Singing sacred songs and chanting has a deep and profound effect on our existence. There is a whole new realm of secrets about vibrations. Sacred chants like the Vedic Mantras, or Gregorian chants, are in the rhythm of the underlying vibrations of our existence. We can empower ourselves through the use of our voice. Using the sacred sounds you can entrain your physical body, every cell of your being, to these sacred chants, which elevates consciousness. When you entrain to these sounds then you become the instrument, your vibrations resonate throughout the body, elevates consciousness and can heal the physical body. That’s why sacred chanting is done, because then you are the vessel for those sacred sounds. That’s what the words atonement and attunement have to do with sacred sound. Atonement really means to break free of the remnant vibrations that you have been living in, that’s labelled as sin, and all it is a lower frequency state. Once you atone and let go of that, you’re bringing yourself back into an attunement with higher vibration, and you are resonating differently. Once you become a vessel and use your voice, you are not only vibrating every cell of your being, but you’re also bringing your brain into a different brain wave frequency. The EEG goes from Beta, to Alpha to Theta. The slower the brain operates the more we have access to it. And those are the expanded states of consciousness and awareness. The slower the brain operates the more capacity it has, so when it slows down to between 8 – 12 Hz (cycles) per second that’s Alpha state. Above 12 Hz to 30 Hz is Beta, which is our normal state of operating. So if you drop below Beta you go into meditative states and even lower into expanded states of consciousness.
'If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.' - Nikola TeslaChakras and Vibrations There are many hidden truths to vibrations, and these secrets were encoded in the Vedas. Each Chakra has a vibrational frequency related to it. Let's look at the heart Chakra, called Anāhata, meaning unstruck. Subtle vibrations in the ether element come first in creation. यं, Yaṁ, is for the heart chakra, and also the Beej (seed) Mantra for meditation. It is a subtle sound like a thought, so said within, and not spoken. The gross sound that can be pronounced for the heart chakra is 'haah' (as in heart). Frequency is the key. Frequency of the heart is 528 hz (the middle note in music, the middle Chakra). In the process of creation, after the ether element comes the air, Prana. The Green blade of grass converts the energy from the sun, creates oxygen. After the air element comes light, in the color spectrum heart is green. Sound creates form, from matter and energy. This is demonstrated by Cymatics, that's the Yantra, now known as sacred geometry. Geometry is about numbers and numbers are the language of creation. Water is liquid crystal. Our body is eighty percent liquid - crystal. When frequency of 528 hz is mirrored in the water it creates geometric patterns, Yantra, of the heart, the star of David, the 2 triangles. Therefore; each sacred geometric pattern, Yantra, has corresponding mantras at subtler level. Because from vibration comes matter. Heart is love when at 528 hz, reverse is fear and hate. The emotion of love is a very large electromagnetic field of vibratory pattern. Our Chakras are at the endocrine glands. Hormones are electromagnetically charged. Sound heals the soul. Love is the universal healer. Water is universal solvent. Music is the universal language. As is the microcosm, the spiritual body of Chakras, so is our collective consciousness, and so is creation or macrocosm, the seven Lokhs (dimensions). There's much more to be unraveled. The sacred sounds and songs that have originated from the deep transcendental state of the Creator, when sung, generate the same state in the one who sings them. These are set in the rhythm of the natural meditative breath. The rhythm of sacred sounds takes one into deep meditation and higher states of consciousness. The songs support this experience. Sound Healing In the Vedic system of sound, Nada Yoga, each vowel sound and musical note is associated with a Chakra. These vowel sounds are found in most ancient mystical traditions including the Egyptians, (Jewish) Kabbala, Mayans, Native Americans, Tibetans, and so on. When the vowel sound is pronounced, such as 'Aa' one will feel the vibration in the associated chakra, for 'Aa' it's the heart Chakra. Sound Healers like Jonathan Goldman, who is one of the best in the world, have developed an extensive model of sounds and harmonics. Shanti Shivani is a leading Naad Yoga, sound healer and Drupad singer in the US. Talk about attunement with the teacher, while learning from her DVD, each cell was strung with her voice. The ancient Vedic system of sounds, combined by a pure, evolved and authentic practitioner can transform the entire being. The tonal framework of the Vedas is set in rhythms called 'Ragas' and they have emerged from cosmic consciousness at the start of creation. When sung accurately, each has a unique effect on a human being, as they are in rhythm of the underlying vibrations of existence. At the substratum of our existence is consciousness. From consciousness comes the primordial energy (Shakti), then vibrations, from vibrations - subtle divine light, from light - matter. As our body is matter and of this three dimensional reality, this