THAT PROFOUND SOUND
SOUND AS A HEALING VEHICLE
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Historically, sound has been used as a point of focus and invocation in meditation, prayer, healing, and ritual throughout much of the world. As with so much that is mystical, our culture has lost touch with the nature of sound as a healing vehicle. Yet more and more healers and musicians are focusing on the power sound has on our bodies and on our well-being. There are two principal aspects to sound, as I see them, in healing and ritual. One aspect of sound, like a chant or mantra, creates a point of focus for the mindforce, through which one's intent forms a basic structure, or energetic grid, through which energy may flow, be contained, invoked or built into a healing mechanism. The other aspect is the carrier force of the sound itself. This is dual in nature. The sound becomes a river upon which, through which, an energy may flow. The sound also has an intention, a vibration, an essence, or resonance, which can be a healing mechanism.
As one becomes involved with sound as a healing mechanism, whether through one's own intuitive guidance, or some traditional manner, one sees the power, which sound creates, unfold. We can see the traditional use of this power by looking at the Afrikan or Native American shaman invoking celestial allies through chant, song, and prayer, drum or rattle in hand, healing the imbalances in one of his or her people. We can see it in an entire Native American village chanting ancient rites to the corn maiden at planting time, or an Israeli village granting blessings upon a newly married couple through song and dance. We can look at an African-American gospel choir pouring out their hearts in song, reaching remarkable states of ecstasy and joy. Or we can look at an East Indian playing citar, focusing through power of meditation and specific ancient scales, invoking the balance and harmony of a specific deity (or energy stream) into the room. With any of these examples, and throughout most native cultures, sound is and has been used as a point of focus of creative intent and invocation of divine energies. Sound is a vehicle through which one may carry one's message to the divine, and through which one may merge with, and express, the creative divine.
The path to sound as a healing vehicle begins within the self. By exploring deep inside ourself, we can easily tap into our own ancient mysteries, unfelt feelings, and creative energies through the use of sound. That sound may come out in the form of "unchained melodies", improvisational "noise"' or cries of an infant unborn, but by paying attention to the sounds a particular wave of energy within our body wishes to make, we can create a truely healing process for ourself, and, eventually, for others. This process requires a certain degree of trust and release of inhibition, yet that doubt or inhibition itself is a form of fear keeping our creative, expressive powers at bay. Whatever form of release we wish to use, the nature of healing and empowerment is to release the fear or limiting process within the self, and walk into the creative impulse resonating deep within our seat of being.
By sounding that creative impulse, which is our expressive self, we can walk through all of our agony and pain, fears and prejudices, and all limiting thoughtforms we have created within ourself, in this and other lifetimes, which bind us from our creative, expressive self. All of those devastating habits and self-agonizing behaviors, which have been built through years or lifetimes of reacting to traumatic circumstances or lack of nourishment, have embedded themselves in our fibers. They have been impacting on and diminishing the very core of our being, driving us in involutive spirals in upon, rather than expansive, expressive spirals out from, that core of being. The sound itself can resonate and discharge those emotional energies which have been locked so long in our bodies, within our tissue, within our cellular memories, our emotional and energetic bodies. Sound therapists can guide and nurture us on the path to self-healing through connecting with our own inner sound, our own inner child, and help us express it.
That inner child holds abundant energy, abundant love and grace. And, through letting the noise and confusion of the outer self, one can hear her/his deeper, more intimate self sounding, resonating, at first ever so timid and quiet; but with each breath, with each courageous expression of that child self, feel waves of joy and hope break through all the pain and doubt we have built around us. It may be painful at first. But with courage and determination we can break through the pain and fear, and find unlimited oceans of beauty and wisdom emerging from within ourself.
The Nature of Thoughtforms, and Their Effect Upon the Etheric Body
To help us understand this process
a little further, let us look more deeply at the nature of
our energetic bodies and the creation of limiting forms of energy
within them. We have often heard that we create our own
The nature of that reality is so complex it seems
to comprehend just how that might be. Yet, when we look at
the nature of thoughtform, and how it works as a
force, it becomes apparent that the development of a
light-building field of energy around us, through our own
and actions, with our own creative will and intent,
a major key to our continued well-being. For
energy field, built as "thoughtform", is an electromagnetic
grid that attracts or dispels other
energies around us, dependent upon the nature of its intent.
Why Heal The Etheric Body/ The Nature of Creative Will and Intent
The sound worker sees an
link between sound, light, and creative intent. Once we
the nature of our energetic self, we begin to see the importance
of the content and intent of our thoughts and actions, and how these
The physical body is but one level
of expression of our spirit-self. Beyond the physical
are primarily 6 etheric fields of energy which comprise our
self. These fields or energy bodies are
through our 7 major chakras (energy centers) within the
and are interconnected with the divine centers of heaven
earth through spirals of light energy which course through the
and these sacred centers. These centers resonate more and more
levels of energy which radiate through the body in our light field.
The Use of Creative Will and Intent in Sound Healing
The sound healer uses the focus of
to create a channel through which divine energies,
"higher resonances", may be poured
the recipient's energy field. The primary
focus of intent is on being a clear vessel, to
allow the greatest good to manifest for
individual's well-being. Once the
has begun, the focus of intent may become more
specific. The healer, for instance,
may see an ingrained pattern of thought (energy) within the
energy field, which is constricting the recipient's energy flow,
and may call upon specific energetic tools to
or transform it. That pattern may be
in a limiting behavior or illness in the
life. Or the focus may remain more general,
the doorway through which divine energies may enter the more
planes and work within the recipient's field for the greatest good.
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Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, is a gifted intuitive, teacher, and sound healer, trained in classical healing and shamanic traditions, and sacred sound cultures. He teaches internationally, and practices in Vermont, USA, at the Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies. Zacciah shares authentic trainings in the nature of human consciousness, explorations into the Shamanic worlds of Earth Energies & awareness, and teachings on the nature of sound, and sacred sound practices, as a therapeutic healing modality. His in depth understanding provides life transforming experiences into the authentic nature, being, and wellness of who we are as spiritual beings, and how to develop that nature. He is Director of Education at the International Sound Healing Network, & co-founder & Director of the World Sound Healing and All One Now Network of organizations working for global peace. He is, also, a founding board member of the Sound and Music Alliance. Zacciah, also, offers musical instruments of sacred sound cultures, & sound healing tools, at www.sunreed.com.
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