Conduct Life’s Symphony: Listen for the Sound of Your Soul
Oct 01, 2019 02:33PM
● By Jennifer Aurelia
Have you ever watched a great conductor of an orchestra, band or choir? While they literally have a hand in getting the composer’s score to the audience, underneath they are doing a much more powerful thing: they are conducting energy! Music is organized sound and sound is powerful energy. Anyone who has conducted choirs, coached singers or composed music can attest that this is true.
Did you know that you are actually the Divine Conductor of your life’s symphony? Music directly affects consciousness, and our consciousness affects our energy. Thankfully, we are waking up in numbers on this earth. We are waking up to the fact that we are not our physical bodies and we are indeed connected to a vast field of energy that is beyond our limited logical minds. The physical or material dimension is pure energy condensed into a dense physical form. And as we experience our earthly journeys, we are coming into, or remembering, who we truly are.
We are indeed the conductors of our own life symphonies. What does energy like to do? Energy loves to flow, create and move. When energy is blocked or stuck and not flowing, illness or disease occurs. Our thoughts, feelings, emotions and beliefs have energetic frequencies and have a direct impact on our flow of energy. As we become more conscious and aware that we are indeed conducting our lives through the flow of energy, it is up to us whether we will allow our energy to flow or constrict. That is the beauty of living a life on a planet with free will. This creative process happens regardless of our participation, but it can be so much more fun when we participate.
How do music and the movement of sound come to play in our creative process? Music is, in fact, the highest art form as it contains almost every modality within itself. Music is math, science, art, communication; it assists in spatial reasoning, kinesthetic awareness, emotional intelligence, memory, empathy and so much more. If you were lucky enough to study music when you were young or are considering giving music lessons to your own child, you should be smiling. Along with the long list of benefits previously mentioned, a unique thing actually happens to a “brain on music.” Scientists have found that learning music stimulates more parts of the brain than any other human function. The little bolts of electricity running through a musician’s neurons are very different than those of one who just listens to music. Participation or taking part in this fine art is the key.
Brain scans have shown that piano players who’ve studied music from an early age have a different brain than the rest of us. The brains of pianists appear to be highly efficient energetic machines. According to recent studies, pianists’ brains have an extremely efficient connection between the different parts of the frontal lobe compared to non-musicians. That’s a big deal because the frontal lobe is responsible for integrating a ton of information. Pianists had a demonstrably more symmetrical central sulcus (the prominent landmark of the brain, separating the parietal lobe from the frontal lobe and the primary motor cortex from the primary somatosensory cortex) than everyone else. That means they are balanced, which is rare in humans. Playing the piano actually reshapes the brain. How cool is that?
The role of music in enriching people’s lives while supporting natural intelligence, health, happiness and freedom finally is being scientifically supported. The fine minds of composers in the last century were definitely on to something.
Conduct Your Voice: SING!
If you want to experience the benefits of playing music, it is never too late. In fact, as the conductor of your own life, what better way to do so than by learning to conduct your voice? Learning to sing and use your body as an instrument is another wonderful way to explore the movement of energy through sound. Singing has some incredible health benefits, and the voice may be the ultimate healing tool. Plus, we all have one, and it’s free. The voice impacts the whole body as it becomes the instrument of the soul. And unlike the piano, which is a separate instrument, singing allows us to get in touch with the true intimacy and vulnerability of our bodies. We literally become the flow. When we allow ourselves the opportunity to express through our voices, it awakens parts of us that may have been dormant or neglected our entire lives. We gain access to a deep inner wisdom, and with this wisdom comes transformative power. Singing also hones the fifth (throat) chakra, which affects issues many women are experiencing at this time in our evolution.
There are numerous benefits that result from singing, but here are a few you might not have known. Singing gives you a natural high—it raises endorphins and releases dopamine and serotonin. Your vibration will rise almost immediately, and you create more energy. The act of singing in a supportive environment fosters good posture, breath control and moves energy, which allows you to create more flow. Kundalini yoga involves a lot of singing for a reason. When we move energy and raise our frequency or vibration, we are in a beneficial state for optimal alignment, leading to health and wellness. Lastly, and most importantly, singing helps you connect to the authentic version of you, as no two voices are the same; it truly helps you connect to your divinity, your soul.
Beethoven said, “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.” As the weather grows colder and the nights grow longer, consider taking a music class or piano lessons or joining a choir. Music was made to bring people together, it was created to move us, break down the divides and bring us closer to God.
Dance, sing and be joyful; the world is your symphony. And always listen for the sound of your soul.
Jennifer Aurelia (Aureliaslight) is an award-winning recording artist, composer, vocal coach and teacher. She holds a BA and MS in music and music education (with a focus on ethnomusicology and mind, body, spirit pedagogies) and has completed post-Masters study in sound healing, sound therapy and multiple energy medicine modalities. Aureliaslight’s music is played on XM Radio and available on most platforms and is used in healing and educational centers around the world.