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Things that harm the heart

spiritual illness

We’ve been looking at the intangible functioning of the heart (Lead from the heart) and ways to strengthen the heart (Strengthening the heart).

Today, Spirit is sharing harmful activities that make the heart lazy and wounded. Each of these activities harms in a different way, so that their negative influence can sometimes be overcome by natural healing mechanisms in the body. When the cumulative harm is too great for the body to handle, the heart gives way to damage and weakness.

This list of heart-harmful activities is not ranked. Each activity harms the poor heart that is striving to support the body and soul.

Activities that harm the heart

  • Shallow breathing
  • Feelings of defeat and despair (together)
  • Feelings of emptiness and alienation (together)
  • Feelings of entrapment
  • Viruses that overcome natural defenses
  • Medications that weaken the body when it is fighting parasitic viruses
  • Pressure from worry
  • Pressure from guilt
  • Pressure from spinal imbalance (due to injury, disease, or long-term posture mistakes)
  • Cumulative defense against repeated illnesses
  • Cumulative defense against things that increase the pulse rate (such as obesity, thyroid medications, vascular irregularities)
  • Cumulative defense against episodes of bodily overreactions (such as many migraines, gastro-infections, panic caused by overreactions to symptoms of bodily processing)
  • Cumulative defense against deep-seated anger or resentment
  • Habits associated with anorexia, binge eating, and pain addiction
  • Heartache

Exposure to toxins can also harm the heart.

The heart is not impervious to emotional and physical abuse. It is a strong and reliable organ, but chronic abuse and activities that stress it too much leave damage.  A damaged heart can be strengthened, but the strengthening requires determination and true desire for balance.

Our bodies have been designed to function well, and the better we care for them, the better they function.

If any of the listed activities are unclear to you, please write a comment and I will check answers with Spirit.

Strengthening the heart

caring

In yesterday’s blog post, we received information about the heart: about its intangible aspects and its connection to our soul, our guardians, and the world beyond us.

For the heart to partake in these important objectives, it must be strong and its health must be supported. Here are the ways to keep your heart strong for its physical work and its intangible aspects. (The intangible and physical are equally important.)

  1. Know that social connections keep your heart strong. They can’t mend a heart with physical defects, but they can encourage its daily functioning. Seek out opportunities to interact with others and eschew too many solitary endeavors. We are social animals. That’s part of our design.
  2. Yes, physical activity is important. It truly is. Build physical activity into your daily routines. We are meant to move. That’s part of our design.
  3. Breathe deeply. As often as possible. The deep breaths condition the heart and exercise it.
  4. Eat “heart-healthy” foods and eat them in an atmosphere of health. Whole foods are so much better than processed—there is no competition. (The processing of foods is human endeavor misguided.) Eating on the run, in a car, or in sadness taxes the heart. Eating is meant to be a process that buoys the heart with gratitude and fortification.
  5. Smile as much as possible. Smiling resonates throughout the body and calms the heart. To smile more, look for the positive things in your life—and there are many—and smile at them.

Our hearts keep the blood flowing and the life meaningful. Love and care for your heart, and it will reward you. 🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂

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