A Guide for Survival

"Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? " Gauguin


How Sound Affects us Physically, Mentally, Emotionally and Spiritually

Physical Healing, Mental Entrainment, Emotional Healing, and Spiritual Awakening with Sound.

By David Gibson

There are four main areas of our system where sound has been proven to be effective. These areas often overlap. An emotional release can make a physical pain go away, or a Spiritual breakthrough can clear the mind like never before.

Physical Healing and Pain Relief

Physics explains how sound affects matter in detail. We know that everything has a resonant frequency, which it most naturally resonates at. When we find that resonate frequency and play a sound that matches it, it actually feeds energy into the object. This could be a cell, an organ, or any part of the body. Also, when we use vibration to trigger a natural resonance in something, it’s like it gets a massage – loosening it up and causing more flow. This can be extremely effective for an organ like the heart, or for relaxing muscles.

However, if you play a sound that matches a resonant frequency, then turn the volume up, you can explode the object. This can be quite effective for destroying something like cancer cells.

The law of resonance says, “A strong vibration causes a weaker vibration to vibrate at the same frequency as the stronger vibration.” Based on this concept you can actually use sound to transform a cell into a benign cell. Although this might sound unbelievable, scientific experiments have actually shown cells being transformed into different types of cells with vibration.

Sound can also be used to get rid of pain. Pain receptors can only handle so much information, so when you fill them up with sound, they can no longer transmit pain impulses. In the classes, we also teach a technique where you can make the sound of a pain, and the pain goes away in just about every case.

There are many tools for creating physical changes in the body: Voice, Crystal Bowls, Tuning Forks, and Tone Generators to name a few. Probably the most effective is the use of frequencies based on Cymatics. These are frequencies that have been researched in detail. There are frequencies for just about every part of the body. CLICK HERE to checkout the CD’s based on Cymatics that we offer.

Tuning forks are also extremely effective for relieving pain. The Voice can also be incredibly effective when used right on the body. In the classes, we teach how to use both tuning forks and the voice right on the body.

Besides focusing on specific cells or organs, all of these tools can be used to create a sense of well being where the body’s natural healing responses kick in. It has been proven that these instruments can dramatically boost the immune system. Sound often works to create a more harmonious flow in many of the systems in the body – including the skeletal system, nervous, system, muscular system, digestive system, circulatory system, respiratory system, and endocrine system.

It has also been shown that you can actually create very specific vitamins and minerals in the body, by resonating their frequency. This may seem quite unbelievable, but it has been proven in several research studies. In one study, a frequency was shown to increase the oxygen content of the blood. In the classes we share a wide range of frequencies that have been shown to create vitamins and minerals.

Besides musical instruments or voice, there is also the tool of Intention. Technically, when you hold an intention for a positive outcome (similar to prayer), you are transmitting a frequency via the quantum field. Intention has been proven in many clinical studies. Lynn McTaggart covers all of these experiments in her book, “The Intention Experiment.”

When intention is coupled with sound, it can have a profound effect on the Physical body. Additionally, when the energy of Love, Spirit or Source is incorporated into the sound dramatic changes can happen to parts of the body, or to the systems in the body as a whole. (CLICK HERE to see many miracle stories).

Emotional Healing and Release

Many in the field of healing believe that stuck emotions account for as much as 50% of the issues and diseases we manifest (the environment being another large part). We already know how powerful music can be to transform our emotions. Sound and music and can be used to release these stuck emotions and deep emotional issues. In the classes we share nine simple techniques on how to release emotions — many that you can do in the car, when in the thick of an emotion, or… in a professional sound therapy setting.

If you look at emotions as sound and vibration (as everything is) many emotions are really annoying sounds. For example, the sound of “fear” is very much akin to a scream. It is a sound that does not support health. It is not good for the healthy functioning of your heart, your nervous system, your immune system or any of the cells in your body. Imagine being a kidney and having someone right next to you screaming in fear for a couple of hours… or for days (or God forbid… for months or years). If I were a kidney I would give it up. And, kidneys do…when accosted by the sound of fear over long periods of time.

