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.
What is self healing? It is generally considered that self healing is a phrase applied to the process of recovery that is motivated, initiated and directed by the self. The value of self healing lies in the ability of the individual to access health giving forces within the body as well as to make choices that lead to wellness and wholeness. It takes inner responsibility and motivation as well as information and knowledge. It takes a willingness to learn and grow. It takes a belief that one has the capacity to be well. The process of self healing can be accelerated with techniques of introspection such as meditation, journaling and art as well as active application of vibrational healing and sound. Through active application of sound, the following effects have been noticed:
- Stress reduction
- Reduction in muscle tension, which usually compliments stress reduction.
- Improved sleep, which allows the body to regenerate.
- Improvements in emotional conditions such as depression, anger or anxiety - leading to feelings of being more centred, grounded and balanced.
- Improvement in mental clarity