Waves are Life
Anybody who knows me, knows me that I am a wave freak. I love the fact that everything in life is a wave. When I first say that, most people can accept that there are sound waves, microwaves, radio waves, and waves on the water but saying that everything in life is made up of wave seems to be a stretch. My goals for you in reading this article are: 1) for you to “see” that waves are present in all matter, 2) understand how invisible waves affect all aspects of your life.
Let’s begin by examining the two main types of waves: mechanical and electromagnetic. Mechanical waves are the waves you are most familiar with as they encompass sound waves and the waves on water. Mechanical waves require some medium to transfer their energy. That medium might be water molecules or molecules of gas in our air.
Other examples of where we see mechanical waves is watching the movements of life. Watch a person walk and their head will oscillate up and down with each step. A heart beats in a wave-like motion. Our digestive tract process food through wave-like intestinal movements called peristalsis. All living things are very wavy but as we will learn, so are non-living things.
Electromagnetic waves are mainly invisible waves produced by the movement of a charged particle like a proton or an electron. The sun is the most powerful source of electromagnetic radiation in our solar system. The nuclear reactions of the sun are a constant source of moving charged particles of protons and electrons.
The wave produced by electromagnetic radiation is carried away from the source as photons waving out in all directions. What kinds of electromagnetic waves does the sun produce? The answer is: radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma rays. While our atmosphere and magnetic field, filters out most of the high energy, dangerous waves like x-rays and gamma rays, the rest of it reaches us on the surface.
Since all of life has evolved in this soup of waves in our atmosphere, it is clear that we are generally not harmed by them and in fact, require it. Most of what the sun produces and reaches the surface is infrared radiation. These waves, we experience as heat and without it, we might as well be living on Mars. The other waves which you clearly require from the sun are ultraviolet B. These medium length ultraviolet waves not only help your skin cells produce a protective tan but they help regulate our sleep cycles through the production of melatonin.
Since we are all exposed to manmade intensities of microwaves and radio waves, the hot topic on the subject of these lower frequency and lower energy waves is whether or not they have any biological effects on humans. While the research examining for biological effects is equivocal, consider that the technology is relatively new. It is interesting to note that the background frequency of the earth called Schumann Resonances, closely matches the dominant frequencies produced by our brains.
Speaking of brainwaves, let’s now examine the electromagnetic waves produced by humans. As mentioned, we do produce brainwaves as a result of moving charged particles known as ions in our nervous system. We can easily measure these waves which are divided into: delta, theta, alpha, beta, and gamma waves by using electrodes placed on the head called an electroencephalogram (EEG). Our heart produces similar discharges of electrical current which can be measured with electrodes called an electrocardiogram (EKG).
Just like the sun, the majority of the waves we produce and emit are infrared waves. We produce a lot of heat. If you have ever seen an infrared camera record something living at night, you know how far away we can detect these waves. We also produce a small amount of visible light and ultraviolet light. We even emit small amounts of gamma radiation.
At this point you will likely agree that living things like humans produce electromagnetic and mechanical waves and non-living things like the sun produce massive amounts of electromagnetic waves but what about non-living things around us? Do the rocks and the chairs and the floors and the playground equipment produce waves? They are all capable of producing mechanical sound waves as well as electromagnetic radiation!
Anything warmer than -273 degree Celsius (-459 degrees Fahrenheit) produces infrared radiation. Since there is no way any matter on this planet can ever get that cold, everything produces a wave. Goal number one of this article is accomplished.
My area of research examines how all these invisible and visible waves affect us. In my book the Ekahi Method, I discuss how the waves between people and in the environment affect all of our relationships and our health. If you are skeptical of this claim, ask yourself how you are affected by sounds or by music. Certain frequencies of sound have been shown to affect brainwaves. If you have ever tried to soothe a crying child, you probably rocked them in a wave-like motion. This motion stimulates our kinesthetic receptors and soothes us by decreasing our muscle tone.
If you still doubt the effect that waves have, ask yourself if certain colours (different frequencies of visible waves of light) affect your mood. Research has shown that colours affect not only our moods but how we make purchases. How do infrared waves affect you? Clearly a skeptic must acknowledge that being heated by the infrared rays of the sun affects your physiology and your mental health. Underexposure to ultraviolet waves has been associated with conditions like seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and vitamin D deficiency.
Let’s finally look at human to human effects of waves. Have you ever noticed that some people can cause your heart rate to change when they are standing near you? Believe it or not this happens even if you are blindfolded! Did you know that when well-trained musicians play the same piece of music, their brainwaves will synchronize? Did you know that when we watch our loved one’s experience an intense emotion, our heart rates synchronize? Our waves affect the waves of people around us. Ekahi means “One” in Hawaiian. The Ekahi Method teaches you that your waves, your Base Frequency, affects all your relationships and your health.
How can your health be affected by other people’s waves? If the waves from another person, raise your heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure, you are experiencing stress. Chronic stress left unmanaged will lead to disease. When you learn to manage your own Base Frequency and Master your waves, you can restore health. I have effectively treated many patients with chronic diseases by simply addressing their waves and the waves in their environment.
I hope you will agree that both goals set out at the beginning of this article have been accomplished and I trust you will forever see that life is a wave.
Happy wave riding,