One of my students (thanks Je :)) shared the following example as a way to explain how frequency works ….She said;”Let's say you enter a room full of people. Half of the crowd is angry and negative and the other half are very positive and upbeat. The Law of Vibration says that whatever frequency you're on when you walk into the room will determine which group you will find yourself attracted to.”When I shared this metaphor with a client who was stuck in “victim” mentality, she immediately and confidently proclaimed, “I would choose the positive, high frequency group, of course!” I asked, “When do you plan to start?” “So far you have conveyed one example after another of how mistreated you are by your boss, your co-workers and your mate … so when exactly do you plan to choose a higher frequency?” It is a choice. When someone says or behaves towards us in a way that we find offensive and we re-play that scene over and over in our minds – or tell our friends all about how unfairly we've been treated … then we are choosing a low frequency. Low frequency attracts more low frequency. Ego likes to personalize other people's behavior – i.e. make their behavior about themselves. It likes to take something hurtful and dwell on it … and in this way generate lots of resistance in the form of judgment, resentment and hurt feelings and then, ego will work to convince us that our unhappy feelings are justified. Although there is nothing positive to be gained from mentally regurgitating past painful memories, ego likes to take us into that kind of mental punishment in order to strengthen its own identity as a helpless victim in an unfair world. This is self abuse. It generates a low vibration that attracts nothing but more pain and suffering. Choose instead to let the behavior of others be theirs – and not about you. Refuse to attach to stories your ego wants to feed you about how they did this or that TO you. Instead focus on what is working in your life and the things that bring you pleasure. This is you choosing to associate with the “high frequency crowd”. Cheers! 🙂
On the morning of December 16, 2006 (12-16-2006 reduces to a 10/1 – for those who know something about number, you know that signifies “new beginning”) I made the decision to become a serious practitioner of the tools and teachings I’d gathered over the years. I decided to use them towards healing my body and the mind. (not that I didn't already have a daily practice … I just made the commitment to seriously apply these tools towards the specific goal of healing my body and mind.)
Below I've listed some of these resources. I do not mean to imply that these processes, in and of themselves, are essential to the healing and clearing that has taken place. Every individual is “instructed” through their own practice about what tools will work best for them. I am simply sharing with you some of the tools I use ….
Sitting in Silence has been an essential part of the healing work. This practice of focused breath and intention connects me with an inner spaciousness from which Presence seems to flow.
Another major resource for me has been Yoga. I was already (and still continue) having ongoing weekly session with Janka, a yoga instructor who has an incredible intuitive understanding, through her bodywork training, of how the physical body works. During our sessions, she taught me how to refine the yoga asanas (postures) on more subtle levels, using breath and intention as well as subtle physical adjustments to achieve greater openness and alignment with Source. I take what she teaches into my daily practice at home and combine it with other methods I’ve learned.
Having spent two summers in Peru studying the ancient traditions of the Qero’s Indians with anthropologist, Juan Nunez del Prado, I began to integrate some of those techniques into my daily practice as well. Juan taught me how to bring in “sami” or high, light energy and use it to clear the dark, heavy energy, called “hoocha” in the body. He taught me the proper use of intention as a way to direct energy. I began to understand that I didn’t have to “see” or “feel” the energy in order to experience the benefits of it. All I need to do is use my “intension” for moving energy and know that it is so in order to experience the very real and powerful healing that comes as a result of that practice.
Another tool has been unwinding that I learned from the training I did with John Barnes and his “Myofacial Release”. His work taught me that the body takes on and carries the stress caused by any sort of physical or emotional trauma that we’ve experienced. These traumas cause the fascia (which is the system of tiny capillaries of water (the body is 80% water) that lie just beneath the skin and that surrounds every single organ in the body, making movement possible) to become twisted and stretched into painful patterns that end up inhibiting our ability to move without constriction and eventually leading to all sorts of disease and susceptibility to illness. He teaches a process he calls, “unwinding” – releasing these pain patterns in the body to facilitate healing and restore freedom of movement. This is something I often use during breath and journey work, for myself and others.
Along with these more physical and energy moving practices, I added the mental clearing techniques that I learned from my work with core beliefs and practitioners like Byron Katie (“Loving What Is”), Eckhert Tolle (The Power of Now), Esther Hicks (“The Abraham Material”) and Michael Brown (“The Presence Process”). Teachers like these brought me a deeper understanding of the seven Universal Laws as elucidated in writings from ancient texts such as The Bible, “The Kyballion” (by Three Initiates), tarot and studying the Qabalah’s, Tree of Life.
I became deeply committed to using these instructional tools to clear my mind whenever an internal negative reaction signaled that I was in the throes of an ego-limiting story. I became rigorous and unrelenting in applying these principles by refusing to allow a negative reaction to spiral me into an emotional drama and sinking me into low frequency.
