All music is spiritual vibration because everything in the Universe is vibration. That means you and I are also a musical vibration.
Physics helps us understand how everything is energy. So, everything is in our Universe has a unique frequency. Music has some exciting properties which combine tonal quality with rhythm and melody to produce frequency signatures. It makes an effective tool to determine your vibrational frequency and bandwidth.
“Color is vibration like music; everything is vibration.” — Marc Chagall
There’s more to music than meets the ear. It is a unique tool to investigate the properties of our subconscious mind and memory. We think of it as another essential tool for spiritual exploration. What emotions are attached, and what memories does it conjure?
“Music bypasses the conceptual mind. Music does not give you food for thought…” — Eckhart Tolle
“Loving yourself is like listening to one of your favorite songs. The undivided attention you give it feels like a walk in the park on a beautiful sunny day.” ― Nikida Taste
Music as a Tool
We resonate with the quality of a song because we are also vibration and frequency. These frequencies affect not only our mood but our physiology. We have some ways of controlling this through the practice of what we call spiritual exploration. S
“The smallest component of the human molecule is a vibration – the equivalent to a musical note. Taking the time to learn more self-awareness at this level creates life experiences beyond that of all the greatest symphonies ever heard” ― Gary Hopkins
Determine Your Vibrational Frequency
So, why go through the trouble of finding your frequency and bandwidth? The answer is simple, and it will provide you with a great deal of information about the connections you have with sound, words, and rhythm. Then you can use this information to accelerate your spiritual practice and enrich your daily life.
First, we must realize that your vibrational frequency changes depending on several factors. So, the best way to determine the bandwidth of our musical frequency is to ask some questions.
1) What music resonates with you and when?
2) What emotions does the music conjure?
3) Does your location or time of day change your musical taste?
4) Do you listen to various music genres, or do you stay within the boundaries of one style? If you stay within the same genre, do some artists trigger different emotions?
5) What music or song can you listen to and do other things, and which songs capture your attention?
Ask the above questions and write your answers in your spiritual journal. Wait a day or so. If you can pick a different time of day from the first time you answered these questions. Ask yourself the same questions, then compare your answers.
Then wait about a week and ask the same questions. Again, hopefully at a different time of day and another location.
Wait another week, and then do the exercise the fourth time. You’ll probably see that your answers vary somewhat, especially if you listen to various music genres. Now you are ready for some analysis of the data. The following information will help you decipher the bandwidth of your vibration based on the level of different emotions music triggers.
“Deeply listening to music opens up new avenues of research I’d never even dreamed of. I feel from now on music should be an essential part of every analysis.” — Carl Jung
As a Time Machine
When we hear our favorite songs, we listen with our ears and with our Essence, or Soul, our Being. If we open up and investigate what’s happening with the music that resonates with us, we can learn much about ourselves.
“Part of the joy of music is listening to lots of different kinds of music and learning from it. Specifically for me, I like writing songs that move me, and what moves me are beautiful songs on the piano or the guitar and really, really heavy music.” — Ryan Adams
Many songs are handy mnemonic devices, and it connects with our consciousness in unique ways to create memory pathways. It resonates with memories of significant times, places, people, and the emotions we associate with them. Music enables us to re-live moments that cultivate strong emotional reactions. In other words, it’s a time machine.
Here you can gain insight into the use of music to memorize essential data. If you determine your vibrational frequency in learning, you can pick the right songs to learn a new language or anything.
Music is a mechanism to connect with and engage the mind’s more instinctive aspects. When we use the proper rhymic and lyrical patterns, we can transcend the Ego. Specific sounds can resonate with the energy centers of the body called chakras. Different music affects different chakras and other energies. Many indigenous cultures use instruments, drums, singing bowls, and rattles to explore the relationship between vibration and consciousness. They understand that music is spiritual vibration.
As an Emotional Link
As mentioned above, rhythm and melody are powerful linking devices. These tools have a vibrational quality that connects directly to our emotional center; that’s one reason it is such a force in our society. Every culture uses music to express its mission. National anthems are artistic statements. They are tools that reinforce the mission statement of the entity.
You can use music to reinforce your mission statement, set, or change your mood. Music is a spiritual vibration, and each genre, tempo, and volume affect our minds, body, and soul.
“I now realize that when you truly accept bass as (essentially) an emanation of God (at gut level), as the ‘ground’ of existence, let alone music, you make a friend of impermanence, everything vibrates, moves is in a state of flux, therefore the fear of losing what you have, or of not getting what (you think) you want, diminishes. You will truly ride the rhythm. You will reside in the resonance of Om. To you, the open ‘E’ string becomes spiritually vehicular. You can ride the sonic boom to heaven.” ― Jah Wobble, Memoirs of a Geezer: Music, Mayhem, Life
Music Links to the Planet
Nature sees music as a tool to create relationships between different life forms. We know the earth has a vibrational signature. Music helps us realize our connection to the planet. You probably have felt a connection to certain places. Or, you may have felt certain areas seem to emit either positive or negative energy.
“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters.” ― Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations
Music as a Tool for Spiritual Exploration
As part of your spiritual journey, we highly recommend investigating the music significant to you. Some music connects with us because of the lyrics, some because of the music’s melody, rhythms, or flavor. Some music connects with us because it is associated emotionally with people, places, things, ideas, desires, etc. It connects with our essence, our spirit. So, music truly is spiritual vibration.
The automatic writing exercise is another effective way to investigate your connection to different songs. You will need your journal with several blank pages. Some people prefer a larger art sketchbook or even easel paper. Once you have your paper or easel ready, start your favorite music, and write or doodle.
Some people don’t even watch the page while they are writing. Let your hand write what you feel, words, pictures, etc. Once you begin to access this creative and intuitive part of the mind, it is very freeing. Some refer to this as Automatic Writing.
All music is spiritual, even the music that doesn’t resonate with you. Even the music you don’t like has a purpose. It might be “off-key” or in a genre or style that you don’t like, but it has a specific purpose. The more you explore different kinds of music, the more you find you want. Over time, your taste in music may also change. These are clues to what’s going on inside. It is worth investigating other types of music and the Automatic Writing practice noted above.
You may not have thought about yourself as spiritual vibration, but that is what we are. May your song be sweet to those in your sphere of influence. May you find new ways to use music as a tool to explore your inner world. Don’t overlook the opportunity to determine your vibrational frequency and bandwidth. It’s a way to reveal important information about your subconscious mind and memory.
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(1) Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia