Singing for Peace and Spiritual Growth

“It might happen at times when you cannot reconcile with your neighbor. But once you begin to sing, the song within you will awaken the readiness to reconcile. This is the power of music.

“Why does one need to sing? So that one may not lose what one has. You are near the point of attaining something beautiful. Sing, that you may not lose it. Those who sing are strong, and those who do not sing are weak. Sing, because this is what Love requires of you. You need to sing so that you may live. Music is the transmitter of life. No culture can exist without music.

“You need to visit a meeting of the initiates in order to see what king of music is there. You need to be in the presence of these initiates when they are singing, to perceive their deep understanding of music, and to comprehend the real meaning of music. For one to become a student of one of these initiates, one first needs to be knowledgeable of contemporary music. You need to be a very good singer so that when you go to them, you will be able to comprehend their music.

“Once true music permeates the world, there will be no more disease. … When you sing, the Divine World opens to you and you receive Divine Life.” ~Biensa Douno

Singing Vibration

Not all of us are not good singers. My dogs cower under the bed when I do it (just kidding, I’m not that bad). So why does Douno recommend singing as a spiritual discipline? It is because singing is a type of rhythmic vibration. We all know that vibrations can help our spiritual growth. They can also hinder it. It depends on the type of vibration. Low-frequency vibrations are more likely to hinder. High-frequency vibrations help. Likewise, rhythmic vibrations help, whereas discordant vibrations hinder. Since singing is a type of rhythmic vibration that is understood by most of us, it is a good tool to aid us as we develop our spiritual Self.

Sing to Reconcile

Douno says that when we can’t reconcile with our neighbor, singing can help. Not because it changes your neighbor, but because it will put you in a more conciliatory mood. That is great a far as it goes, but there is more. Singing can help us reconcile with ourselves.

Whether we are aware of it, or not, we often need to reconcile within our own mind. Our mind often seems to function like a group of people rather than an individual. One part of your mind wants to go for a walk in the park. Another part is too tired to walk. Still another fears getting mugged in the park. Watching a movie on TV is all the fourth wants to do. Sometimes it is easy to get them all together. Other times it isn’t. But if one of the group starts singing, another will probably join in, then another. Before you know it, they are singing together and that pushes them toward an agreement. Continue reading “Singing for Peace and Spiritual Growth”

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Psychic Vibrations and the Truth About Manifesting

“The next question asked by the thoughtful new student is this: If persons are constantly sending forth psychic vibrations and if such vibrations persist for some time, why are we not overwhelmed with the force of them; and why are they not all so mixed up as to lose all their effect. I shall now answer this very important question.

“In the first place, though we are constantly affected more or less by the multitude of psychic vibrations beating upon us, still the greater part of them do not consciously impress us. … We are impressed only by the stronger vibrations which reach us, and then only by those which we attract to ourselves, or which prove attractive to us by reason of our own likes and dislikes.

“In the second place, the effect of certain thought vibrations is neutralized by the effect of the vibrations of thoughts of the opposite character. Just as the mixture of black and white produce the neutral color of gray, so do the currents of opposing thought vibrations tend to resolve themselves into neutral vibration which has little or no effect upon those coming in contact with them.” ~William Walker Atkinson

Thoughtful Student

The thoughtful student of a spiritual school should ask questions. In fact, the students of just about any school should ask questions. That is how we get the information that is of most interest to us. It is also one way in which the instructor can judge the effectiveness of his teaching. And the term “Thoughtful Student” does imply that the person is able to think, and not just memorize facts and opinions presented by the teacher.

Psychic Vibrations

One question the thoughtful student should have when reading the quote above is What’s the difference between thoughts and psychic vibrations. The answer is nothing. It’s just that in this section Atkinson wants to emphasize that thoughts have power. They affect other people and the world around us. They even affect animals and plants. So in that sense, they can be called psychic. So psychic vibrations are thoughts, especially directed thoughts.

Directed Thoughts and Manifestation

For at least the last several decades, many writers and motivational speakers have promoted the concept of controlling our world by controlling our thoughts. They create programs and concepts such as Positive Thinking, Visualizing, and manifesting. Manifesting seems to be the currently popular variation.

While I haven’t read the many popular books on the subject of manifestation, I get the concept from discussions in social media groups. Most of those groups are supposed to be spiritual. Somehow, these people think that manifestation is a spiritual “gift”. It is not that manifestation doesn’t work, it is that it is oversimplified to the point of being nonsense.

Directed thought can help us get what we want. But as noted in the above quote, there is a huge catch to it. The catch is that your thoughts are not traveling through a thought vacuum. They are traveling with the thoughts of millions of others.