Slowly ego began to release its hold on me. Over and over I would remind myself that my feelings are generated by MY thoughts – not some external cause. I refused to allow myself to get away with pointing the finger at some one or thing outside my own mind when I was upset. This commitment allowed me to follow negative reactions in to the troublesome thought that created it in the first place. I insist that I am 100% responsible for my own unhappiness – no exception.
There are other resources too, that have been brought to me for support and healing throughout this major transformation. They include local professionals such as Dr Oh and his son, Jong who are acupuncturists. My experience has shown me that acupuncture does truly open the meridians in the body to allow for better energy flow and thus promote healing.
Jane is another professional who was sent my way. She is a colon therapist and inspired Christian of eighty plus years who is a living example of physical and spiritual health in her own right. She has been a wonderful mentor for me in learning to nourish and cleanse the physical body. She also brings me a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Bible, which I see as a powerful alchemical text.
These and more … the resources have continued to increase as I open to the “nudges” and promptings that come through the relationship I daily cultivate with Universal Energy.
To be continued …
I didn't want Thanks-giving to go by without sending each of you a blessed thought to carry you into and through the holiday weekend coming up.
Family times are intense times for many because family members carry intricate stories about each other that are often and easily triggered when we all come together. Pause and listen a minute to the story that comes up in your own mind at the thought of being with (or without) your family over Thanksgiving. Now know that every single other family member has a story (that most likely looks nothing like yours) running in their mind too. And you're all going to inhabit the same space for some length of time, each one of us looking for evidence that what we believe is true.
It might sound something like this:
“Oh man, I dread the drive and then I've got to put up with bossy old Uncle Steve … he always makes everyone miserable…” – you get the picture.
As a result of the low frequency we start spinning days, weeks, even months before we get there, we generate the low frequency necessary to “spark” a fight. Instead of participating in a “Festival of Thanks”, the ego turns it into a feeding frenzy for its own agenda!
That's the down side of it … there is a”higher frequency option” however – and that is to understand that we are in service to a Universal Source who sends us out on assignment sometimes. Our family is our assignment -has nothing to do with whether you like it or not, that's just “real life”. Family gatherings are where we get sent to practice being useful to Source (not flaunt our superiority)… it is our mission field. It also happens that our family members are our most important teachers, as well.
Our task is to balance these two energies- that of missionary and student. The marriage of these energies within us creates a third energy, that of the “Witness”. We learn how to witness both what is being shown TO us and That which is moving THROUGH us. In other words, as we integrate these energies within us, our consciousness matures and we are able to relax into or surrender more completely to Source, who awaits our willingness to be filled and spilled into the lives of those we love.
When we go to our families in consciousness we know that we are there, both to demonstrate-by-example, and learn.
Our job includes shifting our attention to what “they” are doing, and instead, bring our attention to what resistances in us are blocking the Light of Source. It is these precious and completely intractable human beings who have the audacity to stand boldly in front of us and hold up the mirror, that teach us the most. Every time we react negatively to what we are being shown, we can know we are coming up against some part of ourselves that we have not accepted. The things we tell ourselves and believe that make us “feel bad” are examples of such blocks. When we go into our families with our own judgments and agendas about how they “should” or “shouldn't” be and focus on how we are not being appreciated or loved then we are bringing a frequency that can only exacerbate whatever potential drama lies- in-wait for the first opportunity to “enflame” the room.
If, on the other hand, we enter in peace with minimal story running, we are clear conduits for the One Thing that can transform every one in that room.
It was Eckhert Tolle who reminded us that consciousness is like a burning log. When wet or green logs are placed in contact with a brightly burning fire, sooner or later, they too will ignite. Our opportunity this holiday weekend is to become like that burning log. Be one of the gifts that your family is thankful for by modeling peace and acceptance. You may find that your loved ones want to gather at your “hearth” and warm themselves in your loving glow. After all, it's what we all truly want, isn't it? – Just to feel loved and accepted by the people who are important to us. Emanate the love and acceptance you long for FROM them. Sooner or later their hearts too will ignite with the fire of love.
May you be a thanksgiving blessing for your loved ones this year.
Isn't it amazing to watch how our ego's jump at telling and listening to stories guaranteed to generate chaos and internal distress? Most of us have participated, some time or other, in the ego device of passing on a low frequency tale designed to trigger someone's misery generating story. And then they're off to the races and we can engage with them in playing a hearty round of “Ain't it (he/she) awful?”. This is something that is widely practiced. We do it with each other all the time.
As I was explaining to a client today, the encounters and situations that appear in our lives will be on the same frequency as our internal vibration. We can locate what frequency we're on by watching our encounters with others. Low frequency attracts low frequency and vice versa. That's why, when I have a low frequency encounter, I know that the BEST thing I could possibly do for me is to locate the internal low frequency story that MUST be running – else I wouldn't have had a painful exchange.
