Music and the Law of Rhythm

 

“Musick has Charms to soothe a savage Breast, to soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.” ~William Congreve, The Mourning Bride

Music moves.  It flows, lilts, rises in crescendo, and fades in decrescendo.  It moves quickly, then slows, then resumes it’s original tempo.  Behind all of this is a steady, constant, predictable beat–a rhythm.

Have you ever watched someone move to music, but not to the beat? Take a look:

I feel Mr. Holland’s frustration as his students just can’t seem to find the beat.

Just as there is a rhythm to music, there is rhythm found in the world around us: day turns to night, the tide rises and falls, the seasons change predictably as the year progresses, and the cycle repeats. Hearts beat, pendulums swing, light and sound is produced by waves, the moon changes with each phase of its cycle, the planets move through their orbits.

With these and countless other natural phenomena as the backdrop, our lives have a rhythm to them as well.  We live by and create patterns of living on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis–we wake each day and carry out specific tasks; we have activities that repeat on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.  It creates a predictable structure by which we can live our lives.

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The Law of Cause and Effect: a Principle of Action

“Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.” (Alma 37:6)

The laws that we have discussed to this point are all principles of thought and mindset. The Law of Cause and Effect, however, is a principle of action. Specific actions yield specific results. If you want a specific result, then you had better know what the necessary action is in order to receive it. We often refer to these results as the consequences of our actions. These consequences are manifestations of the Law of Cause and Effect.

Things around us act in predictable ways. When that pattern is interrupted, there is a change in the pattern which brings a new result. We call the interruption the cause, and the new result the effect.

The Law of Cause and Effect is known throughout the world by many names. My first introduction to it was as the Law of the Harvest, or as ye sow, so shall ye reap (see Galatians 6:7)….

..,often we think that the action required will be significant. Monumental, even. Maybe that will be the case. But when mindset is right, the necessary effort is often much smaller than we might think.

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Why Disappointment can be a Good Thing

“One of the greatest skills we can learn in life is how to deal effectively with disappointments, because after all, life is full of them. Learning the skill not only helps us turn things around, but it can also help us have total peace of mind (and even joy) in the meantime. As we learn to respond to disappointments in ways that are in harmony with the laws of success, we discover that there is always something wonderful to be gained from them.” ~ Leslie Householder

The Law of Polarity is all about opposites. Day/night, black/white, up/down, smile/frown.  One effective way to learn about something is through the use of opposites–we can understand more of what something is by understanding what it is NOT. We understand happiness because we understand sadness. We understand what is right because we understand what is wrong…

[It] assures us that even when things look bad–even very, very bad–there is the potential for good.  It doesn’t necessarily take away the natural sorrow we feel when bad things happen… But the pain is mitigated by the faith in something good coming from the bad situation.

There is room for both sadness and happiness in life. In fact, both are necessary. How could we understand happiness without experiencing the opposite?  People who strive to live without experiencing sadness or other negative feelings also limit their capacity for experiencing joy.

Parenting is the perfect example of the Law of Polarity.  Within this experience we find the greatest capacity for love, joy, and happiness, and also the greatest sorrow, frustration, and disappointment. The love a parent has for a child is transcendent, and the grief a parent experiences as a child struggles can be overwhelming.  But such great happiness does not come WITHOUT soul-wrenching experiences. The greater the heartache, the greater the joy that can come…

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Understanding the Law of Vibration

“I’ll believe it when I see it.”

Have you ever heard this expression before? Or maybe, “Seeing is believing”? Our eyes are extremely useful tools for helping us to gather information, but there are plenty of things that affect us every day that we CANNOT see.

Like what, you ask?

Well, like vibrations.

Vibration is movement. Very often you can see something vibrate, like the string of an instrument while it is being played. If you look closely, you might see the string get kind of blurry from moving back and forth at a high rate of speed. But there is even more happening that you cannot see. The vibration of the string (which is visible) makes the air around it vibrate (which is invisible), which makes your eardrum vibrate (again, invisible), and your brain translates that vibration into sound. You can’t see it, but the whole reason you can hear is because of vibration.

Have you ever seen or heard of a theremin? It’s an instrument that uses vibration to make sound. Actually, ALL instruments use vibrations to make sound (that’s how sound works, remember?), but with a theremin, you don’t even touch the instrument. Instead, you use your hands to manipulate the vibrations, which changes the sound.

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Amazing to watch, isn’t it? The explanation of how a theremin works is equally fascinating.

Video: How it works

But what does a theremin have to do with your thoughts?

A lot more than you might think.

All things vibrate. We know that all matter is made up of tiny particles so small that we cannot see them. These particles are called atoms, and atoms move constantly. So even if you are sitting completely still, because you are made of atoms, you are really moving–a lot!

