"An Ohio University study of heart disease in the 1970's was conducted by feeding quite toxic, high cholesterol diets to rabbits in order to block their arteries. Consistent results began to appear in all of the rabbit groups except for one, which strangely displayed 60 percent fewer symptoms. Nothing in the rabbits' physiology could account for their high tolerance to the diet until it was discovered by accident that the student who was in charge of feeding these particular rabbits liked to fondle and pet them. He would hold each rabbit lovingly for a few minutes before feeding it; astonishingly, this alone seemed to enable the animals to overcome the toxic diet. Repeat experiments, in which one group of rabbits was treated neutrally while the others were loved, came up with similar results."
Who would have believed that feelings of love can reach out and affect diseases to create healing? …Even when the intent of the experiment was to bring about illness!
Research by HeartMath shows there are some pretty great benefits that accompany the experience of love and appreciation:
• Longer life span
• Lower stress levels
• Decreased incidence of a number of heart-related maladies.
• Lower rates of diabetes.
• Improved mental capacity, including clarity of thought.
• Improved test-taking ability for students and overall academic success
Their work, among many others, has proven that when a person is feeling really positive emotions like gratitude, love, or appreciation, the heart beats out a different message, which determines what kind of signals are sent to the brain. This has a powerful influence on our behaviors, choices, and results. According to HeartMath research, “By learning to shift our emotions, we are changing the information coded into the magnetic fields that are radiated by the heart, and that can impact those around us.”
Song titles like All You Need is Love (Beatles), I was Born to Love (Queen) and People Need Love (Abba) all speak of a truth we somehow know is true, but don’t really know how to bring it about in our own lives.
According to the practice of Ishayas’ Ascension, there are four basic emotions or Attitudes that lead to Ascension: Appreciation, Gratitude, Love, and Direct Cognition. There are thousands, even millions of specific applications of these four basic Ascension Attitudes. For example, any feeling of love for anyone or anything tends, to some greater or lesser degree, to cause the vibratory rate of the individual to rise, to expand the conscious capacity of the mind, to improve the health of the body, to decrease the boundaries of life. If you think of any time you have been sincerely in love, you will probably remember how easy it was to overlook the small, surface flaws of your beloved and to focus on his/her perfection and beauty. This is an example of expanding awareness, but such occurrences are typically not consistent or powerful enough to transform life permanently.
Ishayas’ Ascension is simple and effective technique, used in a similar way to meditation, which not only utilizes but generates more Appreciation, Gratitude, and Love in the user’s life. We use the word Ascension because it is not simply meditation, but so much more. If you are interested in learning more about this practice, visit "Learning to Ascend" for more information and courses available to learn and advance one’s practice.