This episode we’re talking about Resonance. The Resonance between your tattoo and what it represents.
What is your tattoo design containing? What has been created into the design during development? Is there an important symbolic message contained in the structure of the design?
What do you want your tattoo to represent and what kind of vibration do you want it to be emitting?
What energy do you want your tattoo to be vibrating? It’s on your body… its laid into your physical border between your inner environment and your outer environment… your inner world and your outer world.
Your tattoo is not just a static mark without function… it is a vibrating energy emanating its purpose into your own body’s energy field. So with that in mind… what energies do you want, what energies do you need or what energies do you desire to be receiving?
I talked about the energy of shapes and symbols in the previous podcast so if you haven’t heard that one it would be good to listen to… episode 1.
Now there are a few things happening when creating a design and even more things energetically happening when receiving the tattoo, I’ll cover all these later… but first lets talk about the actual shapes involved and the purpose of these certain shapes and what they are in resonation with.
So to begin with… if we are looking at shapes, symbols and sigils…or patterns… particularly ones that have been used for thousands of years, in artwork, or carvings, or tattoos and anything requiring a symbolic and energetic meaning.
Why have they remained the same? … unchanged… for all this time passed. Why is part of the protocol of creating these patterns and symbols include ensuring that the pattern, line or shape is correctly represented?
Because it has been created to be in resonance with the physical and in many cases spiritual or otherworldly aspect of the thing its representing.
And in doing this it is pulling or connecting the beneficial vibrational frequency aspect of that thing into you… or into your vibrational field.
The subtle energy quality communication through resonance based on the Law of Similarities is found in many ancient rituals… in herbal medicine, and shamanic practices.
The Law of Similarities introduces Resonance… The awareness that different energy systems communicate through the universal energy language of “Resonance”.
So when a shape is created or a line of energy is created… similar to the thing its representing… resonance kicks in.
When two energy systems are in resonance they exchange energy and information. This happens with shape, colour, sound… Just like when you have two tuning forks, when you hit one to produce the sound of that tuning fork, the other tuning fork will begin to vibrate and produce sound as well due to the resonance between the two.
Even if they are different sizes, if they are mathematically related… because they are the same note just at a higher or lower octave, the other tuning fork will also vibrate.
After this resonance and exchange of energy and information has happened, a vibrational imprint remains.
To understand the universal Law of Resonance, we must first know that everything in the universe is in a constant vibratory state. Those vibrations create a vibratory frequency that can emanate at different speeds.
The power of the vibratory frequency is dependent on the molecular structure and elements that make up the object, or person.
The Law of Resonance states that the rate of the vibration projected, will harmonise with… and attract back energies with the same resonance.
So… similar to the Law of Attraction as well.
Everything has an energetic signature and all energy is intelligent and has a vibrating motion and quality of frequency.
Resonance occurs when two or more objects share the same vibrational frequency. When one of the objects is vibrating, it forces the second object into vibrational motion.
This is why certain symbols and shapes and patterns have remained the same and continue to be used. And understanding this… we can use this information to create and put together a tattoo design or symbol with purpose and ensure it’s in resonation.
We can create new ones to fit with the world we live in now and program the vibratory frequencies we need to bring us into balance and wellbeing.
Now you might be asking… well that shape or symbol for that certain thing doesn’t look exactly the same.
Well in many cases it’s the “energy” shape of the thing that has been mapped… the energetic vibrational line present around the object… or whatever it is we are wanting to bring into resonance has been seen and reproduced. In many cases this energetic shape has more power than the actual physical thing.
So if the Shaman, Tohunga or Druid was creating a symbolic representation of something in the physical world… he or she may have seen the energetic shape around the thing and used that shape to create resonance.
If you can tune in or have the ability to see the energetic vibrational line around something then you can use this shape in the design you’re creating today. It’s just the same… if not more powerful.
This mapping of the energy line can be a skill grown through your intuition practice and meditation. Fine tuning and accessing your intuitional abilities is something we’ll talk about later. It's a really interesting skill to develop and will help and guide you in so many other aspects of your life.
Now… this understanding way back in the day wasn’t just used for magical and ritual energetic purposes like tattooing and the creation of sacred items… but was also applied to other purposes.
Back earlier humans were far more aware and perceptive of the energy fields. So they would see that there was a type of energy field around an animal. In fact around the body of the animal a line of energy is moving around the exact shape of the animal.
Every animal has a specific shape, a specific outline. A boundary that is unique to it. Because of this… they could see that the animal and all things have a vibrational quality. The archetypical shape of the buffalo is related to the function of the buffalo, the consciousness of the buffalo.
