I’ve been spending a couple of days at the ocean, in a place that takes a few u-turns to find. There’s not much here, but oh how I love it. After being in a space of disconnect of late, I could not have picked a more apropos location to reconnect.
There’s something about the sound frequency of ocean waves that reignite my engine. In fact, research shows that the frequency of ocean waves connects with your brain waves to create a restorative sense of calm. And, we hear ocean waves via ultrasound waves, but we actually feel the vibrations in our bodies via infrasound frequencies generated by the ocean, vibrations that connect to the body’s chakras or energy points.
My solar plexus hums, creating the base for my body’s symphony. There’s something very foundational about it.
Ah, a plethora of melodies, chords and dissonance that when fully tuned and in alignment with its conductor, source, my creator, the cacophony becomes harmony and a masterpiece plays out. And, today, the ocean is the downbeat for one glorious concerto!
I am my body symphony, which is electric. It got me thinking about “I Sing My Body Electric,” the infamous words by Walt Whitman rewritten into this song from FAME, about connecting to that something that electrifies you:
“I sing the body electric
I celebrate the me yet to come
I toast to my own reunion
When I become one with the sun
And I'll look back on Venus
I'll look back on Mars
And I'll burn with the fire of ten million stars
And in time
And in time
We will all be stars
I sing the body electric
I glory in the glow of rebirth
Creating my own tomorrow
When I shall embody the earth.”
The ocean connects me to my own body electric, like nothing else. My veins are wires plugged into the ocean’s current, veins that are the strings – violins, violas and cellos – of the body symphony, and in a matter of hours I feel more alive.
In the middle of the city this surge through my heart can at times feel restless and wanting. But, here it pumps with a velocity and vitality that requires breathing deeply.
What is your body symphony? What makes your soul hum and your heart sing? Go there. Reconnect.