My intention is that we restore harmony to ourselves and the planet by realising our inherent inner harmony. You do not need musical instruments or training. You already have the most amazing instrument of all, the human voice.
One dictionary definition of healing is: To Make Sound.
I suggest we should take this literally! Sound provides a focus to meditation, healing and ritual. Sounding is a tool that can help us shift frequencies from the low-frequency energies of guilt and fear, to higher vibrations of love, joy and peace.
Sound Healing works on the principle that everything in the Universe is energy in vibration. Behind perceived reality is an incredible cosmic dance of interconnected energy fields. At heart we are all ONE energy.
These dancing energy fields and atoms can be pictured as being a sound vibration, even though the actual frequencies involved are way above human hearing. Sound appears to be a “shaper” that structures energy fields and brings the apparent physical Universe into Being. This view is echoed by many Creation myths:
- In the Bible, God has the power to bring something into Being by naming it, in other words by Sounding its vibration. The first line of the Lord’s Prayer can be translated as “Oh Creator of the Sacred Sound”.
- In the Hopi Indian creation story it is Spiderwoman who “sang a web of sound around the Earth thus bringing everything into Being”.
- For the Hindus it is Saraswati, the goddess of Poetry, Medicine and Sacred Sound, who sang the Universe into Being.
Everything has its own particular vibration. Atoms, cells, molecules, body organs, our environment, all creating a gigantic symphony. By sounding the correct vibration, through resonance and harmonics, with a healing intention an “off-key” part of the body can be restored to balance.
Sound is used in many traditional cultures for healing and in ceremony. A shaman creates a trance by chanting or drumming, travelling on the sound to ‘other worlds’. Australian aboriginals map their way across the vast continent through song and chant – in a way, their song is the landscape, rather than being just a map of it. As recently as the first half of the twentieth century sacred chants for every aspect of day-to-day life and healing were written down from the native Gaelic speakers of the Western Isles of Scotland.
In much of the world these skills have disappeared (along with the attitude that the sacred is in everything), but now the power of sound is being rediscovered from both scientific and spiritual viewpoints.
Together let us sound a new vibration.
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