Virtues are energy vibrations: vibrations of Spirit. They are recognizable to all the peoples of the earth. Kindness, patience, courtesy, truthfulness, and joy are examples of a universal language of the spirit. Each virtue offers its animating frequency of energy through its utterance as a Word of God. The reception and cultivation of these heavenly vibrations dispel the darkness within us that results from the absence of a virtue. For example, the vibration of patience replaces impatience and consciously developing peacefulness heals an inner agitation.