by Sarah Rose
Our entire existence is a great symphony of vibration. Sound is a condensed form of life force energy or "chi". The whole body responds to sound. Sound works directly on the nervous system, radiating energy, creating specific effects according to frequency and intensity. The human ear can only hear sound vibrations between 20 and 20,000 cycles per second, although we also perceive sound by skin and bone conduction, ingesting and consuming it with the whole body. At a cellular level, this stimulus is understood and assimilated.
Scientific studies show that sound can produce changes in the autonomic, immune, endocrine and neuropeptide systems. Every atom, molecule, cell, gland, and organ of the human body absorbs and emits sound. The entire body, as well as our brain waves in a relaxed state, vibrates at a fundamental frequency of about eight cycles per second, literally entraining and attuning us to the basic electromagnetic field of the earth itself! The word "resonance" comes from the Latin word "resonantia," which means, "to echo."
To resonate means to reinforce or prolong a particular vibration in one location by using a similar vibration in another location. All objects are resonators, transmitting and responding to specific frequencies of vibration. Vibrational medicine works on the principle of resonance.
A Vibrational Medicine practitioner is able to communicate with these frequencies for patients, either directly or through the use of instrumentation, and to influence these frequencies for the better.
Actively using vibrational modalities activates the deeper functions of our nervous systems, which tap into the source of our deepest life experience, where deep healing occurs. Our innate healer within is able to better rejuvenate and replenish us, enhance creativity, inspiration, and the desire to fulfill our evolutionary potential.
Searle, Tesla, Keely, Carr, and others localized energy to ever-higher densities by using different types of energy. The late Dr. Hans Jenny, a Swiss scientist, more recently replicated the original work of Ernst Chladni. He rendered vibrations into physical forms, using sand, iron filings, and other materials, creating a multitude of kaleidoscopic images. This study of patterns and shapes is called cymatics. Cymatics comes from the Greek Word "kyma", meaning "a great wave."
The realization of cymatics is that the areas of least activity are a direct result of interference between high energy flows, forming "nodes" of stillness, or least activity, when measured with surrounding energy flows or activity levels.
Force is continually concentrated from the outside movements of energy and high activity with the end result of deflecting mass towards those "zones of stillness" resulting from interference.
In order to protect the integrity of a structure from being torn apart by excess vibration stimulated by the medium in which it resides, the mass will naturally locate to the areas of least activity.
Just like ballast in a submarine, free energy is simply the establishment of a sufficiently high energy density in a contained area, which causes the mass to escape to the density layer, which matches itself.
Sir Peter Guy Masters, a renowned lecturer and British medical doctor has developed an unusual healing modality referred to as "Cymatic Therapy". Cymatic therapy is based on the principle that every cell in the body is controlled by an electromagnetic field which resonates at its own particular sound frequency. Each molecule or group of cells of which an organ or tissue is composed, has its own individual sound pattern and emits a vibration peculiar to this pattern. Taking this one step further, the entire body has a composite harmonic frequency with its own personal vibratory rate as unique as a fingerprint.
It is stressed that cymatics is not a curative modality solely within itself, but is rather a system which is capable of stimulating natural regulatory and immunological systems while producing a near optimum metabolic state for a particular tissue or organ of the human body. It is an innovative therapy, requiring no drugs or surgery, but produces astounding results.
Many other modern scientists and doctors are translating this work into medical practice as well. Mitchell Gaynor, M.D., medical director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at the Weill Medical Center, and author of the book, Sounds of Healing, uses crystal bowls and Tibetan bowls in his practice with his patients. He chronicles a thorough study of sound healing and a holistic approach to mind-body healing.
Fabian Maman, a musician, acupuncturist, martial artist, and bioenergetician, outlines an in-depth process of using sound on specific acupuncture meridians and etheric acupuncture points to effect healing. For example, he places a tuning fork with the fundamental note of each meridian on the command point of the meridian. To move energy along the meridian, he creates a musical interval between two points. The interval of the fifth stimulates, and the interval of the third sedates the energy.
