As we get closer to self-actualizing, the belief of who we are changes, and because of this, so does our broadcast. I call the self-awareness of this phenomenon a frequency shift. Our actions, language, decisions, and behavior are noticeably different; we begin noticing how our taste in food, colors, music, people, and the experiences we want to have are different. This also means that our desired frequency may evolve as we transition into new frequencies.
The shift in frequency isn’t always a transition of pure bliss, because each new frequency comes with the uncomfortable challenge of accepting change. Each new frequency comes with a requirement from you to resonate with it. If the moment your frequency shifts requires you to adopt a new profession, this drastically changes many variables in your life, and your previous way of life is no longer effective. To further illustrate, some examples are: attention from becoming more physically attractive, praise or hate from being noticed as the smartest person in your class, financial consciousness needed to maintain your new millionaire status, patience needed to become a new parent, responsibility that comes with becoming a leader, and an infinite amount more.
What Makes A Frequency Shift Happen?
A frequency shift happens when a significant improvement or decline in one of your dimensions of wellness changes your broadcasting frequency. The significance is marked by the self-awareness of the change in your respective dimension, but it’s important to note that the confirmation from others amplifies your broadcast, bringing you more confidence about the change. It’s much easier to believe something with confirmation outside of yourself, but don’t become dependent on it. If you and your friends notice your muscles are getting bigger, you will find yourself feeling more confident which will change how you interact with the world. If you and your friends recognize that you are developing more emotional maturity, you may find that you are more confident in working through more difficult emotional challenges.
The flipside to this is that others can utilize this understanding to attack your confidence, intentionally or unintentionally, making it difficult to build your confidence in yourself. What I presented in the Tactics to Frequent the Frequency is a combative way to solidify your personal confidence. If you can measure your growth and see what you are doing with your time, what someone else denies can be ignored through your confidence in your metrics, and what someone else confirms only magnifies what you already know.
My personal frequency shifts took me on a journey of being a student, an activist, a teacher, a community leader, an author, and an entrepreneur. During those profession changes, I created a documentary, had two near-death experiences, attended the Ferguson Unrest, rode my bike 42 miles a day, traveled to Brazil alone, and finally completed this book. Many people will go through experiences that cause drastic frequency shifts, which they call their rock bottom. During these moments, you have the opportunity to unearth a gem from the rocks you fell upon. For myself, that time began in 2014. These years are what created this protocol by way of trial, error, and research.
Frequency shifts happen regardless if you are aiming for your desired frequency or not. You might as well aim for your desire rather than being shifted towards something you may not desire at all. To remain static or to regress is to play roulette with your happiness and wellness. I will discuss ways to cope with the difficult moments of frequency shifts in Part Two - Emotional Wellness.
I think my Desired Frequency is different, now.
If your desired frequency changes, there is nothing to worry about. If you find yourself feeling a loss of connection to your desired frequency, it may be time to reanalyze it, and write a new frequency statement during your 6-week review. You’re allowed to change your path at any moment in life. When you were a kid, you may have had a dream to be a pop star, astronaut, or Marty Mcfly (we still haven’t gotten those hoverboards). Today you may not have fulfilled that dream because through time you found something more purposeful to you; this happens most often during major shifts in frequencies. You may have had to relocate for work, become a parent, had a natural disaster destroy everything you’ve ever owned, etc. Whatever the case, it’s okay that your desired frequency changes.
What you may discover in this process is that what you thought was your desired frequency was something that appeared to be great, but it wouldn’t have made you happy. When you do your review of your frequency statement you may find that your new desired frequency creates a fire within you that is much harder to snuff out. Because you didn’t achieve that desired frequency doesn’t mean you failed; instead, you just allowed yourself to practice and understand what it takes to actualize the real thing. Your frequency statement should illustrate the idea that you would strive for until you can no longer walk, and then...you should crawl to it.
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