Most of the lower emotions are associated with sounds that are really irritating, such as: pessimism, frustration, irritation, impatience, overwhelment, disappointment, doubt, worry, blame, discouragement, anger, revenge, hatred, rage, jealousy, insecurity, guilt, unworthiness, fear, grief, depression, despair, and powerlessness. These are distorted or inconsistent sounds, and they break down your physical body.

On the other hand, the sounds associated with higher emotions support your health, such as: contentment, hopefulness, optimism, positive expectation, belief, enthusiasm, eagerness, happiness, passion, joy, appreciation, empowered, freedom, and love. They actually nurture the beating of your heart and your nervous system. The sounds associated with these emotions are consistent and quite pure tones. Vowel sounds resonate these types of energies the best. Vowels create consistent and pure tones.

So the trick is to simply be present enough to notice when you are resonating the irritating sound and music of lower emotions, and simply change the station to the consistent and beautiful sounds and music by resonating higher emotions.

One of the most powerful sound techniques is to use sound to transform subconscious negative beliefs. These are beliefs that generally stop us from manifesting what we want in the world. Beliefs are simply really powerful frequencies in our subconscious that are hidden from our view. They might be things like, “I’m not good enough,” or “I am not worthy of being financially abundant,” or “I can’t get healthy now that I have this sickness.” Based on the law of resonance, they simply resonate and attract into our world whatever the frequency of the belief is.

The tricky part is that these beliefs are often hidden from our view. However, even when we discover them, it can still be hard to change their frequency. Often these beliefs have been reinforced by experience over many years – or many lifetimes.

Very similar to the techniques for releasing deep emotional issues, in the classes we share and practice using sound to release and transform these negative beliefs. Then, we also use sound to resonate new belief systems that support life. Similar to Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) these techniques are extremely powerful in creating lasting positive changes in your life.

Mentally – Brainwave Entrainment

There has been extensive clinical research clearly proving that when we listen to frequencies within the range of a brainwave (beta, alpha, theta and delta) our brain will be entrained into that frequency within a few minutes. “Binaural beats” are frequencies that can be created with sound within the frequency range of the brain. We can use these frequencies to help put us into various brainwave states, which can help with a variety of issues including ADD, ADHD, post traumatic stress, learning disabilities, sleep disorders, enhancing mental clarity, memory, and creativity. When we listen on headphones these frequencies also synchronize the left and right brain, which is our optimal state.

There is now research showing how to use these binaural beat frequencies to lead us into states of deep meditation, and higher emotions of love and joy. When our thoughts flow as smoothly as a beautiful song, we have less stress in our life, and thereby better overall health.

Spiritual Healing, Awakening, and Reconnection

Sound and music have been used since the beginning of time in cultures all over the world to help bring us into a state of Spiritual healing, harmony and awakening.

Most people think of Spiritual healing as a process whereby we simply clear out negative emotions, deep emotional issues and negative belief systems – so we can more clearly resonate love and light. Some also look at it from a mental perspective in that we have to get clarity in our mind so that it doesn’t keep leading us into stressful roller coasters fraught with anxiety, and dead end traps, which also create stress and anxiety. We have already discussed how sound can help with both of these emotional and mental issues.

Meanwhile, sound can also be used to entrain us into harmony and a direct connection to Spirit, our Soul, and Source.

Connecting to the Frequency of Your Soul – Many Spiritual teachings talk about returning to your Soul. Alice Bailey talks about building a bridge between your personality and the Soul. She calls it the “Antakarana.” When we listen to the sound of our Soul (instead of our ego and personality), and develop a direct connection to it, we often receive guidance on how to live our lives more fully. She also says that our soul is the same frequency from lifetime to lifetime. This totally makes sense because there must be something that carries the information of our soul from lifetime to lifetime.

It also makes sense that our entire body at every level must have a fundamental or root frequency that it is based on. Every sound has a fundamental; every song has a home key; and everything in the universe has a fundamental note that that it resonates to. In fact, it has been shown in research in a hospital that when you resonate this core root frequency your whole system falls into alignment.

Since everything is vibration, even our Soul must be a certain frequency, right? Doing a variety of tests we can find your Soul Frequency. We can do these assessments at the Institute or online (CLICK HERE for more information).

Once you find the frequency of your Soul you can use that frequency to come home… to yourself… where you are at complete peace and connected to Source at the same time. ??

