Updated: Jan 18
When the vibrations of our physical and spiritual bodies are out of harmony, it can cause disease.
Everything in the universe is in a constant state of vibration, including our bodies. Sound is vibration that can be translated by the delicate structures of our inner ear, but it moves more than just those tiny receptors. It is part of the spectrum of energy vibrations that affect us on the mental, physical, and spiritual levels. Long ago shamans recognized the power of sound when they first used chants and drumming to heal people. In ancient Egypt, Greece, and India, the use of sound and music for healing was a highly developed sacred science. Sonic vibration has been one way of experiencing the energy of the universe for much of humanity's history. When the vibrations of our physical and spiritual bodies are out of harmony it can cause disease. Sound healing gently massages the molecules back into the right places, clearing blockages and restoring harmony. Ancient healing systems such as Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurveda associate specific musical notes with subtle-energy systems of the body. In Tibet, priests have long used bells and bowls over and around the body to tune and clear the energy centers. Knowing that sound has the power to impact our wellbeing, we should also remember that loud or unpleasant sounds from modern life can have a negative affect on us. Choosing calming sounds over discordant ones may help us maintain a state of equilibrium and inner peace. Aligning with sacred sounds/healing music is an act of self-love that connects us with the most omniscient vibration of the universe- that is the primordial AUM.