May/June 2012 Cosmic
Flower Whisperer: Nature's Sound Healers
by Jill Mattson
The hills (and flowers) really are alive with the sound of healing music.
Healing flower essences have been widely used by people since ancient times to gain a gentle emotional lift or create a helpful resolution. The popular Bach Flower Remedies are used by many people today to restore the balance between mind and body.
An exciting new development in natural healing now allows the direct application of flower essences through sound frequencies, bypassing the physical flower altogether. In this novel approach, the same benefits provided by the traditional water-based flower essences can be quickly and effectively bestowed through “healing flower music symphonies.”
Listening to the sound frequency equivalent of a particular flower creates a vibrational energy path to the same healing benefits. Researchers also have found that by adding specially designed music to the experience, even greater advances are possible. Some people have reported extraordinary results when they simultaneously listened to the flower symphonies and took the flower essences sublingually in the traditional manner.
One of the most famous and respected names associated with the unique use of plants in healing is British physician Dr. Edward Bach (1886-1936). Bach discovered that certain flowering plants can alleviate human emotional and physical problems. Bach extracted the essence or vibratory imprint from particular flowers and transferred this energy imprint into pure water, which is then ingested orally or placed sublingually. The 38 healing flower remedies Bach created use nonmaterial essences as vibrational medicine. Long before Bach, ancient tribes in South America similarly found native flowers useful for soothing physical, emotional and psychological illnesses.
Sound healing pioneers Sharry Edwards and Dr. Royal Rife spent their lives studying, measuring and deriving vibrational energies for healing. Eventually, these sound healers have been able to identify exact wavelengths of sound to address specific ailments. The precise mechanisms are not totally understood, but as with other vibrational healing, it appears the effect works on a holistic basis providing benefit to the spirit and the mind of the person. There are emotional benefits that are inseparable from the overall healing process.
A revealing example of the nature of sound in healing is reported by Edwards. Niacin is a vitamin that is necessary for life. If a person is deficient in niacin they can take supplements, but a flushing of the skin often occurs with usage. Edwards found that she can administer the frequency equivalent of niacin (using only sound waves) to a person and the same nutritional benefit is achieved. Astonishingly, the skin flushing also occurs.
Through my own sound healing work, I’ve found that the benefits of the flower remedies can be passed directly through the use of sound. I compose complete healing flower music symphonies that use the sound frequency equivalent of the associated soul flower. The characteristic flower frequency is embedded in a complex musical composition. The listener receives the flower essence energy from this frequency and much more. The frequency need not be loud or isolated. The body is adept at incorporating subtle frequencies.
In these flower symphonies, the multidimensional musical composition begins by first expressing the negative emotion that the flower energy addresses. Listening to the negative aspect offers a sense of catharsis to loosen and clear emotional blockages. We can be so overwhelmed by negative energies that we sometimes can’t receive positive energies until the emotional baggage is cleared.
The symphony then plunges into the positive emotional transformation. This positive movement uplifts the listener and together with the accompanying flower frequency provides intense emotional transformation and healing. The experience offered by the combination of the healing flower essence together with the musical encounter presented in the symphony can produce a powerful, healing state impacting physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energies.
For those who live in a dreamy, not-fully-awake state, the clematis flower is the remedy. The clematis is the reality flower essence. The clematis symphony continually beats out the flower's frequency. On top of this track, the overarching music begins with a rhythmic breath. The breath becomes the percussion beat, combining with pleasing, diffuse tones to create a state of dreaminess. Foggy tones and echoes muffle clarity. As the song continues, the warmth of the sun beckons the soul to awaken, to see more clearly and to dance in the glory of the fully awakened light with clear melodic tones.
For those who suffer from anxiety or excessive worry, the mimulus is known as the bravery flower. The mimulus helps those with fears of illness, pain, accidents, poverty, loneliness and misfortunes. People struggling to master their fears often quietly bear their dread, but this flower offers relief. The mimulus symphony begins with creepy, fearful music and a scary hiss. The music gradually transforms after catharsis occurs and trust is built by creating a rhythmic frame work, based on the sound of a reassuring heart beat, which is a sound that has been with us our entire lives. Ultimately, a strong, confident song sings out, washing over the listener and dissolving fears.
The transformation of sentient plant energy to pure vibrational energy is yet another confirmation that all living entities and all energies are one in the grand design. Enjoy the bounty of a simple wildflower to help fill your deepest emotional needs.
Jill Mattson, author of Ancient Sounds — Modern Healing, is a widely recognized expert and composer in the emerging field of sound healing. Visit www.jillswingsoflight.com.