Have you ever listened to a piece of music and felt tingles go up your spine? Or have you put on music to calm and soothe you during stressful times? Have you ever felt the beat of drums or the vibration of sound as it washes over you. These are telltale signs of the power that music has to heal and influence our very being.
I know when I was going through cancer treatment, I used music in a number of ways.
- During chemo, I listened to meditation music and transported myself to a different place.
- At night,when I was anxious and having problems sleeping, I’d play music that was relaxing.
- To soothe and feed my soul, I would sit quietly by myself and strum on my guitar.
- Singing or vocalizing sounds would release tension as I felt the vibrations resonate through my chakras
There are many ways to use the power of sound in healing. As you look through books for cancer patients, you will find several on sound wellness and how to incorporate sound and/or music into your healing journey.