The Alchemy of Mind Body & Sound
by Miranda Munro
You finally make it home frazzled, tired and in a state sensory overload, perhaps without even recognising it. Your day has been an onslaught of clatter and chatter, bathing you in a constant soup of noise, a barrage of vibrations. Then the drive home is accompanied by a cacophony of beeping and belching traffic, periodically broken by the knife of a siren slicing through the air.
The assault of unhealthy vibrations probably doesn't let up until you are peacefully tucked up in bed. Before which there is the TV, the phone, the screaming kids and the neighbour’s dog. We live in an ocean of vibration whether it is harmful or good for us, it exists none the less.
Einstein was quoted as stating “everything in life is vibration”
Considering this we can hardly escape it. Moving to the quiet of isolation surrounded by the peace of nature is not a practical option for most of us, nor are there many places that are free from this sonic pollution.
Understanding the nature of vibration is a good starting place. Quantum physics states that everything in the universe is energy, and on the sub atomic level there is no matter, just pure energy. Nothing rests; everything is in a constant state of movement and vibration. Although something looks and feels solid to us it is in fact millions of subatomic particles rapidly moving.
How does this have any bearing on our daily lives? The answer is in a quantum degree!
In 1974 Bio-Physicist, Dr Colin McClare discovered that frequencies of vibrating energy were 100 times more effective in relaying information to our biological system than physical signals like hormones and neurotransmitters.
The problem we experience in the world today is that we are bombarded on a daily basis by sound and frequencies, both heard and below or above our hearing range. These frequencies have an effect on our own frequencies often creating dissonance and discord within our systems.
Each body has its own unique complex symphony of frequency, when you are balanced and in tune you will feel light, happy, well and in balance. If conversely you are out of tune you will feel negative, frustrated, depressed and unwell or out of “sorts”.
In the same way that outside vibrations can affect our systems so too can our thoughts and emotions. Feelings or thoughts of fear, or those of a negative nature vibrate much lower that the opposing feelings or thoughts of love and compassion.
Being out of balance with our frequencies will ultimately lead to dis-ease. Deepak Chopra said “The body is held together by sound, the presence of disease indicates that some sounds have gone out of balance” With the help of vibrational medicine and frequency healing tools you can rebalance your vibrational system. These modalities are safe and can be used in conjunction with modern medicine.
The late Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, who was the director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at the Cornell Cancer Prevention Centre in New York, said “If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.”
If this is the case how can we personally use sound to correct these imbalances? We have all experienced the power a song has to imbue us with emotion or feeling, or have felt the peace hearing a bubbling stream or listening to the ebb and flow of the waves at the seaside. We can employ the services of a trained sound therapist or we can utilise sound in an aware way. Choosing the music or sounds that you know calm you after a busy day, walking or sitting in nature listening to the sounds of birds, wind, water or chirping of the crickets. We can hum, chant, sing or just make spontaneous sound. In fact our voice is the most powerful of all sound tools for wellness.
Sound has the ability to assist the brain to release different neurochemicals and hormones such as endorphins the body’s natural opiates. Other effects are increased oxygen to the cells, reduction of stress hormones and lowered blood pressure.
If this sounds good to you, the next time you return home frazzled and out of sync take some time out and utilise the power of sound to help you come back into tune.
Kyela Sound Therapy is a modality created by Miranda Munro cofounder of The Australian College of Sound Therapy. They offer a Diploma in Kyela Sound Therapy now available in Adelaide. See them at the Adelaide WHOLE LIFE EXPO. 7-8 October 2017. © Miranda Munro from Kyela Sound 2017