- The Facts:
- Scientists and researchers at the HeartMath Institute have discovered that our electromagnetic fields may affect other people and the environment.
- The emotions we feel may alter the information coded into our electromagnetic fields and have different impacts on the surrounding environment.
- Reflect On:If all human beings, and the systems we’ve created, operated from a place of love, empathy, understanding, emotional coherence and cooperation, what would the human experience look like? What would we create?
Did you know that the heart emits the largest electromagnetic field of all the body’s major organs? These fields and the information encoded into them can change based on how we are feeling, what we’re thinking, and different emotions experienced. The heart even sends signals to the brain through a system of neurons that have both short-term and long-term memory, and these signals can affect our emotional experiences.
The heart actually sends more signals to the brain than the brain does to the heart. The emotional information that’s modulated and coded into these fields changes their nature, and these fields can impact those around us.
All of this has been well documented by the scientists and researchers at the HeartMath Institute in one of their 2016 publications: Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart.
Rollin McCraty, Ph.D, and director of research at The HeartMath Institute tells us, “we are fundamentally and deeply connected with each other and the planet itself.”
Research findings have shown that as we practice heart coherence and radiate love and compassion, our heart generates a coherent electromagnetic wave into the local field environment that facilitates social coherence, whether in the home, workplace, classroom or sitting around a table. As more individuals radiate heart coherence, it builds an energetic field that makes it easier for others to connect with their heart. So, theoretically it is possible that enough people building individual and social coherence could actually contribute to an unfolding global coherence.
Dr. Deborah Rozman. Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart
So, what exactly is heart coherence? It implies order, structure, and as Dr. Rozman puts it, “an alignment within and amongst systems – whether quantum particle, organisms, human beings, social groups, planets or galaxies.”
This harmonious order signifies a coherent system whose optimal functioning is directly related to the ease and flow in its processes. In other words, feelings of love, gratitude, appreciation and other ‘positive’ emotions not only have an effect on our nervous system, but they have an affect on those around us, far beyond what we might have previously thought.
They potentially change the information encoded into our magnetic field, or “aura” which directly impacts the people and environment around us.
It’s similar to the studies that have been conducted regarding mass meditation and prayer. As far as their effects on physical systems and global human consciousness, numerous publications have yielded statistically significant results.
One study (as outlined in Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart) conducted during the Israel-Lebanon war in the 1980’s, featured organized groups of experienced meditators in Jerusalem, Yugoslavia, and the United states with the specific purpose of focusing attention on the area of conflict at various intervals over a 27-month period. During the course of the study, the levels of violence in Lebanon decreased between 40 and 80 percent each time a meditating group was in place. The average number of people killed during the war each day dropped from 12 to 3, and war-related injuries fell by 70 percent.
Another great example is a study that was conducted in 1993 in Washington, D.C., which showed a 25 percent drop in crime rates when more than 4,000 meditators meditated during specific periods of time with that intention.
The authors of the study collaborated with the local police department, the FBI, and 24 leading, independent criminologists and social scientists from major institutions, including the University of Maryland, the University of Texas, and Temple University.
Everyone ended up agreeing on the language, the analysis, and the results, and those results were quite astonishing. They predicted a 20 percent drop in crime, and we achieved a 25 percent drop. Just before the study, the Washington, DC chief of police went on television and said something like,“It’s gonna take a foot of snow in June to reduce crime by 20 percent.”
Every individual’s energy affects the collective field environment. Th means each person’s emotions and intentions generate an energy that affects the field. A first step in diffusing societal stress in the global field is for each of us to take personal responsibility for our own energies. We can do this by increasing our personal coherence and raising our vibratory rate, which helps us become more conscious of the thoughts, feelings, and attitudes that we are feeding the field each day. We have a choice in every moment to take to heart the significance of intentionally managing our energies. This is the free will or local freedom that can create global cohesion.
