Despite modern technologies and sophisticated methods of treatment heart disease remains the number one killer in the world. Why is this silent killer, continue to claim lives of men & women of all ages when it is least expected. Sudden cardiac arrests are the largest cause of untimely deaths in young people with no previous signs of heart disease.
Many would say it is unhealthy food and lack of exercise. These may contribute towards heart disease, yet an untimely death from a sudden cardiac arrest can happen due to a significant emotional event.
Stress and emotions can affect each person differently. What causes stress in one person’s life may not have the same effect on another person’s life. Your perception of the situation will bring about the stress to your life.
During a stressful situation your body undergoes a chain of events producing chemicals for ‘fight & flight’ response. These chemicals affect the heart as well as cause many other hormonal reaction. Stress and extreme emotions such as hurt, disappointments and sadness increases sympathetic activity which increases the heart rate, elevates the blood pressure and constricts the blood vessels, including the coronary arteries (arteries in the heart muscle) It is believed that stress can also makes your blood thicker resulting in clot formation.
People with existing coronary arteries disease, with or without diagnosis of heart disease, may suddenly experience chest pain or suffer a major heart attack as a result of extreme emotional event, caused by momentarily diminished blood supply to the heart muscle. An acute stressful event can cause a major heart attack or sudden death.
Heart is not just a physical organ it is also our emotional centre. When we get upset or hurt, we can feel it in the heart. Extreme stress can cause sudden heart attacks. Unexpected loss of a loved one with intense sadness and grief can result in a sudden heart attack or death. Learning to manage your emotions and reducing effect of stress response within your body, you can reduce your chances of a sudden cardiac event.
Managing negative emotions such as sadness, anger, aggression as well as depression and loneliness with positive situations and by associating with positive people can turn your outlook to a brighter side. Learn to have ‘positive situations’ in your life. I call them above the line activities. Below the line is when you feel sad, depressed and lonely and you feel down and miserable. Above the line is an ‘activity’ that makes you happy. These activities could be talking a to a friend or visiting someone, or shopping or going to the beach or meeting someone for a coffee or just going back to bed with a good book .. whatever your ‘above the line activities’ are, write them down in your journal. Whenever you feel that you are going below the line, then it is time to pull out one or two of your above the line activities. Doing these can help you feel better and reduce the stress response within your body. By managing stress in your life, you can learn to keep your blood pressure & heart rate down reducing the undue strain on your heart.
Learn a few relaxation techniques that works for you. Either breathing deeply in to your stomach or going for a walk or doing meditation. These will help you calm down during a stressful situation. Practicing these techniques will help you reprogram your mind to do these as a habit when you are stressed. Otherwise, when you are stressed, the last thing that you want to do is, something that you have never done before! That will stress you even further! Make it a ritual to relax, take time out and go to the beach or for a walk or read a book. These can help you with reducing the strain and pressure on your heart with everyday life’s stresses.
Heart bears powerful Energy. Our heart is what connects us with each other. Negative emotions can block energy flow through your heart energy point. Heart attacks happen when the heart energy point is blocked with negative emotions together with atherosclerosis and narrowing of the coronary arteries.
I strongly recommend healing your heart with forgiveness. It is anger, resentment and blame that ‘clogs up’ our hearts and contribute towards major heart attacks. Many people carry around these negative emotions that weigh them down and eventually ‘attack’ the heart. Learn to forgive and let go. When you carry anger with you, it is your life that gets affected. Not the other persons. It is you & your family that will eventually lose out. Why, sacrifice your life to someone that you despise. Why give them the power over you. Whenever we blame someone or some situation we give our power away to that person or situation. Take the power back, by forgiving and letting it all go. This will reduce your chances of an untimely death, and give you a few more years to enjoy life with your family the way you desire.
Healing your heart is powerful. Most people don’t realise that western medicine has no cure for heart disease, simply because most people take medication yet they are still carrying the burden of negative emotions. Medications for heart disease, is something you have to take till your final heart attack! Bypass surgery and stenting is only ‘bypassing’ the problem/blockage. The healing is up to you. You need to recognise what emotions are attacking your heart and let it go. It is not worth punishing someone by holding on to anger, revenge & blame. You are here to live your life. By blaming others you give your power to them, which makes you powerless weak and ill. You are the only person, in charge of your feelings, your emotions and your thoughts and your life. Take control of your life. Be responsible. Change starts from you.
Surround yourself with positive feelings and situations. Enjoy life. Learn to manage stress. Have regular check -ups to ensure everything is under control so that you are not faced with a situation where you need to take medications. If you know what is happening, then take appropriate actions to reduce the impact of the situation. If you were told that your cholesterol levels are high. Take action. Look at your diet, your lifestyle. You are in charge of your life. There are many choices available these days to reduce cholesterol without medications. Find out about them. It is a lot more economical than cholesterol medications for the rest of your life!
So let go of what is not yours and attract what is yours! Live life to the fullest by taking control of your life today!~
8 simple steps on ~ How to forgive and let go!
- Understand & accept people who they are – not what you want them to be
- People only do things the way they know. Their upbringing is different to yours. They were programmed differently.
- Don’t assume anything. You just don’t know the real reason why people do things the way they do.
- When you blame people, you give them your power. They become powerful and you become powerless.
- Direct your energy to what you WANT in life, instead of what you DON”T WANT in life. What you put your effort and energy to, you manifest in your life.
- Our assignment here on earth is not to waste it on blaming others – it is to fulfil our purpose – the reason why we are here.
- Find out what your purpose is and live your life with clarity, focus and purpose
- Take care of your heart – surround it with Love and positive energy, to enjoy life for a few extra years!
“the weak can never forgive. FORGIVENESS is the attribute of the STRONG” ~ Mahatma Gandhi ~