Let’s look at a simple example. Suppose there are only two people. And in the area where they live, there is an area of fruit trees. They both like to eat the fruit from the trees. Now suppose they are both equal in mental strength. And suppose both are greedy. They each want that grove of fruit trees for themselves. They both practice manifestation exercises. They both send out thought that the grove belongs to them alone. What happens? Nothing. Because their thoughts conflict, they cancel each other out and nothing happens. Now think of similar situations with millions of people sending out conflicting thoughts. That is why manifesting fail for the vast majority who try it. It isn’t because you are doing it wrong.

But there is a way for manifestation to work. First, build up your mental strength and psychic vibrations by taking in more energy. Second, work with a group of others to try to manifest the same thing. And the most powerful of all, try manifesting according to the plan of God. Nothing can make your manifesting efforts more effective than having God and the Angels on your side.

Those We Attract

Atkinson says the psychic vibrations that will affect us are those that are strongest, and those we attract to ourselves. This is a very logical conclusion. Suppose you have two magnets and a piece of iron. Hold one of the magnets to the piece of iron, and they are pulled together with a certain amount of strength. But put the south pole of one magnet close to the north pole of the other, and they are pulled together with a lot more strength. So the thoughts and vibrations you attract will mostly be those you agree with or those you desire.

Here’s where it gets tricky, though. You will also attract to your thoughts and vibrations that agree with your beliefs. It doesn’t matter if those beliefs are true or false, they attract anyway. Therefore, you often find your false beliefs being backed by the thing you attract to you. And true information that conflicts with your beliefs rarely reaches you. So you continue is holding the false belief. That is why most spiritual schools teach that you must develop an open mind and get rid of beliefs for which you have no actual proof.

Group Effort

The most effective way to get manifestation to actually work is to do it as a group effort. It also helps if some members of the group are advanced spiritual adepts. They know how to bring in extra energy from the sun and use it to make their psychic vibration far more powerful than those of the average person. And those people will naturally be following the Will of God, so as already mentioned, that will give them assistance from the spiritual worlds of light. This is a combination that not only works, but it is also unbeatable.

Here are links to some older posts on thought power and manifesting.

Thought-Substance is Powerful Energy

Manifestation From Thoughts and Mental Energy

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Movement, Vibrations, and Spiritual Frequencies

“The great Third Hermetic Principle—the Principle of Vibration—embodies the truth that motion is manifest in everything in the Universe—that nothing is at rest—that everything moves, vibrates, and circles. This Hermetic Principle was recognized by some of the early Greek philosophers who embodied it in their systems. … The teaching are to the effect that Spirit is at one end of the pole of vibration, the other pole being certain extremely gross forms of matter. Between these two poles are millions upon millions of different rates and modes of vibration. … Science teaches that all matter manifests, in some degree, the vibrations arising from temperature or heat. … Then all particles of matter are in circular movement, from corpuscle to suns.” ~The Kybalion by The Three Initiates


When we look at things on one level only, we see a rock that is standing perfectly still while the jogger runs past it. We think one is moving, the other is not, but actually both are moving. The rock is not moving the same way as the jogger, but it is moving. The rock is made up of atoms that all have electrons spinning around them, but that is not the only motion taking place. The rock is, much like the jogger that ran past it, constantly vibrating. Nothing can exist that does not vibrate. And what we see, hear, and feel around us will vary depending on our own frequencies of vibrations. Continue reading “Movement, Vibrations, and Spiritual Frequencies”

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High-Frequency Vibrations Lead to Higher Worlds

High-Frequency Vibrations

“As you learn to experience the consciousness-and-energy world, you also learn to perceive and work with the fields that are inside every physical form—the inner blueprints. You experience how these fields give rise to forms, and how you can easily, and almost instantly, change the form of something by adjusting the inner blueprint. … We can serve each other by keeping our own field vibrating at the level of the heart (or home frequency or soul), and others will tend to match us.” ~Penney Peirce

Most people think that the world around them is shared with everyone, that we all see the same thing, share the same feeling, and so on. The truth is that each of us lives in his own private world that overlaps other peoples’ worlds, but is never completely identical. It’s somewhat like one of those communities where the houses all seem to be identical, but if you look closely, you will see slight differences. Generally, those people that we have close to us are the ones whose world is most similar to our own. Another way of putting it is that, somewhat like birds of a feather, we are around people who vibrate at frequencies similar to our own. Continue reading “High-Frequency Vibrations Lead to Higher Worlds”