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Norma Gentile and Ruth
(Behold) is an improvisation from a live concert.
The two singers are myself and Ruth Cunningham. We
had no music or text planned. We simply arrived at
a point in the concert where the energy that had
built up in the room needed to be addressed. Both
Ruth and I feel connected to Mary and the Divine
Feminine. This was our improvised song to invoke
the presence of Mary, so that the compassion within
her Divine Feminine presence could receive the
energies of those issues ready to be released by
the audience. Notice the dissonance between notes
that give way to consonant intervals. It is the
play between tension and release that helps you to
identify and to let go of what no longer serves
your soul's journey.
soprano and medieval harp
lovely heart song of praise to Mary, Ave Maris
Stella, features Ruth Cunningham singing and
playing medieval harp. This healing song is her own
composition, from her musical album,
In both sound healing and quiet energy healing I find that
issues must first arise into our awareness before they can
be released. When an issue and its related energetic pattern
is pushed or pulled out of someone's body without the
permission of their soul, I believe that the pattern will be
recreated. This allows the soul to receive the experience it
needs to have from healing the pattern itself.
As the issues arise that our soul is ready to heal, they may
make our bodies uncomfortable or bring up strong emotions or
reveal depression. For me sound healing has to do with
helping us find stillness within discomfort. When we are no
longer reacting to something, we can release it. As long as
we are reacting to an issue, we are generating energetic
cords between the issue and ourselves. When we come into
that state of no-reaction or neutrality towards something we
cease to generate energies that bind it to us.
Each time we enter into a state of stillness we have the
potential to understand more deeply an issue of our lives.
It takes practice to hold stillness while also having in our
awareness an issue that is causing us pain. Our natural
reaction is to without push the issue away from our thoughts
or let ourselves find a quick fix for it. Either solution
will temporarily remove the pain that the issue is causing
us. But neither will allow our soul to glean the experience
of learning and growth it desires to receive by going
through and ultimately resolving the issue.
Music helps us maintain that still place where we can hold
an uncomfortable issue. Particularly music in a language
that we do not understand. This frees our brain from
functioning and thinking linearly about our issue. Music
that is based on medieval or Eastern modes and has an
harmonic drone supports the brain to function as a whole,
not as two halves. This allows "out of the box" ideas to
arise more easily.
Music naturally creates both tension, as dissonance, and
release, as consonance. As our body experiences a moment of
dissonance in music, such as two notes rubbing together in a
minor 2nd, we contract energetically. Issues in our life,
which exist as energetic disturbances in the auric space
around our body are much more tangible during that moment.
While the rest of our aura has contracted, they remain the
same size. It is like letting the water out of a swimming
pool. Suddenly all the dirt that was suspended in the water
is very visibly sitting on the bottom of the pool!
But this lasts only a moment. As the notes of music move
into consonance again, we relax, and our aura returns to its
normal size. Our issues are still contained within our
energy field. But there may be just a little bit less of
them. With each contraction we become aware of some
discomfort. As we follow the music back out into expansion,
some small portion of the discomfort releases from us.
Healing is offered each time there is this motion of
dissonance (tension, causing contraction) and consonance
(release, causing expansion). The music itself is not doing
the healing. The music is offering a meditative state into
which your consciousness steps. Within this meditation is
the possibility of no-reaction, or neutrality.
As your body and auric field move with the music,
contracting and expanding, those bits of any issue that are
ready to be resolved can be resolved, and their related
energy patterns in the aura are released.
Healing through music happens in small increments. Your soul
determines when it is ready to release a pattern.
Occasionally you may notice a deep sigh coming from your
body. This sort of validation may be useful for your mind to
notice. Usually it happens in the silence directly after a
song. In this silence your body is saying "yes" to the
healing changes that your soul has chosen. In the process of
breathing out your body releases what no longer fits the
journey of your soul.
is a classically trained musician and sound healer who
specializes in improvisational sacred music from varied
spiritual traditions. Her newest CD, Light
is available at iTunes, Amazon.com and CDBaby.com Ruth is
also a founding member of the Anonymous
She has performed throughout the United States, Europe and
the Far East.