Wednesday can often get a bad rap, it’s hump day after all. 🐪 Smack dab in the middle of the week with no specialty of its ownーother than being right in the middle.
I’m finding this Wednesday has been particularly middle-ish, so I thought I’d rename it Woo-Woo Wednesday and share some magic with you.
Sound good? I thought so, too. ✨
So about the woo, let’s get on the same page about that first. There are multiple definitions of “woo woo” but I like this one best: “musings of the metaphysical.”
Woo woo encompasses things that seem more magical than logical. Things like: Reiki, energy work, tarot cards, crystal work, vortexes, some people even consider extremely restrictive diets as woo woo.
A logician equates woo to the mystic things lacking substantiated evidence.
And to that, I say evidence schmevidence. Sometimes, the mystery is the power. Plus, people believe in things they don’t fully understand every day.
And so, I present to you my latest woo obsession on Woo Woo Wednesday, Solfeggio frequencies.
Yesterday, I came off a call feeling agitated. No one had said anything particularly agitating, and it was likely the least stressful of the calls I had taken all day, but I couldn’t shake the feelingーagitation station was happening all up in me.
You know the feeling, right? If you’re anything like me, it probably feels a little like PMS. Only, I wasn’t PMSing.
So, in true internet fashion, Google led me down a rabbit hole of terms like absorbing emotions, empaths, and sound healing. And at the heart of sound healing, lied Solfeggio frequencies.
The first headline I saw was, “Solfeggio frequency DNA repair.” Obviously, I clicked.
Do you know what they are? Given I just learned about them yesterday I have a limited understanding, but here’s what I’ve learned thus far (it’s Woo Woo Wednesday after all).
Remember in The Sound of Music when Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp children are singing, “Do a deer, a female deer. Re, a drop of golden sun, Mi a name I call myself, Fa a long, long way to run…?” Well, the syllabic scale they’re singing is known as solfege and it was invented by a monk in the 11th century to make it easier for people to learn sight-singing.
Those notes also make up the basis of an ancient scale with each note said to correspond to a hertz frequency with its own quality:
These are the Solfeggio frequencies:
- UT – 396 Hz – Liberating Guilt and Fear
- RE – 417 Hz – Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change
- MI – 528 Hz – Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair- This is the frequency used by genetic biochemists to repair DNA.)
- FA – 639 Hz – Connecting/Relationships
- SOL – 741 Hz – Awakening Intuition
- LA – 852 Hz – Returning to Spiritual Order
The site linked to a YouTube video with the sounds, so I plugged in my headphones and gave it a go. Within a few minutes, my attention was suddenly drawn to my legs and I noticed they were ever so slightly vibrating. After a few more minutes, I felt calmer and more mentally focused.
I tried it today, too.
I was frustrated with myself knowing I needed to write and feeling annoyed that I’ve been so stuck getting started. I played a video with tones at 396 Hz and again started to feel better.
Now, we already know music has its own effects on stress. So I’m not saying I’m feeling better because this is a magical scale.
BUT…here’s the thing about woo woo things in general. It makes it easier to focus on things we don’t normally see.
We move at such fast paces these days that we forget to notice the small things around usーlike all the energy that’s being moved about on a daily basis.
So, here’s my (mostly) sound logic on why I’m okay believing that these scales might hold some power…
We’re all made up of energy.
Energy is what keeps us going. It helps us move, helps us think, helps us connect. It can’t be created or destroyed. We’re vibrational beingsーthe physics and metaphysics agree. Sound is a series of vibrations. Vibrations influence everything about humanity and our encounters with the world because everything is made of vibrations.
So at the end of the day, regardless of whether or not each frequency impacts the specific element claimed above, what I like about it is that it makes me pay attention to things it’s easy to forget aboutーlike the fact that everything I do is a series of vibrations.
While listening, it was much easier to feel present in my body.
I’m not going to become a solfeggio researcher, (except for the additional googling I did to tell you about it on Woo Wednesday) but so far I like incorporating this into my day.
We all want more energy. But maybe, what we’re really asking for is to know how to harness our energy. If this gets me a step closer to that, I’ll take it.
If it does absolutely nothing else, I like feeling grounded to something that has been around for much longer than our time. Longer than social media, longer than TV, longer than Headspace. It feels like a way to be more conscious of our bodies and be more mindful without having to sit on a pillow and meditate for hours. I’m on board with that.
So, since it’s Woo Woo Wednesday, take a listen for transformation here, relationships here, guilt and fear here, or just the binaural beat itself here. Then, let me know what you noticed or how it made you feel. Where did your attention shift? What did you notice?
Embrace the woo with me for a few minutes, k? After all, isn’t questioning what’s real and what’s not the purpose of believing in something anyway? And, if nothing else, it’s pretty music.
Get your wonder on to get you over the hump. ✨🐪
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