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Ways to calm the heart

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These days, the rush to interfere with the circulation of blood has wrought pressure on the heart which destabilizes its functioning. There are many ways to calm the heart and the circulation of blood that do not have side effects.

Here are heart-calming remedies suggested by Spirit.

  1. When your breath pace is suitable for your heart, it keeps your heart relaxed. Shorter breaths can quicken the heart’s beating. Aim for longer breaths.
  2. If you feel anger, slow your breathing and wiggle your fingers.
  3. When you feel tense, listen to calming music or create the music yourself (singing, humming, whistling, or playing an instrument).
  4. Fear can affect blood circulation. Listen to your intuition when it advises you. Listen to your intuition!
  5. Immersion in a nurturing activity can calm the heart, if the desire to be immersed is not overcome by impatience. Examples of nurturing activities are caring for an infant, caressing a pet, and working in a garden.
  6. Excitement can touch the heart. Age can affect the effects of excitement. The older the heart, the greater the effects, for better or worse.
  7. Entering into a spiritual state can open flows. This state is healing and calming.
  8. Touch can calm the heart when it is given or received willingly.
  9. Entering into a meditative state can relax the blood vessels. Forced meditation has no effect, but true meditative state is calming for the heart.
  10. Exercise does not calm the heart, but it does condition it. The next blog post will present information about exercise and the heart. The thing to know now is that exercise done improperly can harm the heart’s ability to pump blood to all the extremities. Take care when your body communicates its limits.

The benefits of a calm heart are numerous and desirable for balance and health. A cam heart is beneficial in a world that is too rushed. Calmness of heart—a remedy for life!

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

Blocking highways to the heart

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The heart is a control center with highways of energy flowing through it. The tangible energy is the blood and its components. The intangible energy is the emotional framework and its components.

Tangible and intangible energy flow through the heart control center, and their pathways require uncongested access. The intangible pathways have slow roads and quicker highways for moving emotional information: intuitive information must move quickly, while evaluative information requires slower processing. The tangible flow of blood is meant to stay steady, with clear highways all along the way.

Blockage of the blood’s path to and from the heart is well studied, and many treatments exist for clearing these highways. A lesser know treatment for keeping the highways clear is to drink oregano tea and eat fresh salads and sesame and almond products.

Food to unblock the heart

Oregano tea can prevent blockage when it is part of daily liquid intake that does not include soft drinks or silicon dioxide (in drinks), because these other drinks prevent oregano tea’s anti-inflammatory properties (but not its flavonoid antioxidant properties). The fresh salads require freshness—preservatives negate the clearing effects. Sesame and almond products that contain sugar, sugar substitutes, or preservatives are not helpful. Oregano tea + fresh salads + sesame/almond products can keep the tangible highways less congested, depending on the presence of substances or behaviors that subvert their work (such as tobacco smoke, certain medications [prescription and illicit], certain destructive feelings [see the post “Things that harm the heart” ], and lack of adequate exercise).

The intangible highways to and from the heart become blocked when trauma closes them in. Some traumas can be overcome by refusal to let them block emotional happiness, but others can leave emotional scars that require assistance to help them heal. Some emotional traumas leave blockage that cannot be smoothed, no matter how much psychological and emotional work is done. In these cases, the damage can only be acknowledged and accepted.

The highways to the heart can be maintained through frequent use (physical exercise and building emotional attachments) and by keeping them clear (proper nutrition and investment in supportive relationships).

Keeping these highways in good working order is the foundation for a happy heart!

Note: This information has been spiritually received. The more complementary medicine used to heal illness and unwellness, the better.

The Rhythms of the Heart

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Smoothly, the heart beats a rhythm that pounds out life. Beat after beat, the quiet pounding paves the way for a life lived. As the pounding progresses through the years, its rhythm expresses the reality of the life—of the struggles, of the heartaches, and of the happiness. The heart is a reflection of the life that is being lived.

The youthful heart pounds heavily, pumping blood through the body with vitality and force. This rhythmic pounding is full of promise of the life to be lived, and it pushes towards growth and development. The youthful heart feels little pain, but is easily bruised when love is denied by cherished caregivers. Each experience of heartache or love molds the heart into its role as the carrier of emotional stability and physical stamina.

The rhythm of the heart changes as the years fly by. Slowing or quickening occur depending on choices made and lifestyle led. The heart provides support for new life being created in the womb. The heart supports through times of crises and despair. It pumps through competitive displays of movement and concentration, and then adjusts for feelings of success or defeat. The heart steadfastly beats, even when it and other parts of the body are abused through malnourishment or mistreatment.

