by Flicka Rahn
World cultures for millennia have recognized the importance of music and sound as healing tools. Ancient civilizations in India, the Orient, Africa, Europe, Australia and the Americas have for thousands of years used sound to heal and achieve inner balance.
The Tibetans still use tingshas (bells), chimes, metal singing bowls, dharma horns and chanting as the foundation of their spiritual practice.
In many cultures, sound continues to play a major role in spiritual practice. In Bali, Indonesia, the trance-inducing gamelan, gong and drum are used in ceremonies to take listeners and musical performers into deep meditative states. The Australian Aboriginal and Native American shamans use vocal toning and repetitive sound vibration with instruments created from nature in sacred ceremony to adjust any imbalance of the spirit, emotions or physical being. I have personally experienced the songs (Icaros) of the Shipibo Amazonian shaman in sacred ceremony, and the effect was life-changing.
We who are part of the modern Western culture have discovered that singing bowls created from 99.9 percent pure quartz crystal are powerful healing tools. Interestingly, our physical body has a natural affinity to this molecular shape, as the human body is composed of many crystallite substances. Our bones, blood, cells and DNA are crystalline in structure, as well as the liquid crystal-colloidal structure of the brain. Even on a molecular level, our cells contain silica, which balance and facilitate our electro-magnetic energy flow.
Our bodies are literally singing with frequencies and vibrations. We know that chakras, bones and organs in our bodies possess different resonant frequencies, which is the frequency at which matter vibrates at an optimal level.
When an organ or part of the body is not in harmony or “vibrationally out of phase” with the rest of the body, it is called “dis-ease” or disease. A body is in a healthy state when each organ is in a state of resonance and in harmony with the entire body organism. We can assess this state by observing the balance within the chakra system (either by visual assessment, kinesthetic or by pendulum). If an imbalance is found, a sound therapist can break up, dissolve and release these blockages, which initially began in the light or etheric body, using the sound of crystal bowls. These imbalances can be caused by things like negative thoughts, a toxic environment, an unhealthy diet, fear, anxiety, worry, stress and more.
By aligning to the signature wave form of the crystal singing bowl, the body can begin to express a more harmonious condition. The unique sound transmits a pure holographic template of light that corresponds to the octaves of sound present within our etheric body. Since sound frequency can be translated into color frequency, the body may be seen as a color wash of visible frequency that produces an auric color field reflecting all of the emotional states of consciousness. Learn more about this by exploring Kirlian photography.
The visual spectrum has correlating wave frequencies in the auditory spectrum. There are seven musical notes that correspond to the seven colors of the rainbow, and these are related to the seven main chakras, which in turn correspond to different glands in the endocrine system. The pure tone emanating from crystal bowls produces a vibrational sound field that resonates the light body and chakras and the corresponding physical area, creating a “re-tuning” of the receiver back into a heightened level of etheric radiance, clarity and physical well-being. The etheric body may be re-tuned by the sound, but it can take time for the physical body to respond to the newly created landscape.
Like a powerful radio transmitter, the crystal bowls transmit energy in the form of white light sound filling a person’s aura, light body and physical body with vibrational radiance. This radiance holds within its holographic sound all expressions of frequency and vibration, including the seven main colors of the rainbow, the colors of each chakra and the seven notes in a musical octave. As a result, there is a positive shift in consciousness and a profound expansion of awareness. We grow closer to our original selves and begin to reflect this radiance in our physical form. We become physical and spiritual carriers of this radiant light, healing and uplifting all.
Flicka Rahn holds a master’s degree in music and a master’s degree in counseling. She is a sound therapist at the Integrative Healing Institute in San Antonio. Rahn also is a professional opera singer and a retired professor of music from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Connect with her at www.naturalreflexes.com.