I thought that the heart being solely responsible for pumping blood through the body was, well, a fact. While reading The Secret Teachings of Plants I came to the chapters on the function of the heart, even went back and read the papers he read to write the book and was amazed! The explanations he gives on how the heart functions and interacts with all of the organs of the body and how it is hardwired to the brain blew my mind. Specifically how its hardwired to the parts of the brain concerned with "emotional memories and processing; sensory experience; memory, spatial relationships, the extraction of meaning from sensory inputs from the environment; and problem solving, reasoning, and learning." And that the heart is one of our sensory organs, just like the nose smells, the eyes see, the skin touches, The Heart FEELS. Our emotions are a mirror of the environment both inside and outside of us. Is your liver having a bad day? That may show up as feelings of anger. Got a sluggish gall bladder? Feelings of melancholy may trash your sunny day. Amazing, just amazing. I never imagined the amazing trip I was in for by picking up this book, I encourage everyone to read it! If you are interested its on my amazon store, get it!
Born in New Hampshire and raised in Maine, Eva's passion for living self sustainably began with Helen and Scott Nearing. Both were homesteaders who carved their lives from the land. Eva now lives in Eastern West Virginia, with her husband Dain and daughter Shayna, carving out her own life.