What is Resonance?

Resonance comes from the Latin verb resonare, meaning to "return to sound". It means to sound and resound, as in an echo.

An example of Resonance would be that when a bell or tuning fork are struck they continue to ring or resonate.

There is also sympathetic resonance. If we strike a tuning fork, then another tuning fork of the same pitch will begin to vibrate in harmonious unity.

Resonance is not however limited to musical instruments or objects, it can also be understood as a meeting place or place of concord. In this meeting place an exchange of feeling happens that resounds with mutuality. This often occurs when you connect to something in such a way, that for a while you feel complete. You might meet somebody special or do something just right, and you experience resonance. The longer lasting and deeper the experience the more complete we feel. It makes us feel whole and has a tremendous effect on our sense of wellbeing.

Resonance always carries the moment, and whether its a feeling of joy, or elation, or perhaps a sense of peace and relaxation, it is experienced as a sense of connectedness.

Phrases such as 'being in tune', 'feeling connected', and 'being on the same wavelength', describe the way energy moves back and forth between two or more bodies. There is an open communication and understanding between all parties. They are experiences of Resonance.