Everything in creation has a pulse, from the movements of the planets, to the beating of our heart. Sound Healing uses the power of sound and vibration to restore one’s body, mind, and spirit to a sense of balance and harmony. The use of sound and music for healing and re-balancing is not a new phenomenon. Sound has been used therapeutically for thousands of years by Ancient Cultures to relax, soothe, and de-stress, as well as heal and alter consciousness- beyond the sense of emotional well-being, to have a healing effect on the body at cellular level.
The whole Universe is in a state of vibration. Every organism, object, and every part of the human body is made up of vibrating particles called atoms that vibrate at their own vibrational rate, a unique resonant frequency at which an object or person most naturally vibrates.
Ultimately, we are a symphony of sounds and pulses and are connected to all life through these rhythms and beats. It makes sense that if we are all vibrating with sound, we can use sound to promote healing in our lives. Through sound, we can change the rhythms of our brain waves, our heart beat, and our respiration.
The principles of Sound Healing are:
Vibrational Frequency-Everything vibrates at a certain frequency. The frequency of waveforms is measured in cycles per second.
Resonance- is the rate at which everything vibrates. When two objects of similar frequency come together, they are resonating. When you meet someone you “click” with, you are resonating at similar vibrational frequency.
Sympathetic resonance results when sound waves of similar frequency enter into phase with each other such as when we experience “Falling in love”.
Entrainment- is the ability of a strong rhythmic vibration of one object to change the less powerful vibration of another object, and cause them to synchronize their vibration, as in the ability of the wonderful Martin Luther King Jr for example, whose public speaking skills lifted the vibration of large groups of people.
Harmony-is created through forced resonance. Forced resonance is when you apply a powerful harmonic sound vibration to a person and that person begins to resonate at the cellular level. If someone is out of balance, out of sync, and you apply a strong harmonic sound as in Sound Healing session, they will begin to synchronize and return to balance.
There are many methods and styles of Sound Healing available to us today.
Beautiful tools like, gongs, drums, singing bowls, music, the human voice and tuning forks, to name but a few, are being used by Healers all over the world.
As this is the February edition of More to Life, it would only be appropriate to mention the purpose and intention of the Heart Chakra and connection to Sound Healing.
The fourth Chakra is situated in the centre of the chest around the area of the heart. This Chakra is represented by colour green, secondary colour is pink. It is the foundation of the astral body and the connection between our physical and spiritual body, it is driven by love. It influences forgiveness, compassion, empathy, trust, equilibrium, and ease with our lives. It governs all of our relationships.
SOUND IS THE MEDICINE OF THE FUTURE-EDGAR CAYCE
If your Heart Chakra is an area where you require healing, here is an exercise that might help. Chakra Toning is a powerful technique to resonate and balance your Heart Chakra using vowel sounds. It’s a great introduction to exploring the harmonics naturally present in the vowels. Vowels carry the information energy of speech. In ancient Sanskrit, Hebrew, Chinese etc the vowel words are considered to be sacred. In other words the vowel sounds carry intention and focus.
Start by sitting comfortably on a chair or on a cushion on the floor. Try to keep your spine as straight as possible, allowing energy to flow more freely through your body. The sound used for the Heart Chakra is “AH” as in “MA”. It is toned in a higher pitched voice and is the sound that embodies compassion. You can also visualise the colour green if you wish. Make these sounds in a gentle voice – don’t strain. Focus your energy and intent for balancing and energising your Heart Chakra before toning. The pitch will change according to the person, mood, diet, activities, emotional states etc on a daily basis. There is no set frequency. Breath in deeply and imagine the energy of each breath coming in to your body through your Heart Chakra, this can help to focus your awareness. The Heart Chakra is the seat of the soul. It’s the place where unconditional love exists. We are given opportunities every day in our lives to honour and allow this Chakra to help us shine in the light of love. It is precious so take good care of it.
Ellie Blair – Holistic Healer and Published Author.