November/December 2009 This I Believe
The Sound of Love
by Norma Gentile
Music reminds us to look within our hearts for the love of God. Our bodies are like the trees of the forest. Our roots are meant to run deep into the Earth. When we chant or sing, we have the foundation needed to stand up into spirit.
We can stand tall when we are able to push down fully into Earth. Without going down, we cannot move up. Without breathing and using the muscles and lower areas of our lungs, we cannot fully engage with the creation of sound.
It is our body’s presence that allows the inner tone of spirit that we each carry to be heard within the physical dimension of the Earth. This inner tone of spirit is carried out into the world both in our speaking and singing.
For me, sound healing isn’t about putting something on our bodies. Our body knows its own tone already, just as the trees, the sun and the Earth each know their own tone or song. It is about revealing the inner tone, vibration and quality that is already within each of us. And in turn, letting this inner sound reveal our true essence — to ourselves and to the world.
We each seek the love of God, and find it already nestled inside of ourselves.
— Norma Gentile, sound healer and singer