August 07, 2020
There’s an old axiom that asks, “What came first, the chicken or the egg?” In this brief philosophical experiment, I want to explore this idea as it relates to our emotional state.
It’s very easy for us human beings to tell a story about why we feel a certain way. We’re great at telling stories. And even greater at believing the stories we tell others, and ourselves.
“I feel sad because I haven’t seen my friends in a really long time.”
“I feel happy because I just got a promotion at work.”
We can wrap our minds around this logically. Of course you’d feel sad if you hadn’t seen your friends in a really long time. Surely, you’d be happy if you got a promotion at work.
Are we beings simply existing in the world, and responding to the events around us?
That certainly can be how we muddle through our life. We react to things that come across our path, and react and react until we’re left with the life that just happened to us.
Let’s try to reverse this whole thing.
Feeling emotion isn’t only something that accidentally happens to you.
Of course, they do come up. Like clouds passing through the sky. Never permanent, always passing through.
But you, you incredible being. Are also an emotion generator.
Think back to a time in your life where things were really happening for you, in a way that you enjoyed. Focus on a specific time. What did that feel like? What thoughts went through your head? What were people saying to you?
As you are generating those emotions from past experience. Remember. You can’t feel emotions in the past. Even though you were thinking about a past experience, the emotions you generated are being felt now.
Experiment with mining the past for experiences that can bring forth an emotion you desire. Experience that past emotion -- now. Then paint the present world that’s happening right now with the emotions you’ve created.
Rather than feeling as a response to something outside of yourself, feel a certain way, and then use that as the lense through which the world is happening.
Feel peace -- see peace in the world. Feel harmony -- see harmony in the world.
May 23, 2022
Solfeggio frequency comes from a scale of six notes introduced by a Benedictine monk, Guido d’Arezzo, around the 11th century. It was followed by the Catholic Church via their Gregorian chants.
Even today, Gregorian chants are sung in sacred settings with the same scale of notes. Over 150 Gregorian Chants were based on solfeggio frequencies back in the day.
Each note was believed to encourage physical, mental, and spiritual health. Today, it’s scientifically proven to do the same.
When you listen to Solfeggio tones, it opens your mind, spirit, and body and tune to the heartbeat of the universe.
May 16, 2022
Singing bowls make three overtones- fundamental, mid-tone, and female.
The fundamental tone refers to a deep and low tone. It's produced when you rub the mallet on the wall of a singing bowl.
Mid-tone refers to sounds created by medium and large bowls. It's heard when you play a medium-sized bowl around the rim.
The female overtone is produced "after" you rub the mallet on the bowl's outer rim. Usually, a medium sound bowl gets warmed up from mid-tone and evolves into a female overtone.
May 16, 2022
If you’re having a good time, positive energy comes from the sum total of happy thoughts and positive actions.
But it turns into a bomb of negative energy during fights.
So, positive energy is essentially “beneficial, productive, optimistic, encouraging, and joyful.” In contrast, negative energy is “harmful, useless, hopeless, demeaning, and sad.”
Positive and negative energies are contagious too. That’s why we quickly pick up on feelings of stress, anger, grief, depression, and agony from others.
But do you know that sights, sounds, and smells can affect energies? A picture, sound, or scent can often take you back in time to a positive memory or a negative one to change your mood.