Here is the interesting part: even non-tangible things vibrate. Something intangible, like a tone or a note, has a specific vibration or frequency.

Other intangible things, like thoughts and feelings, also have a specific vibration.

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The Power of Relativity

“I cried because I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet.” ~Ancient Proverb

Have you ever been around one of those people who is an eternal optimist? The kind of person who, after you have just vented to them about some rotten thing that has happened to you, comes up with a reason that it’s really a good thing?

Isn’t it irritating? 😉

Actually, it’s all about perspective. What that eternal optimist knows is that “good” or “bad” depends on how you look at it.

The Law of Relativity states that any given circumstance is neither good nor bad, it just is. Good or bad is a meaning that we attach to the circumstance, based on our thoughts.

And we can change our thoughts…

No matter how bad our circumstances may be, we can always find someone who has things worse than we do.  Understanding that it could always be worse can help us to remain grateful in hard times. The more frequently we practice gratitude for the things we have, the happier we are.  The Law of Relativity, however, is about more than just putting a positive spin on our hard times. The power in the Law of Relativity comes as we begin to see our setbacks as blessings.

Watch what happens when a girl who was told to never say “can’t” takes that advice to heart…

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The “invisible” part of Perpetual Transmutation

“The only thing that is constant is change.” ~Heraclitus

The Law of Perpetual Transmutation states that all things are in a constant state of change. Perpetual means ongoing; transmutation means change. All things are constantly changing into or out of form.

For instance, every person living on the earth started as a couple of cells. As soon as those two cells were joined, the changes began. Rapidly. Constantly. Until a fully-formed human baby was ready to be born.

But that was not the end of the changing. Babies grow. Not as fast as they grew in their mothers’ wombs, but very quickly, usually doubling their birth weight by the time they are 5 months old. Children continue to grow and develop until they reach the prime of adulthood, at which point they start to show signs of aging. The process of coming into full form is over, and the process of going out of form has begun.

As human beings come into or go out of form, there are some stages that we can identify that are associated with each:

Coming into form:

  • All the changes involved in fetal development; the forming of body parts
  • Birth
  • Growth spurts
  • Learning to crawl, walk, eat, talk, etc.

Going out of form:

  • Wrinkles
  • Get shorter
  • Health problems/degenerative disease
  • Pain
  • Loss of vision, hearing
  • Memory loss

The most important part of coming into form is the part that cannot be seen. According to the example above, that would be the part that happens before a baby experiences birth. Without the part that happens before birth, there would be no baby at all.

Understanding the “invisible” part of perpetual transmutation is the key to harnessing its power in our lives.

“And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew. For I, the Lord God, created all things, of which I have spoken, spiritually, before they were naturally upon the face of the earth. For I, the Lord God, had not caused it to rain upon the face of the earth. And I, the Lord God, had created all the children of men; and not yet a man to till the ground; for in heaven created I them; and there was not yet flesh upon the earth, neither in the water, neither in the air; And I, the Lord God, formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul, the first flesh upon the earth, the first man also; nevertheless, all things were before created; but spiritually were they created and made according to my word.” (Moses 3:5, 7 emphasis added)

Principle: All things were created spiritually before they were created physically.

What is a spiritual creation?

All things were created with unseen material (an idea or a plan) before they were created with seen, tangible material.

Let’s use a house as an example. Before a house is created with tangible bricks and boards, it is first created spiritually, as an idea. The first expression of that idea is likely a blueprint. While the blueprint is made with tangible materials (paper, pencil), it is not a house. It is a stage in the process of creating the house–part of the spiritual creation. It is a representation of the actual home that is not yet in existence.

Spiritual creation is the process by which an idea is moved through the planning and creating phases until it is fully formed. It is the process of turning an idea into, for instance, a house. A general listing of the steps of the creation process for a house might include:

  • ideas about room placement and features
  • creating sketches of the house
  • drafting a plan complete with precise measurements
  • the purchasing of land and materials
  • construction of the physical structure
  • painting
  • decorating
  • finishing work
  • landscaping

Not every idea moves through the entire process. Many ideas become fully developed, but many others are abandoned, and the full manifestation of that goal is never realized.

The water cycle gives us clues as to how the whole process works…

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Natural Laws and the Laws of Thought

Our world is a world of order. It may not always seem that way, what with all those pesky humans creating such chaos, but the natural world is a world of order. There are certain things that can absolutely be depended upon.

Take gravity, for example. Gravity is a natural law. It is part of the order of this world. Gravity is the force that draws us to the earth. If an object of weight is dropped from a high location, it doesn’t just float in mid-air, it falls to the earth. Every. Single. Time. You can count on it.

