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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Niver, RN, MSN

Psychic Abilities Series: How an Open Heart Strengthens Psychic Abilities


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Our hearts hold profound influence over our health, well-being, psychic abilities, and spiritual evolution. Beyond its role as a physical organ, the heart serves as a center of intelligence, a source of immense power, and a gateway to higher consciousness.


The influence of the heart on our spiritual and psychic abilities is profound, and it is often misunderstood and overlooked.


In this article, I discuss the importance of an open heart chakra and the concepts of heart coherence and empathy as they relate to our psychic/spiritual abilities.


Heart Wisdom Research


An open heart fosters empathy, deepens our connections with others, and aligns us with the flow of the universe. Unresolved emotions, however, such as lack of forgiveness and acceptance, can create energetic blockages within the heart, disrupting its patterns and impacting overall health, well-being, psychic/spiritual abilities, and our sense of connection with spirit.


HeartMath's research has illuminated the heart's electromagnetic field, the concept of heart coherence, and shed light on what is known as heart rate variability, demonstrating the impacts on our physiology and the world around us - the world we are creating together.


The Heart's Electromagnetic Field


It is recognized that the heart generates the body's most powerful electromagnetic field, extending beyond the physical body. This electromagnetic field not only affects our own physiology and emotions but also interacts with the energy fields of adjacent hearts, influencing interpersonal connections and the collective consciousness.


By cultivating coherence within our own heart's electromagnetic field, we not only enhance our own well-being but also contribute to a ripple effect of harmony and resonance in the interconnected web of human hearts.


Heart Coherence


Heart coherence (also known as heart-brain coherence) occurs when our breathing, heart rhythms, brain rhythms, and hormonal responses are in sync with each other. The research on this profound link between our hearts and minds explores how harmony between the heart and brain impacts our emotions, thinking, and health.


The concept of an open heart, characterized by qualities such as love, compassion, higher perspective, and kindness is central to this research and demonstrates that forgiveness and acceptance are transformative practices for releasing blockages and restoring the heart's natural flow of love and compassion.


Cultivating heart-brain coherence enhances emotional resilience, cognitive function, and intuitive abilities, fostering greater clarity and creativity in our lives. Conversely, judgment and criticism disrupt heart-brain coherence, inhibiting our access to higher states of consciousness and compromising our well-being.


Heart Rate Variability and The Nervous System


Unresolved and difficult emotions can manifest physically in the form of what is known as decreased heart rate variability (HRV), an indicator of the flexibility and resilience of the autonomic nervous system. Reduced HRV is associated with increased stress, anxiety, and risk of cardiovascular disease.


The autonomic nervous system is like a built-in autopilot for our bodies. It controls things we don't consciously think about, like heartbeat, digestion, and breathing. It has two main components: the sympathetic system, which revs us up in emergencies and when we are stressed (fight or flight), and the parasympathetic system, which helps us calm down and relax.


When our nervous system is in a state of calmness and equilibrium, it allows us to be more receptive to the subtle energies and messages from the universe.

Just as a still pond reflects the world with clarity, a calm nervous system enables us to perceive spiritual truths and insights with greater accuracy and depth. In this state, we are more attuned to our intuition and can access higher levels of consciousness.


Conversely, when our nervous system is agitated or overwhelmed, it can cloud our perceptions and distort our intuitive abilities. Stress, anxiety, and emotional turmoil create static that interferes with our ability to receive clear guidance from the universe. Like trying to tune into a radio station amidst a storm, attempting to access our psychic abilities or connect with our spiritual essence becomes challenging when our nervous system is in a state of disarray.


Empathy and Psychic Abiliites


Empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of others, is closely intertwined with the open-hearted state that HeartMath emphasizes. When we cultivate an open heart, characterized by qualities such as love, compassion, kindness, and higher perspective, we naturally become more attuned to the emotions and experiences of those around us.


Empathy is a sacred gift, enabling us to create profound connections with all beings. As spiritual beings inhabiting physical bodies, our capacity for empathy allows us to transcend the illusion of separateness and recognize the divine essence that unites us all. Through empathy, we can attune ourselves to the vibrations of love and compassion that permeate the cosmos, fostering healing and harmony in our interactions with others.


Spiritual abilities, such as intuition and telepathy, are intricately connected with empathy, serving as channels through which we can access higher realms of consciousness and deepen our understanding of the interconnectedness of all existence.


This heightened sensitivity allows us to connect with others on a deeper level, fostering empathy, understanding, and our latent psychic abilities.


