Music: The Sound Of Your Soul

Bonnie Johnson's PostI’d like to continue our “music” theme a little more.  Music is, and always has been, such a big part of my life.  After a statement like that you would think that I’d list all of the musical instruments I can play.  Speak to you about the hours of dedicated practice I put in to the piano, flute, violin, guitar, name an instrument…but, in fact, I don’t play any.  And I’ve never been able to sing well enough that others would want to pay to listen either.  (Or listen…period)

Although I don’t have a particular talent to make beautiful music, I have still been drawn to it and have loved it my whole life.  I love all kinds and genres of music.

I have a theory about that.

I believe that music is the sound of your Soul.  It is created by vibration.  Vibration is energy.  Energy is Source.  People who create beautiful music speak of being “inspired”.  I like to think of the word “inspired” as also meaning “in spirit”.

I remember listening to the sound track from “The Last of the Mohicans” and being moved to tears.  Not by any words, because there weren’t any, but just from the ebb and flow of the music itself.

I love it when the rhythm and beat of a song kicks your energy to the next level.  I’m not a jogger but on the rare occasions I have gone for a run, I swear the only thing that kept me going was by having some high energy songs pumping through my I-pod.

My son, James, plays the guitar and writes his own music and lyrics now.  He recently told me that when the stress of university starts to get to him he takes out his guitar and gets lost in his music.  It soothes his soul.  He re-aligns.

I’m reminded of the sound of OM or AUM which is the most often chanted sound in mantras.  It is believed that the whole universe, in its fundamental form, is made up of vibrating, pulsating energy.  OM is considered as the humming sound of this cosmic energy.  How cool is that!

Our Tara’s mantra is “Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha” and is featured on our Goddess Tara Bio page.

Something to think about!

Bonnie

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7 thoughts on “Music: The Sound Of Your Soul

  1. Wow you said this so perfectly ! So basic Music isn’t it. Vibrational energy ! So basic but it can be difficult for some of us to wrap our voices around. I, however can sing even the alphabet, if you need a simple lesson. (that’s a joke for those of you who have yet to hear me sing) I would love more than anything this morning to hear James sing his version of Collie Man, I like his better than the original. Lets listen to some Music !!!

  2. Music is one of the best ways to improve almost anything, ever rip across the dessert on the other side of dusk, listening to Pink Floyd or the doors ,and holding hands with Eleanor.

  3. Well I’ve never done it holding hands with Eleanor…yet…or even ripping across a desert but I have been “taken” to other places while listening to Pink Floyd often (I’m a HUGE fan) and I’ve been lost in the music of the Doors before too.
    Awesome!

  4. I love this post! I am a singer, songwriter and voice coach in White Rock, and I can relate to every word. It’s amazing how music affects us at such an essential level. I feel most connected to that vibrational ‘hOMe’ when I am improvising/ singing intuitively or working on a new song.
    Hooray for music and people who deeply appreciate it.

    • Heidi, it’s so great to hear from a true singer, songwriter’s point of view. Thanks! Tracy and I have both just been surfing through your web site. Wow! You are a very talented, creative person. Fantastic. We hope to see you perform live one day. Hooray for music indeed!

  5. I’m totally unable to carry a tune unless I’m singing along to something that’s blasting my own voice out completely!
    When I paint I find I really get into a flow if I have the radio on, but if it’s the TV then I get thrown off and lose momentum. So it’s the energy I’m getting from the vibrations, then. Makes sense.
    Rock on, ladies!

  6. I love the sound of your Voice too Heidi, very beautiful, I envy anyone who can sing, it’s such a gift! Thanks for sharing yours with the everyone. We will check out where you are performing and drop by in the near future! Tracy

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