Even though it's the last day of July, I just couldn't wait another minute to introduce August's theme of Harmony to you!
It's such a huge topic, but I'll do my best to cover at least a few aspects ...
Building on Acceptance from last month, you can appreciate how we're progressing through Harmony towards the culmination of the 99 Days of Peace on the Fall Equinox, September 21.
Logically, it's easy to understand that Acceptance leads to Harmony... and Harmony leads to Peace.
And because we all so desperately want Peace on Earth, we might be inclined to jump right over into the vibration of Peace... but we can't without the necessary adjustments along the way.
I mean, how peaceful can we hope to be if we're still at odds within ourselves and our environment?
OK, let's explore a little bit...
Step One: Body/Field Harmony
First, we're vibrational beings; as such, everything we think and does affects the level at which we vibrate.
For instance, when we move into a loving Acceptance of ourselves, it makes sense that our frequency would adjust to a higher place.
Last month, we talked with Gary Malkin about Radical Acceptance of oneself and how that can be the cornerstone of deep change.
Kind of ironic, isn't it?
When we truly accept who we are, warts and all, we're alchemically released to evolve into something even better. Once we can become our own BFF - instead of fighting internally - we can really start getting somewhere.
From there, we can imagine actually sustaining an inner Harmony despite what Life throws at us.
Until we get there, however, as a matrix of energetic patterns living in a larger matrix of energetic patterns, we're susceptible to a wide range of frequencies that can affect our fields, usually under the radar of our conscious minds.
Until, that is, we start to pay closer attention...
Mandalas have been used for millennia to upgrade consciousness. Just by gazing at the layers of geometric shapes and colors in the Harmony Mandala at the top of the page will have subtle integrating effects on you - can you sense it?
Sound is another way to create and perceive a shift into coherence within.
In the past, I've written about the disharmonious effects of loud, cacophonous environments on us.
Recognizing that our bodies are mostly water, it stands to reason that the vibrations of discordant surroundings would have a decidedly jarring impact on our fluid-filled cells, sometimes even inducing an 'out of sorts' feeling.
I've previously shared the experience of greeting New Yorkers fresh off the street with a sound bowl and watching them visibly transform after only a few tones. I don't think they consciously realized that their bodies had slipped back into synchrony, but they certainly said they felt better after only 30 seconds of pure sound. (This short Ted Talk on the study of Cymatics reveals this beautifully.)
So, if we want to attain a sensation of