The Heart Chakra and Psychic Abilities


The heart chakra, as the center of love and empathy, is particularly sensitive to the vibrations of forgiveness and acceptance. When we harbor feelings of anger, bitterness, and blame towards ourselves or others, it creates discordant energy within the heart chakra, disrupting its natural rhythm and balance, and it disconnects us from accurate psychic/spiritual information.


When we approach life with an open heart and a higher perspective, we align ourselves with the flow of the universe, allowing for synchronicities, intuitive insights, and spiritual guidance to unfold effortlessly.


The heart chakra serves as a bridge or gateway to the upper, "spiritual" chakras, and opening the heart chakra serves as a catalyst for the activation and alignment of those spiritual chakras.


From a spiritual perspective, an open heart serves as a conduit for divine love and wisdom. It enables us to access higher states of consciousness and connect with the universal source of energy and intelligence.


When we quiet the chatter of the mind and attune to the subtle energy of the heart, we can tap into a deeper knowing that transcends ordinary perception. This intuitive guidance emanates from the heart's electromagnetic field, which extends beyond the confines of the physical body and connects us to the vast web of energy that permeates the cosmos.


Moreover, a balanced heart chakra fosters inner peace, emotional resilience, and unconditional love, which are essential qualities for navigating the psychic realms with integrity and compassion. When we approach psychic work from a place of love and empathy, our abilities become aligned with the highest good, serving as instruments of healing and transformation.


To open and balance the heart chakra, one must embark on a journey of self-discovery, emotional hygiene, healing, and spiritual growth. Practices such as meditation, energy healing, sound/vibrational therapy, heart-centered affirmations, light language, and acts of kindness can help release energetic blockages and cultivate a deep sense of love and compassion within.


Stress and Judgment


When in states of stress, the body often enters a "fight or flight" response, an instinctual reaction designed to prepare for perceived threats. In this heightened state, the nervous system becomes primed for action, seeking an outlet for the pent-up energy and tension.


Unfortunately, this impulse frequently manifests in the form of blaming others or holding grudges. The mind, seeking a target for the discomfort it feels, may latch onto external factors, assigning fault or harboring resentment as a means of asserting control or alleviating discomfort.


While this reaction may provide temporary relief, it often exacerbates the underlying stressors and strains interpersonal relationships. Recognizing this tendency and cultivating mindfulness can help with navigating stress-induced reactions more constructively, fostering resilience and healthier communication as well as psychic abilities.


Judgement comes from the mind, and in order to receive and interpret psychic information accurately, the mind must be quiet, lest it interferes and skews the information.


Emotional Hygiene


Emotional hygiene refers to the idea of maintaining and caring for one's emotional well-being, much like one would attend to their physical health. Just as we brush our teeth to maintain oral hygiene, emotional hygiene involves practices and habits that promote psychological resilience, self-awareness, higher perspective, and mental health.


This includes activities such as self-reflection, meditation, healthy emotional expression, stress management techniques, energy maintenance, seeking support when needed, setting healthy boundaries, and practicing self-compassion.


Like physical hygiene, emotional hygiene is not a one-time task but rather an ongoing process of regular maintenance and self-care to prevent the buildup of emotional distress. By prioritizing emotional hygiene, we can cultivate greater emotional resilience, cope more effectively with life's challenges, and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives with open hearts and stronger spiritual guidance.


In Summary


When we approach life with an open heart, we align ourselves with the flow of the universe, allowing for synchronicities, intuitive insights, and spiritual guidance to unfold effortlessly.


In essence, the heart serves as the gateway to the mystical realms, unlocking the latent psychic abilities that reside within each of us. By nurturing and honoring this sacred center, we can awaken to the infinite wisdom and guidance of the universe, engaging in profound journeys of spiritual evolution and self-discovery.


There are many practices to assist with opening the heart, and it most often requires a multi-faceted approach of healing the nervous system, reprogramming old ways of thinking, opening the chakras, and promoting a healthy flow of energy throughout the body.


Some of those practices include daily meditation to reprogram brainwave patterns, energy, sound and vibrational healing, nutritional therapy, emotional hygiene, grief coaching and more.


If you are ready and in need of assistance in learning to open and strengthen your heart energies, I can help. At Sacred Awaken, I offer energy healing, psychic development mentoring and classes, life, wellness and grief coaching, sound baths, and more to help you on your path. If you are not local to the Junction City area, most sessions can be done remotely.


Book online today, and embrace your true self as a divine spirit having a physical experience.


With Gratitude for the Human Spirit, Michelle



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