What is cymatics? Put simply, it’s ‘the science of sound made visible,’ or ‘a scientific method that shows how matter is influenced by sound.’ When we ask “does sound healing work” it’s helpful to be able to see how sound affects us and our environment.
The understanding that sound and vibration are important tools for healing is not new. However, our ability to visually record the effects that specific sound vibrations have on us is still an evolving science. The recent ability to graphically represent the effects of sound on matter has resulted in many scientists and medical practitioners changing the way they think about personal health and disease.
What is Cymatics?
What began as a visual study of sound (cymatics,) is continually developing and has grabbed the attention of metaphysical researchers, philosophers, and environmentalists who study the interrelationships connecting all life on earth.
Even my late father, who was an acoustical engineer, was researching in the late 1990s the possibility of using sound to eradicate viruses from horticultural crops in New Zealand.
So, why is the study of cymatics catching the attention of such a diverse range of researchers, professionals, and other enthusiasts around the world? And how is the knowledge they are gaining significant for each of us?
First, what is sound and how do we obtain a visual representation of it using cymatics?
According to the experts at Wikipedia: “In physics, sound is a vibration that propagates as an acoustic wave, through a transmission medium such as a gas, liquid or solid. In human physiology and psychology, sound is the reception of such waves and their perception by the brain.
Only acoustic waves that have frequencies lying between about 20 Hz and 20 kHz, the audio frequency range, elicit an auditory percept in humans…… Sound waves above 20 kHz are known as ultrasound and are not audible to humans. Sound waves below 20 Hz are known as infrasound. Different animal species have varying hearing ranges.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound
So, typically when we think of sound, we are talking about a vibration that reaches and stimulates our eardrums causing them to vibrate and transfer signals to our brains for interpretation. This is not something that we normally visualize, but ‘hear.’
Cymatics is the science of making our audible and also inaudible sound vibrations visible by using various physical substances. Precise and repeatable visualizations of sound effects are achieved by passing electronically produced sound through oscillating crystals to vibrate a plate.
The plates are typically metal, upon which rest various substances, including sand, metal filings, liquids, or powders. These substances, when vibrated, move around and form into patterns precisely and repeatedly to represent the emitted sound frequency.
Different sound tones produce different patterns in the substances, and the patterns also vary due to the different substances used on the plates. This is because….
…. the effect sound has on matter is influenced by the particular properties of the matter/substance it is interacting with.
Pure sound tones create visually stunning geometric patterns, typically representing shapes including spheres, hexagons, and spirals. They mimic natural shapes that are prevalent throughout nature including shapes found in flowers, plants, and animals.
This has led many researchers to conclude that vibration is the underlying cause manifesting all of creation. This idea is also confirmed in the first verses of The Bible where “God SAID……” It seems to indicate that God used sound/vibration to bring all things into being!
When vibrating the metal plates, as the sound frequencies are slowly increased, the structured patterns of the mediums break down and chaos occurs until a new pure tone is reached and the medium rearranges itself into a new complex form. As higher frequencies of sound are used to stimulate the plate, the mediums are ‘excited’ to form more complex patterns.
This is evidence that shows undoubtedly, that matter reacts to sound, and that the ‘quality’ of the sound has a direct effect on the quality (complexity) of the matter being vibrated to form into either harmonious or chaotic structures.
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.” – Nicola Tesla
What is the study of cymatics revealing to us about our place in the universe?
Quantum Physicists tell us that everything in the Universe is energy and that ALL energy is always vibrating. Every atom that makes up the trillions of cells in our bodies, every tree, every grain of sand….. and even the thoughts and feelings we have, all have their own unique vibrational frequency, and all of these are governed by The Law of Vibration.
“Nothing rests. Everything moves. Everything vibrates. At the most fundamental level, the universe and everything which comprises it is pure vibratory energy manifesting itself in different ways. The Universe has no ‘Solidity,’ as such. Matter is merely energy in a state of vibration.” www.thewisdompost.com/compelling-guide-law-vibration/2006
Are you thinking that this sounds pretty much like The Law of Attraction? That’s because this law is the foundation for The Law of Attraction.
