“Your true power comes from your ability to listen to your heart.”
Has anyone ever told you, “Listen to your heart? It always knows!”
All these years, I have used this phrase myself loosely and lightly, never realizing, how truly significant and real this phrase actually is.
As a little girl, my dad, who was a cardiologist, used to tell me about the intricacies of the heart. My dad would always say, “Healthy heart, healthy life,” and that is pretty much where my physiological understanding of the heart ended.
Later in school, I was taught the science of the heart — the heart is a pumping machine and nothing else. Consequently, I’ve spent the latter part of my life unaware and indifferent to my heart.
All this changed one morning when I renewed my driver’s license. When I was submitting the form, the clerk checked it over to make sure no information was missing and asked me if I wanted to donate my organs in the event I die.
Up to that point, I had never thought of donating my organs. I considered it for a moment, and thought, “I can give the gift of life through my death” I agreed to donate them and felt good about my decision.
That night, I kept thinking about the organ donation and wondered what it would be like to have parts of one person transferred to someone else. It seemed creepy in a Frankenstein sort of way and yet wonderful at the same time.
So I decided to research the subject. What I found shocked me. I read stories of heart transplant recipients that reported complete personality changes after receiving a heart. Recipients reported changes in food preferences, tastes, smells, fears, emotions, allergies, handwriting, and even memories in their dreams of previous lives. At first, doctors dismissed the allegations as purely coincidental, but as organ transplant receivers from all over the world continue to claim that they seemed to have inherited the memory, experiences and emotions of their deceased donors, the scientific community began to reconsider.
I was fascinated.
Could it be that our indigenous and spiritual cultures were right about the heart being the container of our soul? Is it possible that the heart transplanted into someone else carries with it the memories of the donor? That’s the question that baffles the scientific community.
So I kept researching. Dr. Pearsall and Dr. Bunzel from the University of Vienna have collected many accounts of transplant recipients and studied this phenomenon of ‘cellular memory transfer’ in great detail and found that out of all organ recipients, it was the heart transplant ones who were more likely to report a transfer of memory and personality from their donors.
This would imply that the heart is so much more than what science had previously alleged. The stories are endless and they are all amazing. All you need to do is google them and you can read for yourself.
The one story that I was most intrigued by was about an 8-year-old girl from a small town in the Midwest who received the heart of a 10-year-old girl. The transplant was successful, but almost immediately the little girl began having a reoccurring dream frequently enough that her doctor recognized it was out of his realm of expertise and recommended that she see a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist recognized immediately that this wasn’t a typical dream and it had the characteristics of a memory.
The question is, whose memory was this little girl having night after night? A forensic artist was called and the little girl began recounting her dream, of how, alone, running through the woods, she was assaulted by a man who at the moment of killing her, whispered some words to her.
Based on the girl’s details, the forensic artist drew a sketch that was circulated to the authorities. Shortly after, the authorities found a man that matched the description. When the suspect was brought in, under questioning, he quickly broke down admitting that he had indeed killed the girl.
And here is the key. When questioned about the details, the killer recounted the very words to them that the young girl had previously told the police that was revealed to her in her dream. Based on this evidence the man was convicted, sentenced and he is now serving time for the murder of the ten-year-old young girl.
This case was only possible because the memory of the girl who was killed was preserved in the cells of her heart that are now in the body of the new recipient.
As I read, I realized how precious and powerful the heart is to have such an impact on the recipient. I was so overtaken by the stories I read that I wrote a note to my eldest daughter as a testament of my last will and desire. In the event my heart gets donated, I asked that she insist on obtaining the information of the recipient. If what these discoveries say are real, I know the powerful love I have for my two girls will stay and my heart will remember them. Hence the reason why I want my two beloved girls to visit my heart’s recipient.
I felt guilty that I had, for so long, taken for granted that my heart so miraculously pumps two gallons of blood a minute, over 100,000 gallons a day through 60,000 miles of blood vessels, three billion times in a lifetime, no repairs, no checks needed from me and it does this, in spite of my lack of gratitude, for what it does for me. Yet, this miraculous organ keeps giving me life. I took for granted that my heart holds all my emotions, memories and soul. Suddenly I was imbued with such love and gratitude.