Dr. Rozman. Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart
The Global Coherence Initiative (GCI)
The GCI is an international cooperative effort to help activate the heart of humanity and facilitate a shift in global consciousness. Its primary focuses are to invite people to participate by actively adding more heart-coherent love, care, and compassion into the planetary field. The second is scientific research on how we are all energetically connected with each other and the planet, and how we can utilize this interconnectivity, which is very real, to raise our personal vibration to assist in creating a better world.
The hypotheses of the researchers and scientists behind this process are as follows:
- The Earth’s magnetic fields are a carrier of biologically relevant information that connects all living systems.
- Every person affects this global information field. Large numbers of people creating heart-coherent states of love, appreciation, care, and compassion can generate a more coherent field environment that benefits others and helps off-set the current planetary discord and incoherence.
- There is a feedback loop between human beings and Earth’s energetic/magnetic systems.
- Earth has several sources of magnetic fields that affect us all. Two of them are the geomagnetic field that emanates from the core of the Earth, and the fields that exist between Earth and the ionosphere. These fields surround the entire planet and act as protective shields blocking out the harmful effects of solar radiation, cosmic rays, sand, and other forms of space weather. Without these fields, ice as we know it could not exist on Earth. They are part of the dynamic ecosystem of our planet.
Think about the current state of our planet. We are definitely not in coherence; with all of the violence, war, hate, and greed that still plague our planet, we have a lot of work to do. We do not yet know how these thoughts, emotions, and feelings are affecting the entire planet, and what type of information these experiences are encoding into once electromagnetic fields, and how it is interacting with that of the Earth’s.
With so much separation and conflict in all areas, it doesn’t help that this is what we observe on a daily basis between political parties who are supposed to be representative of leadership.
Scientific literature also firmly establishes that several physiological rhythms and global collective behaviours are not only synchronized with solar and geomagnetic activity, but that disruptions in these fields can create adverse effects on human health and behaviour. It’s interesting to think about because,
When the Earth’s magnetic field environment is distributed it can cause sleep problems, mental confusion, usual lack of energy or a feeling of being on edge or overwhelmed for no apparent reason. At other times, when the Earth’s fields are stable and certain measures of solar activity are increased, people report increased positive feelings and more creativity and inspiration. This is likely due to a coupling between the human brain, cardiovascular and nervous system with resonating geomagnetic frequencies.
Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart.
The Earth and ionosphere generate frequencies that range from 0.01 hertz to 300 hertz, some of which are in the exact same frequency range as the one happening in our brain, cardiovascular system, and autonomic nervous system. This fact is one way to explain how fluctuations in the Earth’s and Sun’s magnetic fields can influence us. Changes in these fields have also been shown to affect our brain waves, heart rhythms, memory, athletics performance, and overall health.
Changes in the Earth’s fields from extreme solar activity have also been linked to some of humanity’s greatest creations of art, as well as some of its most tragic events.
We know how these fields affect us, but what about how we affect these fields? That’s the real question here. GCI scientists believe that because brain wave and heart rhythm frequencies overlap the Earth’s field resonance, we are not just receivers of biologically relevant information, but also feed information into the global field, thus creating a feedback loop with the Earth’s magnetic fields.
Research is indicating that human emotions and consciousness encode information into the geomagnetic field and this encoded information is distributed globally. The Earth’s magnetic fields act as carrier waves for this information which influences all living systems and the collective consciousness.
Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart
This research, which is still in its infancy, has great ramifications. It will further push along the fact that our attitudes, emotions, and intentions actually matter, a lot, and that these factors within the realm of non-material science can affect all life on Earth. Coherent, cooperative intention could impact global events and improve the quality of life on Earth. Practicing love, gratitude, appreciation, and bettering ourselves as individuals is one out of many action steps towards changing our planet for the better.
If all of this is true, love really is the key to change. Managing our emotions and learning to let them guide us through conflict-resolution is key. Material factors need to be cast aside, and if we are to move forward we need a leadership that acts from a place of ethics, morality, cooperation and service to others. Not from a place of greed, ego, fear, competition and the desire for material gain.