If I told you there is a language for which, once understood, could help you to amplify your greatest wishes and intentions out into the Universe, would you learn it? This language is mirrored in both music and mathematics. Plato once wrote, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything”. So how do we use this powerful language to both communicate our intentions, understandings and also receive information from Universal intelligence? To investigate this question, we must first understand some of the essential spiritual and scientific understandings of sound, and then intelligently apply them to our heart’s desires.
To understand the power of sound, we can look at everything from the ancient mystics and texts all the way up to modern day technologies, to find the use of sound and frequency to alter matter and human biology. In the bible, it says “in the beginning was the word”, indicating that sound came before light and all matter was formed through this. In fact, if we look at ancient traditions ranging from the Egyptians to the Aztecs and even the Inuit, they all believed that sound and vibration were the fundamental building blocks of creation. At the earliest stages of our own creation, an embryos growth is informed by sound. The first sense organ created is the inner ear within the womb and no other sense organs are functioning. Our eyes are closed, our mouth and noses are covered in fluid, and we are in complete darkness. Our nervous system begins to be wired solely through sound and vibration. As the embryo grows into a fetus, its entire development is activated and altered by the vibrations and sounds it receives. In fact, ears are associated with the divine feminine principle of listening or being receptive. We are inFORMed by the vibrations we receive.
To connect with the higher worlds and our higher self or soul, we must become receptive to its language. Meditation is the conscious and active form of listening to this language. Meditation doesn’t have to only be through the disciplined art of hearing the texture of silence. There are also highly effective methods of meditation that utilize sound in order to achieve this inner knowing or dialogue. One of the most common methods of meditation uses mantra. Repeating these sacred sounds or words not only gives our busy minds something to do, but from a scientific perspective, Sanskrit mantra activates glands in our brain, because of the specific placement of the tongue to make certain sounds. Thus, it isn’t the specific meaning of the mantra that has the most importance, but the way the brain is activated or moved into different types of brainwave patterns using this ancient technology. This is why in certain traditions, if you are blessed to receive a specific mantra (to clear your karma), the meaning isn’t revealed to you; it is in part, irrelevant.
Another approach to mediation is by utilizing specific frequencies, ultimately to the same end. In modern times, we’ve seen the popularity of binaural beats grow. Using this technology, the user wears headphones and two slightly different frequencies are played in each ear. Our brain can resolve the difference between the sounds, by makeing a frequency in-between the two sounds. Your brain activity then matches this in-between frequency thereby entraining the brain into a certain brainwave patterns based on the binaural beat chosen. When we take this idea a step further, at The Starlight House, we combine light to stimulate the pineal gland (frequency following response), sound and vibration to loll the body into a chosen state. Once in such states, we become receptive to self-healing, higher states of consciousness, and/or insights from the higher mind.
In fact, sound may be the most intimate way we can connect with Source.
When we look to Tibetan monks, we find they utilize mandalas in all sorts of practices to harmonize themselves to the sacred sounds of the Universe and instigate healing in themselves and the collective. These mandalas ARE the visualized representation of certain sounds. We can observe these patterns more readily in modern times using cymatics. Cymatics is the study of sound and vibration made visible, typically on the surface of a plate, diaphragm, or membrane. As we increase the frequency to the plate, the complexity of the sacred geometry formed by the sand becomes more complex. We can also observe, that as we raise the frequency there is a period in which chaos or the breaking down of one structure must occur before being reassembled into its new form or higher vibrational structure. These oscillations between chaos and structure remind us of the primary way in which the Universe functions through creation, preservation, and destruction (in Hindu mythology, the three forms of Brahma). These reminders can be particularly helpful when traversing through personal times of change and growth as well as, the collective’s evolution. For the new to be born, it must be proceeded by a time of destruction and chaos.
Whether you resonate more with the ancient spiritual traditions or are a modern age technology junkie one thing is for sure, the use of sound and frequency has the potential to alter our consciousness and connect us with the divine blueprint of life. Think how you may currently use music to alter your mood and set the tone for an experience. Now is the time to activate and connect with your own source of divine intelligence through the conscious use of sound. If we want to see a change in the collective, we must first start by increasing and amplifying our own vibrations. As Gregg Braden said, “Just the way sound creates visible waves as it travels through a droplet of water, our “belief waves” ripple through the quantum fabric of the universe to become our bodies and the healing, abundance, and peace-or disease, lack, and suffering-that we experience in life. And just the way we can tune a sound to change its patterns, we can tune our beliefs to preserve or destroy all that we cherish, including life itself.”