The soul of sound

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Only in silence is sound truly experienced, writes Iam Saums.

Conductress

Silence is the soul of sound.

Silent Storm

We live in a multi-dimensional universe of all possibility. We are powerful beings existing in various realities experiencing life beyond imagination. Our intuition, feelings, thoughts and actions are as much of an expression of our creativity as our inspiration. In all things, there is stillness before vision, intention, purpose and manifestation. The calm before the storm. Silence is the birthplace of all sound. It is the language of creation. The greatest music brought into this world contains rests and pauses to express its presence. One illustrative of breath, the vital sign of life.

Movement to Movement

In my early twenties I fell in love with Classical Music. The melodies, harmonies, dynamics, frequencies, motions, scales and resonances are second only to those in nature. What mystified me most is the stillness written into the pieces. There is so much power in silence, often rivaling its relative sound. As a musical composer and performer, it occurred to me all music and sound emanates from silence. Before notes are made manifest by the synergy between the universe and the author, they exist beyond our conception and imagination.

Song of the Stars

The Universe is composed of inaudible frequencies that resonate through the cosmos, all existing within the spaces between what we observe as physical reality. Sound in all its forms rarely if ever moves through inanimate objects due to their dense composition. However, it travels through living beings via drums, music, singing, thunder, waves and the wind. Since we are comprised of universal elements and potentialities, these frequencies flow and resonate through us inspiring our creativity. The very act of singing or playing an instrument allows us to step into the stream of consciousness.

Sonic Epiphany

Thirty years ago I began writing music. In my opinion, we don’t compose it; we expose ourselves to an experience beyond comprehension. We express as much of the universe as humanly possible based on our vision, intention and passion.  We transform this energy with our self-expression. This is creativity. Bringing cosmic energy into three-dimensional reality. As artists, we stand on the threshold between worlds purely as interpreters of imagination and inspiration. Being creative is an empowering, progressive and transformational relationship with the universe.

Authentic Frequency

All sound exists within vibrational signatures. Some quickening into higher pitches while others reduce into lower resonances. We experience a narrow range of frequencies with our ears. However, we feel many higher and lower tones existing outside of our earthly sensibilities. Each of us vibrate on a unique frequency. Our heart is the electromagnetic core of our being. It connects our body and mind with our intuition, soul and the source. Our chosen way of being defines how we resonate. When we express ourselves with authenticity, creativity, integrity and purpose, we are in harmony with the melody of the universe.

Tone of Transformation

My initial experience with music was one of oblivion. In my late teens and early twenties, I rarely heard or felt the soul of sound due to my addictions to life altering substances. As I emerged from the shadows of adolescence, I experienced the silence beyond the sound. This personal discovery shifted my consciousness, imagination and understanding. My creative purpose transformed from ego projection to soul expression. When I listen to or perform music, I hear over and under tones within each note. Something powerfully profound is beyond the sound.

Tuning In

There is a solfeggio frequency for each of the seven energy centers of our being. This relates with the seven primary notes in the musical scale. There is a Hertz resonance for these tones corresponding to a specific healing purpose. If there is dissonance in one of our chakras, energetic distortions occur causing others to be out of resonance. When this happens, we lose our synergy with our soul. Simply listening to these frequencies heals and synchronizes the centers of our being. When aligned, they empower our intuition to interact with our soul and the universe.

Resonance

Harmonic Progression

Each of us emanates a polyrhythmic energetic signature. Our body, mind, heart and soul all express a unique frequency. When these four dimensions of our being synergize, it empowers our evolution. This is our universality. The soundtrack of our life experience. We are a symphony of possibilities all existing in concert like an orchestra’s chaos before its creation. How we manifest it is composed by who we are being. When we focus and ground our being, we create our experience. Living in harmony with the universe is an opportunity to embrace our vision, perform our intention and become our purpose.

Rhythm of Resonance

For almost three decades, I have had powerful personal experiences (A History of Mystery). At first, they were frightening due to their mysterious nature. I eventually realized they are energetically evolutionary. The electromagnetic radiance of my heart center resonates with my soul and the universe. It flows through me in residual, reverberating currents long after the experiences subside. The energy is transformed into harmonic frequencies that resonate with my polyrhythmic signature, transposing universality into music. This energy sources my expression.

Amplification of Awareness

After years of bringing creativity into reality, it became clear to me music is more than entertainment or the soundtrack of life. When we sing and play an instrument, something happens beyond our ability to experience. There is an element of healing woven into our expression. The alchemy of the frequencies sustains the balance between our body, mind, heart and soul. This cultivates the electromagnetic energy in our heart center, the gateway between our being and the universe. This equanimity is the empowerment of our consciousness. It is how the universe sources and sustains our being to become its expression.

Music is the sound of our soul.

First published in Iam’s blog iamsaums.com

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Iam Saums is a musician, student of G.I. Gurdjieff School, poet and writer. iamsaums.com

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