Likely you have heard of Chi, Vital force, Orgone Energy, Prana, or whatever you like to call it. Star Wars fans will call it ‘The Force’ – and that is as good a description as any. This is an energy that is as yet not measured by scientific machinery, but the mystics, and healers, and spiritualists are able to perceive it, and in fact it is not hard to learn to perceive it yourself. This energy flows through your body, through all people, through all things. There is a popular idea that if you strengthen this energy then you will become healthier, and stronger. There is some truth in that, but a deeper understanding is useful.
It is the quality of this energy that is more important than its quantity, though quantity also helps. If you have an illness then that illness will be communicated and expressed through a particular frequency of that spiritual energy, if you cultivate negativity and hatred then that also is a particular frequency of the spiritual energy (The Dark Side of The Force). And of course the more positive experiences, the love and peace and compassion, health and vitality – they are also expressed as frequencies of this universal spiritual energy. In order to transform from the darker and more negative to the more positive and uplifting a transformation of the frequencies of energies is required.
Now many attempt this with a focus on positivity instead of negativity, beauty instead of harshness, and this has some effect, but the ultimate positive spiritual energy that resolves all of the negatives, and brings together all of the positives is the universal energy – the infinite energy of the cosmos. When we tune into some particular flower or plant, rock or person, we tune into the frequency of that object, of that being, and each object is different, and brings a different feeling. When we tune into different feelings then also each one has a different frequency. Some seemingly more negative than others, but all of these frequencies are part of a holistic pattern that is more beautiful than any single part – more uplifting as one infinite harmony than any individual expression. When we tune into the universal holistic infinity then we tune into the ultimate positive energy.
The harmony that we create when we tune into one particular aspect of creation allows us to work with it, to move with it, to dance with it. If you tune into a gemstone you can feel how to cut it, if you tune into the wood you can feel how to work it, if you tune into the plants in the garden you can feel what they need, if you tune into your partner you can dance together as one. All great craftsmen understand this principle of tuning in, and it is this tuning in that allows peace and harmony instead of conflict and stress. When we are out of harmony with some aspect of our lives, or the world around us that disharmony creates stress, creates ineffective action, creates conflict, and in the end leads to more and more difficulties and problems as the disharmony exacerbates. Once we come into harmony all of that stress quickly disappears.
If you look for the cause of a problem do not seek for who did what – for who caused the problem, for who is to blame. That in itself will prevent you seeing the true nature of the situation. Look for the nature of the disharmony – where are we out of harmony, and where can that harmony be created. The environmental destruction of the capitalist system is not caused by particular people who do not care about the environment – it is caused by a disharmony between the nature of the environment and the nature of the system that we are using. A fight between two people is not caused by one person striking the other, but by the disharmony between the two (and thus could be solved by a harmonising process by either side or by a third party). Please note that harmony does not always equate to passivity or submission. In order to harmonise with an intense situation somewhat more intense action is required, though certainly being as non-violent as possible is worthwhile. Please consider Aikido – the gentle martial art of love – a great demonstration of this principle. The student learns to harmonise with the attack. This results in the attacker falling down – and being controlled, but not necessarily hurt. This very gentle power to control disharmony and to bring it into harmony is what I am talking about here. Similarly with all the challenges facing us – if we can harmonise with the situation then we can resolve it.
But do we want to solve only one problem? Or do we want to solve all the problems? Do we want to harmonise with the holistic pattern that is challenging us on all sides in our life? This is universal harmony. In order to do this we must tune in to the frequency not of one particular thing, one particular issue, but to the frequency of everything at once – seemingly a very difficult task as everything is very big, but this task is made so much easier because at the infinite cosmic level all is one, and we only need to tune into that oneness in order to tune into all things, and harmonise with all things. This is Oneness.