Singing to bring in Harmony

The man-crocodile-bird motif
The man-crocodile-bird motif

The past two days we had the Sufi-sutra happening. To experience the Sufi singers from around the world was a wonderful experience. The balance of the mind, emotion, base instinct and rooting it, the explanations rendered was really an eye opener. There was a definite absence of contemporary loud electronic equipment, so the vibrations were created by the singing and the hand instruments.

The singers explained to us, that the act of singing was one of the easiest ways of raising vibration of our body as we harmonize with the universe.

Singing is an act of vibration; it takes music from the realm of the unformed—it could our mind or the magic space of inspiration—and moves it from within to without. From the first breath singing moves the energy in a circular way inside our body. as the breath fills our lungs it brushes against the second and third chakras, the centres of creating and honouring the self and others. Instead of merely exhaling, pushing the the air past the fourth and fifth chakras where heart chakras and the centre of will and intention reside , singing engages both the heart and mind. The vibrations from the vocal cord, resonate within the visceral air spaces, and the sinus cavities filling the head with motion and sound while the brain lights up with processing of the mathematics of music.  This amalgamation of activities brings the third eye into play and opens the door for inspiration from the crown chakra before sending the sound out into the world.

Once the vibration begins, it is sustained with each note, moving throughout our body and the space around us. this can help us to harmonize our frequency with the world and with the divine. The use of the voice can bring about catharsis, a cleansing from the expression of emotion, which is why we feel better after singing certain types of songs. All of this occurs even if are not conscious of what we are singing, but, we need to connect with the intention, the power of the voice and music these together are powerful tools in creations

Even if we are not singers by nature or talent, we are not left out. If we have a voice, we have the birthright to celebrate life with song. It does not matter if we do not feel that we have a nice voice. Chanting or humming, singing solo or with others, our voice is ours to enjoy. Whether we sing along to the radio or use vocalization as part of our meditation, time singing and harmonizing are healing activities that bring our body vibrations into alignment with the universe.

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