What is Heart Intelligence? And, what exactly is the difference between Heart Intelligence, IQ, and EQ? In this article, I’ll give you a clear definition of each, and at the end, I will tell you what you can do to start accessing the intelligence contained within your own heart.
What is Heart Intelligence?
Heart Intelligence (Heart IQ or HQ) is a higher level of awareness that arises when you are able to integrate your mental and emotional intelligence, with the natural intelligence of your heart. When fully embodied and integrated, Heart Intelligence gives you the ability to be fully real, present, connected and heart-directed in every area of your life so that you can experience greater levels of performance, creativity, intuition and higher order thinking.
What is the difference between Heart Intelligence, IQ, and EQ?
Let’s take a look at each one:
Mental Intelligence, also known as Mental IQ (Intelligence Quotient) is the measure of your ability to think and reason. This intelligence is normally associated with the left side of your brain that thinks in terms of logic, and language.
Emotional Intelligence, also referred to as EQ (Emotional Quotient), is your ability to identify and assess your emotions and the emotions of others. This intelligence is normally associated with the right side of your brain, that associated with creativity and emotions.
Heart Intelligence, also known as HQ or Heart IQ, is the ability to deepen your current level of physical, sensorial, emotional, and rational intelligence, so that you can respond to life from a deeper place of Love, Compassion, and Acceptance which we call the Heart. You can think of Heart Intelligence as the process of integrating the heart, body, and mind so that you can access the Heart behind the heart.
Your Heart Intelligence stands at the center of both Mental and Emotional Intelligence, and when fully activated will actually control and harmonize the brain, particularly in matters of intuition, creativity, problem solving, and higher order of thinking. From this place, you will be able to access the unlimited resources of your own heart, and be able to transcend any mental or emotional blocks that are keeping you from experiencing more of what you truly want. You will also be able to take the inspired action that will allow you to live an Exponential Life, live more fully, love more openly, and make a big impact in the lives of others.
What’s so special about the Heart?
Please take a moment to watch the following short video presented by author Gregg Braden.
As Gregg Braden explained in the above video, there’s a lot more to our Heart than meets the eye. Research in modern science, including research done at the HeartMath Institute and a whole new field called neurocardiology, shows that…
1) The human heart has approximately 40,000 neural cells. This means the heart has it’s own nervous system, which actually sends more information to the brain, than the brain sends to the heart!
2) From a biophysical perspective, every heart contraction creates a wave that pushes blood through the veins and arteries providing the energetic signal that helps synchronize all the cells of the body, including the brain.
3) From a hormonal perspective, the heart is a hormone-producing endocrine gland, producing ANF to control blood- pressure, adrenaline, dopamine, and oxytocin (the love hormone). Oxytocin reduces fear, increases eye-contact, and increases trust and generosity.
4) From an electromagnetic perspective, the heart’s electromagnetic field is 5,000 times more powerful than the brain’s! Our heart’s electromagnetic field expands and touches those within 8 – 25 feet of where we are positioned!
What are the benefits of Heart Intelligence?
Activating Your Heart’s Intelligence, you will gain the skills and tools to:
- Decrease emotional upsets and increase positive feelings so that you can make empowering and life-affirming choices for yourself and loved ones and our world
- Loosen the hold of stress, worry and anxiety by actively choosing joy, compassion, appreciation and love instead
- Improve your mental focus and clarity regardless of what’s happening “out there”
- Create an optimal inner terrain for healing and for easing the stress of chronic pain and illness, by consciously accessing your heart’s wisdom
- Build an inner reserve of energy that helps you to thrive in these complex and chaotic times
- Activate your heart’s intelligence to bring your work and life into greater alignment with your deeper life purpose
- Create more authentic, intimate and harmonious relationships
- Achieve your goals more quickly and easily
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