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The 60Hz Song of Hummingbirds & Electricity



Did you know that humans and animals start chewing at the same time when together? Or that pendulums will synchronize when they were all started at different times? This and many other examples show entrainment to frequencies in action. We can also entrain with people around us in other ways. Women who work or live together may have their moon cycles at the same time. When people are walking together, they can start walking the same same rhythm. The basis of all entrainment is the vibration of energy.


Adorable goats chewing together:


Pendulums will synchronize:

It's lesser known however that the human body can entrain to electro-magnetic frequencies (EMFs). This means that the body can entrain with the healing frequencies of nature, but it also means that the body can entrain to the frequencies of a cell phone or that cell tower out on the street. In other words, your body can start to sing the song of these devices, instead of maintaining its own natural song.


David Gibson is a well known sound healing pioneer from the Globe Institute. He mentions an interesting study in his online classes. Groups of people from both the US and Europe were asked to listen to different frequencies and choose the frequency that was most natural to them. In the US, 70% of the people chose 60Hz (60 cycles per second) and in Europe, they chose 50Hz. In both cases, they chose the frequency of the electricity in their homes. Eek!


As many of us know, the frequency of our brains changes throughout the day, but it is not ever as high as 60Hz. The five brain wave frequencies are:

  • Delta (sleep) - 0.5 - 4Hz

  • Theta (deep relaxation) - 4-8Hz

  • Alpha (relaxed) - 8-12Hz

  • Beta (active) - 12-35Hz

  • Gamma (concentration) - 35Hz+

And 60Hz may not be so bad in and of itself, it's the fact that the frequency of electricity is not stable, but incoherent. 60Hz in nature is coherent. For example, it is the rate a hummingbird flaps its wings. A hummingbird can flap its wings 50-80 times a second! I find hummingbird flapping to be a most joyful hum.


Below is the sound of electricity, in the same Hz range, but hardly anything to be joyful about. In fact, it sounds to me a bit like how anxiety might sound if it were audible - incoherent.



All in all, it shows how important it is to get out in nature to be immersed in normal, natural frequencies that are friendly and native to the body. And I'm sure humming a tune sure wouldn't hurt!


Keep your shine real!




Sources:

Abhang, Priyanka A. Introduction to EEG- and Speech-Based Emotion Recognition. Elsevier Inc., 2016.

Coppard, Sam. "Hummingbird Guide: Species Facts and Where to See." Discover Wildlife, 2021.

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