I later attended a conference on bridging science and spirituality in Sedona, Arizona where Gregg Braden spoke.
An astonishing discovery by a group of scientists lead by Dr. J. Andrews Armour of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, shook the skeptic scientific community, forcing them to reconsider their previous views about the heart and its ability for cellular memory transfer.
In 1991, Dr. Armour discovered that the heart has an intrinsic nervous system of its own, containing a concentration of 40,000 specialized cells in a precise way in the heart that are called sensory neurites.
What is special about these cells you may be wondering?
These cells are identical to the cells found in our brain, but they are in our heart. According to Braden, these cells learn, think, feel and behave independently of our brain. The scientific community is now referring to this discovery as “the little brain in the heart.” Scientists are now able to measure the energy produced in our brains vs our heart and they found that the heart is the strongest biological generator of electrical and magnetic fields. Stronger than any other organ in our bodies. In fact, those brain-like-cells in our heart, are 5,000 times stronger magnetically than our brain.
Not bad for a simple blood pump, don’t you think?
Now it makes sense to me why the heart starts beating in an unborn fetus before the brain has actually formed. This new discovery of an independent source of intelligence in our hearts, is probably what is responsible for the memory transfer from one heart recipient to the next, while this has not been 100 percent scientifically-validated, its probability is high.
I think it’s interesting that common expressions used for hundreds of years actually acknowledge what science has just begun to consider. The expression, “ To know by heart,” for example, refers to ‘memorize or knowing well,’ which points to the heart and NOT the brain as the one responsible for performing such action. This implies that it is in the heart where intelligence is developed and not our brain. “Cross my heart,” refers to ‘telling the truth’ which implies that the heart is the place where the act of discerning is created. “A change of heart” to refer to ‘changing one’s mind’ again indicates what science is just realizing — that it’s the heart that sends the instructions to the brain and not the other way around. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart” “Take to heart,” “Near to my heart, ”all these expressions imply that the heart is the center of our bodies and not the brain. Unlike previously thought, it is the heart and not our brain that stores our deepest emotions.
I now share the same belief that our ancestors have known for thousands of years — that the heart is the root of all human intuition, the source of all human wisdom, emotion, memory and the soul itself.
I believe that our hearts connect us to a higher source of intelligence that lives within us, an intelligence that loves us enough to give us life. This source is greater than ourselves and it is in constant communication with us.
So when you need to make a life changing decision, ask and listen to your heart!
It may take you a while to open yourself up and hear the directions of your heart. It can be confusing and frustrating at the beginning to discern when it is your brain telling you something vs your heart.
It takes practice to learn to listen to your heart. Any time I need to make a critical decision, I take a couple of deep breaths, I close my eyes, I put my hand on my heart (energy or awareness goes where your attention goes) and I ask my question. The answer that comes out in a speed of light, is the one I go with.
The heart knows instantly the answer because it has no filters. According to Braden, “When the heart speaks, it does it briefly, concisely and usually in a phrase or a single sentence. It often gives you the answer even before you finish asking the question. Rarely will your heart begin to tell you a story and preamble to justify the answer that it’s about to give you.”
The heart does not need justification. So if you start to hear a story —most likely you are in your brain. The first answer you hear instantly after asking is the one coming from your heart. Remember, our heart feels the things our eyes cannot see and knows what our mind cannot understand.
So the next time someone says, “listen to your heart,” believe it!
THE HEART KNOWS BEST!
Very interesting and thought-provoking.
Marvelous. Thank you Waleuska. I’ll listen to my heart when needed. xx
Hope your well loved your recent article on the heart x
Thanks for sharing. Really fascinating.
Wow how insightful interesting wisdom from a muscle the size of a fist and IAM going with my heart and say thank you for opening up my heart
It is absolutely inspiring, mysterious, beautiful, educational and so profoundly touching- what you wrote about the Heart❤ Glad to meet you in this virtual world and be part of this extraordinary community❤😍🙏
That’s incredibly interesting. I thought hearts could only be transplanted within minutes from the donor body. Have you got a link to the article with these details? 😊
Wow, a lot of interesting stuff, i would also like to read more so if you can post the references i would be very gratefull!
