Tragic Mistakes: How We Sabotage Our Vibration Over Time
How do we get a low vibration from seemingly inconsequential factors? What are some warnings and health effects? How to care for your vibration.
*For your listening pleasure there is also an audio version of this article read by the author. It may include a few sidebars ;)
Let’s use a story of two ducks to look at how vibration can disrupt from seemingly mundane choices over time. Samuel is our first duck. He left the pond of his youth believing life to be an adventure. Having been kicked out of Kensington Gardens for somewhat disreputable behavior, he now resides in a verdant park in Central London where Maseratis litter the streets.
With only a few duck friends remaining after the Kensington incidents we shan’t mention, he mostly circulates with a motley crew of pigeons. While not ideal, he finds their company generally agreeable, if lacking a classic English dry humor. Together they squabble and gulp scraps of fries, bits of old English breakfast, and even the occasional red-canned gutter pour of Camden Hells Lager.
Life is stimulating, if not often startling for Samuel. He’s constantly fluttering into the air for safety from traffic sounds. Garbage collection is the worst, banging waking him up before the horizon even has a chance to take on a mauve blush. He then waddles the park for hours, unable to sleep.
However, it’s all worth it when he can alight on a railing in rusty bricked Mayfair, a church spire with the hourly bells reverberating pleasantly through his feathers, or his personal favorite, the Harrods holiday lights off Brompton Street in SW1. Investigating a ketchup covered blob on the sidewalk with his bill he feels sorry for his cousins back in the pond who do not live with such abundance.
Meet Victoria, our second duck. A traditionalist, she still glides the pond of her youth. Tracing circuitous routes through the rustling cattails, and dipping her bill to scoop up unsuspecting diving beetles. Backing up next to a grassy shore for a rest she is soothed to sleep by the lapping of the lukewarm pond against her tummy, and the hum of insects tucked in the grass behind her.
When she wakes the moon is casting a luminous glow over the lake. In the silence Victoria glides forward, smoothly joining her fellow kind in their morning dawn flight. An unobscured horizon before her Victoria dips with the wind and trades places with her dear friend Emilie. Diving from formation, Victoria and Emilie splash in to the water below, tiny wakes rippling behind them. Victoria’s mate Albert nuzzles up to her. They paddle to the side and turn their necks around to nestle in for a nap next to each other.
“We often forget that we are nature…When we say we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.” ~ Environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy
Vibrational Frequency Effects of the Mundane
Both Samuel and Victoria experience elements that make for a rich life. We can probably all find elements of Samuel and Victoria in each of us. Our vibration is affected by mundane daily choices that appear to do nothing in the immediate, but have cumulative effects on our vibrational frequency over time.
What are the environmental sounds around us? Are they soothing or aggravating? How often are we scared or startled? Is our life moving at a speed where we can savor a meal, or take a nap? Can we do things that inspire the senses and give us a sense of awe? How’s our air quality? Vibratory health is about how well our environments suit us, and our nervous system. Have we become enamored by an environment that’s unnatural for us, so much so that we don’t have a sense of what we are missing?
If I asked you which duck has a higher vibration I think many of us would choose Victoria. The sounds, the food, the camaraderie- it’s all suitable for her. While she may be missing some of the Knightsbridge awe in Samuel’s life, I think many of us can see Samuel is paying too high a price for his awe.
Samuel has blessings, but the tradeoff is steep. The food he’s eating will slowly kill him. Over time he may develop nervous habits from being repeatedly startled. He’s hanging out with friends that don’t sound resonant, or like deeply fulfilling relationships. In previous articles I’ve touched on how more obvious culprits like unresolved trauma eat away at our vibration, but the mundane is equally significant.
The Slow Erosion of Vibrational Frequency
Now that we’ve had a glimpse of how vibration we can slowly distort from environmental factors, let’s explore what can happen when our overall vibrational frequency (the combination of all high and low vibrations in our body) slowly erodes over time.
When I was 17 I had my appendix removed. After surgery I was concerned about the loss of an organ. The doctor waved off my concerns telling me the appendix didn’t serve a purpose. Even to someone who, under the blur of anesthesia had recently thought a blue scrubbed nurse was a Smurf, that sounded off. “Oh crap.” I thought. “That thing probably does serve a purpose, we just don’t know it yet.”
It felt like a stretch to me that we’d either evolved past needing an organ as humans, or that nature made worthless organs. In recent years it’s believed the appendix may be a storehouse of good bacteria for the microbiome. This story reminds me our knowledge of what influences health is constantly evolving. I’ve been expanding my mind lately considering what impacts a low vibration may have on health.
I suspect a distorted vibrational frequency influences if we experience health or wellness. Delicate processes like hormones may be easily disrupted initially, and larger frequency distortions could be contributing factors for more serious illnesses like organ failure. If we consider our organs are vibrating masses of atoms, wouldn’t it make sense that if this vibrational pattern is off we would experience illness, or the organ wouldn’t work well?
Chinese Medicine has long declared vibrations can promote healing of organs, and recommends vibrational sounds to balance each organ. For example, if the vibrational frequency (collective vibration) of the liver is off, does it become more likely to break down if we are drinking heavily? Consuming pesticides that make it work harder?
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ~Nikola Tesla
Think how many people note their sleep quality has gone down before they even hit 40. Sleep needs multiple hormones (melatonin, cortisol, testosterone, progesterone). What if functions requiring hormones are some proverbial canaries in the coal mine of vibrational frequency disruptions manifesting in the physical body? This is not to say vibrational frequency is the only thing causing these disturbances, just that it’s one possibility.
Idealistically pondering, what if the study of vibrational frequency could help explain why some women need IVF in their early 30s and some women have healthy babies over 40? Samuel might have more trouble trying to reproduce earlier in life because of what’s happening in his environment, but nothing may be deemed “wrong” with him.
What about women who have been told they can’t have children, and then go on to birth children naturally? I’ve known a few such women myself. They assumed this turn of events to either be miraculous, or because “I guess the pressure was just off.”
If we consider a fluctuating frequency, something true at one moment in time is not true forever. Could frequency help provide answers for people in unexplainable medical situations, or help explain illness deemed to be “in the patient’s head”?
I’ve always found it intriguing to grope blindly in the unknown for what can be uncovered, versus just memorizing what other people have uncovered. For those who read my article on why caring about an invisible vibrational frequency can be beneficial, you’ll remember the men who discovered germs and oxygen were both initially ridiculed.
This is not to discount all the brilliant medical discoveries already made that explain so much for us, but to add to the growing base of knowledge. Avoiding the temptation to simplify our world by imagining we know all there is to know about human health.
Thanks for joining me today.