This was their scientific process of observation, the observation to understand the stages involved in its manifestation.
They replicated that particular movement of energy by painting the same movement of energy that they observed moving across the animal on to a cave wall. Replicating the energy movement.
Through that there is a type of energetic exchange between them and the animal. It creates a type of vibrational resonance. A type of vibrational exchange.
This vibrational resonance was said to assist also in hunting. Because the replication on the wall was in vibrational exchange with the animal out there, they were creating a connection to it.
They would place prints of their hands onto it to create an energetic connection to the animal.
They would also replicate the shape on a piece of wood, put a hole through it and insert another piece of wood so that it would spin and use it as a dowsing rod. They would find which way the rod moved, pointing to the direction to find the animal, and track the animal. (Many petrified pieces of wood have been found and actually used with great success).
These concepts may sound pretty out there… but not only are some of these concepts attributed to scientific evidence and study… and most of them are… but also some of these are understandings passed down orally, by elders sharing their cultural and ancestral history of how things were done.
Also through myths and legends, myths and legends aren’t always just made up stories, many of them are based on factual accounts… but just in a metaphorical way so that they can be easily remembered and passed down through the ages. In a way they are a symbolic version of the truth of actual accounts.
When our myths and legends are decoded… we realise they hold important information and knowledge.
So even the words of the legends, myths and stories handed down are holding a vibrational resonance… and connect the listener to their inner remembering, triggering and accessing Akashic knowledge.
We mustn’t just see and accept that all the knowledge we’ve been taught through mainstream schools and society is truth. In a lot of cases the knowledge we are taught today… is false. False history. So in many cases we are having to retrace our ancient knowledge to find the truths.
Actually… that just reminds me of a Rumi quote…
"The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth".
The Ancient Egyptians with their deep knowledge of the workings of the laws of nature in the plant kingdom connected them to a higher level where the perfect energy patterns behind the physical forms were seen.
Plant archetypes were depicted in stylised art that represented the ideal subtle energy templates of those plants in the physical world. This type of art was a resonating connection which they could draw the harmonising energy quality into the physical dimension.
Tattooed markings on the body were also used by Ancient Egyptians to follow the evolution of archetypal patterns and proportions in the human body… as well as for therapeutic purposes.
There is an Ancient Egyptian papyrus in the Turin museum in Italy that shows these kinds of tattoos on the bellies of women that were related to showing the detailed pattern in the change of shape during pregnancy.
Imagine that these tattoos and the energy produced by them assisting in the development during pregnancy… and the delivery.
Now… the same understandings of resonance works in connection to the non-physical realms as well. Tohunga, Shamans and Druids also recorded and reproduced patterns and symbols seen during vision quests and their otherworld journeys, replicating them here in this realm created a continued communication to the otherworld or spiritual realm.
So they would reproduce the patterns and symbols they saw in their vision quest or journeys into the otherworld onto the walls or into their tattoos… to bring into resonance the healing or otherworldly beneficial aspects… to connect the otherworld energies to this world, bringing the two into resonance.
Ok… so… there are so many symbols and patterns and designs that have been used unchanged throughout all cultures through millennia… and we now understand that they have resonating purposes to assist in connecting us to those energies.
Let’s take the Spiral for an example… why has the spiral been such an important and widely used symbol.
The spiral is a symbol of the Universe, the cosmos, and the forces of creation. It is a symbol of spiritual development and our identity with the universe. The spiral is evidence that a spiritual technology, or structure, was in place — a symbol that corresponds to the underlying reality of nature.
There’s a reason the spiral is featured heavily in many cultures. It is an icon for expansive, cosmic wisdom, which our ancestors were highly connected to.
The spiral progression is symbolic of the transpersonal route to that higher level of consciousness.
The spiral and the vortex… point to dynamic growth and metamorphosis.
Spiral energy fields are all around us and within us, patterning our very existence, from microcosm to macrocosm, determining structures from the tiny vortexes of sub-atomic particles and the DNA molecule to the awesomeness of galaxies where stars are born and the conditions for life created.
The Spiral is the perfect example of… as above… so below, as within… so without. Weaving its magick from vanishingly small to unimaginably huge levels of existence. The spiral is the way of the Universe, the link between microcosm and macrocosm… between science and spirituality.
It’s a uniting symbol right across nature and human culture, appearing as the sign of the eternal, the creative and organising principle at work in the universe. As well as the pattern of our spiritual development.
So…. Is this why so many cultures tattooed the spiral on their bodies, on their faces… to be in connection with these energies… to be in resonance with these frequencies.
