Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Practice--Musical Practices in the Aquarius Age

I've been wondering about music uses for the Aquarius Age. This new age represents energy, frequency, and let's add, intent. As we grow more consciously aware of the healing power of music and sound therapies, how do we take this information into practice? What do we need to focus upon? Here is information that is being downloaded for me at this time.

Lyrical Content

Since virutally anyone on a spiritual path these days has heard about the power of words then why are people still using shock words or profanity? And why are they marrying these low-vibrational words to musical frequencies and contours (harmonies, chords, notes, etc)?

The words we speak and the words we sing matter. Many choruses in songs repeat phrases and these phrases act like hooks in our brain often lasting through the course of a day. Not only that, the phrases become like mantras. So, are we singing about our Divine Connection and spreading love in the world or are we listening to, "Like a Virgin" or "I can't get no satisfaction"? Are we listening to songs about unrequited love or revenge? Believe it or not, what we listen to affects every cell in our body and ripples out to the entire collective because we communicate telepathically or we send out unconscious signals.

Rhythm and Tempo

The beats we play as well as the tempo of a song, affect brainwave patterns. They either place us in trances or get us moving. A shaman uses one type of beat, trance dancers use another, and then the masses of unconscious people expose their bodies to rhythms and tempos that interact with their natural rhythms including the rhythms of the brain and heart. So, as musicians, therapists, and music listeners we must develop a consciousness around the effects of tempos and rhythm.

Sway the Masses Through Emotions

This is not a new concept. Music has been used throughout history by all cultures to manipulate and control emotions and responses. And while it has been used negatively, we can use music and emotions consciously too for healing purposes such as with music therapy practices.

In the Aquarius Age, we combine musical frequencies and tones with other healing modalities. We learn how to heal each organ with corresponding notes, keys, and phrases. We have the ability to heal mental and emotional imbalances with sound alone.

Let's not detach from the beauty of music which is a side effect of Aquarius energy. We use the energy of Leo, the polar opposite sign to enhance melodies, write poetry, and move the masses through creativity and from the feelings of the heart.

Aquarius Age and Music

We have many opportunities to use music for awaking consciousness, for healing on all levels, and for promoting peace and justice. We will use sound frequencies to purify air, water, and the earth as well as, to help grow crops. But the shadow side is that tones can be used to control the masses as with brainwashing, and discordant tones could destroy crops, or destroy water molecules (and we are made up of 70%) water. Sadly, these destructive tones are already on the planet as is destructive music that was composed mindlessly rather than mindfully.

So, what is your role as a musical practitioner?

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Music Consciousness & My Journey of the Past Years

Perhaps having Neptune transiting in my second astrological house led to a dissolution of my work with music consciousness. For ten years, I researched music from around the world as a journalist and as a musician. Dr. Emoto's work with water crystals and discovering the power of classical music sparked this work. 

However, in recent years, I needed to find other ways to make a living, I found myself living between homes and my stress levels reached a crescendo so I lost the thread of my original work. On top of all that, my book, Whole Music ended up taking a different route than I originally intended. The first publishing with a small hybrid publisher was a fiasco. Then, I found an agent to represent the book, but she was unable to find an editor to publish it.

This caused me grief. And I wasn't sure where to go with music research. I wasn't earning any money from the work that ate up 40+ hours a week of my time. I ended up homeless and hopeless. Even my Go Fund Me campaign to relaunch this work did not bear enough fruit to keep going. Meanwhile, I listened to too much nostalgic pop music on YouTube and I stopped listening to the music that I found most healing. What happened?

And yet, I found that some pop music contained messages that I required on my healing path. Then, recently, I returned to listening to sound healing videos, nature sounds, classical music which I enjoy immersing myself in and I have listened to kirtans and spiritual music through this entire passage. I still don't know what awaits me on this journey.

I would like to get back to working on this blog, but I don't have the resources to do that. The cost of everything has risen. Life isn't simple any longer and I feel like I'm carrying the burdens of the world. However, I have not forgotten my original intention for starting the Musical Healers groups on Linked In and Facebook. I haven't forgotten my original intention for launching this blog in 2007 or for have written my book Whole Music.

