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Congestion of the heart

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The heart is congested when the body is full of heartache. Heartache comes from unrequited love, unfulfilled dreams, loneliness, blocked arteries, and hunger for nutrition.

Unrequited love can be present in and out of relationships. A committed relationship does not guarantee that the heart is receiving its share of love. A heart requires loving relationships that pump it full of emotional sustenance. When relationships lack surety of love, the emotional sustenance is reduced and the heart is susceptible to illness.

Unfulfilled dreams cause narrowing throughout the body: narrowing of passageways, messaging, and performance. Unfulfilled dreams open to illness and disease, and enable congestion to enter the heart.

Loneliness has direct dialogue with the heart. It harms the heart through sad thoughts and empty conversations.

Blocked arteries cause physical symptoms that are operable. Unblocking the arteries can clear congestion in the heart, but the congestion can return when the causes of the artery blockage are not lifted. Artery blockage is related to food intake, oxygen sufficiency, and sleep deprivation.

Hunger for nutrition is tricky. The heart hungers for food sources that are rich in nutritional goodness. The heart hungers for regular reinforcements of energy to keep the beat. The heart hungers for just enough and not too much. The heart hungers for relaxed ingestion. And the heart hungers for love.

An uncongested heart requires heartfelt relationships, a life lived authentically, companionship, nutritional reliability, rhythm in activities, and rhythm in nature.

Note: This information comes from my heartfelt connection with Spirit.

 

The heart on a flight

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When we fly, our hearts fly with us.

People who are nervous when they fly cause their hearts to contract. People who are excited when they fly cause their hearts to beat faster. People who are angry when they fly cause their hearts to contract and beat faster.

People who are hungry when they fly cause their hearts to work harder. People who are thirsty when they fly cause their hearts to contract and work harder.

People who are constipated when they fly cause their hearts to feel tightness or feel antsy. People who are ill when they fly cause their hearts to feel tightness or stress or pain or spasms, depending on the source of the illness (flying when ill is hard for the body).

The best way to fly for the heart is when a smile comes easily, when excitement is tempered, and when overall health is reasonably well.

Notes

  • This blog post is a reflection of my heart’s connection to God.
  • Tuning into your heart’s wisdom is a step towards spiritual connection.

Heart-based actions

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The actions we take are influenced by our thoughts and by our bodies. Yes, our bodies take part in the things we decide to do. Our organs and some of our bodily systems influence our actions.

Here are actions that the heart influences. Some may surprise you!

  • Deeply felt love
  • Deeply felt loneliness
  • Worry
  • Power-hungriness
  • Defeatedness
  • Acceptance
  • Humility
  • Willingness
  • Clarity
  • Powerfulness
  • Confidence
  • Timidity
  • Stifledness
  • Uncertainty
  • Conviction
  • Carefulness
  • Spontaneity
  • Adoration
  • Disinterest

The heart provides input to the thought=making processes AND continues its work pumping blood.

Note: This information has been spiritually received.

A child’s heart

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Note: This information was received through my heart’s connection to Spirit.

 

When the Appendix prods the Heart

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The appendix, one of the most misunderstood organs, is responsible for initiating many defensive actions in the body. Its connection to the heart is through prompting the heart to speed up when blood flow is sluggish and to slow down when wounds compromise life force (because too much blood is being lost to sustain life).

The appendix and the heart generally function independently of one another. Their tasks are complementary, yet separate. Only when blood flow is compromised does the appendix initiate heart-related activity.

For people whose appendixes have been removed, these activities are not transferred to other organs or systems in the body (unlike other healing activities that are transferred, as mentioned in the post “How does the body heal when the appendix is removed?”).

Note: This information has been spiritually, not scientifically, received.

Meet your best friend—your heart!

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Your heart is truly your best friend. It keeps you going when you feel down or defeated. In its quiet way, it pushes you to live up to your potential. It rarely complains when you ignore it, and it rewards you with love when you care for it.

If you listen intently to your heart, you will feel some of the best advice you will ever receive! If you notice your heart’s company, it will reward your friendship. And if you give your heart your loyalty, it will give you support until its dying day.

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The heart isn’t really your best friend, because a best friend is a person outside of yourself. When you find people to be your companions and support system, be sure to listen to your heart and its wisdom. Your heart can help you choose the people who will matter most.

Caveat: Don’t use the heart as an excuse for choosing companions unwisely, as described in the post “The heart wants what it wants”.

