Part 2 of 2: Emotional Indications of a Weak Heart System and how to Strengthen it
“One can overcome the forces of negative emotions, like anger and hatred, by cultivating their counter-forces, like love and compassion.” – Dalai Lama
When we think of a weak heart, usually thoughts of physical ailments arise; Heart attack, leaky valves or clogged arteries may come to mind, but what I mainly notice with heart complaints is not physical symptoms so much as emotional and psychological ones. That often relates to the endocrine system. For example, that feeling of disconnection I mentioned in part one of this series, relates to low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is produced in the small intestine.
Common heart-related emotions I see are frustration and impatience. Arrogance can also arise, though that’s not something anyone ever diagnoses themselves with! Being in judgement and lacking compassion will be linked to heart issues, even to something like getting frustrated and annoyed in a long queue. Cruelty and hatred are extreme manifestations of heart imbalance. It’s important to distinguish between this and anger, which relates to the liver. Anger is an emotion that may be aimed at anything, like a bag blocking an exit doorway. But cruelty and hatred are usually aimed specifically at a person or an organisation and is a desire not to just get them out of the way but to make them suffer, to destroy them. Symptoms tend to get worse in the summer, at the hottest time of year. People ‘lose it’ more often in hot weather; riots are more likely to happen at these times. The heat spills over into hatred. Most often the hatred is aimed at ‘the man’ ie at authority generally but also gang wars will be more likely to break out.
One heart issue that is a subtle but important distinction is getting emotionally caught up in events. Being present in the moment is a good place to be, but getting caught up in the moment and thinking that what’s going on right now is a huge deal as an indication of heart imbalance. This is where you overestimate the relative importance of an event and get really frustrated and upset. In fact, someone with a heart imbalance sometimes craves drama. Part of the faculty of wisdom is to recognize that in the scheme of things, in ten or twenty years’ time, this isn’t going to matter. Not to be apathetic but to detach emotionally to some degree from an event and see its true significance.
You may crave bitter foods like coffee and chocolate. Both of these are cardiac stimulants too. You may find you always feel thirsty, which is a consequence of the overly hot, dry condition of the heart. You drink and drink but never seem able to quench your thirst. People with excess heat in the heart tend to laugh all the time, to release that energy. This is one of the reasons why people with a heart imbalance are the ones who are least likely to be considered as having a problem in Western society. Another reason is they have a lot of energy usually. I regard this as unhealthy because it comes from over-stimulation, but most people will regard it as a virtue. Such people often also have a ruddy complexion and a tendency to be sweaty, especially sweaty palms.
You either want to cool down an overly hot heart and stop it burning you out, or you need to rekindle the fire of the heart. In both cases we want to stabilize the energy of the heart and restore balance. You can do this with Lion Heart Herbs Serenity formula.
If you have trouble sleeping, you are likely to find Serenity will help you to sleep better. It won’t make you drowsy when you want to be awake. Instead it gives you that sense of peace that allows you to relax and be the best you can be, in waking hours and when ready to rest.
Whether you need to cool down a hot heart or heat up a cold heart, one of the best and easiest ways to bring strength, balance and a sense of peace back to this system is to brew a cup of Serenity tea.
Elwin is also the Founder of Complete Detox Academy, Taoist Health Academy, the Health Coaching Institute and High Energy Academy, as well as the author of 'the Easy Exhaustion Cure' and 'the 4 Step Safe and Effective Detox Action Plan'.
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Elwin has always been interested in Health since childhood. With a mother who had cancer 4 times, and a father with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Elwin is determined to get to the Root Causes of what really creates Disease, and what it really takes to have Outstanding Health and Wellbeing. After suffering from Health Challenges all his life, Elwin became determined, in 2007, to 'Get his Energy back or Die Trying', and, with this level of Resolve, made rapid progress, after a few false starts, which led him naturally, organically, after many requests, to dedicate himself full time to helping others get the kind of Results that he had achieved.