SYMPHONY OF THE SPINE
Vibrating waves of light, frequency & tone
Everything in this universe is made of energy, which is expressed in its most basic building blocks as light, frequency or tone. These vibrating waves of light, frequency or tone contain information which informs what forms and structures they will organize themselves into. Forms and structures, which we call physical or solid, are simply patterns of energy that have configured themselves in certain ways to give rise to what we see or sense. Everything in this universe is vibrational in nature and is singing a grand symphony, because at its core it is simply frequency. Some tones are audible to the human ear. Others are outside of the normal auditory sensory range, yet nonetheless are still present and can be heard with your “non-physical” ears. What are those you might ask? Let’s just call them extra-sensory organs which expand beyond the five normal ordinary sensory organs we currently use and know.
Our spines are receivers of the grand symphony of the universe. The position or tension pattern of the spine will determine which frequencies we can tune into. This is kind of like the equivalent of turning the dial on the radio station and hearing a different station play. However rather than turning a dial you are shifting the position and tension/tonal pattern of the tissues of your spinal cord. What does this mean exactly? Well in very simplistic terms its means that when your spinal cord is taut (tight) it tunes into a particular station. That station might be playing some songs that are quite familiar to you. The words, thoughts, and feelings that come with those songs might be something like “the world is not safe, other people are not safe, I can’t trust others, I can’t trust myself, I am not good enough, no one cares about me, I’ll never have enough resources, I’m not supported, nothing works, I have to do everything myself, life is against me, I’ll never heal, things will never be ok, I’m scared, I feel sad, things are looking down, this pain will last forever, I’ll never be able to relax and breathe…”. Elements of this station are pretty familiar to most of us. We’ve all listened to some of these songs over and over and over again. For some these are the only tracks that have ever played.
When the tension/tonal pattern of the spinal cord changes position (ie. relaxes) then our nervous system, which is simply an antenna, tunes into a different frequency or radio station. That station might be playing songs like “I feel good, things are working out, I’m abundant, I decide, I choose, I can trust myself, I am free, other people are allies, I am safe, all is well, support is everywhere, I am getting better each day, life is happening in perfect rhythm and timing…”. We’ve all heard some of these songs before too, however sometimes they get played less frequently than the other songs. To recap, when tension is high in our spinal cord we tune into frequencies that create a less enjoyable experience of life for ourselves. When tension is lower we are able to tune into stations that play more enjoyable sounds and songs, which come with different feeling states and a more pleasant life experience.
SHIFTING THE TONE OF THE SPINE
Conduit between consciousness & form
You might be wondering now how to change the tone, position or tension pattern in your spinal cord. Well your entrainment sessions do just that very thing. This is often why you might feel lighter after a session, or you might have different thoughts, or see something in a different way. Sometimes people don’t always make those correlations, yet as the tension shifts in your spinal cord you are simply able to tune into stations that you were not able to before. The more tension we unwind in our spine (ie. the more relaxed the spinal cord becomes) the more far reaching stations we are able to find. Some of those stations we may have never heard before and they may seem totally foreign to us. Yet even though they are foreign they are oddly familiar, and even though we don’t know the songs yet, they feel good to us. In fact we might experience downright bliss, ecstasy and sense of overwhelming love and warmth as we “listen”, and yet we don’t have any logical reason as to why.
Listening at this level involves more of what you might call using your intuitive faculties. We hear beyond the ears, see beyond the eyes, feel beyond the skin, etc. To our ordinary sensory experience of life this seems abnormal or “special”, yet once your system is relaxed enough to find this station, it really is as normal as any other experience, only it comes with more energy, more aliveness and an experience of interconnectedness. This is often what I refer to as experiencing or coming to know more of yourself. You are more than your physical body, emotions, and thoughts, and yet we don’t often tune into stations beyond these.
You might wonder why the amount of tension on your spine directly relates to or effects your experience of life. The spine is the interface between consciousness and form in this human body. Due to this relationship the information that it tunes into determines how/what you will perceive and experience. Just like we can easily move the dial on the radio, we can also change the tone/tension of the spine. We might go back and forth between stations all day long, sometimes playing the songs of not enough, feeling unsupported, and like life is not working, to changing to the tone and listening to songs of safety, freedom, choice and bliss. Whatever songs are more relevant and resonate with us we will gravitate towards and listen to more often, because they have a similar frequency with us, with where we are at and with whatever it is that we are currently learning.
In this way your spine is playing a symphony whether or not you hear it. The information (ie. beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and sensations) all carry tones that make a song. The sounds of that song transmit or express through you. No belief, thought, feeling or sensation is good, bad, or better or worse than any others. All are neutral at their core. Yet there are often sounds and songs that we prefer more than others. Preference is ok, insistence however generates the experience of suffering. Learning to dance to any song that is playing is what it means to be resilient, and to become a master of this waltz. This is what it is to create harmony where there is disharmony and to enjoy whatever music is playing on your station even if its heavy metal. This is how you choose your station rather than shift between stations a hundred times a day. Reminders are good until we remember that we can choose.
Dr. Amanda Love, Chiropractor, Network Spinal Analysis & Somato-Respiratory Integration, Boulder, Colorado