The heart ages, and with its aging come reflections in the body. For some, the aging heart is reflected in rhythmic melodies in the mind. For others, the aging heart is reflected in rhythmic movements of the hands (often mistaken for Parkinson’s disease). The aging is natural and is influenced by childhood diseases, physical stamina, and medications ingested.

Rhythmic beating from the heart to the body is part of life and its wonder: each heart beating its rhythm, each heart joining in the syncopated symphony that beats on and on in the community of planet Earth!

Note: This post was delivered to me through my heart’s connection to Spirit.

Filling your heart with destination

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The movement towards the end of life is constant, but is not specifically defined, so that our living is always within suspense. We hope for long life, but know that reality can be different, with death a constant possibility. We try to live life without focusing on this reality, but the reality lurks behind all we do nonetheless.

When we live with the final destination in mind, we can focus on living fully. Living fully means investing in relationships, community, and vision. Living fully means opening our hearts to experience love and heartache. Living fully means exploring our personal talents, exploring and questioning the world around us, and exploring the connection to Spirit. And living fully can be accomplished at any age!

When the light in our eyes flickers out and the pumping of the blood ceases, we want to have filled our hearts with destination: loving our loved ones fully, knowing our personal talents and gifts, and seeing our place in the greater world around us. Death of course will come, but let it come without regrets or self-castigation.

When the light in our eyes flickers out, our soul energy will flicker in the lives of the loved ones we cherished while we lived.

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 attack secrets

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There are secrets and changing initiators of heart attacks. Declaring that there are definite causes is incorrect, because each heart attack has its individual reasons and triggers.

Known contributors to heart attack probability are obesity, exposure to cold, genetic weakness or deviation, emotional stress, and age.

Besides these contributors, diabetes and certain drugs (including tobacco) can produce effects that contribute to heart attacks. These secondary contributors raise the likelihood of a heart attack, but they are not the causes.

Gastric distress that is accompanied by two or more contributors plus inflammation is a cause. The inflammation can be anywhere in the body, but it sets the stage for a heart attack to occur if there is gastric distress. The preventions: obesity (eat foods that are fiber-filled to prevent constipation or nausea), exposure to cold (if you have known inflammation, dress to keep your body warm, especially your chest and neck), genetic weakness or deviation (if you know of heart issues in your family, be sure to reduce inflammations when they occur and during times of inflammation, eat foods that nourish you), emotional stress (when you  are stressed, eat without being too full and reduce inflammations when they occur), and age (generally eat so that you do not feel gastric distress; exercise regularly to keep your body from becoming inflamed too often).

Lack of sleep is a cause when emotional stress overcomes ability to function properly. Emotional stress from work anguish, loss despair, or personal sense of failure can overcome the body’s defenses and open it to malfunction. Lack of sleep when the body is experiencing malfunction in flows can set the stage for a heart attack to occur.

Respiratory illness experienced when the body is overwrought by diabetic dysfunction or drug-induced malfunction can be hard for the body to repair and can overtax the heart. Repeated respiratory illnesses when the body is dysfunctional or malfunctioning can set the stage for a heart attach to occur.

There are many other initiators of heart attacks. They all work in connection with the heart-attack contributors. The initiators are not dangerous on their own, only when the heart-attack contributors force the body to handle situations it is not built to handle.

Note: This information has been spiritually received. The more complementary medicine used to heal illness and unwellness, the better.

Matters of the heart

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Love can be complicated, especially when our expectations are too high or are unrealistic.

Spirit has weighed in on love and relationships. Here are spiritual insights about love that appear in the book Oneself-Living—Possibilities, Quiet Treasures, Ways.

True-love fantasy

“Love that is fantasy is love that is too unreal. This type of love is misunderstood and unattainable. This type of love is difficult and tiring. Falling in love is real as is feeling strong love for another person; however, “true love” is fabrication. Investing in the myth of a perfect love match is non-sustaining. Non-sustaining in terms of health and self-esteem and perception. Attaching to fabled storytelling is abusive, self-abuse.”

Unrequited love

“Love that is one-directional is love that is wasted. This type of love is sad and lonely. This type of love is wasted and futile. Love, such as “love” of a celebrity or of a person who is unavailable, is effort expended for naught. Investing in a non-reciprocal un-relationship is simply non-sustaining. Non-sustaining in terms of health and self-esteem. Lowering one’s value—value of one’s time and one’s being—is simply abusive, self-abuse.”

