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The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence

Heartmath Institute

The mission of the Institute of HeartMath is to help establish heart-based living and global coherence by inspiring people to connect with the intelligence and guidance of their own hearts.

The Institute of HeartMath is an internationally recognized nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to helping people reduce stress, self-regulate emotions and build energy and resilience for healthy, happy lives. HeartMath tools, technology and training teach people to rely on the intelligence of their hearts in concert with their minds at home, school, work and play.

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The Exquisite Power of the Heart

collin Elder#2Many people don’t consider the heart in life.  They focus on the mind.  They emotionally live through the mind, physically live they through mind, and spiritually, metaphysically, and philosophically live through mind.  Much of our civilization lives through the mind.  We in the west have been immersed in a particular mode of cognition the past hundred years, a mode defined by its linearity, its tendency to reductionism, and its insistence on the mechanical nature of Nature.  Many of our problems that we have today are because of our unbalanced focus on the mind.

There is, however, another mode of cognition to the mind.  One our species has used as our primary mode during the majority of our time on this planet.  This mode of cognition is focused on the heart.  Whether people mention speaking from the heart, listening to the heart, connecting with the heart, or following the heart, it is a clear sign that there is increased energetic awareness of the importance of the heart in all of life’s decisions.  There is now a resurgence of the heart. A heart renaissance, you may say.

The heart is a piece of technology very special, very powerful, and very profound.  The heart is a piece of equipment that connects us to thing.  It is an organ of direct perception.  You can connect to trees, rocks, knowledge, people, and animals at a very profound level.  Indigenous peoples gathered their knowledge about the world in which they lived, for example, and in how they gathered knowledge of the uses of plants as medicines, and how to connect to the spirit of the animals in the sacred hunt.  Shaman’s and other intuitive spiritual traditions focus on the heart to connect deeply with the ancestors and the compassionate helping spirits that they have cultivated relationships with.

As we go into our hearts the perceived separateness that separates us from each other, or from another thing, becomes less defined, the edges and boundaries blur to the point where we can know something because there is no separation between you and the other.   This is direct perception.  It is extremely elegant, sophisticated, and exact mode of cognition.

So the heart is a very special instrument that we have to learn.  We’ve all learned the basics – kindness, compassion, romantic love.   The heart has its basic functions, but when you get a person interested in it and trained in the power of the heart – it becomes a thing of extraordinary exquisiteness.  The mind is incredibly essential  as well.  Your mind is a very human amazing thing – but it is not the best way to gain knowledge.  It is said that the mind is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master.

Science is starting to understand the profound significance that the heart plays.  Science is telling us that the electromagnetic field of the heart is 5000 times more powerful than the field of the brain.  The heart field expands measurably 4-5 feet from the body.  The subtle energy of the heart radiates out from the body much farther – possibly kilometers like the ripples of a wave in a pond.

The heart is the master rhythm maker of our body and regulates other parts of our body and systems like digestion, respiration, immune system response, hormonal response.  All these things are synchronizing to what goes on in the heart.  Now, what gets interesting is the coherent state is activated by sustained positive emotion.  When we make that extra effort to feel that appreciation, care or love about something or someone we enter into this coherent state. Once in this coherent state these emotions then become easier to access.

Cortisol is known by some as “the mother of all stress hormones.”  That’s because cortisol is released in large quantities when you perceive or feel stress.  Cortisol is important to help your body respond to stressful situations.  Small amounts of cortisol are necessary for everyday function, but you are only supposed to get an extra dose of cortisol in times of real danger when there’s a very real threat to your survival.  The problem is, this potent hormone is also triggered by any negative emotion like anxiety, anger or hostility, as well as depression.  These emotions and moods are felt by millions everyday as their standard mode of living.  As people adapt to these moods, they begin to think that’s who they are.  There’s a also a feedback loop at work, too.  Just as a bad mood triggers stress and cortisol, if it hangs around your bloodstream for awhile, cortisol can help to create a bad mood.  We refer to this as a vicious cycle, because it feeds on itself.  Bad mood triggers cortisol, which then makes you feel worse….This is one of the reasons that chronic stress from events that you repeatedly respond to with emotions like worry, anxiety or anger can lead to burnout and depression.  It’s not bad to have these emotions trigger cortisol – it’s the inability to let go of them that keeps cortisol pumping through your system, causing the burnout and depression.

