Before we begin talking about EMPATHS, let's talk about ENERGY. It's good to understand the fundamentals of energy and the terminology associated with it so you can more readily apply the principles to your own life experiences. Let's begin with a brief history lesson. These are just a few highlights of the progress of our understanding of Human Energy.
time, we have known that activities of cells and tissues generate
electrical fields that can be detected on the skin’s surface and it was assumed that a magnetic field is generated in
the surrounding space. But in the early
1900s, there was no instrument invented yet
that could detect that magnetic field.
1955. Three scientists publish findings
of measuring the vibrational motions of atoms. Wilson
E B, Decius J C & Cross P C. Molecular
vibrations: the theory of infrared and Raman vibrational spectra.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1955. 388 p. [Department of Chemistry, Harvard
University, Cambridge, MA and Oregon State University.)
Two electrical engineers at the Syracuse
University in New York detected the biomagnetic field projected from the human
heart using two
coils, each with 2 million turns of wire, connected to a sensitive amplifier. Gerhard
Baule and Richard McFee
of the Department of Electrical Engineering
1970, David Cohen of MIT, using a SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference
confirmed the heart measurements. By
1972, he had improved the sensitivity of his instrument, enabling him to
measure magnetic fields around the head produced by brain activities. (MCG)
it has been discovered that all tissues and organs produce specific magnetic
pulsations, which have come to be known as biomagnetic fields.
traditional electrical recordings, such as the electrocardiogram and
electroencephalogram, are now being complemented by biomagnetic recordings, called magnetocardiograms and magnetoencephalograms.
oscillation of the parts of a fluid or an elastic solid whose equilibrium has
been disturbed. Vibration
is commonly expressed in terms of frequency. Some examples of where we find vibrations in our everyday environment include the
swinging of a pendulum for example, or the quivering of a violin string. The energy of
vibrations is transferred by waves, which in turn can produce new
vibrations. Light, heat, radio signals,
and sound are produced by vibrations. Of
course, there are also many vibrations being
produced all around us that we cannot see, feel or hear.
number of times the motion repeats itself per unit of time. The unit cycle per
second is called Hertz (Hz.) A frequency
of 460 Hz means that there are 460 cycles of vibration occurring every single
second. Can you think of a common household item that manipulates frequency to operate? It's ... a radio! Note that all
things capable of vibrating have a natural frequency at which they vibrate most easily.
one object vibrating at the same natural frequency of a second object forces
that second object into vibrational motion. This
is the principal applied to a singer shattering a wine goblet. “When
two systems are oscillating at different frequencies, there is an impelling
force calledresonancethat causes the two to transfer
energy from one to another. When
two similarly tuned systems vibrate at different frequencies, there is another
aspect of this energy transfer called entrainment, which causes them to line up
and to vibrate at the same frequency.” (Richard Gordon)
Here are just a few examples of the frequency ranges of items in our everyday environment. Take a few minutes to look around and see if you can identify any others. Can you guess what their frequency range might be? Google it.
Would it surprise you to learn that food, bacteria, plants, animals and HUMANS also have a frequency range at which they vibrate? The human body broadcasts electrically just like a radio station over a wide band of frequencies. If you'd like to learn more about the vibrational value of foods, here's a good place to start.
all vibrational entities can be seen or heard or touched. But that doesn’t mean we don’t FEEL
them. Empaths especially can be hypersensitive to the vibrational activities going on around them.
day we encounter a wide range of these vibrational energies, both positive and negative. The type of energy that has a huge impact on empaths is EMOTIONAL.
A brilliant doctor named David Hawkins, MD., Ph.D., (1927-2012) came up with a vibrational scale for our emotions and our CONSCIOUSNESS (our awareness of ourselves and our relation to everything around us). There's a lot going on in this chart (known as the Hawkins Scale), but if you focus on the Emotion column and the Scale* next to it, you'll get a good idea of the vibrational level of human emotions.
*The numbers on the scale represent logarithmic calibrations (measurable vibratory frequencies on a scale which increases to the tenth power) of the levels of human consciousness and its corresponding level of reality. The numbers themselves are arbitrary; the significance lies in the relationship of one number (or level) to another.
Well that's probably enough information for you to soak up for now. Take some time to let it all sink in or do some more research of your own. Just remember that while you may discover opposing viewpoints on some of these matters, you don't have to figure out which is right or wrong. Simply choose which feels right for you at this time.
One last thought. Do you know how starlings move together in the synchronized flocks like they do? This is one of life's mysteries that not everyone (even scientists) can agree on. Here's the explanation that seems to have a consensus and happens to be my favorite:
> These birds do not have a leader
> The movement of the flock is done collectively by what researchers call "effective perceptive range", meaning that a bird at one end of the flock can react to what the birds at the other end of the flock are sensing
> The flock "decides" which direction to move by "voting" simultaneously with the flap of their wings
Jeannette is the author of the novel "Diary of a Teenage Empath" and two HSP/Empath workbooks for children & teens. She is an Integrative Health Coach who, with her mentor Dr. Wendy Nickerson, launched the first-ever accredited HSP training program for mental health professionals. She leads an HSP community group in Halifax and advocates for HSPs in the mental health community.
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