Is the heart a pump?
There are several technical disturbances responsible for heart disease or heart problems: heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia ( whether it is caused by emotional stress or not ), problems with cardiac valves or complaints as a consequence of a prior cardiac arrest, etc.
Our therapy – combined with that of a cardiologist of course – can contribute quite a fair bit and we can safely say we even attain remarkable to excellent results repeatedly. The heart – being a pump – usually absorbs the energy we transfer quite quickly which means people with heart disorders will feel a lot better, fitter and younger enabling them to be a lot more active. No, we are not talking about curing but considerable ( = measurable ) improvement of the heart’s functioning, which will improve the patient’s quality of life. Nevertheless people tend to forget over and over that our energy therapy does not provide them a new heart ( though they feel it has as it has been years since they felt this energetic ). We keep reminding people with a serious heart condition that despite positive progress they should not act foolishly: after years of imposed rest, it is not advisable to spade the whole garden ( at 30° Celsius no less ) or to start major spring cleaning.
We often find the cardiologist cannot make sense of or accept the results attained by our therapy and rather rationalises the positive breakthrough into oblivion, to the patient's great bewilderment. The most logical option for most will be to doubt the original diagnosis, despite a comprehensive medical file of heart complaints and traditional medical procedures. There are some cardiologists that do admit to their patients our therapy has been ( somewhat ) beneficial… however not enough to dig deeper into the subject matter.
Practical experience: Hendrik, in his fifties, comes to see Pierre for the alarming problem that one of his cardiac valves does not shut. While waiting for medical surgery at Leuven University hospital and after consulting two other University hospitals ( same diagnosis ), he decides to give our therapy a go. After six months of weekly treatments in our practice, Hendrik has made such progress that he is convinced:
1. an operation is no longer necessary
2. he can provide the ultimate proof of what our therapy has accomplished in terms of his health
During the following series of medical check-ups Hendrik is pretty pleased at seeing the line of surgeons and assistants, all very impressed by seeing this totally inexplicable and apparently ‘ impossible ’ evolution: on Hendrik’s X-ray they find absolutely nothing wrong with the cardiac valve, functioning again as it should. The amazement soon makes way for the only logical explanation, to them: the initial X-rays cannot possibly be Hendrik’s ( though his name is on them ), there has to have been some mix up with someone else’s photos. We still cannot comprehend why intelligent medical professionals prefer some absurd explanation time and again for the ‘ impossible ’ improvement in their patient’s health to being receptive to the effect of vibrational medicine, in this country still unknown, not scientifically researched and therefore ‘ unproven ’. Is this beneficial to the patient’s needs?
Or is the heart more than a pump?
" The heart is more than just a pump, it conducts the cellular symphony that is the very essence of our being. " ( Paul Pearsall ) ( " The Heart's Code " Tapping the Wisdom and Power of our Heart Energy " ) This book is " a fascinating synthesis of ancient wisdom, modern medicine, scientific research, and personal experiences that prove that the human heart, not the brain, holds the secrets that link body, mind, and spirit. "
Not just technical defects cause heart diseases. At our practice we often hear stories of young, healthy people who die suddenly – because of vague heart problems – even after having had their heart examined by a cardiologist who diagnosed it as healthy. No, the cardiologist did not make a mistake, but he or she failed to spot the crammed level of sorrow in someone’s heart, let alone stabilize it. An example: premature and undigested loss of a parent cuts a hole in the aura surrounding the heart in young children. From early years on their heart centre is encumbered and undermined by sorrow. After 25 to 30 years the physical heart eventually copies the pathogenic message from either the emptiness in the aura or from the aura around the heart overburdened with sorrow. It is not because someone has been happily married for 20 years that all traumas from their childhood have been dealt with and have not left unprocessed waste in the aura. It is so important to learn to deal with disturbing, painful, agonizing and certainly also suppressed emotions differently as these would otherwise start tainting someone’s good self-esteem and eventually could undermine someone’s good health ( not just the heart ).
Practical experience: We do not wish to claim that all heart problems are caused by chronic sorrow ( sorrow can also be accumulated for a great deal in the kidneys as these organs are the store room of sorrow, like the heart is of emotions ). But what we can assure given our daily experience, is that a lot more people die of sorrow than is believed. Sorrow that one stores for years on end will eventually cause disturbances and obstructions all over the body – often also in the heart – that can damage one’s health. When at last the physical heart revolts ( after our ignoring the signals from the emotional heart for years), it should not be considered the malefactor responsible for the heart condition. The reverse is true: in the end the physical heart falls victim to all that chronic heartache.
Can science ever unravel the mysteries of the heart?
" Close to a century ago, Rudolph Steiner said the greatest discovery of 20th century science would be that the heart is not a pump but vastly more, and that the great challenge of the coming ages of humanity would be, in effect, to allow the heart to teach us to think in a new way. " ( J.C.Pearce in " The Death of Religion and the rebirth of Spirit " )
Modern medicine clings to the imagine of the body as a machine serviced by the heart as a biomechanical pump. By doing so, it neglects many of cardio-energetics', energy cardiology's, and cardiac psychology's important findings about the heart as a loving, energetic organ." ( " The Heart's Code: Tapping the Wisdom and Power of our Heart Energy " Paul Pearsall ).
