A student of Plato and tutor to Alexander the Great, Aristoteles believed and taught a ‘cardiocentric‘ model of human anatomy where the heart was the true center of human intelligence and not the brain.
What is heart intelligence?
For many years hundreds of independent researchers, including researchers in the fields neurocardiology, have been speaking about Heart Intelligence, a higher level of awareness that arises from the heart.
Their research has discovered that…
- The human heart has approximately 40,000 neural cells. This means the heart has it’s own nervous system, which actually sends more information to the brain, than the brain sends to the heart!
- From a biophysical perspective, every heart contraction creates a wave that pushes blood through the veins and arteries providing the energetic signal that helps synchronize all the cells of the body, including the brain.
- From a hormonal perspective, the heart is a hormone-producing endocrine gland, producing ANF to control blood- pressure, adrenaline, dopamine, and oxytocin (the love hormone). Oxytocin reduces fear, increases eye-contact, and increases trust and generosity.
- From an electromagnetic perspective, the heart’s electromagnetic field is 5,000 times more powerful than the brain’s! Our heart’s electromagnetic field expands and touches those within 8 – 25 feet of where we are positioned!
What science is doing is validating what our spiritual traditions have been telling us for thousands of years: that the heart stands at the center of an intelligence system that gives us access to not only our soul’s wisdom, but the wisdom contained in the entire Universe!
Heart Intelligence (also known as HQ or Heart IQ) is a higher level of awareness that arises when you are able to integrate your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual intelligence.
When fully embodied and integrated, Heart Intelligence gives you the ability to be fully real, present, connected and heart-directed in every area of your life so that you can experience greater levels of performance, creativity, intuition and higher order thinking.
Your heart, when energized, has the capacity to unify, or bring into a state of coherence all systems in your body. This includes not only all your organs but also your intelligences. Doing this will allow you experience a state of flow, or Coherence.
Coherence (also known as psycho-physiological coherence), can be understood as the capacity to flow and the capacity to accept things as they happen: accept life and accept the moment-to-moment experience. When we experience coherence, we tend to be in an accepting state that allows us to flow with rather than resist the unfolding of events. Coherence is a fluid state; a state that is relaxed; a state in which you have your full attention on the here and now—you inhabit your moment, your body, and your mind in the most relaxed and joyful way
From this space, you can respond to life from a deeper place of Love, Compassion, and Acceptance which we call the Heart. You can think of Heart Intelligence as the process of integrating the heart, body, and mind so that you can access the Heart behind the heart.
Your heart has its own central nervous system
It’s like a brain within your heart and it can help you in more ways than you can imagine.
Let your heart be your guide. Feel into your own heart and breathe into your heart. Touch your heart with your breath.
By learning some of the practices shared on this website you will begin to tap into this great resource and it an help you solve you greatest problems, and connect your heart and mind so that you operate from a place of great power and peace.
The heart generates an electromagnetic field. This field is much stronger than the brain’s electromagnetic field. This field extends outside the body and can be measured across a room.
Much has been learned about the heart’s intelligence that is changing the way we view ourselves, our relationships with others, and our physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
The heart is both a physical organ and intuitive feeling center. The heart is the central rhythmic force that affects other rhythms throughout the body.
The heart puts out a powerful, rhythmic signal that the brain responds to. These heart rhythms affect how we think, perceive and perform. This is what is meant by heart wisdom. It can also be referred to as Being in the Zone.
Experience this state of harmony, flow, and intuitive wisdom. It’s not hard to learn and it’s great for your heart!
Slow your heart-rate and make your heart rhythms more regular. This is called Heart Coherence and it’s one of the best things you can do for your heart and for your health.
How to develop your heart intelligence
Heart intelligence is the flow of awareness, understanding and intuition we experience when the mind and emotions are brought into coherent alignment with the heart. —The Institute of HeartMath
Heart intelligence is within you and contains all the answers to your greatest questions. Who am I? What is my purpose in life? It is a wonderful space to hang out in and live from.
Tap into your own heart and feel that intelligence inside you. Let it expand your heart in a healing and loving way. Be comforted by your heart and all that it is. Deep inside you know what is best for you. You know what feels right. You know your desires. Now it is time to listen to your heart and let you free and live by the intelligence of your heart.
I think that there is a deep connection from the intelligence of your heart to all other intelligences in your body. The intelligence of your heart is the one that can connect the other intelligences and give them power from your soul.
Love and wisdom