Note: This information has been received through my heart connection with Spirit.

Heart differences

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People love in different ways. Some feel love when they are in the presence of others who love them. Some feel love when they are quietly contemplating the things and people that give them pleasure.

Some people express their love with acts of caring and others express their love through words. The expressions of love are all valid, because they all reflect strong feelings of devotion.

Love expressions grow and change with age, experiences, and understanding. The growth can be larger or smaller, and the change can be optimistic or pessimistic. Expressions of love reflect social norms and individual ideas.

The recipients of love expressions can appreciate these expressions of love, no matter their own preferred styles of expression, when they are prepared to be appreciative. Being prepared to be appreciative means being willing to accept the loved ones’ displays of affection and their shortcomings. Without appreciation, expressions of love can dwindle and become tainted.

For love to “succeed”, each person must recognize that all of us feel love differently. Our differences are natural. We can adapt ourselves to the people we love, but it’s our differences that actually keep us together.

Note: this information has been spiritually received.

Heart Happiness

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Here are things that make the heart “happy”:

  • Sensations of love!
  • Frolicking in nature!
  • Sensations from deep breathing
  • Hugs from loved ones!
  • Sustenance (food and water) that is nourishing
  • Attention from an animal!
  • Relaxed pumping speed and increases in pumping speed
    (changing the pumping speed can keep the heart conditioned, when the heart is not stressed)
  • Digestive happiness: eating nourishing foods that make the internal body feel good, (already mentioned), taking care of elimination needs as soon as they arise, and handling emotional issues that are felt in the digestive organs
  • Immersion in focused concentration on beloved endeavors
  • Smiles and laughter that emanate from feelings of joy!
  • Rhythmic movements and making music!
  • No self-criticism!!

Note: this information has been spiritually received. I think it’s amazing! What about you??

The hearts’ laments—Hearts #3 & 4

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Heart #3:

“My work is usually routine, but occasionally something happens—my carrying source [the person whose heart is speaking] does something that makes me shiver and shake, and all my work feels very hard to do.”

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Heart #4:

“I used to feel strong, but now I feel unable to be normal.”

The first heart that is “speaking” its lament is the heart of a woman in her twenties who uses cocaine on weekends. The second heart that is speaking its lament is the heart of an eight-year-old boy who is given Ritalin.

Cocaine and Ritalin—two substances that irregulate the heart.

Note: This information has been spiritually received. Take note that the hearts are telling their truth here.  Parents should especially pay attention.

Note: This information was not scientifically received.

The heart’s lament—Heart #2

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“My carrying source [the person whose heart is speaking] has smoked for many, many years. My oxygen supply is weak. My carrying source is worrying much of the time. My desire for understanding is weakened.” [Oxygen is a physical requirement of the heart; being understood by other people is an intangible requirement of the heart.]

“My work is hard to accomplish.”

The heart that is “speaking” its lament is the heart of a man who is 63 years old. His days consist of 1½ packs of cigarettes, too much coffee and too little water, too many hours focused on the problems in his business and too few hours in enjoyment with family and friends, and infrequent walks in nature.

He has faced health challenges, including a mild heart attack, and his family worries for his health. His heart struggles to support his life.

This heart is in need of more oxygen and more relaxation. It needs smoke-free living and walks outside breathing fresh air, more water and less coffee, quality time with friends and family, and less tension from worry. His heart needs his care and protection.

 Note: This information has been spiritually provided. It has not been medically proven.

The heart’s lament—Heart #1

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“I’m working as hard as I can, but it’s getting harder and harder for me to move the oxygen. I can still handle the lymphatic fluid with ease, but the oxygen is tiring me.

My carrying source [the person whose heart is speaking] is tired and refuses to stop working when I and the other members [the organs and systems in the body] indicate that we need to slow down. We push for our carrying source to sleep, but we are ignored night after night.

I feel shaking. Other members send shaking feelings and they cause me to shake too. The shaking sends me feelings of tightness and I pull myself in to slow the shaking. My tightness slows my work with the oxygen and even with the carbon dioxide. Back and forth my work goes—with strength and then with shaking, and I need the sleep to recalibrate.

When my flow source [the veins] feel weak, I work harder to support my carrying source. When my flow subjects [the arteries] feel blocked, I am forced to pause. The pausing is unfamiliar. It affects me and the other members, and makes us sluggish or pained. The pausing is not good.”

