Posts Tagged ‘healing music’

This is Music on Your Brain

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

brain-128px-PET-imageMusic as entertainment is the tip of the iceberg. Music is a hidden giant with far ranging impacts on our health and learning. It is easily accessible and   inexpensive! What is wrong with this solution? Why it is not used more?

Music stimulates regions of the brain responsible for memory, language and motor control. That is scientific fact. It should be a staple in schools, rehabs and hospitals. It was required in ancient Egypt and Greece for its benefits on learning and behavior. Music has been used to clear negative emotions and stimulate virtues – in ancient and modern times.

Researchers investigated the effect of music on brain neurotrophin production, which is associated with the swell being of neurons. Young adult mice exposed to music with a slow rhythm for 21 consecutive days were tested in passive avoidance learning (how quickly they could avoid negative stimuli). The music-exposed mice showed increased neurotrophins in the brain and significantly improved their learning performance. The researchers concluded that music helps several central nervous system problems.

Studies are popping up all the time showing abounding with positive impacts of music. Music can replicate the effects of hormone replacement therapy in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to research published in Medical Hypotheses. Their study added that music also was helpful with neuropsychiatric disorders. From helping seniors to emotional issues, music is a free, accessible and easy tool to use.

Researchers observed that bird singing (with the Zebra Finch) doubles the numbers of its neurons. In other studies singing improved the plasticity of nerves in birds – the more they sang, they healthier they got!

Music affects steroids levels such as cortisone, testosterone and estrogen, and it is believed that music also affects related receptor genes. Unlike supplementing the brain with hormone substitution drugs which can have devastating side effects, music is noninvasive, and its existence is universal and mundane.

Music can increase motor functioning in Parkinson patients, as documented in Behavioral Pharmacology. Music in ancient times was used extensively for disabilities. We are rediscovering this use!

We have been surrounded by music our entire lives, while being clueless that music exchanges energy with us on every level of our being! Listening and participating in music enhances learning, behavior and health! All these benefits and music can be enjoyable too! It is like a spoonful of music to make the medicine go down!

Celebration of Life! Expo – York PA

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

You can visit Jill at Booth 61 at one of the largest & nicest holistic expos in PA, MD, NJ & DE.  This was a two day event, but there is only one day left: Sunday, August 15, 2010, 10am-5pm
Admission:  $6 
Old Main Building on the York PA fairgrounds

Come and join us for a remarkable gathering of great people offering an abundance of goods and services to enhance your holistic wellness and your personal and spiritual growth!  Visit your favorite readers and healers, shop from your favorite vendors and attend free hourly lectures.  Enjoy fun, fellowship, and camaraderie with a community of people of like-minds and like-hearts in a sacred atmosphere that is energetically healing and spiritually uplifting!   Bring your friends!  Meet new ones!

"Old Main"

"Old Main"

Toning! A Powerful Sound Healing Tool

Friday, June 25th, 2010

 I want to give you background on toning …an incredible method to
heal yourself, raise your conscious, clear negative emotions and it
costs nothing! In the next several posts, I will present
instructions on how to use this powerful could healing tool!

Natural tones are the most effective for balancing our voice, such
as grunts, groans, moans, screaming, laughing, yawning and sighs.
Sounds such as “mmm” and “ah” contain frequencies that elicit

The karate master cries before he strikes. The weight lifter groans
as he lifts. Why? Because the voice releases energy and power.
Self-created tones affect us from the inside out!

“Ouch”! Scream in pain! Why do we do this? We use sound to release
pain out of our body. It is instinctual. We use sound naturally to
relieve pain, but we forget to credit sound.

One reason why toning is an effective healing practice is because
feelings attach to sounds. Our subconscious feelings are a part of
our spoken words. The quality of our tone communicates our
underlying intent and feelings beneath our words. For example, the
“hello” we say to someone we love is different than the “hello” we
say to someone we don’t like. Our emotional communication is
clearly in our tone of voice, more so than the words.

When our brain censors our spoken words, these censored ideas
remain in our tone of voice. We may not even be aware of these
subtle underlying feelings, but others sense these feelings from
our tone of voice.

Sometimes we forget what our truth is, because we have hidden it in
our subconscious minds for so long. Sound can carry our hidden
feelings back to us. Our tone of voice is a communication link to
our subconscious mind.

We don’t always speak our truth. Sometimes the truth is painful. We
are taught to be polite or kind, instead. Another example is a
habitual white lie. How often do we tell people we feel fine, when
we don’t? Or “nothing is new”, when we don’t want to share
something new? Or that we like something, when we don’t?

When our feelings and our words are not in alignment, we create
dissonance in our bodies. In contrast, speaking our truth sets us

Toning is a way to clear stuck negative energies and buried
feelings from ourselves.