Ironically, Neptune the planet that rules music and spirituality, has been dissolving my values, gifts, and any structure I've had in my life. I've not been able to balance my checkbooks. I have not been able to set any goals or follow any routines, such as a writing practice. I haven't practiced my guitar in years but I do still sing along with music, even if they are other people's songs. I guess I'm looking for a deeper message that appears in everyday music.

I realize that most people are not going to turn to spiritual or classical music. I gave up my Quixotic mission of getting everyone on board the healing music train that would raise our frequency. People will discover this music when they are ready and you can't just leap an octave as far as moving from 3D to 5D in an instant. Most bodies can't even handle higher frequencies without becoming ill at this time. So, what's next?

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Practice--Use Music to Enhance Daydreams

Many of us were told as children to stop daydreaming. I only pretended to stop. While some people find daydreaming a form of laziness or believe that people who daydream will never amount to anything, daydreaming is a form of creativity. It's how we incubate projects or even solve personal problems.

True, daydreams provide an escape from challenges and harsh situations. And there is the right time and the wrong time to daydream such as we don't daydream while we drive in traffic or perform detailed work. But for us creative types, daydreaming represents a form of brainstorming. When we daydream we expand upon what we believe is possible. Daydreams also show us our heart's desires.

When we combine listening to music with daydreaming we create a powerful conduit for manifestation. However, we need to listen to music that matches frequencies with our desires. So, if our desire would bring us joy, then we listen to joyful music while we engage our imagination. And if we just want to feel relief, then we listen to new age wash music or classical music such as music by Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy, whose music lends itself well to floating off into daydreams. Debussy even composed a song called Reverie. 

When I was a child, one of my favorite activities was to sit on my mother's bed and listen to the radio. This was back when the FM stations on the dial played mostly music and with little commercial interruption--1970s. If I heard music from Brazil or the Caribbean, I imagined sunny places and happy people. And as an adult when I heard music from Latin America, I had more romantic thoughts in mind. In fact, this music lends itself well to visualizing romantic partnership or travel scenarios. I usually listened to love songs.
This brings up my next point. Choose the appropriate music for your intention for daydreaming. Are you looking to escape a stressful situation? Are you searching for a creative spark that comes from listening to music? Or are you wanting to use the music for visualization purposes. Or are you traveling as a passenger and you want to listen to music to pass the time and to match the backdrop of what you see outside your window? First, decide your intention and then this will help you choose the appropriate songs.

Here are a few caveats to watch out for. First, unless you want to revisit your childhood or another time in your life avoid any songs that appeal to nostalgia. The only exception to this rule is if you want to trigger old wounds so you can discover the belief and pattern behind the wounds and then clear the wounds in an appropriate manner using whatever technique works best for you. I would work with an energy healer, sound therapist or music therapist for this type of work.

Second, choose the right song to match the mood you wish to manifest. So, watch out for lyrical content and don't play songs with words you don't want to manifest into things or circumstances in your life. My usual example of this is to not use The Rollingstone's "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" for manifesting your desires. The Universe takes words seriously and so should you when using music for manifestation or for even promoting creativity.

Don't listen to jarring melodies or play the music too loud. This will only jack up your nervous system and set off alarms with the fight or flight responses. And for daydreaming purposes you actually want to relax your mind and body. Playing loud and jarring music sabotages these efforts.

Try to stick with musical washes or instrumental music. Or listen to nature sounds such as whale songs. Now, having said all that, follow your own inner guidance when choosing music to enhance daydreaming. Find a quiet place where no one will disturb you. Also, keep a journal and a pen near by so you can write about the dreams and information that surfaces during your session.

I would like to end with this Psychology Today article, How Music Feeds and Steers Your Imagination. The writer actually covers a lot of ground on the brain and music in this article published in 2009 when music research was still trending.

Imagine where music will take you. It's the best space travel ship around when you sail off to the land of dreams and possibilities.