As a vibratory instrument, our brain transforms sensations such as thought and sound into frequencies that affect our body. In our brain, there is a vast network of neurons that discharge waves of electrical energy in different frequencies and patterns called brain waves. There are four types of brain waves, categorized by their frequency: alpha, beta, theta and delta. Each brain wave type is associated with specific levels of functioning and consciousness. Although the brain operates using all four frequencies, there is always a dominant frequency, which determines an individual’s state of mind.
All of our feelings, emotions, and behaviors originate from the brain, and our brain cells are affected by the thoughts and words that we choose. The vibration of thoughts and words causes the cells in the brain to vibrate. The brain, in turn, responds to this stimulus by sending off electromagnetic signals, or brain waves. The amplitude of the vibration of brain cells is determined by the amount of concentration and focus put out in connection to the thought or word. These cellular effects give rise to key brain functions, including mood and behavior.
As sound waves, words have a frequency. Due to this, they can affect the frequency of our brain waves. The repetition of certain words or phrases can induce particular brain waves and cause shifts in both heartbeat and respiration. In his popular book Healing Mantras; Using Sound Affirmations for Personal Power, Creativity, and Healing, Thomas Ashely-Farrand explains that different words and sounds cause various shifts in brain wave activity. “Gradually, the vibration of the mantra begins to override all of the lesser vibrations.” The cerebral cortex can become charged or positively stimulated by certain types and frequencies of sound.
The Spiritual Law of Challenge is for our own protection.
This is also where discernment and responsibility come into play. We are not to accept all that we see, hear or believe. Our aim is to discern what is right for us, and challenge what we feel is not right for us.
We have the right to ask of another his or her intent, their identity and whatever pertinent information we feel we require when encountering someone or something new.
You are here on Earth on a Spiritual quest. In this plane of duality there is darkness and light, negative and positive. For everything in the light, there is its counterpart in the dark. Your task is to discern between good and bad, challenge if in doubt, and make your ‘light’ so strong that the darkness cannot affect you. Usually your own powers of discernment will tell you if something/someone is good or bad. If in doubt, challenge always.
The more evolved our souls are, the more we are expected to discriminate and discern; and of course, we are tested by the Universe in this aspect throughout our lifetime.
If you are given guidance, told something by someone, meet a new person, or are offered a job – check internally to see whether or not it feels right to you.
When we work with the forces of the Universe, we must always use discrimination and discernment. If any impressions or feelings do not feel right to you, then it is up to you to listen to your intuition, be discerning, then make the right choice.
Our intuition (or gut feeling) tells us whether someone is being honest or not. We often disregard this because our logical mind argues against it or because we do not want to believe it. We over-ride and disregard our intuition. If we are not discerning, we will bear the resultant karma.
It is our responsibility to be discerning in our lives.