These diagrams of the energetic-emotional heart can be used as a model for a healthy heart. We need to know what a healthy heart looks like visually, emotionally and spiritually. These heart diagrams I’ve created can help to give you a broader perspective of what your heart is really like.
The heart is much more than just a physical pump. It is the home to our emotional and spiritual selves also. It is truly multi-dimensional.
Heart Diagram of The Full Heart
The energetic heart can be said to have a horizontal dimension that includes a receptive left side and an expressive right side.
The horizontal dimension also includes a forward and back dimension.
There is a vertical dimension to the energetic heart which contains height and depth.
There is an inner dimension of the heart which contains the potential for growth in all directions.
Dimensions of Heart examples
Our energetic heart model reveals how the heart works in different dimensions.
- A broad-heart or big-heart. The person with a wide heart can connect with many different kinds of people easily and extends his arms to welcome all.
- A narrow heart is more isolated and can lead to social phobias and withdrawal.
- A deep heart has empathy and feels all the emotions that connect people.
- A heart that is shallow may have developed through emotional turmoil in the early developmental years. After feeling heart-broken a person may protect their heart from further wounds at the expense of having a deep heart.
- A tall heart or a heart with great height reveals optimism and idealism. An idealistic person has lots of height to their heart.
- A heart with lots of forward dimension is able to set goals and accomplish them.
- A blocked heart in the forward dimension is fearful and cautious to the extreme. This causes problems in terms of accomplishing goals in life.
- A heart’s inner dimension can be thought of as a glowing light within. It holds inner peace, and a sense of being connected and in harmony with your self and your environment.
The Heart as a Bowl
We can think of the heart as being filled and emptied by our experiences in life. The bowl also can leak from wounds. This depletes some of the love and inspiration in our hearts.
A heart that is large with few leaks can sustain its contents of love and inspiration in hard times. It is a resilient heart. A heart that is empty cannot express itself well until it is recharged.
Inflows into the heart are:
- success, love, peace, nature, music, breath, and meditation. These are ways we nurture ourselves.
Outflows from the heart are:
- words, actions and all energy expenditures. These are the ways we express ourselves.
The Rhythmic Heart
Our heart beats out the rhythm of our lives, literally. It is the central, rhythmic force in our body.
A rhythmic heartbeat is stable and resilient so it makes sense to learn how to make the heartbeat rhythmically.
You can discover the secret to making your heart’s rhythm more regular and reliable and stable. This is the key to optimal health, balance and well-being.
Just learning how to make your heart rhythms steady and regular will benefit you tremendously, physically, emotionally and even spiritually.
The rhythm of your heart is known as Heart Rate Variability. HRV is now a common diagnostic tool used to determine certain health conditions and to positively impact one’s health.
You can learn to control your own HRV and bring your heart into heart coherence. This is the optimal, high performance state that you want your heart to be in.!
Healing the Whole Heart
Click on one of the icons in the Circle of Hearts below and discover practices showing you how to heal the wounds of your heart so that you can open and expand your heart and let it lead the way in your life.