Connecting to Spirit and Source – Sound and music can also be used as an avenue to connect us to the higher energies of what many call Spirit, Source, or God. Even if you already know how to connect to Spirit, the right sounds and music can enhance that connection and make it even stronger. Certain frequencies might do it, but more commonly certain sounds (timbres) or certain passages in a song (musical intervals and rhythms) do it more often. You can also do this energetically with intention. When you get all 4 levels of frequency, timbres, music and energy going in tandem whole worlds of unfathomable healing power and levels of consciousness that we have never imagined can open before us.

There seems to be a direct relationship between consistent sounds (pure vowels sounds) and the consistent energy of Spirit.

I always think of the frequency of God or Source as being all frequencies in the universe. In fact, when people explain the experience of being one with Source and everything in the Universe they say that it is not one frequency in particular. Instead, it is as if you are all the frequencies in the Universe simultaneously. I have since discovered that tuning in to more than one thing at a time – simultaneously – is a portal into oneness and source.

For example, when you tune into sparkles on the ocean, it is easy to get lost in the waves of sunlight moving across the sparkles. At this point you have disappeared. You are simply the experience. This also commonly happens when listening to sounds and music. You disappear and become the experience. You can simply de-focus your mind and listen to all sounds at once versus listening to the details of any one sound in the mix.

Another way to experience this portal is to tune into all of the chakras at once. Tuning into 7 frequencies simultaneously will make you disappear, so that you are the only the experience.

Another technique is to tune into all frequencies of the Universe simultaneously. You simply become all of the sounds of the Universe by adding them bit by bit until you are all the frequencies of the Universe… which is the truth. In fact, all of us are all of the frequencies of the Universe… so this is where we are all one. Some call this sound “The Cosmic OM.” To merge with the cosmic OM is a profound experience. You normally return with a clear perspective of this illusion of separation that we all live in – and just how silly it is.

Raising Your Vibration – People often talk about “raising your vibration,” in order to become more Spiritually oriented. However, the phrase is actually a little confusing. Otherwise, someday we might all be talking like the chipmunks.

On one hand, I believe many people are simply talking about riding the higher emotions of love and light that we discussed earlier. It’s also about pure thoughts and actions that don’t hurt anyone else and lead us to resonating more with our Spirit and Soul. I often think of a higher vibration as simply being a purer vibration — One with less distortions and distractions. This means we are less affected by outside energies and have much better focus of attention.

However, when we look at the phrase in more detail, it means different things depending on which system you are referring to — Physical, Mental, Emotional, or Spiritual systems.

Physically, the frequencies in our body (from cells to organs to collective systems) don’t go higher when we get higher. In fact, the more in alignment with nature and Spirit we get, the more our cells and organs resonate at their natural healthy frequencies. No higher or lower.

Mentally, it has been shown that our brainwaves actually go higher and lower at the same time when we are in higher states of consciousness or deep states of meditation. We actually exhibit extremely slow brainwaves of Sub-delta (less than .5 cycles per second), and extremely fast brainwaves of Gamma (more than 30 cycles per second) – both simultaneously. Therefore, mentally the term should be, “Raising and Lowering your Vibration at the Same Time.”

Emotionally, we go from feeling and expressing irritating and annoying sounding negative emotions that are distorted and inconsistent, to feeling and expressing beautiful sounding positive emotions that are pure and consistent sounds, which support our health in every way. The higher emotions that include gratitude, compassion, love and joy are actually not higher sound frequencies at all. Therefore, at the emotional level, “Raising Your Vibration,” is really about purity and consistency of frequency versus raising the frequency.

Spiritually, there could be something to raising our vibration. I do know people who talk about tuning into extremely high frequencies (above 10,000 hertz) in order to access higher states of consciousness. However, I still don’t quite get how this works, but I remain open to the possibility that there is something in us Spiritually or at a Quantum Level that can be raised.

Meanwhile, again I have come to believe that to raise your vibration is more about purity and consistency of frequency than anything. It is about 100% clarity of focus and presence at all times. A frequency that doesn’t waver – just like the frequency of Love, Soul, Spirit and Source never waver – ever! They are all as pure and consistent as any vibration on earth and in the Universe. So when we resonate with them – we find the profound peace of this consistency and purity.