What this means for us is that ALL vibrations that we contact at any given time are affecting us. Every sound, every smell, everything we see, feel, taste, and touch, are all imparting their unique vibrational signature onto us, just as we are also affecting the world around us with our own unique vibrations.
Cymatics is only visually revealing to us how sound vibrations are influencing matter (including the molecular structure of our bodies.) Sound is only a small part of the whole spectrum of vibration. However, we can see how it has profound implications for us in terms of not only our physical health and wellbeing, but also our mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.
The reality for us is that we are just another ‘medium’ or substrate that is continually being affected by sound waves and other vibrations when they contact us. We cannot choose which sounds to ‘accept or reject’ once we are aware of them, because by the time we are aware of the sounds it is too late. They will have already ‘become one with us’ by imprinting their invisible energy signature upon us.
So what is the significance of this for us?
When we understand that disease (mental, physical, and emotional,) is a result of disharmony or incoherent resonance, we can then imagine the remedy to all of our ills and ailments. In its grossest (slowest vibration) form, energy ‘appears’ as solid matter. This includes our bodies…. and there is no aspect of our physical form that is not affected by sound, music, and ALL other forms of vibrations.
Therefore, to facilitate our healing, we can use ‘good or harmonious’ sounds to change our vibrations. The aim is to bring our energy into a state of balance and harmony, within ourselves, and with our environment.
“See what sound does to matter…and again, imagine how sound affects your body on a cellular level…” – Mitchell Gaynor, M.D.
Are there currently any practical applications derived from the study of cymatics?
A search reveals how cymatics has been turned into a healing modality for our bodies and minds.
“Cymatherapy is a therapeutic application derived from the pioneering work of Swiss scientist, D. Hans Jenny, who in the 1960s coined the term Cymatics from the Greek word for ‘wave’. Dr. Jenny spent over 14 years documenting his experiments in great detail, publishing books and films showing many intricate and elaborate forms that sound produced in various powders, pastes, and liquids.
Although Jenny was a medical doctor, his primary interest was studying the way inanimate matter responded to sound from a physical perspective, rather than directly exploring the therapeutic effects of sound. However, his extensive body of work did, in many ways, lay the foundation for much of today’s burgeoning field of sound healing, vividly showing how sound can restructure matter into a more coherent form.” Quoted from Jeff Volk at cymaticsource.com
Jeff then goes on to explain the origins of cymatherapy and how it is being used successfully in some dental clinics, and therapy clinics to provide rapid recovery from muscle and bone injuries.
A growing number of professional athletes have recognized the benefits of sound therapy, and are now using cymatherapy, not only for recovery from injuries but also as part of a general health maintenance program to prepare a ‘psychological edge’ for their demanding professions.
However, Sound Therapy and Vibrational Therapy are not new to humanity and have been understood and used by Sharman’s, Wise Women, Healers, and Holy People, probably since the beginning of time.
They somehow understood that by using particular vibrational medicines, (also including plants, sounds, mystical places, and colors, and scents) a collaboration of energy could be achieved that would allow balance and harmony to be restored in patients suffering from dis-ease, resulting in health being restored.
How does knowing that I am a VIBRATIONAL BEING affect my life?
The understanding that we are vibrational beings has massive implications regarding health and wellbeing for each of us, and we can use the knowledge gained from cymatic research to improve our lives in numerous ways.
Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells. Each cell has its own sound (vibration), an optimum frequency for health, and many variations for DIS-EASE (or not healthy.) Cells form together to create organs, muscles, brain tissue, skin, etc. all of which have a group vibration.
Within these groups, the cells are harmonically related to each other. Our cells, tissues, and organs, (our entire body’s) are a collection of all the resonating parts, which add together to give us our unique sound, or frequency.
I’m sure we have all seen paintings of Christ, Buddha, and other spiritual beings, depicted with a glowing halo? This is their vibration as seen by a person sensitive enough to see higher vibrational energy. It’s the evidence of a healthy life force, (spiritual energy, aura,) and we all have it. However, for most of us, it’s resonating at a much lower frequency and is not visible.
