We are all entrained into a cosmic rhythm, an intergalactic symphony of everything that moves, that lives. All life has movement, no matter how seemingly imperceptible, and as a result, all life has rhythm, vibration. When we allow ourselves to respond to this cosmic rhythm, to be a part of it and to resonate with the songs of life around us, we are harmonized. We are more alive perhaps, as we allow this energy to move us, to move through us, to transcend us and connect us to the sound(s) of the AllThatIs.
Now with the current prevalence of vibrations from a “non-human” portion of the electromagnetic frequency spectrum- i.e. a radical increase in the amount of X-rays, microwaves, radiowaves, and cellular frequencies surrounding us and bombarding us at any given moment, plus the propensity of noise from the mechanical sources of machinery, cars, airplanes, etc.- all can lead to a loss of hearing, or rather a loss of understanding or comprehension of any of the information signals we do receive. We are in system overload.
Imagine being in a 12×12 room and having stereos situated along the wall at 1 foot intervals, all blasting at full volume different radio programs. You are sitting in the middle trying to hear your own heart beat, or the purring of the cat on your lap, or just decipher what one of these people or songs is saying. This is what its like to be alive in the “digital information age”. From where I sit in a ten mile radius from my home there are multiple cell phone towers receiving and transmitting microwave and radio waves through the space that I live in, sleep in, eat in. And then there are the wifi systems in each separate home. Is it any wonder that there is an alarming rise in neurological and behavioral disorders like Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, and Alzheimer’s. Is it any wonder that anyone can concentrate on anything at all?
(FYI-I- it is not necessarily my opinion that this rise in information technology is a “bad” thing; agreeably, there are many conveniences to these advances. The point is, rather, that we must also rise to the occasion and advance our own mechanisms and take up new practices that secure the body in this new vibrational field.)
“Vibrational healing” or “sound healing” is a term I use which refers to certain practices and experiences that address and remedy the situation described above, the system overload.
Often in a system inundated by external stimulation, the feeling for the center is lost. In musical terms, when the central pattern is lost due to an increase in players or a disproportionate increase in tempo and the rhythm becomes too erratic, one needs to pull back somehow and “find the 1”, find the beat, the place that the rhythm keeps returning to. In the body the “1” beat is the breath, the inhale following the exhale following the inhale etc., in a continuous pattern. Through mindfulness we can observe and return to this rhythm. We can also entrain other body cycles to this breath rhythm- the heartbeat, the cerebral spinal fluid, the lymph, the chemicals of the brain, the hormones, the cycles of emotions and sleep and elimination, and create a resonance within the body system that amplifies the original (breath) rhythm. This resonant and stronger rhythm, and the being that embodies this rhythm/vibration is now far more capable of competing with the bombardment of these external stimuli, or continuing to “have a voice” in the deepening music of everything.
Furthermore, by applying a single sound, rhythm, or vibration to a body or a system, it allows that body or system an opportunity to quiet, focus, listen, and feel. This is an understated but profound opportunity considering the constant state of vibrational inundation we all exist in. It also allows for the experiences of resonance, harmonization, and amplification which helps the body and mind to “remember”, hear, and feel it’s own natural vibrations, rhythms, and intervals, and to have a more powerful voice in the music of everything.