BRAIN POWER: The Heart of the Matter

I am tired, even exhausted listening to ‘degreed’ or well-intentioned individuals speak these words:
 
JUST USE YOUR HEAD!
 
We hear parents and teachers serve as purveyors of such false wisdom, imparting their unknowingly erroneous beliefs on our upcoming generations. But did you know the brain in our skull is NOT the most valued or even trusted source for knowledge, understanding and wisdom…..it is the brain in our heart!
 
Ancient practices focused on following the heart and using the intuition of the heart to make important and wise decisions. Today, in westernized cultures, this practice has been widely eradicated for a more BRAIN centered lifestyle. A lifestyle that is showing greater rates of serious negative issues and giving rise to a need for medications:
 
Depression
Anxiety
Back pain/generalized pain
Chronic stress
Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue
Anger/Rage
Abuse (physical and emotional)
Division
Obesity
Addictions
Chronic disease (diabetes, heart disease, metabolic disease)
Cancer
Auto-immune disorders
Premature aging and death
….and the list goes on.
 
One can take a simple scroll through any Facebook feed or just listen to the people you encounter for one day….and you will be overwhelmed by the number of individuals  who are part of the matrix of ‘funk’ and disease and negativity.
 
The reason?   imbalance in the heart’s communication to the brain.
 
We have been TAUGHT that our mind is the most important tool we have. That our mind will keep us safe. That our mind possesses KNOWLEDGE and WISDOM. That our mind has the ANSWERS to the questions surrounding happiness, living a full life, relationships and humankind.
 
This is not true!
 
An infant in the womb develops a ‘brain’ in the heart before it ever develops a brain in the head. The heart of the infant FEELS, is INTUITIVE, SENSES. It knows without question or negotiation and responds simplistically.
 
Hold me.
Feed me.
Talk to me.
Change me.
Make me laugh.
 
An unhappy baby is often the product of something not channeling the heart’s energy from their caregiver. Carried babies are happier. Breastfed babies are healthier and psychologically more bonded to their moms.  Babies who experience life through senses and exploration are happier, healthier and more intelligent. 
Unconditional Love. Compassion.  Kindness.  Nurturing.  Acceptance.  Togetherness.  Tenderness.  Protection.
 
Think about grown-ups whose stories of their own upbringing, if they even choose to share these dark tales, reveal childhoods of HARSH rules, BEATINGS, ALCOHOLISM, ABANDONMENT, RIGIDITY, LACK OF SAFETY, LACK OF ACCEPTANCE and LACK OF PHYSICAL COMPASSION.
 
These folks often suffer from their own internal struggles surrounding the heart. They can be hermits who use sex or the internet as a tool for love and acceptance, they are more likely to be abusive, rigid, controlling, lack emotion or suffer from anxiety/depression and addictions.
 
The solution, however, is within themselves and EACH possesses the power to balance out the communication between the two brains: the heart and the mind.  We each have the ability to open up that primary communication pathway and start living a fulfilled and happy life.
 
As a general rule, the heart’s communication to the BRAIN is the most prevalent (70%) and yet is the most amputated by westernized culture.  
 
In higher education, corporate culture and even through family tradition, we are TAUGHT and CONTINUE to live a life of over-analyzing and rigidity, control, stress, OCD and organization.
 
The brain responds to questioning with a story or possible story. It responds with an elaborate tale of past and future possibilities, most of which are NOT real.  I creates false realities and damaging lies which most people believe to be true.  
 
The heart responds to questioning with an instantaneous simple word or response. No elaborate stories. Just a knowing.
 
Intuition.
 
The heart is taught to be ignored, when in fact it holds the truth.
 
When you meet someone, you KNOW almost instantly whether or not you like them. I have FB Friends who I KNOW I don’t like (I keep them close to observe their actions and follow their intentions).  I trust this implicitly when I meet someone or interact with someone for the very first time.  
 
This feeling is your HEART telling you they are not a FIT for you. Unfortunately, society and the mind has taught us that we must be accepting and embracing of ALL so we discount this gut or intuitive energy.
 
I deal with this daily as a practicing empath. I KNOW instantly who is shiesty, who is a liar, who is up to no good, who is evil, who is kind, who is suffering, who deserves my energy and who doesn’t. In the service world, this is difficult because you are forced to draw boundaries and for the manipulative, this is seen as MEAN. We live in an illusion or false sense of safety or reality. We allow and empower our brains to drive, when in reality, the heart is the true chauffeur of our existence.
 
Your heart IS THE DIVINE of yourself and your spirit. The mind is a machine of processing.
 
To finish off the experience of opening your heart, putting the brakes on letting the mind drive you, I leave with this beautifully descriptive excerpt explaining HOW YOU are responsible for your life and experience and the people in it based upon the communication between heart and mind:
 
You have chosen to experience the illusion of separation to know what you are not, and by knowing what you are not, you can know what you are. It’s like looking in a mirror to see your reflection. The reflection is not who you are, but it gives you an image to work with.
The images created by a mind without heart (without spirit) will feel empty, dark, never satisfying. The same exact images created by a mind with heart will be filled with the qualities of love, light, truth and life. Foods taste better, the sun shines brighter, people smile at you more often, and life is very good.
 
Today, I choose heart, love, compassion and understanding for myself. I will listen to my heart’s answer when I have a question….not the fairytale or horror story fabricated in my mind.
 
I honor my heart and I honor myself with 100% love so that I am able to continue to honor and respect my love towards my beloved husband and every other relationship that is within my circle of love and healing energy.

Published by NikkiAlbertVasquez

Our passion is men's, women's and couple's wellness, from being strong and independent to conquering the roadblocks that hinder valuable goals. We are here for those who are READY for CHANGE, who are WILLING to make CHANGE and who are seeking support and guidance on their journey. As a couple, we have quickly grown into a powerful team, the Viking and the Apache, helping men and women discover their own strengths, heal themselves and bring light (knowledge) into the world. It is our mission to help others reclaim their power, integrity and truth so they can heal the world!

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