…and how strong is your frequency?
For those of you that have been around long enough to remember the analog radio dials (and for those that haven’t, use your creativity), imagine turning the dial to find a station that you really like. It might be your favorite style of music, or a talk show that reflects your values. Because you’re not using preset buttons that immediately take you to your desired destination, you traverse along the airwaves paying momentary visits to a host of different worlds ranging from polka to acid rock, sprinkled with seasonings of “good moral value” stations, progressive radio and all of the Spanish speaking stations at the end of the dial.
Along the way, you encounter the world of STATIC, living between each unique broadcast. Remember what that sounds like? It’s filled with lots of hiss, gurgling and overall unpleasant sensations. Usually, you wish to remove yourself from the static as soon as humanly possible and find your desired home station where you feel connected and in sync. And that’s exactly what you do, right? It wouldn’t be likely that you’d hang out or wallow in the hiss and gurgle for too long…why would you?
So why is it that we as a culture tend to spend so much time in the static of our confusion between the stations we wish to be broadcasting to the world? It’s as if we have a hard time locating our desired frequency that we wish to claim and express.
A high percentage of people seem to either be unclear as to what ignites them or what their innate talents are and how to best express these gifts. Perhaps this quandary is largely due to growing up in a society that expects us to learn these essential insights through our schooling and in our home.
Unfortunately, our educational system has not evolved much, if any, over the past few decades and it certainly does not give us tools and practices for successfully accessing our unique gifts and talents. This applies particularly to the more creative, right brain children, often feeling like fish out of water, and unless they’re fortunate enough to have teachers and parents that truly recognize their individual talents, it’s unlikely that their awareness will expand beyond the conventional ways of learning where unique expression and individual potential live.
For this reason, as we move into adulthood, it’s essential to develop daily practices that assist in listening within for our guidance and help us in discovering our natural rhythms. We have the opportunity daily to set aside still time for self-reflection. This time can include various practices such as meditation, journaling, yoga, warm baths and affirmations. These practices over time become rituals, and they are essential for clearing away our inner static. In the crystal-clear silence, we naturally and consistently tune into our own broadcasting station that is unlike any other. We move our radio dial away from KFUZZ and fine tune to KWISE.
Is there any static living on your airwaves, showing up as judgment, fear, depression or confusion? If so, start today in making it your number one priority to create the still time each day, just for you. There is nothing more important, and you deserve to be clear, inspired, on purpose and successful. This is your natural state of being….daily returning to the well of your infinite perfection.
Carl Studna is a photographer, speaker and author. Carl’s intimate portraits of influential people ranging from Sir Paul McCartney to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, are published and known worldwide. Studna’s work, the LuminEssence Method©, teaches a new paradigm for radiating the light that resides within revealing each persons authentic gifts. Carl’s first book is "CLICK! Choosing Love…One Frame at a Time" and he is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council.