subtle light is part of our subtle higher dimensional existence, vibrations are subtler and closer to consciousness which is the subtlest. Ancient meditators tapped deep into their consciousness and experienced these lights, sounds and vibrations. They then formed hymns and chants that would create the resonance of these vibrations within, because vibrations are the link to consciousness, and brings one closer to the experience of consciousness. It is the vibrations of the chants that is more important than the meaning, as Sanskrit and Hebrew are energy based languages. That is why the Vedic practitioners were so strict about learning and pronouncing Mantras in the correct rhythm. Vedic mantras are energy formulas. Light, Sound and Junk DNA In 1984-1985, Dr. Peter Gariaev, the Russian Biophysicist, and his team of Russian linguists were studying DNA and the ways light and sound vibrations communicate with what is today termed as “junk” DNA. Scientists have found only 10% of our DNA producing proteins, and could not figure out what the other 90% of our DNA does, therefore terming it as “junk”. Well nature doesn’t create junk. Now new research is finding out the role of this DNA. The syntax and semantics of these genes are similar to the way human languages are designed, and also that it responds to precisely focused vibrational patterns of human languages. You can converse with your body (i.e. your genetic material) via vibrations and waves that can heal ailments, fine tune your health, control body functions, etc. without the need of any physical intervention like surgery or medicinal drugs. The experiments by Peter Garjajev, and his colleagues, about the vibrational behavior of our DNA has proven that DNA responds to extremely focused light and sound vibrations at particular frequencies and hence can be instructed to perform tasks or exchange information accordingly. That is why the extremely precise vibrations from the chanting of Vedic Mantras and the light from the fire ritual (Yagya), was performed. It was for creating health at the cellular DNA level. The secret is connection of Mantras with DNA and the Rishis knew this. Mantras purify. Mantras are another whole mystical subject. A purified one can use mantras as formulas. In one of their experiments, the Russian scientists were able to beam the genetic patterns of salamander embryos onto frog embryos and thereby instructed the DNA of frog embryos to convert itself into salamander embryos. And they did! Without any physical intervention, or surgery, or drugs, not even touching –by just beaming genetic patterns the scientists were able to convert frog embryos into salamander embryos. Their research has led to many groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting discoveries with one of them showing that DNA is able to absorb and emit vibrations, which spirals along the double helix in sacred geometrical form. Literally, DNA creates magnetized wormholes in the time-space fabric. DNA acts as “tunnel connections between entirely different areas in the universe through which information can be transmitted outside of space and time. The DNA attracts these bits of information and passes them on to our consciousness.” The researchers found that with the presence of light (photons) at a certain vibration, DNA activation and thus evolution can occur. It is this DNA activation that takes us to the next level of evolution. Vibrations therefore effect our evolution to the next level of physical and spiritual ascension through DNA activation. Sacred Geometry and Vibrations From vibrations came matter. The effect of vibrations on matter can be seen through the experiments of Cymatics. In this process, vibrations of different frequencies are passed though particles, or liquid, which forms perfect symmetrical patterns. The patterns change as the frequency changes. The symmetry and geometric forms that we see in nature have therefore been formed from the subtle vibrations as the basis. What is interesting is that the geometric shapes formed by different frequencies are very similar to the Yantras, or sacred geometry, of the Vedic and other ancient traditions. The vibrations from singing and chanting also create these patterns in our cells which are mostly water, bringing harmony. Sounding at a particular frequency, e.g. “Om”, would have the same effect on cells which are not tuned well, as dropping a pebble on a disturbed surface of water, which would then bring harmonious ripples. Each object has a resonant frequency. Every organ, each human being has their own unique soul signature, so does each planet, and so on. When you are in the presence of an evolved being, your soul starts resonating with theirs, and you feel vibrational elevation. It is like two tuning forks, when one is struck the other starts resonating at the same frequency. Each object a person wears for a while carries their vibrations. The places where spiritual practices or events happen carry a higher vibration in its subtle space. In locations where a person or people have attained liberation the transcendental vibrations stay for ages. These become places of pilgrimage. If you have become aware of your subtle body you can feel these subtle vibrations from other people and places. In Bharat (India) there are many places which are pregnant with these sweet, divine, transcendental vibrations. Be in resonance with your true divine Self!