The use of song in healing has been used for a very long time, although it has been largely overlooked in recent times. There is evidence to suggest that certain Egyptian sites such as the open pyramid were in fact used as medical centres, where the priests would focus specific frequencies of sound on their patients, depending on what aid they required.
The scientific principle behind healing with song – or sound, if you prefer – is very simple. The cells of our bodies constantly receive information from their environment and change their behaviour according to that information. This process is what leads to our health, and is the reason you tend to feel better after spending time in natural surroundings, and also why eating high quality, unprocessed foods helps our health improve.
Sound goes deeper than this, however. It has an immediate effect on the mind, helping to produce deep emotions. Listening to music can activate our imagination in a wide range of ways, helping us to remember, to meditate, to relax, to become charged, and many more sensations.
This is at the core of healing with song. Not only does it help to produce harmonic frequencies which work directly with the cells of the body, but it also produces an emotional feedback loop. When used correctly, it is an extremely powerful tool for inner work and truly deep healing.
We know this instinctively. We can feel it when we listen to our favourite songs, or when we sit and listen to the rhythm of rain against a window. There is a peace to be found by listening to the sighing of the wind through the trees. Anyone who can experience these sensations knows that song has a subtle and profound effect on every part of our bodies and minds.
Tuning Your Body
Have you ever sat and listened to an orchestra before they begin to play? It is a ruckus. It sounds like a discordant mess as the musicians settle down and tune their instruments. And then there’s a momentary hush, and the music begins. The sound washes over you like a wave, bringing a sense of deep peace and excitement along with it.
The body works in much the same way. For most of us, we get stuck in that beginning, discordant mess for most of our lives. It makes it very easy for a single organ to go out of harmony with the rest of the body, making disease far more likely.
After all of this, it should not come as any great surprise to learn that certain frequencies of sound are very healing for the body. They resonate with the different organ systems, and thus transfer energy from the singer to the person being healed.
It is very rare to find people who truly know and understand these frequencies, but those who do are amongst the most powerful and effective healers in the world today – regardless of what sphere of healing they practice in.