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Energize Your Heart in Four Dimensions had a big impact on my life.

Written by my father, Puran Bair, and my stepmother, Susanna Bair, Energize Your Heart is a spiritual text of tremendous depth and richness. I had a chance to learn it well, as I had the privilege of editing the text and seeing it through a dozen different revisions, in my role as Editor at Living Heart Media. I’ve read the finished book 10 times or more. I can honestly say that I’ve learned something new each time I read it. No other book on the market comes close to Energize Your Heart when it comes to how to develop the heart in the different ways the heart grows.

Introduction

  1. Puran's story of how his father's heart opened after Puran's mother died, how his father has softened and changed as he faces life alone, and what this shows about the development of his heart ...... Pages 1-2

  2. The importance of making your breath conscious, rhythmic, balanced and full, and how the method of Heart Rhythm Meditation does all this, optimizing your breathing ...... Pages 3-4

  3. Susanna's story about how the mental illness of one of her sisters sent her into the study of psychology, and how that study has shaped her understanding of the role of meditation and spiritual practice ...... Pages 5-6

  4. How Heart Rhythm Meditation goes beyond therapy's traditional goal of alleviating dysfunction to discover and bring out the inner greatness of your being ...... Page 6

  5. The nature of the heart as a physical structure, the emotional faculty, the center of your energetic system, and the core of your inner self, which connects you to the Infinite ...... Pages 6-7

  6. The importance of breath for moving, using, and transforming energy ...... Page 8

  7. What are the three parts of energizing your heart: recognition, meditation, and application, and how these three parts add up to a powerful, practical method of inner transformation ...... Pages 8-9

  8. What happens when you energize your heart ...... Pages 9-10

  9. How energizing your heart helps you find purpose ...... Page 10

  10. How energizing your heart connects you to the One Being ...... Page 10

  11. Why Heart Rhythm Meditation is a safe and effective method ...... Page 11

Chapter 1: The Heart

  1. The astonishing nature of your heart and why our culture has missed a great deal of the heart's true nature by considering it merely a pump ...... Pages 17-18

  2. Why your heart is your true treasure ...... Page 19

  3. Why people try to protect their hearts, and how this hides the heart's power ...... Page 19

  4. How your heart is wounded, and how it can be quickly healed ...... Page 20

  5. The nature of your heart as a container that holds love ...... Pages 20-21

  6. The locations of physical structures in your body and how they relate to the energy of your heart ...... Pages 21-22

  7. Some of the incredible effects of giving your attention and energy to your heart ...... Pages 22-23

  8. The amazing entrainment of heartbeat and breath, and a new discovery about Heart Rate Variability ...... Pages 24-25

  9. How your heart operates as an energetic transmitter, broadcasting your state to all other hearts ...... Pages 26-27

  10. The importance of the heart in the body's energetic system, and the relationship between hands and heart ...... Pages 27-28

  11. The biomagnetism of the heart, and the incredible finding that the energetic heart center can actually generate physical light ...... Pages 29-31

  12. The energetic balance of energy in the heart, how it affects the brain, and how to control it ...... Pages 32-33

  13. What is the relationship between your heart and your soul, and how your heart was formed ...... Pages 33-34

  14. How to use the relationship between your heart and your mind to calm your thoughts, bringing peace, and how to create integrity between heart and mind ...... Pages 35-36

  15. How our culture encourages us to follow our hearts ...... Pages 39-40

  16. How our culture discourages us from following our hearts ...... Pages 40-41

  17. The six things that happen when you energize your heart ...... Page 42

This unique book reveals information about the heart that is innovative, inspiring and applicable.  Though drawing upon ancient sources of wisdom, Puran and Susanna Bair provide insights valuable to modern people right in the midst of our everyday joys and challenges.  Energize Your Heart not only convinces us that cultivating our mystical heart is possible amidst the obligations of family, friendships and livelihoods – it also lays out an elegant framework for fully developing the innate qualities that lie in the heart of each one of us.  Practices such as these will build the heart-centered culture, founded on peace and respect, that we seek for ourselves, our children, grandchildren and for all life.

Dr. Bonnie Colby, University of Arizona 

Before Energize Your Heart, I was in the midst of a great struggle. My marriage was falling apart, and I desperately wanted to keep things together. It felt like my wife and I wanted different things. I walked around with the feeling in my heart, “how can she ask me to do that, doesn’t she see what I do for her?”

As I did my meditation, read the book, read it again, and worked with my mentor, it started to dawn on me that in asking that question, I’m not coming from a place of love. I started to bow more and demand less. We still have our challenges to work through, but we’re together and in many ways, we’re closer than ever.

Energize Your Heart is about what your heart really is, and how it grows and changes in different dimensions through the experiences of your life. Scroll down to learn more about the remarkable wisdom within Energize Your Heart.

       Dr. Asatar Bair, President of the IAM University of the Heart

Chapter 2: A model of the Heart

  1. Why a model of the heart is so helpful for energizing your heart ...... Page 45

  2. What your heart looks like energetically  ...... Page 46

  3. The surprising meaning of the microcosmic nature of the heart  ...... Page 46

  4. The spatial and non-spatial dimensions of the heart  ...... Pages 48-49

  5. What happens when the horizontal dimension of your heart is strong, what challenges you face, and how this dimension can get distorted  ...... Pages 50-53

  6. The vertical dimension of your heart: the depth of the heart, and what happens when the depth of your heart is strong, what challenges you face, and how this part of the vertical dimension can get distorted ...... Pages 53-58

  7. More on the vertical dimension of your heart: the height of the heart, and what happens when the height of your heart is strong, what challenges you face, and how this part of the vertical dimension can get distorted ...... Pages 59-62

  8. The forward dimension of your heart, and what happens when your driving heart  is strong, what challenges you face, and how this dimension can get distorted and blocked ...... Pages 63-67

  9. The inner dimension of your heart: what happens when the inner dimension is strong, what challenges you face, and how the inner dimension can get distorted  ...... Pages 67-70

  10. How the dimensions of the heart show up in businesses and organizations that we don't normally think of as having hearts, but how it gives you surprising insight into an organization by feeling the dimensions of the heart within it ...... Pages 72-78

Every person who reads Energize Your Heart will benefit from this luminous and extremely practical, powerful guide to the path of heart. Its clear, lucid language evokes each feeling of the heart as its dimensions are described. The authors provide a step-by-step method for defining and expanding the breadth, height, depth, driving force, and inner dimension of the heart. From the initial description of the physical heart and heart center to realms of the spiritual heart, a picture of the whole heart comes together, lending an intuitive understanding of our relation to all of humanity.

Dr. Patricia Norris, pioneering psychoneuroimmunologist and professor, Holos University Graduate Seminary

Chapter 3: Working with the Heart's Dimensions

Chapter 4: Stretching the Heart

Chapter 5: Reaching the Depth of the Heart

Chapter 6: Raising the Height of the Heart

Chapter 7: Extending the Heart Forward

Chapter 8: Expanding the Inner Heart

Chapter 9: Conclusion

Appendix 1: The Exercises for Life

Appendix 2: The Teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan

Appendix 3: The Institute for Applied Meditation

References

Index

Puran and Susanna Bair are Masters of our time. In sharing their wisdom, they take you on an exquisite journey into the vast expanse of the heart. I dare say that no one has previously come close to the level of discernment and differentiation presented here - in understanding what is exactly at stake and in inspiring the reader with what can be mastered and attained by adopting their incredibly empowering method of Heart Rhythm Meditation. The greatness of wisdom in this volume is life-changing.

Howard Glasser, Author, Transforming the Difficult Child and All Children Flourishing