‘Teach me to listen to the song of the Earth’. That is the byline on my email signature. And listen I do. Today I will be doing something in addition to listening. Today I will be joining many others as we sing a sonic Valentine to our Beloved Gaia on World Sound Healing Day.
When I was a child I loved the hymn ‘This is my Father’s World’. I still sing it today, especially when I am walking on the grounds of the Mystery School. The first stanza of the hymn is:
‘This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears, All nature sings and round me rings the music of the spheres’.
I never gave much thought to the phrase ‘Music of the Spheres’ as a child. After all, there were so many phrases that didn’t make sense to me in the hymns I sang. It’s only been in the past few years that I became curious about that phrase. ‘Music of the Spheres’ refers to the intertwined relationship between the structures of music and those of the physical world. It is a conscious awareness of mystical or spiritual qualities being transmitted through sound.
I invite you to join me today – and every day – in making ‘a joyful noise’, whether it be through song, laughter, japa, chanting, or the use of communication as a healing tool.
Happy Valentine’s Day Beloved Gaia!