Updated: Dec 9, 2019
Whether or not we hear it, everything has a sound, a vibration all its own. Each part of our body has its own natural resonance. The sound of music can heal our body and mind.
Music is an universal language - a language that unites, inspires, and moves. It's a languages that touches deep parts of the heart.
Sound can set the mood. Sound can make you feel things. I don't know how it happens, but there is a sound that defines every moment in my life.
I feel we attract what we want or need to feel. There's untold, unseen attraction of energies that brings to you what you send out the moment you send it out. How many times have you played a song to release stress and tension? How many times have you played a song because you're happy and it just feels good to smile and dance? What about those times when you've felt hurt, sad, misunderstood? You've probably played that very specific playlist of sad songs because it felt good to cry.
It's kind of paradoxical how sad songs can make you feel good. I think the reason is that you feel like someone knows exactly what you're going through. Someone gets you. You're not alone and that's exactly what you need to know and feel.
I love music. I don't have a favorite genre. Even though I have styles of music that I enjoy more than others and play more often, I mostly feel music. If it moves me (physically or emotionally), it's good music - good for my mind, my body, my soul.
To me, there is no such thing as bad music. I think that music, just like other forms of art is a gorgeous and personal way of expressing oneself. And self-expression is a right that everyone should feel comfortable exercising. It's amazing how similar our life experiences are and how much we actually relate to one another.
When I think about it everything is sound, everything is music. The song of birds greeting the rising sun, the rustling of tree leaves in the dance of wind, the crackling of a warm fire at night, the traffic on the streets at rush hour, the cling of glasses raising a toast, the sweeping sound of a broom against the floor, the jingle of keys taken out of a purse...
Sound makes us calm or excited, thoughtful or happy. It evokes emotion that sometimes our conscious mind can't register right away, but our body takes the cues and knows to get energized or to slow down. I find this so fascinating. Everything is connected.
According to the law of physics everything vibrates - the chair you're sitting in, the food you eat. “Whether or not we hear it, everything has a sound, a vibration all its own,” writes Joshua Leeds in The Power of Sound (Healing Arts Press, 2001). That sound is called resonance, the frequency at which an object naturally vibrates. Each part of our body has its own natural resonance.
I do believe that sound heals. I also believe that we all use sound as healing, whether consciously or unconsciously. The idea that sound affects the mind and body is not new. Vibration medicine is based on the idea that disease is a result of those natural resonances getting out of tune – whether due to stress, illness or environmental factors.
That's one of the reasons why I love holistic health methods.
It makes sense to me that we are spiritually connected to everything around us. We are spiritual beings in a material world. The magnificence of that connection between our body, mind, and spirit to the Universe fascinates me. The body has the ability to heal itself by itself given the opportunity.
To me, the body and mind are already such magnificent creations, but the body and mind enlivened by the spirit - it just becomes something inexplicable, extraordinary! So intuitive, sacred, infinite - our spirit seems like the purest form of love there is. I'm getting really deep into this. All I wanted to talk about was the healing sound of music. And then this happens! Haha. But you have to admit that the Universe is incredibly intriguing! I don't know how, but everything seems so perfectly assembled together that even if the littlest speck of a particle goes missing or is misplaced, the process and mechanism is disturbed. Please tell me that I'm not the only one who gets super amazed by stuff like this?!
I feel like there is reason to everything, there is meaning, there is purpose.
As a health coach, I find holistic healing beneficial and fundamental. I believe that as spiritual beings, we are intuitively drawn to and can experience great relief from sound healing, live interaction with nature, and other holistic healing methods.
Life is energy, sound, vibration. The body understands energy, sound, vibration. It's an incredibly smart machine. It knows how to heal given the chance. Listen. Feel. Connect.
What's your favorite nature sound? Let me know in the comments! I'm always so interested to hear what other people feel drawn to.
I love the sound of rain. It's one of those sounds that I feel traveling through every cell in my body. It makes me truly happy. I smile a lot when it rains. It completely relaxes me and soothes any mental, physical, and emotional discomfort I may feel. I also like the way it feels on my skin. I like to stand below palm trees and just listen. And when it's not raining, I play rain sounds on YouTube before bed, which helps me fall asleep. Rain feels very nourishing to me. Maybe it's because I'm an earth sign?!
I used to have a goiter. It's an abnormal enlargement of your thyroid gland. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck just below your Adam's apple. It's painless but it can cause trouble swallowing or breathing. It was a combination of many holistic healing methods and practices, trial and error, that helped me heal.
One of the methods I used was sound healing. The thyroid is also located in the fifth chakra, which has a specific sound frequency and that's a whole different topic for another blog post, but I basically played music at the sound frequency ideal for my fifth chakra. I know that it wasn't the only thing that healed me. It was a long process and such a difficult time in my life, and like I said, it was a combination of a lot of things, but I knew what I felt. I felt relief. Call me crazy, but the goiter also seemed less swollen after I played healing sounds.
What nature sounds feel nourishing and healing to you? Have you had any experiences where you've healed through sound and music?