If you're wearing your heart on your sleeve, of course, it means you are making an open display of your emotions. In terms of romance, this saying dates back to the days of jousting when knights would wear the scarf of their lady love tied to their arms. However, Shakespeare also immortalized the phrase in Othello:
But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve
for daws to peck at...
In other words, when you indiscriminately make yourself vulnerable, you leave yourself at the mercy of the jackasses...I mean jackdaws of life. So be careful. And meanwhile, pay attention to those ear creases. It could save your life.
Linear wrinkles in one or both lobes may predict future cardiovascular events (heart attack, bypass surgery, or cardiac death.) A crease on one lobe raises the risk by 33 percent; a crease on both lobes increases it by 77 percent, even after adjusting for other known risk factors. Though experts aren’t exactly sure, they suspect a loss of elastic fibers may cause both the crease and the hardening of arteries.
Prevent it: Keep your heart healthy in other ways: Slim down, and lower your cholesterol and blood pressure.
Believe it or not, you could help save a life using energy medicine in the case of a suspected heart attack. For starters, if the person is not breathing, administer CPR. If they are breathing, make them comfortable. Then follow these basic steps outlined in the article An Energy Practitioner's Guide to Medical Emergencies:
Do a “hook-up” (one hand in navel, one hand on third eye, push in and pull up).Don't know how to do all this stuff? Well, you should learn! Regional Eden Energy Medicine Classes are being offered all over the country. I'm really excited one is being offered in Chicago starting in June. Let me know if you are planning to take it!
Strengthen the heart meridian by tracing it forward. As you come to the end of the meridian, rapidly twist the ends of the little fingers back and forth with some pressure.
Deeply and vigorously massage the heart neurolymphatic points between the 2nd and 3rd ribs, just below where the collarbone and breastbone meet, especially if the person is unconscious. Do not do this massage for more than 10 to 15 seconds.
Hold one hand over the heart area and press deeply into the top of the pubic bone with the other hand for about 30 to 60 seconds (re-establishes electrical energy in the body and stimulates the penetrating flow)
Hold the triple warmer strengthening points (TW3 & GB41, then TW2 & BL66) if the person appears to be leaving the body. Speak calmly and ask the person to stay with you. If you have help available, have another person pulse the K1 points on the bottom of the feet.
Hold the spleen meridian strengthening points (Sp2 & H8, then Sp1 & Lv1).
If the heartbeat is erratic or if the heart is beating too strong, hold the small intestine meridian strengthening points (GB41 & SI3, then B66 & SI2).
If the person is conscious, stable and resting comfortably, hold the frontal neurovascular points to offer comfort until help arrives.