The hormone DHEA (sometimes called the vitality or anti-aging hormone) helps to counteract some of the effects of cortisol.  Just as cortisol can be triggered by negative emotion, DHEA can be increased by generating positive emotions, such as love, compassion and appreciation.  DHEA can also help create those same uplifting feelings while it’s running through your bloodstream.  As opposed to the vicious cycle described earlier for cortisol, DHEA seems to be at the center of a beneficial cycle, as DHEA helps create positive mood, and positive mood helps create more DHEA.

Creativity is most needed to find ways to deal with life challenges that seem to have no solutions.  All types of creativity, and especially creativity for solving problems, can be accessed through listening to your heart’s intuitive feelings, your heart intelligence.  This creativity could be instrumental in helping solve the many deep issues and problems that we currently have on this earth at this time.

Collectively we create a field that interacts with earth’s magnetic field and earth’s energetic system.  As each person creates more coherence that amplifies the coherence wave, and as more of us do that together it creates a more stable wave that is higher in amplitude, and research has proven that other people that are in that field environment it is easier for them to find their own coherence, their own inner composure, there own inner alignment.   So then that manifests to us treating each other with more kindness, more compassion.  A good question to ask is “What did I feed the field today”.  How much was my day being kind to the people I interacted with, compassionate, and caring – or, how much of my day was focused on what was going wrong, how much I didn’t like my job, or can’t wait for the day to be over.  Every thought and emotion is feeding this field that is all around us.

A critical mass of people drawn intuitively into that field could potentially influence the planetary field environment.  And that could help lift the energetics, clean the field of that mental and emotional pollution and bring people together in heart then it could really facilitate the planetary shift.  This shift is consciousness is what is really required before we can solve the world problems.

So our heart is a very special and profound instrument.  Living in the heart can help us connect deeper with each other, with the planet, with the spirit world, with grace.  It can help us hear the voice of the elements, the plants, the animals and our guides.  It can move us out of the dream of separation to realize we are deeply connected to all things. The heart field can help us live in a space of higher brain function – become more emotionally balanced, more peaceful, more joyful, with more clarity of thought and more creativity to deal with life’s challenges, and bringing more of your real self into each moment.  The heart can help us collectively create a new field of consciousness on the planet where all beings have greater access to the energies of compassion, kindness and love that is needed for this new transformation of consciousness.

A heart-based world.

Artwork by Collin Elder


Why get Reconnected?

Collin-Elder-3.jpgWe are living in extraordinary times.  A shift in consciosness is happening right before our eyes.  There is an incredible opportunity for all us to choose to align to this new consciousness and to be a conscious participant in this period of awakening.  For a very long time we have been separated from the whole.  We have literally forgotten how deeply connected and interconnected we are on all levels of existence.  This illusion of seperation is a state of consciousness where many feel disconnected from the energies of the earth, from the wisdom of natural world, from the heart connections with each other, to the point where many doubt even the existence of a higher power.  Being in the illusion of separation makes it much  more difficult to honor our earth mother and to feel her pain, to see ourselves in each person and to have empathy and compassion for others around the world.  Much more difficult to see the divinity and beauty in all things, in all moments.   Now is the time to come back home, to take our place within the whole.One of the main roles of the the Reconnective healing frequency is to help heal the illusion of separation on this earth plane.  As we bring these Reconnective healing energies into us, our energetic system naturally starts to make connections that were dormant before.  Helping us  to awaken on a spiritual level at an accelerated rate.  Helping us come into a new alignment with all life forces within the universe.  You will be consciously connected, more aware of the life force within you, and the life force within each individual.  This will bring you into an experience of Oneness with all things, and that you will begin to remember your place within the Oneness.  As you begin to open to this conscious reconnection, you are able to realign to, and reclaim your personal power and integrate this energy into the cells of your body.This is our true, natural state of being.

