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In Asian traditions “holy”, especially high vibrational syllables and words are used to get in touch which one’s higher self. Sing a variety of sounds and phrases – either by a corresponding tradition or by your current feelings.
Background and Effect
The syllable “Om” (or AUM, Amen) for example is used for thousands of years as a direct connection to the divine in us, just like the “HU” (sung ‘hiu’) of Eckists. Specific vowels have their counterpart in the chakras where they are particularly strong in resonance. The “u” for example swings in the base chakra and works particularly on the unconscious. A closed “o” is particularly well developed in the sexchakra and harmonizes with flowing popular music. The open “o” is in resonance in the solar plexus, the “a” within the heart, “e” within the neck, “i” within the third eye, and “m” within the crown chakra.
Singing expresses pronounced emotional states and frees blockages and tension. The more we sing, the more “it” sings with us until we finally just live in melody and expression and an inner strength begins to grow from the singing. Try it again in the face of a high mountain or a particular situation to sing or write a special song. Give yourself entirely to the expression. By singing we can express our feelings and our present state of mind much better than with our thoughts. The song sets something in us in motion. When we also surrender to feelings of sadness and pain the melody and the song will carry us on and on and leads us to a solution. In singing, we give ourselves to the “Great Spirit”. We do not sing, but “it” sings through us.
Also interesting is the so-called “overtone singing”, which can be found in the meditations of many cultures. It utilizes the phenomenon that while singing a specific sound, a second much higher note is audible. Overtone singing can help the audience to discover more levels of listening.