Can you think back to a time in your life when you felt like your heart was going to break? When you felt so grief-stricken or hurt that you didn’t think you could stand it? Do you remember the physical sensation that you felt during that experience? You may have felt as if an elephant were sitting on your chest, or that you couldn’t breathe. Unfortunately, I think these feelings that we often refer to as “heartache” or “heartbreak” are quite universal, as there seem to be words that describe these physical sensations in every language around the world.

When we are experiencing deep grief, hurt or loss, it can actually be an assault on the deepest part of our being, on our hearts. These feelings of heartbreak can be so uncomfortable, so foreign and so difficult to deal with, that they often result in the formation of an energetic “wall,” designed to protect the heart from these profoundly negative emotions.

New research is beginning to reveal that the human heart is much more than simply a muscular pump that circulates our blood. Indeed, it appears that the human heart is actually a second brain that holds the key to true inner healing, as well as reaching our highest levels of abundance.

Ancient peoples believed that the human heart was the core of our being and the seat of our soul. They believed that the heart was the source of our ability to give and receive love, as well as the repository of our deepest creative powers and intuition.

In the Bible, for example, we read, “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he,” and, “the Lord sees not as man sees, for man looks on the outward appearance; but the Lord looks on the heart.” The Egyptians believed that, after death each person passes through a ceremony that they referred to as, “The Weighing of the Heart,” in which the deceased’s heart is “weighed,” to discover what kind of life they lived.

In the West, we have traditionally tended to dismiss these ancient beliefs as mere poetic license, as the feeble attempts of unsophisticated peoples to explain psychological processes of which they had no understanding.

However, it seems that the ancients may actually have been far more correct than we have imagined.

For example, heart transplant recipients from the very beginning have reported strange symptoms, including changes in their music, food and entertainment preferences, as well as handwriting changes. Many have even reported receiving memories that were not their own.

Some examples include:

  • A lawyer from Milwaukee who received the heart of a 14-year-old boy, and ended up with powerful cravings Snickers bars.
  • A 25-year-old man who received a woman’s heart and a consistent and powerful urge to shop (to his girlfriends delight).
  • A 47-year-old Caucasian male who received the heart of a 17-year-old African-American male. The recipient was surprised by his newfound love of classical music. He discovered later that the donor, who loved classical music and played the violin, had died in a drive-by shooting, clutching his violin case to his chest.
  • A seven-year-old girl who had recurring nightmares about being killed after receiving the heart of another child who had been murdered. Her descriptions of the murderer, as well as the murder weapon, helped lead to the arrest and conviction of the killer.

There are thousands of stories of “cellular memory” like these. Is the heart really more than a simple, muscular pump? The answer may lie in new developments in modern technology.

The heart is the most powerful emitter of magnetic energy in the body. In fact, the heart creates a magnetic field that extends around the body up to 12 feet in diameter, according to measurements made with the MagnetoCardioGraph (MCG).

It has been proven in the laboratory that your heartbeat becomes instantly measurable in the brain waves of another person when you are focusing love and affection on them. We learn from this that there is an invisible communication going on between us that we had never been aware of before!

Scientists on the cutting edge of these new technologies believe that the heart can be considered to be a “second brain.” They believe that the heart is sending messages to all the cells of the body continuously, and that the “brain in your head” is actually obeying the messages that are being sent by the “brain in your heart.”

A number of years ago I received a powerful message from above that revealed to me something that I would never have imagined. My wife had accompanied me to a conference on magnetic healing, where I was one of the slated speakers. Early on the morning of the conference, she woke me and told me that she’d had a dream. In her dream were three symbols. She awakened with the understanding that these three symbols had to do with her own health and well-being. She asked me if I would help her to decipher her dream, and I agreed to do so. I was in the midst of helping her when suddenly something happened to me that was unlike anything I had ever experienced before.

I suddenly saw before me, in a waking vision, a beautiful hardwood floor. I could see this floor very clearly. It was the most beautiful floor that I’ve ever seen in my life. It appeared to have many coats of polish, and was mirror-like in appearance. I did not imagine this! It suddenly was there before me. This vision of this gorgeous hardwood floor persisted for several minutes. The moment I first saw this floor, an understanding came into my mind that my wife’s heart was somehow “beneath” this floor.

As you might imagine, I had absolutely no idea what this meant! I told my wife what I was seeing and understanding, and she had no explanation for it, either. We prayed, asked God for help, and began testing her subconscious mind through muscle testing. Within about 30 minutes, we figured out what it all meant.

My wife was born into a very volatile family. Her father was always flying into a rage about something, and as a result, no one felt safe. By the time my wife was 2 years old, she had felt like her little heart was going to break often enough that her subconscious mind – acting entirely on its own – created a Heart-Wall, literally a “wall of energy” around her heart, for protection.

