Stay Aligned with the Law of Attraction
Use music and art to redirect patterns of negative thought into positive channels to shift your consciousness. Not only does music help raise your mood and thus your vibration, the right choice of music can establish a conducive atmosphere for prayers or a meditation and relaxation session. It can also diffuse undesirable energies of others around you.
Listen to quiet, uplifting music when reciting mantras or prayers on your japa mala or rosary. Strive to stay in harmonious alignment with the Law of Attraction to effect change in your life and for the greater good. Use music to dive more deeply into everything you do.
Apollo was the Greek god of music and insight. His son Asclepius was considered by the Greeks to be the demigod of the healing elements of medicine. Apollo also kept an entourage that included the muses of music, dance, dreams, and poetry. As you connect with music, you might say you are also connecting with the muses and healing and insight associated with Apollo.
Music plays an integral role in gratitude. As you have learned, expression of gratitude is a major key to living an abundant life. Listening to a beautiful piece of music such as Mozart's “Laudate Dominum” from Vesperae Solennes de Confessore or Handel's Messiah inspires reverence and appreciation for the gifts of the Divine and the grandeur and wonder of life.
Chakra Vibrational Makeup
Chakras, the force centers of the ethereal body, respond to sound vibrations. Some musicians and yogis say that chakra tuning and healings can be brought about through the use of sound. According to some metaphysical schools of thought, your chakras have an energetic vibration associated with psychological well-being. The right music can help you function at optimum levels.
To reach the deepest levels of spiritual consciousness and superior wisdom is akin to peeling away layers of ignorance like the skin of an onion until you reach the heart. Music can take you down into deeper layers. One way to penetrate those layers is to use music you like to elevate your mood. When you are feeling positive, you are most likely to feel gratitude for your spiritual gifts, especially on days when they seem to be burdens, not gifts.
Louise, a middle-aged woman who strives to meet the challenges of caring for six dogs, two dementia-stricken relatives, and a two-acre ranch, often plays a CD of Latin dance music when she feels she can't cope with the latest crisis. Salsa, cha-cha, and tango music never fail to lift her spirits. Often before she realizes it, she is dancing around the room and feeling gratitude for the lessons she is being taught by those living with her. When you spend time reflecting on the gratitude, the Law of Attraction responds to that powerful vibration.
Most people don't realize they are the prize of their own lives. Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert asserted that Americans think they want to be rich and thin. Gilbert noted that beyond earning enough for the basic necessities in life, extra money doesn't add much to the pursuit of happiness. Many people don't know what truly makes them happy; worse, they don't know that they don't know.
Art and music are often combined in therapy sessions aimed at helping you work through psychological pain and emotional trauma. In a safe environment provided by a therapist or health professional, you may be encouraged to listen to the soothing cross-species sounds of nature, perhaps set to strains of classical music such as Pachelbel's “Canon in D major” or Barber's “Adagio for Strings.”
If you are feeling stuck or emotionally pulled in different directions, express your innermost feelings by playing music or creating art. Working through grief, illness, abuse, or deep psychological wounds enables you to finally release the energy associated with holding on to that pain. Breakthroughs of insight or understanding are also possible. With release, damaging stress levels dissipate and healing is facilitated. The goal is to restore emotional well-being and positive feelings.
Merge with the Mother of All Sounds
Adept sadhaks — those who faithfully practice daily regimens of sadhana (spiritual practices) and who have advanced along the spiritual path — may tune in to celestial strains heard in deep meditation. Shabda or Nada is the yoga of sound. Follow the sound current of Om (the cosmic vibration of atoms in creation) inward and your absorption into that Nada or Mother of All Sounds can take you to a state of samadhi, or at-oneness with the Divine. The most powerful place in meditation is the space between thoughts. For however long you can experience the absence of thought, dive deeply inward, toward the Source of your being.
In Shabda practice, you concentrate on not only sound but also meaning and vibration. Of the three, the sages say that vibration is the most important because when you tune in to the vibration of Om, in which all sound is contained, you are aligning with those holy ones from ages past who have spiritually worked with the sound. Om is an expression of the Divine.
Music has been hailed as a powerful tool in healing. Some say it works at the cellular level. The key to gaining the maximum benefit from music is to listen attentively and then mentally check in to see how you feel. If it makes you feel good, use it often to raise your vibration to be in harmonious alignment with the Law of Attraction.