Although heart surgery ( technical revision of the heart ) is a God-sent to mankind we should not reduce the heart to a pump. The heart is much more than a pump, it is an emotional organ that wants to be felt, heard and nurtured. We often hear beautiful testimonies from heart patients whose cardiologist sympathizes with the notion that sorrow is eating their heart from the inside: the loss of a child for example. On the other hand we also hear lots of heart specialists proclaim that there is no connection whatsoever between undigested emotions and physical heart problems ( their conviction is that the heart is nothing more than a pump with defects ). “ In matters of the heart people have to call in a psychologist or psychiatrist.” These heart patients with heartache do not expect the cardiologist to listen to their sad life story but they do need for a specialist to confirm the connection between their heartache and heart condition. How do people know there is a connection? Because they feel there is, they feel their sorrow sometimes literally eating their heart. They come and tell us at our practice each day. Most physicians wrongfully assume – coming from the strictly materialistic approach in their medical training – only measuring is knowing but they forget the fact that often people’s feeling equals knowing. It would be great if every cardiologist would realise and accept that the heart has many mysterious depths making the denomination ‘pump’ short-sighted and even offensive. When the specialist has no insight or interest in this fact, the connection between heart and emotion will also be ignored and abolished by most heart sufferers. This is why a great many undigested emotions become locked in a far corner of the heart, from where they continue to taint the physical heart. Sooner or later the physical heart will start behaving the way the emotional heart feels ( radiant with joy or troubled by sorrow )… Someone’s heart can literally overflow with joy ( and spur us on to share that joy with others ) but it can also literally be eaten or shrunk due to intense or old undigested sorrow ( causing us to keep others away, consciously or not ).
Society, family, education and medicine often go out of their way to avoid the ancient and apparently incomprehensible topic of worry, fear, pain and… heartache, with all its consequences for people’s health and well being. Consequently man alienates from his/her feelings or he/she desperately tries to handle any disturbing emotion rationally. The following quote is from a genius mathematic mind and is immortalized in its timeless wisdom. Still it does not trickle into our daily awareness ( and only seems to serve romantic contemplations ).
“ The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of ” ( B.Pascal )
By pushing aside or ignoring unwanted feelings through reason, we make ourselves unhappy and make our heart ill. E-motion ( energy-in-motion ) wants to flow and that is also the case with negative emotions/energies because otherwise these will hide away somewhere in a corner of the heart or elsewhere in the body. At some unguarded moment they will surface ( usually in a chaotic manner ) and cause obstructions in the physical body. As joy wants to spread, so does sorrow. It can and has to be felt, cried out, shared and sometimes even shouted out. Then, when one learns – after a period of mourning, in some cases or for some individuals this may last a while – to view sorrow as a learning process one has to try and glide by, this sorrow will become less of a dark cloud overshadowing everything. Sorrow can then be seen in its alchemic function: it cleanses and heals a person if they are willing to submerge in it at first. The pain and suffering might not entirely disappear from someone’s life, but one does not have to feel crushed by its heavy weight every day. After some time one will have the courage to allow joy and love back into his or her life. The heart can fill up again with new energy, with comfort, friendship and love. Also sincere helpfulness ( helpfulness from the heart ) towards, for instance, fellow-sufferers will enormously soothe the wounds of one’s own heart.
‘Someone has stepped on my heart with their size 12’ ( Dutch expression: someone has broken my heart )
The heart is a sensitive organ that suffers severely if we hold on to emotional distress and chronic sorrow. An emotionally charged expression as " they stepped on my heart " causes a pressure, pangs or an oppressive feeling in the aura around the heart and some people carry such emotional injuries around for years. The cardiologist correctly refers to it as stress around the heart ( we do not mean the sort of chronic stress caused by pressure at work though this can also become very enduring for the heart ).
Vibrational therapists can relieve the aura around the heart from this stress but they cannot prevent it from building up again. Why is this? Some people will let an embittered mother or a close friend’s patronising attitude hurt them time and time again. People who allow their identity ( including their sexual identity ), their good spirits or their own desires to be constantly undermined or criticized or taken for granted by their so-called loved ones, will harm the foundation of their inner harmony and power so needed. Sometimes people are tormented by the indifference and unrealistic expectations of their partner or relatives: " I only love you when it suits me and IF you equal MY idealized image ". One who is very unhappy in a relationship will sometimes try to conceal that fact to the outside world, out of shame. The sorrow or loneliness will be hidden behind a broad smile or what seems to be a lively spirit. Deep down these people will constantly hear that soft nagging whisper ( Higher Self ) protesting against all that self-delusion but they don’t find the inner strength to answer that call. Deep down we all know that when a partner, relative or so- called friend is jealous or selfish, or continuously serves us with nasty comments, we are not a genuine loving part of their heart. Our reason however, based on all sorts of good excuses, usually refuses to accept what our emotion is trying to tell us relentlessly: these are undermining and unbalanced relationships.
