I read another interesting article about health benefits from the elements of music. And this article used a couple of words you should never use if you don’t believe in our Creator God. A woman, named Barbara Else, who’s a senior advisor of policy and research at the American Music Therapy Association, said this…
“We have a such a deep connection to music because it is ‘hardwired’ in our brains and bodies,” Barbara Else, senior advisor of policy and research at the American Music Therapy Association told Medical News Today. “The elements of music – rhythm, melody, etc. – are echoed in our physiology, functioning and being.”
Did you catch the words I’m talking about?
Not the rhythm, melody, etc. elements of music part.
But how those elements are “hardwired into our brains and bodies.” And how they “are echoed in our physiology, functioning and being.”
Nothing gets hardwired accidentally. Hardwired implies (correctly so) something DONE on purpose. And nothing echos without an original sound or element. In fact, check out this definition of echo: a sound, or series of sounds, caused by the reflection of sound waves from a surface back to the listener
I love that last part. “The reflection of sound waves from a surface back to the listener.” Yeah, the listener made the sound in the first place. Or else there wouldn’t have been an echo of that sound. And, somewhat metaphorically speaking, elements of music don’t echo into us without someone first creating them.
They didn’t magically appear from nothing.
Now, getting back to the subject of music and health. How does any of what I just shared have anything to do with your health? Because we DO have a deep connection to music. And the rhythm, melody, and harmonic waves DO affect our physiology, functioning, and well-being. And I believe that’s by design.
God created your body and all its functions.
And I believe His abiding and immense love for you affected His decision to make so many healthy things pleasurable. Like music. He probably could’ve created music as just another sound you hear. But He didn’t. Because musical sound waves affect your physiology much differently than, let’s say, the sound of a large hammer hitting a metal object.
I’ve got lots more to share about this. But I also wanna say I’m not hardwired to share it. It’s totally my own choice and my own will. And it gives me pleasure to talk about the one, true, living, loving Creator of the universe and all its life. AND I feel incredibly blessed to have music be such a huge part of my life.
You’re the breath in my lungs.
And you’re the song upon my tongue.
You’re the source of life no doubters can erase.
And through sickness and health,
Lord I consecrate myself
And I just can’t wait to see you face to face.
(from the song “Jeremiah’s Prayer”)
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