The heart that is “speaking” its lament is the heart of a woman who is 46 years old. She is 20 lbs/9.1 kg overweight, exercises once a week, eats too little whole foods, drinks too many soft drinks, smokes cigarettes sporadically, and sleeps less than 6 ½ hours a night.

Her time is divided between a full-time job, her family (husband, a teenager, a child who is an out-of-work college graduate, one parent, and two siblings), and studying once a week. She makes time for cooking once a week, meeting friends once every three or four weeks, and getting out in nature once every six weeks. Her outlook is influenced by self-criticism and self-doubt.

Her heart consistently supports her occasional bouts of excessive exercise and excessive eating. Her heart is in need of regular mealtimes, more enjoyment with friends and family, more time in nature and in movement, and seven hours of sleep a night. Her heart needs her care and protection.

Note: This information has been spiritually provided. It has not been medically proven.

Healing the heart from stress

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Scientific studies have proven that stress hurts the heart. Spirit has advice to counter the effects of stress on your heart.

Breathing

  • As much as possible, breathe deeply. The more deeply you breathe, the more open your veins stay.
  • If you’re having trouble breathing through your nose, remain unstressed about this breathing situation. The body is designed to inhale and exhale through the nostrils—sometimes through both simultaneously and sometimes alternatingly. Feeling stress when one nostril seems to be closed is stress misplaced. The body will balance the breathing, unless excessive amounts of mucus are being created because of a cold, allergic reaction, or reaction to medication. In these cases, slowed breathing through the nostrils or mouth will sustain the body.
  • If you are feeling stressed, heart breathing can help: as you inhale, think of the breath coming in and surrounding your heart with care and protection. As you exhale, let the escaping breath leave your body carrying out unwanted thoughts. Heart breathing is strengthening and repairing.

Activities

  • Movement can release stressful forces on the heart. Simple movement, such as wiggling the fingers or gently moving the head in different directions and angles, are minimal movements that lighten stress. Walking in nature or engaging in an enjoyed sport can be more helpful.
  • Listening to music that relaxes lowers stress.
  • Interacting with animals lowers stress and opens the arteries.
  • Smiling relaxes the lungs, which then invigorate the heart. Smiling releases stress.

Involvement in society

  • Showing gratitude to others—on a regular basis—helps  the heart stay strong against stress.
  • Meeting with people who are not stress-inducing—on a regular basis—helps the heart stay resilient against stress.
  • Listening to others and empathizing with them helps the heart be pliable.

The heart and stress

The impact of stress on the heart cannot be studied easily, because of stress’s impact on the other organs and systems in the body. Our bodies are holistic entities that cannot be separated into parts without sacrificing the reality of interconnectedness.

All the tips presented in this blog post have impact throughout the body. They are worthwhile to pursue for well-being and balance. More can be done for well-being and balance, but doing these suggestions is a way to begin.

Note: This information has been spiritually received.

Depression and the heart

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When a person feels depressed, clinically or not, the heart is affected. Moods are felt in the heart, physically and intangibly, so that uplifting feelings aid the heart’s restorative abilities and depressed feelings cause the heart to work more frenziedly.

Depression causes the heart to lose control of emotional restraint. Emotional reactions will be exaggerated or inappropriate. The emotional reactions can also be unavailable: the depressed person can’t tap into them, because the effort to access them is too demanding. When emotional reactions cannot be accessed, the depression is overtaking reason and is further forcing the heart to overwork itself.

There are many reasons to overcome depression, and heart health is one of them.

Note: This information was spiritually received.

Why focus on the heart?

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For a while now, I’ve been receiving spiritual information about the heart. The reasons are partly general and partly personal.

In general, understanding the heart and its physical and intangible aspects is worthwhile. The more we know about the heart, the more we can care for our own hearts. And of course, the more we care for our own hearts, the better our health will be.

The personal aspect of the heart information is in the way in which I receive it. Since 2012 when I began to receive spiritual wisdom, I have communicated with Spirit through kinesiology muscle testing. I feel a direction and then ask questions, receiving Yes or No answers through my fingers. I then build the information word by word. The questioning takes time and requires my patience and willingness to explore many avenues before receiving the wisdom.

I still receive spiritual wisdom through the questioning, but now I also receive it through my heart. I “breathe” into my heart and then the spiritual information enters my head. I feel the direction and the words as ideas and phrases, and the information flows more easily.

