I used to get frustrated when people who are interested in New Age spirituality would talk about ‘vibration’ and ‘frequency’ as they discussed different kinds of spiritual enlightenment. Everyone, they would say, has a certain frequency, with some frequencies associated with higher states of consciousness.
It was my error to be annoyed with this manner of speaking, even though my motivation was a love of truth and fear of God. I should have appreciated that there is usually some truth in any sincerely held belief.
I can appreciate this manner of speaking in relation to Christianity and Islam. When I listen to the Qur’an, I experience certain modes of thought and feeling, and I experience different thoughts and feelings when I listen to the Psalms or read the New Testament. I think it would be fair to say that different beliefs can all be understood as truth, though the ‘frequency’ with which that truth resonates differs from religion to religion, or from Scripture to Scripture.
The frequency of the Qur’an is strong, powerful, and stern, while the frequency of Jesus’ parables is loving, gentle, and kind (though authoritative). Of course, words are inadequate when discussing something of this nature and my descriptions are imperfect.
Conflict in religion comes when we hold fiercely to a particular doctrine because we love the frequency with which it resonates in us. But we should always remember that truth is about perspective and that conflicting religious perspectives can all feel absolutely true when we are experiencing the particular frequency with which they impact us.
Polytheists discuss frequencies all time. When we discuss whether Jupiter Pater is the same as Jupiter Tonas… there are about 30 names of Jupiter. What people focus on is are the frequencies the same or different. Which is why I always say Monotheistic Gods because Allah and Yahweh seem to have different frequencies.
That is my Polytheistic perspective.
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Interesting. Thank you, Virginia.
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