Late for a meeting, mounds of traffic and I’m Zen as a Tibetan Monk. Butterflies which usually fly in formation in my tummy area have gone rogue. It’s the mutiny of butterflies and coherent thought. Yesterday seemed like a distant memory with computer problems, rude drivers and lost reservations. Today is heaven on earth, I am lost in a day fantasy and every love song on the radio is meant for me. I am in love.
Everyone has a memory like this. A time you were “head over heels in love”. That juicy time when your eyes twinkle and delight is the order of the day. The entire feeling spills over into the rest of your world. The feeling is not limited to your “beloved”, instead you have a renewed sense of life, take risks with all kinds of things from conversations you would never have, to trying a new food. You are considerate of others, listen rather than talk over, and generally love life.
Even though romance and molecular biology seem unlikely partners, research has shown that this feeling of being in love is actually good for your physical heart. How you ask? According to Dr. Bruce Lipton, a stem cell biologist, recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, it’s quite an affair. He calls it the “Honeymoon Effect.”
It’s true! When you feel “in love” all the cells in your body feel the vibration of love too! What does that mean in layman’s language? Each cell is responding to your signal of love and happiness and transmits that to your brain. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to conclude that when your cells are head-over-heels in love vibration mode, they work and function a whole lot better than if they are receiving signals of irritation.
Lipton says it best, “the cell is a data ‘chip’. . . constantly transmitting to the brain for interpretation.” Most of you are familiar with the old computer slogan, GIGO (garbage in, garbage out). If you believe you will be sick, your mind will coordinate your cells to make it true. Conversely if you transmit signals suggesting you are vibrant and healthy, our mind again will go about making that happen.
As you recall that sensory memory of being in love, re-create it today for yourself about yourself. Focus on your own heart; send that romantic feeling of love, appreciation, caring, kindness, generosity of spirit and these emotions will immediately shift your heart rhythms to that of vitality and vibrancy. You will reduce stress hormones and even create the anti-aging hormone DHEA.
Love can make you healthier, happier and longer-living. Love yourself today!