America is in bad need of some good news! I'm reading a book on the recommendation of my lovely spouse about the power of feelings.
The book talks about the fact that most people spend too much time thinking about the things they DON'T want. If they ever let their mind dwell on something they do want, (for example a new car), they usually think of it in terms of how much it costs and the fact that they'd never be able to afford it on their current salary.
The book says that all things in the universe, including feelings and emotions, have a frequency, meaning they vibrate like a tuning fork. Like frequencies attract like frequencies. Love, empathy, caring, and the feeling of accomplishment vibrate at a higher frequency than say, jealousy, hate, fear, and envy.
Bear with me because it gets complicated – if you have a two tuning forks tuned to say 256 hertz. If you strike the first tuning fork with a mallet, the vibrations will cause the second tuning fork which is a distance away, to vibrate even though it was not struck.
Like vibrations attract like vibrations. A tuning fork tuned to say 400 hertz will have no effect on the second fork tuned at 256 hertz. I researched this and this is an actual classroom physics experiment and it does work.
So, what does this have to do with bad news? Well if all we are thinking about is bad news, then all we'll attract is bad news.
But here's the thing – the media today seems to thrive on bad news. Some of the most popular shows on radio and TV are people spewing hate, anger, and fear.
It seems that national and state politics thrive on issues that divide, instead of spending time finding common ground, somewhere near the middle where we can compromise, and develop policy that's right for country.
With all this bad news, comes low level vibrations and it seems too many of us are vibrating at that frequency. If you don't believe it, go sit in a coffee shop somewhere and just listen. People will talk about how bad the economy is, how high gas has gotten, the latest meth bust, or murder.
You may feel that this talk of frequency is all new age mumbo-jumbo but, I believe there's something to it. I know for a fact that fear is contagious. Franklin Roosevelt came into office when our country was in the depths of the Great Depression, and he gave America hope. In his first inaugural address he proclaimed “There's nothing to fear but fear itself.” I think people embraced that idea.
It took time, but this country stopped the free-fall. Slowly people went back to work, and things eventually turned around.
Whether it's mumbo-jumbo or not, I'm weary of bad news. Tell me something good for a change!
Since the only thing I can change is me, it is my intention to lose the fear, stop participating in the political bickering, and become a tuning fork tuned to the frequency of good news.