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Feeding the Field on Earth Day

Feeding the Field on Earth Day

What happens when you feel strongly about something? HeartMath researchers repeatedly have identified mental and physical changes that study participants undergo as they experience positive and negative emotions. HeartMath’s research and other research have shown that focusing on core heart-felt emotions can enhance one’s connection with others, and that this connection extends far beyond the individual. The research article Coherence: Bridging Personal, Social and Global Health concludes that being responsible for our emotional energy and increasing our compassion, care and other positive feelings are not only reflected in improved personal health and happiness, but also feed into and are reflected in the global field environment.

So this Earth Day and each day, let’s increase our responsibility for the environment by each one of us asking, “What am I feeding the field today?”

Earth Day - GlobeGlobal Coherence

Years of researching the transformative power of positive emotions led IHM several years ago to conceive the possibility that personal coherence and positive energy on a grand scale could have a global impact and begin to heal the planet. IHM leaders and researchers asked a question:

“What if people around the world intentionally experienced sincere love, care, compassion and other positive emotions simultaneously and fed this positive energy into the global field environment?”

This question led to an experiment, and after nearly five years, more than 40,000 members of the resulting Global Coherence Initiative, with members in 87 countries, regularly feed positive energy and heart-focused care and intention into the planetary field environment.

Collectively, we create a field that interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field and energetic systems. As people intentionally send coherent love and care to the world, a more powerful heart-filled environment is created. This helps to build a reservoir of positive energy that benefits the planet. This reservoir can then be utilized to help bring balance and stabilization to people, thereby making it easier to find solutions to problems like climate change, the destruction of the rain forests and other global issues.Earth Day - Sun and Earth

GCI scientists are establishing a worldwide network of sensing stations, the Global Coherence Monitoring System, to measure fluctuations in the Earth’s geomagnetic fields. These stations have many tasks, including: detecting how planetary events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are reflected in and predicted by patterns of activity in the Earth’s magnetic field; and examining how collective human emotional resonance in response to mass events of emotional significance is reflected in the Earth’s magnetic field. Learn more at

How Can You Feed the Field?

The Institute of HeartMath and the Global Coherence Initiative is calling on their worldwide membership and supporters on Earth Day to show their commitment to care for our planet.

Please send your heart-focused care and feed positive energy into the field environment. Regardless of your personal, political and spiritual beliefs, raise your voice in thankfulness and committed care for Earth. There are countless ways to do this.

Earth Day - World MapBelow are some great ways to show your thankfulness and committed care for the Earth:

  • Do the Quick CoherenceŽ Technique, or whatever method or practice you choose, for five to 10 minutes on Earth Day to send the Earth appreciation, care and a sincere commitment to planetary healing.
  • Spend five minutes with at least another person, your family, or a group of friends or colleagues envisioning Earth and its inhabitants in harmony. Some people may wish to continue this for a few days before and after Earth Day.
  • Join thousands of others and spend some time on Earth Day in the Global Coherence Initiative’s Global Care Rooms, where people send collective care.

“One of the things I like to do is ask myself at the end of the day: What did I feed the field today?,” says Dr. Rollin McCraty, IHM’s director of research. “How much of my day was spent being kind to the people I interacted with, being compassionate and caring, versus how much of my day was wrapped up in my to-do list or feeling irritated that things weren’t moving fast enough and so on? Because it all counts, it is important at the end of the day to assess what we fed the field.”

It is a very heartening momentum as we come together on Earth Day to make a difference in our world.

For a better understanding of how we affect the world around us, read one of IHM’s most popular article: Each Individual Impacts the Field Environment.

On April 22, Earth Day, please join us in the Global Care Room for synchronized heart-coherent care focuses. One of our greatest contributions at this time would be a collective commitment each day to feel the respect and genuine appreciation for Earth that we summon from our hearts each year on Earth Day. Connect with the collective heart of the people throughout the world who are celebrating our Earth, and radiate love and care into the vision of pristine restoration to all oceans, rivers, flora and fauna that live on Earth.


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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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5:46AM PDT on Apr 13, 2015

thanks for sharing

10:53AM PDT on Jul 19, 2014

You cannot rely on anyone else to make you happy. That is a "Do-It-Yourself" project.

5:17PM PDT on May 24, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

11:29PM PDT on May 22, 2014

Thanks for sharing!!

8:01AM PDT on Apr 28, 2014

Thanks for sharing!!

6:51AM PDT on Apr 28, 2014


5:32AM PDT on Apr 28, 2014

Feed her everyday

8:28PM PDT on Apr 27, 2014


7:25PM PDT on Apr 27, 2014

Interesting read, thank you.

6:55AM PDT on Apr 27, 2014


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Well I guess there are other compelling reasons to not eat fast food other than it really is nothing…

Thanks for posting.

Cannot stop catalogs, I tried- recycle them.

This sounds just a bit too new agey for me, sorry.

All good. Thank you.


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