Ever thought about what healing sounds like?
“What healing sounds like? Don’t you mean what it LOOKS like, Tony?” Nope. I’m not into looks, when it comes to healing. Because healthy people don’t always look healthy. And sick people don’t always look sick. Know what I mean? Anyway…I’m talking about another benefit of music and health. This time it’s active instead of passive.
Healing sounds are even better when you play.
And by “play” I mean play the sounds yourself. Imagine that. Being a participator is better than being a spectator. At least when it comes to your health. Here’s what I mean…
I read some research that said making music, even just for fun, can actually flip your genetic switches. And it can even “reverse your own genomic stress signature.” That’s a fancy way of saying you can reduce stress by playing music. There’s even a music therapist who came up with her own healing drum kit.
Beat away stress? Yeah, that sounds pretty good to me.
When you think about it, you’re designed with all kinds of rhythm in your own body. From your heartbeats, to your sleep cycle to brain waves. And even the rhythm of your neurotransmitters firing…when they’re working the right way. One article I read about the everyday chemical compounds of life said this…
“Excitatory neurotransmitters cause neurons to fire ‘action potentials’ essentially an electrical signal…”
There’s that “action” stuff again.
Elgielene and I were talking this morning, during our coffee wake up time, about how much rhythm and motion are going on in your body all the time. Even when you’re relaxing, motionless, on the couch or in bed. Your heart is still beating out that rhythm. And your blood is flowing back and forth through your veins. And we can’t forget all those neurotransmitters.
Especially the ones that stimulate the production of dopamine. That’s the only dope I endorse, by the way. Because it’s the feel-good, healing hormone you need.
And I believe your healing hormones, and the way they can be turned on with music, are in your body by design.
So, I’m not like all those other “new agey” and mythical, mystical “gurus” who drum up ideas about your own “powers”. I give credit where credit is due.
And your healing powers don’t come from you.
They come from God who designed them to
Work even when you’re not thinking about
What you can and cannot live without.
So beat out a rhythm to heal today.
And be thankful God has made you this way.
It’s another example of how life had Rhyme and Reason because God loves you.
Grab some Merch
Or how about some music for kids