Sound And Light
Partners in Healing and Transformation
Da Vid, MD
Medical Director, The San Francisco Medical Research Foundation

Light, the universal substance of all life, manifests itself as color, sound, form and movement. Sound (music) is the rhythm, harmony and melody of the universe . . . the dance of life. The I ching (Chinese Book of Wisdom) declares that “Music has the power to ease tension within the heart, and to lessen and loosen obscure emotions. From time immemorial the inspiring effects to the invisible sound that moves all hearts and draws them together has mystified mankind.”

Inspired music, the expression of universal intelligence, has the power to heal and enlighten us. The power of music to heal has become increasingly well documented. Inspired music, like beautiful art, conveys and transmits the energy and message of love itself. Love, the universal healing power, frees the mind of negative thoughts and emotions. Listening to and absorbing inspired music has a direct and positive effect on the creative super-subconscious mind.

The super-subconscious mind is receptive to suggestion and responsible for the overall health and maintenance of the body. By listening to transcendental music, you fill your heart and mind with beauty.

The same is true with color. You only need to walk in nature, experience a rainbow, a flower, a brilliant sunset to realize the power that art possesses to transform your life. Through a sensitivity to nature and the creative genius of humanity, we can come to appreciate the greater life with which we are intimately connected.

The Science of Light and Sound
A direct innate relationship exists between the 7 colors of the spectrum, the 7 notes of the musical scale and the 7 glandular systems of the body. Each color and note has a unique vibratory pattern which stimulates in a corresponding manner the energy centers of the mind and the body.

Light from the sun enters the body through the optic nerves of the eyes and directly stimulates the pineal gland. The pineal gland is the photo-reactive organ responsible for the production of neurohormonal agents.

The pineal gland is connected to the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus, a neuroendocrine gland, subconsciously mediates from moment to moment all the vital processes of the body via its direct and immediate connections to the pituitary gland and autonomic nervous system, the immune system and the association cortex of the brain. The hypothalamus is filled with chromophilic cells which convert the electromagnetic signal of light into neurochemical impulses which are then carried directly to the pituitary gland.

The pituitary gland in turn secretes hormones which stimulate the secretion of other hormones within the body, thereby maintaining homeostasis.

By exposing the subconscious mind to pure vibration, either pure color or pure sound, the neuroendocrine and immune systems are purified. Pure color and sound also stimulate the ecstasy center of the brain by triggering the secretion of endorphins, powerful natural opiates. In this way, music and color create the experience of healing.

The Effect of Music & Color on the Immune System
Music and color, via the hypothalamus, have a direct effect on the thymus gland. This is the explanation for the beneficial effects music and color have in reducing unaccommodated stress. Unaccommodated stress suppresses the thymus gland and reduces your life energy.

The thymus gland is responsible for:

• Immunological surveillance and the production of special T-cells.
• The availability of a sufficient number of T-cells determines whether you are
resistant to disease.
• The strengthening of muscular contractions.
• The flow of lymph throughout the body (which is the body’s cellular cleaning fluid), and
• regulating the life force that is flowing in and through your body moment by moment.

The thymus gland is the center of your life energy. A healthy, active thymus gland creates vibrant and positive health. Thus, music and color can stimulate and enhance the proper functioning of the thymus gland. It is from this understanding that one may realize the immense power music and color have on integrating and expanding the mind, and thus affect healing of the mind-body complex. True healing constitutes a positive, permanent transformation of mind with a resultant change in attitude, feeling and behavior.

As a research physician and artist, I have done extensive research on the healing effects of music and color upon the human organism. I have been deeply impressed with the effect New Age music has in the healing process. Creative musical compositions combine acoustic and electronic instruments with state-of-the-art recording technology. The result is an extraordinary synthesis of evocative and inspired musical harmonics which serve to induce a meditative state of mind. This new music is the music of higher consciousness. It delivers in a new modality the eternal verities of love, beauty, grace and freedom.

We all now have the golden opportunity of filling our hearts and minds with light and music. In so doing, we can feed ourselves, our cells, with the spiritual nutrition necessary to “Inspire, Delight, Heal and Enlighten” all levels of our being.

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