Next post… more on toning
Hugs, Jill

The Music of the Spheres

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

I thought this to be profound! Hope you like!

“The Music of the Spheres
A harmonious universe is like a harp.
Its rhythms are the equal repeated seasons,
The beating of a heart,
The going and returning of migratory birds,
The cycles of stars and corn,
The mimosa that unfolds by day and folds up by night,
The rhythms of moon and tide,
And apples that ripen and fall.
Melody, accord, arpeggios are the harp of the universe.
Unity behind apparent multiplicity.
That is the music.”

Ernesto Cardenal

One of you wonderful people made this response to this!
“Thank you Jill for sharing that….it was profound…because….

sharing our own inner lining…
is a delight we all may partake..
as our hearts beat in rhythm together…
the heavens also know what’s at stake..
And the truths of our purpose is given…
to all eyes that desire to see…
may God’s light guide us all on our journey….
to remembering what we all used to be….”

Hugs! Jill

Five Qualities of Your Voice

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
Since we hear sounds all day long, we can change the sound benefits that
we receive by alterating our listening. We can change the things we listen to, depending on what gifts we want to receive.
Sound was used in ancient history to control populations! Since the government regulated what music could be heard, they controlled what vibratory frequencies  interacted with people, affecting their minds, bodies and thoughts. I know this sounds screwy, but the ancient Chinese did this for thousands of years and their governments (dynasties) lasted for thousands of years. I don’t know about you, but four years of one president is usually enough for me! However, our government doesn’t control the music and sounds that we listen to!
The ancient Chinese…about 3000 years before Christ, used music…like musical fung shui. When a person said his name, the Chinese leaders noticed the qualities of the elements in the tone that one used. They learned about him in this secret and powerful way! You can listen for this and learn about others quickly, too!
Here are some secrets of the ancient Chinese! They use an easy system. For example, you can imagine an “airy” voice versus and “earthy” one! An earthy tone has deep tones and sounds grounded and sure of itself.
Five Qualities of the Voice:
>  Air – uplifting
>  Ether – inspiring, healing, peace giving, harmonizing,
     convincing, appealing and intoxicating
>  Earth – hope giving, encouraging, tempting
>  Water – intoxicating, soothing, healing, uplifting
>  Fire – impressive, arousing, exciting, horrifying, and
     awakening…(Can give you a warning)
The ancient Chinese would also change the tone in their voices to reflect all of these qualities at times.  This gave them the gift of balance, stabiltity and power in their lives. They would remind us that people of fortune have different voices than those of ill fortune.
The Sufi even modulates his speaking pitch to be in harmony with another. What a powerful, yet clever way of dealing with difficulties!!!!  And you can too! Just by increasing your awareness of the power in your voice! We all can change our speaking voice!
Hugs, Jill
Let the music play YOU!

More Tidbits on Healing with Sound!!!

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Different vowel sounds give you different healing gifts!

The Sufis are a mystic order and they have studied the impact of
sounds on your body and energy.

Here are some fascinating thoughts from the Sufis about
sounds..that may be in your voice!

Perhaps you may want to hum some of these sounds for their benefits!

Ah………represents the feeling of unity…golden color…earth
sound…opens your heart energy and radiate energy

Ooo(cool)………blue…water sound…relaxes energy and draws
energy inward

Eee………….bight blue to turquoise…air sound…related to
mind and thinking

Hmm……top of head…produces rainbow colors..connects you to spirit

Oh….. (as in go) Combines ah and oo. This sound effects the
endocrine system.

Hugs Jill
P.S. Let the music play you!!!

Healing with Sound!!!

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

I can’t wait to share secrets on healing techniques from ancient
societies and modern scientists to make your life better!
There are so many ways to use sound and music to enhance healing,
your memory, your clarity of thinking, your energy, your mood, your
spirituality and so much more!!!

Sound and music will someday become a form of vibrational medicine,
healing us in soooo many wonderful ways. I know there is a lot to
learn to understand how to use sound vibrations to heal, and
improve our minds, feelings and spirits, but the fast way to learn
is so simple. Just listen to your heart! When you hear music that
you like, it tunes you! Your heart will take you to music that
blesses YOU!

I just finished writing the words to a new song, and I found some
nifty information in ancinet Hindi texts. It is about the
vibrational benefits of each vowel sound. Since each sound is
different its affect on YOU is different!
Each vowel has a psychological significance. The composition of
every word has a chemical and psychological significance as well.
Every vowel and consonant has an individual effect on the body.
Every word or sound charges the area with certain magnetism. The
physical body is affected by vibration.
E denotes a feminine quality of grace, wisdom, beauty and
O and U have a masculine quality of power and expression.
A has the perfection of both qualities.
I thought it would be fun to think about your own name, and what
you say about yourself when your name is spoken. What vowel sounds
are in YOUR name!
Let the music play YOU!