The heart breathing requires my intention and my openness to receive. It requires my trust and my willingness to flow with the information transfer.

The sharing of heart wisdom has been for you and for me. Together, we have explored many aspects of the heart, while I have been learning to “hear” the wisdom through my own heart. I hope you are finding this journey to heart awareness enriching and empowering. I haven’t yet finished with the heart topics, but this seems a good time to pause and share my journey. If you’d like to know more about my connection to the spiritual wisdom, write me a comment below.

Here’s to heart exploration!!

“The heart wants what it wants”

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A famous person has used this idea to justify inappropriate coupling. Another famous person has used this excuse to justify staying in a destructive relationship. This statement has been used to avoid loving someone and to hurt someone else. It is a catch-all phrase that often relinquishes responsibility for behavior that is un-heart related.

The heart, in its intuitive wisdom, guides towards relationships that are uplifting. Hormones and the eyes can override the heart’s wisdom. Fear and aloneness can block the wisdom. Societal constraints and prejudices also add to the mix that cancels the connection to the heart’s wisdom.

When a person chooses a relationship that is not uplifting and says the choice came from the heart, know that the heart was not involved in the choice. The heart would not intentionally hurt or misdirect.

What does the heart want? The heart wants understanding.

Note: This post is from Spirit, as are all the heart posts.

How broken is a broken heart?

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Can a person actually die from a broken heart? Is a broken heart a valid reason to write as the cause of death on a death certificate? Just how broken is a broken heart?

We explored the concept of a broken heart in the post “Heartache is holistic response”. In that post, Spirit shared “Our hearts break when loved ones die or when love is unrequited or when once-in-love is no more.” The post then goes on to discuss healing through turning inwards and listening to the body’s guidance towards healing.

Now Spirit wants us to understand the intensity of a broken heart.

The answers to the three questions are #1 No, #2 Yes, if emotional causes can be listed, and #3 Ceaselessly. A broken heart always leaves scars, some tangible, some emotional.

It appears that the answers to #1 and #2 contradict one another. They are actually the same answer!

A broken heart, no matter the causes, takes time to damage the body. The damage can lead to death, but it’s the damaged body that yields to death, not the broken heart. So the answer to question #1 is No. In cases where a person takes his or her own life because of a broken heart, the agent of death—gun, chemical substance, action—might be selected as the cause of death, but the actual cause is the broken heart that led to giving up on life. So the answer to #2 is Yes.

Question #3, “Just how broken is a broken heart?”, surprises with its eternal answer. Ceaselessly, the broken heart influences future actions and thoughts. Even a broken heart that occurred so many years ago sways the thoughts and actions. We are the sum of our experiences, and the broken heart—healed or not—is a variable in the ongoing equation that expresses each of our lives. The broken heart that has been “healed” influences less than the festering broken heart, yet it still brings influence.

The heart is meant to be broken and healed, because true relationships shift the heart. The heart—the tangible heart and the intangible heart—the duo that govern our lives—is designed to be broken. And the body is designed to heal it!

Note: I continue to receive spiritual wisdom through my heart connection with Spirit!

When the heart feels abandoned

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Abandonment of the heart can be physical and emotional. Ignoring the heart’s calls for help when it physically hurts is physical abandonment. Ignoring the heart’s need for connections is emotional abandonment.

Physical abandonment can be felt more immediately, and ignored calls for attention can lead to impairment of heart function. Physical abandonment can also lead to extended impairment throughout the body.

Emotional abandonment is less immediately noticeable, but it afflicts the body over time if relationships are not nourished. Emotional abandonment is serious, but less ominous.

Physical impairment of the heart can come from improper care of the body, emotional turmoil that is excessive, or genetic weakness:

  • Less can be done about genetic weakness; however, genetic weakness does not condemn a person to heart troubles. An emotionally strong heart can triumph over genetic predisposition to heart troubles.
  • Emotional turmoil that is excessive strains the heart’s functioning. Heartache that leads to depression or restrained emotional connections can cause impairment. Overly excited outbursts of emotion—positive or negative—can disturb heart function over time and lead to weakening the heart’s rhythmic beating.
  • Improper care of the body that leads to impairment of the heart is described in the blog posts “Heart attack secrets” and “Things that harm the heart”.

Physical abandonment of the heart is usually done without understanding that our actions create havoc in our bodies. Choosing to care for the heart involves rethinking choices and habits.

