In all these musings around our relationship with our inner and outer worlds that we are all a part of, what stood out for me is my friend and colleague Gien's idea of rearranging a few letters and going from SCARED to SACRED....In contemplating this idea I am reminded of the wise words of Marcel Proust - "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." And, are we not indeed on an incredible journey of discovery within and outside of ourselves ~The world we inhabit and explore in private and the ones we co-create and cohabit with others. The real discovery for me here is that we have the capacity to journey inward in order to change perspective, from fear to love. But do we really need to do that? Here is why I think we do and the enlightenment my meditation on these matters brought for me today.
Our learnt behaviour across the evolution of our species is this 'fight or flight response' we developed to keep us safe when faced with clear and present danger. At some points this is a very useful modality to keep us safe. To be efficient it positions itself at the very edges of our consciousness, constantly on guard, waiting to respond at the very whiff of danger. In its eagerness to protect, it gets it wrong many times because it is now over-stimulated and ready to pounce. It takes no time to contemplate or think about consequences. It cannot because it wasn't evolved to do that. Imagine taking time to contemplate when wild animals were attacking or your home was being plundered by tyrants. It has become like a runaway train now. And fear breeds even more fear because this energy we had gathered is now fuelling itself and growing to the point where we are faced with an out of control epidemic of our own machination.
However, there is hope. When we wade deeper into ourselves and we go inward ~ allow ourselves the opportunity to access an even greater ~ more ancient, more primal modality....love. One we have forgotten how to use to its full capacity. A modality with no unintended consequences when wielded 'in dynamic balance'. This misunderstanding of balance steered our evolution to suppose love to be too weak and anaemic to get the job done and thus favoured fear over love for a long time. Perhaps we need to revisit what love really is and not accept the watered down version of the minimum viable application of romance and mushiness.
Love is at the very fabric of nature and it resonates at the frequency of 528 megahertz in every blade of grass, every leaf, everything that is nature, including us. It has been proven by modern science to have the capacity to dissipate and absorb every other frequency known to us. It is for this reason that interaction with certain people, nature or especially music is able to alter your mood instantly. What do you know about Love Frequency and Music? Did you know that the tuning fork tone, used by most musicians today resonates at a frequency of 440 HZ, which is damaging to our mental and emotional bodies, yet it's woven into the Musical scholastic's. How did this happen? And who's in charge of this? Do your own research, I did and I was astounded. The Legends of Rock N Roll tuned their instruments to the 528 HZ frequency through a process called "THE SOLFEGGIO FREQUENCIES" it's a long drawn out but very precise process that has an affect on our human condition that makes us want to listen more intently to the point that we LOVE there Music and for a good reason. They're not called Legends of Rock for nothing. The frequency of 528 Hz supposedly has healing effects on DNA levels. The frequency seems to influence the water molecules that surround the DNA helix. 528Hz. Activate, open, balance and heal your heart chakra. This frequency encourages us to restore human consciousness to its full power and potential. 528Hz resonates at the heart of the Sun (recorded by scientists assistance from NASA). Sunbeams, the rainbow, flowers, grass and even the buzzing of bees vibrates at 528Hz. Nature in balance vibrates at 528Hz. It is the frequency of life itself. More than any sound previously discovered, the “LOVE frequency” resonates at the heart of everything. It connects your heart, your spiritual essence, to the spiralling reality of heaven and earth. What if we let the Love 528 music play inside of us again, louder than anything else. The Love frequency is the “Miracle/Mystery” note of the original Solfeggio musical scale. Independently confirmed by researchers, these core creative frequencies were used by ancient priests and healers in advanced civilisations to manifest 'miracles'.
Now, that was just a bit of interesting stuff and whilst you may not believe or subscribe to any of that, what we all cannot deny is how love makes us feel and act. Love allows us to see and experience the sacred and fear by its very construct cannot facilitate this.
Fear was meant to keep us safe from our enemies. It is in a sense an evolutionary 'progress trap' within ourselves...the unintended consequences of developing such a modality within ourselves has landed us in the Anthropocene. Whilst it does have the capability to keep us safe in some instances, it also separates us and that aloneness produces even more fear and fear results in selfish behaviour. It is a self replicating entity and where else do we see this phenomenon? I am reminded of my friend, Gien's cancer analogy. Here is an expert for those who are not familiar with it: "The body of an animal operates as a society or ecosystem whose individual members are cells, reproducing by cell division and organised into collaborative assemblies or tissues.
Unlike free-living cells such as bacteria, which compete to survive, the cells of a multicellular organism are committed to collaboration. To coordinate their behaviour, the cells send, receive, and interpret an elaborate set of signals that serve as social controls, telling each of them how to act (see Chapter 15). As a result, each cell behaves in a socially responsible manner, resting, dividing, differentiating, or dying as needed for the good of the organism. Molecular disturbances that upset this harmony mean trouble for a multicellular society. In a human body with more than 1014 cells, billions of cells experience mutations every day, potentially disrupting the social controls. Most dangerously, a mutation may give one cell a selective advantage, allowing it to divide more vigorously than its neighbours and to become a founder of a growing mutant clone. A mutation that gives rise to such selfish behaviour by individual members of the cooperative can jeopardise the future of the whole enterprise. Repeated rounds of mutation, competition, and natural selection operating within the population of somatic cells cause matters to go from bad to worse. These are the basic ingredients of cancer: it is a disease in which individual mutant clones of cells begin by prospering at the expense of their neighbours, but in the end destroy the whole cellular society."
Fear in reality though, is simply just a construct of the mind, yet it has powerful consequences when we co-create from that space into the external world. And, due to the fact that we regulate each other's brain we keep feeding this growing wolf of fear within ourselves and others so when we now co-create our solutions, we have design flaws of unintended consequence built right into it, no matter how cleverly we disguise it.
When we operate in an environment filled with love for ourselves and others we reset our relationship to self and others so we replace the fear and in turn the loneliness into a deep connection with everything. Love is the missing ingredient to experience the Sacred. Think about what love is capable of facilitating. Think about what happens when you meet this stranger and fall 'in love' and in an instant you can trust them with your whole life, or what a parent would risk or do to keep their child safe...it is not 'rational'...but therein lies the mystery. Love is the mystery that leads us to the SACRED and away from the SCARED.
If we are to build this different reality that we want to be a part of then we have to focus internally to reset our primal guidance system back to its default setting that is powered by love so that we can come into a different level of collaboration with one another, even with the worst offenders among us. This is the ONLY way forward. I had this renewed awakening as I was writing all this. The answer lies within each of us and our willingness to go inward and make the simple but 'evolutionary level challenging' shift from fear back to love.
In fact, fear is an important modality that we have developed to protect ourselves so it need not be vanquished but instead it must be accessed only for actual emergencies. We need to begin to favour love over fear. Love needs to be the modality that sits on the fringes of our consciousness waiting to be accessed to help us solve our challenges.
All of a sudden sense-making journeys are the most important work we are doing here friends. And it starts within each of us. IF WE CONTINUALLY GO INWARD AND ENSURE WE ARE FILTERING ALL WE DO THROUGH THE LENS OF LOVE then whatever we create will have a profound impact and begin to accelerate all our work in the external world we are a part of. First we must redefine what we understand as love and return it to its rightful position in our own lives and that of our society so it can go to work in that mysterious way it does and transform everything. I would like to invite us all to engage in generative dialogue around what love is and lets redefine it together.