Sink into your senses
"For the maestro, music was sensory, spiritual nourishment" – Michael Gelb, "How to think like Leonardo da Vinci"
The beauty of music is that it crosses boundaries in its capacity to nourish.
Music crosses the boundaries between the senses. When listening to music we use more than just our sense of hearing. Inside the mind we’re often creating images and colours, reliving memories and scenes from past experiences or sometimes simply picturing the artist, instrument, music video or concert stage that we associate with the piece.
Music crosses the boundaries of the brain. When listening to music both the right- and left-brain are working, engaged and attentive. The left-brain is analyzing and trying to make sense of this language it’s hearing, while the right-brain is receiving the aesthetic qualities of the music and creating emotional responses.
Music crosses cultural boundaries. When listening to music it doesn’t matter what language it’s in, we can hear and understand the deeper meaning and the soul of the performer coming through.
Music crosses the boundaries of health and ability. In my work as a music therapist I see this every day. When I meet my clients in the music, the veil of disability is completely lifted, and I’m blessed with a connection to a whole and healthy spirit. And as I sing and give myself musically, my whole and healthy spirit shines on through. And in that giving, I receive and I am nourished.
Music nourishes us in body, mind, soul, spirit and love. All of the elements of our being are fed and blessed.
So for 5-15 minutes today, tune out the rest of the world and tune in to one of your favourite recordings. Sink into your senses, your extraordinary cognitive processes, your ability to transcend spoken language and your whole, beautiful spirit. Read more Sparkers by Linda Dessau at www.coachingtoys.com/musicalmusings.html
Sparkers – Musical Musings © 2006 Linda Dessau for Coaching Toys Inc – Sparkers, all rights reserved.
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