Subsequently trying to lift your spirit or increase your self-love in front of the mirror by way of therapy, does not work. Your emotion and the aura never listen to firm but ‘reasonable’ arguments to stick up for ourself in love. Sticking up for ourself has to spontaneously come from a natural ‘feeling’, not from an exercise of will. The aura - being the emotional body - only believes what we really feel and know from the heart. And what does our heart feel and know? That it only opens up to those who truly wish us well from their own heart.
Of course this plea for more self-awareness for those who do not speak up enough can never be a plea for egoism or self-righteousness, or we will fall in the same trap. Self-esteem and self-love have nothing to do with a big, pompous ego. The first radiates inner strength, harmony and wisdom, while the latter is an empty box.
Why does reason never listen to emotion?
We often think we can – in most matters of life that involve emotion – draw a clear line between what our heart tells us and what reason wants us to do, so we can settle the score for once and for all. That is not how it works. Daily we find that – when we try to curb an unwanted feeling ( of love or sorrow ) – our deepest inner self does not listen to reasonable arguments. All their lives most people try to - consciously or not - oppose any strong feeling that bothers them. More often than not they ( especially people from the older generation ) do this out of conditioning and/or fear. Emotional blockage in the aura is caused by a disconnect between reason and emotion. The physical body and above all the heart will copy the negative energy from this conflict leading the way to all sorts of psychosomatic complaints and diseases.
Give in to all our feelings then? Not necessarily, as we do come across the ( good ) feelings of others in many situations and it’s not always easy/the intension to find the middle way. What is important is that we stop trying to consistently eliminate every ‘disturbing’ feeling through reason.
In other words, our aura ( = energy field around the physical body ) only buys and registers the sincere feelings that back our words or decisions. The aura is after all an emotional body that only listens to our sincere ( voiced or not ) feelings and the aura does not take orders from reason.
We must not try to switch off our thoughts either, as if they are no good and they are always trying to undermine our efforts to find harmony. Of course this is not true.
Man should – individually and collectively – make more use of the brain, also in respect to the evolution of mankind: do we build, with all our knowledge and technology, a better future, or do we destroy the environment around us? Of course using our brain helps us move forward considerably but actually attaining wisdom should be even more important than developing rational intellect. If mankind were to hear the wisdom of the soul more often than the here-and-now mentality and short-sighted approach of ego-thinking, there would be a lot less problems on a personal level and globally there would be a lot less poverty, abuse, suppression, injustice and terror.
No matter how crucial the role of our Higher-Self ( i.e. our soul ) and our brain may be, still few people are aware of the fact that the most important problems in the course of one’s life are not due to elimination of our thinking but due to us pushing strong feelings aside so as to get rid of them - or so we think. The contrary is true.
How do we know when to listen to reason and when to listen to our emotion? On a daily basis life throws situations at us that help us clearly identify the difference and put into practice what we learn. Of course one can choose for a more rational approach when dealing with certain matters of the heart, and see where it leads. There is no such thing as a tailored screenplay comprising of all the perfectly fit answers for everyone, several plan B’s, options for retakes or mere miracle solutions. The future is wide open and is being determined by all our smaller or bigger decisions from the heart or mind, and whether they were the right decisions we will have to wait and see. Each life is unique and has to be lived; no one can do that for us. The purpose of our life here on earth is not so much a successful end goal, but the learning process in itself. Those who always play it safe ( follow reason all the time ), may feel as if they haven't lived life to the fullest. " My life is being lived for me ", you hear from those who have learned to push aside their desire to fill and fulfill their lives, their dreams and their wishes, because of those around them ( he/she is content playing a minor role in his/her own life, as enforced by others ) or because of the real or imagined meddling of the outside world ( " What will people say or think of me? " ).
Practical experience: " Enough is enough, no one will ever hurt me again ", we hear people state affirmatively while tears run along their face. They are often surprised when you point out that their tears give away that this is not a decision backed by the heart, but created in the mind, and that in fact nothing is going to change. However much they really want to turn things around, week after week they’ll come and tell us: " Once again I have been used or abused, or been made a laughing-stock ". Emotion doesn’t need to outdo or overpower reason, but when it is simply much stronger and comes from our deepest inner self ( our aura IS our most inner self ) it will prevail. Obviously the human mind plays an important role in a number of tasks ( fortunately, it is our mind that comes up with rules of life ) but it also likes to rule over our heart, … which our heart not always accepts. To our big surprise, some people manage to consistently stick with what their mind instructs them to do all their lives. Man is free so he or she can and may do so. But often these are exactly the people who end up with a physician, a psychologist or at our practice, and who have no clue why they took ill or why they are depressed. How come? The importance of learning how to feel cannot be expressed in words: the unique emotional life of each individual wants to be felt, experienced and listened to. Of course not everyone has to become a(n) (over) sensitive person, but it would have benefited the emotional, mental and physical health of many people ( and nations ) if ‘ being able to feel ’ had been less oppressed or turned into a taboo throughout history. It just could have saved us from all the frustrations and inequalities we know today.