The universe is created and maintained by frequencies. From the vibrations of the electrons around the atom, to the light emitted by every star, we are surrounded by frequencies. From the rhythm of our heartbeat, to the rhythm of radio waves that make my body want to move, we thrive on frequencies! On the other hand, some frequencies can cause havoc and disruption, such as fluorescent light bulbs, 5G networks, WiFi, and UV light. So how do we know what frequencies are good for us, and which ones are not?
For one, tune into your body and pay attention to how different frequencies make you feel. Even using your imagination can give you an idea of how it affects you, because our brain lights up in the same way whether itâ€™s real or imagined. So, imagine listening to a beautiful rendition of Tchaikovskyâ€™s The Nutcracker ballet while relaxing in the soft light of dawn as the birds are waking up. How does this affect your nervous system and muscles? Now imagine listening to heavy metal while jumping up and down in a hot, sweaty, dark, crowded concert hall. How does your physical state change? Iâ€™m going to assume thereâ€™s a stark difference between the two.Â
The light and sound frequencies that surround us affect our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. Physically, our nervous system matches the frequency that is loudest and in the closest proximity to us. (This is why the Apollo device works so well. Be sure to listen to my interview with the creator of the Apollo device, Dr. David Rabin, www.apolloneuro.com.)Â
Mentally, our mind usually follows the frequency of our brain waves, which correlates with the frequency of our heart waves or emotional frequency. Spiritually, the aspect of life that dictates our sense of connection or disconnection, frequencies affect our ability to connect with ourselves and the people around us. For example, have you ever tried to listen to specific types of music to â€œget in the moodâ€ or â€œget in the zoneâ€?Â
Athletes commonly have a playlist that helps them â€œget in the zoneâ€ and â€œget their head in the gameâ€.Â I remember listening to â€œLearnâ€ by Alanis Morrissette when swimming the 500 meter race in my high school swim team to help me keep the same pace throughout the entire 20 laps. I also remember trying to be romantic and sexy with my partner when suddenly Siri decided to start playing the last song played: the Sesame Street theme song (played previously for my son, of course). Talk about disrupting the moment!
Researchers at the HeartMath Institute demonstrate the global impact frequency, and the coherence of frequencies, can create health, balance, and even the foundation for world peace. The book Power and Care is a transcription of a global conference hosted by the Dalai Lama that brought together experts in a variety of fields to demonstrate the potential power of frequencies to create world peace. When we see the graph of major violent human events and how they correlate with major solar flares, it makes you stand back and wonder how weâ€™ve never explored this more closely.Â
On the other hand, we are inspired by the research on global meditation and prayer moments â€“ when humans around the world dedicate a specific hour or day to feeling gratitude and love, violent events significantly decrease.Â
The physics of frequencies and the concept of coherence â€“ or homeostasis â€“ make sense when we look at it in larger terms other than electrons and molecules. When we think of a band or a symphony, every player may have a different instrument with different frequencies, but they share the same rhythm. Their sound blends together coherently in a way that feels balanced, rhythmic, and steady. If the drummer changes the rhythm, the guitar and soloist follow suit.Â
Our bodies do the same thing. If our heart rate speeds up because weâ€™re excited or scared, our brain waves speed up the pace to keep up, creating faster thoughts, and consider reviewing memories that match the new soundtrack in an effort to inform and feel prepared for whatever may be coming next. As our heart rate and breath slows down, our brain waves follow that too â€“ providing a sense of calm, peace, and safety.
Therefore, as we practice becoming aware of our internal and external frequencies, we can have an opportunity to change the channel of our mind, steer the ship of our nervous system, and guide our emotional and spiritual selves to a place that feels safer, brighter, healthier, and more enjoyable.
You can use the frequency of light and sound as a way of exploring what memories the body is holding on to, or as a way of intentionally tuning in to a soundtrack that feels better, and even to create a faster healing response in the body. Research demonstrates that our body heals faster when we are in the relaxation response, which is when our brain waves are in theta frequency. We can listen to binaural music to tune our nervous system and brain to a place that helps us achieve our goal, be it to study and focus, meditate and relax, or energize and exercise.Â
Our muscle, nerve, skin, and organ tissues also heal faster when exposed to red light and near-infrared light because of how this light increases the energy within the molecules and produces stronger, faster cellular regeneration.Â
Earlier this year, one of my outside barn cats had been attacked by a fox and her arm muscle had been ripped away from the bone. We didnâ€™t notice the injury until a few days after the event, based on the status of the tissue by the time she came out of hiding. The vet wasnâ€™t sure if she was going to be able to save the arm, but we first tried a major surgery to cut away the dead tissue and adhere the remaining muscle to the bone. She told us to keep her in a small crate where she couldnâ€™t move or use the arm for 3-4 weeks. â€œYou want me to keep an outside cat in a crate for a month?!â€ I couldnâ€™t bare the thought of that. It was time to put light therapy to the test. I had purchased a light therapy stool a few years earlier to treat my nerve pain after my brain surgeries in 2017 (at the encouragement of my acupuncturist, Lisa Baas). I figured Iâ€™d try it out on my cat. So, I put the light on her arm for 10-20 minutes a day. She was completely healed within 14 days! The vet was shocked â€“ and bought a medical-grade red/near-infrared light for her rehab hospital the next day.Â Â Â Â
I personally use my home light therapy a few times a week on various parts of my body. I use it on my lower pelvis during my period, and my head most of the time for the pressure headaches I get from my VP shunt â€“ my own personal â€œsump pumpâ€ that now keeps me alive. More on that adventure at a different time.
Â For now, take a look around your environment right now and notice the light, the colors, and the sound. Our brain needs colors â€“ the more colors, the more circulation. The more your environment is in grey-scale, the more likely you are to feel depressed. Even better, create symmetrical patterns of color in your environment through kaleidoscope lamps available on Amazon!Â
Or, just take a walk outside in a natural environment. Nature offers symmetrical patterns everywhere, and all the colors of the spectrum.
Japanese researchers call it â€œforest bathingâ€ â€“ a way to bring healing to the body simply by keeping your eyes and ears open in the presence and perfect environment of nature. Next, choose the soundtrack you want to listen to â€“ I recommend instrumental music usually. Lyrics can get in the way of your brain creating an even better script. Notice the bpmâ€™s (beats per minute) that feel most comforting for you. Remember that while we canâ€™t always control the light and sound in our environment, we can do our best to have the best options available. Especially with the technology available to us today, we can support our brains and nervous systems through sound-canceling headphones, colorful glass lenses, and virtual-reality goggles. Even an afternoon metro-ride to the country to remember what the open sky looks like can do wonders for your mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing.
Â I could go on and on, but for now, remember this: increase the rainbows (in your eyes and on your plate) and smooth rhythmic vibrations into your experience every day. You are frequency and you live in a world of frequencies. Choose your rhythm, and dance to the frequency of wellbeing!