Raising Your Consciousness – Ultimately raising your consciousness is the same as raising your vibration. Many in the field define “raising your consciousness” as simply resonating higher emotions such as gratitude, compassion, love and joy. However, it is also about resonating with Love, Soul, Spirit and Source – our true essence.

In the 3D level of normal day-to-day reality, this is also about resonating with patterns and the flow of nature and Spirit versus those of machines and the ego.

As we open our hearts more fully to life and experience spiritual harmony, diseases and physical issues often fall away entirely; emotional issues sometimes resolve on their own, and mental clarity seems to ensue out of the blue.


“The highest goal of music is to connect one’s soul to their Divine Nature, not entertainment”
Pythagoras (569- 475 BC)

Using Sound to Convert Negative Energy to Positive Energy

Get Rid of your Pain – Using Sound
Using Sound to Convert Negative Energy to Positive Energy!

We all have felt an angry stare or experienced the nasty energy of a dirty look. What is overlooked is that even negative energy is energy. In antiquity ancient masters used a nifty technique to take advantage of negative energy by converting the negative energy to a positive one…with music! Here is how it works!

Next time that you feel a strong negative energy…even when watching such negative energy on TV… create a tone to represent that negative energy. It should be a low tone… and a vowel sound… like “uh”… or “oh.” Use your imagination as there is no absolute correct tone…. You can’t do this incorrectly!

Sound your negative tone for 20 to 30 seconds… Feel the negative energy and then, with your voice, raise the tone an octave. An octave is the exact same note only it is 8 notes higher….The negative energy will now feel less potent….Continue this for about 30 seconds and then raise the tone up yet another octave. It doesn’t matter if your voice sounds good or not… you are just using your voice to raise the energy, making it more positive.

Soon you will not be able to raise the energy with your voice because it can’t go any higher. So think of the tone an octave higher… As you raise the tone, it gets higher and lighter and soon it will not be negative at all. You have the uncharitable energy from a nasty glare but it is now delightful energy. Imagine the energy comes down octaves, retaining its light and uplifting feelings. Ingest this energy into your mood and energy bodies. It will be powerful energy that you can use for good purposes!

Try it for a great lift!

Source http://www.jillswingsoflight.com/

Jill Mattson, a four time author/soundhealing expert, uses Sound Healing techniques with original music.

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Special frequencies expand our consciousness; musical intervals, rhythms and harmonics may be directed to produce special effects!

I’m not my body, I’m not my mind…

Every so often, the Universe, Great Spirit, the Divine… reminds us that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. “I am not my body, I am not my mind, I am not my thoughts – nor am I the emotions generated by my thoughts…”

I think we all need this reminder – on a regular basis. We forget so easily, the truth of who we really are. We become enmeshed, moment to moment, in the experience of being human – in the endless dramas, the constant stream of thoughts and their accompanying emotions. We feel our emotions (energy in motion) pricking through collections of molecules and muscles in our bodies: the nervous flutterings of the solar plexus, the contraction of the heart, the quietly furrowed brow and tight lips, the shallow breath, the held breath, the hunched shoulders. Our thoughts and emotions consume us, draining our life force, our vitality, carrying us away and cutting us off from the people we are with, and the beauty or ordinariness of the places we are in. Lost in the jungle of our minds, we forget that we are pure consciousness, infinite and eternal, temporarily occupying this physical body. We forget that our heritage is timelessness; that this moment is where we live, and all we will take from this world is the wisdom imprinted on our souls and the love we have shared. That is all.

432Hz is the frequency of Our UNIVERSE

Music in Harmonic Frequency of 432 Hz. (A=432HZ ala Verdi)

All music during Giuseppe Verdi times was in 432Hz. It is Harmonic, healing and enlightening. Enjoy.

If you want to read more about music in 432Hz go here – 432Hz is the frequency of Our UNIVERSE

22 Habits Of Happy People

Many people spend their lives waiting to be happy.  You may think, “if only I had more money,” or “could lose weight,” or you fill in the blank, then I would be happy. Well here’s a secret: you can be happy right now. It’s not always easy, but you can choose to be happy, and in the vast majority of circumstances there’s no one who can stop you except for yourself.


