I’ve been doing a bit of reflection lately on the power of love, joy and the heart.

When I read of the dynamic spiral dance of blood and the heart, my heart rejoiced as joy and hope danced within. (Thanks Lynda Wharton for the delightful share).

We are so much more than a mechanistic model of bones, sinews, muscles, blood vessels and organs. There is a life force that flows through us, into us and from us that mechanistic science does not fully acknowledge.

Here is the post (originally written by Nimbin Apothecary and posted on fb)



Many of us live under the medical myth that the heart is a pump, an idea borne of an industrialised culture that views the body as a machine.
The heart however is so much more beautiful and fascinating than we ever could have imagined!
“Modern analysis of the heart has shown that in spite of the fact that the most powerful ventricle of the heart can shoot water six feet into the air, the amount of pressure actually needed to force the blood through the entire length of the body’s blood vessels would have to be able to lift a one hundred pound weight one mile high” – Stephen Buhner
So how does the blood move around the labyrinth-like vessels of our body?
It moves of its own accord.
You see, blood flow is not a simple stream like we once thought.
It is in fact composed of two streams, spiralling around each other much like the image of a DNA double helix, at the centre of which is a vacuum.
“Blood flow through living vessels is much more like a tornado than anything else: Such a vacuum is necessary for producing a vortex” – Stephen Buhner
How cool is that?
This spiral dance is not only found in the bloodstream, but also in the blood cell itself!

Blood cells in fact spin on their own individual axes of rotation.

They are smaller spinning cells in a larger spinning vortex.

If your mind is not blown yet, let’s go back to the heart.
The heart itself has recently been discovered not to be a mass of muscle, but rather a ‘helicoidal myocardial band’ that has spiralled in upon itself, creating its unique shape and its separate chambers.
This is called the Helical Heart, and you can see doctors unravel it by searching ‘Helical Heart’ on Youtube.
Pair this with discoveries that the heart functions as an endocrine gland, has its own nervous system that makes and releases its own neurotransmitters, and emits an electromagnetic field that is far stronger than the brain’s, and we begin to move from the idea that the heart is simply a mechanical pump.
It is a spiralling organ of perception.

If that’s not beautiful, we don’t know what is!

Isn’t that amazing?

A reminder of the marvels of the human body that carries us through our earth walk.

With much love as we remember the miraculous creations we are and the magic and miracles that surround us.

PS Vortexes are also utilised in Biodynamic gardening (from Rudolph Steiner teachings and philosophy) which advocates the stirring of water to create vortexes as part of the restoration, harmonising and energising of soil with and by the cosmos or spiritual forces. And keeping it local, New Zealander Peter Proctor (1928-2018) was recognised world wide as an expert on contemporary Biodynamic Farming https://globalearthrepairfoundation.org/peter-proctor/ and  https://biodynamic.org.nz/