Human embryogenesis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The heart is the first functional organ to develop and starts to beat and pump blood at around 21 or 22 days.
Late in the fourth week, the superior part of the neural tube flexes at the level of the future midbrain—the mesencephalon. Above the mesencephalon is the prosencephalon (future forebrain) and beneath it is the rhombencephalon (future hindbrain).
If two different human heart cells are removed and placed in two different petri dishes with a nutrient solution each heart cell will find its own individual beat rate.
If two different human heart cells are removed and placed in a single petri dish with a nutrient solution both heart cells will find a common beat rate.
How is this possible? The heart in a human embryo is formed before the brain and yet two different heart cells from two different humans placed in a single petri dish with a nutrient solution both heart cells will find a common beat rate. There must be an intelligence not associated with the brain with which the cells can communicate with each other and choose a common beat. I like to call this state PRE-SENSE.
Our five senses perceive physical things around us, send signals to the brain, and the brain identifies the physical things sensed. But what about non-physical signals that we are receiving that are like the energy field in which two different heart cells from two different humans placed in a single petri dish with a nutrient solution will find a common beat rate?
In fact the heart has its own pacemaker independent of the brain. As long as it has oxygen, it continues to beat. The heart could actually be removed from the body, placed in saline solution, given oxygen, and still continue to beat. This is why although the brain is dead, the heart continues to beat.
The brain gets to take a little break here because the heart will actually beat all by itself. There’s something in the heart called automaticity. That means that the heart, even if it’s disconnected from the brain, will continue to beat at a set rate – something called the intrinsic heart rate.
What is the spiritual meaning of heart?
The heart is the locus of physical and spiritual being, and represents the “central wisdom of feeling as opposed to the head-wisdom of reason” (Cooper, 82). It is compassion and understanding, life-giving and complex. It is a symbol for love. Often known as the seat of emotions, the heart is synonymous with affection.
This distinction is very important; THE HEART IS ALL ABOUT BEING and THE BRAIN IS ALL ABOUT THINKING. This is why we need to quiet the mind in order to Practice Presence in any moment. We need to return to the state before we had our brain which I call PRE-SENSE.
Concordant Literal Version
Gen 17:1 And coming is Abram to be ninety nine years of age. And appearing is Yahweh to Abram and is saying to him, “I am the El-Who-Suffices. Walk before Me and become flawless (some versions use perfect).
flawless (some versions use perfect) תּמים tâmîym taw-meem’ entire (literally, figuratively or morally); also (as noun) integrity, truth: – without blemish, complete, full, perfect, sincerely (-ity), sound, without spot, undefiled, upright (-ly), whole.
Pro 4:23 More than any guard-post, preserve your heart, For from it spring the outflowings of life.”
There is a theme that I have discovered here and it is the state of WHOLEHEARTEDNESS.
Wholehearted adjective fully or completely sincere, enthusiastic, energetic, etc.; hearty; earnest:
Origin of wholehearted
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; whole + hearted
whole·heart·ed·ly , adverb
whole·heart·ed·ness , noun
Related Words for wholeheartedness: truthfulness, earnestness, candor, goodwill, probity, veracity, impartiality, seriousness, genuineness, reliability, truth, frankness, trustworthiness, sincerity, reciprocity, adherence, commitment, devotion, allegiance, piety
This state of WHOLEHEARTEDNESS has several qualifiers:
First you must quiet the mind in order to Practice BEING in any moment.
Second you must not feel superior to anyone or anything in creation.
Third you must desperately want to be an empty vessel for the CREATOR to work through; no analyzing, no comparing, or no defining. Your MIND must open up to your HEART.
Fourth you must find in your belief system your individual issues that block your openness to everything. We all block our flow to the infinite in personal ways. You must get into the “all things are possible to the one believing” attitude.
If you do these things then your life will be full of miracles. Things will happen that you could not have possibly expected and intuition will reveal things to you that you could not possibly have known with your logical mind (your memory that just resides just in your head).
If your everyday practice is open to all your emotions, to all the people you meet, to all the situations you encounter, without closing down, trusting that you can do that – then that will take you are far as you can go. And then you’ll understand all the teachings that anyone has ever taught. – Pema Chodron