Jeffrey Thompson, D.C., practices a technique called "Sonic Induction Therapy," using primordial sounds and sounds of nature to promote healing at the cellular level. Jonathan Goldman, John Beaulieu, Steven Halpern, Tom Kenyon, Sherry Edwards, Susan Alexjander, and a host of others are working in various ways with vibrational healing.
Just as there is an endless list of components of our human DNA structure common to all humans, so too is the vibrational structure of our subtle bodies, the auric layers of the human energy field. As the subtle bodies become balanced, aligned and more organized, this higher level of organization is reflected in the physical body as emotional, mental, and physical health, as well as higher consciousness.
A substantial portion of the common vibrational formula is related to our subtle bodies. A mathematician from the thirteenth century, Leonardo Fibonacci, discovered a mathematical sequence, known as the Fibonacci sequence. It has been observed throughout nature. This sequence is a derivative of what we refer to as the Golden Mean Ratio progression (1/2, 2/3, 3/5, 5/8, 8/13, etc.). This is the common primary sequence of the vibrational formula to the counter-rotating fields of the human chakra system.
Many sound systems are utilized for healing, and they all work! Perhaps it is an oversimplification to search for a single note which heals a certain organ or chakra. A combination, possibly a plethora of sounds, is what really effects change, and there seems to be no overdosing!
We are all veritable mandalas, beautiful and unique. Just as the chakras are interrelated, and do not function in isolation, so are our other systems. One musical note promotes stillness; more provide movement and change. One person may benefit from certain notes at one time, and other notes at another time. Depending on the different combinations of notes, one may experience sedation or stimulation. Following are the keynotes and their corresponding colors, cycles, and Hertz:
Our bodies are crystalline in structure. When working with crystals, there may be profound effects on the organs, tissues, and cells, as well as the circulatory, endocrine, and metabolic systems. Because bone is the only rigid crystal system in the body, it is the major antennae for receiving information into the body and transferring it, through its crystalline properties, to the rest of the body. Our bone structure resonates with all levels of nutrient energy, as it is resonantly transferred from the chakras, brain, mind, nervous system, heart, AND resonating external frequencies, such as music, chanting and thought. Crystals are fossilized water, formed when water combines with an element under certain conditions of pressure, temperature and energy. As a crystal, the element is able to express itself as a more unified and ordered being.
Silica sand, combined with water becomes quartz crystal. Quartz crystals have many physical properties. They amplify, transform, store, focus, and transfer energy. We see the results in microphones, radio and television equipment, timepieces, laser tools, and computers to name a few.
Thoughts are energy forms--chi. When thoughts interact with a crystal, those thoughts are changed to more harmonic forms, which change brainwave frequencies, showing possible alterations in consciousness. Combined with our powerful thoughts, our intentions are vibrations of affirmation and prayers, if you will. Sound is a mighty vehicle of personal and planetary transformation.
Crystal singing bowls, too, containing the qualities of amplification, storage, transfer, and transformation, are powerful tools in effecting change in one's life. It is important to approach the use of crystal bowls with a reverence for the potential contained in combining intention with the properties of crystal.
Our scientific assumptions are based on scientific observations, and theories, which support them. Basic assumptions are periodically revised under the pressure of new observations and accompanying theories. Revisions of assumptions are very painful because they destabilize the social organization of science. The "umbilical cord" which feeds it may be obstructed. Yet, it is in this very process of challenging basic assumptions that progress is made. There is an old joke, which states, "If facts do not fit the theory, it is too bad...for the facts."
For example, the properties of crystal have long been recognized. The introduction of crystal singing bowls has effected transformation, individually and globally. What if we are pioneering one of the greatest tools the planet has seen? What if their uses are in their infancy, beginning their history? What if we cannot yet comprehend the power of such simple tools? Consider the possibilities of crystal singing bowls, combined with High Intention, to finally bring peace to the planet!
© 2002, Sarah Rose