What Is Sound Healing?
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What Is Sound Healing?
Sound Healing, therapeutic sound, or sound meditation is the central focus on Sunreed Instruments and The Center of Light. Here we have different articles and how to guides for learning about sound healing, and becoming a sound healer. Please make sure to look at our upcoming online trainings in therapeutic sound healing.
Sound Healing is a branch of the meditative therapeutic arts, whose promotion and clarification is the central intention of Sunreed Instruments and The Center Of Light. The use of sound is ancient with history in every culture around the world: to intensify experience, to manifest creation, to explore the mind, transform consciousness and invoke healing. From the medicine elder drumming, chanting and rattling over his subject, to the Tibetan monks enhancing their meditations and rituals with the sounds of drums, horns, bells, and precious metal bowls, to the ancient chants in Christian Cathedrals, and the Australian aborigine playing a didgeridoo to invoke his Ancestors, sound is and has been utilized since the earliest of times to heal, instill wellness, make connection, and enrich communion.
Sound Healing can be defined as the intentional use of sound to create a vibrational environment which becomes a catalyst for healing in the physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual aspects of our being. Sound is a powerful tool, because it is vibrational in nature, and we are vibrational beings. Indeed, the most modern science shows us that all life is vibrational in nature. Even deep space is in fluctuation (wave movement) as is the space between your tissues and cells. This is in line with age old mystical thought of most cultures, which often alludes to the vibrational nature of Creation.
By coupling vibration with clear intent (a focusing of awareness and ‘direction,’ or, ‘expectation), to attune to or transform one's consciousness, we indeed have stepped into a powerful place. When sound is used our being comes into co-resonance with that vibration. Our thinking process stills, and the mind comes into present focus, in which we can intentionally move attention. With proper attention and intent, vibratory sound then allows access to coherent emotions (examples being loving kindness, empathetic joy, bliss and compassion) to stabilize the mind and body for enriching wellness. Through aligning with the fundamental, inherent quality of the sounds being generated, and coupling that with clear intent and coherence of emotion, heightened states of awareness can be reached, and 'expectations/intentions' made manifest. Whether we are praying for Divine intervention, or calling upon a holy being or medicine ally in the subtle realms of consciousness, it is the coupling of sound, with proper attention and intent which creates the portal, or dynamic, for elemental consciousness to, move, stir and manifest. Thus, sound is a powerful ally in the meditative arts for clarification, for transforming one’s life and for manifesting. When one understands the true nature of this "healing," alongside of the use of sound, one sees the great potential for wellness and growth.
This discussion of sound healing here is one of the many varieties of the use of sound. There are many methodologies and many tools used for sound work, from highly technical medical & scientific instruments to simple ancient tools of the shamanic, indigenous, and 'wisdom' cultures of the world. Sound is being used therapeutically throughout the human life cycle, from creating a calming and soothing atmosphere at birth, to enhanced modalities to assist in the peaceful transition at death. Sound practices are blossoming in fields of personal growth, spiritual wellness, and yoga, as well as, in medicine, complementary and alternative medical practices, psychotherapy, physical therapy and therapeutic body work. One can find vast and varying bodies of information on the therapeutic use of music. There is so much information, we highly recommend finding reputable dealers and educators in the field that can help refine your vision, and provide for you quality tools to use effectively.