Why Sound Healing
TAPPING INTO THE SOUND OF HARMONY
Life can feel like a discordant array of parts sometimes, painful bits and pieces held together by a thin nearly invisible string. What can we do to bring those parts together into something more consistent, more orderly, more pleasing, something that feels like harmony?
Our brain waves are like vibrating electrical voltages. And sometimes those vibrations are out of alignment. They are not synchronized, not working together as they should. Sometimes we are not tuned in to them enough to know how to bring them together. Sometimes we forget how to listen to our own mind, and to the signals it sends to us throughout our body.
As a result, we get sick with dis-ease. We get tired. We feel pain. We lack the energy and spirit to focus on our lives and to tap into the joyous abundance that surrounds us. We cannot connect to the source of things, to nature.
Legendary percussionist and father of the modern drum movement Glen Velez says that the essential quality of music, namely its ability to drive synchronization, generates ‘lifeforce energy.’
"listening closely to a synchronized series of disparate rhythms may be just the answer to giving humans a sense of interconnectedness and belonging."
And globally revered vocal composer, teacher and author Silvia Nakkach points to how a series of synchronized independent rhythms, otherwise known as “entrainment,” can act as a calibration mechanism for our perception, attention and learning. Actually, she says, listening closely to a synchronized series of disparate rhythms may be just the answer to giving humans a sense of interconnectedness and belonging.
“Deep Listening is a call to re-animate the interdependency of All Things and Creation,” Ms. Nakkach says.
Sound healing offers just such a “re-animation,” what can otherwise be defined as the ‘Spirit of Harmony.’
Since the dawn of time, native cultures have used sound and music as a healing force to overcome disease and disharmony from the Australian Aborigines and their didgeridoo, to ancient Indian “bija” mantras chanted as an opiate to pains felt throughout the physical body. The Greek philosopher Pythagoras offered ‘soul adjustments’ through his various harmonic
Deep listening allows us to hear where there is something amiss, to feel where something is needed, to get in tune with ourselves and then, possibly, to get in tune with others.
Harmony is a natural thing. The birds chirp and the flies buzz in answer. The frogs croak and the creak burbles in response. The wind blows through the trees and the woodpecker pecks out an intermittent beat in between. Lavender is the harmony herb, rose quartz the harmony stone. The elements conspire to bring us joy and ease. If only we would LISTEN.
listen to how sound brings us back to the womb