Monday, March 14, 2011

Frequency - My Sunday Column

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.


  1. Good point. I embrace the joy of spring emerging. Mother Earth offers good as well as devastation--- I like to focus on the joyful nature of spring.

  2. I'll try to tune my fork too. We can't get the media to cooperate because bad news sells but we can stop being part of the feeding frenzy. I pray for all involved in the bad but I also want to rejoice with the ones experiencing the good.

  3. I agree, I think you attract what you are thinking a lot.

    I am mostly an optimist. I hate to be depressed. I like to be around positive people and those that have a great sense of humor. (thats why one of my great friends is Yaya over at Whispering Pines...she has a wonderful sense of humor!). Call me Pollyanna, I can be like an ostrich with her head stuck in the sand sometimes, but I just like to hear the good things.

    I wish they would publicize more good on the news...I bet more people would tune in if they did!

  4. It's so easy for me to be out of sync with universal positiveness!!! But I do try to re-tune as often as I can!! The start of Spring always helps!

    Take care

  5. I read a book by Wayne Dyer (Jilda knows his work) and it's called You'll See It When You Believe It. It is about this very thing. Believe in good things and good things will happen. Believe in negativity and that's what will surround you. It's so simple yet so difficult. Here's a good thought for you: I'm so blessed to have met you and Jilda here. Our paths crossed for a reason and her recent post summed it up for me.

  6. Oh yes, I've believed this, known this for a long time. thought is energy and the more you believe what you think, the stronger the energy. and energy will manifest itself.

     One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all .
     "One is Evil -  It is anger, envy, hate, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego .
     "The other is Good - It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. "
     The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?" 

     The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed . "       


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