When we hear unpleasant sounds we want to put our two hands to our ears to try and block them. Pleasant sounds on the other hand are sounds which we find are pleasing to the ear. Generally these are sounds which are not loud, but sounds which are in softer tones and frequencies which we find pleasing to listen to.
Sound is sound; however there are two kinds of sounds.
There are sounds we hear which we can describe as being unpleasant and there are sounds which we describe as being pleasant.
Unpleasant sounds are those that disturb us or we feel grates on our ears or cause our bodies to react by contracting or recoiling from the sound. When we hear these sounds we want to put our two hands to our ears to try and block out these distressing sounds, or move as far away as possible from these sounds because they cause a disturbance in our bodies and in our energy field.
High pitched frequencies, noise and sound may cause damage to the inner or middle ear. Pleasant sounds on the other hand are sounds which we find are pleasing to the ear. Generally these are sounds which are not loud are are sounds which are in softer tones and frequencies which we find pleasing to listen to. These can be sounds of nature, birds singing, bees buzzing, music we like, or sounds which help us to relax, unwind and de-stress.
Why are some sounds pleasant and others unpleasant?
Our bodies can be affected and can suffer from noise pollution from the physical discomfort of having our ears bombarded by sounds which can be erratic, screeching, grating, harsh, sharp, ear-splitting, intrusive and overbearing and which may also contribute to ill-health. Apart from the physical discomfort to our bodies we can also react to sounds which may affect us emotionally or mentally, The most natural state of a healthy body is when all organs, glands systems and the body as a whole are operating in synchronicity in a calm and stress-free manner.
This is the ultimate state of being and the objective we all aspire to. However our life’s events, occurrences and incidents can create experiences which may have been unpleasant and as a result these events may have had a harmful or damaging effect on our body on all levels. Each of these events have a sound association which can trigger and retrigger the body to react by contracting at a physical level and in turn have its effect on organs glands and systems in the body.
Sound as a stimuli:
Our ears are very sensitive to any external stimuli. Sound is an external stimuli that can elicit or evoke a physiological response in our body. Sound can come from an external source and can create an internal reaction in the body at a physical, emotional or mental level.
Clapping is a sound. What reaction do you have to clapping? If it is clapping of appreciation at the end of a musical or theatrical performance which you have enjoyed, it instils a pleasant and harmonious feeling as you, along with the rest of the audience clap as recognition of a great show. If some did not enjoy the show and sarcastically start clapping very slowly, the clapping sound will be out of sync with the rest of the audience. This sound can feel inharmonious, disturbing and annoying to your ears and may invoke a feeling of agitation and discomfort in the body.
When you hear the sound of wind blowing does it remind you of being tucked up in bed where you are nice and warm as you listen to the sound of the wind blowing through the trees? Or do you react by contracting your body in fear as you are reminded of seeing a home or property being demolished by strong winds?
When you hear the sound of water flowing does it remind you of a summers day and a river flowing down the sides of a mountain? Or do you react by contracting your body in fear as you are reminded of cars and buildings being washed away in a flood? Take a situation where two people are on a plane. One person hears the sounds of the plane’s engines revving up and becomes anxious and fearful because of the thoughts of the possibility of a plane crash. The other person is happy and excited when they hear the engines revving because they are looking forward to the flight because they are heading for a holiday in the sun.
Every event has an associated sound. For every event or experience in our life there has been some sound source associated with it. Every event in the universe is triggered by movement. Movement of any kind causes a vibration. Every vibration however small or faint creates a sound, and every sound in the universe creates a reaction. This can be a physiological reaction in the body which can be pleasant or it can be unpleasant.
When we hear sounds that are unpleasant to our ears.
The body will resist when it hears sounds that are not in harmony, unpleasant to our ears or chaotic frequencies such as noise or sounds that trigger disturbing, painful or fearful memories that remind the body of an unpleasant experience or event from the past or early childhood. Each time the memory is triggered the body resists and contracts. It resists and contracts, resists and contracts, and continues this resisting and contracting until the organs are almost suffocated and starved of oxygen and energy from constant contraction.
External stimuli can cause a reaction in the body at a physical, emotional and mental level. The body may have internalised these sounds as feelings of fear, anger, distress, or anxiety. Alternatively the body can internalise sounds from the past as feelings of being happy, calm, peaceful, joyful, or relaxed.
The aim of sound healing therapy is to help the body to internalise and deal with whatever may be causing the resistance and contraction on any level of the body’s energy field, physical, emotional and mental, and iron out any discrepancies that may have accumulated over many years, replacing anxiety, tension, anger and fear, with relaxation, calm, peace and harmony.