Sounds Have Power

soundwave-blue_optThe topic today can be boiled down to three words, the idea of which will change your life if you let it. Those three words are “Sounds have Power.” Sounds have an incredible power over us. What is sound? It is a form of energy as sound vibrations are invisible yet powerful. The human ear can hear roughly 16 to 40,000 vibrations per second. Of all of those millions of possible combinations of vibrations there is a specific combination that is very dear to you personally. Your name, this particular combination of syllables is the most powerful sound in your life. We inherently know the power of sounds to alter us. How do you feel when you hear certain sounds like classical music or heavy machinery, laughing or screaming? When we play music we love loudly it makes us happy, but when someone screams at us loudly it makes us upset; the vibration may be at the same level so you are sensing the energy behind those vibrations, you are hearing something loud either way but you experience those vibrations differently and so sound is not only a vibration. Vibrations carry emotions on their backs, they are like the delivery systems of meaning or intention.

Opening Meditation:

I have a body, I am not this body. I have a mind, I am not this mind. I am a not a body with a spirit. I am a spiritual being with a body. Come back to your origin, to the wisdom within yourself that knows exactly where you came from and exactly where you’re going, that wisdom is you, it is the manifestation of your willingness to love yourself unconditionally. Try it right now in your mind, try to love yourself unconditionally emphasizing UN-conditionally and see if you don’t immediately feel the wisdom of the universe at your fingertips. I have a body, I am not this body. I have a mind, I am not this mind. I am not a body with a spirit. I am a spiritual being with a body.

We will be practicing with two sounds today Om and Ahhhh, the sounds of creation. “Manifesting is knowing how to connect to that spiritual, vibrational frequency. We can manifest more easily when we connect to the sounds that mirror creation.” – Wayne Dyer. Why are we talking about manifesting when we talk about the power of these sounds? Because the repetition of these sounds automatically brings us to a place of clarity and calm where clear and purposeful manifestation is possible in our lives. We’ll talk more about this next week but for now be open to the idea that these sounds of nature can be a bridge to the mindset needed to create your own life.

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” ~ Joseph Campbell

Our first sound is the sound of Om. The sound can be described as sounding like “Aoum”. Om is the sound of creation. The use of chanting is not specific to one religion and the meaning you place on it can be anything you like. But we will also let it have no meaning other than the sound of creation and all the mystery implied; you don’t need answers as you hear the vibration of those around you.The more you let come from deep within you without caring how you sound, the more you will get out of it. Remeber this isn’t singing, it’s not supposed to sound any certain way. So try not to take yourself too seriously as you open to the idea that sounds really do have power.

The second sound is Ahhhh. It is the sound of effortless perfection. Taking in a deep breath without moving the lips, jaw, tongue, or teeth humans naturally make the sound of ahhhh.

The sound ahhhh is associated with the sound of the creator. Some names of the creator are:

Rah, Krishna, Ramma, Buddha, Adonai, Raman, Sidha, Shiva, Jehova, Tat, Giana, Mahata, Mahafira, Anu, Atva, Manach, Yaweh, God, Allah.

It is not an accident that the name for the creator in virtually all languages contains the sound ahhh.

The higher state of consciousness of the mind is called Sidhi awareness; it’s a perfect state of awareness with a complete absence of doubt, and no delay between the origination of a thought and its materialization in the world of form. It’s when creation occurs instantly without any time lag from thought to form. Sidhi consciousness is where your desires are the exact same as your experience of life. It is where your reality is mirroring your heart in every instance. Your highest self has its own language, these sounds are the foundation of that language.

“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Swami Mukananda gives these words to his devotees. “This world is brimming with love, sing its name, all inner mysteries will be disclosed, every bird and plant will reveal itself to you. The knowledge you seek will manifest everywhere. Oh dear one keep speaking the sound of creation.” This special combination of syllables has the ability to call forth the nature of God within us. Patanjali yoga sutras call one to “Repeat and meditate on ahhhmmmm ( or om).” Continually chanting God’s name is the advice of the masters of awareness.

The two chakras most involved are mula bandha, the base chakra and the third eye. Imagining a pathway between the two, imagine a third eye opening. The base chakra is the center of procreation and the third eye is the center of manifestationl it is the part of you that makes contact with the invisible world. Imagine a pathway from your tailbone to the crown of your head, see a line of energy running up and down that pathway simultaneously. Practicing Om watch the energy on that pathway brighten and intensify as you chant, feeling it move throughout you. Practicing three Oms, inhale …

The Third Eye:

In Taoism they believe the third eye has the ability to connect you with the overall vibration of the universe.

In Christianity, Father Richard Rohr said the concept of the third eye is a metaphor for non-dualistic thinking. “It happens whenever, by some wondrous “coincidence,” our heart space, our mind space, and our body awareness are all simultaneously open and nonresistant. I like to call it presence. It is experienced as a moment of deep inner connection, and it always pulls you, intensely satisfied, into the naked and undefended now, which can involve both profound joy and profound sadness at the very same time.” Father Rohr refers to this level of awareness as “having the mind of Christ.” In Hinduism this third eye is related to the crown chakra at the top of the head represented by a lotus flower with ten thousand petals. The third eye is referred to in ancient martial arts, qigong, and aikido.

Closing Meditation:

Imagine that that third eye has always been closed and it may have been. But in this moment you see it slowly flutter, and slowly the lids part and your third eye opens for the first time. You see it, looking directly into it, you see a sweetness, a power, a clarity. It feels as if your being is born into a new world of wisdom, a life that fear is afraid of, a sense of clarity that is not a passing moment as they have been in the past. But feel a sense inside of you that every one of those passing moments were eventually leading you here to this one and lasting moment that will be the foundation for the rest of your life. See this life ahead of you in your mind. Were you are able to see all that you have already seen but you now have an additional eye, and an additional vantage point, one that can see more deeply into the core of things. How would your life look different if you were to allow this eye to stay open? See the ten thousand lotus petals opening, feel a new way of living blooming. Lift your hands in prayer thumbs against your forehead; with sound of Om inhale, moving your thumbs to touch the tip of your nose, with the sound of Om inhale, and move your thumbs to touch your heart and with the sound of Om inhale.

~ Roni Sloman
– Information and inspiration for this blog from Wayne Dyer.