Music as medicine: sound affects things both etheric & material ...
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We are all in vibration, we are all energy. In fact, everything is energy and carries a vibrational frequency. Sound affects the state of things both etheric and material by altering vibrational frequencies. Where and how vibration is moved and directed determines its state and form. In conjunction with musical performance and recording, I work with people who are interested in shifting their "state of being" through sound work--either acting as a guide to help them find their voice or employing my own voice with focused intention to change both inner and outer environs. Supporting a shift in state of being through music (and voice in particular) can be particularly comforting for people transition from this life to the next, or in soothing a mother in childbirth and welcoming in a bright new being to this plane.
In my experience, intentionally focused sound can promote shifts in consciousness and substantive, lasting emotional, even physical healing. Allowing ourselves the freedom to make sounds lets us tap into aspects of ourselves for which there often are no words. opening and giving voice to the body, whatever it needs to express, Allowing those parts of ourselves (that we may have kept hidden or felt ashamed to reveal) to finally have a voice, creating space for the voices of our shadows, allowing waves of emotions to release through sound--these things, in my opinion, are primordial. Collectively it seems we've forgotten how or perhaps shamed one another into silence... with practice and support we can find our true voices, both literally and figuratively. ~ susan duMett, vox v