The other day I watched a really good movie. It was called August Rush. It was about an orphaned boy who uses music to try to re-connect with his parents to heal old wounds. It has a good story along with some good acting.
The movie got me thinking about some articles I read recently about the healing aspects of music. At first, I didn’t really buy into music as a healing expression. After giving it a little more thought, I have changed my mind. Since everything including your body is vibrating at a molecular level, why wouldn’t music involve healing? Music is nothing more than vibrations of sounds so it would be possible for music to heal.
I listen to Mozart all the time. I had heard somewhere that Beethoven was like heaven but Mozart was heaven. I can understand that statement now. I actually wrote my 2nd book, The Building Blocks of Creation: An Adolescent’s Guide to Awareness , while listening to Mozart on my iPod at the airport during several flight cancelations. It was like Mozart cleared my so I could focus on my writing. Now I listen to Mozart anytime I want my creative juices to flow. I also really enjoy going to any Mozart symphony because I typically get “lost” in the music. This is saying a lot from someone who use to say that if there isn’t any words, it isn’t really music. Boy, I sure have changed a lot over the past several years!
Peace, gratitude, and healing music,