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Beyond the New Year’s Resolutions

Dec 26, 2014 12:48PM ● By Lisa O’Brien

With the celebration of the new year comes resolutions of better health through exercise and diet, the release of bad habits and an overall desire to increase well-being. Some of these goals may be successfully attained, but often times the old patterns quickly move back into the daily patterns of life stemming from the past. Frustration, disappointment and guilt are rearing their ugly head even stronger than ever with every year’s failed attempt. Why is it so difficult to stick to these resolutions?

Dr. David R. Hawkins, author of Power vs. Force, shares a perception through the use of kinesiology (muscle strength testing while being in a negative vs. positive thought or feeling) that may help explain why moving out of these lower vibrations can be challenging. Through his studies, he has developed a chart that calibrated frequencies through the use of kinesiology stating there is a mid-point where a shift can take place. Personal survival is below the calibration of 200. The survival of others, as well as oneself, is above 200 (see chart.) As one moves from hopelessness and depression and crosses the mark at pride and courage (175-200), the well-being of others becomes increasingly more important.

Ultimately, releasing lower-calibrated emotions like shame, fear and anger largely depends on what we choose to talk and think about, as well as the environment one is in.

Below 200 = Force – All levels below this critical point are destructive of life in both the individual and society at large.

Above 200 = Power – This is akin to a battery with a positive and negative pole. Below 200 there is a negative charge whereas above 200 there is a positive charge in the individual. The very beginnings of love start at 200 and continuously intensify as the levels of consciousness get higher until it reaches 500.

The energy vibrations of thoughts creates perceived realities. It can be extremely difficult to raise the vibrations of thoughts into the conscious level, but certainly not impossible. If a negative thought pattern can be recognized, it can be changed. When a negative thought enters into the consciousness that is vibrating at the frequency of guilt, shame, fear, anger and pride, the frequency of the energetic body is below 200, according to Dr. Hawkin’s research. If the thoughts are focused on the gifts of self and others, the frequency is shifted above 200 which then brings in the emotions of love, joy, and peace where self-realization and truth can then lead to enlightenment.

As the mind gravitates to negativity it is more likely to engage in abusing the self physically with forms of substance abuse, not caring for the body through improper diet, lack of sleep or pushing oneself to stressful extremes. Emotional abuse is not always as obvious as physical abuse. It usually includes commonly accepted behavior like negative selftalk and blaming the self and others for one’s conditions or circumstances. The frequencies of a person’s field is lowered and through the law of attraction brings more of the same vibration into one’s existence.

How can this be shifted? Many would say to use unconditional love of self and others, which is absolutely true, but this cannot be just a mental concept. It must be felt emotionally which is not likely because unconditional love resonates at a frequency of over 500. It cannot be attained if one is vibrating below 200. So how can this be accomplished? Practice forgiveness, compassion, love, wisdom and right action. Finding a space of gratitude can be a powerful key to raising this frequency. No matter how difficult a situation is, there are many things to be grateful for including every breath and blink. How often are these and countless other things taken for granted?

There’s a story in which some students were asked to list what they thought were the present “Seven Wonders of the World.” Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes: Egypt’s Great Pyramids, Taj Mahal, Grand Canyon, Panama Canal, Empire State Building, St. Peter’s Basilica and China’s Great Wall. While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished, and asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied, “Yes, a little. I couldn’t quite make up my mind because there were so many.” The teacher said, “Well, tell us what you have and maybe we can help.” The girl hesitated, then read, “I think the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ are: to See, to Hear, to Touch, to Taste, to Feel, to Laugh, and to Love.” None of these are in the form of a material sense.

With each step of raising the thought vibration, a new level of reality can be created. Being in service for others, in whatever form that may take, not only bridges that connection to a higher frequency of loving self but also creates a community of support, connection and strength on a collective scale. Even being able to share this article is a way to be of service and for that I am grateful to all that participate, read and create that which is shared within the community. Happy new year to all!

Lisa O’Brien, CRM, ERYT, is the owner of Bliss Body Studio, in Collingswood, New Jersey. Visit

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