For almost five thousand years, it has been universally agreed that the human brain is the seat of intelligence.
Or so we believed…
According to the latest findings in Neuroscience and one of my favourite Neuroscientists – Dr. Elizabeth Leaf, “our brain cannot actually do anything without the Mind.”
Our brain is simply an organ, but your mind is the gravitational field
To hear more on this, click on the link at the bottom of the page after reading this article, to learn valuable information from Dr. Elizabeth Leaf in an interview with Lewis Howes from his podcast:
Throughout history there are traces of knowledge regarding a higher intelligence – surprisingly not correlated with the human brain but rather its emotionally driven counterpart, the HEART.
The Wisdom of the Heart
It seems that our ancient ancestors knew much more of the wisdom of the heart than what we know today.
This knowledge has been passed down for centuries but never made it into our schools. As science is now beginning to catch up to spirituality, the time has come for man to reclaim it and re-discover his intrinsic connection to the entire cosmos .
In Egypt, The ‘Ib’ (heart) was seen as the seat of intelligence. The Egyptians came to believe that somehow the heart was always the origin of human wisdom, rather than the brain. All notions of physiology and disease were linked in concept to the heart, and it is through the heart that God speaks.
In 1991 while studying the power and influence of the human heart upon the brain and body, Dr. J. Armour coined the term, “heart brain,” or “intrinsic cardiac nervous system.”
What they discovered goes against what most of us were taught to believe by society today.
With an astounding electromagnetic field 5,000 times powerful than what the brain is producing and 60 times greater electrical field more than the activities in the brain, the heart’s electrical field is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the electrical activity generated by the brain.
The Heart has its own Brain
This “heart brain” is composed of approximately 40,000 neurons that are very much like the neurons in the brain, which means that the heart has its very own nervous system, constantly communicating with the brain in many methods: neurologically, biochemically, biophysically, and energetically.
This field, measured in the form of an electrocardiogram (ECG), can be detected several feet away from the body, in all directions, using SQUID-based magnetometers.
The vagus nerve, which is 80% afferent, carries information from the heart and other internal organs to the brain.
Signals from the “heart brain” redirect to the medulla, hypothalamus, thalamus, and amygdala and the cerebral cortex.
Therefore, scientifically speaking, the heart sends more signals to the brain than vice versa.
Here’s why we find it difficult to achieve our goals
When the brain detects that something is happening outside of the “comfort zone,” this triggers the brain’s “error detection mechanism.”
This mechanism is like a thermostat of a car when its set to a certain temperature: If the temperature changes, it will be brought back to the temperature that was set. The brain has a similar function: It can autocorrect you, though you may not need correcting.
This is the very reason we find it difficult to achieve those goals we set. (Losing weight, stop smoking/drinking, exercise more etc.)
Your subconscious mind is your own personal operating system, which starting before you were born, downloaded and installed every single experience of your life to date.
Becoming aware that the chatter of the mind and the thoughts that pass through to your consciousness is simply a result of that program, is imperative to gaining control over your life.
Step into the driver’s seat of YOUR LIFE
You were never the victim, you were always in control but you were being led by a program that is not who you are, it is but an accumulation of your external environment, (others perceptions, opinions, fears, desires and everything that you have ever experienced to date).
Our greatest challenge is to bypass the monkey mind chatter and perceive the inner voice that stems not from the brain, but from the heart, for there lies the wonder of man.
“The seat of the soul and the control of voluntary movement, in fact, of nervous functions in general, are to be sought in the heart. The brain is an organ of minor importance.” – Aristotle.
“Be silent. The heart speaks without tongue or lips.” – Rumi.
“Whoever let’s himself be led by the heart, never loses his way.” – Ancient Egyptian proverb.
“In a conflict between your heart and your brain, follow your heart.” – Swami Vivekananda.