This “Heart-Wall” did its job, but there was a price to be paid. Because of this wall of energy around her heart, it was more difficult for her to give and receive love. Because of this wall around her heart, she always felt somewhat isolated. Even with friends that she had known for many years, she never quite felt like she really belonged. In social groups she always felt like she was on the outside looking in. It was difficult for her to feel positive emotions, but easy for her to feel negative emotions. She dealt with depression and anxiety and other negative feelings that she couldn’t seem to shake.

We found that her Heart-Wall was actually made of multiple layers of trapped emotional energy or “trapped emotions,” from difficult experiences she’d had in her life. By releasing these trapped emotions one at a time, we were able to reduce the size of this wall around her heart, and finally, to eliminate it entirely. When it was gone, the changes she felt were powerful. Suddenly, she felt like she belonged for the first time in her life. It became much easier to feel positive emotions, and her depression and anxiety disappeared.

At first I thought this phenomenon might be unique to my wife. I was so wrong! Since then, I have found that approximately 93% of people suffer from this phenomenon. I have personally seen profound changes occur in people’s lives when their Heart-Walls are dismantled.

Miranda is a perfect example of how a Heart-Wall can interfere with your love life. She was an attractive 38-year-old nurse who came to me suffering from neck pain. During the course of my examination, she mentioned that she had not dated anyone in years and had no interest in having any kind of a relationship with men anymore. When I tested her, I was not surprised to find that she had a Heart-Wall.

Eight years before, Miranda’s heart had been broken in a relationship with a man she had deeply loved. In an effort to protect her heart from experiencing that kind of pain and injury again, her subconscious mind had created a Heart-Wall.

In Miranda’s case, three lingering emotions had been trapped in her body for all those years, blocking her from experiencing a loving relationship. She had no idea that these trapped emotions were the major underlying cause of the pain she was experiencing in her neck as well. Her neck pain had been going on for some time, and was considered chronic and even a bit mysterious by the other doctors she had consulted, as nothing seemed to relieve it.

One by one, we cleared each of these emotions until her Heart-Wall was completely gone. With the removal of this wall, her neck pain disappeared spontaneously.

I didn’t see Miranda again for about three months. When I did, she looked incredibly happy. I asked her what had changed and she excitedly said, “Everything!” She reported that her neck pain had never come back. But there was even better news than that.

“Right after I saw you last,” she said, “I ran into my childhood sweetheart. I hadn’t seen him since elementary school. But it turned out, he’d been living right around the corner from me – less than a block away – for almost eight years. We started dating and something really sparked between us. We’re in love! I think he’s going to ask me to marry him.”

The woman who had come into my office complaining of neck pain and swearing off men was gone for good. She was like a completely new person.

“Thank you so much for helping me,” Miranda said. “If you hadn’t released my Heart-Wall, I honestly don’t think this would have happened. I was too closed-off before.”

When trapped emotions and Heart-Walls are released, people sometimes say it’s like they can finally feel again. They can give and receive love freely for the first time in a long time. In that state, very interesting and wonderful things can happen. The following examples are representative of the letters and emails we receive every day:

“After releasing the heart-wall and the other trapped emotions I experienced surprising results in quite a short space of time. My energy levels are so much improved. I can now take regular exercise where previously I spent entire days in bed with exhaustion. I can easily manage a full week at work now where previously I stopped working altogether. I am now planning workshops for people to share energy techniques with them and am feeling that zest for life again.

Emotionally, I feel a lot more clarity, stability and a sense of purpose again. The biggest thing for me is how quickly things have shifted once the energy around it all had shifted. I am surprised at how quickly I have been able to get to the stage where no medication is needed.” – Narinder M.

“This has changed my life! I was not able to walk due to eight knee surgery’s! Now I can walk pain free from a pain level of 10 to Zero after working on my self in less then 1 week. I removed 5 emotion blocks and a heart wall… found very interesting emotions and resolved so many very painful symptoms I had for twenty years, gone in one week. Thank You! God Bless You. I am getting the life I want back now!” – Richard B.

The most common physical symptoms that are associated with having a Heart-Wall are neck pain and stiffness, heaviness in the chest, shoulder pain and pain in the upper back. These symptoms occur because the negative emotional energies that make up the Heart-Wall distort the normal energy field of the upper body, interfering with the circulation of blood and lymph, as well as the flow of energy in the acupuncture meridians.

I’ve also found that having a Heart-Wall will depress the immune system, making the body more susceptible to infection and all manner of diseases. I believe this occurs because a Heart-Wall will interfere with the heart’s communication with the cells of the body, hampering their ability to function normally. If you’ve been diagnosed with a disease of any kind, it’s very likely that a Heart-Wall is part of the constellation of underlying causes.

Is a wall around your heart contributing to physical illness or disease for you? Is your Heart-Wall hampering your ability to give and receive love? Is it interfering with your ability to feel good emotions, or contributing to your feelings of isolation? Is it creating depression, anxiety or self-sabotage for you? Is your Heart-Wall interfering with your ability to succeed?

If you are at all frustrated with your love life, your social life, your health issues, or the level of financial abundance that you’ve been able to attain, a Heart-Wall may be a big piece of the puzzle for you.

