Returning to Love, Music’s Divine Healing Power, & Raising Your Vibration Towards Enlightenment
Healing Addictions, Solutions at the Spiritual Root Cause (Part 11 of 11) is written by Steve Robertson
This article, “Healing Addictions, Solutions at the Spiritual Root Cause”, will attempt to deep dive into the root causes of addictions and then offer spiritually empowering solutions from which one can forever free themselves to heal and become more authentically whole to live in a more loving state of miracles that are always and ever-present.
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Returning to Love
Again, I was born in California and began to question the reality of religion at the early of about seven. My father, a Physicist and Aerospace engineer, would later move our family to the lovely and small city of Friendswood, Texas near Clearlake City, home of NASA. Here, he would work for TRW to help put a man on the moon. In fact, I grew up with astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s son, Andy, playing midget league football. My Dad helped coach the team.
Before moving to Texas, my mother and father raised myself, and two younger sisters, in a non-denominational Christian church. The minister seemed to forever drill the importance of being saved by accepting Jesus as my savior. As a result, I became obsessed with whether or not I was saved. There was no way I wanted to go to a fiery hell of eternity if I somehow died prior to being saved.
The city of Friendswood, as it turned out, was a Quaker established city. For me, this opened the floodgate to ask about the Quakers and how their teachings differed from those I learned in the Christian church. The essence of their teachings seemed to focus on listening “to the small loving, wise and still voice within.” This made sense to me given its similarity to the biblical teachings of “Be still and know that I am God.”
Once in Texas, our parents found another non-denominational Christian church and we began attending regular service there. My father enrolled me in the church’s Christian Brigade, a boy- scout-like program. For me, it was just an additional outlet to play competitive sports. Before each Brigade meeting, we were required to sing the organizations theme song “Onward Christian soldiers marching on to war with the cross of Jesus….”. The song always bothered me and seemed weird given the “marching to war” part of the lyrics because Jesus, as I learned, was a teacher of love and peace, the opposite of war.
There in Friendswood, more questions arose about Christianity disclosed that there were other versions Christian teachings like from the Methodists, Protestants, Lutherans, Catholics and so on. Various adults, who explained the essence of these variations, inferred that their religious version of Jesus’s teaching was correct and the others were wrong and that by believing in such teachings people would ultimately go to hell. How could this be, I innocently thought, the common denominator was clearly Jesus? Adults failed to provide me any reasonable answer to this question and others. It was mentioned that Jews, supposedly killed Jesus. No one spoke of the Buddhists, Muslims or Hindus teaching. No mention was ever made Indigenous teachings, in my opinion, some of the most advanced in the world. I was confused and wanted to find the truth.
My obsession with the question of whether I was saved or not, lead me to read the Bible cover to cover three times before turning eighteen. Fortunately, by this time, a greater obsession for racing motocross set in and placed me at the races on Sunday’s, rather than a church. This adrenaline-filled meditation seemed to bring me into an athletic and spiritual zone of atonement. One day, the small voice within spoke: “Limitations are bound only by the mind, the mind is bound only by our perceptions of those limitations.” This wisdom seemed natural and familiar, so I began listening carefully to this wise voice within. In hindsight, it was racing that saved me from a path of religious and dogmatic indoctrination.
After an injury ended my professional racing career I went onto college. Philosophy classes pulled deeply at me and pointed toward the big question of “what is this whole life process on earth was really about?” After graduating from college and entering the workforce, I began reading book after book on the world’s religious and metaphysical teachings. I was looking for the dots that connected things together to the truth of why myself and everybody else was here.
Later in life, I formed a humanitarian organization called Project Peace On Earth that would produce global peace concert and initiatives starting in the Middle East (Palestine and Israel). This region of the world, birthplace to the three major monotheistic religions, is also the origin of the ruinous philosophical teachings of “I have the right God and therefore you don’t. This makes me good and you ‘the other’ bad and so, therefore ‘I must be righteous and you ‘the other’ are evil.” I’ve learned, and history has proven millennium after millennium, that once someone arms themselves with this insane and psychopathic belief then they can rationalize going into villages to murder men, rape women, kill babies and burn the village down. After these monstrous acts they can then go home and sleep like a baby because they believe God said this was “Ok”.
Similarly, I’ve come to learn and see with my own eyes that anyone who claims themselves as “the Chosen Ones” and calls other people “Goyim” (meaning “cattle”) or who believes that they’ve found “The Way” rather than “A Way” or deems their God, in any way “the only pathway to heaven” …these people have proven that they are capable of committing all manners of psychopathic horrors onto another in the name of God.