But what if you don’t like gravity? Or what if someone doesn’t know about gravity? Do either of those situations make a person exempt from it? Of course not. It is a natural law that affects every single person on the earth, all the time, whether they know about it, or like it, or not.

BUT. Birds can fly. For centuries, humans watched birds in flight and desired the ability to fly. Leonardo DaVinci was fascinated with flight, and created a flying machine, but it was not workable with just human power. It was 1903 before the Wright Brothers conducted the first successful test of a flying machine that was human-powered and -controlled. Does the fact that birds–and now humans–can fly mean that the law of gravity is no longer valid? Was that somehow an untrue belief?

The reality is that birds are still subject to gravity. When they are not in flight, they aren’t floating off into space, after all. But there are other–additional–natural laws at work. Birds fly in accordance with natural laws, including gravity. As scientists experimented and tried to fly, they began to learn about other natural laws that made flight–human flight–possible. They were not defying or working against gravity, they were working WITH the natural laws to achieve something that had previously seemed impossible. They discovered that with the correct understanding, the impossible was not impossible at all.

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The Law of Perpetual Transmutation at Work

The Law of Perpetual Transmutation is one of the most powerful concepts I’ve ever learned for effecting significant life changes. Understand it, use it, and your desired improvements become predictable. It is a dependable law of nature as described in chapter one of Hidden Treasures: Heaven’s Astonishing Help with Your Money Matters (a free download). 

Certified Mentor and Mindset Mastery Program Honors Graduate Robyn Young shares one of her experiences with the Law of Perpetual Transmutation. She writes:

Let’s break it down:

Perpetual: occurring continually, continuing forever

Trans- (prefix): so or such as to change or transfer

Mutation: a significant and basic alteration

In other words, continuing and ongoing change. The Law of Perpetual Transmutation states that everything is coming into or moving out of a physical form. It is evident in the physical world around us, such as in the water cycle. But it also pertains to thought: those thoughts that we give time, energy, and emotion to are the thoughts that will become physically manifest in our lives.

Early in our marriage, my husband decided that he wanted to attend graduate school in another state. At the time, we owned a home. We had purchased it with a federally subsidized loan that stipulated that this home had to be our primary residence. Since we were leaving the state, we had to sell it.

Although we planned to return after my husband’s graduate studies, we couldn’t rent the home out, or even leave it vacant for the 18 months we’d be gone. The housing market at that time was good, and homes in our area were selling, on average, in about four months. But by the time we were informed that my husband had been accepted into his graduate program, we were only two months away from the start of school. We had to sell the house faster than average.

It was possible, but would it happen for us?

Back then I knew nothing of the Law of Perpetual Transmutation. I didn’t know that having a dream and believing in the realization of it as if it had already happened would actually change the circumstances around me to be favorable to my desired outcome. But as a natural law, I did not have to understand it to be subject to it.

My husband and I did know, however, that if we were to accomplish this goal of selling our home, it would be because of our faith, not because of anything we could do to make our home sell in a specific period of time. We did what things were in our control—we beautified the yard and the interior, and we hired a realtor to sell for us.

The day we hired our realtor I actually struggled with that decision. I knew I was relinquishing control of the situation to someone who did not feel the same urgency about selling my home that I did. Mine was not the only home she was responsible to sell. I felt I had to do everything in my power for this dream to become reality, but would my agent work as hard as I would have?

I remember the realization that while I could not control the situation directly, I could increase my efforts to do the things I believed God wanted me to be doing. So I increased the frequency and sincerity of my prayers. I studied the scriptures every day. I served in my church, making special efforts to do my best with the assignments I had been given. And I believed.

Sometimes a negative thought would pop into my mind: “What if it doesn’t sell? Then what?” But I knew. My husband had a good job. If we couldn’t sell our home, we’d just stay. We liked our life as it was. It would be okay.

But after having those thoughts, I knew, I KNEW in my gut that the house would sell. So my “negative” moments always ended with, “But it will sell.” And I knew it would.

Four weeks before we left for graduate school, we closed on the sale of our home. The entire process had taken only one month. Although I knew nothing of the laws of prosperity, I knew that the work that had happened in our minds was a key part of what had happened in our lives. And now I know that believing in the idea, holding it there, and trusting God to take care of the things I could not control was exactly what I needed to do so that our dream could manifest itself in a physical form.

It was the Law of Perpetual Transmutation at work.

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Robyn Young is a Mindset Mastery Program Honors Graduate and Certified Mentor.

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Silencing the “Shoulds”

I have a love/hate relationship with the word “should.” The thoughts running through my head often follow this pattern:

“I should clean the kitchen.”

“I should speak nicely to my dog (or children, or spouse, etc.).”

“I should finish that project I started.”

“I should turn off the television.”

I should, I should, I should… That’s the hate part of the relationship, the part I use as a measuring stick that always leaves me falling short.

