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Heart Math Institute: Video on Global Coherence plus an Unwind your Mind Meditation Track to practice

The Heart Math Institute has a phenomenal body of research on the measurable impacts of the resonance of our beating hearts, both physiologically and emotionally.  Learn more on the Meditation Resources page.

To practice working on increasing your own personal heart coherence, you can work with this Meditation from the Unwind your Mind CD:

Below you will find a fascinating video about the global impacts of joining in our personal heart coherence by the Heart Math Institute.

The Spiritual Heart — is in a way a little like a smart phone, invisibly connecting us to a large network of information. It is through an unseen energy that the heart emits that humans are profoundly connected to all living things. The energy of the heart literally links us to each other. Every person’s heart contributes to a ‘collective field environment.’ This short video explains the importance of this connection and how we each add to this collective energy field. The energetic field of the heart even connects us with the earth itself.

The Institute of HeartMath (http://www.heartmath.org) is helping provide a more comprehensive picture of this connection between all living things through a special science-based project called the Global Coherence Initiative (http:///www.glcoherence.org.) They hope to help explain the mysteries of this connection between people and the earth…and even the sun.

Scientists at the Institute of HeartMath (IHM) have already conducted extensive research on the power of heart, the heart/brain connection, heart intelligence and practical intuition.

Whether personal relationships, social connections, or even the global community – we are all connected through a field of electromagnetic energy. Increasing individual awareness of what we bring to this field environment could be the key to creating a sustainable future, a future that we can be proud to have helped create. Learn more about this research, http://www.heartmath.org/heart-intell…, scroll to bottom of the page.

Meditation for turning Tragedy into Creative Solutions

The horrific tragedy of the school shooting last week is still echoing through our collective conscience, triggering arguments on-line and in the media.

When we struggle to take premature action in response to strong emotions instead of allowing the emotions to be fully processed, our creative mind can become blocked and solutions evade us.

Our reaction to feeling  powerless and to the fears it will happen again create a reactionary divisiveness within ourselves and with others that is unproductive. This is true whether the trauma is recent or in the past, but still unprocessed such as with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).

The following meditation is designed  to help us find our way through trauma by utilizing a practice of embracing strong emotions and transmuting them within us:

Turtle Breathing: Sublimation of Opposites

This meditation will help you to learn how to change your mental constructs.  With practice, this thought reversal process will become a reflex that can be applied to more complex thought and feeling patterns.

Begin by breathing easily, in through the nose, out through the mouth.  Gently allow each breath to be deeper and longer than the last.

Prepare yourself for meditation by thinking of all the blessings of your life and all the beauty in the world.  Feel gratitude and well-being,  filling yourself with its radiance.

Begin Turtle Breathing.  With each long, slow, deep breath:

Breathe in the suffering, pain, fear, anger.  Breathe easily, deeply and slowly, drawing the emotion into you with your breath.

Breathe out peace, love, joy. Breathe easily, deeply and slowly, allowing the peace, love and joy to expand in all directions, with each out breath.

If the strength of the emotions is a challenge for you, start by practicing with breathing in Dark and breathing out Light.  You can then try practicing with Thickness and Lightness/weightlessness, and/or Hot and Cold.  Once you are comfortable with the process of sublimating into opposites, it becomes easier to transmute more active pain and emotions.

Here is a MP3 download from the Unwind your Mind CD to help guide you:

Karah Pino is an origami and meditation teacher working with kids and adults.  She is the creator of the Unwind your Mind meditation course.