The Law of Attraction, Frequencies, the Universe and other “lost in translation” terms from spirituality
January 8, 2018
Many times when we hear spiritual words people get confused about their meaning, they seem like spooky words that denote something non-real, something quacky or non-scientific, so people get confused and they dismiss them as pseudoscience or quackyness or whatever. But actually they have specific meanings, and the reason why they were created is to describe phenomena that we don’t have other terms to describe, because the scientific and other disciplines have not yet created a term to describe them. Spiritual people made those terms to describe things that otherwise had no existing term to describe them.
Let me give you one specific example. What does the term ‘frequency’ signify. The term frequency was born from a lack of term to describe something that is more general than the term emotion and thought. Let me explain. To define thoughts we have the term ‘thought’. To describe emotion we have the term ‘emotion’. Although thought and emotion are indeed different objets, they also have a strong connection, that is not defined with current terms. And this connection is in that one ignites the other. Let me give you an example. If you have a scary thought, the scary thought will likely ignite fearful emotions. In turn if you are in a state of fear emotionally, you are likely to create scary thoughts. The two things are linked in a way that is beyond simply having something in common, they actually somehow cause each other. Now to define the link that accumunates them the term frequency is used. To describe their causing each other the term ‘law of attraction is used’. I will explain now.
The term frequency is a generic term that encompasses any kind of thought or emotion or any type of conscious (or unconscious) experience and is not limited to thought or emotion. For example, scary thoughts vibrate on the frequency of fear, and so does the emotion of fear. So the frequency of fear is what connects those two categories of emotions and thoughts. Now, frequency is not just limited to describing thoughts and emotions, it can also describe senses. For instance, I might sense some kind of object - let’s say a moster - which also vibrates on the frequency of fear, so my sensing this object vibrates on the frequency of fear, and therefore might ignite fearful emotions and thoughts. Any kind of conscious experience can be described through frequencies. There are positive frequencies and negative frequencies, depending on the quality of the experiences associated with them.
Now although frequencies explain the commonalities between different kinds of conscious experiences, they don’t explain the causality relationship, i.e. the fact that scary thoughts might cause scary emotions, or that sensing a monster might ignite scary emotions. This is explained by the law of attraction. The law of attraction simply states that things on the same frequency attract each other. Any conscious experiences on the same frequency will therefore have this causal relationship, they will tend to ignite each other, move toward each other. Again this is an extremely general concept that applies to any experience.
Let’s take another examples. It is often said that plants vibrate at a high frequency. What this means is that any conscious experience involving plants: i.e. observing or sensing them in any way, or even thinking about them, tends to be a high vibration experience, and thus it tends to attract or move us towards other high-frequencies experiences, weather thoughts, actions, emotions, etcetera. I might spend some time walking in the forest, and that might make me feel so good that when I come back I hug a person, I.e. I perform a high-frequency action.
So the law of attraction is the law that governs our conscious (and unconscious), thoughts, senses, emotions, actions, and any form of experience.
The law of attraction very often gets confused with other physical laws, such as the law of gravity, and the confusion stems for the following reason, which is another concept I will explain here. Scientific laws, such as the law of gravity, and science in general, is concerned with studying, understanding and describing something called the ‘objective world’, a reality that is perceived to be outside of our subjective reality, and independent therefore of any experience, i.e. thought, sense, action, emotion we might have about it. This world is assumed to exist weather consciousness inhabits it or not. Of course this is a bit of a large assumption since in fact the objective world only arises as a phenomenon from conscious experience. Without conscious experience we would not observe and therefore study an objective world at all. Nevertheless it is an excellent assumption, one that served us in many ways, and that allows us to study such world.
The problem is that we often confuse scientific laws with spiritual laws, and they are not the same. Any spiritual concept applies to the subjective world, independent of any objective world existing. In a way, spirituality works in reverse, you see. It is not concerned with studying or observing an objective world, but rather the subjective world, our experience. When scientific people use the term universe, they mean precisely this objective world. When spiritual people use the term universe they mean the subjective world, and anything that arises form it, including our perception of the objective world. This is where often confusion is made.
Another very important concept in spirituality (and science in fact) is what we call collective consciousness. Collective consciousness is presumed to be the sum of all consciousness. Collective consciousness of human kind, for instance, is the sum of all consciousness of each individual human. Collective consciousness of the ‘universe’ (and here universe is used in the scientific sense), is all consciousness of every being that exists.
Just as we can make statements about individual consciousness, we can also make statements about the collective consciousness. For instance, the statement I made about plants earlier, can easyly be applied to the human collective. Indeed for most humans plants vibrate at a positive frequency. There may be some exceptions, there may be a few individuals who are actually scared of plants, but that is quite rare. On the other hand statements that relate my personal experiences and tastes are relative to my unique individual consciousness.
So again a distinction has to be made on weather we talk about objective or subjective reality. When we say that plants vibrate at a high frequency, what we really mean is that our experience of plants vibrates at a high frequency, for frequency applies to any subjective experience, of any kind, including our sensing or thinking about plants.