In vibrational medicine there are three basic ways to work with energy: 1. You can nourish it from one phase to another. 2. You can control it 3. You can entrain it.
We see this beautifully laid out in the Chinese elemental theory as what is called the Shen cycle, one element moving into the next (just like one season moving into the next). The Ko cycle, where one element controls the other (such as water puts out fire). And entrainment, where the weaker vibration attunes to the stronger vibration (Shaoyin or Heart/Kidney axis).
While all of these have a place and use, I have found entrainment to be the most helpful for making lasting changes and the easiest tool to use at home.
Entrainment is the process where two interacting oscillating systems assume a common period (Wikipedia). During the period of commonality there is coherence. Where there is coherence there is greater degrees of wellness, health and awareness. The Heart Math Institute is one organization that has done quite a bit of research on coherence and what happens to individuals and communities when people start to experience extended periods of synchronicity.
When we’re not in coherent states we can feel anxious, depressed, quick tempered, fuzzy, short attention span, ungrounded and self-conscious. We can have symptoms like panic attacks, insomnia, digestion disturbance, fatigue, mood swings, emotional instability, and illness. When we’re in a coherent state we tend to feel more at ease, relaxed, clear headed and grounded. In this state our body is freed from the tension of being scattered and can heal.
Meditation or focused awareness is the best way that I have found to quickly gain a coherent energetic state. The question is then, what is it we’re entraining to? We entrain to the strongest vibration, which most people when they experience it describe it as Love. In the cycle of the elements the Chinese show how each vibration moves into one another. This is a natural flow that is constantly happening on micro and macro levels. They also show the Heart is the first energetic. It’s described poetically and scientifically how the heart needs to be the most empowered energetic for there to be order, health and wellness within a person’s body, mind and soul. The energy of Love has the ability unlike any other to create a deep state of coherence. The Heart field is dynamic, opening and closing depending on our experiences. The purpose of the meditation is to intentionally move into a state of centeredness, allowing all the fields of your mind and body to be nourished by the powerful energy of Heart Love.
You can apply the basics of this to do a meditation on each chakra, any organ, feeling or trouble you may be experiencing.
1. Sit or lay in a comfortable position.
2. In your mind’s eye see the area you want to work with. Sense it. Stay focused on it. Don’t analyze it, just stay present with it.
3. Draw your mind’s eye to the edge of it.
4. Become aware of the space around it. Feel the quiet, pure, strong vibration of that silent space. If you don’t recognize this space as the quality of Love, intend it to become Love.
5. Focusing on the sensation of Love, feel it embrace what you’re working with. Hold your attention on it. If whatever you are working on starts to heighten, simply intend increase the envelop of Love around it. Hold this until the sensation dissipates.
If you experience anxiety, you can close your eyes and locate where you feel the anxiety. Once you have a sense of where the anxiety is, hold the sensation of it in your mind. Start to draw in the sense of Love around it. If the anxiety feels like it’s growing, hold the Love stronger until it calms down.