I was surprised to read an article this week that said Earth's heartbeat had dramatically increased to levels we have never seen before, as measured by the Schumann Resonance. Like most people, I have heard about this measurement tool for the primary frequency of Earth, which was predicted mathematically by physicist Winfried Otto Schumann in 1952 to be 7.83 Hz.
Yet, the sudden increase from 7-8 Hz for a steady 60+ years (that it has been tracked) to the recent numbers of 30-40 Hz didn't quite make sense to me. So, I spent some time online to find answers (details shared further below).
An update about the steadiness of our Earth's "heartbeat" seems to sit somewhere in the mysterious middle of science and spirituality.
In this year of 2017, which is breaking down walls and activating voices in all areas of politics, education, climate change, relationships... you name it, it's being explored in new ways... it feels important to allow room for both science and spirituality as we discuss our planet.
We can each make lists of pros/ cons and facts / fiction debating 1.) if Earth even has a heartbeat; and if so, 2.) whether that can be measured; and 3.) if yes, whether those measurements are changing. Or we can sift through the information available and then tune in to our own quiet knowing of what feels true for us individually. And then, most importantly, based on our own awareness, what will we DO with that information?
For me, I was inspired to make a video that offers my ideas about how we as humans can co-create a more peaceful pace with our planet.
And in the spirit of sharing my voice from a space of quiet contemplation and truth, I offer my personal reflections about this topic.
I believe that our Earth has a steady internal pulse that is unchanged from when she was first formed billions of years ago. Our beautiful Gaia, a powerful feminine planet, is self-correcting constantly to protect her inhabitants - plants, animals, and humans. And we are all, as a collective consciousness on this planet, impacting how she needs to adjust and compensate to heal and continue holding us in her atmospheric womb.
I believe that when we speed up the pace of our lives, taking resources without replenishing adequately, disregarding her environmental signals of distress, Earth needs to adjust to heal at a faster speed. So while the internal pulse remains steady, the activity at the surface level is compensating with rising temperatures, more lightning strikes (which are suggested to activate the Schumann Resonance spikes), flooding, weather pattern changes... yes, climate change.
I believe that as we continue ignoring her signals, Earth "speaks" louder to get our attention.
I believe that there is an intimate connection and balance between this rhythm of the planet and the brainwave activity of humans. Research shows an average alpha brain wave for humans is 7.83 Hz, the same number as the primary Schumann Resonance. (Whether that is a coincidence or actual connection is a big point of debate between scientists and spiritual guides.) The Gamma (25-60 Hz) and Beta (12-25 Hz) brainwave levels feel intense and fast as we engage in daily external activity, while the Alpha (7-12 Hz) is our resting place in light meditation or dreaming. I know that when I "tune in" to nature and match my schedule and pace to the beauty of the seasons unfolding around me, I tend to feel more rested and balanced.
I also believe that our Earth is undergoing a spiritual awakening of ever-expanding dimensions of consciousness. Humans are connecting to their Heart-Mind-Soul in deeper and deeper ways, allowing a flow of Universal knowledge and love to pour into our planet that defies the limits or understanding of science (yet!). Those moments of communication happen at the slower Theta (4-7 Hz) and Delta (0-4 Hz) brainwaves, found in deep meditation or dreamless sleeping. They are also the most peaceful, relaxing, and rejuvenating moments in our day, which science IS proving!
I believe that we can support our planet in healing by individually and collectively slowing down the pace of our lives and spending more time each day at the SLOWER and DEEPER levels of brainwave activity.
By focusing our attention and energy internally, we connect with our environment externally in deeper ways. We have time to listen to Earth's signals. We intuitively are guided towards local and global healing solutions that aren't available to our minds in the faster, busier levels of activity and brainwaves.
And we can feel better, healthier, and more connected to ourselves spiritually and physically. It seems worth the time to explore more, doesn't it?!
Let's work together as one global community to slow down, tune in, and co-create a new way of living and being on Earth.
And the research...
Through the time I spent researching the various sides of this conversation about what is impacting the spikes in the Schumann Resonance, I looked for and found the nuggets of information that helped me feel empowered to make a difference, instead of leaving me feeling frustrated or helpless.
And that was the point for me - to follow the pull to look into this more deeply, sort through the information to find my own alignment, and then take inspired action in my own way.
If you are also curious about what is happening globally with the Schumann Resonance (and there is a lot to read once you dive in!), take the time to explore it, feel into your own truth, and then share your inspired action with your family, community, or the world.
A few pieces from different perspectives that I found interesting in my study are:
All of these varying perspectives are a gift of information that allow us to make up our own minds of what feels true. As with research on any topic, use your own guidance to follow the trail to your own clarity.
This year offers us unprecedented opportunities to explore Truth and Illusion in all areas of life. As co-inhabitants of this one planet, we are connected to each other and dependent on the effects of each person's choices. Meditation, prayer, contemplation, mindfulness... offer us a gentle way into deeper individual and collective Truths that support healing for all, including our Earth.
"Divine Teacher, Beloved Friend, I bow to you Again and Again
Lotus sitting on the water, beyond all time and space, this is your way, this is your grace." ~ Ong Namo
Vivienne Gerard - Healer / Guide / Lover of Souls and Humanity
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