So, what is Coherence and is it possible to experience it?
Doing a quick online search I found, among many definitions,
hat "spectral coherence is commonly used to estimate
he power transfer between input and output of a linear system."
Uh, all righty then...that's not exactly what I had in mind when I
asked the question! Another definition states it is "the quality of
forming a unified whole". I think I’m getting warmer.
From the folks at the HeartMath Institute, who have
done extensive research into the way in which our hearts
and nervous systems are in reciprocal communication,
“Coherence is the state when the heart, mind and emotions are
in energetic alignment and cooperation. It is a state that builds
resiliency – personal energy is accumulated, not wasted –
leaving more energy to manifest intentions and harmonious
outcomes.” Just like when the instruments of an orchestra play
in harmony the result is music. In the same way when the
different systems of our bodies are connected and coherent
the result is the emotional state, the vibration of, health and
wellbeing. In this energetic field, we have the capacity for
remembering our Wholeness. How awesome is that!
Coherence is our natural state of being. A coherent --
unified — mind, body, and spirit relationship is one that
is balanced, healthy, and harmonious. Coherence is both the
destination and the journey. It's simultaneously the "chicken
AND the egg"...to mix metaphors. When you are living in
coherence you already have the capacity for (while expanding
your capacity for) taking care of, loving, and healing yourself.
Coherence is the heart beat of self-love. You shift your vibration
when you have compassion and love for yourself. When you
experience the vibration of self-love--coherence--you
experience many benefits. Decisions and solutions flow more
easily because of your increased access to our heart’s intuitive
wisdom; your choices become clearer and more effective; you
feel more emotional freedom. The question arises: How do we
shift our vibration toward self-love and maintain coherence
in the face of what appears to be humanity’s fast and furious
trajectory into separation, division, and disharmony?
Throughout my life I have, to the best of my awareness and
ability, searched for the truths of life. After decades of seeking, I
have discovered that co-creating mandalas has given me a
way to tap into vast possibilities for remembering my
Wholeness. I offer a way to create a sacred space with
Co-Creative Mandalas for those interested in connecting with
When used as a tool in personal meditation, healing, or self-
help you to find the
yourself and connect
to the coherence in
world outside: In
the words of Joseph
offer a way “to
coordinate your circle
with the universal circle.” The more you are able to recognize
the coherence within the mandala, the more you are able to
remember your Wholeness and live your life in harmony, in
alignment, with all parts of yourself and with the world around
When you experience a Co-Creative Mandala, all the pieces--
the colors, number of segments, and the flower or plant from
which the mandala originated, are eternally expanding and
growing from its center, while simultaneously contracting and
returning to its core. Co-Creative Mandalas are more than their
shape: They represent Wholeness and remind you of your
relation to the infinite, to the All that is.
day: Use this Co-Creative Mandala, "Coherence" as a focal
point for this exercise:
(You'll need pen and paper. Set aside five or ten minutes a day-
-preferably in the morning-- for this exercise)
1. Take a couple of minutes and let your eyes gently scan the
Co-Creative Mandala. What do you see in the colors? the
shape? What feelings arise when you look at the mandala?
2. Breathe all those qualities into your heart.
3. Now, think of ten things that you love about yourself. Write
them down. They can be big: “I’m creative” or small: “I brush my
teeth very well.”
4. When you've created your list, turn your attention back to the
mandala. Holding your hand over your heart, read your list,
alternating your focus between the list and the mandala until
you've said all 10 things you love about yourself out loud.
(Expect this to feel weird at first. Try to make your list different
every day. Keep doing this exercise every day for a month).
Sometimes we can’t find our way to loving ourselves or to
thinking of anything that we love about ourselves. If you’re
experiencing this obstacle, I invite you to consider Emotional
Freedom Techniques (EFT-Tapping) for exploring the beliefs
that keep you from self-love.
I would love to read about your experiences. I invite you to leave
Wishing you peace, joy, and coherence!