The Reconnective energies help us to remove the many negative thoughts, beliefs, limitations, stories, narratives that we have about ourself and each other.  Much of the time these negative stories and beliefs are not conscious but continue to loop in the background of our unconscious, effecting how we see ourselves and the world.  Who are we without all our limitations, beliefs, negative thoughts, and stories?  The Reconnective frequencies help heal these illusions so we can start to see our true nature.  How magnificent and beautiful we are as human beings, and as spiritual beings.  As we start to embody our true nature as infinite beings we can begin to manifest and co-create the life and reality that is true to us.  A world that is filled with connection, beauty, meaning, wonder, joy, peace, love and kindness.

The Reconnective energies accelerates your ability to move into a new awareness of your role on this planet and the support that is here for you from the Universe.  As you awaken to the truth of your alignment and place within this Universal Consciousness, you can open up to the unlimited aspects of Self that link you into a deep understanding and knowledge of your place within the whole.  The energies will move you deeper into a state of Oneness, back to the truth of yourself, and the unconditional love that exists within this connection.

Artwork by Collin Elder

The Science of the Reconnection

Artist Collin Elder

Artist Collin Elder

By Doug DeVito

“The conclusion of these experiments was that the energy was indeed real, detectable, measurable – and quite remarkable.” – Professor Gary Schwartz

Over the last ten years, thousands of people all over the world have discovered the amazing benefits of Reconnective Healing™. The scientific community is also showing a great deal of interest. Dr Eric Pearl, the originator of Reconnective Healing™, has been working with a number of well known scientific researchers and members of the medical establishment to try to find out how Reconnective Healing™ achieves such great results.
These scientists are excited by the ways in which Reconnective Healing™ seems to be unique. They are asking questions like “How does Reconnective Healing™ work?”, “Why does it work?” and “What happens during a Reconnective Healing™ session?”

There are still many unanswered questions, but here are some of the results that have been obtained so far:
1. Reconnective Healing™ triggers significant changes in brain activity (via EEG scans) and heart activity (via ECG scans) of both practitioner and patient during healing sessions. In particular the practitioner’s ECG scan affects the patient‘s EEG scan.
2. They have also measured changes in levels of gamma radiation absorption during sessions. Normally the body emits a harmless low level of gamma radiation due to the presence of Potassium in the soft tissues.
3. In Reconnective Healing™ sessions, both the practitioner and the patient absorb it.
4. Separate research into various systems of bioenergy healing has shown a link between absorption of gamma radiation and healing.
5. At one Reconnective Healing™ seminar the room being used was monitored from several hours before the seminar started to the end of the course. Researchers noticed a huge change in the thermodynamic free energy in the room. By the end of the two day period, the effective increase in energy in the room was equivalent to a temperature increase of 300oC, even though the actual temperature change was negligible. This change in energy was what allowed the healers to work.
6. Another experiment measured the electromagnetic field around the hands of volunteers before and after attending a Reconnective Healing™ seminar and found that the field dramatically increased. Separate research into the mechanisms behind bioenergy healing has found that the high level of electromagnetic energy in the healer’s hands brings about the change from a state of disequilibrium (disease) to equilibrium (health).
7. Other measurement studies confirm that Reconnective Healing™ practitioners can emit and transmit an increased amount of light and other electromagnetic frequencies around their bodies.
8. Reconnective Healing™ practitioners can turn the frequencies on, increasing the amplitude and oscillation of magnetic frequencies around their bodies. These changes have been measured in the laboratory.
9. In lab studies, Reconnective Healing™ practitioners have been shown to affect changes in DNA, helping plants to heal after being “shocked” or damaged
10. The Reconnective Healing™ frequencies are strong and palpable. They can normally be felt through physical sensation tests and have been proven to be real in double blind, randomized studies.
11. Also, Reconnective Healing™ seems to move things into a state of organization and “ease,” according to studies using a random event generator.
12. Kirlian photography and other measuring devices have imaged and corroborated the existence of the Reconnective Healing frequencies.

