The Sounds of by Te‘Devan Kriyavan Kurzweil
We exist in a world where we are constantly bombarded by sounds. Most of these sounds in our modern culture can be over whelming or incessant. Yet, many people crave these incessant sounds that perpetuate the chaos they come to understand as their life.
There purest sound is silence.
Within the silence are many different sounds that most people are not in tune with because there is too much external sound. In Christian/Judeo religion there is the Amen,
but in Eastern cultures there is
the Aum. This sound helps to deeply center us and bring us back to our set point of calm awareness. We must allow ourselves to lay in the silence and become aware of the healing sounds that many in the new age are constantly referring. At different points of the day, and based on the needs of the individual, different nuanced sounds help to bring balance… harmony… and peace. These sounds innately exist inside of you and therefore we react positively to hearing them projected externally. The sound of a voice alone, without much focus on the words, will tell you a lot about the mental./emotional state of the individual if you just learn to listen. We have gotten so caught on the words that we lose sight of the power of the healing sounds that exist within ourselves
– that exist within the pure silence.
We must deepen our listening ability so that we can distinguish these innate harmonious and healing sounds. Then we can recreate these sounds with our voice as our instruments. Often, the music we listen to in western culture is to provoke certain feelings or mental states. Rarely is the expressed purpose of this music to bring about
a deep… abiding… calm… ceneteredness
that keeps us more aware of our inherent oneness. 20 VOL IV MMXVI
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