I like to think of certain emotions as being “harmonics” or “overtones” of the fundamental vibration of Love. For example, the feelings of gratitude and joy can be thought of as overtones or harmonics of Love.
Just as in singing, the overtones or “partials” have a direct correlation to the fundamental note being sung. They seem to hover above the dominant note.
Merriam Webster defines the word overtone (in its musical connotation):
one of the higher tones produced simultaneously with the fundamental and that with the fundamental comprise a complex musical tone
And Webster’s simple definition:
an idea or quality that is suggested without being said directly
If we tune into the frequency or fundamental vibration of Love, the overtones of Love would be gratitude, joy, etc. Can you see where I’m going with this?
I believe that the power in mantras (sacred sanskrit prayers) are in the overtones. In overtone singing (or throat singing), the overtones or harmonics seem to float over the fundamental note being sung. They sound ethereal…and the effects can be felt in the body, ranging from relaxing to ecstatic.
The fine vibrations of the overtones seem to create “suggestions” or “echoes” of sensations, exquisitely felt in the spine and in the body as Bliss.
If you’d like to experience (and feel) the power of vocal overtones for yourselves, I have some free lessons that I offer to get you started. All it takes is a childlike willingness to play, along with an openness to deeply feel. The free lessons can be found here.
There are infinite subtleties of sound and vibration that play within the bodily field. Galaxies of the finest energies are scintillating within, waiting to be experienced as passageways to the most sublime harmonics of Love. Every movement, every breath, every posture of the body can be used as a magnetic attractor of the ecstatic bliss vibration! Even during periods of sadness, physical pain, anger and the myriad emotional states that are part of being human, the underlying bliss can be felt deeply when we allow ourselves to feel and embrace all aspects of our humanity, even those parts that may be uncomfortable to look at and acknowledge.
In a very real sense, the body is a love/bliss attractor and generator. It is not just a physical place for the embodiment of the soul, but is also meant to be a doorway to the experience of Cosmic Love. When the bodily energies are in alignment with the universal currents of the bliss vibration, then it begins to dance like the leaves of the aspen tree quaking ecstatically in the wind. There is no impediment to this experience save in our own resistance to the depths of our own feelings. Afraid of vastness, terrified of primal nature, we seek comfort in controlled and familiar environments, not wanting to look into the abyss of our Infinite Selves.
Where to begin? Sometimes I like to begin from stillness and silence, feeling the body as a vast field of vibration. Then, a gentle and exquisitely slow twisting of the spine with the awareness of each underlying vibration as they arise. As you continue paying attention to what comes up, at a certain point you may notice certain pleasant or pleasureable feelings arising, vibrations that are subtle and yet distinct. Pay special attention to these fine energies and then allow the body to adjust itself according to how it wishes to move. It inherently knows how to flow in ways that builds the magnetic field of the blissful vibration. This is surrendering to the flow of Cosmic Energy, getting out of the way of that which is our natural state of Being.
Explore the finest nuances of the bliss vibration, following to its deepest source. As you continue to move and dance to this Divine Song, you are creating the geometries of Sacred Space within your body and in its environment. Understand that you are the portal to dimensions of indescribable Beauty! Play with the harmonics of Love. Every breath, every movement, every nuance of sound and vibration is an abode of Love! It is all feeling! The wind, the sky, it is all part of the pulse beat of Love, the breath of Bliss!
Bliss is dancing in the ocean of the bodily field. Remain open to the cues that show up for you. Learn to just Be! The power of Being has an attracting force that is divinely magnetic and will draw to you all the circumstances and people necessary to manifest the desires of the heart!