We are all part of a vast web of connections – the field – that encompasses not only life on this planet but the solar system and beyond. While this has been understood for centuries in most cultures of the world, it is only just being accepted by modern science as it discovers methods of detecting and measuring the field.
We all live in a field of energy that reflects back to us, not what we think in our minds, but what we feel in our hearts.
It is now known that the heart is 100,000 times stronger electrically and about 5,000 times stronger magnetically that the brain. It therefore creates a significant field around itself that is detectable outside the body. This field has been shown to interact not only with the fields of plants, animals and other people but also with the electromagnetic and subtle energy fields of the earth.
Science is now confirming that the earth’s fields are carriers of biological information that connects all living systems and, in turn, that living systems affect the global information field. As individuals, our energy contributes to the global energy field though our thoughts, emotions and intentions.
The global energy field is affected by the mental and emotional energy that people create when they think and feel in their everyday lives. This is what I mean by “feeding the field”. We can improve the field by taking responsibility for our own energy, thoughts and emotions. The field will then reflect back to us in a more positive way.
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” –Dalai Lama
To do this we must take action to create a state of coherence where the heart, mind and emotions are aligned and in sync. This has significant health benefits both for us as individuals and for the global energy field. As a result we can become mentally and emotionally more resilient and flexible and increase our higher awareness, wisdom and intuition. Network Chiropractic, as I practice, has been shown to increase peoples coherence.
Inner-Ease Breathing Technique – a simple way of increasing your coherence.
(1) Notice and acknowledge your feelings as soon as you sense that you are out of sync or engaged with common stressors— feelings such as frustration, impatience, anxiety, overload, anger, being judgmental, mentally gridlocked, etc.
(2) Take a short time out and do heart-focused breathing: breathe a little slower than usual; pretend you are breathing through your heart or chest area. (This is proven to help create coherent wave patterns in your heart rhythm—which helps restore balance and calm in your mental and emotional nature while activating the affirming power of your heart.)
(3) During the heart-focused breathing, imagine with each breath that you are drawing in a feeling of inner-ease and infusing your mental and emotional nature with balance and self-care from your heart. It is scientifically proven that radiating love and self-care through your system activates beneficial hormones and boosts your immunity. Practicing this will increase your awareness of when the stressful emotion has calmed into a state of ease. The mind and emotions operate on a vibrational level. Slowing down the stressful vibration helps re-establish the cooperation and balance between heart, mind and emotions. (Like an old electric fan that rattles until you turn it to a slower speed, which often quiets and restores the unbalanced vibration.)
(4) When the stressful feelings have calmed, affirm with a heartfelt commitment that you want to anchor and maintain this state of ease as you re-engage in your projects, challenges and daily interactions.
Inner-Ease Breathing Technique from the HeartMath Institute