Then there is the love part of the relationship:

“Please just tell me what I should do, and I’ll do it!”

It’s not just me with this struggle, I know. It’s a societal infection. We live in a world where, from the time we are five years old (or sometimes younger), we are put on a path that is entirely outlined for us:

“You should go to school, you should get good grades, you should participate in lots of activities, you should go to college, you should get a good job, and you should look forward to retirement!”

What if all the “shoulds” don’t bring the happiness you expect or want?

There are even “shoulds” for that:

“You should go back to school and find a career better suited for you.”

“You should find a hobby that you really love to do.” Or, for the really desperate,

“You should abandon your entire, stifling life and start over with something you love.”

Isn’t there another possibility?

Do you remember what it feels like to dream? You may have to go back pretty far. What do you want to be when you grow up? Is it the same thing you wanted to be when you were four? We start on the “should” path so early that we may have to remember that far back to find our inner dreamer again. I finally realized that in order to get what I want, I need to define it-write it down in great detail. But then the battle begins: What should I want? It is so ingrained in me that instead of wondering what I actually want, I start dreaming within the “shoulds.”

How do you rediscover that ability to dream and create? How do you get in touch with what makes your heart sing? How do you silence the “shoulds” and follow your path?

Develop your spirituality. Spend time in prayer, meditation, and with good, inspirational literature. Develop a personal relationship with God. Learn to identify when He is speaking to you. Keep a journal of your spiritual progress.

Love yourself.

In the New Testament Jesus said “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” Loving yourself is a prerequisite to loving others! I’m not talking about indulging your every whim, I’m talking about being patient with yourself, forgiving yourself. Be compassionate with yourself. Speak kindly to yourself. See all the goodness and potential within you-you are more amazing than you could possibly realize! Ask God to help you see yourself in this way.

Discover your talents. Start by playing. Pay attention to the experiences that provide the feelings you are seeking: peace, joy, fulfillment. And trust your instincts. Your idea of “play” may not look like playing to someone else.

Trust that the experiences of your life are clues to your self-discovery. Which events and people in your life are most difficult for you? These are gifts! There is something for you to learn from every difficult experience! Do you look for lessons in these kinds of experiences, or do you try to escape? Looking for the lesson is hard, but learning from the experience brings you closer to what you want: peace, joy, fulfillment.

Dream. Start to create the life you want in your mind. It doesn’t have to seem possible; in fact, if what you really want seems impossible, it’s even more important to create and nurture that dream! Pay particular attention to the feelings you want to experience: energetic, excited, relaxed, easy-going, flexible, fulfilled, at peace, confident…add whatever feelings are important to you. Then start to believe in the possibility of that dream.

There will be things you should do. But who is telling you what those “shoulds” are? Be the creator of your life. The “shoulds” will vanish, and a path to your ideal life will start to form. You’ll know what you need to do as you learn to listen to what your soul is telling you.

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Robyn Young is a Mindset Mastery Program Honors Graduate and Certified Mentor.

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Why I no longer have “bad” days

I love learning. I find it exhilarating. Most of my learning over the past few years has been self-improvement oriented, and that has been the most exciting, most empowering learning of all.

I have noticed a pattern, however. I find myself enjoying everything I’ve learned, applying new principles in my life, and feeling really good for a few days. And then I find myself in a slump. I start to feel sluggish, irritated, and short-tempered. I used to be really bothered by those days. I fought them. I tried to deny that they were happening. I was even critical of myself because of them: I was feeling so good, why didn’t it last? What is wrong with me for why I keep slipping back into a struggle?

I realized the other day that it’s the Law of Rhythm. Just like the ebb and flow of the ocean, our lives have rhythm. We see patterns. For everything there is a season, but not always the same season. It is not always summer. Eventually, summer gives way to fall, then winter. But spring comes, and then summer again. We can count on it. Life is the same. We have good days, we have bad days. But like the seasons, the bad days don’t last forever. By law.

I noticed something else about the rhythm of my life. As I have learned about the laws of thought and tried to live by them, my down days look a lot different than they did before. I am gentler with myself. I am kinder to my family. I speak in a softer tone. I am more patient and loving. I have more control over my emotions and reactions. I am recognizing my own progress. The visual image I have for my life is no longer a wavy horizontal line that shows ups and downs extending over time. Now I see a wavy line that is steadily climbing upward. I still experience downs, but they are higher than my downs used to be.

I’ve decided that I will no longer have “bad days.” Instead, I experience “rhythm days.” They may look the same to other people, but there is definitely a difference. I am the difference. Now I know that the challenging days are just that-a brief period of time that has an end and will give way to something better. And the challenges I face today will help to shape my better tomorrow. For every down, there is an up. I can count on it. By law.

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