Spiritual Abundance as a Positive Response to Our Current Challenges

Tapping into the strengths of meditation and sound frequencies to effect a change from within, can empower us in our daily lives at this time.

Mar 17, 2020
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With so many people worldwide in quarantine at home, alone or with their families, and naturally concerned about health, economic security and the timeline of their return to routine, a focus on the power of spiritual abundance can serve as a positive resource to draw upon.

Fans of meditation and sound healing believe that collectively bringing the fruits of this inwardly-derived  strength to illuminate our external environment can strengthen it. An approach drawing on spirituality translated into more positive thinking in our daily lives, can therefore help uplift the mood of many others.

Sacred-like abundance
In a spiritual context, the notion of abundance or plenty is less about material conditions, revolving instead (once basic needs are met), around an appreciation of life in its fullness, joy and strength of mind, body and soul. This is the cultivation of respect for the creative energy of the universe. An abundant life is one that leaves negative feelings of lack, dissatisfaction and emptiness behind. Instead, it is open to light and love that come from a more spiritual domain.

It can help to recall the feelings of freedom you experience when away on vacation, enjoying adventures in undiscovered landscapes, or exchanging stories with the local people. As you look ahead to the unexplored landscape ahead of you in life, there’s a common thread that binds you to the same abundance that nurtures the environment surrounding us. This well is plentiful, and you can tap into it.

Yoga’s philosophy has much to say on abundance, not in the realm of material things which old-school, mystic yogis renounced, but in its focus on what you are rather than what you have. It is elevating the idea of plenty to the spiritual realm, and defining each moment in terms of its action rather than its asset. It could be the delight in focusing on each breath, in savoring a moment, in giving back, and in the feeling of the afternoon breeze on your cheek.

Meditation for all
Meditation is a practice in which people use a technique like focusing on an object, thought or activity to train their attention and awareness in order to achieve an emotionally calm, clear state.

Practiced in the ancient world, often in a religious context, meditation techniques have since spread beyond Asian cultures. Today they are benefitting people in other settings such as health and work, and are valuable tools in the quest to lower stress and anxiety and in promoting a sense of abundance through feelings of peace and well-being.

 
 
 
 
 
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Today, guided meditations and learning to suit varying levels and styles, are readily available as online courses. Popular business learning platform, Udemy, for instance, has a rich selection of mindfulness and meditation options that over 700,000 students have participated in to date. All are reviewed by users. The limitless power of our mind to manifest abundance in reality is also apparent in this meditation.

Let the sound healing begin!
Early in the 11th century, an Italian Benedictine monk, Guido of Arezzo, searching for an easier way to teach songs and harmonies to monastic choirs, devised a system of explaining pitch and sight singing using different places on the palm and fingers. His method evolved into a sequence of six notes called the Solfeggio scale. It is thought to have been used in sacred music including the soulful Gregorian chants, whose tones were believed to spread spiritual blessings when sung in harmony.

In 1988, biochemist Glen Rein, converted and recorded Solfeggio scale Gregorian chants to audio waves. He also compared the chants with other forms of music, including rock. But it was the chants which caused a marked increase of light absorption, leading Rein to conclude that Solfeggio scale ancient sound frequencies cause resonance in DNA, and may have healing properties.

 
 
 
 
 
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This frequency has since been used therapeutically by devotees of ambient sounds to induce calm. Sounds are linked to vibration that touches not just our ears but our bodies, and are held to balance our energy, and keep body, mind and spirit in harmony. Research has since pointed out how 525 hz music has “an especially strong stress-reducing effect”.

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DAPHNE KASRIEL ALEXANDER, EDITOR IN CHIEF
Daphne has a background in editing, writing and global trends. She is inspired by trends seeing more people care about sharing and protecting resources, enjoying experiences over products and celebrating their unique selves. Making the world a better place has been a constant motivation in her work.
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