Everything in the Universe is composed of energy vibrating at certain frequencies. Your body. The subatomic particles that make up the atoms, molecules, and cells that compose your body. And so on. The sounds you hear are vibrating the particles and waves that make up the world around you, creating changes in air pressure to produce different tones.
When things interact they have what is called an interference pattern, which is how their waves interact, much like two ripples coming in contact with one another on a pond to create an entirely new, intermingling ripple pattern. This is how we co-create our reality, by interacting with each other’s vibrational energy, which is composed of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects.
In reality, the physical, mental, and emotional components are merely extensions of the spiritual frequency, but for simplicity’s sake, let’s call them distinct from one another. How your physical vibration is affecting your mental and emotional frequencies can have an effect on your spiritual vibration, for instance.
If you are feeling out of sorts or uneasy, you should start with the basics. What are you eating? How much exercise are you getting? Are you taking care of yourself in the most basic ways? Clearly taking care of your mind and your emotions require different approaches, but if you do not start with your body, your most fundamental element of the physical dimension, it will trickle down into the other aspects of your being.
As we have seen above, everything is connected. The interference pattern that your body has with the chair beneath you, and the walls that surround you, and so on, interacts with everything else synergistically. Personally, this gives me a huge sense of responsibility, because not only does what I do affect myself, but it affects everyone and everything else on Earth. In fact, the whole Universe.
I take this into consideration when I make my choices throughout the day. Am I perfect? Of course not, but I do improve every single day, if only a fraction above yesterday, because I know that it is my cosmic responsibility to each one of you to become the healthiest version of myself.
Energetically, we are all connected, and when one of us suffers we all suffer on some level, while the opposite is true as well. When one of us feels joy or unconditional love, we all do. We are in a time right now when we are being called to develop ourselves and share what we know with others, because, being in such a volatile state, our world is very vulnerable at the moment.
Many people ask me how we can positively affect others, and my response is always to stop judging other people for the choices that they make and to focus on improving ourselves instead. When you do so, your vibration is actually healing to others, because by raising your frequency you are actually raising theirs as well.
Recently, I went to a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, and among the many health-conscious things we learned about psychology and personal development, they taught us the difference between feedback and criticism, being that feedback comes from a loving place of actually wanting to help someone, whereas criticism is from a place of judgment and the desire to tell someone how wrong or bad they are.
This is important because how you think and act toward others affects them just as much as how you treat yourself, and, as I mentioned above, it is our cosmic responsibility to the Universe to treat others the way we want to be treated, which also means we have to treat ourselves kindly, mind you.
In her groundbreaking book on being “spiritual-but-not-religious”, Rachelle Mee-Chapman discusses how we must shift from debate to dialogue, meaning that the point of having a conversation should not be to “win” or dominate the conversation but to learn and grow mutually. The desire to always be right and constantly persuade other people to see things the way we see them comes from the ego.
Respect Other Perspectives
Each one of us sees life from a completely different perspective, and that is quite alright. What is not alright is constantly attempting to change other people’s perspective. They are allowed to see things however they choose, and it is not your job to tell them otherwise. Your job is to simply accept them for who they are.
If you’re always judging other people for the choices they make, the way they see things, and whatever else you decide is inferior to your own, then you are doing both yourself and them a disservice. Respect that they have lived a different life than you have, and they are doing the best that they can with what they have experienced. Do you think you could do any better? This is impossible to know, especially when you will never know the entire story.
There are always three sides to every story: your, mine, and the truth. Until we reach some fantastically enlightened state, we will never see things exactly as they are, so stop trying to tell people what they should believe, and allow them to be who they are. Now, if someone should ask your advice on something, that is completely different. Just don’t go around pushing your opinion in everyone’s face. No one likes that.
There is a time and a place to voice your opinion, even when it is not asked for or “wanted,” which is when you feel called to speak up for someone’s benefit. Remember the difference between feedback and criticism. The words you feel called to share with them could save their life, and even though they might not like hearing it at the time, and perhaps never even thank you for it, it is also your cosmic responsibility to speak up in such moments.
Clearly, there is a very thin line between telling someone what they need to hear and pushing your opinion on them, but as long as you’re coming from a place of love and not judgment and listening to the still small voice inside of you that tells you when someone needs to hear something, you will be able to feel out a situation and know when someone needs to hear something, and when you simply want to “correct” them.
Listening to your inner guidance takes practice, and it is not an easy journey. There will be times when people get mad at you because they don’t want to hear what you have to say, and you may even lose friends over it, but the more you tap into this creative intelligence within you, the better people will respond and the easier it will be to notice when you are being called to speak up.
As mentioned above, we are in a vulnerable time right now, and it is our responsibility to treat ourselves and each other with kindness and respect, because the vibration that you are emitting affects the vibration that I am emitting, and each one of us deserves to have the best life possible.