Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Mind-Heart Connection

The Tree Spirit
Where is your mind located?  Most people when asked this question point to their head.  We have been conditioned to believe that all activity is solely conducted through the brain encased within our head.  It is our brain that controls everything and sends out commands to our body.  It is our body that acts on these commands.  Is this really the way it is?
They say that when a baby is developing in the womb, the first brain that is developed is located in the heart.  This heart brain is composed of about 40,000 neurons that can sense, feel, learn and remember.  Current research has revealed that the heart communicates information to the brain and throughout the body via electromagnetic field interactions. It is the heart that generates the body’s most powerful and most extensive rhythmic electromagnetic field.   It is this electromagnetic field that makes you more than your physical body. It is also this heart brain that provides you with your connection to the cosmic consciousness.
Your heart field acts as a carrier wave and connects you to the world around you.  It is through the heart centre that you dispense and receive information.  It is why when this centre is open; you seem to be able to pick up the thoughts and feelings of others. You attract more congenial relationships and synchronistic encounters.  It is also why individuals working on a problem in different parts of the world, sometimes arrive at the same solutions at the same time.
If the connection between your heart brain and mind brain is harmonious, you will most likely find that your decision making is better.  You have increased clarity and greater creativity for problem solving.  Your intuition functions at a heightened capacity and you have access to information on other dimensional planes.  In other words, the entire body/mind/spirit/heart connection benefits on all levels. 
If however this connection is split and you are only operating through the head, you end up wasting a lot of your energy and sometimes end up going down the wrong path which usually leads to decisions of regret.  Our negative emotions such as: anger, impatience, stubbornness cloud our judgements and we end up in less than harmonious relationships.  We end up living a life where those critical inner voices in our head take over and we silence the intuitive prompting of our heart. To add to things, we end up with disease within the body.
So how do you strengthen the heart-mind connection? In the next post, I will show you how to strengthen your connection.  In the meantime, here is a video of Gregg Braden discussing how science is now seeing the heart differently.



  1. Just what I have been looking for. This is excellent. Thank you very much for posting. Namaste.

  2. Thank you for your post. It certainly explains a LOT!!!

  3. Hi, actually, the first brain to develop in the womb is not the heart brain, but the gut brain. When the neural tube first rolls together in the developing fetus, as it comes together there is an outpoaching called the neural crest that grows out to form the enteric nervous system (or gut brain). As the tube continues to roll up towards the head, there is another outpoaching that forms the heart nervous system. And finally the tube rolls up and around and forms the head brain. The gut brain is primal. It formed first in evolutionary terms and forms first in the baby. The heart brain is important for emotions, values and our connection with others. The gut brain is deeply involved in safety, a visceral sense of self, protection and motility. For wisdom you need alignment of all three brains, head, heart and gut. Only when the intuitive wisdom of the heart and gut are aligned with the head will you gain the wisest ways of being and doing and bring the human spirit alive. We have written extensively about our research on this and the findings of neuroscience on the heart and gut brains. Check out for more info and free articles, interviews etc.

  4. Very insightful!! Thank you for sharing!! I realize this post is not recent but still extremely accurate and helpful information!! I would like to know what materials you found helpful in your journey increasing your spiritual and intuitive abilities, if you remember some. Thank you! With Light and Gratitude!!

  5. really helpful! thank you, but i want to ask that has the heart power to take decisions?

  6. has the heart power to take decisions?