The psychic, Edgar Cayce, famous for his intuitive studies during the earlier half of the 20th century, predicted that sound would become the medicine of the future. Sound healing, is in fact, becoming an important component in complementary healing modalities. Drumming circles, chanting concerts, toning sessions, as well as singing bowls, tuning forks, gongs, etc. have all become increasingly popular. The reason is clearly because one feels good in the presence of harmonious sounds.
Sound makers, as they are called, can be but are not limited to, wind chimes, hand chimes, gongs, bells, and musical instruments of all kinds. Pleasing sounds ‘call in’ vital chi and uplift. Sound makers can draw attention to a specific bagua enhancement or lift the energy in a general way. The most important factor in using sound makers, as an enhancement, is that it pass your “I love it” test, otherwise a sound maker can have the exact opposite affect.
Pleasing sounds can stimulate stale or stagnant energy. In addition, harmonious sounds can produce a calming effect when life brings stress and tension. Sound makers can be used to activate energy, to adjust fast moving energy, to alert attention (as on a door), or to bring peace and calm to a space. When using sound makers, consider what you want to accomplish.
To activate chi in a stagnant area, consider sounds that are continuous. For example you may choose a water fountain with a constant flow or a set of chimes activated by a small fan. A popular location to call in vital energy is near the front door which is also referred to as the mouth of chi. Not only will you stimulate the energy at your entrance, your guests will be greeted with a pleasing sound.
To reduce fast moving chi, consider sounds that ‘capture’ fast moving energy and disperse it. For example, if you live on a busy road, consider installing a couple of outdoor chimes. The fast moving chi created by the traffic, can be ‘captured & dispersed’ by the hanging chimes.
To produce relaxing chi, select a sound that helps you slow down. This may be a calming music CD that you play in your car, listen to during a walk, while sitting in a chair or even at the office. To some, a soothing sound might come from a singing bowl or playing a musical instrument.
In urban areas, pleasing sound makers becomes even more important. Often, our senses are bombarded with ‘noise pollution’ that stresses and taxes the physical body. In this situation, recreating nature sounds may be appropriate.
Take a few moments to think about the sounds that inspire you. Be creative in their use and what you desire to experience from them. Play and experiment with sound and begin to enhance your life today!
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