How to Meditate, Article – April 16, 2010
The “Law of Attraction” is an idea that is gaining popularity— due in part to the work of Esther and Jerry Hicks (Abraham) in books such as “The Astonishing Power of Emotions”. This is a great book and I recommend it to everyone. The messages are timeless and deep. They touch on areas of this subject that are subtle and quite frankly I have never heard expressed before. In short— it is good stuff.
The “Law of Attraction” implies much, and I have some ideas I would like to toss out regarding this law. It makes complete sense that we will attract whatever we put out in terms of vibration. Like attracts like so anger attracts anger, love attracts love, and so on. These are emotional states and I have watched this phenomenon happen personally for years. I can now reflect on it and see it clearly.
Vibrations and Wavelength
More than this simple version of emotional likeness however, is the affinity that we feel towards others in a general sense. It is another form of like attracts like and occurs when we find a person’s vibe compatible—we feel in tune with them. For example, we can talk to a person and realize after the fact that we were on completely different wavelengths, having shared virtually nothing at all.
On the other hand, there are those who we feel an immediate attraction to. We communicate telepathically and can practically finish each other’s sentences. Of course this can be both great and annoying, but for some reason the link exists. Relationships can be complimentary out of commonality and also out of polarity—along a shared axis. The term “you complete me” comes to mind.
Diversity of Frequency
What I would like to add to this mix is the idea of frequency. I find it interesting that wavelength and frequency are terms used to describe dynamics of sound, light and electricity—any energy really. What I am fascinated with currently is the idea of frequency when it comes to personality. How do we measure frequency? I have an idea about this. I’m sure it is much more complicated, but here goes.
There are people in my life who, if I ask them a question, they will not really think about the question. They will simply blurt out the default response they have filed in their “knowledge” and that’s that. You get no indication from these people of what is going on with them. In contrast there are those who, if you ask them something, they will look up to the side or down, or something—but essentially check in with themselves to see how they feel about it—now. Their answer comes from the moment.
Meditation as "Checking In" with Source
They check in with feelings—with now—with source. How many times do they do this in a day? How many times in an hour? This may be a way to measure frequency. How many times per minute does a person check in? How present are they? I find that the people I connect to most are those that have a similar frequency. It is difficult for me to connect with those who rarely check in—who are running on auto-pilot. This is okay. This is where we both are.
It helps me to understand that this is the reason. There is nothing missing in either of us that accounts for why we have trouble connecting. If we were both radios we would never pick up each other's signal. This is just the way it is. No big deal. It is satisfying to know that this natural phenomenon is what prevents this connection. We simply find some people more electromagnetically compatible than others.
I plundered through various definitions explaining what meditation is on this site, and my short answer is "a means to knowing self". I believe this checking in described above is a good example. For some it takes a shock, for others it comes from sitting quietly. We all do it differently, and some of us hardly do it at all.
Have you had experiences with this? What do you think of this idea of how to measure frequency? Please feel free to share your ideas.