During the holidays, I hope you enjoy gift giving. It is an opportunity to see through another person’s eyes to discern what they like and show love. This process though can also be stressful. Too little time and so much to do adds to the stress level. We can sometimes miss the rich depth of the opportunities around us. I’d like to pass along a new tradition of mine that brings peace to my heart and makes me smile. Maybe it will be a way of balancing for you too.
It is a gift from the heart. The Heart Math Institute has found that the electrical signal between our heart beats syncs up with the heart beats of those around us. If we are feeling blue, people sense that through this immediate syncing. If we are feeling at peace, the same is true. Whatever we are feeling gets passed along.
Then too, our thoughts send out energy patterns of differing frequencies. So if we are thinking loving thoughts, we emanate those higher frequency energies that also affect our world. All positive thoughts have higher frequencies. I was just listening to Dr. Joe Dispenza’s book “Becoming Supernatural” where he made this point. He has a chart in this book that shows the frequencies of various thoughts and the emotions they evoke. The more positive the thought the higher the frequency. Remember how our thoughts, words and emotions affect water and its ability to create crystals when frozen? That was in my last blog called “Gratitude”.
So here are the patterns I’m practicing using this knowledge. The first I’ll share is a new idea that I got from the Angel Tree at our church. Our members have brought in angel ornaments over many years representing each loved one whom has passed. As we were placing them on the tree last year, our lead minister suggested we honor each ancestor in our thoughts. That was lovely. I picked up on the idea this year with my own tree when I noticed that each ornament I had collected over the years reminded me of someone. As I hung each one on the tree, I sent a blessing to the person it reminded me of. Ahhhh. It was a deeply felt, peaceful experience. I absolutely believe in the power of prayer and the blessings it brings.
Here are other examples of how to gift with our thoughts. In these examples, it doesn’t matter if you celebrate Christmas or not. A wonderful meditation is to breathe deeply focusing on the breath. Once calm and centered, with each breath in, think of someone. With each breath out, send them a blessing. Repeat this with a new person in mind for each breath in and out. It’s a wonderful meditation for me. I consider meditation any process that takes me out of my everyday thoughts. Some describe it as taking one out of one’s “monkey mind.” Ha! I’ve also found it’s a good way to settle my mind and go to sleep at night.
When I’m in a crowd or store, I set the intention to breath out healing, loving kindness or peace to everyone I pass. I feel the good effects it has on me. I truly also believe it helps others when I know what science has discovered about how our heart, thoughts and emotions send out frequencies. It’s why we can sense other people’s moods and the energy of a room. Some of us have become more conscious of this than others. However, science has demonstrated that everyone picks up on the energy whether they are aware of it or not.
Think about a stressful situation involving others in your life. We all have them. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could simply stop, calm our emotions and set the intention of emanating co-operation and kindness? Wouldn’t it be great if we could set that intention before going into a meeting or having a talk that we suspect could be stressful?
I’d love it if you’d share examples of how you have gifted with your thoughts too in the comments section at the bottom of this page. I would really like to incorporate this as a habit in my life and be inspired with new ideas of how to do that. Thanks so much for your participation in advance!
Peace and blessings.
Love and light.