Helen Keller once wrote, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart.” Her words have always rung true for me but have grown in meaning as I’ve been become more aware of and interested in the scientific research emerging about heart intelligence. Heart intelligence, as defined by the Institute of HeartMath, is “the flow of awareness, understanding, and intuition we experience when the mind and emotions are brought into coherent alignment with the heart.”

So when I came across this from HeartMath, I was immediately intrigued.

Most of us know what it’s like to experience a state of flow or harmony, when our emotions and our brains are in sync—it can happen when we’re holding a new baby or falling in love. This is what HeartMath calls coherence. The idea of coherence suggests that we can take control of the relationship between our hearts and our brains. At first, it may seem like the idea of accessing your heart’s energy is a little otherworldly (or as I like to say, woo-woo) but HeartMath’s documented scientific research demonstrates that it’s not as strange as you might think.

Here are the most interesting pieces of information I picked up from the video and plan to keep in mind during my own journey to heart coherence:

  1. When we are in a coherent state, the heart and brain operate synergistically. We can learn how to improve and actively control this synergy to both prevent stress-producing emotions and enhance our mental clarity.
  2. When we’re in control of our synergy, we are more likely to face our challenges in a creative and intuitive way.
  3. Accessing our heart’s intuitive intelligence can make us better communicators and decision-makers.
  4. When we experience genuine feelings like appreciation and compassion, our heart coherence increases.
  5. According to HeartMath research, when we are in a state of coherence, our heart radiates a more coherent electromagnetic energy field and this can have an impact on other people, animals, and the environment!
  6. The Global Coherence Initiative is in the process of placing 14 sensors around the world to measure the Earth’s magnetic resonance. This research will help scientists determine whether there is a connection between the planet’s magnetic field and human emotions.

The biggest lesson I learned from the video is how, if we all take responsibility for the energy we project by becoming more conscious of our thoughts, feelings, and attitudes, it may be possible to increase global coherence and eventually sustainable peace. What an amazing possibility.

What do you think? Do you believe that your heart intelligence could make a positive change in the people around you or even in the world?


Rose Caiola
Inspired. Rewired.

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  • palboheitmeyer
    Posted August 25, 2014 7:11 pm 0Likes

    very cool concept!

  • Louise kelly
    Posted August 29, 2014 2:23 pm 0Likes

    Yes I believe whole heartedly we are all connected and have potential for far higher power if we work together

  • AffirmingSpirit
    Posted August 29, 2014 5:48 pm 0Likes

    This is really where our *TRUE* power lives within us…not in the actions we take, but in the energy we hold in our hearts.

    I just shared my “Anecdote to Feeling Helpless” post, and this is a key reason why it works so effectively.

    Many blessings,

  • Christopher
    Posted August 30, 2014 4:23 pm 0Likes

    Yes, I believe that we have the ability to change the world by aligning our heart with the everywhere energy field that creates and sustains all that is. Then, in alignment, we can with conviction declare what is not as though it is and the field will begin to vibrate and will manifest the reality of our declaration. You can couch this in religious language if you like, but it’s all the same thing. A rose by any other name and all that. For more, check this out … http://www.christopheraune.com/#!free-book/c18p

  • Heart Sharer
    Posted September 6, 2014 2:27 pm 0Likes

    I agree completely and reaffirm it daily with every heart I find. When I realize I haven’t seen a heart in my day – I automatically also become aware how out of sync my natural energy is. I Stop what I am doing and take the time to reconnect with my Heart – and voila I see a heart close by. It is truly amazing and awesomely powerful! That is why I have started my Heart Initiative project – sharing my heart finds – one Heart rock at a time with the world…..www.Heartlysimple.com

  • Dr. Matt Kreinheder
    Posted September 6, 2014 5:06 pm 0Likes

    Loving this site and this article. Thanks so much for posting it. I’ve seen it often, once the heart opens what huge life change is possible!!

  • Jonno
    Posted September 6, 2014 10:36 pm 0Likes

    It kind of reminds me of the concept of Ubuntu (I am because we are). But is also interwoven into the fact it can also change our physical surroundings aswell. Great idea.

  • Joan Goldstein, Meditation Teacher, NYC,NY
    Posted February 17, 2015 2:59 pm 0Likes

    Also the vibration of the human heart affects the vibration of the earth. During the 9/11 attack on the Trade Centers, the vibration of the earth itself spiked all over the earth. I immediately fell in love with the HeartMath Institute and added the HeartMath Meditation to my classes.

  • Therese Tappouni
    Posted February 17, 2015 6:35 pm 0Likes

    I am a licensed HeartMath and my business name is “Whole Heart” (and has been for many years. I’ve always believed in the power of the heart, but the research from the Institute of HeartMath lit a fire in me. People who know the power of their heart to change their life–and the lives of others–are set free. Thanks for sharing this.

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