Thanks for being a donor. I really hope there will not be an occasion that we need your decision to be a donor.
Impeccable!! Thanks for sharing 🙏
Thanks for posting – really interesting
Brilliant piece. And so true well written.
his is fascinating and something you obviously find so. Have you thought of writing a book on it?
beautiful stuff! really
Wow amazing ❤
You might enjoy the wonderful movie Return to Me. So beautiful
Wow this was amazing to read! Thank you❤️
Melissa you need to read this.
Read the book A Change of Heart ! True story…
Waleuska what a beautifully worded and informed missive. Thank you for taking the time to help me understand better “how” to open my heart! 💓💓💓
Thank you soooo much for sharing this heartfelt wisdom…just the message I needed to hear right now. Loving you x
It just what I needed, dear sister Waleuska Lazo! Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤ I wish I could share this with others.
God says in Quran: “Know that God comes between a man and his heart,* and that you will be gathered to Him.”
Wow wow! Heart is expanding once again💗 Thank you sooo much!
Hi, Waleuska Lazo. I see you post alot of photographs here. And inspirational posts. Are you a coach? A photographer?
Grateful to this post❤️
BEAUTIFUL, indeed Waleuska Lazo – SAGE words of advice. The MOST surprising aspect to me of my NDE was how I left and came back into my body – through my heart. I was both stunned and gobsmacked into a profound and new relationship with my heart. How my NDE unfolded through my heart has forever altered my perception of how to conduct – actualize – my life in this reality. Waleuska Lazo, what I witnessed in my NDE about one’s heart is this – one’s heart is the Soul’s Consciousness antenna – the keeper of the doorway back Home. It was after my NDE that I discovered HeartMath Institute’s [HMI] research and Gregg Braden’s collaborative work with HMI because I was searching for scientific validation of my NDE as it related to my heart. Anyone reading your words would be wise to heed them and spent time reading HMI’s research because both Braden and Dr. Joe and many other’s rely on HMI’s research. Your narrative is the reason why I practice and encourage everyone I know to use the heart/brain coherence breathing technique developed by HMI. I thank you for taking your time to share your keen insights to the role everyone’s heart plays in their life. As Rumi says ~ “Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.” Om shanti💜💜💜🕉🕉🕉🙏🙏🙏.
Eight years ago I had my aortic valve replaced and it was done with a cow valve (I always say the Happy Cow of California) and it did change my life. I now love, hamburgers, popcorn and chocolate and I rarely ate that stuff. I also feel a huge connection with cows and I look them straight in the eye and can almost feel their souls. Thank You Waleuska Lazo for your writings ~ I used to think I was crazy and people would laugh when I would say I can eat popcorn every single day of my life for 8 years and not just any popcorn. I like the one I make on the top of the stove with coconut oil or left over bacon grease with nothing on it or once in awhile I will put cinnamon and sugar on it. I became very picky about my steak and burgers. I was not a meat eater before this surgery. I also love grass fed butter and ice cream. I ate more ice cream in 8 years than I did in the other 68 years of my life. Waleuska, thank you for giving us such beautiful information ❤️
Beautiful, thank you for sharing this. 🙏🏻💗
This was amazing! Thank you for the post!
Oh wow this is incredible….🌻🌻
The Heart Math Institute has some amazing research and published works ….all validated….❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Yes The heart knows best! I did listen my heart!
I love this 💕 thank you 🙏
Powerfull. I always thought my heart is playing tricks on me by convincing me that it has a mind of its own. I often wondered if I’m going crazy by thinking orthodox. Thank you so much for touching my heart with this special treat.
This is so absolutely amazing and True! Thank you so much for posting this!
Thank you for this article
I’ve often wondered if we would ever find a way to solve a murder from the remains of the victim. Every time I’d watch a show like 48 hours I would think what a shame it is that the victim couldn’t play a part in catching their assailant. I’d immediately think of the eyes: that they could convey their last sights, but just as quickly dismissed that possibility. But I could never shake the idea that the scientific community would someday find a way to “communicate” with those who have passed. I think this is the beginning of the bridging of life and death. Fascinating…
is there a way I can find this post to share it with some special friends?? It’s fascinating!
