The Power of Sound...

Everything in existence is filled with the power of sound — atoms, molecules, cells, human beings, the entire universe and, yes, music — is in a state of continuous vibration. Everything vibrates at a particular frequency - like the sonic boom seen in this photo. We are drawn to the type that has rhythms, pitches and frequencies similar to our own. Sound exists whether we can hear it or not. Even the sounds emitted by rotating planets and opening roses can be heard when amplified. Our universe seems to be held together by sound (organized vibration) in all its various pitches and tones. Science has finally proven that the “music of the spheres” really does exist.

Choose what type of sound you listen to and the magnitude of power of sound in order to match the vibration you want. We invite you to be aware of what you hear or perform. What do you need? When you want to relax, simply listen to something relaxing. If you need some energy, listen to some that is more lively. When you want to study or concentrate, listen to something that has clarity and elegance. Your own vibrations (brain waves, heartbeat, breath) eventually get in sync or “entrained” with the wave lengths of the music. This is why your favorites make you relaxed, nostalgic, energized or happy, depending upon what you choose. Oriental healers describe this as “getting in balance,” since they say that a sick person is “out of balance.”

Music is organized vibration, which is another aspect of the power of sound. Have you ever had a change of mood – felt completely different when you heard certain tunes? You were absorbing the invisible vibrations of sound, and that affected the cells of your body. Each tiny vibrating atom or combination of sound waves (harmony) will change matter, including the electrical activity of the brain and body. This is a basic principle of Quantum Physics. Sounds send messages to the brain, and the brain sends messages throughout the body. This can dramatically change the EEG (brain wave patterns), heart rate, hormonal level, and state of consciousness.

Scientists continue to discover the power of sound's positive effect on our physical health. Studies have shown that it can reduce stress, enhance immune system function, slow down and balance brain wave activity, reduce muscle tension, increase endorphin levels, and evoke feelings of inner peace. Reducing stress is so important because stress is a contributing factor in a wide range of diseases and conditions, such as hypertension, heart attack, stroke, ulcers, migraine, irritability, inability to concentrate or sleep, and sexual dysfunction. It seems to improve memory, as in Alzheimer's patients, and reduce seizures. Scientists have found that it stimulates more parts of the brain than any other human function. For example, a stroke patient who has lost verbal function — those verbal functions may be stimulated by music. Additionally, it may help sufferers of Parkinson's disease.

As you grow and heal, you may find that some of the music you used to listen to doesn’t appeal to you as much. The reason is that you are raising your vibration, and what you were listening to had a lower vibration , which made you feel irritated or uncomfortable. To support your healing, it's important to seek out a sound that has a higher vibration. But what does that sound like? A musician who works in a higher vibration infuses all that he or she does with his or her own joy. You don't have to subscribe to any particular religion or spirituality to feel the depth of God's love for all of us, and how affecting that truly is.

This does not mean, however, that you are destined to listen only to classical or Enya for the rest of your days. The power of sound is everywhere. Not all classical sounds have a high vibration, just as not all rock or pop has a low one. The trick is to learn to discern for yourself. The key to a song’s vibration is emotion. Emotion is a very powerful energy. When combined with music, it has a definite effect on your mind, mood, and sense of well-being. Angry or depressive music can fuel these same emotions in you. Likewise, if it is calm or joyful, it can produce these feelings in you as well. And of course, there's a lot of emotion in between, some of which is helpful, and some of which can be harmful.

When listening to any music, you should tune in to how it makes you feel. This doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the lyrics, however. For example, there is nothing wrong with listening to some sad songs. Sad songs say so much, as Elton said. And a few swear words are not necessarily an indicator that you should drop the CD in the trash, either. No, you have to tune into the energy. This takes some practice.

You can really love a particular artist, but if they have an overly cynical world view or a depressive personality, this energy may be in what they compose and will affect you negatively. On the other hand, this doesn’t mean that an artist has to live like a saint and be perfectly healed. Many artists have personal struggles and still manage to infuse love and joy in their music. Human beings are multi-faceted, and we all experience the range of emotions, positive and negative.

The next time you're listening to your favorite music, ask yourself how you feel. How powerful is the sound you're hearing? Do you feel sad? Sad is not a bad feeling. Some of the most beautiful pieces ever written tells a sad story that can make you weep a river of tears. And this is OK—unless you're wallowing in something sad because you're depressed. There should be a balance in all things. Likewise, however, some tracks make you feel happy or joyful. This is my favorite kind. Artists like the Beach Boys, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, James Taylor, or the Mamas and the Papas are masters at expressing joy in what they sing. And Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" speaks for itself.

Of course, most tracks fall into a vast "in between" area of complex emotion. Determining how you feel when you hear it may take some time. For example, it's possible for a song to be uplifting, critical, gritty, and hopeful, all at once. For me, U2 and Bob Dylan fall into this category.

Problematic music will make you feel angry, depressed, or hopeless. These are all indicators of a lower vibration, and you should avoid it. Just as a joyful song can make you feel like a happy three-year-old again, a lower vibrational song will only serve to make you feel worse about yourself and your life. With practice, however, you can soon determine whether a CD belongs in your collection or not. Follow your own inner guidance.

Think about the power of sound in terms of healing energy, relaxation, motivation, rejuvenation, meditation. There are a lot of different attrinutes that harold the power of sound beyond music, Brain Wave Entrainment utilizes the power of sound to heal, relax and rejuvinate. Click the link to learn more about the power of sound.

We hope our music is what helps you feel what you want to feel at any given time, but preferably to function at as high a vibration as possible. We only want you to feel good, calm, peaceful, hopeful, energized, and very positive about your life and what you are contributing here on this beautiful planet in this plane at this time. We believe in the power of sound and we believe that by being open to it, you too will realize just how powerful it truly is.

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