884th Week :  Orienting to Frequencies

I’ve talked recently about the importance of noticing the quality of energy with which we resonate, the frequencies we bring into our lives and experiences. This year’s monthly audio meditations on my website focus on frequencies and the subject of the quality and tone of energy comes up often in my work with the people who come my way.

Not only do I think that it is vitally important to track which frequencies we bring into the foreground of our awareness, but I also invite people to notice the tone and quality of the unique energy signature that emanates from their core presence, from that place inside each of us that is our internal home base.

I woke up one morning saying the following to myself: “I am a living expression of radiant health.” What struck me as I heard myself saying this in my mind was the quality of energy inherent in the words, radiant health. Since that morning, I’ve been saying this to myself every day, with an occasional alternate version that goes something like, “I am the living essence of radiant health.” Whichever way I say it, the key is the frequency, the quality of the words, radiant health.

Also, when I say radiant health, I’m not just focused on my physical being. I can sense into radiant psychological health, or radiant creativity, or radiant emotional resilience. For this practice, I recommend using the general statement of being a living expression of radiant health, but be sure to adapt this practice to what works best for you.

My sense is that frequencies, that all frequencies/energies/qualities of being, have a direct impact not only on our state of mind but also on the state of our physical being. Because of this, one of the ways I engage my explorations of frequencies is to call on certain qualities to accompany me throughout the day. An example that I may have shared before was very powerful for me when my mother was alive and needing a lot of support. On days when I would be with her, I would call on the frequency of kindness, what I think of as the Spirit or Archetype of Kindness, asking this quality to fill me throughout the day. What I discovered was, when I remembered to do this, the day would unfold with an experience of patience and kindness in me that were more accessible and easier to express than what was usual for me.

Another time, my sister and I were having our usual yearly vacation together—our “sister time”—and, because she’s an extrovert and I’m an introvert, we sometimes bump into competing impulses and wishes about what activities attract us. Prior to a trip a couple of years ago, I called on the frequency of flexibility to fill me up and allow me to be more open to spontaneous suggestions from my sister. By the end of the trip, it dawned on me that I had, indeed, been noticeably more flexible in our time together.

One could say that my experiences reflected internal decisions to be more in tune with kindness throughout the day and flexibility throughout the vacation, and I couldn’t argue with that. Whatever the cause, the practice of calling on particular frequencies has been a source of support to me for a long time now and I feel convinced that, whatever the source of its presence in my experience, it is useful in supporting greater body-mind ease.

For this week’s practice in conscious living, I invite you to play with the words, the energy of, radiant health, or other words or qualities that may arise as you explore the frequency generated by these words. For me, saying the above statements about radiant health brings alive something in me that feels like energetic well-being, although it’s hard to put words to such a deep internal felt sense. The words you touch into may be different. The key is to notice the effect of these words and the energy they generate on the quality of your body-mind experience.

Also, I want to be sure to remind you, and all of us, that radiant health can refer to any kind of health—physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, creative—any kind of health. If you have physical challenges where the idea of radiant health feels impossible, or challenges in other areas of your life, find those aspects of your being where you can affirm being a living expression of  radiant health.

As with all these practices, please remember to bring along curiosity as your constant companion, because curiosity supports greater openness and movement toward discovery. Also please remember to pat gently on the head any judgments that may arise, allowing them to move on through without your having to do anything with or about them.

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