Emotional impairment of the heart can develop because of hurts experienced as a child or young adult, by heartache that is too profound, and by religious teachings that extol martyrdom. Emotional abandonment of the heart is as serious as physical abandonment, but its marks on the body are less pronounced. Its marks are mainly on society and family.

Whether abandonment of the heart is physical or emotional is less important that the fact that the heart can be abandoned. Abandonment of the heart is a sad thing that is reversible and worth fixing.

Note: This post was delivered to me through my heart’s connection to Spirit. Heart pain is worth checking with a medical doctor when it is continuous.

Hanging on for dear life

Heart Musical Notes

Dear life—yes life is dear, which is why we try so hard to stay alive. Even people living harrowing existences rarely give way to death without a struggle. The ones who take their own lives are deaf to the symphony that is playing their melody.

Yes, each of us has a melody that we hear unconsciously, and it doesn’t stop playing until the brain no longer controls our actions. The melody provides rhythm to our actions and to our thoughts. It changes over time and it changes its location in the body.

The heart provides the beat that sustains the mind’s staccato. The heart also provides the deepness of desire to live. Life is lived with heartfelt force.

Hanging on for dear life—the melody of life can be so easily altered or ended. Life is much more tentative than most of us realize. The best way to live life is with the symphony playing at full volume!!

Note: This post was delivered to me through my heart’s connection to Spirit. Spirit offers us love and kindness whenever we are ready to receive them.

Heart Wise

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To be heart wise is to be tuned into your heart’s understanding. The heart, the intangible heart, knows the need for connections, for heartfelt connections, and it will push you to create these connections. Listening to your heart’s guidance is living life wisely.

Heartfelt connections are filled with forgiveness and desire for understanding. These connections offer acceptance and support. They fill relationships with warmth and they encourage openness and attention.

Heartfelt actions are not always kind, but they are felt deeply. The actions reflect inputs from past and present pressures so that the actions are not purely heart present. Heartfelt actions that are hurtful cause guilt and remorse. Heartfelt actions that are plagued by tiredness are sometimes stilted or delivered with incorrect intention. Feeling love does not guarantee heartfelt actions that reflect the true feelings.

When actions are consistently unkind, the connections require reconsideration. Unkindness mainly comes from a place of not-love. When the source of a relationship is forced connection or deception, heartfelt actions are difficult to perform because the heart knows the truth. The mind can pretend, but the heart knows.

Heart wise connections bring sincere satisfaction and grounding. They require investment of time and determination. Heart wise connections are not necessarily easy nor are they without turbulence. What they are is truth: truth from the heart.

Connected blog posts are “Matters of the heart” and “Giving your heart away”.

The heart’s exercise

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A “flabby” heart sustains life partially. A toned heart works tirelessly to sustain life fully. The toned heart propels towards activity and accomplishments. The flabby heart works too hard simply keeping the body alive. Flabbiness is not good for the heart.

In the blog posts “Ways to calm the heart” and “Strengthening the heart”, exercise is mentioned as one of the components to keeping the heart strong and relaxed. In today’s blog post, Spirit is sharing ideas for keeping our hearts toned. Here we go…

  1. Learn breathing exercises. Learn many types so you can find the ones that make you feel strengthened and alive. Do breathing exercises every day!
  2. While breathing deeply, imagine your heart sending vitality throughout your body—down to your toes, into your organs, up into your head, and to your fingertips. Feel the vitality circling in your chest. Feel the vitality warm and invigorate your body. Straighten your posture if it’s not straight, and then smile. Your heart is ready to take on the day’s challenges!
  3. The heart is built to exert itself. Depending on your age and physical condition, take part in activity that causes your heart to pump faster. For most people, the heart can handle faster pumping activity every day. Aim to invigorate your body through faster heart-pumping activity for the amount of time that is proper for your current health status. Ideas for these types of activities: dancing, running, brisk walking, bicycling, swimming and other water activities, skating, tennis and other racket games, and games that use balls for kicking and throwing. Skipping and jumping are also good for the heart!
  4. Sleep that is regular helps the heart repair and restore its functioning. Don’t scrimp on sleep. Each person needs a specific amount of sleep depending on age, regular activity level, and current season. Let sleep bring you toning!
  5. Practice acts of generosity every day. Be generous with your smiles and with your kindness. Acts of generosity tone the intangible heart!

Note: This information has been spiritually received and does not replace medical advice.

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