The truth is, happiness doesn’t come from wealth, perfect looks or even a perfect relationship. Happiness comes from within. This is why, if you truly want to be happy, you need to work on yourself, first.

22 Positive Habits of Happy People

What’s the secret to being happy? You can learn how to do it, just as you can learn any other skill. Those who are happy tend to follow a certain set of habits that create peace in their lives; if you learn to apply these habits in your own life, there’s a good chance you’ll be happy too.
The featured article compiled 22 such behaviors that you can use to enhance your life and your happiness.

1. Let Go Of Grudges

Forgiving and forgetting is necessary for your own happiness, as holding a grudge means you’re also holding onto resentment, anger, hurt and other negative emotions that are standing in the way of your own happiness. Letting go of a grudge frees you from negativity and allows more space for positive emotions to fill in.

2. Treat Everyone With Kindness

Kindness is not only contagious, it’s also proven to make you happier. When you’re kind to others, your brain produces feel-good hormones and neurotransmitters like serotonin and you’re able to build strong relationships with others, fostering positive feelings all around.

3. Regard Your Problems As Challenges

Change your internal dialogue so that anytime you have a “problem” you view it as a challenge or a new opportunity to change your life for the better. Eliminate the word “problem” from your mind entirely.

4. Express Gratitude For What You Have

People who are thankful for what they have are better able to cope with stress, have more positive emotions, and are better able to reach their goals. The best way to harness the positive power of gratitude is to keep a gratitude journal or list, where you actively write down exactly what you’re grateful for each day. Doing so has been linked to happier moods, greater optimism and even better physical health.

5. Dream Big

Go ahead and dream big, as you’ll be more likely to accomplish your goals. Rather than limiting yourself, when you dream big you’re opening your mind to a more optimistic, positive state where you have the power to achieve virtually anything you desire.

6. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

If the issue you’re mad about will be irrelevant a year, a month, a week or even a day from now, why sweat it? Happy people know how to let life’s daily irritations roll off their back.

7. Speak Well of Others

It may be tempting to gather around the office water cooler to get and give the daily gossip, but talking negatively about others is like taking a bath in negative emotions; your body soaks them up. Instead, make it a point to only say positive, nice words about other people, and you’ll help foster more positive thinking in your own life as well.
8. Avoid Making Excuses It’s easy to blame others for your life’s failures, but doing so means you’re unlikely to rise past them. Happy people take responsibility for their mistakes and missteps, then use the failure as an opportunity to change for the better.
9. Live in The Present Allow yourself to be immersed in whatever it is you’re doing right now, and take time to really be in the present moment. Avoid replaying past negative events in your head or worrying about the future; just savor what’s going on in your life now.
10. Wake Up At The Same Time Every Morning Getting up at the same time every day (preferably an early time) is deceptively simple. Doing so will help regulate your circadian rhythm so you’ll have an easier time waking and likely feel more energized. Plus, the habit of rising early every day is one shared by many successful people, as it enhances your productivity and focus.

11. Don’t Compare Yourself To Others

Your life is unique, so don’t measure your own worth by comparing yourself to those around you. Even regarding yourself as better than your peers is detrimental to your happiness, as you’re fostering judgmental feelings and an unhealthy sense of superiority. Measure your own success based on your progress alone, not that of others.

12. Surround Yourself With Positive People

The saying “misery loves company” is entirely true. That’s why you need to choose friends who are optimistic and happy themselves, as you will be surrounded with positive energy.

13. Realize That You Don’t Need Others’ Approval

It’s important to follow your own dreams and desires without letting naysayers stand in your way. It’s fine to seek others’ opinions, but happy people stay true to their own hearts and don’t get bogged down with the need for outside approval.

14. Take Time To Listen

Listening helps you soak in the wisdom of others and allows you to quiet your own mind at the same time. Intense listening can help you feel content while helping you gain different perspectives.

15. Nurture Social Relationships

Positive social relationships are a key to happiness, so be sure you make time to visit with friends, family and your significant other.

16. Meditate

Meditation helps you keep your mind focused, calms your nerves and supports inner peace. Research shows it can even lead to physical changes in your brain that make you happier.