Absolutely fascinating!!! Thank you for sharing <3
This is a wonderful article. Thank you so much 💖🤗
Yes, I too believe this to be true!!!
I rarely read such long posts but this was so interesting I had to ..thanks for sharing what you found out
Thank you for writing this. You have written this so beautifully and articulated it very well. It’s a fascinating read. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us.
Wow wow wow!!! Thank you so much for sharing 💜💜💜💜
You are a truly gifted and astute writer. The details are explicit and support your message through analogies and scientific evidence. Yet, you go further by linking this to our spiritual domain. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful piece of writing that touched my heart .
So beautifully written. Someone I was very close to told me about listening to my heart and looking there for answers. You have explained this even more with even a case of murder that was solved because of the memories it holds. Thank you so much for this. I need to save his and explain to others.
Touching. Lovely. Awe inspiring. It makes so much sense…. Thank you.
his is really true Waleuska. And best of all you can ask your heart questions too. You can easily tap into your deepest intuition you posses and to higher wisdom. This is something I discovered a couple years ago and it changed my life dramatically. Basically the heart gives you an answer based on a feeling. Yes is when your heart and chest open. No is when your heart and chest close. It really works.
I made a free meditation to guide people in making contact with their heart and start asking it questions and receiving answers. It’s so beautiful. I cannot describe how much this has helped me in my life. Here you can check out the meditation:
Good luck connecting with your heart 🙂
And when ive decided to donate my heart …. Now i am wondering who my recipient would be 🙂
Amazing! Yes this is a profound realization- power of the heart 🙏🏻
This is the answer to a question I had this morning ( or maybe my whole life?!) which is; how can I find out who’s talking when I’m talking to myself in my mind? I concluded that all these parts of me are probably designed to serve my wellbeing. But there’s certainly a difference between inner voices. Now you helped me recognize and listen Romy heart ❤️! I will try this every day now.
I read all the way through. Super interesting!!! Thank you.
Brautiful read. Thank you for sharing 💗💥
Long but worth the read, thank you!
Thank you so very much for this post Waleuska Lazo… I’m taking the Emotion Code Certification course at the moment, and learning so much about the heart and emotions ❤ from kind people like you who write such interesting facts… This is absolutely fascinating and I’ll be doing much more research now after your post xxxxx thank you for the time you took to post this, Lynne xxxxx
I would very much like to post this in Facebook, with your permission.
I follow a system of meditation called Heartfulness. We meditate on the heart as we believe that the soul resides in the heart. And, definitely, the heart speaks. ❤️
There is much said and true tendency sounds obviously in these words of cellular memory transfer & more however it seems important to stay really on the edge of facts as it is easy to get lost in stories of authenticity mixed with truth-like-sounding. We know that in transplantology time counts so usually the donators are people who die in accidents or keep in touch with the environment of hospital for being severly ill. I do not want to say this is not possible or untruth but it sounds a tad strange to hear a girl was murdered and then found soon enough for conducting a transplantation? What about obduction that determines the cause of death and things like this that take time? Sorry if I sound too rationally looking for a “weak point”, as I said I am mostly reading this post with my own heart open to its pure and natural explanations of our multidimentional construction, just actually I am wondering how this case must have looked like step by step.
😢😭😢😭This spoke directly to my ❤ and my medical brain. After an extremely tough day. Needed to hear this. Thank you.
So well said. Thank you for the reminder 💕
both fascinating subjects.
“The first answer you hear instantly after asking is the one coming from your heart” .
Thank you for that reminder. I needed to hear it when I read your post.
My daughter, at age 16, opted to have organ donor put on her drivers license. Unfortunately, when she died, The hospital told me that they could not tell me anything about whether or not any of her organs would be given to someone else. This article makes me wish that her heart was given to someone and that I could meet that person.
I had been very disappointed that I would not be able to know anything about her possible organ donation. They would not even tell me if any of her organs would be used, much less which ones, how to whom, at Cetera.
For a mom who raised a child who, of her own volition decided to declare herself an organ donor at such a young age With out any express interest from me whatsoever,
So beautifully written. And highly informative. Thank you. Wish I could share with a few friends who live in their heads but cannot see a share button. Be Blessed. You are an amazing soul.