More than just a blood-pumping organ, the heart begins its rhythmic cadence long before the brain forms. The heart’s electromagnetic field is also about 50 times stronger than the brain and has neurons along with its’ own nervous system. The synergistic, efficient, and harmonious functioning of the body’s various systems is known as coherence. Learning how to increase ones’ heart coherence can be transformative and life-changing.

“Heart Coherence is a high performance and healthy state — physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually — that brings out the very best in us.” –HeartMath

A Deeper Love: The heart is often equated with love. However, this approach isn’t merely about romantic affection; it’s about resonating with one’s inner self, with fellow beings, and with the natural world — a state of harmony rather than discord. The pathway to living in alignment involves attuning to our higher self by allowing the heart to guide us. This is the highest form of self-love.

Science of the Heart: Remarkably, the heart plays a role in our cognitive system, transmitting more signals to the brain than vice versa. HeartMath Institute is a leader in the field of studying the psychophysiology of stress, emotions, and the relationship between the heart and brain. What makes the organization unique is that they also teach practical applications that enhance individuals’ well-being. Elevating one’s Heart Intelligence can profoundly impact personal relationships, workplace productivity, stress reduction, and foster increased optimism and problem-solving skills.

Self-Improvement is Inherent in this Process: As Doc Childre and Howard Martin of HeartMath aptly put it, “By using your heart as your compass, you can see more clearly which direction to go to stop self-defeating behavior.” When our thoughts and brain fail to align with our feelings and heart, physiological strain and resistance ensue within our system. Raising awareness of this interplay empowers us to make choices that harmonize our system, boosting energy levels and fostering heightened states of well-being.

From Personal to Global: In the same way that a smile or laughter is contagious so is heart coherence. Just as our body has internal electromagnetic systems so does our planet. As more people around the world begin to incorporate these inner-skills we begin to elevate planetary coherence. The Global Coherence Initiative is working to foster a global movement of people learning to work together in more coherent and collaborative ways to increase collective human consciousness. With so much polarization, poverty, political division, humanity needs this more than ever.

“A primary goal of Global Coherence Initiative is to test the hypothesis that large numbers of people when in a heart-coherent state and holding a shared intention can encode information on the earth’s energetic and geomagnetic fields, which act as carrier waves of this physiologically patterned and relevant information. In order to conduct this research, a global network of 12 to 14 ultra-sensitive magnetic field detectors specifically designed to measure the earth’s magnetic resonances is being installed strategically around the planet.” –National Institute of Health Library

Love in Action: We all owe it to ourselves and each other to develop the needed skills to make life more beautiful for everyone. This is a community effort to reduce violence, inner struggle and hardship by raising consciousness. HeartMath has done the work to utilize the science of the heart in the service of humanity. Let us embark on an evolutionary journey to elevate humanity. Take some time to learn more about the HeartMath Institute and take your first step towards a more coherent future.

Jacob Devaney

Jacob blogs for Huffington Post and others in addition to Culture Collective. He specializes in social media, and cross-platform (or trans-media) content and campaigns. Meditation, playing piano, exploring nature, seeing live music, and going to Hopi Dances are some of his passions. As a co-founder of, Jacob lives for community and believes that we are all interconnected with our own special gift to offer the world.

Translate »