17. Eat Well

What you eat directly impacts your mood and energy levels in both the short and long term. Whereas eating right can prime your body and brain to be in a focused, happy state, eating processed junk foods will leave you sluggish and prone to chronic disease. My free nutrition plan is an excellent tool to help you choose the best foods for both physical and emotional wellness.

18. Exercise

Exercise boosts levels of health-promoting brain chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which may help buffer some of the effects of stress and also relieve some symptoms of depression. Rather than viewing exercise as a medical tool to lose weight, prevent disease, and live longer – all benefits that occur in the future – try viewing exercise as a daily tool to immediately enhance your frame of mind, reduce stress and feel happier.

19. Live Minimally

Clutter has a way of sucking the energy right out of you and replacing it with feelings of chaos. Clutter is an often-unrecognized source of stress that prompts feelings of anxiety, frustration, distraction and even guilt, so give your home and office a clutter makeover, purging it of the excess papers, files, knick knacks and other “stuff” that not only takes up space in your physical environment, but also in your mind.

20. Be Honest

Every time you lie, your stress levels are likely to increase and your self-esteem will crumble just a little bit more. Plus, if others find out you’re a liar it will damage your personal and professional relationships. Telling the truth, on the other hand, boosts your mental health and allows others to build trust in you.

21. Establish Personal Control

Avoid letting other people dictate the way you live. Instead, establish personal control in your life that allows you to fulfill your own goals and dreams, as well as a great sense of personal self-worth.

22. Accept What Cannot Be Changed

Everything in your life is not going to be perfect, and that’s perfectly all right. Happy people learn to accept injustices and setbacks in their life that they cannot change, and instead put their energy on changing what they can control for the better.

A Healthy Lifestyle Naturally Enhances Happiness

You may have noticed that some of the habits of happy people are one in the same with those that are essential for leading a healthy lifestyle – exercising and eating right, for example. Once you adopt a happiness mindset, and even before you do, embracing healthy habits will help keep your mood elevated naturally even in the midst of stress. 
Happy people tend to behealthy people, and vice versa, so in addition to healthy food and exercise, the following lifestyle strategies can also help to support emotional wellness:
Proper Sleep: Sleep deprivation is linked to psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and bipolar depression, while getting the right amount of sleep has been linked to positive personality characteristics such as optimism and greater self-esteem, as well as a greater ability to solve difficult problems.
Animal-based Omega-3 Fats: Low concentrations of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA are known to increase your risk for mood swings and mood disorders. Those suffering from depression have been found to have lower levels of omega-3 in their blood, compared to non-depressed individuals. Krill oil is my preferred source of omega-3 fats.
Regular Sun Exposure: This is essential for vitamin D production, low levels of which are linked to depression. But even beyond vitamin D, regular safe sun exposure is known to enhance mood and energy through the release of endorphins.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): If difficult life circumstances and the negative emotions they create are making happiness hard to come by, try EFT, which is a form of do-it-yourself psychological acupressure. This simple technique can help clear your body and mind of negative emotions so you can implement positive goals and habits more easily in your life.

The Health Benefits Of Listening To Music

By Dr Mercola
If you’re a music lover, you already know that turning on the tunes can help calm your nerves, make stress disappear, pump up your energy level during a workout, bring back old memories, as well as prompt countless other emotions too varied to list.
Even if you’re not a music aficionado, per se, there are compelling reasons why you may want to become one, which were recently revealed by a series of new research.

Music Prompts Numerous Brain Changes Linked to Emotions and Abstract Decision Making

