But It May Take A While For The World To Catch Up
The many horrible terrorist acts that have plagued our world in recent years have promoted a message that fear is stronger than unconditional LOVE.
It is an effective message because our hearts feel the anger over the senseless violence,
the pain engendered by the needless loss of life,
the fundamental violation of trust represented by a terrorist act,
and the deep and abiding sorrow that is experienced by the loved ones of those who were lost.
To all those who have lost loved ones in terrorist attacks, I offer you my deepest condolences. I lost my partner to a heart attack 2 years ago. While not a loss that occurred through terrorism, I know what it is like to have a loved one disappear in the blink of an eye, never to be seen again.
Those of us who have experienced our own personal tragedies, loss of human life by disease, accident, etc., feel the reactivation of our grief as we read about these despicable terrorist incidents, or hear about them in some way.
Though terrorists may perceive that they have won many battles, and scored major victories, ultimately their brand of hate will not prevail.
Unconditional LOVE is now, has always been and always will be, the only eternal reality.
What is unconditional LOVE?
Let me clarify my terms.
There is no greater power in Heaven or on Earth than pure, unconditional love. The nature of the God force, the unseen intelligence in all things, which causes the material world and is the center of both the spiritual and physical plane, is best described as pure, unconditional LOVE. — Wayne Dyer
Let’s look briefly at what unconditional LOVE is not.
First, it is not codependent attachment. I don’t mean that Hollywood “you complete me” nonsense. It isn’t a parasitic connection between people that drains both and satisfies neither.
Second, it is not infatuation. Unconditional LOVE has nothing to do with perceiving only the attractive. It is not about being blind to the whole picture, or seeing only what you want to see.
Unconditional LOVE sees clearly the strengths and weaknesses inherent in the temporal situation, while simultaneously remembering its own eternal wholeness. — Kristin van Tilburg
And third, unconditional LOVE is not lust. Sexual gratification has nothing do to with unconditional LOVE.
Fortunately there is a hopeful message that emerges even from these most horrific terrorist attacks. That message is “Unconditional LOVE is eternal. It was never born, and it can never die.”
Yes, bodies come and go. They are temporal.
Perhaps it can be understood that the body is rather like a horse ridden by the soul as it journeys through life.
Unconditional LOVE is a message broadcast through every beating heart on the planet…even the beating hearts of those who desire to wreak terror and plan to do so in the future.
Despite the explanations from the scientists about the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and their role in the beating of your heart, and the breathing of your breath, there is “something more” present in a living body.
You know this is true if you have ever seen a dead body. All that machinery is still present. The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, the brain, the heart, the lungs, the blood…it is all still there.
But the vitalizing force, what I know to be the unconditional LOVE, has withdrawn its life support. Without it, the body is dead.
The body will be laid to rest, but the soul that “rode” the body through life lives on.
The unconditional LOVE that was shared through that vessel doesn’t die with that vessel.
The LOVE is still there, still available to those for whom the memory of the loved one lives on.
The terrorists can destroy the body, but they can’t destroy the LOVE.
Maybe this hopeful message is best presented scientifically.
The efforts of a research organization called HeartMath (www.HeartMath.org) and others, allow me to offer this reassurance of LOVE’s eternal presence validated by their scientifically-substantiated, peer-reviewed work.
First, the heart wields a power and intelligence that is superior in every way to the intelligence of the mind.
According to neurocardiologists, 60 to 65 percent of heart cells are neuron cells, not muscle cells. Pauza DH, Skripka V, Pauziene N, Stropus R (2000) Morphology, distribution, and variability of the epicardiac neural ganglionated subplexuses in the human heart. Anat Rec 259(4): 353–382.
So this informs us that the heart is much, much more than merely a muscle that pumps blood through the circulatory system.
This discovery has helped them to develop experiments that have proved the heart works similar to the brain and in some ways is even superior to the brain. This may be the reason why the heart is the first organ to function after conception. Within about 20 days after conception the heart starts to function, but the brain does not function until after roughly 90 days. This information tells us that the brain is secondary to the heart. — Pao Chang
Why is this important? What does this have to do with terrorism?
Terrorist plots are always hatched in the mind, not the heart.
Absolutely yes, we have the free will to use our creative abilities for destructive purposes.
It is unfortunate that there are still people in the world that perceive an advantage to destructive terrorist attacks.
But the resolution to terrorist thinking is already present in unconditional LOVE. And this is what we must recognize.
Rather than make “war” on terrorists, we are called to make “LOVE” on them.
I saw a television show recently where that exact thing happened. It was fiction, yes.
