Nada Brahma: The World Is Sound
“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. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.”
— Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine, the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York.
The lower and slower the frequency, the closer we come to matter. The higher, faster and more refined the frequency, the closer we come to the spectrum of 7 colours of light vibration – finally white light and then pure energy. The blue end of the colour spectrum is where the vibration is fastest, whereas the redder the colour, the slower the vibration. If we take the frequency of any specific note and double this frequency enough times, we will eventually reach the light spectrum. The only difference between 7 colours of the light spectrum and the 7 notes of the sound spectrum is the rate of vibration. This also corresponds to the 7 energy Chakras, the vortices that run along the centre of the body. The body is a manifestation of the harmonic chord.
Most of the time we a bombarded by disharmonious noises – e.g. traffic, fridge, dogs barking, loud music, even by electric current. Sound can cripple or heal. Initially thoughts and emotions manifest as frequencies. Sound can change the rhythms of our brainwaves, as well as our heartbeat and respiration. In India there are ragas (meaning ‘mood’ or ‘mode’) for every hour of the day and season. The octave represents a complete cycle of sounds. The division of sounds is akin to mathematical proportions. Confucius (5th c. BC China), Pythagoras (5th c. BC), Plato (4th c. BC Greece) deeply investigated the mysteries of these intervals. They believed that sound created a heavenly link and brought sacred energies down into the world of matter.
Today we live in a rapid, dynamic, ever-changing and disposable society bringing fear and stress – the disease of the body, emotions and mind.
Through Sound it is possible to change rhythms of our brainwaves, our heartbeat as well as our respiration. These principles of using resonance and entrainment are fundamental concepts behind the use of Sound to heal and transform. From ancient times, sound and music has been used as a powerful tool for self-transformation. It facilitates the experience of ourselves and in so doing, we experience mankind and the rest of the world.
Further reading: SE Sound Healing.pdf