Day 10 on Sound Healing of “Silence & Sound” Chaptehttps://youtu.be/dbob8P10cdwr
From Remembering “Who Am I” Series
[Listen to the audio here]
The depiction of the angelic song and dance in Milton’s epic 17th century poem Paradise Lost could be seen as indirectly describing this Pythagorean way of life:
“That day, as other solemn days, they spent
In song and dance about the sacred hill,
Mystical dance, which yonder starry sphere
Of planets and of fixed in all her wheels
Resembles nearest mazes intricate,
Eccentric, intervolved, yet regular
Then most, when most irregular they seem;
And in their motions harmony divine
So smooths her charming tones, that God’s own ear
If you are vibrationally imbalance and seek to return to a harmonic state..
sound healing would serve you well.
As scientist Itzhak Bentov shared in his book ‘Stalking the Wild Pendulum‘,
“that an illness is nothing but an “out-of-tune behaviour of one or the other organs in the body.”
When a cell is dis-eased, its frequency changes to vibrate discordantly. Hypothetically, Itzhak explained, when a strong harmonising rhythm is introduced, the dissonant cell might just start beating in tune again.
Sound as a Tool For Healing
As a vibrational being, sound frequencies can
- slow down brainwaves which
- put the body into a deep restorative state.
- As it activates the body system to relax,
- sound heals by releasing and clearing stuck energy,
- thus it balances us.
- When the energy flows to promote circulation,
- sound promotes a shift from a lower energies of emotions, such as guilt and fear, to a higher vibrations of love and joy.
What can we do?
“If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies.”Dr Mitchell Gaynor
Use our voice
Have we forgotten to use our own voice? Being the most basic and easiest way to re-harmonise ourself. This is definitely workable for most of us. It can be from simply singing in the bathroom to humming to praying to chanting mantra to voice toning.
James D’Angelo stated in his book “The Healing Power of the Human Voice: Mantras, Chants, and Seed Sounds for Health and Harmony”,
As infants and children we use our vocalizations to express our needs and emotions. As we grow older these vocalizations become confined to language. The suppression of emotional sounds because they may be considered childish or undignified is quite commonplace in Western cultures. Yet when done with vigor, the sounds made by laughing, groaning, humming, keening, and sighing hold within them great power for healing.
A self generated healing vibrations to harmonize, shift and balance your cells and your energetic pathways. Try humming anything that comes to you for 2 minutes and notice how you feel. You may try humming “ahh” or “Om”.
Musicologist Laurel Elizabeth Keys writes in her book Toning: The creative power of voice:
“Toning is an ancient method of healing. The idea is to simply restore people to their harmonic patterns.”
When you vocalize a vowel (a, e, i, o, u), hold the vibration of it, sit in silence and begin vocalizing a vowel. Allow the sound of it to flow into next vowel.
Meanwhile, in yoga, there is a practice called Nada Yoga.
“Often referred to as Sound Healing, Nada Yoga uses external and internal sounds and vibrations to clear the 72,000 energy pathways (Nadis) of any blockages that might prevent Prana from flowing through.”
Specific tones of sound that stimulate brainwaves and in harmony with Schumann resonance 7.83Hz.
From Relax Melodies on the science behind Solfeggio frequencies:
Many ancient musical instruments were constructed for 432 Hz tuning and before the mid-20th century, 432 Hz was the standard of instrumental tuning. The 432 Hz frequency resonates with the Schumann Resonance of 8 Hz, it is known for its deeply calming and soothing effects. A recent double-blind study from Italy showed that music tuned to 432 Hz slows down the heart rate when compared to 440 Hz.
The main six Solfeggio frequencies used for healing and well-being are:
- 396 Hz – Liberating Guilt and Fear
- 417 Hz – Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change
- 528 Hz – Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair)
- 639 Hz – Connecting/Relationships
- 741 Hz – Expression/Solutions
- 852 Hz – Returning to Spiritual Order
A sound wave therapy of 2 tones creating the 3rd tone.
When you hear 2 tones, one in each ear, there are a slight difference in frequency which our brain processes a beat at the difference of the frequencies. This is called a binaural beat.
From Healthline on Binaural Beats Benefits:
Say you’re listening to a sound in your left ear that’s at a frequency of 132 Hertz (Hz). And in your right ear, you’re listening to a sound that’s at a frequency of 121 Hz. Your brain, however, gradually falls into synchrony with the difference — or 11 Hz. Instead of hearing two different tones, you instead hear a tone at 11 Hz (in addition to the two tones given to each ear). All you need to experiment with binaural beats is a binaural beat audio and a pair of headphones or earbuds.
You’ll need to decide which brainwave fits your desired state. In general:
- Binaural beats in the delta (1 to 4 Hz) range have been associated with deep sleep and relaxation.
- Binaural beats in the theta (4 to 8 Hz) range are linked to REM sleep, reduced anxiety, relaxation, as well as meditative and creative states.
- Binaural beats in the alpha frequencies (8 to 13 Hz) are thought to encourage relaxation, promote positivity, and decrease anxiety.
- Binaural beats in the lower beta frequencies (14 to 30 Hz) have been linked to increased concentration and alertness, problem solving, and improved memory.
It is suggested to find a comfortable place free of distractions and simply listen to the binaural beat audio for at least 30 minutes each day in your headphones to make sure that the rhythm is entrained (has fallen into synchronization) throughout the brain. Or listen with your eyes close.
Listen or play Instruments:
“If used with the proper intention, almost any instrument can be used in sound healing.”Susy Markoe Schieffelin
Sound Healing Instruments: Tibetan singing bowls, crystals bowls, tuning forks, Pan flute, native American flute, djembe, gong, kalimba, didgeridoo, hang drum, harp, rain stick, wind chimes, hammered dulcimer, monochord, and more.
Each instrument serves different purposes, by playing or simply listening to it bring great benefits for health (release tension and alleviate pain in the body), energy generation and alter consciousness by inducing trance. As with the aid of instruments, its vibrational resonance flows through all area of the body and this energy locates stuck energies and restores to its natural frequency.
A time to sing-a-long, play instruments and move to the beat of music.
Music Therapy is when music is used by the qualified music therapist for physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. The treatments include creating, singing, moving to, and listening to music. This can be helpful to people who have difficult in expressing words.
Research shows that music therapy supports physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, provides emotional support and as an outlet to express feelings.
Attend A Sound Bath
“If you go to an acupuncturist, you likely have energy blocked somewhere that the practitioner helps unlock. The sound bath is similar, but you’re using frequency and vibration instead of needles.”Tamalyn Miller
A sound bath is an experience where people are “bathed” in sound waves produced by instruments and human voice. During the sound bath, we lie on our backs with the main intention to create a state of harmony by clearing discordance from the body and energy fields.
Sound Healing Instruments:
Enjoy the power of your own voice!
Hum anything that comes naturally to you.