Spiral… spi-rit-ual… Spiritual
I’d like to share an example with you of how ancient knowledge regarding how lines and shapes interact with our bodies energy system…
and how this has been brought back and used today.
When I was in the US attending a course on Ancient Egyptian knowledge I was shown and taught about these symbols that were used for healing.
These were linear diagrams or symbols that interact with the dynamic flow patterns of the energy of the body… they enter into resonant communication with the corresponding organs energetic functions.
These patterns or maps of energy flow were drawn on or tattooed onto the body way back then.
They are line patterns that map the same energetic flow in an organ like your heart or liver or brain… and when this pattern of energy flow is within the body’s energy field… it resonates with the organs energy flow… and corrects any imbalances.
So if there’s a blocked energy flow in say the heart then the diagram of the correct energy flow comes into resonance with the heart and corrects its flow and balances it out again.
The flow of energy through the pattern enters… into resonance with the functions of the organ they represent… like tuning it (like the tuning of musical instruments) …it causes a harmonic amplification which restores the correct balance within the organ; this correction is instantaneous on an energetic level.
If we put a simple shape into this information exchange layer around the physical body, or into the skin, we will get resonance with corresponding energy patterns of any similar shape inside the body… with the same energetic flow.
These work with all kinds of energy flows within us, if we have energy blockages then certain signatures can correct them for things like depression and boosting our immune system.. there are so many options.
It is producing an energy balance of the organ function. We’re not talking about the healing of the organ on a physical level. But these symbols… and there are lots and lots of them… have an energy balancing effect which supports the bodies ability to heal.
There was this study done… where the objective was to evaluate different mainstream and alternative treatments for hepatitis C.
They had 3 groups of 300 people with hep C. One group took alternative or natural remedies… one group took pharmaceutical… medical drugs… and the 3rd group wore a pendant with the appropriate symbols carved into it.
Now the medical industry was of course skeptical about this… or worried… so they approached Ibrahim Karim… who is the guy who is bringing this ancient knowledge to the forefront again… they said to him… if you’re so confident this will work then reveal the results as you get them on live TV.
So he did… he was that confident… he had no doubt.
The results were… the alternative and natural remedy group achieved 20-30% better liver enzyme count. The medical drugs group… some achieved 50%. But in the symbol pendant wearing group they achieved a 90% result. And in those… around a third of them got PCR tests done.. and more than half of them were completely virus free.
So this is resulting from just having a symbolic pattern of the energy flow within the bodies energy field.
And this started to get out there and now there are many stories coming in of the recovery from hep C and other serious diseases around the world from using these symbols.
During these teachings I was shown techniques and the tools to ensure the right symbol resonated and came into alignment with a certain person… by finding their vibrational frequency and matching it with the symbol… because in some cases their are a few different symbols for a certain area of balancing and we would need to find the one that resonated the strongest to use for them.
These techniques and tools can be applied to any design or symbol to find out if they are in resonation with that person… and if so… can also be used to tweak the design to bring it even more into alignment… by retesting with the technique… this provides the highest resonating vibrational frequency between the symbol or design… and the person wearing it…. which ideally is what we want.
You can also use these techniques to find the ideal placement on the person. The placement is important too and this provides us with the ultimate location on the body where is resonates best. The best alignment.
Theres another cool example… which involves using shapes and symbols… not on the skin but for balancing the environment.
This village in Switzerland ended up getting this huge cell tower put up in the middle of it. After a short while people started getting sick, cancers, cancer cases rose, violence increased, the animals and birds all went away, the insects and the bees all left.
The animals that couldn’t leave like cows and sheep and goats, were affected as well… they weren’t producing as much milk and were becoming sick as well.
So the people of this town went to their government body and complained… but they wouldn’t remove it as it was part of a bigger system. Anyway the people after complaining and complaining without any results threaten to pull the tower down if nothing was down about it. It got pretty heated.
A member of their body government, might have been someone like a mayor, he had heard of Ibrahim Karim and the work he was doing with shapes and neutralising detrimental energies and bringing balance back to the environment.
He contacted him and asked if he could help. he said absolutely… and went there and placed certain symbols and shapes in certain places on the tower and around the town. This ended up neutralising the EMF’s… the electromagnetic frequencies that are detrimental to the surrounding environment.
As soon as he did this… the animals started coming back, the birds and the bees returned, people got better and there was this harmony returned to the town.
After this… other towns and villages throughout Switzerland who had these towers got the same thing done and things went back to normal for them as well.
So… just sharing that with you as evidence that shapes and lines and symbols can have a profound effect on the environment, and the human body.
What lines and shapes and symbols are we putting onto our bodies, into our skin… are they detrimental… or are they beneficial… Interesting to think about.
