Did you know that your baby’s heart started as a bunch of spread out cells that around day 22-23 of the embryo development decide to synch together and beat in unison? In every human body, the heart is the first organ that forms and synchronizes its rhythm so that all its fibers beat together. Science still cannot explain what makes it gather its electrical impulses and form an organ but it can tell us things that will blow your mind.

The Heart Math Institute has been researching the heart as a center for information processing. No longer just “a pump,” the heart is also an endocrine gland sending hormones to the body and the brain, like ANF and oxytocin, the love and bonding hormone that you have while pregnant that peaks during breastfeeding.

Researchers today see the heart as a highly complex, self-organized information-processing center with its own functional brain, the cardiac brain. It communicates with and influences the brain through nerves, through hormones and through electromagnetic waves. These influences profoundly affect our brain function and most of the body’s major organs.

The heart center extends itself throughout the entire body with the circulatory system as an extension of it. The heart feeds itself first, (something to remember as mothers!!) through the coronary artery, coming out from the aorta, the main vessel coming out of the heart.

The heart’s electromagnetic field–by far the most powerful rhythmic field produced by the human body–not only envelops every cell of the body but also extends out in all directions into the space around us. The heart’s electrical field is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the electrical activity generated by the brain, the magnetic field produced by the heart is more than 5,000 times greater in strength than the field generated by the brain. As you read this, take a moment to feel this.

And here comes the most important part:

The electromagnetic signals generated by the heart have the capacity to affect others around us. An exchange of electromagnetic energy produced by the heart occurs when people touch or are in proximity. Our heart signals can affect another person’s brainwaves; A heart-brain synchronization can happen between two people when they interact. This is amplified by consciously adopting a sincere, caring attitude, and, this way, increasing coherence in the cardiac field.

Lets do this right now:

  • Think of someone you love dearly
  • Consciously broadcast a sincere and caring attitude (take a deep breath)
  • Once you get there, feel this spreading around you and beyond you towards other people that you love, that you may not even know

Watch this video from HeartMath.org to keep opening your heart.