An article on Sound, Healing,
"...a person often sighs and moans upon hearing some melody,
recalling the nature of the celestial harmony."
- Hildegard of Bingen
As a child, and again
as an adult, I experienced the Cosmic Symphony. It played as
I slept, full of chords and melodies so natural, so
beautiful that upon awakening I could remember them. As a
child I assumed that writing music was easy. One simply
learned how to write these sounds down in musical notation.
I couldn't wait to learn to read and write music onto paper.
After six years of training in music at a university, I
understand the art of musical notation. I now await the
innocence to again hear the Symphonies play while I am lucid
enough to write them down.
And so here is where attunement comes in. The word 'at-tune-ment' means what you think it means - to be in tune with. So what do you choose to be in tune with? During my first attunement I realized my orientation was actually to a nearly intangible realm. There was a lot more to the world then I was acknowledging. I knew about invisible or subtle realms, but had conveniently 'forgotten' them. My first attunement was a wake-up call to this invisible realm, which I know now as a blue-print for my sturdier physical world.
"Remember that the
only difference between things is one of vibration.
Seven years into the
attunement process, I find that the music of the Cosmic
Symphony is again audible to me when I am awake. It has
become so normal that on occasions when I can not hear it
clearly (aboard a jet plane, during extreme fatigue or
emotional stress) I seek it out in meditation. Some sounds
are my own body and its parts. Other tones are sounded as
Beings pass through my awareness, each Being having a note
and a place in my head or body where they resound. Objects,
food, animals and other people all have sounds. Some of the
strongest sounds are those made by the emotional energy of a
group working in a conscious manner.
Where does Attunement come from?
How does it fit in with other healing modalities
Attunement comes not
from any one source, not even from what I know of as SOURCE,
but rather from the interconnectedness of ALL. This ALL
exists beyond this space, time and dimension. It is more
vast than consciousness itself. Attunement is a principle. I
find that love is both the power of attunement and the key
for understanding it. All of creation is held in the
unconditional love of attunement. It is indeed the space
-Rudolph Steiner, The Inner Nature of Music and the Experience of Tone
light-workers and therapists recognize that music impacts
the entire body. I find that I feel music with my aura -
particularly with the subtle emotional body. When I listen
to a piece of music I can feel in my own body the extent to
which the musicians were in alignment with Source. Certain
singers help me sing better just by listening to them as I
travel to my own concerts. My body resonates with their
sound. It 'hears' how free and comfortable their body and
spirit was while making the recording, and this ease is
duplicated in my own body and Being.Seeing or sensing beings
in the subtle realms responding to music is not unusual. In
other dimensions music may well be considered to be the
fabric of existence.
-Marsilio Ficino (sixteenth century musician and philosopher),
quoted from "Performance: Revealing the Orpheus Within" by Anthony Rooley
traditions link the planets to the chakras and endocrine
glands. I note that the emphasis in Ficino's thought is on
receiving a quality or 'benefit' after establishing our own
conscious link with a celestial body. It is the interplay
between the manifest external and the seemingly internal
which is the playground of sound. The principle of
resonance, like-exciting-like to motion, is a primary one in
healing. According to Rudolph Steiner a tone comes towards
us from the world and meets the tone coming from within our
body when we sing. The origin of that inner tone is the
pineal gland. It is also the highest gland in the physical
endocrine glands is a connecting link between God and the physical being. The first six of the endocrine glands form contacts which relate to the unconscious realm of physical function, that is automatic functions, etc. The vibrations received from the pineal gland activate the auric radiations which form the mind, intensifying them to the point where consciousness becomes positive (i.e. responsive to God or Source)."
-Uranda, "Orient and Occident" from The Third Sacred School
I think of mantras as
any sound which is being used for conscious creation. Some
common ones are "Money" and Love", as well as longer ones
like "I am angry" or "I want..." I am learning my own power
to create my world with my beliefs, which are expressed
again and again in my daily mantras. The sounding of these
mantras simply reinforces what my creative abilities are
intending. But it is the combination of intention, sound and
love which allows this creation to be my reality.
as you solidify it through praise and thanksgiving. Therefore you see the great reason for the many psalms of praise and thanksgiving."
-Uranda, "Instantaneous Manifestation" from The Third Sacred School
We can scarcely go
through a moment without thinking or saying words. "Beneath
these words are the vibrations of the tone upon which they
travel. Tone is the underlying force operating in our lives.
To understand this, enhances our ability to create what we
wish and to give form and substance to the ideas in our
minds." This comes from one of the earliest books regarding
sound and creation, "Toning - The Creative Power of the
Voice" by Laurel Elizabeth Keyes. She also states quite
It is my belief that
music has many functions. Ultimately it will replace all
that I know and become what I rely on for creation, for
information, for communication, and for my very existence.
What is known as music in the third dimension is a very
limited hearing of a vast Cosmic Symphony. Each planet, each
Being, each life sings within this Symphony. Sings not just
to create something, but sings because it exists. My
physical and subtle bodies 'sing' as they exude energy in
the electro-magnetic spectrum which relates to various