By understanding that we are energy, and all that exists is energy, we can choose where we go, who we see, and what we think at all times to consciously keep our vibration up which results in us being happy, healthy, and abundant.
How can knowledge gained by seeing the effect of sound on matter benefit us?
The images produced with cymatics are truly amazing and awe-inspiring. By revealing to us the indisputable connectedness of matter and sound, they are revealing to us that we, as individuals, are just another part of the same complex ‘vibrational soup’ that permeates ALL THINGS.
Therefore, we have to conclude that ALL THAT EXISTS IS INTIMATELY CONNECTED (ALL IS ONE,) and that everything is constantly influencing and being influenced by ALL else that exists- (because of the Universal Law of Vibration.)
This means that everything we sense in every moment of our life journey is exerting some ‘influence’ on us and our energetic makeup…..
ALL things are ‘messing’ with our vibration, in a beneficial way or in a way that does not support our overall health, wellbeing, and our desires to achieve our goals and manifest our dreams.
A simple example to help understand this concept is: We can either sit on a beautiful beach on a warm sunny day listening to the children running around having fun, or sit on an uncomfortable bar stool, drinking our sixth beer, smoking our tenth cigarette while loud disruptive music is playing.
One situation, (I hope,) is obviously better for our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, and we all intuitively can recognize this.
While this example shows two extreme situations that produce markedly different outcomes in terms of what we are thinking, what we are feeling, and how we are acting, it’s the message here that is important! And cymatics has proven beyond a doubt, by visually showing us, how our decisions (do we sit on the beach or the barstool?) are having an undeniable direct effect on our thoughts, feelings, and actions.
This is The Law of Attraction at work in our lives with respect to everything we are doing, thinking and feeling at all times!
I want to impress upon you here, that the way we choose to live our daily lives is creating our future. We are vibrational beings, living in a vibrational universe, and all of the thoughts, feelings, and actions we take every day are themselves vibrations and have the ability to uplift us or deplete us.
Negative thoughts and actions will deprive us of vital life force energy (lower our vibration) while thoughts of love and compassion, acceptance, and tolerance will uplift our vibration.
Therefore, the message is clear…. Choose your thoughts, feelings, and actions wisely for your PERSONAL well-being and the betterment of the environment surrounding you, and ultimately ALL of creation is affected by it.
How are we affected by different vibrations?
The subtle difference that sounds (vibrations) make when assimilating with our bodies can be the difference between us feeling great (and having great thoughts) or feeling sad, lonely, and depressed.
As an example, some music moves me to tears because it is so beautiful, and yet some sounds are so awful that I just want to remove myself from their presence…. like the old aunt who’s always complaining about aches, pains, the neighbors, why don’t we visit more often…….
Every situation that we are exposing ourselves to leaves an imprint, and some of the imprints can have significant effects on us for many years to come or even lifetimes!
THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HAVING GREAT LIVES ARE THE ONES WHO ARE TAKING CARE OF THEIR VIBRATION. By this I mean that they interact with, as much as possible, vibrations that support their health, wellbeing, and the achievement of their goals and dreams…… after all, why wouldn’t we?
Evolved people understand that THEIR LIVES ARE THEIR CHOICE and that the circumstances they attract to them are a direct result of the vibration they are emitting. Therefore, to have a great life, all we have to do is to become a vibrational match to that which we want to manifest. This is easy to do.
WE JUST NEED TO BECOME CONSCIOUSLY AWARE OF WHAT WE ARE DOING, THINKING, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, HOW WE ARE FEELING MORE OF THE TIME DURING OUR DAYS.
Our feelings are our best guide to what is working for us as they let us know if we are on an uphill track (feeling good) or a downward spiral. So, why not begin to help yourself now by becoming more aware of, and consciously trying to create, a higher vibration frequency for yourself.
It’s easy to begin. Just pause before doing anything and ask yourself: After I have done this, am I going to feel better and be a step closer to my goals, or not? If not, seriously, why would you do it?
So how do we raise our vibrations and enjoy the best that life has to offer?