But it provided an empowering visual for how LOVE could prevail in a terrorist situation.
In this admittedly fictional show, a police officer identified a person with a bomb strapped on their body. By skillfully creating rapport and trust, by extending understanding and compassion, by speaking from the heart into the humanity of the person who allowed themselves to be turned into a human bomb, the terrorist eventually surrendered without detonating the explosives.
The police officer responded to the fear of the terrorist with unconditional LOVE and acceptance. He responded to mind of the terrorist with the power of his heart, and the heart prevailed.
Second, the heart is responsible for creating the experience of equanimity in the body by regulating our hormones to create homeostasis.
It does this by inhibiting stress through prioritizing the release of hormones like oxytocin. In this way, it acts like an additional endocrine gland. In fact, it is thought that it even works in collaboration with the amygdala. — www.exploringyourmind.com
The Heart Has Neurons Too – Exploring your mind
Most people don’t know this, but the heart can feel, think, and decide for itself. It has around 40,000 neurons and a…exploringyourmind.comAnatomy and Physiology
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By calling on our heart intelligence in times of conflict and discord we activate a very powerful force for equanimity.
A heart that is functioning in coherence has achieved a balance between the sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous systems. A person functioning in “heart coherence” feels calm and peaceful.
This heart coherent state can be cultivated even in the face of violence or emergency of any kind.
In June-July of 1993 a study was made of the effect of 3,000 transcendental meditators on violent crime statistics in Washington, DC. The results of the study were reported in Social Indicators Research in 1999, and can be downloaded here:
The results indicated that criminal violence dropped an average of 15.6% during the test period.
This is an amazing finding and perhaps one that is worth further consideration as a tool for activating the power of unconditional LOVE in our world in a deeper way.
This idea is being studied by the Global Coherence Initiative sponsored by HeartMath. They have created a virtual meditation room with free access available to anyone with internet capability. For more information click the link below.
They sponsor monthly meditations to invoke the power of heart coherence on a global scale and they have measuring devices in place to document the effect of group meditation on surrounding human activities.GCI – HeartMath Institute
On This Page Join GCI GCI Resources GCI Care Focus Live Data/GCMS GCI Commentaries Related Links Global Coherence…www.heartmath.org
Third, the electromagnetic field generated by the heart is 5,000 times more powerful than the electromagnetic field generated by the brain.
As more and more people learn to live in heart coherence on a daily basis the strength of their coherent heart energy, arguably 5,000 times stronger than their neighbor whose bioenergetic field may be dominated by the brain, may at some point be influenced into more and more heart-centered experiences.
In simpler terms, unconditional LOVE is contagious! You can “catch it” by simply being in proximity of one who is experiencing it.
Quoting from the above article:
In the recently released HeartMath book, Heart Intelligence, the authors note in part, “As collective consciousness increases, this will eventually reveal that love is an advanced mode of intelligent living. People have just scratched the surface of awareness regarding the focused power of love and its capacity to create a heart- based environment; one where individuals can transcend fear and what it brings, while manifesting their undiscovered gifts and fulfillment….Unconditional love is the next vibration of love that humanity is transitioning into and this will eliminate much of the standard complications and problems that seem to form around love’s powerful transformational energy.”
The Global Coherence Initiative hypothesizes that when enough individuals and social groups increase their coherence baseline and utilize that increased coherence to intentionally create a more coherent standing reference wave in the global field, it will help increase global consciousness.
This can be achieved when an increasing number of people move towards more balanced and self-regulated emotions and responses. This in turn can help facilitate cooperation and collaboration in innovative problem solving and intuitive discernment for addressing society’s significant social, environmental, and economic problems.
In time, as more individuals stabilize the global field and families, workplaces, and communities move to increased social coherence, it will lead to increased global coherence. This will be indicated by countries adopting a more coherent planetary view so that social and economic oppression, warfare, cultural intolerance, crime, and disregard for the environment can be addressed meaningfully and successfully.
The Global Coherence Initiative: Creating a Coherent Planetary Standing Wave – HeartMath Institute
The much anticipated year of 2012 is now here. Amidst the predictions and cosmic alignments that many are aware of, one…www.heartmath.org
When enough people activate and amplify the power of their heart intelligence, willingly and joyously connecting that energy of LOVing hearts together in a coherent way, the bonds of fear that hold so many human minds captive will be broken.
On that happy day, having reached the tipping point in conscious awareness, unconditional LOVE will prevail. The lure of darkness, death and destruction will no longer speak convincingly to the minds of humankind. We will be free to choose LOVE, and free to create a win/win world together.