How can you find out if you have a Heart-Wall? It’s actually quite simple, but it does take a little explanation.

You’re probably an intelligent person, but do you ever lose your car keys? Do you ever forget important things? Of course you do. We all do. The reason is that we actively use only a small percentage of our total intelligence. That part of us referred to as the conscious mind is estimated at only 5 to 10% of our total intelligence. The rest of our computing power is known as the subconscious mind.

If you are like me, sometimes it seems difficult to remember what happened yesterday. I believe, however, that the subconscious mind is an amazing recording device.

I believe that everything you’ve ever done in your entire life has been logged in your subconscious mind.

Every face you’ve ever seen in a crowd, every smell, every voice, every song, every taste, every touch and every sensation you have ever experienced has been recorded by your subconscious.

Every virus, bacteria or fungus that has ever invaded your body, all your injuries, all your thoughts and feelings, and the entire history of every cell in your body has all been archived. Your subconscious is also aware of any trapped emotions that your body may be harboring, and it also knows exactly what effect these trapped emotions are having on your physical, emotional and mental well-being. All of this and more is tucked away in the subconscious mind, as well as whether or not you have a Heart-Wall.

There are a number of very effective ways to tap into the subconscious mind that are actually quite simple and easy to perform. Let me share the simplest and easiest of these ways with you now. I call this the “Sway Test.”

If you place a potted plant in front of a speaker that is playing soothing, classical music or lullabies, the plant will gradually bend toward the sound coming out of that speaker. By the same token, if the sound coming out of that speaker changes to something harsh, such as acid rock, or screamo music, the plant will bend away from that speaker, and even the roots themselves will curve away from that harsh sound.

The human body has this innate ability as well, to respond in an automatic way to positive or negative inputs. Just like the plant, the human body will tend to sway forward, toward thoughts of positivity, truth or congruency. The body will sway backward, away from thoughts of negativity, falsehood or incongruency.

In the Sway Test, we use this powerful, built-in feature of the human body to get answers from the subconscious mind. Here’s how it works:

If there is any music playing in your room, or if the television is on, turn them off, so that you will be able to focus completely on the test. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Drop your hands to your side, and close your eyes.  Allow yourself to completely relax.

First of all, I want you to experience how the subconscious mind will cause your body to sway backward when you hold a negative thought in your mind.

Try thinking about the word “War.” Try to imagine what actually goes on in war. If you had to explain to someone who had no inkling of what that word really means, what might you say?

Focus your mind on that word and all that it entails. The moment your subconscious mind connects with the thought of “war,” you will begin to sway backward, as your subconscious mind recoils from the sheer negativity of that thought, just like the plant bending away from the harsh music coming from the speaker. This typically doesn’t take more than five or 10 seconds, and gets easier with practice.

Now, allow yourself to relax again. With your eyes closed, focus your mind on the word “gratitude.” Is there someone or something in your life you are grateful for? Allow yourself to feel that emotion of gratitude. Once again, you should notice that, the moment your subconscious mind makes the connection with what that word means, your body will start to sway forward of its own volition, in an attempt to move you closer to that positive thought.

Most people have no difficulty with this test. Remember to relax completely and focus your mind in a powerful way upon the thought, whether it is negative or positive.

When you graduated from high school or college, the best advice you were probably given was to, “Follow your heart.” But what if you have a Heart-Wall?

Your ability to find success will be hampered if you have a Heart-Wall. In my experience, I have seen many people who found success after having these “walls around their hearts” removed.

I received an email recently from a woman named Elena from Mexico City who said, “I´m feeling an awesome difference since I released my Heart Wall. To begin with, my self-esteem has gone up to the sky. Secondly, I’ve been having one creative idea after the other… I feel the driving force, which seemed to have left me long ago, is back again, with a lot of strength. I cannot really express how grateful I am to you and to God, in first place, that led me to find you and your work.”

You can use the “Sway Test” to quickly determine whether or not you have trapped emotions and a Heart-Wall.

In the same standing position, with your eyes closed, arms at your sides, and very relaxed, make this statement: ” I have a trapped emotion.” Focus your mind on this thought. If your body sways forward on this statement, the answer is, “yes.”

Next, try making this statement: ” I have a Heart-Wall.” Focus your mind on this thought, and if your body sways forward, the answer is, “yes.”

I believe that the most important thing you can do to improve your health, your love life and your longevity is to remove your trapped emotions and your Heart-Wall.

If you have a Heart-Wall, can you see how important it is for you to clear that wall away? Can you see the importance of helping your own children and your own family? In this New Year, it is my hope that you will stop looking outward for the solutions to your problems, and practice some true inner healing by getting rid of the walls around your own heart!


About the Author:

Dr. Bradley Nelson (Dr. Bradley Nelson) is a holistic physician and a foremost authority on bio-energetic medicine and energy psychology. After studying quantum physics and ancient medicine, Dr. Brad developed The Emotion Code, a system for releasing trapped emotions that block mental and physical healing. Visit EmotionCode.tv to watch free videos that teach this simple method.