Doing a daily practice to “up” our frequency is the best preventive … there's nothing more effective in creating a life of consistent hi-frequency. It works very much like building immunity in the physical body… when the immunity (frequency) is high, then germs (unhappy events) cannot infiltrate. Through an intentional time of centering every day, immunity against low frequency thoughts develop. THAT's as good a reason as any I can imagine for starting our day off with PEACE – 🙂 Blessings, Lynne
I awoke thinking about you this morning. I was touched by your sharing yesterday and found myself with so many things in my heart to say … . But, at that moment I did not find the right way to speak these thoughts – perhaps it was not time. This morning, however, I awoke with you fresh in my mind and desiring to share with you.
So I decided to write my thoughts here and offer them to you … to read or not, as you please. I simply want to share with you some of what brings me inner peace. Who knows, perhaps these ideas will serve you as well. Of perhaps, I simply need to write these things for my own benefit and am just using you as an inspiration to do so….
Perhaps the first great relief came for me when I learned what an incredible story maker my ego is! And then I discovered that ego feeds on the resistance that gets created when I believe the stressful stories it tells. (Resistance is any sort of negative feeling or reaction such as anxiety, sadness, resentment, etc that robs me of peace.)
I always think of the nursery rhyme…
“Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater had a wife and couldn't keep her – so he put her in a pumpkin shell and there he kept her very well.”.
This, to me, is a great description of our relationship with ego. Ego is Peter Pumpkin Eater … that masculine function/ego intellect that is constantly trying to imprison the feminine aspect of self or Divine Essence. The only way he can “keep her(me)” is by convincing her(me) of the story (represented in the rhyme by the pumpkin shell) that he tells her is the truth about who she is. Ego has a definition of self that is very limiting. For instance, the “pumpkin” story told me unrelentingly by ego went something like this; “I am Lynne, daughter of an alcoholic. I am selfish and uncaring and totally unlovable … the world is an unhappy place and I have to take whatever I can wherever I can get it in order to survive…etc etc”
As long as ego could keep me convinced that I was indeed this limited definition of self it could “keep me very well”, which means it rules. In this way, ego keeps me separated from my true nature which is Pure Essence, High Frequency PEACE.
On the coattails of that realization, came the understanding that there are two basic frequencies that the emotional body generates; high frequency and low. High frequency consists of feelings such as love, peace, acceptance, harmony. It is our thoughts that generate frequency. If our thoughts are of a high frequency we will experience feelings on the same frequency – feelings that align us with Source. I realized that only High frequency feelings can bring me into alignment with Source because Source consists of of only the Highest Frequency. Therefore when I am resonating at a low frequency (angst, resentment, pain, depression or any negative state) I cannot connect with Source simply because I am out of vibrational range of that frequency. We are vibrating on different wave lengths, so to speak. When I'm in low frequency, in order to align and connect with Source I must find a way to “up” my frequency.
It didn't take me long to see how committed ego is in keeping me separated from Source by constantly running a low frequency story! These low frequency stories always create nothing but suffering and unhappiness. As a matter of fact, I have realized that anytime I am suffering it's because I am investing belief in a low frequency story.
Tremendous relief came when I realized that I do not have to believe the thoughts that make up these stories. I have come to see that thoughts, much like germs, are rampant in the atmosphere. And like germs, whether or not you are “infected” depends upon the strength of your immune system. If your immunity is compromised then you are susceptible to the germs that abound. Similarly, if you are in a weakened state from years of believing low frequency stories then you are prone to be “infected” by the stressful thoughts that constantly run through the mind. “There are no new stressful thoughts” (a Byron Katie statement), which means that every stress producing thought we've ever had has been thought millions of times. Whether or not we BELIEVE these thoughts, however, is up to us! WOW… that was great news to me, because it meant that, although I could not choose my thoughts… they come and go… I COULD begin to choose whether or not to “marry them” by believing in them! Thoughts are not the problem, I realized, unless I believe them. That's because once I believe what I'm thinking I start REACTING as if they are true. For instance, when I believe the thought, “I am selfish and unable to truly care”, I start acting in ways that end up proving to me that it's true. When I believe the thought it generates low frequency feelings so that I feel bad and so then I start withdrawing etc, etc .. so that my behavior ends up totally verifying the thought! This is the way it works … not occasionally, but every single time!
Don't take my word for these ideas, I certainly didn't! Try them on for yourself! I have proven through my own life experience that this is the way of it.
I have further learned that God is only present in this moment. Here and NOW can be the only abiding place for Source simply because no other place exists! There is no other Reality … past and future are simply imaginary concepts that exist only in the mind. They are the domain of ego.
