"Calling music 'healing' doesn't mean it is. Often it wants to be, or means to be, but doesn't really know how to be. Soothing music is nice, gentle, spacey music is nice. Yet such music, and music that suggests journeys through the elements or through your psyche (however mapped), may or may not be healing. Only to the degree and in that quality that a musician is healing herself through the music can a listener be healed through it.
What does heal? Human resonance. Music isn't a pill. It is an exchange between souls . The magician has to internalize the magic so that the magician is the magic, not simply the administrator of its form.
The way I see it , good music is healing by definition. ~W.A. Mathieu.
The world is made of sound, infinite essence of life. Vibration permeates every single part of our being, and through activation we can help to align our bodies and our psyches to their original state of peace, vibrancy and well being.
Regardless of the medium, or the instrument, whether that is a singing bowl, tuning forks, an instrument tuned to 432, the human voice, a mantra or a song, the healing lives in the connection between the channel (the musician), the muse (the song), and the audience (the listener). That exchange, if it's true and good creates healing. It can happen through deep listening, communing with elemental forces, dancing, meditation, participation, and any myriad of ways and configurations.
I am a sound healer because i have dedicated my life to the craft of music making, I love creating, sound and connecting people to their essence. That is my happy place. Whether it is by playing my original music, improvising, honoring my lineage and playing other artists songs, mantras, or ritual songs, I know there is medicine in this exchange, and transformation whenever music is present.
May these sounds create the peace our world needs to exist, and to thrive. May our songs resonate for the well-being of all creatures on this Earth.
* I offer one on one sessions, and group sessions of sound baths, or audience participation. Contact me for more info.