Terraria how to break beating hearts

The sick heart part 1

And as long as you don't have this

This die and become!

Are you still a dreary guest

On the dark earth. Goethe

The heart - replaceable suction pump?

Modern cardiology has developed amazing diagnostic procedures that provide information about the quality of the cardiovascular system and its functionality. Despite this gigantic development, heart and circulatory diseases remain the number 1 cause of death, especially in the western civilized world.

The reparative surgical technique has also been perfected to an admirable extent within the framework of technical progress, so that defective heart valves can be replaced, vascular genes can be repaired via bypasses, artificial hearts can be temporarily implanted if the heart muscle has become inoperable, artificial pacemakers dictate the pulse rate and, finally, transplants of other hearts have become possible when the organ is completely unsuitable and no longer compatible with life.

The basis of this enormous development is the mechanistic-physiological view of the organ heart as a rhythmically pulsating suction pump, as was already proposed as a theory by William Harvey in 1628.

With this symptomatic and purely mechanistic view of the human heart, however, the real understanding of the importance of the human heart and the causes of heart disease remains vague.

Heart intelligence

In recent years, the energetic exploration of our being has resulted in completely new findings, which, however, still receive little attention in classical cardiological medicine.

From the measurements of the heart rate and its subtle variability, much more has been revealed about this special organ and its various vital functions. This makes it clear that our heart does a lot more than just pumping blood through the vessels into the body. This organ in our midst is, as it were, a second brain. Its nervous system consists of around 40,000 neurons and is networked with our brain on various levels and exchanges vital information with it. So, like the higher brain areas, it controls cognitive and emotional information. It is in close communication with the amygdala, our brain center, in which all emotions, fears and instincts are evaluated and processed. So we can state that our heart "thinks".

During these investigations of our "heart intelligence" it was also possible to make the interesting finding that feelings of joy, love and gratitude bring about a measurable adjustment of the heart and breathing rhythms, while anger, stress and fears disturb this balance.

Consistency or dissonance in these psychosomatic rhythms - this becomes clear from these investigations - i.e. synchronization or chaos, play a role that has so far been neglected for our health and, above all, for our biological aging process.

The resonance behavior of the spindle-shaped muscle cells in a healthy heart, which all contract simultaneously under the impulses of the sinus node, is a prime example of economic and health-promoting cooperation. This behavior is visually reminiscent of the synchronous movement of a school of fish.

The heart shows us love behavior right down to the function of its individual cells. Without exception, one cell is there for the other and all receive their impulses from one center.

This is, as it were, innate in healthy heart cells. In one culture, one can observe that two heart cells beating differently jump into a sudden synchronization if they are brought closer to one another before they even touch.

So it becomes clear down to the cellular level whether we are half-hearted in our minds, whether an ambivalent heart is beating in our chest.

The primal heart - the gate of creation of our individual life

If we look even deeper into the mystery of our heart, then we encounter fascinating processes in embryonic development that fill us with breathless astonishment. The heart develops in the third week of pregnancy, namely above of the future head. This is the primal heart. This is filled with blood cells that form early and behaves in a strange way. The fluid in the embryonic heart suddenly becomes completely still for about 48 hours. It's a full, dynamic silence. It is as if in this particular silence a spiritual seed of love and wisdom is being sown in this heart. This primal heart only consists of one chamber; it is still secure in the unity. After these 48 hours, the primal heart moves from the point above the head to the center of the body of the developing embryo. (See Michael Shea and Erik Sliepen, "Embryonic Development. Research on Biodynamic Perception").

The one-chamber heart remains in its unity until birth. During the embryonic period there is only one ventricle and one circulatory system. At birth, when we take the first breath, the heart opens into its two-chamber system and there is then the large body circuit, which supplies the internal organs and the entire body with blood, and the small pulmonary circuit. We only dive into the two-part world at birth, with our first breath, screaming.

When we broaden our perspective in this way, it becomes all the more clear that the heart is the life-determining center of our organism.

It is, as it were, the gate for our incarnation and for our excarnation. We only really breathe out our lives when the heart stops beating, regardless of the apparatus-based determination of clinical death.

The heart - the most responsive vessel for our feelings

Our material heart is the physiological control center in the steady state of our organism. It is also the vessel through which our feelings can be perceived and expressed.

We all know from experience that our hearts beat faster when we meet a loved one. We also know that our hearts stop and stumble when a sudden shock shakes us.

In the event of a sudden painful experience of loss, one feels one's heart as "broken". And repeated insults or frustrations lead to a hardening of the heart out of self-defense of the ego.

So we understand that heart problems are always causal as well Heartproblems are.

The heart as the temple of our soul

The heart as the temple of our soul, of our true selves, is even more important than the connection with our emotionality.

In the heart, in the middle of our life system, the innate divine spark of light touches our biological being. Here eternity breaks into temporality. The encounters with our spiritual identity take place in the silence of our heart; here is the birth womb of pure soul intuition. And finally here is the gateway to an awakening in a transpersonal space of consciousness, beyond time and space.

The rational egology gathers its knowledge from the experiences of the sensory world, which are deceptive. The heart that lets itself into the silent presence of a presence knows and understands. The heart has its own wisdom that far exceeds the knowledge of the rational mind.

Sri Aurobindo writes in his little book: "The Hour of God":

"Keep your soul, even if only for a while, free from the noise of the ego, then you can encounter the unexpected, the unpredictable, beyond all worldly wisdom." In such moments of silence we can hear the cosmic pulse in our heart.

(to be continued)