A Sufi poem written in 1317, says the human heart is the spiritual organ or the interface between the body and the “other world.”(1)
The poem says it is through the special faculty of the heart that we may come to know hidden secrets.(2)
The poem further explains when body and spirit strike together like flint and steel, light is created, illuminating the two worlds.
Our life’s experiences are like flint and steel, striking together in the form of our problems, worries and everyday challenges.
Tapping into the wisdom of the heart won’t make our problems go away, but the more we connect to the innate wisdom of our heart the more we can open our heart wide enough to accommodate all of life’s experiences more fully.
The challenge is knowing how to recognize the intuition coming from the heart from the reaction coming from the mind and its societal conditioning. It requires that we listen less to the chatter of our own mind and its fears and negative conditioning.
It takes practice, like everything else in which we want to excel.
The real challenge is how to uncover the subconscious behavior patterns lurking behind our reactions.
Our childhood experiences tend to form our perceptions and condition our responses in sometimes negative ways. This sets up a non-coherent neuron pattern that activates negative behavior responses in spite of our best intentions.
When we consciously tune in to heart-centeredness, we create a buffer around our heart that absorbs the negativity coming from others and the environment. The heart’s innate wisdom offers us positive and life-enhancing alternatives to unpleasant situations by “knowing” the hearts of others and responding accordingly and compassionately.
One way to view the “hidden secrets” of the heart is to consider how the rhythm of the heart is harmonically connected to space-time.
For example, the heart beats 4,320 times per hour—1/10th of which when squared is equal to the speed of light (accurate to .002). The number of heartbeats in 2 hours (8,640) harmonically relates to the diameter of the Sun (864,000 miles) and the number of seconds it takes the Earth to rotate around its axis in a day (86,400).
The number of heartbeats in half an hour (2,160) is the diameter of the Moon.
The rhythm of the human heart is sensitive to changes in the heartbeat of Earth and to all life within the global community. When we realize our heart beats in time to everything in the Universe, including the fabric of space time itself, we understand that all possibilities are available to us.
The limitless possibilities surrounding the heart’s wisdom is also embedded in the physiology of the heart’s circulation system, which acts like a möbius coil that produces a self-generating scalar field of unlimited potential.
It is a self-generating field of love and harmony, sensitive to the vibrations of the thoughts and feelings surrounding it.
When we tap into the feelings of caring and acceptance, we reinforce the vibration of harmony and joy, arising from the heart’s connection to the scalar quantum field—Universal Intelligence—the wellspring of unconditional love.
The more we expand our love-buffer the less we react to people or events with anger and frustration. Instead, our heart expands wide enough to embrace and neutralize the negativity of others.
In this way, we can have a positive influence on others and our surroundings.
Love is contagious.
It takes practice to stay present in the heart’s scalar field. Its harmonious vibrations are subtle and delicate. It requires that we re-tune ourselves to its presence and gentle guidance.
One way to realign ourselves to our heart’s love field is through deep breathing.
When we deep breathe, we are synchronizing our heart’s subtle rhythms to the vibration of the Universe. In time, we will distinguish the connection to the gentle whisper of heart-consciousness from the mechanical reactionary patterns coming from our head.
At the point where we feel this connection, we can radiate this feeling throughout our body and then extend it to those around us and beyond.
When we tap into the heart’s positive vibrations, we will discover that we can ride through the events of our daily lives like riding on a magic carpet.
Circumstances magically change and obstacles present themselves as dance partners.
1. Garden of Mystery (Gulshan-I raz), Mahmud Shabistari, Trans. Robert Abdul Hayy Darr, Archetype, 2007, p. 204
2. Ibid p.89
Author: Stephen Linsteadt
Apprentice Editor: Brandie Smith/Editor: Renée Picard
Photos: Via the Author.