How does sound in sound healing work? This article explores qualities and energetics of sound. SOUND HAS RESONANCE. Resonance is a phenomenon in which a vibrating system or external force drives another system to oscillate (move or swing) Some objects have two or more resonant frequencies. Resonance occurs when an object’s movements (oscillations) are increased by the matching vibrations of another object. Everything in the universe vibrates, which means everything has a resonant frequency whether we can audibly perceive it or not, such as dog whistles, wi-fi, radio towers. When taken in alignment with the concept of sound, every organ, bone and tissue in our body has a resonant frequency. When taken to another level, understand that a conscious being is more than a combination of organs, bone and tissues. A conscious being has thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Therefore the resonant frequency of an individual in combination with the resonance of a physical body and consciousness create a compositional frequency and harmonic resonance that has the ability to attract others, as well as affect others in a positive or negative way. SOUND HAS FREQUENCY. Frequency is the number oscillations (vibrations or waves) per unit of time. It is measured in cycles per second called Hertz. The slower the vibration the lower the frequency. The faster the vibration, the higher the frequency. (we can see this physically manifest on the length of a pendulum chain - the shorter the chain the faster the pendulum response) The speed at which sound travels depends on the media through which the sound is traveling. Sound travels 4x faster in water than in the air, so the body, made mostly of water is an excellent sound resonator. SOUND HAS RHYTHM, this is to say that there is a regular pattern of beats and regular recurring patterns of activity. (such as a heartbeat) These patterns are formed from stress and unstressed actions. This is another reason why sounds can calm and stabilize the body. SOUND HAS ENTRAINMENT. Entrainment is an action that causes something to happen, it draws something in and moves it along in the flow. Solid particles, air bubbles, or liquids dropped into a moving fluid are carried along. With entrainment, the body cells have the ability to communicate. Healthy cells can transform unhealthy cells. SOUND HAS VIBRATION. Vibration is the process of movement, which in effect can communicate feelings and thoughts from one to another as well as creates the atmosphere of a place or a situation. We observe this when we enter certain buildings, a church or temple feels much differently than a busy office. SOUND HAS TONE/TIMBRE. Tone is a measure of the quality of a sound wave. Timbre is the perceived quality of any sounds’ multiple frequencies changing through time. This explains why some sounds stimulate positive or negative memories, as well as the importance of soundtracks in the movies for example.
Sound has always been considered a direct link between humanity and the Divine. Every ancient culture has used sound in ceremonies of healing or celebration of spirit. Evidence of sound healing in early cultures is found in writings, drawings, sculpture and other architectural remnants and artifacts of the pasts of the Ancient Greeks, Chinese, East Indians, Tibetans, Egyptians, American Indians, Mayans, Aztecs, Polynesians and Aborigines to name a few. Music and sound as an art form was well developed by the Egyptians, Hindus, Chinese and the Japanese in their ancient cultures. In fact it has been discovered that by the time the Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids, it had organized choruses with as many as 12,000 voices and orchestras of 600 pieces. From the early greeks come some of the earliest scientific observations on sound and its true nature and effects. Sound and music was an intricate part of life and culture - it was impossible to separate it from scholarly subjects. All art, including music was an essential part of life and business, there was no separation of art from the sciences, from medicine. Medicine was considered an art. The belief of the Ancient Greeks was that Orpheus (the poet, musician, theologian and interpreter of the Gods) was the son of the Greek God Apollo who was not just the God of the Sun, put the God of music and Healing. Today most people are either unaware or simply ignore the significance and preponderance of sound within their lives. However this knowledge is important now more than ever as we become more and more a technological society in which we are constantly bombarded by extraneous sound and vibrations that affect our resonance without our even hearing the sound. In the Sound for Self Healing classes, the goal is to learn how to direct sound so that you can reharmonize your full body system and create states of health and wholeness which reverse and neutralize the disharmony and disease in the body.
Music making, whether it is singing, chanting, dancing, playing an instrument or attending musical events is a powerful transformative energy capable of healing the soul. Scientific research confirms that our body, brain, organs and cells vibrate in measurable frequencies. Music is a healing art. So how does one make music physical? In the search to answer this question, as well as looking at ways to improve bodily health and well being, the fascinating journey into Chinese Medicine became the medium for the application of sound via the acupuncture point system. Hence Soundtouch therapy was born. Acupuncture points are little vortices of energy that when blocked restrict the flow of energy through our physical being. Blocked energy creates disharmony which can lead to disease. It is appropriate to call acupuncture points, Energy Release Points. A Soundtouch therapy session is very experiential. Initial consultation and medical history determine the treatment plan. Specific sound frequencies are then applied to the body on the appropriate Energy Release Points and vibration begins to flow into the meridian pathway allowing the body to relax into a receptive healing state. In this state, healing begins as the whole body system communicates within itself. Sound has the ability to build bridges within our emotional, mental, spiritual and physical body that brings to our conscious selves the awareness necessary to walk the path to wholeness and health. Writing the book Spiritual Portraits of the Energy Release Points, became a natural extension of this healing modality. The purpose of this book is to bring forward the messages of each acupuncture point (Energy Release Point). In Classical Chinese Medicine, the power of healing is drawn not only from unblocking the energy of the point, but also in understanding the spirit of the point found within the name itself. Reading the message consciously connects one to the root of the issue. Isn’t it wonderful to know that our body holds the key to our own ability to become healthy? Spiritual Portraits of the Energy Release Points is a valuable resource for any bookshelf, not just an acupuncturist or for a patient of acupuncture. It can be used as an oracle, with random opening for the message that you need to start your day, or to deal with a problem that you have been wrestling with in your mind. Reading the message can bring balance and help reclaim your centre for a more joy filled life.
What is Spiritual Hygiene exactly? This is the term used to maintain a clean etheric body. Everyone is familiar with their physical body and their physical surroundings. In fact there has been much research in regards to the effects that our physical surrounding (and their state of cleanliness or chaos) have on not only our physical health, but also our emotional and mental health. What about the spiritual health? There are many ways to strengthen our spiritual health, prayers and affirmations are just examples. But how do we maintain the integrity of our spiritual body? This is spiritual hygiene. Spiritual hygiene is to make a conscious connection with our etheric/energy body and through invocation and visualization do a conscious purification or cleansing. Suggestions can be as diverse as a shower of light, or invocations to deities, saints or archangels such as Archangel Michael. Vibrational Healing Mists such as Archangel Michael Protection as well as Ascended Master St. Germain Transcend are powerful tools that enhance the clearing and cleansing process. The Vibrational Healing Soap experience also helps anchor the higher frequencies of light, made through prayer and visualization, into our physicality. They help create a bridge between the seen and the unseen. (or physical and the metaphysical) The more that we maintain the health and integrity of our spiritual body, the stronger our ability to anchor in light filled consciousness, thus strengthening our ability to hold and anchor our light. Why is this an essential part of our day? Being able to hold high frequencies of light allows us to feel more centred, peaceful and calm. Spiritual hygiene also encompasses the energy in the home. Suggestions for clearing your home can include the use of mists, colour vibration as well as anchoring light with Archangel Michael, Harmony (Hathor) and Peace (Lord Buddha) candles.
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