Heart-Chat: An Interview with The Heart
By Lydia Gracing, Certified HeartMath Coach
The following is a transcript from a recent interview with The Heart conducted by Lydia Gracing, Joyologist and certified Institute of HeartMath® coach.
Imagine the scene: a broadcast studio where the host is seated across form her guest, The Heart. Not just any heart, but The Heart who is appearing as a spokesperson of the same heart that we all possess.
Interviewer: Hello and Welcome. Today we have a very unique guest who many of you know, either consciously or not. Our guest is known around the globe and has an amazing capacity for knowing trillions of people. Our guest goes by many names and today we will call her: The Heart. Welcome!
The Heart: Thank you. What a joy to be here!
Interviewer: We all know you in one way or another. But can you tell us a little about yourself?
The Heart: Yes, of course! I’m happy to.
I came into being through the union of cells and I never had to figure out what my purpose was. I’m generally thought of as a big muscle located left of center in the chest. Even though I’m not the biggest muscle, I have the privilege of doing a lot of work. On average I beat 80 times per minute, that’s 4,800 beats per hour, 115,200 beats per day and more than 42 million per year. So that roughly calculates to over 3 billion beats by age 75.
That’s the mechanical part of me. But there’s more to me than that!
Interviewer: Really? Tell us, what are three things about you that most of us may be surprised to know?
The Heart: Well, I think this is a pretty cool thing about me. I’m the first organ to form when the body is beginning to develop. As a muscular pump, I have the job of circulating blood. Circulation is what propels the vital nutrients to get to the other organs and systems so they can develop.
Secondly, I have a complex nervous system that allows me to communicate with the brain. I have 40,000 neurons that sense, feel and remember. I communicate to the brain through those neurons and through hormones that travel from the heart to the brain.
And third, I am an electrical organ and I send signals that are 40-60 times stronger than the brain. Research has shown that the electromagnetic field carries at least 2.5 watts of power for every beat of the heart and that is broadcast all around us. Like a radio signal, each beat is a wave of energy and carries a frequency. That frequency can be positive, like love or appreciation. And it has a positive effect on others. Or the frequency can be negative, like anger or frustration and it broadcasts off of us and can also be picked up by others.
Interviewer: Why is that important?
The Heart: Because when you feel a certain way, you are radiating that feeling out to the people around you, in the workplace, at home, in the grocery store. Everywhere. With advanced equipment, research has shown that the heart’s magnetic energy is 5,000 times more powerful than the brain and can be measured up to 6 feet away from the body. So the heart can be seen as a connective organ that not only communicates to the brain but to other people and animals too.
Interviewer: It sounds like you have a lot of jobs. What do you feel best about?
The Heart: I love being in partnership with you. I love when we are in sync. My purpose is fulfilled when we can create harmony and coherence. Every person has the resource and capacity to experience that sweet spot of peace, creativity, clarity of purpose and love. But circumstances often separate us and we get disconnected, which makes me express emotions of sadness, depression or even fear.
Interviewer: How do we develop a relationship with our own heart?
The Heart: With some very simple and yet deceptively powerful practices you and your heart can develop a relationship. If you want to be able to experience more balance, harmony, peace and love in all aspects of your life, you can with practical practices that were developed by The Institute of HeartMath®. When you learn and use some basic tools you will empower and potentially transform your life.
We’ve all experienced those times of feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, worried or afraid. What if you had a resource at your disposal that could transform those disruptive feelings into a sense of calm and peace? How would your life be enriched? Lydia Gracing is offering a SPECIAL HeartMath program – Building Personal Resilience.
During the 5 week program, you will learn how to access your heart’s intelligence to reduce stress, experience more vitality, increase mental clarity and fulfillment. As a group you will learn practical practices to use in your daily life. The Group program includes:
- Five 2-hour Group sessions scheduled weekly.
- A personal HeartMath Guidebook.
- Learning with a small group of at least 3 and no more than 10 people.
February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For more information and to reserve your spot call (941)373-3955
This can also be done in a small group of 3 or more participants by scheduling 5 weekly appointments for the group rate of $444 or $625 one-on-one.
Lydia Gracing is a Joyologist with a mission to engage others to be their own joyologist! She is a certified Institute of HeartMath Coach®, Angel Intuitive and Energy Medicine Practitioner. She provides intuitive counseling, education and energy therapies to uplift, inspire and heal the heart. To learn more, or to book an appointment or program with Lydia Gracing, contact Four Pillars, call 941-373-3955, email Info@FourPillasFlorida.com or visit www.FourPillarsFlorida.com Located at 8209 Natures Way, Suite 221, Lakewood Ranch.