I’m sure there are times you turn on your favourite music because you simply know you will feel better. Music can raise our moods, but did you know that music can heal?
When I was recovering during my cancer experience, I was lucky enough to stumble across a music CD called Self-healing with sound and music. I listened to this daily, sometimes several times per day, and when I did, it felt like I was in a different world – a world of healing. When your mind is in a state of healing, your body can heal faster.
Dr. Andrew Weil and Kimba Arem made this 2 disc CD. The first CD explains why certain sounds have an impact on health and healing, and the second CD has a collection of various songs, mostly instrumental, nature sounds and one has a lovely repetition of the ‘Om Mani Padme Hum‘ mantra. The didgeridoo, a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians about 1,500 years ago, is used in one of the pieces and is simply amazing to hear.
Whenever I feel like zoning out and getting into a deep relaxation state, I still play this CD. I have loaned it to my dear friend who was recovering from surgery, and he reports the same love for this CD. This is not a typical compilation of sleepy, boring music. This honestly gives the feeling of healing the body and spirit.
This CD gets top marks from me!