Many paths lead people along the long road to enlightenment, when one overcomes the difficulties of negativity in the world of duality. At the conclusion of the journey participants experience nothing but love. Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, service and devotion are examples of such paths to enlightenment. Today we introduce a new path: the road of sublime music.
Music can be pleasurable, feel good and birth happiness. One can endlessly listen to music, even while doing other activities. Each uplifting listening experience adds a drop of positive energy to one’s fields. Music, which can engage and entertain, can be influencing us for the entire journey of self-improvement, making this an easier path to complete.
As we listen to music, it overcomes us, by making us tap our feet, calm down or dance a jig. We match the vibrations and rhythms within the music. We can listen to music, until we become the music. We become the “mellow feeling of the serene melody” or mirror the dance-beat. When we “sync” with music we blend with others doing the same thing, tapping into their collective energy/consciousness.
Don’t birds, wind and rain all have their unique songs? Every movement made by a living thing creates sound, even if it is too tiny for us to notice it. All vibrations interact and even to tiny degrees influence one another. The music of nature – whether or not we can actually hear it – tunes, entrains and enters our energy fields. Notice how your consciousness changes after time spent in nature. We can blend with nature, until there is no separation between us and the living- breathing world of nature. As we sink into nature (and its melodious vibrations) the illusionary boundaries between things and people disappear. When we are too busy to be out in nature, we can enjoy nature sounds through CDs and electronic media.
Vibrations of sound become visible when they amass. Look to cymatics (check out cymatic You Tube videos). Observe sand on a metal plate – vibrating from sound alone – forming recognizable shapes and intricate geometric patterns. In this way, we “see” sound creating form in matter. Sound allows us to see its shape, proof of its energy-influence in the world of matter.
People are conscious of emotions. Think of a movie sound track or a song and how it makes you feel. In this way, we experience our consciousness with music. Our consciousness observes our own songs and energies. When we see ourselves in the outer material world in this manner, it is as if the “knower becomes known to itself.”
Each generation has its own preferred type of music and general characteristics (Baby Boomers versus Generation X, and rock and roll versus rap). Music not only describes the group’s characteristics, but also creates them. The group’s music represents the group energies. By listening to the group’s music we experience the consciousness of the group. By listening, we can jump into their “vibrations” and experience a slice of their consciousness, which ultimately expands our consciousness.
Sound, music and consciousness are not always visible. For example, the vibrations emitted from a flower are too tiny to hear, yet they influence us none-the-less. The invisible feelings of peace remains where the saint and the sage has sat. This feeling can influence the town, city and state, if the saint’s energy is powerful enough. A quantity of this energy must be amassed to see a result in our dense material world. One method to alter our consciousness and that of other listeners boils down to what are we ingesting in sound? And how much of a dosage do we get?
The salvation of the world can be compared to a game of Risk or Monopoly: the largest quantity of energy, which can be found in pliable sounds and music, becomes the dominant song that the masses march to. In the game of Risk, players have different colored game pieces. Whoever has the most pieces wins the game. So if the game board is covered with blue, then blue wins and red loses, as it doesn’t have enough power. There is no struggle between good and evil; simply it is a game of amassing quantities of colored game pieces, which equates to power.
Likewise, music and the world pool of vibrations can be compared to an impersonal game with the largest quantities of vibrations (expressed as music, feeling or thoughts) dominating. The greatest volume of a frequency/rhythm/melody overcomes or entrains another.
So we must ponder: what are the songs that the world hears today? How many songs are injecting love versus chaos and destruction into our collective wave pool? How sincere are the singers? When you pray for people in a war torn area, such as Syria, your prayer is like adding a small colored piece on the game board. When you pray in song form, like a mantra or a hymn, and your intent is on uplifting Syria, you place a large game board piece into play. Sound can amplify power. Everyone can use their uplifting feelings and voice to “vote” on what should be the dominating subtle energy of the world.
So what is your contribution to the global energy pool? Everything about you (thoughts, feelings, actions and health) is entered into the global vibrational energy pool. This can be a scary analogy, but there is great beauty in this analogy as well. You matter; your thoughts, feeling and actions can tip the balance of power. Most importantly, are you singing? Out of tune (or whatever) is fine, but use your voice as the powerful tool that it is. We can entrain and subconsciously mimic the sounds of love, an impersonal love (not a needy or controlling) that maintains and uplifts the world.