Everyone in recovery, whether from alcohol, drugs, food, spending, gambling, sex, television, codependency, or any other addiction, knows that they cannot heal without a connection to their higher power, but for many this connection is illusory.
It is a common experience for me to work with people who have been in Twelve Steps for years but still do not have a direct personal experience of their Higher Power. We all want a direct line to our spiritual guidance. We need this help to maintain abstinence and to take responsibility for ourselves.
We want to know what is for our greatest good, what is the right decision in different situations, how to set appropriate limits, and how to manifest what we want. It is the birthright of each of us to have a direct line to God, whatever God is to you. Yet few of us have learned to do it at will on a daily basis.
Surprisingly, it is not difficult to do.
The spiritual realm exists at a higher frequency than what we do here on the physical plane of planet Earth. In order to access the spiritual realm, we must know how to increase our “frequency”. One way to understand “frequency” is to imagine a room filled with people who share love and joy with each other.
This room has a feeling of lightness, a high frequency, whereas a room filled with angry and tense people has a feeling of heaviness, a low frequency. So how do we increase our frequency? There are many things you can do to help increase your frequency, but none of them will work unless you intend to learn with the Spirit to love yourself and others.
Our intention is the most powerful tool we have to increase our frequency. There are only two possible intents at any given time: to learn with God/Spirit about loving yourself and others or to protect yourself from pain and avoid responsibility for your feelings.
When our intent is to protect and avoid, we seek to control, through our various addictions, our feelings, the feelings and behavior of others, and the outcome of things. When our intent is to learn, we seek to take responsibility for our own feelings and behaviors by finding out what we may be thinking or doing that is not loving towards ourselves and others, and what would be loving.
There are many methods you can try to increase your frequency.
From prayer to meditation to chanting, no matter the method you try, if your intent is to protect instead of learning, none of these will do any good. The reason is that when the intent is to protect ourselves from pain, we close our hearts so as not to feel what we are feeling. God cannot come through a closed heart.
We each have free will when we arrive on this planet. This means that we can choose our intent, to be open or closed, loving or unloving, protected from pain, or taking responsibility for our feelings. While the love that is God is all-powerful, it cannot enter into a closed heart.
Just as the air you breathe cannot enter your lungs until you take a breath, the love, power, and wisdom that is God cannot enter your being until you choose the intent to learn about love. When you have a genuine and pure intention to learn, your frequency automatically increases.
None of the actions I suggest below will increase your frequency without this intention. Once you have this intent, the following actions can help you increase your frequency:
1. Move into your imagination.
Your imagination is a gift from God. As you move through your imagination, you increase your frequency and tap into the source of your creativity and inspiration. Our willingness to move into and trust our imaginations is essential to be able to connect with our personal spiritual guidance.
When you begin to use your imagination to increase your frequency and connect with God, you might feel like you are simply using your imagination to make things up. However, by taking the risk of trusting what you think you are “making up” you will find that it really is coming through you from God rather than from you.
2. Keep your body clear.
Your body is an energy system. If your body’s energy is clogged with drugs, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, sugar, heavy foods, many foods or foods contaminated with pesticides, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, or any of the thousands of chemicals that are added to food, your frequency is lowered.
Sincere prayers of gratitude and asking for help from God to heal all obstacles to love can increase your frequency.
Repetitive prayers, chants, and mantras can open you to higher frequencies, as can singing in general.
Quick repetitive movements, such as Native American drumming dances, can open you up to higher frequencies.
6. Spend time in nature.
The frequency of a city is much lower than the frequency of nature. Being among trees and flowers, near a river, stream, or lake, by the ocean, in the desert, or on a mountain can increase your frequency.
7. Listen to classical or spiritual music.
8. Do creative and artistic activities.
Moving into your creative imagination increases your frequency.
9. Use incense or do smudging.
Incense has been used for centuries to increase the frequency and invite spiritual connection. Smudging uses the smoke of various dried plants such as sage, pine, cedar and lavender to clear the energies in a room and increase frequency.
Smudging has been used for thousands of years by indigenous peoples throughout the world.
10. Light candles.
Candlelight has also been used for thousands of years to purify the air and increase frequency.
If you get into the habit of asking yourself throughout the day, “What is my intent? Am I trying to control something, or is my deepest desire right now to learn to love myself and others?” this will eventually lead you to hear, feel, and see your personal spiritual direction.
Recommended Book for You:
Higher Power Peace
How to Connect With Your Higher Power.