Realistic love

“Love is labyrinthian, multifaceted, and demanding—demanding in attention, demanding in compassion. Demanding in a good way, that is, love requires consideration of a person’s essence and foibles. Essence: a person’s character, habits, and presentation.  Foibles: minor shortcomings, but not abusive behavior towards self and others. Multi-faceted refers to the various moods of love—desire, yearning, simmer, and satisfaction. Labyrinthian because love can be hard to negotiate, discover, and unravel.

Love is not unkind words or impatience; those manifestations come from places of not-love. Ill-tempered treatment of so-called loved ones is not-love. Ridicule, sarcastic retorts, and condescension come from places of not-love. not-love is also multifaceted, but its surfaces are tarnished by traumas from the past, unrealistic expectations, or tiredness.

Feelings of so-so can develop into feelings of love when want is in place. Wanting to succeed, wanting to give, wanting to overlook. Feelings of aversion can develop into feelings of love when the view is adjusted. Seeing from a different angle, seeing with fresh eyes, seeing in a new light.

Feelings of humiliation or degradation generally do not develop into feelings of love, ever. People can overcome humiliating treatment, but their love is tarnished and is not really love. More like crippled-love. It is not not-love, but love that is tentative and wary.

Learning to love begins at a very young age. Babies develop love for their caregivers; the caregivers often develop love for the baby in their care. Young children love their caregivers and animals and their life if they are allowed to develop freely. Societal morés and reality impinge on their feelings of joyful love. Love of peers develops through interaction with people who present similar or non-out-of-sync behavior and outlook. Love of a single, special person can come from much time spent together or from awareness of an inexplicable bond or from a combination of these two components…”

“Love is laborious, exciting, and maddening like a labyrinth; multifaceted like a fashioned gem, and exacting like a demanding god. Love can cause people to commit terrible acts or wondrous feats of altruism. Love leads to coupling, caring for ailing family members, and celebrations. Love can lead to laughter, worry, and expectations. Ever changing, ever rearranging.

People can create loving relationships when they are motivated. A relationship that is mutually fulfilling results in the possibility of love…”

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Heartache is holistic response

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When our hearts are “broken” our bodies respond. We breathe more slowly, we digest more quickly, and our bodies envelop us in care—if we let them.

A broken heart is part of living. Our hearts break when loved ones die or when love is unrequited or when once-in-love is no more.

Our bodies are designed to help us through the heartache, but the help comes by turning inwards and listening: listening to the feelings of pain and acknowledging them, listening to the body’s calls for nourishment, sleep, or attention and honoring them; listening to the memories and cherishing or releasing them, listening to our inner voice and following its lead, and listening to our guardian angels and letting them comfort us. The more we listen, the better we heal.

To listen to ourselves, we have to tune out external noise. The external noise can come from unnecessary distractions and “aids” that medicate the pain (booze, drugs [illicit and prescription], and activities that feel inappropriate). Friends who come to comfort can help with the listening when they come to be true friends.

Heartache will occur throughout our lives. Broken hearts do heal when we take care to help them heal.

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.

How to fill an overextended heart

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Sometimes we overextend our hearts by taking on the problems of too many people or by concerning ourselves with people whose lives aren’t connect to our own (like the lives of celebrities) or by harming our hearts with negative emotions such as despair, worry, and alienation.

The overextended heart might seem too full, but it is actually too empty! It is unable to feel personal feelings of love and sympathy, because it is focused elsewhere. The love and sympathy for family members and close friends misdirects and leaves “holes”.

These unfilled holes contribute to lack of patience, unfocused attention, and unfulfilled promises and expectation with the people who are really important. The holes produce a sense of emptiness, which some people “fill” through attachment to addictive substances or behaviors. The holes remain empty though, begging for filling through acts of love and caring towards family members and close friends.

If our hearts are overextended, how do we find the way to fill the holes and fulfill our hearts? Each overextended heart has been overextended in its own individual way, so general guidelines can only be partially applicable. An Energy Guidance Complete session can help you if you feel the overextension is too hard to tackle alone.

