability, but many of us have learnt patterns of being that prevent us experiencing this deep resonance. It is a primary objective of Consciousness Energetics to empower you to rediscover it and to know how to evolve your energy patterns so that more and more you live within this resonance of health, vitality and connectiveness.
Below is a simple exercise that you can do to affect the heart field. It helps to ground and centre the heart field, aiding it in finding the deep coherence necessary to govern the body. It is great to use to help evolve your heart field in general or to use specifically when you are feeling disparate or emotional. If you have the image in your mind of the heart field being beautiful pulsing music moving from the heart centre out around you by several feet. Like an incredible symphony, all the notes flow in harmony to create the overall piece. If this is not how you feel.. if you feel that one part of the orchestra is a little squeaky or that then percussion is banging too hard, or perhaps the brass is playing a different piece of music completely! Then this exercise can bring the orchestra back into its cohesion.
Place your left hand over the sternum in the centre of the heart field
With the fingertips of your right hand tap the back of the left hand between the little finger and the fourth finger which are the second and third points on the Triple Warmer meridian.
Find the rhythm that is most settling to you and continue to tap for as long as you need to begin to deeply settle.
You will notice that although this may take 30 or more seconds at first, as you use this exercise more and more it may only take a few seconds for your heart field to make the necessary adjustments and find its resonance.
With love, Prune