5 Ways to Keep Up with the Planetary Shift
Many people sense a planetary shift is going on. There is global economic instability, climate change, increased solar activity, unusual magnetic field changes and more frequent occurrences of both extreme weather and geological events. On December 21, 2012, there will be the great alignment of Earth with the center of the Milky Way, which happens just once every 25,000 years. The date also marks the end of the Mayan calendar. Some fear the end of the world as we know it, while others perceive a shift into higher consciousness is unfolding — that a more heart-based world is being born while Old World structures are falling apart.
Most people don't know exactly what's going on, but know that something is indeed going on. Many of us also sense a shift internally and perceive that time is accelerating, finding it difficult to keep up at times. We're constantly bombarded by an ever-increasing number of choices. Emotions peak and ebb to extremes in the span of hours, even minutes. Uncertainty seems to be on the rise about our personal direction as well as that of the world.
Amid the stress and chaos, there is increasing awareness of our global interconnectivity. A momentum is building among those who want to come together to make a difference, give back to society and take care of each other and our planet. Social networking is bringing people together, and there is both an energetic spark in the air and a growing sense of hope that something new will emerge.
Scientific research shows these flickers of hope are qualities of the heart and spirit. The heart feelings of emotional well-being, care and compassion are enhanced by:
- Spiritual practices like meditation and prayer that connect us to something greater than ourselves.
- Heart connection with others — close friendships within and outside the family.
- Gathering with others frequently for uplifting purposes such as church, social causes, etc.
We call these actions that help nurture us emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually "aspects of heart-based living." As the planetary shift continues and people experience greater stress, overstimulation, overload and stress-induced physical and mental health problems, the imperative to shift toward heart-based living increases.
As life's pace continues to accelerate, we'll be presented with even more choices and possibly have less time to make them. The good news is that when we approach our choices with sincere heart intent, it's easier to access the intuition and energy required to shift quickly into the most beneficial mental and emotional states. We have a choice to ride the waves of change or be caught in the undertow.
Nearly two decades of HeartMath research on stress reduction and emotional well-being have addressed the areas of:
Incoherence: When a person feels stress, overwhelm, anxiety, uncertainty or fear, the heart sends chaotic and incoherent signals to the brain-mind, triggering more stressful responses. The higher cortical functions are inhibited — meaning the heart and brain are out of alignment — so solutions to personal or world problems are elusive.
Collectively, these negative emotions are registered in the heart and brain's electromagnetic fields, generating a global stress and incoherence wave that goes out to those around us and around the globe. Stress and incoherence are intensified by instant mass media reports, spreading news about natural disasters, social upheaval, economic turmoil and more.
Coherence: When you feel genuine hope, care and compassion, your heart is sending harmonious and coherent signals to the brain-mind, replacing feelings of separation with a sense of connection. The heart and brain are aligned and in sync. The higher cortical functions are enhanced, facilitating objective, sober assessment and intuitive perception. You perceive more wholeness, and solutions to problems are more apparent.
Positive emotions such as hope, care, compassion and appreciation can generate a collective global coherence wave that sends an electromagnetic field out to those around us and across the globe. Increasing heart alignment and focusing on heart-based living have the potential to create a global coherence wave that facilitates new solutions for the world's problems.
More than ever people need to understand the physiology of coherence that underlies heart-based principles and the science behind global coherence. Scientific researchers have come together to make people more aware of the potentials of consciously creating a collective coherence wave. The Institute of HeartMath along with a prestigious scientific advisory board launched the Global Coherence Initiative to unite people from around the world in heart-focused coherent care and compassion and to measure those effects.
Learn more about global coherence and the Global Coherence Initiative.
Five Ways to Keep Up with the Planetary Shift
No. 1: Practice genuine appreciation and care for everything in your life, especially anything you may take for granted. Increasing heartfelt positive emotions like appreciation and care helps you move through difficult times with greater ease, security and grace. When you're not aligned with your heart, the textures and richness of life can quickly diminish.
Intentionally generating positive feelings such as appreciation, care or compassion increases physiological coherence and adds greater texture and richness to our lives. Sunsets appear more beautiful, spring days feel fresher, and even food seems to taste better.
No. 2: Practice care, not 'overcare', for yourself and others. We are all going through the planetary shift together. Ask yourself "Is my care producing or reducing stress?" Be aware of how you feel about an issue at hand, place your focus in the heart area and breathe in a positive feeling or attitude to create more coherence. Be objective, as if the issue or problem belongs to someone else. Relax in the heart area and become neutral about the issue, allowing your heart intelligence to offer new perspectives and possibilities.
You can increase the potency of your care and intentions and the effectiveness of your choices and actions. Listening to what your heart prompts you to do can make your caring more effective. Excessive care, or overcare, related to an issue or situation can create stress, negative emotions or incoherence, so it is important for your care to be balanced.
No. 3: Watch out for negative projections — the down slant. Negative projections actually are negative thoughts and feelings about you, someone else or the future. For example, say you're planning to meet someone with whom you have a hard time communicating. Instead of projecting judgment or anxiety, generate appreciation, care and calm. You'll enter the meeting with a more balanced and intuitive perspective.
No. 4: Come together with kindred hearts - The Global Coherence Initiative has a Global Care Room where people from around the world gather on-line in a synchronous Heart Coherence Session that's available three times each day, or you can visit any time that is convenient for you. You can create a membership on the Global Coherence website and it is free and provides a wide range of services for its members which include the Global Care Room. It's a great way to contribute your heart's care to our global family.
No. 5: Join GCI for a unique retreat program in December 2012 consisting of meditations, personal and global energetics courses, and plenty of relaxation and recreation at the TAO Resort and Wellness Center in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico. The Heart of Transformation: Activate Your Heart's Intelligence program will take place Dec. 5 to 9 and registration is open to the public. Visit http://bit.ly/heart-of-transformation to get more details.
What if you could measure collective human emotion around the world? What would it tell us and could it affect the planet, the weather or influence human behavior? These are questions that the Global Coherence Initiative, based in central California, is researching through a sophisticated magnetic frequency sensor network anchored in various locations around the world.
Early data collected from a separate global random number generator (RNG) network revealed interesting results during two events that triggered shock waves of emotion rippling across the planet. The first was the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the second event was during the 2009 Barack Obama presidential inauguration. During these two events, the generators, which are engineered to continually produce random sequences of numbers, produced patterns of numbers that were more ordered than they should be.
According Roger Nelson, a Global Coherence Initiative (GCI) Scientific Advisory Board member who heads up the network of random number generators, "Quantum event based random number generators (RNGs) produce completely unpredictable sequences of zeroes and ones. But when a great event synchronizes the feelings of millions of people, our network of RNGs becomes subtly structured. The probability is less than one in a billion that the effect is due to chance."
The GCI Research team says the data might indicate a phenomenon of collective human consciousness. GCI will help examine the degree to which there could be an energetic resonance between the earth's magnetic field and the rhythms of human heart and brain, and study the influence of the earth's field on patterns of human collective behavior.
With the 2012 U.S. presidential elections on the horizon and plenty of mass human emotion charging up, one can't help but to wonder if our collective human emotions will show any new data.
You can read more about these global events and the data described above at this link.
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