THE Cheyenne say that “our first teacher is our own heart,” but mainstream science offers few apples to that master instructor.
To Western medical schools the heart is just a mechanical blood pump.
That view is beginning to change. The medical community is being challenged to expand its thinking about human biology, health, and wellness.
Leading-edge research in holistic medicine, biophysics, bioenergetics, and biocentrism all point in the same direction — showing our bodies are more than physical molecules and chemicals.
Explaining why and how we are more, H. P. Blavatsky asserted in The Secret Doctrine (2:149) that “The whole issue of the quarrel between the profane and the esoteric sciences,”
“… depends upon the belief in, and demonstration of, the existence of an astral body within the physical, the former independent of the latter.”
The key is explained in today’s frontier science by the presence of the ‘biofield’ – a human body-field that is described as a structured web of information and energy that underlies and informs our physical body, and rules our state of health and well-being.
The heart is the primary contributor, regulator and overseer of a dynamic web of consciousness. “Electrically, the heart generates over 500 times more electricity than the brain,” writes BioCare Certified Neurofeedback Provider, Helena E. Kerekhazi, MS, NRNP. “It is the biggest generator in the body.”
“We have to subtract out the heart artifact from the brainwaves when we record, so strong is the signal.”
(Excerpted from “The Living Matrix”)
“If thought is to rise further, it must be thought without a brain.”
Buddha is said to have twin doctrines, referred to as the heart, and the head (or eye). The Buddha began his teaching in the Dhammapada declaring “All that we are is the result of what we have thought” – establishing first and foremost the principle that our lives are governed by one energy field.
“The Doctrine of the Eye is that of the brain consciousness, composed largely of external impressions,” wrote Crosbie:-
“The Doctrine of the Heart is of the spiritual consciousness of the Ego— not perceived by the brain consciousness.”
“…until right thought, and right action which sooner or later follows it, attune certain centers in the brain in accord with the spiritual vibration.”
(Excerpted from “The Living Matrix”)
“Memory has no seat, no special organ of its own in the human brain,” Blavatsky affirms in Psychic & Noetic Action, and further “that it has seats in every organ of the body.”
Importantly she pointed to the “seat of memory” as being “assuredly neither here nor there, but everywhere throughout the human body.
“To locate its organ in the brain is to limit and dwarf the Universal Mind and its countless Rays…which informs every rational mortal.”
“The brain is such a complex thing,” she continues, “both physically and metaphysically, that it is like a tree whose bark you can uncover layer by layer, each layer being different from all the others, each having its own special work, function and properties.”
(Excerpted from “The Living Matrix”)
The brain’s complexity appears to derive from the influence of the greater heartfield picked up by the brain antenna. We never says, about our true feelings, they come ‘from the bottom of my head.’
Native Americans always placed their hand over the heart when they expressed the notion ‘I think.’
“When doing any duty,” William Q. Judge counseled his students, “put your whole heart into it.” He clearly understood the primacy of feelings and motive in everything we think and do.
The Buddha practiced and taught the duty of striving to have thoughts that are purified by the heart. The opening verses of the Dhammapada declare:
ALL that we are is the result of what we have thought: All that we are is founded on our thoughts and formed of our thoughts.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain pursues him, as the wheel of the wagon follows the hoof of the ox that draws it.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought happiness pursues him like his own shadow that never leaves him.
Three-year old Chase Britton was born prematurely, and legally blind. When he was 1 year old, doctors did an MRI, expecting to find he had a mild case of cerebral palsy. Instead, they discovered he was completely missing his cerebellum — the part of the brain that controls motor skills, balance and emotions.
What You Feel
“So our immediate response to a stimulus is very basic: our heart either sees it as something to avoid or to embrace, attach or detach, and ascribes this feeling content to it,” Helena Kerekhazi, MS, NRNP Brainmapping and Certified Neurofeedback Provider explains. “The brain stores this initial impulse and refers to it historically when it sees the same or similar.
“If we are in a pattern of seeing the negative in certain things or the positive, this entrains our system.”
“The brain just follows suit to those patterns we’ve created and helps to perpetuate them, for better or worse later.
“Then we have knee jerk reactions to things,” she notes, “so it is very important we think in terms of the [Theosophy] teachings that we analyze what rhythm we set up based on our reactions to things.“
“Expansive thoughts of brotherhood are actually healing — contractive thoughts and feelings create disease and illness.”
“The body’s natural impulse is towards self-protection but this can easily tend towards contractiveness and down the slippery slope we go. Trauma also sends us down this road.”
“Humor, music, the arts, relationships, mythology, nurturing cultivate the expansive side of our nature…
“…and connect us to the Universal Ideation,” Kerekhazi says, “from which we can draw more ‘intuitive’ spiritual connections to the great chain of being.”
Putting all this into practice leads us not only to greater personal healthy states, but exponentially to those close to us, and then to society in general. But where do we start?
“Set aside time each day to quiet your mind – with nothing in mind,” says Robin Stephens, Licensed esthetician, professional organizer, wellness coach, fitness trainer:
“Don’t Just Do Something –
“No work to do, no goal, nothing you are supposed to think or feel. For 10 minutes your mind is free to just be,” Robin says:
“Let it go where it wants to go and if you start to worry, fret, or think about the day’s concerns, just gently let it go to wandering freely again.”
“When you let your mind free to walk by itself,” she writes, “it will return to you refreshed and renewed. You can’t wait for the time to occur naturally because it never will. Don’t underestimate the power of just sitting.”
“Leroy Robert ‘Satchel’ Paige was an American Negro league baseball and Major League Baseball pitcher who became a legend in his own lifetime by attracting record crowds wherever he pitched.” (Wikipedia)
Of his many words of wisdom Satchel Paige famously wrote:
“Sometimes I sits and thinks,
and sometimes I just sits.”
Our brains are hooked on networking, some neuroscientists say. “The brain network behind daydreams and a sense of self is no slacker,” Tina Hesman Saey says about what’s called the brain’s “default network.”
“One of the most important, mysterious and well-connected networks of all.”
“…and it’s responsible for what the brain does when it is doing nothing in particular. It’s the brain’s core, both physically and mentally…”
“I think the default mode network is the most exciting thing that has happened in cognitive neuroscience in quite some time,” says Peter Fransson, a neuroscientist at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
The Golden Rule
“Science without religion is lame,
religion without science is blind.”
– Albert Einstein
Our biology seems clearly a reflection on this plane of consciousness of a divine plan. What can we extrapolate from this but that we should apply the Golden Rule, compassion, in all that we do together as a society?
In a perfect human world The Golden Rule would always be our measuring stick for all thoughts, behavior, art, culture and careers.
Intolerance and bigotry arise from “the perfection of selfishness and the curse of separateness. It is the ‘world of illusion’ that man has created for himself,” theosophical writer William Q. Judge insisted. (The Synthesis of Occult Science: II)
Charter for Compassion
“The Charter brings together the voices of people from all religions. It seeks to remind the world that while all faiths are not the same, they all share the core principle of compassion and the Golden Rule.”
“It will change the tenor of the conversation around religion, and will be a clarion call to the world.”
Join the world at charterforcompassion.org to promote the Charter for Compassion. (Film Director: Jesse Dylan, Producer: Priscilla Cohen, Theresa “Sparky” Pomeroy)
“Compassion is no attribute –
it is the Law of Laws”