Nurses know that the heart emits an electromagnetic field. We learn that pretty early as we prepare for registration – and some go onto develop an even deeper understanding as they pursue the cardiac specialty. In fact, the heart is the largest electromagnetic field in the body, generating 60 times greater amps than the brain!
But what I do not think we are sufficiently aware of is the impact these electromagnetic energies have on our brain’s activity, and on others. We know intuitively that the energy people put out does have an impact on our own moods and now we know why (or at least part of it). The HeartMath Institute has performed studies finding that there is a transference of energy produced by the heart between people in close proximity. For example, it was found that the brain waves of a mother holding her baby in her lap, synchronized to her baby’s heart beat! “It appears that when the mother places her attention on the baby that she became more sensitive to the subtle electromagnetic signals generated by the infant’s heart…” or coherence as it is called by the researchers.
It poses the real possibility that becoming conscious of our own emotional states, and regulating them can have a direct impact on the emotional states of others around us – or we can tune into how others are feeling and thinking – and influence this. And nowhere is this more powerfully demonstrated than with horses. In one study, there were “measurable “energy field responses” in the horses when the humans moved toward more coherence. In the experiments conducted at the EquuSatori Center in Sebastopol CA., each time the person in the arena with a loose horse began sending thoughts and feelings of appreciation to the horse, the horse looked directly at that person. This happened even when the horse was 20 or more feet away.”
The gentle connection and acceptance that these great animals demonstrate when people are open, exposed and even raw shows us humans how to be better people. There is no judgment, no agenda – just trust and truth.
There is no judgement, no agenda – just trust and truth. Nowhere was this more evident than when my 15.2 hand high, 600 kg giant, Monty, gently followed and cared for the most fearful of our group and showed her how courageous she was. The gentle connection and acceptance that these great animals demonstrate when people are open, exposed and even raw shows us humans how to be better people. We all operate on this energetic level – we only need to open our hearts and our consciousness to feel it.