Reconnective Healing™ elicits great interest from top doctors and medical researchers at hospitals and universities, such as Jackson Memorial Hospital, UCLA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the VA Hospital, University of Minnesota, University of Miami Medical School and University of Arizona. New research programs, including laboratory testing and clinical studies, are presently underway under the guidance of such renowned research scientists as: Gary Schwartz, PhD, Professor at University of Arizona, and William Tiller, PhD, Professor at Stanford University.

Here is the reaction of some members of the medical establishment:
“I am a very traditional doc. I teach internal medicine. I’m on the faculty of a medical school. I’m one of the Deans. I’m definitely not out there on the fringe. And this definitely rattled my construct of how the body works – how disease works.” – Mark O’Connell, MD, internal medicine specialist and Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Several years ago, John Day, MD, board-certified general and vascular surgeon, decided to put down his scalpel and practice Reconnective Healing™ instead. Day graduated from Tulane Medical School in 1977 and completed his surgical residency in Baltimore at University of Maryland before joining the large Boulder, Colorado, surgical practice where he spent the next 25 years. “I made this decision because I knew it would take me into higher levels of understanding. It would help me heal myself and others more completely,” he says.

Further reading:
One of the studies on Reconnective Healing™ is mentioned in Professor Gary Schwartz new book, “The Energy Healing Experiments”, see: www.drgary
Papers on Professor William Tiller’s energy healing work can be found at His work with Reconnective Healing™ is discussed in his latest book, “Psychoenergetic Science: A Second Copernican-Scale Revolution.”
Reconnective Healing is mentioned in Lynne McTaggart’s book, “The Intention Experiments”.“Spin Doctors,: A New Paradigm Theorizing the Mechanism of Bioenergy Healing”, M. Sue Benford, R.N., M.A. at

Doug De Vito, BSChE, MBA, is the Head of Planning for The Recon-nection and has the privilege and honor of helping to bring this work to the planet along with Eric Pearl. With a very traditional educational background in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Marketing, he thought he would be the last person to be a part of teaching and bringing this forward. However, that was before this work “found him.”

About Eric Pearl

The Reconnection® founder, Dr. Eric Pearl was running a successful chiropractic practice in Los Angeles, when a series of bizarre occurrences led him to realize that his gift lay far beyond the realm of spinal adjustment. One patient after another reported healings from cancers, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and other severe health conditions, simply when Dr. Pearl held his hands near them.

Poster_Eric_Pearl_USSeeking to understand what was happening, Dr. Pearl consulted with leaders in science, medicine, and spirituality – discovering they did not have the answers either. Supported by researchers affiliated with institutions such as Harvard, Yale, and Stanford, Dr. Pearl went on to pioneer studies on the healing frequencies running through him and their affects on people – which he came to term “Reconnective Healing ® ” – a comprehensive healing approach, which completely transcends “energy healing” and it’s complex rituals and techniques.

Over time, Dr. Pearl also learned how to teach others to access these frequencies and, as such, to promptly and successfully facilitate healings for themselves and others. To date, 75,000 people around the world have been trained in Reconnective Healing ® .

Dr. Eric Pearl, has been featured in top media including The Dr. Oz Show, The New York Times and CNN. He has presented at leading venues including the United Nations and Madison Square Garden. His internationally bestselling book, The Reconnection ® : Heal Others, Heal Yourself, now in more than 36 languages, has been endorsed by notables including Deepak Chopra, MD and Wayne Dyer, PhD.