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A Mother’s Love Knows No Boundaries

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Mother/Infant Heart Graph

Mother - Infant Heart Graph

Mysteries of the Heart

It is not commonly known that a baby’s heart develops and begins beating in the fetus before the brain is formed. Or that the human heart possesses a complex energetic system that processes electromagnetic information that research shows can be detected up to three feet outside the body.
IHM’s research shows the heart produces 40 to 60 times more electrical amplitude than the brain. The heart acts like a director, and much of the rest of the human body follows its lead.

“The heart puts out a powerful, rhythmic signal that the brain responds to,” IHM Director of Research Dr. Rollin McCraty has explained. “In a way, we could say that the heart and brain ‘talk’ to one another, and together they set the rhythms for the entire nervous system and body.”

The heart also sends signals about how we feel. As we experience emotions such as happiness, sadness, love and fear, that emotional information is encoded in signals from the heart and projected around us.

Emotions sometimes appear to affect our surroundings, much like in the saying, “You could cut the tension in the room with a knife.” That saying may have its roots in the stress signals our hearts project in tense situations. This could explain how, when a child or parent is facing a challenge, each is sensitive to what the other is feeling. It could also account for why mothers always know when their children are up to some mischief, or why we can detect the emotional vibes of people around us, especially those we love or care about like family or friends.

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Sara, from the HeartMath Institute

Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.


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1:19PM PDT on May 13, 2012

Thank you Sara for the article.

9:15PM PDT on May 12, 2012

A Mother's Love . . . .there is nothing like it.

9:10PM PDT on May 12, 2012

"Protect your heart because out of it spring the issues of life." That is what came to mind as I read this about the heart. To be in touch with our own heart can make us more sensitive to the hearts of others. And little children, I think, have the best hearts. As parents we can learn so much from our children/grandchildren and other peoples children.We have to 'listen' and be open to what they are saying out loud and even in their silences. Open to their hearts.

12:09PM PDT on May 12, 2012

"...when a mother placed her attention on her infant, she became more sensitive..." says so much, not just about good mothering, but about being a good human. Once we focus on the other, instead of me, things change...

11:59AM PDT on May 12, 2012

ummm, not every mother.

7:21AM PDT on May 12, 2012


6:40AM PDT on May 12, 2012

Interesting article.

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