What are we choosing to resonate with. What energies are we pulling towards us. What frequencies are we wanting to be in alignment with.
All these are questions we can ask ourselves when we are stepping towards marking our bodies with meaningful purpose. What are these markings going to represent to me? To wear and walk with these markings… am I ensuring I am in resonance with them.
Am I placing these certain patterns or images on me to assist in healing… to push me through trauma I carry… to bring about balance… emotionally, physically, spiritually. Am I finding strength… or courage… am I finding calm… and patience. Am I at a stage in my life… or my journey that calls for or requires a form of initiation into the next stage.
Initiation was an important aspect to our ancestors. Important stages in life were marked with initiation… to cement the transition from one stage to another. Acknowledging… yet letting go of… and moving onto the next stage was necessary for proper and successful growth.
Initiation was ritual to ensure the energies were addressed in the correct manner and your frequencies raised to match the new level of being. This was a matter of responsibility.
If we look at our men for example. Our ancestors always ensured a boy was initiated into a man. That he transitioned from boy energy into man energy… successfully. Acknowledging the lessons and growth of the boy but leaving that boy energy there and embrace the archetypes of The King… The Warrior… The Magician… and The Lover…
These initiation processes have no longer been practiced majorly around the world for so long now… that these men running around trying to run and rule the world are still in boy energy… they are acting like little boys… because they have not transitioned successfully into men… they are not examples of mature masculinity.
Everyone keeps calling it a patriarchy… this isn’t a patriarchy…its a peurarchy…rule by boys!
Anyway… Those four archetypes embraced through the ritual of initiation are so important… we need mature masculinity in our men.
The King… the energy of just and creative ordering… a nurturing leader… an example of integrity, strength and compassion… positive leadership.
The Warrior… the energy of aggressive but non violent action… it energises… it motivates… moving out of a defensive holding position and taking on life tasks and problems… the protector.
The Magician… the energy of initiation and transformation… seeker of truth and knowledge… the architect of manifestation… the creator.
The Lover… the energy that connects one to others and the world… and… just to be… a true Lover.
These are all energies… important energies… how are we as men resonating with these energies in this day and age?
Our ancestors lived as part of a unified reality that extended to the whole Universe. Our ancestors understood they we are an integral part of the universal mind and everything around them was a manifestation of the universal mind.
To them the norm was that everything was sacred. Our ancestors didn’t just live in harmony with the environment… they expressed their harmony of the environment in their every day actions… they were nature.
Back then when our ancestors actions supported the natural harmony of the Earth, ritual was born. Ritual in all forms played a significant role in the harmony between humans and nature, which were all one and the same.
As humans began being separated from their unity with nature through many causes that have disrupted this connection over time… in many cultures the way to come into connection or harmony with nature is through ritual.
Sacred rituals became the human way of inducing harmony in their inner and outer environment, from which they had become disconnected.
Many forms of artistic expressions also became tools for restoring this lost harmony. The many methods and rituals of connection with the subtle energy qualities of the Earth and the Universe were at the core of this essence.
The resonant functional aspect of drawing, and tattooing, and art in general, to communicate with and restore the natural harmony in the quality of subtle energy interactions is the paradigm we can bring back into our tattooing.
Some cultures have maintained this connection and ritual within their tattoo practices… some nearly lost this… but revived and resurrected just in time… before being lost in time.
But many cultures unfortunately have lost the knowledge… and some are not even aware their peoples used to have a tattoo practice within their culture. This is where researching your bloodlines and rediscovering their ancient practices is so important.
This perception of oneness of humans and their environment, including other humans, animals, plants, and the Earth in general, has been slowly eroded.
A very destructive kind of separation between humans and all aspects of their environment has made us unable to perceive the workings of the laws of nature and be able to work in harmony with them.
This separation from Mother Nature has resulted in a deep unconscious insecurity throughout the human collective.
So for the future of humanity to heal and come back into balance with the earth, to come back into alignment and resonate with nature and the universe… we need to begin thinking about and applying some of these processes. To be conscious of all this again.
Resonating and reconnecting to nature in ways like wearing symbols and patterns on us that pull our vibrational energetic frequency into alignment with the aspects of nature and the universe is a potent way of healing and connecting.
This is ancient medicine of the energetic kind. Vibrational Resonance.
The knock on effect of this is when one human is in vibrational balance with nature and the universe, and is in this healed condition… anyone else that comes into the energetic field of that person is also subtly affected… this could be all that is needed to trigger that other person onto a path of awakening and consciously walking a path of energetic healing.
So much positive uplifting can come from applying these understandings into our lives and into our tattooing processes.