An emotional regulator, a vibrant muscle that has intelligence built right into it. A miracle, yet again, and you do not even have to understand how. Arteries, veins, and capillaries. A powerful organ with energy flowing through it.
The heart is stimulated by a conduit of electricity that flows through the body. Your body magically maintains balance of magnesium, calcium, and potassium - elements in the earth - in order for the heart to beat in normal rhythm.
There is a cardiac syndrome called Tako-Tsubo syndrome, regarded as "broken heart syndrome." This affects mostly women and is thought to be caused from emotional stress. The left ventricle of the heart weakens from a surge of stress hormones moving through the body. Yes, energy in the body! This condition is transient, and when the stress is released, normal heart activity resumes.
So, it's true that holding onto the stressful emotions and energy can cause the body to mimic heart failure. The mind believes it is really heart failure. The body knows that it is a rush of energy.
Next time you are sad or have a heartache, remember that emotional energy really is pent up in your body. Take a few deep breaths, a hot bath, and hug. Really, heartache is energy - let it go!
Your heart can take a licking and keep on ticking - it is designed for energy to flow effortlessly. So, let it flutter.