In 1492 Nicholas, the fifth Pope, established ‘The Doctrine of Discovery’ which established the resulting protocols of death and enslavement when discoverer’s traveled and encountered non- Christians. Pilgrims who landed on American soil and were saved by Native Americans, a day celebrated by Thanksgiving, were repaid with gratitude by having their land stolen for worthless glass beads, shooting and killing buffalo (the Native American’s staple food stock) for fun and by moving train (because video games weren’t invented at this time) and then committing genocide on some sixty million Indians. Those who we, the invaders, couldn’t kill we rounded up and forced them into concentration camps we called ‘reservations.’ Yes, our proclamation of Manifest Destiny (we’re the chosen ones and you aren’t), America’s version of The Doctrine of Discovery, brought Christians to behead, seal land and commit genocide. Presently, we’ve seen some Israel and Jewish people, who believe they are ‘The Chosen Ones,’ treat the Palestinian people with great indifference and murderous cruelty.
Religious Doctrines of superiority always precede a rationalized indifference towards people who occupy landmasses that are discovered to possess strategic resources that a militarized and colonizing power deem profitable. Britain, Spain, France and the United States have all played lead roles in colonizing other countries for such purposes. To date, the U.S. maintains some 900 military bases worldwide.
Ultimately, I’ve concluded that every horrific thing on the planet to date has occurred because we’re literally following Jesus’s quote “Love thy neighbor, as thy self”. This is because we are loving our neighbors exactly how we love ourselves…and that is ‘we love ourselves horribly’. Therefore, until each of us truly finds the kingdom of heaven that is within, that which is defined by expressing the loving, peace, compassion and innocence of a child, then we will continue to project our crazy self-hatred on to other people…defining them as the “Others” and then psychopathically harming or murdering them instead of lovingly embracing them as our brothers and sisters, God’s gift to us as an extension of her/his family.
Ultimately I’ve concluded that there is only one God and that is a God of love. I pray that each of us finds this sanity and remembers that ‘until we become like a child’ we will not be able to enter the kingdom of heaven that is within. In this inner kingdom of loving innocence, only then will we find the expressed freedom and salvation of the soul as expressed by the Jesus figure who stated, “Greater things I have done and even the least among you can do greater than I.” In other words, I did it (enlightenment) and you can do it and even go further than I.
In this ultimate state of self-realization, we can truly know the wisdom of the Buddhist poet Thich Nhat Hanh who states, “The healing of ourselves is the healing of the whole nation.” In this awareness, each of us can be empowered to bring our love to our planet as expressed in the Course in Miracles teachings, “The Salvation of the world depends on you.”
The salvation of our world is truly possible when each of us has the courage to drop the hot rock of dogmatic religious beliefs and identification, and instead look within to remember and return to the love that we already are. Only then, as John Lennon reminds us in his song “Imagine,” will we live as One.
Music’s Divine Healing Power, A Tool for Enlightenment
Research has shown that music has the power to change emotional states, perceptions, physiology and elevate spiritual awareness. Certain types of music, devotional and sacred in nature, also have the power to transform individuals and collective consciousness into the heightened states of love, forgiveness, compassion and physical healing.
According to all major spiritual and religious texts, the earth and universe were created and brought into form through sound. The Upanishads, considered the oldest spiritual text on our planet (10,000 years older than the Bible), actually translates into “The Last Song.” The Hindu Bhagavad-Gita, which predates the Bible by some three thousand years, literally translates into “Celestial Song” or “Song of the Lord.” Its’ text states: “In the beginning was Brahman, with whom was the “Word,” and the “Word” was Brahman and
Brahman SAID this world shall be and the world came into being.”
“The octave formed a circle and gave our noble earth its form.” Pythagoras, the Father of Mathematics (569-475 BC)
Similarly, in the Bible’s Gospel of John it states: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” According to John the Evangelist in the first century A.D., the Biblical translations of the ‘Word’ means ‘Primary Harmony.’ Egyptian religious texts state that the Singing Sun created the world with its cry of light. He sang: “This world shall be,” and the world came into being. The religious texts of the Aztecs also referred to God as the ‘Creator’ and state that “He SANG the world into existence.”
“Sound or vibration is the most powerful force in the universe. Music is a divine art, to be used not only for pleasure but as a path to God-realization. Vibrations resulting from devotional singing lead to attunement with the Cosmic Vibration or the Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)” – Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi.
Hindu teachings describe the ‘Word’ in terms of the sound ‘Om,’ which is the vibratory essence of God and the creative energy used to bring the universe into existence. Buddhists refer to this energy as the ‘Primal Vibration,’ teaching that it was divided into 12 tonal derivations, each of which gave rise to and corresponded with the 12 signs of the Zodiac, the 12 months of the year, the 12 hours of the day (yang), the
12 hours of the night (Yin), as well as the 12 notes of the chromatic scale.
“All things are aggregations of atoms that dance and by their movement produce sound. When the rhythm of the dance changes, the sound it produces also changes . . . Each atom perpetually sings its song, and the sound at every moment creates dense subtle forms.” – Alexandra David- Neel, Belgian-French opera star and explorer (1868-1969) the author of over 30 books. A quote his book “Magic and Mystery in Tibet”.