When you listen to music, much more is happening in your body than simple auditory processing. Music triggers activity in the nucleus accumbens, a part of your brain that releases the feel-good chemical dopamine and is involved in forming expectations.
At the same time, the amygdala, which is involved in processing emotion, and the prefrontal cortex, which makes possible abstract decision-making, are also activated, according to new research published in the journal Science.
Based on the brain activity in certain regions, especially the nucleus accumbens, captured by an fMRI imager while participants listened to music, the researchers could predict how much money the listeners were willing to spend on previously unheard music. As you might suspect, songs that triggered activity in the emotional and intellectual areas of the brain demanded a higher price.
Interestingly, the study’s lead author noted that your brain learns how to predict how different pieces of music will unfold using pattern recognition and prediction, skills that may have been key to our evolutionary progress. Time reported:
“These predictions are culture-dependent and based on experience: someone raised on rock or Western classical music won’t be able to predict the course of an Indian raga, for example, and vice versa.
But if a piece develops in a way that’s both slightly novel and still in line with our brain’s prediction, we tend to like it a lot. And that, says [lead researcher] Salimpoor, ‘is because we’ve made a kind of intellectual conquest.’
Music may, in other words, tap into a brain mechanism that was key to our evolutionary progress. The ability to recognize patterns and generalize from experience, to predict what’s likely to happen in the future — in short, the ability to imagine — is something humans do far better than any other animals. It’s what allowed us (aided by the far less glamorous opposable thumb) to take over the world.”

Why Music Makes Us Feel United

So far we’ve covered that music is involved in both emotional and intellectual centers of your brain, but music also has an, almost uncanny, ability to connect us to one another.
Separate research published this month showed one reason for why this might be. When listening to four pieces of classical music they had never heard before, study participants’ brains reacted in much the same way. Areas of the brain involved in movement planning, memory and attention all had similar activation patterns when the participants listened to the same music, which suggests we may each experience music in similar ways.
The study’s lead author noted:
“We spend a lot of time listening to music — often in groups, and often in conjunction with synchronized movement and dance … Here, we’ve shown for the first time that despite our individual differences in musical experiences and preferences, classical music elicits a highly consistent pattern of activity across individuals in several brain structures including those involved in movement planning, memory and attention.”
Co-author Daniel Levitin, PhD, expanded:
“It’s not our natural tendency to thrust ourselves into a crowd of 20,000 people, but for a Muse concert or a Radiohead concert we’ll do it … There’s this unifying force that comes from the music, and we don’t get that from other things.”

Music Relieves Anxiety Better Than Drugs and Benefits Premature Babies

If you want a more concrete example of music’s powers, a meta-analysis by Levitin and colleagues found some striking benefits of music after reviewing 400 studies. Among the data was one study that revealed listening to music resulted in less anxiety and lower cortisol levels among patients about to undergo surgery than taking anti-anxiety drugs. Other evidence showed music has an impact on antibodies linked to immunity and may lead to higher levels of bacteria-fighting immune cells.
Still more research revealed that playing music in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) improved the health of premature babies with respiratory distress or sepsis.6 When parents sang to their babies, or sounds mimicking those in the womb were played, numerous benefits occurred, including changes in heart rates, sucking behavior and parents’ stress levels. The researchers noted:
“Entrained with a premature infant’s observed vital signs, sound and lullaby may improve feeding behaviors and sucking patterns and may increase prolonged periods of quiet–alert states. Parent-preferred lullabies, sung live, can enhance bonding, thus decreasing the stress parents associate with premature infant care.”
Taken together, the latest research makes a strong case for using music as a therapeutic tool for babies and adults alike.

Why Music Should be a Part of Your Workouts, Too

Many people instinctively don a headset linked to their favorite music when hitting the gym, which makes sense since certain types of music can motivate you to run faster, or keep going even though you’re fatigued, giving you a better workout. Additionally, research has shown that listening to music while exercising boosted cognitive levels and verbal fluency skills in people diagnosed with coronary artery disease (coronary artery disease has been linked to a decline in cognitive abilities). Signs of improvement in verbal fluency areas more than doubled after listening to music compared to that of the non-music session.
Listening to music while exercising can also improve your performance, increasing your endurance by 15 percent, and your movement will likely follow the tempo of the song. For instance, in one study when the music’s tempo slowed, the subjects’ exertion level reduced as well. And when the tempo was increased, their performance followed suit.
Your body may be simply responding to the beat on a more or less subconscious level, but the type and tempo of the music you choose while working out may also influence your conscious motivation.

What Music Is Best?

