This seminar includes; why joy is so important for a healthy heart, what happens when we’re not in rhythm with our heart’s desires, the real truth behind cholesterol and heart disease and why gut feelings aren’t always an accurate guide for our intuition. PLUS exercises to connect to the loving power of the heart, to enhance the intuition and show where our life is out of balance. PLUS; visual imagery exercises to meet the inner Virgin, Crone and the Trickster.
Selected teaching from this seminar: Psycho-spiritual factors associated with heart disease
The electromagnetic field of the heart is 50 times more powerful than that of the brain: it can light a small bulb. The energy radiating from one person’s heart can be measured up to 15 feet away; the most intense energy found within the first 3 feet, especially when expressing joy and happiness.
Psycho-spiritual factors associated with heart disease
Lack of joy
For 30 years we’ve known that the highest incidence of heart disease occurs between 8 & 9 am on a Monday morning with the individual experiencing heart-sink at the thought of another week of work. His/her life is full of multiple rules and limitations. 20 years ago, we rarely saw young people with heart disease, now they’re dying from coronary artery disease in their late 20s. Our world has becoming more limiting not less, despite all the advantages of this modern day.
It is known that people who live in a community or family where they are respected for what they do, who they are and are allowed to share feelings without judgment, have far less heart disease.
The cardiologist, Dr. Dean Ornish, found that one of the prognostic factors which led to heart disease was loneliness, recognizing that one could be even lonely in a crowd. So it is useful to ask yourself: Who really knows you? What’s in your heart that nobody has ever heard? It’s time to share.
Stress is often cited as a cause of heart disease linked to high blood cholesterol. However, it’s important to know that 80% of blood cholesterol is made by the liver in response to stress, as the precursor for the production of the hormone cortisone, essential to deal with stress. Only 20% comes from diet. Thus on being told that our cholesterol is high and we may die, our liver immediately makes 80% more cholesterol to deal with the stress of the prognosis! My advice is to seek a method of stress reduction which brings the personality in alignment with the soul.
Learning to give and take
On average, heart muscles relaxation and contraction are seen as equally important; each stage taking approximately 0.4secs. When these facts are transcribed to a 24 hour period, we can see we need to work for 12 hours and rest for 12 hours, with work including housework, driving children to various events, answering e-mails and even thinking! Our nurturing heart wants us to find balance; giving and receiving. Nobody, on their death bed, has ever said to me that they wished they had worked more! What would you do differently if you knew that love was enough?
Having a Dog!
It’s been found that having a dog helps to reduce the risk of having a heart attack. The unconditional lover whose tail, only drops for a short time, before rebounding with joy. A dog will eat the food we shouldn’t, take us for walks, listen to us without answering back and allow us to receive healing touch while we stroke it. Everybody should be written a prescription to receive love from our canine friends.