I have previously written about the connection between our thoughts, emotions and health. It has been proven by various researches that our health is linked to our thoughts and emotions. Someone who is truly happy and loving is likely to be much healthier than someone who is stressed, anxious or angry all the time.
But where do thoughts actually come from?
I’ve been observing my thoughts for a while now – while meditating and generally whenever I remember to be present. I was enjoying the relative stillness of the mind while meditating this morning, when I literally caught a thought about thoughts. It seemed to have appeared out of nowhere and instead of letting it go I allowed it to grow to see where it takes me.
The thought was that we catch thoughts. Most of us are so identified with our thoughts that we often consciously or unconsciously assume that we are our thoughts – our thoughts and emotions form our personality and that personality is what we call “I”. As we grow, we learn that we can observe thoughts and therefore, we are not our thoughts.
Now, can you imagine that your thoughts may not be yours at all? Did you just say ‘nonsense!’? Just think about it for minute – take any thought and see if you can track it to where it came from? Doesn’t it feel that it just appears as if from nowhere, like a cloud in the sky?
Of course the clouds do not just appear in the sky out of nowhere. Clouds form when the invisible water vapour in the air condenses into visible water droplets or ice crystals. There is water around us all the time in the form of tiny gas particles. Similarly, we are surrounded by information wherever we are. If we can accept that water can be invisible and is all around us, can we accept that there’s the invisible field of information all around us too? In our case, the invisible water is information that we perceive in the form of thoughts, and the sky is our pure consciousness.
Nikola Tesla said, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” We are made of energy that vibrates at a certain frequency. Our perception of the world depends on our frequency – we are like a radio that is tuned to a particular frequency and only receives signals that resonate with it. From the infinite field of information available to us we only get a very limited spectrum which manifests itself as thoughts and then as our reality as we know it. We only see and hear what we are attuned to.
There is a constant exchange of information and thoughts between us all. Let’s say, you met a friend for dinner last night. This morning you thought you’d forgotten all about it but suddenly you catch yourself thinking with your friend’s voice in your mind! The thought may not even make any sense to you – is it really yours? When we communicate, we do it on so many different levels that we can’t even comprehend it fully! And even words are only symbols to transmit something much deeper.
Have you ever been in the presence of a truly kind and compassionate person? Someone who loves unconditionally? Could you feel a certain energy radiating from them, could you suddenly feel love and goodness in your own heart? They vibrate at a very high frequency and emit this energy and information back to the world. Have you ever found yourself in a company of a miserable person? Could you feel that you were about to get depressed yourself?
The good news is that we have all the controls to change our frequency and to choose the information we are to receive thus to choose thoughts we think. That in turn can makes us feel better about ourselves, healthier and happier. We have the greatest tools for that – our mind and heart.
So what can you do to raise your frequency? Here are some of the things that you can do – pick and choose what feels right to you!
- Perform small acts of kindness towards yourself and others.
- Take care of your body – eat healthy food rich in nutrients (fresh leafy greens, fruits and vegetables).
- Reconnect to nature – go outside, hug trees, sit on the grass, look at the sky, feel the sun and wind on your skin.
- Practise mindfulness.
- Seek the company of likeminded people and those who inspire you.
- Read inspirational books and poetry.
- Be creative – write, paint, sing, dance, cook, knit – anything!
- Get indoor plants.
- Wear clothes and colours that make you feel good.
- Express gratitude daily.
- Forgive quickly, including yourself.
- Observe your emotions and explore your limiting beliefs.
- Practise yoga.
- Walk or do any sports that make you feel good.
- Do what you love for living.
- Quit your job if you feel it’s not for you.
- Say no to drugs, including alcohol, tobacco and caffeine.
- Say no to white sugar and foods with chemical additives and preservatives.
- Listen to your heart when making decisions.
- Be generous.
- Be honest with yourself and others.
- Accept yourself just as you are right now.
- Smile and laugh a lot!
- Trust that the universe is a purposeful place.
- Let go of any habits that don’t serve your well-being.
- Face your fears.
- Sleep well.
- Don’t watch TV.
- Spend time alone – take yourself out on a date!