Jonathan Goldman, a pioneer in sound healing, announces Feb. 14th is World Sound Healing Day.
In The Essene Gospel of Peace, Book Four, mention is made of the Holy Stream of Sound. There are three Holy Streams – that of Life to be honored in the morning; that of Sound to be honored “in the heat of noontide,” and that of Light to be held in mind before one sleeps.
Here’s what is said about the Holy Stream of Sound: “…. It can only be heard in the silence. … For as it is written, in the beginning was the Sound and the Sound was with God, and the Sound was God. I tell you truly, when we are born, we enter the world with the sound of God in our ears, even the vast chorus of the sky, and the holy chants of the stars in their fixed rounds; it is the Holy Stream of Sound that traverses the vault of stars and crosses the endless kingdom of the Heavenly Father. It is ever in our ears, so do we hear it not. …. It was this Sound which formed the earth and the world, and brought forth the mountains, and set the stars in their thrones of glory in the highest heavens…” (Pgs. 33-34)
Jonathan Goldman provides us with an interactive Sacred Temple of Sound for access to do simple toning. Spend about 10 minutes chanting the sound Om, Ah (he says this is the sound of the heart), Hu or the Divine Name. Try a couple of them! I’m willing to bet you’ll feel better afterwards – and you’ll have helped raise your vibration and that of the area around you, too!
Today is Tuesday, and another of those days when Mother Nature is blessing us with much energy from the Angel of Water in spite of this being the day I like to honor the Angel of Air. Air made itself known over the weekend, with a day of blizzardy conditions that would have made even Wyoming proud. That has been followed with dumps of snow – as if Mother Nature is determined to give us all winter’s worth in one week.
Before shoveling the white stuff, I read from the Essene Gospels section titled “The Sevenfold Peace.” The individualized passages can correspond to the energies to be honored on the different days. Choosing what I delineated for Day Three (using Saturday as the Sabbath, Day Seven, Tuesday becomes Day Three – Angel of Air in the morning), this part caught my attention:
“The mind of the wise
Is a well-ploughed field,
Which giveth forth abundance and plenty.
For if thou showest a handful of seed
To a wise man,
He will see in his mind’s eye
A field of golden wheat.
And if thou showest a handful of seed
To a fool,
He will see only that which is before him,
And call them worthless pebbles….
So it is with our thoughts….
No man can serve two masters;
Neither can evil thoughts abide in a mind
Filled with the Light of the Law.
He who hath found Peace with the mind
Hath learned to soar beyond
The Realm of the Angels.”
Where are your thoughts taking you today?
Last Friday, I did a little Inner Journey of my own – to some music, of course! As I let my breath take me to levels deeper than waking consciousness, the opening tracks were full of celebration and life. I felt as if the dancers were sharing the energy of the music and their pounding feet with the Earth itself – and that somehow all were participating in deep appreciation of being alive. Yes, the Earth, too! And as Life coursed through plants, their buds burst forth into beautiful blooms and vibrant colors filled my inner sight with Beauty.
It’s interesting that this experience followed several weeks of doing my best to be more mindful of Joy. I attended a weekend retreat Jan. 11-13th in which the presenter put out a variety of different photo-sized pictures on a table, asking us to select the one that moved us the most. There were mothers and babies, a galactic spiral with an infant, older people with smiles shining from their wrinkles and one with several spiritual leaders. I was about to pick the one with the galaxy and the newborn, until one at the end of the table caught my attention. I immediately grabbed it – an expression of the most pure Joy I’ve seen in a long time.
I hear that this photo has made many appearances in a variety of online places and no one has apparently been able to find where/how it originated. So I hope it’s OK to re-post here so you can see what injected a good dose of that elusive emotion (for me, anyway) into my day.
This image of the laughing girl and camel now graces my bathroom mirror and the drawing I did after my bliss-filled journey is propped up on my dresser. Life is meant to be joyful. In fact, whenever I get in touch emotionally with Life, I can feel its joy! My work with the Essene Gospels has brought this to my awareness. (As I’ve shared on this blog before, Joy has not been an emotion I’ve had much familiarity with over the years.)
Joy is also the Essence of “doing your Being,” as my mentor Jacquelyn Small used to drum into us. Nature does its being. Even in the cold weather, the birds have been singing away. I think of them reveling in awakening to a new day and being their cheerful selves (well, that’s how their songs impact me… I’ll admit to anthropomorphizing before I’m accused!) And while the trees are sleeping in these shorter days and colder temperatures, I have no doubt that when they are nudged by Spring into another season of warmth and light, they experience delight in being able to leaf out and come into the fullness of their Being as Summer reaches its zenith.
And a "coincidence" -- while the Joy-filled photo was put out on a Sunday, my exultant inner journey occurred on Friday. Friday is Angel of Joy day, of course!
I’m doing what I can to be in Joy today – even if it’s just a little. How about you?
Susan C. Moyer, MSW
Is a sound healer and transformational coach. She has 25+ years experience in using alternate states of consciousness to access deeper healing on all levels: physical, psychological, mental and spiritual.