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How to Live a Happier Life by Connecting to the Wisdom of Your Heart

Does your heart really hold wisdom?

Have you ever heard the saying 'your heart knows'? Well it turns out that your heart actually holds an intelligence, other than the obvious of pumping blood around your body. There have been many studies done on this since physiologists John and Beatrice Lacey pioneered the understanding that the heart is able to perceive and had inherent intelligence and can communicate with the brain. The ancient Egyptians also believed in the intelligence of the heart. To them the heart was the source of human wisdom, the centre of emotions and memory and was considered the most important of the internal organs due to its links with intellect, personality and memory.

your heart holds intelligence

Studies done by the HeartMath Institute show that the heart is ‘a command centre of formidable intelligence and intuitive knowledge that is tied to every system and every cell of your body.’ Findings from here and elsewhere also show that the heart contains its own independent nervous system and the heart's electromagnetic field actually radiates several feet outside of you.

When you connect to the wisdom of your heart you will find that you make better decisions as they are more in alignment with who you are at a deeper level. When you live in alignment with who you truly are then you can live a happier life. The brain can analyse and look at things in a logical way but it can also get bombarded by too much noise and information leaving you in a state of confusion. If you are under pressure and feeling stressed your sympathetic nervous system will be more active and the increased cortisol levels released in your body will impact your ability think clearly anyway. If you take a moment to be still, slow down your breathing and tune into your heart you will find it easier to make the best decisions for you at a more intuitive level.

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Tune into your heart

Next time you need to make a decision but are unsure of the way to go then try the following exercise which will help you connect to yourself and the wisdom of your heart:-

  • Find a safe quiet space where you won’t be disturbed and sit comfortably.

  • Take a 3-4 slow deep breaths in through your nose and out through your nose or mouth (feeling your belly expand on the inhale and contract on the exhale).

  • Close your eyes and place one or both hands over your heart.

  • Take a few moments to feel your heart beating beneath your hand (this helps you to connect to yourself and also to feel calmer).

  • Next bring to mind the issue which you are unsure about and think of the choices you have.

  • Notice the sensation in your heart when you think about each choice – does it feel constricted/tight or heavy or does it feel expanded and light? How do you feel in the rest of your body?

  • Tune into whatever you are feeling for a few minutes and just notice.

  • Your heart can guide you in making the best decisions as you will intuitively know what is right for you and will feel your mood shift accordingly.

Not everything in life will be clear cut but at least if you allow yourself to tune into the wisdom of your heart it can provide you with emotional and intuitive guidance to direct your life rather than just listening to the intelligence of your brain. Allow your mind and emotions to be brought into coherent alignment with your heart.

Another thing you should be aware of is your Heart Chakra. Is it blocked, out of balance or is the energy flowing freely? Having well balanced Chakras plays an important part of your overall health and feelings of wellbeing. If you are interested in finding out more then download the FREE guide below which will explain the 7 main Chakras and show you what to look for when they are in or out of balance, or visit

From my heart to yours

In warmth

Sharon K

Holistic Health and Wellness Coach

Reiki Master/Teacher



Information provided for general educational purposes only and not intended to replace medical advice

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