Here are general guidelines to fill an overextended heart:

  • If you follow the private life of one or more celebrities, vow to lessen their importance in your life and take tangible steps to remove their comings and goings from your daily life. Remind yourself that these relationships are not reciprocal: the celebrities are not interested in you.
  • If you feel despair, worry, and/or alienation too often, there are many things you can do, such as bringing a pet into your life, bringing more plants into your environment, spending time in nature, pushing yourself to meet with friends, talking to family members, exploring a spiritual connection.
  • If the holes in your heart have led you to cover them with immersion in addictive substances and/or behaviors, you most likely need assistance recognizing the emptiness side of your addiction. The overextension caused by addiction might be too hard to escape alone.
  • If the holes in your heart are ignored through workaholicism, volunteerism run amok, or desire to remain aloof from the needs of family members and friends, the future might bring you events in which you will need the help of others, but the others won’t be there for you. Invest now in friendships and close relationships to prevent heartache later. (Read the post “Investing for a rainy day, the good and bad news”.)
  • If the holes in your heart are fluff-filled by self-absorption, your connections will become diluted over time. The first step is to recognize that you are too focused on yourself and the next step is to practice empathy for a loved one who is very different from you. When you feel that you have built up your relationship to this person, choose another loved one and work at feeling happiness for this person’s life events. The more loved ones you connect to, the more holes will be filled, and the joy in your heart will be able to overflow.

An overextended heart is reversible when it is acknowledged and addressed. Each cause of heart overextension requires different work, and some causes are harder to overcome than others, but they all can be overcome.

Living with a heart filled with love for one’s close friends and family brings balance to the world!

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.

Giving your heart away

mother and babyWhen we are born, our devotion naturally goes to our mother, and then to our father, if he is there, or to another caring person who fills our baby world. Our mother—if she has unaffected love for us: unaffected by compromised hormonal balance, addictive substances, or personal emotional struggles—shares her love in an intangible presentation of her heart, which we—the baby—receive and naturally wrap inside. As we grow, we in turn present our heart to her and to our other beloved caregivers, and this love creates the bond that binds the baby and mother/other.

This first intangible exchange of hearts teaches us the natural giving and receiving of love. As we grow and receive love from more distant people—other family members, relatives, and friends—we learn to share our love, and the intangible exchange of hearts continues. Each heart-exchange stirs different emotions and elicits different expressions of love.

For the mother of babies that are wanted, the gift of motherly love is natural and fills her with purpose. Her instinctive lunge towards her children opens her heart to expanded generosity. As she gives her heart to her children, she strengthens and fortifies her intangible heart.

For the mother affected by compromised hormonal balance, addictive substances, personal emotional struggles, abuse or shame, growth of her intangible heart is attacked or blocked. Her natural inclination is to love her children passionately, but the influence of the external and/or internal saboteurs overcome natural bonding. The children of this type of mother receive crippled love, love that is offered and retracted in bouts of personal confusion or love that is guilt-ridden and unstable. These children have less connection to heartfelt love. They can learn to give and take love, but may feel confusion or uncertainty in the process.

 

The act of giving your heart away is as natural as smiling and crying. It is part of our human design to build connections with people, and giving your heart away is part of the connection-building process. Giving your heart to a family member is natural, and rejection of it is difficult to receive. Giving your heart to a person similar to yourself is also natural, and rejection can be as hard to take as rejection from a family member.

The intangible heart radiates desire for connection, and it pushes towards opening to receive love from others and towards risk-taking to give love to others. When the heart has experienced reciprocal love, it survives experiences of miscalculation more easily than a heart that was raised on confused or uncertain love.

There is truth in the idea that the heart expands as it embraces more and more people with love. The intangible heart has no size limitations.

Love as much as you can, and your love can help bring balance to the world!

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.

Things that harm the heart

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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

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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. 🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂

Lead from the heart

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The heart—a wondrous organ that focuses life!

The heart infuses life with emotion, with strength, and with direction. The heart reaches to the soul for guidance and brings the guidance in, even when soulful living has been abandoned or denied. The heart feels the connection to guardian angels, urging wisdom flow and urging sensations of comfort and support. The heart ties us to the rhythms in nature and in the spiritual realm, pulling us into the flows and into the stillness.

Refusing the heart’s functioning dulls the eyes and constrains the decisions. Without heartfelt guidance, life opens to embitterment and to loneliness. The heart infuses the senses with robustness, so that a lack of heart in decision-making or behavior skews the senses’ abilities to properly inform the mind and body. Without the heart’s input, conflict and apathy can rage.

When we lead from the heart, we live authentically! Heaviness can disappear and joy can guide our actions!

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.

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