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Wholeness and the Nature of Sound

Updated: Oct 15, 2021

You may be wondering: what does sound have to do with Wholeness?

To begin, we invite you to take a moment, and wherever you are simply shift your awareness to the sounds in your environment. The sounds that are close (like your breath) and the sounds far away (like distant traffic). Let your being enter the flow of sound--noticing how some sounds are constant, some are intermittent; some are quiet, and some are abrupt. Enter your soundscape, your sonic environment, for just a moment, and notice how sound is continuous--ever moving and fluctuating--like one continuous symphony. You may want to close your eyes.

(A moment of listening).

Now, reflect on these words by Physicist, David Bohm: "in this flow, mind and matter are not separate substances. Rather, they are different aspects of one whole and unbroken movement."

Existence, the Universe and all it contains, is one whole and unbroken movement. Within this vast expanse of form and formlessness everything is vibrating at different frequencies. Sound is the frequency band of vibration made audible through our sense of hearing. When I consciously enter the perceptual portal of sound (i.e. when I listen!), I move from being a separate "thing" (a body, a person) to a living, vibrating expression of this one whole and unbroken movement. As author Jeff Foster would say, I enter the Present Movement.

"In this flow of mind and matter" we recognize that sound bridges the "different aspects of one whole and unbroken movement." Spiritual traditions teach us that sound brought the Universe into being. Cymatics ( teaches us that sound vibrations create form. Ultrasound technology teaches us that sound can dissolve or shatter form.

Now take a moment and listen again. Let this exquisite alignment of sound and Wholeness enter your imagination, and your being, in a whole new way. Allow the perceptual portal of sound, and your deep and abiding capacity to listen, teach you about the nature of Wholeness, and your true "place" within it.

(A moment of listening).

(Another moment of listening).

(Listening still) ...

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