In times gone by, the world was a lot less complicated. However, now many of us are living in cities that are constantly filled with noise pollution, light pollution (unnatural vibration), overcrowding, stress, air-conditioned offices, and exhaust fume filled motorways, etc.
We are eating foods laced with hormones, pesticides, BPA’s, watching war and horror on the nightly news, spending hours drenched in 4G and now 5G EMF’s, looking at computer screens, shuffling bits of paper from desk to desk……. On and on it goes. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why we are not feeling our best every day!
Sound is just one aspect of vibration that is imprinting its frequencies on us, the one we are talking about today.
So just imagine for a moment all of the unnatural sounds that you are exposed to each day, and now remember the chaos that is caused by just one un-harmonious sound. Add them all together and what do you get? DIS-EASE. And what do we, as modern societies, have an ever-increasing incidence of? MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND PHYSICAL DIS-EASE!
The combined effects of all the unnatural sounds upon our bodies are negatively impacting our ability to live happy, fulfilling, and satisfying lives. However, let’s not get hung up on this because where there is a problem, there are also solutions. And cymatic research is showing us one option to help us return to the healthy state that our bodies and minds yearn for!
The answer, of course, is to immerse ourselves in positive vibrations, the more the better! The natural sounds of nature are great to help heal our incoherent frequencies, and we can also use sound healing tools like Tibetan sound bowls, tuning forks, ‘brainwave entrainment tools’ (containing binaural beats and isotones,) all of which will positively impact our vibration to help us heal.
“Once you’ve objectively observed how a stable structure can dissolve into chaos, but then in just a matter of seconds, re-configure into a more complex and finely-ordered form, you can begin to view your own tumultuous circumstances a bit more objectively as a purposefully evolving process leading toward greater personal equanimity and coherency.” – Jeff Volk cymaticsource.com
Positive thinking and reducing or eliminating negative thinking will also help to raise our vibrations, as will seeking out situations and events that make us ‘feel’ good.
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That’s a lot of information. Break it down for me.
All things that we sense as solid are in fact oscillating fields of energy that are constantly acting and interacting with each other, without exception.
The field of cymatics has given us a brief visual representation of the creative and destructive potential that sound has on our wellbeing and how we are being affected by, and are affecting, our immediate environment and, in fact, the planet as a whole.
Science is beginning to understand how vibrations are interacting to create the world as we physically experience it (outside of ourselves) and how we are subjectively perceiving it with our thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
With this knowledge, regarding the effects of vibration, we come to realize that we have opportunities to take greater control of our lives.
We can actually change the way we perceive the world by changing our inner world of beliefs, thoughts, and feelings. If we can bring them into a state of coherence, physically, mentally, and emotionally, we can become of ‘sound health.’
Many of us are stuck in repeating cycles of life and believe that this is just the way things are. However, it is our frequency of beliefs, thoughts, and actions that keep drawing to us the circumstances of our lives, through The Law of Attraction. In order to get different results in our lives, we need to change our vibration.
Cymatics shows us that sounds can either be used to raise our potential or limit and reduce what we are capable of achieving. We are currently receiving the life that our vibration is attracting to us. So if we change our vibration, we can change what we are attracting to us, and thereby change our world.
Beware: If you understand this, then you know you are not, and have never been, a victim of circumstance! Your ‘circumstances’ are YOU being surrounded by YOUR ‘STANCE,’ your unique perspective of the world, (what you perceive as happening and how it is affecting you.)
“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.”
Summary: The takeaway is this
All that exists in the universe, seen or unseen, is at its essence pure energy (including our bodies, thoughts, and feelings.) All energy is resonating and exists at unique vibrational frequencies. (Some of which we can ‘see’ using cymatic techniques.)
The particular vibrations of our thoughts, feelings, and actions set up resonance with matching frequencies. This means that as we choose to think healthy life-affirming thoughts, through The Law of Attraction, we will receive more thoughts to match, as well as circumstances in our lives to equal our vibration.
So, what are you thinking NOW, and NOW, and NOW?
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Shared with the hope of making the world a better place for all beings, one soul at a time.