When a song gets you energized and rearing to go, you’ll know it, and these are the types of songs you probably naturally add to your workout playlist.  For that matter, when a song makes you feel relaxed, eases your anxiety or pain levels, or boosts your mood, you’ll know it too, as selecting music is a highly personal – and highly intuitive – process. In other words, only you know the “best” music for you, and that will inevitably change – not only day to day with your mood but also over time with the different chapters of your life.
For now, technology has given us a simple way to harness the power of music by allowing you to create different playlists for exercising, relaxing, working and other important aspects of your day so you can instantly access the right music for your mood or activity. You can also listen to music over Internet radio using free services like Pandora, which will actually create stations for you based on your musical tastes.
Whatever method you choose, making music part of your lifestyle is a simple yet powerful way to enhance your health and your life.
Tell us in the comments section what your favorite music is and why!

The Secret Dream Programming Technique

10 Cool Facts about Dreams and Dream Programming

1. Psi time operates during sleep, quiet hours of consciousness and during alpha/theta/delta meditation. Some of the dreams that you recall may appear to have gone on for hours yet in actual time they may have only taken a few minutes or seconds.

2. One persons dream affects another’s and that person is in turn affected by the neighbor’s dreams. In many cases dreams (in slightly different formats) are shared by two or more people and in some cases close-knit communities have shared mass dreams.

3. There are mass dreams that occur just above the level relating to the collective unconscious. If we are able to tune in to these dreams (and some individuals can) we would gain an impression of what our society is collectively dreaming which would then give us an indication of future events, as our dreams format our future, both individually and collectively.

4. During the dreaming state your awareness is focused in another reality that is in every way as permanent and valid as the physical reality universe. During sleep only a small amount of your energy is focused in the physical field enough to maintain the bodily functions only.

5. The events in the dream reality are as meaningful as the events in your physical world and indeed are interrelated. One affects the other and vice versa. This is why it is possible (and extremely easy) to program up dreams which have an almost immediate effect in your physical universe.

6. One of the easiest and most effective types of dream that you can pre-program relates to your physical health. Sometimes a correctly programmed dream can cause almost miraculous improvements to your health in as little as 12 hours.

7. A person who has problems in the physical world may subconsciously attempt to solve them by playing out various possible solutions on a dream basis. Consciously the individual may be unaware of these various potential dream solutions but when the correct solution has evolved this will then play out in his physical world and physical events will soon occur that solve the problem.

8. During an overnight dream state a negative destructive attitude can be changed instantly to a positive constructive one. These type of dreams appear most often when the self feels a sense of desperation and opens up deep subconscious channels that invoke these ‘healing’ dreams. It is now known that dreams of this nature can be consciously evoked at will in a surprisingly simple manner. All one has to do is to request such a dream prior to falling asleep.

9. Occasionally you might have noticed an annoying health condition that has gone on for months. Suddenly, one morning you wake up …and it has gone. This is almost certain the result of a dream. These healing dreams are brought on by repetitive self-suggestion prior to sleep.

10. If you wish to recall your dreams then simply give yourself pre-sleep suggestions that you will wake up immediately after your first one or two dreams, or maybe immediately after your last dream.

The Dream Programming Technique is extremely simple…

After you go to bed at night and are fully relaxed prior to sleep say to yourself (over and over) ……. I will have dreams tonight that will solve my problem of ——-.

For example…

  • If your problem might be one of an illness such as flu. In this case you would repeat over and over …… I will have dreams tonight that will solve my flu problem and cure it…….
  • If your problem is one of unhappiness and discontent you would repeat over and over ……… I will have dreams tonight that cure my unhappiness and make me feel happy and contented……..
  • If your problem is one of a general feeling of unwellness then you would repeat over and over …….. I will have dreams tonight that make me feel fit, well and bursting with energy…….
  • If your problem is one of negativity then you would repeat over and over …….. I will have dreams tonight that make me feel positive and contented……….

…and has helped thousands of people improve their lives…

Though this technique is very simple, it can be extremely powerful. We took this basic technique, and added relaxing music, hypnosis and brainwave entrainment to create the breathrough Dream programming audios in 2007.

Simply select what part of your life you want to improve, and listen to the mp3 as you fall asleep. The hypnotist’s voice on the audios communicates to your subconscious whilst you sleep, pre-programming your dreams and helping you to create dramatic changes in your physical reality …sometimes overnight…

Many people have had great success.

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