Sound Healing Therapy – How Does It Work?

The field of sound healing therapy, though still young in our current phase of evolution, is as vast as it is mysterious and powerful.

Many ancient traditions such as the Myans, Aztecs and Shamans have understood and utilized sound as a powerful healing tool with seemingly magical effects for centuries. In the western world we are only just beginning to rediscover this unlimited source for transformation and healing.

But how can sound heal?

In order to understand the healing potential of sound it is important to consider what recent discoveries in modern science have revealed about our existence. By examining the minutest parts of our bodies, the scientists have discovered that we are not made of solid matter, but we are in fact a body of vibrating energy. In fact, every single thing from thought and emotion to water and iron ore is pure vibration.  What differentiates each individual construct from another is the resonant frequency at which they are vibrating. The slower the vibrational rate, the more dense the substance.

Let’s look at the human body for example. A liver cell has a different resonant frequency to a kidney cell, and bones are vibrating at a slower rate than blood plasma.  Also, trees, animals, crystals, precious gems, metal, gas, earth and water all have their own unique resonant frequency. Even thought and emotion are vibration, they are just vibrating at a much higher frequency than solid matter.

And everything that vibrates emits a sound, whether we can hear it audibly or not. As children we have the ability to hear a range of 16 Hz to around 20,000 Hz, although this decreases to an average of around 16,000 Hz as we get older. But just because we can’t hear it, doesn’t mean an object isn’t emitting a sound.

So if we take these findings to the next logical conclusion, and our body components are vibrating at different resonant frequencies, therefore emitting different sounds, then it stands to reason that we are literally our very own symphony. And as we are all unique, we all have our own vibratory signature. Unfortunately, when a group of cells alter their vibration through the various effects of other vibrational impacts on the body, it causes dis-ease and can have devastating effects on our physical, emotional, spiritual and mental wellbeing. And because our bodies are subject to entrainment, which is when one vibration affects the resonant frequency of another vibration, thought, emotion, physical impact, other sounds, in fact everything can have either a positive or negative effect on our vibration.

Pleasing sounds, joyful events, praise and compliments, living with passion and purpose, loving relationships, being in nature, positive thoughts, relaxation, meditation all have a positive effect by restoring our own resonant frequency to assisting the body to facilitate it’s own ability to healing itself and also promoting harmony, balance and health in the body. However, disharmonious or irritating sounds, traumatic events, verbal and physical abuse, living a life of dissatisfaction and without purpose, stress of any kind, living in a polluted environment with very little nature, negative or destructive thoughts can all cause the vibrational rate to shift away from it’s own unique signature frequency, creating disharmony. And if the disharmonious cells have a stronger influence than surrounding harmonious cells, then they gradually entrain more and more cells to be out of harmony with the body which eventually shows up as dis-ease.

So it is beginning to make sense that sound can have a profound impact on our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. And when you consider how we all have different tastes in the kinds of music we listen to and how strongly we can respond emotionally to different types of music, even depending upon our mood, it even begins to be logical that sound can have a powerful healing effect.

For years, sound has played a role in modern medicine through ultra-sound, and not just as a diagnostic or image projecting tool.  I recently broke a knuckle on one of my fingers, and Ultra-Sound was used as a part of the healing process to assist the mending of the bones.

Jonathon Goldman, who is considered to be one of the worlds leading experts in sound healing, having studied this phenomenon intensely for the past 25 years of more, says that “sound healing is the ability of sound to repair aspects of ourselves that are out of alignment (and need repair), as well as to restore us to our spiritual wholeness.”

And in fact, because sound does not appear solid in nature, the vibration has the ability to go right into our cells and even rearrange our molecules. The correct sound frequency can enhance the originally intended resonant frequency of our whole self, restoring balance, health and harmony to our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual selves without any other assistance from external sources at all. Hence the term, ‘of sound mind and body’.

The late psychic, Edgar Cayce (1877 – 1945), predicted that sound would be the medicine of the future and his prediction is coming to pass with science now researching the ability of sound to affect healing through our DNA.

If you haven’t yet investigated the world of sound healing, then I strongly encourage you to explore this powerful modality, which is only just being rediscovered. Our future is sound, and our sound is the future.

Think positive thoughts, surround yourself with positive people and sounds, engage in positive pastimes, listen to pleasing music, and your world will be a more harmonious, joyful and peaceful place.

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