Music and all audible sound, according to these spiritual texts, represented the audible manifestation of the “Word,” ‘OM,’ or ‘Primal Vibration.’ In fact, the great Sufi master, Hazrat Inayat Khan, went so far as to say: “What makes us feel drawn to music is that our whole being is music; our mind and body, the nature in which we live, the nature which has made us, all that is beneath and around us, it is all music.”
“And the WORD was made flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.” – John 1:14
From birth, our consciousness is hard-wired to hear and listen. The first bone to develop in the human fetus is the ear bone and the first sense to develop in the fetus is hearing. Hearing is also the last sense to go when we die. The cochlea, the central part of the inner ear looks like the shell of a snail. In it, there are some 60,000 hair cells. Each of these hair cells resonates to a specific frequency or sound, like a microscopic tuning fork, a corresponding neurological impulse is sent to the brain. This impulse causes the release of neuropeptides, or what is called “communicator molecules.”
Music differs from other art forms, such as paintings, sculpture, photography, or literature, in that they express more of a linear or more of a one and two-dimensional form of matter/energy than does music. As such, other art forms are processed by either one or the other brain hemispheres. Music, as a type of matter, remains in a vibratory state and is thus processed holographically, or by both the right (intuitive) and the left (analytical) hemispheres of the brain.
“In ancient times music was the foundation of all the sciences. Education was begun with music with the persuasion that nothing could be expected of a man who was ignorant of music.” Cicero (106-43 BC)
In physics, Albert Einstein’s statement, “Energy and mass (matter) are different forms of the same thing mass/ energy,” creates the foundation for understanding the energetic/vibratory nature of all matter. As energy increases, matter begins to take form.
The great German philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) went so far as to say, “Architecture is crystallized music.”
In the 19th Century, physicist Ernst Chlandi discovered that when he sprinkled sand onto a flat surface affixed to a pedestal base and then drew a violin bow perpendicularly across the edge of the surface, round, mandala-like shapes were formed as the grains of sand were moved by the sound-waves generated. This work was followed by Dr. Hans Jenny in a field he named ‘Cymatics’ or the study of waves. Jenny was able to capture on a device called a “Tonescope,” the patterns of a circle when “OM,” the sound associated with God, was chanted into this device. He also discovered that concentric diamond shapes also formed within the circle during the process.
The 14th Century Sufi poet Hafiz proclaimed “People say that the soul, on hearing the song of creation, entered the body, but in reality, the soul itself was the song.”
Great composers like J.S. Bach wrote at the head of their compositions “A.M.D.G.,” the Latin initials for (Ad majorem Dei gloriam) meaning “For the Greater Glory of God.” Thus, when musicians create and perform from a devotional and self-realized state, this intent at the level of quantum physics, formats their music into a sacred energetic formula that expresses the enlightened perspective of love or what Pythagoras called the ‘Music of the Spheres.’ When this music is experienced by the listener, the Law of Sympathetic Vibration dictates that their mind will resonate correspondingly.
Therefore, the process of listening to spiritually-inspired music establishes the protocol whereby the mind stills and the body relaxes. In this state, the mind is moved into a present-time reality where the sacred vibration of harmony (OM, Aum, Amen, or Cosmic Vibration) is least distorted and the mind is quiet enough to both witness and remember the
Song of the Self, or the mystical principle of the “I AM,” the Divinity within. Here, the mind is moved from passive hearing to a conscious listening of the “Word” or “Primary Harmony.” In other words, the process of listening to sacred music empowers the mind to perceive and release illusions of fear, pain and suffering so that it experiences and remembers the reality of the love that it already is. Thus, atonement and the integration of Divine Will is made possible.
“The wonders of the music of the future will be of a higher & wider scale and will introduce many sounds that the human ear is now incapable of hearing. Among these new sounds will be the glorious music of angelic chorales. As men hear these they will cease to consider Angels as figments of their imagination.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791).
RAISING YOUR VIBRATION TOWARDS ENLIGHTENMENT
PRIOR ARTICLE LISTINGS
SUGGESTED REMINDERS, STAY ON COURSE TOWARD ENLIGHTENMENT
LEAPS OF FAITH AND STEPS TOWARDS AN EMPOWERED LIFE
EXCALIBUR, FREEING THE SWORD OF YOUR OWN INNER TRUTH
SPIRITUALLY EMPOWERING SOLUTIONS AND SELF MASTERY
MEDITATION THE KEY TO HEALING THE SELF IS BEING STILL
“Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha
The true self, God-self or I AM only responds congruently and motivates only through thoughts and/or words of love, peace, forgiveness, and compassion, and from the empowered time-space perspective of the present moment.
THE RECORD OF OUR SOUL
…We enter this world, whether we’re aware of it or not with an array of spiritual wounds, life lessons, that we are assigned whether aware of this or not, to heal. We are also similarly born with an array of spiritual gifts that we are here to awaken in order to become more whole, healed and enlightened and experience and contribute greater love.
Overview of the Body’s Frequency, Energy or Chakra System
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties, and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” Patañjali, the compiler of the Yoga Sutras (Sanskrit: 150 BCE)
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