“Prayer Waves” (from chapter Water Is Prayer)
When I was very young, the priest came to our house several times and blessed it with water, sprinkling it here and there. At the time I had no concept of the significance, but I understood that water was important.
In most of the world’s religions prayers are recited before a meal or to consecrate the food during a major religious holiday. It turns out that the vibrational frequency of prayers and prayerful chants uttered in any language is generally 8–10 Hertz, which is the alpha rhythm of the brain during relaxation and meditation. It also corresponds to the oscillations of the Earth’s magnetic field (i.e., the natural resonance frequency range known as Schumann Resonance).
I think it no coincidence that the vibrational frequency of prayer or deep meditative intention (both sacred acts) resonates with the “heart” frequency of the Earth. Just as most life contains the same proportion of water as what exists on the Earth. We reflect each other through fractal relationships of self-similarity.
“Perhaps scientists will tell us sometime what prayer is,” says Metropolitan Smolensky Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church. “Perhaps scientists will tell us sometime what happens with human nature under the influence of divine grace,” he adds. “The Holy Scripture contains these marvellous words: nothing shall be impossible to him who believes.”
This article is an excerpt from “Water Is…” (Pixl Press) by Nina Munteanu, released worldwide on May 10, 2016. Available on Amazon and other quality bookstores.