‘Memory of the heart’ by William Van Zyl on blog https://williamvanzyl.wordpress.com/ posted on 29 June 2015
Your heart could be the reason why you are taking such awesome decisions that have such a positive impact on your daily life OR why you are making such devastating decisions that is wrecking your life?
Memory of the Heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, etc. and the memory of the brain are they communicating? Startling discoveries could change the way we think about the human heart and the way we think!
Dr. Caroline Leaf US doctor with an interest in the memory of the brain and the heart is a guru who believes that the brain and the heart communicates. Both have a memory (cellular memory). Other gurus on the brain, heart, and organs like the lungs, kidneys, liver, etc. also report of organ memory and cellular memory. In short, for those of you who have have read and delved into these areas it is clear that people who have received transplants in these areas have reported ‘memory’ encounters. For example, some crimes were solved on the analysis of dreams a person had after receiving a transplant!
Without looking at the details, assuming that the reader has a basic understanding of the research and reports, this short article will use this basic assumption to highlight the understanding and function of these discoveries in scriptures. The notion is that the heart and organs have a memory which are able to communicate. See references at the end of the article for further reading. Some scriptures that underline these possibilities are: ‘Guard your heart above all else, because out of it flows the issues of life’ and ‘As a man thinketh in his heart so is he’ and King David says: ‘I have hidden Your Words in my heart so that I would not sin against you’. These are just some of the scriptures that suggest just that. Is it possible that science is catching up with the Bible? If this is accurate it has extensive implications for medical science and even more liberating for devout and practicing Christians. The area which is highlighted here, the heart specifically, implies that the heart could be used as a guide. Typical the ‘gut feeling’ which we refer to.
The book of Revelation explains how a river flows from under the throne of God and Jesus also said: ‘Rivers of living water will flow from your belly’. Could it mean that the Holy Spirit in a person’s heart actually affects a person’s heart? Is it possible that the electromagnetic fields around the heart changes and that the memory of the heart is changed if it receives spiritual enlightenment (born again and baptism in the Holy spirit)?
For those readers who are familiar with these scriptures, it will come as no surprise that these fundamental truths could be explained scientifically and more scriptures will come to mind that will support this notion. Let us take this as a given Truth to explore the practical value and application thereof in the life of the human race.
The Scriptures quote the ‘uncompromising righteous’, which means the person that accepts the full account of the scriptures and meditates on it (place it in his/her heart). According to this notion that the heart has a memory, the Truths from the Holy Scriptures are sent from the brain to the heart (exercising own will). This means such a person has allowed the Word without any compromise to settle in his or her heart. Is it possible that people are able to settle a mixture of ideas, philosophies, religions, concepts, etc into their hearts? The answer is a resounding yes! Sometimes when one have an in-depth conversation with a person who has such diverse thinking, one could think: ‘What a mixture of ideas and opinions!’. The question then is how will such a ‘tainted’ and ‘compromising heart’ think or memorize? From experience, I have seen how the following words have a detrimental effect on the hearts of people and their thinking, and ultimately their decision making. It is a process which is compromising and it is as if the person cannot enter the full rest of God. I would like to make a radical statement that such a person misses out on so much and the disadvantage is that decisions made by a ‘divided heart’ are based on a compromising heart. These decisions change all the time as the person’s philosophy changes and he/she is trying to figure it out. Is it possible that these are the people that are always struggling in different areas? For example constant problems financially and disunity in a relationship. Not mentioning other areas for now, just to keep it simple.
Let us look at finances for a moment, if a person has mixed ideas (own opinions, and other) the person has a memory in his or her heart that are contradictory to what the Scriptures teach. For example “I don’t trust the people in the organization to whom I make financial contributions’ or ‘I think tithing is old testament and it is not valid today’ or ‘I don’t really believe that tithing will make a difference in my life’ versus the person who has made an uncompromising decision like God demands my tithe and he or she gives the tithe with a heart that is fully focused on the instruction and that memory is uncompromising. Such a ‘state of heart’ (faith) will have a huge impact on future decisions. It becomes a building block for future uncompromising truths. It ultimately means a person that does not compromise has a heart that is filled with a memory with the instructions of the King of the Kingdom. So if we analyze this way of thinking of the uncompromising righteous it stacks up and this person’s heart is filled with a memory that resounds the Scriptures. Is it then possible that faith is settled in the heart and that people who have filled their hearts (concepts & instruction) have a huge advantage over persons who has filled their hearts with conflicting ideas concepts and opinions. May I add in the Kingdom of God you don’t get to vote, it is not a democracy it is a Theocracy. When God says it, that is it, and that settles it.
So the question to us is: ‘search your heart so you may see what is in your heart’. By answering this question, it will ultimately determine your altitude in Kingdom living. To come back to just the one area we have touched upon here, tithing, the scripture says: ‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. ‘Test me in this’, says the Lord Almighty, ‘….and see if I will not throw open the flood gates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it’ (Malachi 3:10). Now that is a memory once settled in your heart is worth protecting! That memory will generate and keep uncompromising Faith in your heart and will communicate with your brain reminding you of the solid truth and the results to follow. So as you see how God blesses you the Truth is settled forever in your heart. Great, infallible thinking I reckon!
Additional reading/ and links:
Dr. Caroline Leaf
Link YouTube: https://youtu.be/yjhANyrKpv8
TED talk: http://ted.com/tedx
Published on Mar 16, 2015
Dr. Caroline Leaf describes her “Science of Thought” process and how she developed tools and processes that help people develop and change their thinking and subsequent behavior.
Dr. Caroline Leaf studies the mind-brain connection and she is a cognitive neuroscientist with a Ph.D. in Communication Pathology specializing in Neuropsychology.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
‘Engaging the intelligence of the heart’
Link YouTube: https://youtu.be/A9kQBAH1nK4