Monday, 2 December 2013

The power of sound

When we are born our only method of expressing ourselves is through sound.  Then as we grow we learn to communicate through language, through words…

But words aren’t always enough.

How many times have you heard or said “I can’t express how I feel”  “No words can describe how I’m feeling”  “I’m lost for words” or you are simply mute with emotion.

Sound goes back to those primal roots before significant conditioning, before language, before words, before culture, class, habit and social patterns…. Back to that clear, unmistakable connection with your true self.  With what you really need.

Sound can not be misunderstood or miscommunicated, there can never be crossed wires or offence.

There are layers, someone described it as an onion, outer “performance” layers of conditioning, habit, judgements, ego.  “I can’t sing!” “What will people think of me?”  “I shouldn’t make so much noise” “I don’t need to do this” And this ego keeps us small, keeps us contained and repressed and unfulfilled so that our lives are only partly lived. 

It’s only when we go deeper through the layers to our authentic sound that the joyous magic of this work is released.

And then comes the realisation that this terrific and visceral power is INSIDE you!  Waiting, every second, every hour, every decade, every breath, waiting to be heard.

We can never truly be ourselves if we deny our connection to our inner voice/our spirit/our soul song (it doesn’t matter what we call it – again words are not enough to sum this up).

We need to listen to it, hear it, acknowledge it, give it permission to take flight.
There is a river of sound inside you, looking for a place to flow…. So open your mouth and let the sound wash over you, let it carry away your fear, anxiety, grief, anger and bring in a new and glorious light of joy and internal peace.

 "When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”  Rumi

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