Throughout history, people have often turned to music as a means of releasing stress and tension that has been scientifically proven to adversely affect our overall wellbeing. That’s because the connection between and healing transcends time and space. When it is composed with the intention of promoting wellness, music has the power to empower its audience. It can be infused with qualities that generate positive feelings, providing a safe harbor and sense of calm within its listeners. Both music and healing are complex and dynamic processes.
We tend to resonate sympathetically with healing music as its vibrations pass through every cell and every fiber of our being. Free from the constraints of language, it moves effortlessly beyond the walls of logic and reason, tapping into our essential nature. This is where healing lives, deep beneath the surface of our consciousness. Simply by listening, we detect a grand orchestration unfolding just below the threshold of our awareness; it energizes our natural tendency to regain a state of equilibrium, a place of wholeness and wellness. It can be considered a balancing act of the highest order.
In The Healing Power of Mind, Tulku Thondup reminds us that “The best guide of all is the wisdom within us.” Meditation is a time-honored path that connects us to a place of wholeness. It is an inward journey. Little by little, as we quiet the mind and lose our sense of separation from the world, we slip into this ocean of oneness. Here, the sounds of peace fill the silence, and it is from here that composers can draw inspiration for healing music.