If you propose to speak, always ask yourself: is it true, is it necessary, is it kind?Buddha
Did you know, that people who experience emotions like happiness and relaxation/peace are less likely to catch a cold than those who experience depression, anger, or anxiety? (It’s true – “don’t worry, be happy” is a thing! Scientists actually squirted germs up people’s noses to see for themselves, what kind of correlation exists between health and happiness.
Here’s what I can tell you underlies that study.
Everything you experience in the world is experienced through vibrations.
Your thoughts take the form of vibrations.
Your actions evoke vibrational waves.
Your emotions are literally charged! They contain voltage, or produce vibrational frequencies measured in hertz.
Consider that emotions generate emotional voltage: the higher the frequency, the greater the expansion (and hence, the greater the Life Force). The lower the frequency, the greater the contraction (and therefore, the smaller the Life Force).
When measuring them, emotions such as peace, love, and joy are three of the highest frequency generators.
That means, each time you feel emotions like these, every cell in your body expands with greater Life Force, as measured by hertz.
Conversely, each time you feel an emotion like anger, resentment, and depression, the cells in your body begin to contract.
The good news is, we know how to control the pattern of the ways in which your body cells vibrate: by choosing which emotions to engage.
This means, then, that you can decide and choose which emotions to feel, just by the awareness of your thoughts. It does not mean you deny or repress your pain or life struggles. Instead, it means you get to choose to trust that the Universe works in your favor, and take comfort and reassurance that all will be well. And you get to choose over and over again – it’s certainly not a test you take once and fail or pass.
Here are three different perspectives you can choose to adopt to make these choices a little bit easier:
- If someone were to ask me if I had any regrets at all in life, my answer is a big fat no. There isn’t anything I’ve experienced in life or any choice I’ve made that I regret. I wouldn’t spend the time or effort to go back in time to change anything… because I’ve learned in hindsight, that there are blessings and lessons in every, single experience I’ve gone through (believe me, I’ve had my fair share of painful experiences).
- Remember what it was like, in at least one moment of your life as a little kid, where you worried about nothing? In fact, if you watch a toddler interact with its world, there is nothing that stops him/her from exploring – especially not their thoughts. Toddlers are fearless… because they don’t carry shame around. What do they know that we don’t? They don’t doubt with any uncertainty of their worth. Your lesson: go back to being that toddler, and release all shame. You were perfectly, meticulously created. There isn’t anything that you can do to undo the perfect-design of your Source/God/Creator.
- This third perspective may help you with your second: release judgment. The more you notice yourself judging the outside world, the more you begin to realize that there is much about yourself you feel shame about. Practice releasing judgment – good or bad. Instead of saying, that’s a nice song, say something specific you liked about the song. Instead of saying someone’s attractive, note something you could appreciate about them beyond their appearance. Whenever you note something as good, you’ve immediately made a judgment. Practice releasing all judgment – good and bad, and notice how you begin to feel more open and comfortable being more vulnerable around others.
I hope this served you well. Feel free to note below what you enjoyed, if you have any questions, or simply want to share something with others about how this resonated with you.
Live with intention. Inspire with love.