Healing and Music
In the realm of popular music, healing isn't particularly thought about or reflected upon, but whether we are conscious of it or aren't, we all know that sound is vibration and so is every aspect of our mind, body, and spirit. The places we put ourselves, the colors in which we surround ourselves, the food that we put inside these bodies and...the sounds we hear vibrate these human forms and create very distinct tonal reproductions of that which strikes them. We are in essence living tuning forks. Does this fact not imply that we are well off, indeed, to grow in our awareness and become CONSCIOUS tuning forks.
Remember, above all that you are a tuning fork. Strive to register
In daily life, be still and calm in your soul, so that you can vibrate
with the music of the spheres. Thus you will be creating and not destroying the
finer ethers in which you live-and live for others.-White Eagle
In the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan: "The physical effect of sound... has a great influence on the physical body. The whole mechanism, the muscles the blood circulation, the nerves, are all moved by the power of vibration. As there is resonance for every sound, so the human body is a living resonator for sound. Although by sound, one can easily produce a resonance in all such substances such as brass and copper, yet there is no greater and more living resonator of sound than the human body. Sound has an effect on each atom of the body, for each atom resounds; on all glands, on the circulation of the blood and on pulsation, sound has an effect.
Hazrat Inayat Khan also writes in the book The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan:
"..health is a condition of perfect rhythm and tone. And what is music? Music is perfect rhythm and tone. When the health is out of order it means the music is out of order. Therefore when the music is not right in us the help of harmony and rhythm is very necessary to bring us into a state of harmony and rhythm. This way of healing can be studied and understood by studying the music of one's own life, by studying the rhythm of the pulse, the rhythm of the beating of the heart and of the head. Physicians who are sensitive to rhythm determine the condition of the patient by examining the rhythm of the pulse,the beating of the heart, the rhythm of the circulation of the blood. And to find the real complaint a physician, with all his material knowledge, must depend upon his intuition and upon the use of his musical qualities."