SOUNDS OF CREATION
"How did time begin?
In the beginning it was only darkness and a bare land, until a culture of heroes, supernatural beings in fact, awoke, broke through the earth and emerged from its cracks. They travelled across this dark, formless land creating sacred sites, mountains and valleys, giving birth to its surface as they went.
And they did so using the power of only 3 sacred songs..."
This is the story of creation told by aboriginal tribes of Australia, one of the oldest cultures in the world. While it may sound a bit far-out, it has actually been proven that sound emerges constantly from the center of the earth, and that shapes such as mounds and hills are formed as a result of this vibration.
Indeed, the bible also described the "first day" in the following way:
"The First Day: Light. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.…"
That God "said" let there be light, and then there was light, is key in indicating that the ultimate original force of creation was sound, more specifically, the sound of God's voice.
"Vishnu awoke as the darkness had ended, at the sound of the Ohm..." Hindu writings indicate in a similar way.
The ancient Egyptians talk about the Universe being "sung" into creation.
We were told that with a "shout and a sound of a trumpet the walls of Jericho came tumbling down..."
In fact, every culture or religion has it's own version of believing that the power of sound is the first creative force of everything. Sound, preceded light, which preceded the electromagnetic field, which preceded all of creation.
In the temple world, ancient Egyptians were famous for using sound in the chambers of temples to regrow organs and to heal initiates who were ill or needed help accessing the divine forces.
Ancient masters believed that everything was sound, and that sound was the basic primordial causative force in the universe. Sacred words would be spoken and inanimate objects would come to life, things would levitate.
Science catches up:
Today's scientists are beginning to catch up...
In the field of cymatics, Prof. Hans Jenny, a Swiss scientist, found that when sound waves passed through various kinds of malleable matter, such as paste and sand, they caused the formation of geometric patterns.
Following Jenny’s lead, photographer Alexander Lauterwasser photographed the patterns on the surface of water set into motion by the sound of pure sine waves, vocal music and music by Beethoven. Looking at these patterns, we can begin to imagine how creation by sound might occur. (See images below)
Most famously, the New York Times on 09th February 1988, almost 31 years ago today, published the following:
"Physicists and chemists report that the development of powerful sound generators has prompted new research in the applications of ultrasound, sound emitted at frequencies of 20,000 cycles per second or more. These generators are capable of producing narrow beams of sound which, although inaudible to humans, are far more intense than the roar of a jet engine. (Normal hearing extends only to frequencies up to about 16,000 cycles per second.) Ultrasonic beams, directed into ordinary liquids, can create microscopic hot spots that glow with a heat nearly as intense as that of the surface of the sun. The beams can make, break or rearrange molecules, control the crystalline structure of matter and even levitate objects or blobs of liquid. Ultrasonic irradiation, some experts believe, will underlie much of the technology of the 21st century."
This was a key revolutionary statement, for if you can rearrange molecules, you can transform.
Prof. Hans Jenny, a Swiss scientist, found that when sound waves passed through various kinds of malleable matter, such as paste and sand, they caused the formation of geometric patterns. Above images show sand re-arranging geometrically as they are affected by sound.
Photographer Alexander Lauterwasser photographed the patterns on the surface of water set into motion by the sound of pure sine waves, vocal music and music by Beethoven. Looking at these patterns, we can begin to imagine how creation by sound might occur.
In 2011, professor Anthony Holland from the music department at Skidmore university made a discovery that shocked the science department when he found that sound can even cure cancer. He demonstrated this in a Ted talk to this effect in which he shows ovarian and leukemia cancer cells on camera, via microscope, being filmed while they are being affected by sound frequency. The cancer cells can be seen being destroyed and new cells trying to be created being disappear before our eyes.
Regarding energy and consciousness, sound has historically been used for growth and expansion, for instance through the famous chants of the Buddhists or instruments used in clearing such as gongs and Tibetan singing bowls. Today, sound healing has become a very popular, widespread practise to cure illnesses and help spiritual growth.
For the past 25 years one man has emerged as a pioneer in that field. Artist Jonathan Goldman has even won a Grammy for his work creating tracks which are called Chakra music, which actually affects and enhances your energetic field. His music is varied, some are tracks could be played at concerts or parties while others are simply great background or meditation music.
So we have seen that music and sound affects molecular structures, matter, and we have also seen that it creates geometric patterns. Since we, and our homes, are molecular systems which are also geometric patterns, it's clear that using music and sound correctly in our space will affect our wellbeing and transformative powers.
There are 4 ways of using sound in your sacred space:
1- Be mindful of all music you listen to in your home, for the entire cellular structure of the space will be affected by the energy frequency of what is being played.
2- Using instruments for meditation and spatial alignments: it's a great idea to get a gong, a Tibetan singing bowl, a percussion instrument or anything else that can make conscious sound. Use these instruments every day for some energetic alignment. It is said that playing a gong for 10 minutes every day can prevent any disease from happening.
3- Play music in the background as much as possible especially while you are taking care of your home or when you are working. For instance, did you ever notice how much "better you work" when you are at a café rather than at home? That is usually because of the white noise of the café which occupies the left part of your brain allowing your right brain to get creative. Playing Gregorian music while you are working will have a similar effect.
4-Last and most importantly, leave music on while you are out of the house. As you begin to treat your home like a living being, a temple, you will find that it may feel alone or neglected when it is empty, with no company. Leaving on some conscious music while you are out is a great idea for purifying and amplifying energy.
Make sure the music or sound you use in any of the 4 cases is "high-vibration" and heartful.
It's easy to spot music which is more "low vibration" as it sounds harsher to the ears or may use some rude words, it's important to simply spend time tuning in to how your being feels when a certain type of music is playing.
When the music is done correctly it “moves” us and it is usually based on a seven tone scale. In the past, music was always based on seven tones, but modern music is not always...
So listening to older tracks is great, especially classical music.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the most recommended for being heartful and high-vibration, Jean-Sebastian Bach is great, I tend to leave on the Goldberg series while I am out of the house.
It's also great to play Jonathan Goldman's tracks as much as possible, while you are meditating, while you are out, or simply in the background as it has been proven to have intensifying effects on energy fields.
I do love playing Gregorian tracks while I am doing spatial alignments, studies have shown that playing Gregorian chants in churches has increased consciousness by up to 400%.
And lastly, buy yourself a gong or a Tibetan bowl, you can get a basic one for under 30e online, and play it for a few minutes every day. Listen to the sound it produces and let your mind be carried away by its vibration.
These musical instruments can enable us to disconnect from the thinking mind and allow us to connect to our higher selves.
Most of all,