Healing Heart Sound Journey
Everything in creation is in a state of vibration and has a pulse, from the movements of the planets to the beating of our heart. Every organism, object, and part of the human body is made up of vibrating particles called atoms. These particles all vibrate at a unique resonant frequency, which is the rate at which each object or person most naturally vibrates.
Sound healing uses the power of sound and vibration to restore one’s body, mind, and spirit to this sense of natural balance and harmony. The use of sound and music for healing and re-balancing is not a new phenomenon. Sound has been used therapeutically for thousands of years by all cultures to relax, soothe, and de-stress, as well as to heal the body on the cellular level and alter consciousness. The famous medium and holistic healer Edgar Cayce often noted that sound is the medicine of the future.
Vibrating as a symphony of sounds and pulses connects us to all of the resonant rhythms and beats of life harmonizing all around us. Through the principles of sound healing, we can even change the rhythms of our brain waves, our heartbeat, and our respiration.
Vibrational frequency describes the unique frequency of waveforms that something vibrates at. The frequency of waveforms is measured in cycles per second.
Resonance is the quality of amplifying vibration. When two objects of similar frequency come together, they resonate. When you meet someone and you “click,” you are resonating at a similar vibrational frequency. Sympathetic resonance results when waves of similar frequency enter into phase with each other, such as when we experience falling in love.
Entrainment is the ability of strong rhythmic vibrations from one object to influence the less powerful vibrations of another object to synchronize their vibrations at the stronger level. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose public speaking skills lifted the vibration of large groups of people is a noted example of powerful entrainment ability.
Harmony is created through forced resonance. Forced resonance is when you apply a powerful harmonic sound vibration to create a forced resonance at the cellular level to bring a person who is out of balance back into sync.
Many methods of sound healing are practiced by healers all over the world, using a variety of beautiful tools such as gongs, drums, singing bowls, music, the human voice and tuning forks, to name but a few. Sound healing works especially well with the heart chakra, the fourth energetic center of the body, situated in the center of the chest. This chakra is represented by the color green, with a secondary color of pink. Sustained by love, it acts as the connection between our physical and spiritual body, initiating forgiveness, compassion, empathy, trust, equilibrium, and ease in our lives, as well as governing all of our relationships.
If your heart chakra requires healing, try some chakra toning. This powerful technique resonates and balances your heart chakra using the harmonics naturally present in vowel sounds. Vowels carry the information energy of speech. In Sanskrit, Hebrew, Chinese and other ancient languages, vowel words are sacred; the vowel sounds carry intention and focus.
Start by sitting comfortably on a chair or on a cushion on the floor. Try to keep your spine as straight as possible, allowing energy to flow more freely through your body. Focus your energy and intent on balancing and energizing your heart chakra. The sound used for the heart chakra is “ah,” as in “ma.” Toned in a higher pitched voice, it is a sound that embodies compassion. Visualize the color green if you wish, and tone the “ah” sound in a gentle voice; don’t strain. The pitch will change according to your mood, diet, activities, and emotional states on a daily basis. This is fine as there is no set frequency for toning.
Breathe in deeply and imagine the energy of each breath coming into your body through your heart chakra to focus your awareness. The heart chakra is the place where unconditional love exists. You are given opportunities every day to shine in the light of that love. Enjoy and share them.
Ellie Blair is a UK-based holistic therapist and author who specializes in writing about mindfulness and holistic healing. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and Facebook Ellie Blair.