Whenever I’d talk about sound therapy, I’m often met with some skepticism. How exactly does sound heal?
What a wonderful question!
Many of us may have experienced a hint of sound therapy without even realizing it—ever listened to a song on repeat because it feeds your soul? That’s a form of sound therapy.
However, I want to focus on ancient sound healing, which has been utilized in various cultures for thousands of years through the forms of chanting, sound bowls, chimes, and other instruments. So, how does it work?
The sound and vibrations help facilitate shifts in our brainwaves through entrainment, or synchronizing the fluctuating brainwaves with the stable frequency that you’re hearing. By using rhythm and frequency as our main tools, we can entrain our brainwaves to help shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), or even theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep state, where internal healing can occur).
This is the same concept with meditation when you focus on regulating your breath, instead with sound healing, it’s the frequency which influences the shift.
My first past-life regression occurred during a sound bath. It was the first time I’d ever experienced one and had no idea what to expect. Everyone’s experience is different, but when my friends told me they saw colors and textures, while I saw very vivid scenes and imagery, I knew I was tapping into something more. For some of us, all it takes is the beat of a drum or certain frequency to take our cellular and soul memory back in time. So many tears were shed that I didn’t even understand. Could you imagine how long that energy was trapped in my body?
You can watch sound bath videos online (since in-person events are on pause right now) and still experience something profound. My dear friend Cristina is a powerful sound therapy healer, and leads sound baths for @DivineLightCouncil on Instagram regularly.
You can also provide your own sound healing by playing around with the instruments yourself! I’ve always been drawn to playing the bowls, and invested in two for myself. Keep an eye out for Friday’s post if you’re interested in purchasing your own instruments (wink, wink).
Additionally, I’d encourage you to check out binaural beats online and find tracks that you like. You can even fall asleep to some and let the healing occur while you catch some z’s. A great playlist to check out on Spotify is “Healing Frequencies.”
Watch, I bet you’ll pay closer attention to how different frequencies affect your body now. Good. It matters.
Thanks for this! I downloaded the Spotify play list I do have a question. Is it okay to listen to different ones in one sitting or should you be more focused on one specific thing?