What if there was a way to protect your heart from ever being broken, would you be interested? I bet most of us would answer yes to this question even though in a literal sense there's really no such thing as a broken heart. The heart doesn't just break in half, right? Yet most of us know very well the 'feeling' of a broken heart. It hurts in a way that's almost indescribable. And even if we haven't experienced it for ourselves we've seen it happen to other people or in the movies. We know that feeling and for those of us who have had our hearts broken it isn't hard to imagine that maybe our subconscious mind has found a way to protect us from future hurt.
The subconscious drive to protect the heart runs very deep especially when you consider that some believe the heart is the 'seat of the soul'. Research has shown us that the heart is more than just a pump. It's a frequency generator that puts out an electromagnetic field that can be measured up to 10 feet around a person. That means that as you are standing in front of another person, that person is probably subconsciously picking up cues and information about how you feel emotionally. They are literally 'feeling' your heart's energy and this heart energy can even be picked up and detected in the other person's brain (1). The heart, as it turns out, has an electrical field that is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the electrical activity generated by the brain. In many instances, its not the brain that rules the show, it's the heart. Ever use the expression “I knew it in my heart”? The heart often sends signals to the brain about your environment even before your brain knows what's going on. Little wonder that the subconscious mind has devised a way to protect this valuable organ from energetic injury.
In 1998, Dr Bradley Nelson, creator of the Emotion Code, discovered the Heart Wall, an energetic wall that the subconscious mind forms as a way of protecting you from further heartache. Sounds like something out of Start Trek but Dr. Nelson estimates that 93% of us have one! The Heart Wall is not solid, it's made of subtle energies that your subconscious mind has gathered up to protect it. These subtle energies are bits and pieces of the negative emotions of your past that you were not able to process for one reason or another and that lie around like little orbs of energy in your energetic body. These emotions are used like building blocks to create this wall. You even hear references to it in our everyday language such as 'she has a wall around her heart', 'he seems so walled off emotionally', 'she put up a wall so she won't get hurt again', all phrases that reference the Heart Wall.
The Heart Wall isn't necessarily a bad thing, in some instances it can be a lifesaver. If you're in a situation where you are constantly being emotionally hurt it can keep you safe from feeling the negative energies of others, but eventually we come to realize that life would be much better without it. Holding onto a Heart Wall can prevent you from giving and receiving love. It can make you feel isolated, disconnected or ‘walled off’. It can also hinder your ability to reach your goals in life.
Think of it this way, if you don't know that you have a wall around your heart that's made up of negative emotions and you meet someone you're attracted to, you may think that you are sending this person good vibrations. What you might not realize is that those good vibes first have to go through layers of not so good vibes (negative emotions) in order to come out on the other side of the wall. As Dr. Nelson gives the example, what first leaves your heart as a butterfly has to fly through feelings of sorrow, grief, anger, bitterness or whatever. When it finally gets to the person receiving those vibrations what comes out the other side of that wall may look more like a gargoyle than a butterfly! Yikes!
Amazing things happen when this Heart Wall is removed. In my own experience, I was finally able to ‘follow my heart’ and leave a 29 year career in a job I no longer wanted to do and pursue my passion in the alternative healing arts. In addition, it opened doors that I could never have imagined where I felt ‘connected’ to people again. Many of my clients went from not so great relationships to ones that were truly loving. Old flames were rekindled, new loves were found and creative abilities reawakened because the subconscious did not have to protect the heart anymore. Removing the Heart Wall can also have some interesting consequences. Susie, a client of mine, was in a relationship that just wasn't working. She felt stuck and didn't know what to do. After we removed her Heart Wall with the Emotion Code she had a clarity that she didn't have before. She was able to really feel her feelings about the relationship and realized she would be happier with out her boyfriend. A couple months later she was out of the relationship, happy, and pursuing a new career as well. John, another client, kept meeting girls that were unavailable in some way or another. Either they lived in another country or emotionally it just wasn't working. Shortly after removing his Heart Wall he met the girl of his dreams and they're getting married in a few months. He says it never would have happened if we hadn't removed his Heart Wall first, the difference was that profound.
We all want to be loved but for some of us it seems like a long time since we've felt that feeling. One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is to remove your Heart Wall with the Emotion Code so that your heart can be open to love and to be loved. When it's released who knows what possibilities await you, you may find yourself with a song in your heart and a dance in your step.
1. R McCraty and W Tiller, The Role of Physiological Coherence in the Detection and Measurement of Cardiac Energy Exchange Between People. (Proceedings of the Tenth International Montreux Congress on Stress, 1999)