I have noticed that every time I am anywhere but in this moment it's simply because ego has abducted me, through some low frequency story, into the regrets of the past or the angst of the future, neither of which truly exist! The other place that ego likes to “keep” us is in that totally fabricated place I like to call “Shouldville”. Shouldville is where I am anytime I am resisting the way things are. “This, or that should not be” or “That should be different!” is a way of fighting with Reality. And, as Byron Katie says, “I have never fought with Reality and won!” A question that Byron Katie asks often is; “How do we know it's the way it should be? Because it's the way it is!” God and Reality are one and the same! Therefore anytime I am “shoulding” life, I am battling God.
Life is the way it is. If I want peace, I accept Reality. I don't mean settle for it! I can see the way something is and decide to be proactive towards change. That's not a problem. But what is this moment is what it is. My job is to accept what is this moment. Along with that awareness, that “what is” is just “what is” … comes the further opportunity to trust that the “what is” is as it is because that is exactly what it NEEDS to be! I do not have to understand why things are what they are and it's not my business to demand that things be different (like that works anyway!). And, well frankly, the way things are is not my business anyway. My only concern is my business. Anytime I am in God's (or anyone elses) business, I generate suffering.
One of the things I began practicing (again learned from Byron Katie) when I catch myself resisting Reality is to turn the should around by asking myself, “What are three real reasons why this thing should be exactly the way it is.” For example, let's say I'm telling myself that my husband shouldn't be so controlling … how can I turn that around? What are three real reasons why he “should be” controlling? Here's what I might come up with: He should be controlling because his attempts to control give me a chance to see my own controlling nature (based on the understanding that anything I'm resisting out there is a reflection of my own inner state). Another reason? Because there may be something I need to hear in his controlling words because its happening in my Reality (and I don't believe in accidents or mistakes, meaning there is not a single thing that happens that is not a teaching opportunity for me) and, one more? Because my resistance to him gives me a chance to better love and understand myself … again, because whatever I see out there is a reflection of my own inner state.
This brings me to a final peace-bringing realization worth mentioning, and that is that the Universe is always and only a mirror. We know that when we have something in our eye that we can go to a mirror and use it to see and address the problem. In the same way, the world faithfully and unfailingly mirrors to us our inner state of consciousness. What is mirrored to us by the world around us is whatever our internal beliefs are.
This truism is based on the Universal Law of Mentalism which states that everything in the world is made up of mental energy. This understanding was derived from the idea that the whole Universe and everything in it is all happening in the mind of Creator. What this means is that the world as we see it is totally a mental reflection of our own inner mind. We see what we believe.
A great example of that is something that I experienced recently. I was looking through some pictures that we had taken in Washington and saw one of me that my daughter, Jaquetta had taken. I immediately thought, “Yuk … this is a bad picture, I look old and unattractive, etc.” and quickly flicked on past it to the next one. Then I stopped myself, realized what I was doing — i.e. that I was running a story and forced myself to go back to that very picture and simply listen to what I was telling myself. After listening to the negative story I was detailing, I decided to experiment, just to see what would happen if I set that story aside for a moment and allow myself to look at the picture of myself without the old story. I was amazed! Without my demeaning story the picture looked totally different! Suddenly I saw a woman with happy, bright eyes and a relaxed bearing. I saw someone who was comfortable in her own skin, etc.
The point is that without our stories we can see a totally different world! Realizing this has brought me such tremendous relief. I have realized that the Universe is a friendly, benevolent place. What we see happening out there is simply a reflection of our own mind, and or that of the collective mind. When I react negatively to any single thing I see out there, I know I am projecting a piece of my own story and, using the world in the same way that I use a mirror, I begin to look for what in me is being brought to my awareness for the purpose of integration.
An example: I had a client recently come in inflamed about a magazine cover she had seen featuring a white supremist. She went on and on about how white supremists should be annihilated — should not be allowed to exist. She was almost rabid in rantings. Finally I quietly asked her to tell me about the supremist in herself. “Tell me about the part of you right now that wants to destroy others.” She got suddenly quiet … and then I saw that she got it. She realized that she was feeling the same sort of judgment and animosity towards the supremist that she was blaming him for having!
Our reactions are always about ourselves. The world faithfully mirrors where we are as individuals and as a collective. The way to change the world out there is to use whatever we find ourselves reacting to “out there” as the mirror it is to show us what in ourselves is presently attached to a low frequency story. I have yet to uncover a low frequency story in myself and find it to be true. Ego runs these low frequency stories which rob me of peace by generating the resistance ego needs to feed it and keep it strong in its definition of self and the world … “Peter Pumpkin Eater” translated, is “Ego, Story(resistance) Eater” who runs a limiting story in order to keep itself strong and in charge.
Again, these are simply some of the awarenesses that I've had that have brought new understanding and inner peace. I have stopped needing to resist or change the world around me as I once felt obligated to do. I hope they bring you relief and peace as well.
Love and Blessings,