music is a spirit. it heals

Seventeen as Gods

S.Coups - Zeus (King of the Gods, Father of Gods and Men)
Jeonghan - Poseidon (God and King of the Sea)
Joshua - Apollo (God of music and healing)
Woozi - Ares (God of war)
Wonwoo - Hades (God of the Dead and Riches. King of the Underworld)
Hoshi - Uranus (God of the sky and the heavens. Father of the Titans)
Jun - Eros (God of sexual desire, attraction, love, and procreation)
Mingyu - Kratos (God of strength and power)
The8 - Morpheus (God of dreams and sleep. Has the power to take any human form and appear in dreams.)
DK - Hermes (Trickster God, God of thieves, trade, sports, travelers. Messenger of the Gods)
Vernon - Momus (God of satire, mockery, censure, writers and poets. Also and spirit of evil-spirited blame and unfair criticism)
Seungkwan - Caerus (minor God of opportunity, luck, and favorable moments)
Dino - Triton (Messenger of the sea. Son of Poseidon and Amphitrite)

a/n: This is my first post!!! This I made a while ago and thought I would post it… These are taken quite literally to fit each of them… idk if this was already done so……

Note to self:
Pour yourself into you art, music, and anything that brings you peace. Reach out to your friends, and tell them you love them. Find softness, kindness, and gentleness in your words and in your spirit.
You have lots of healing to do. While there may be temporary comfort in your previous patterns, they won’t get you where I know you want to be.
You’re going to be okay.

I'll take your pain
DJ Mellon
I'll take your pain

One aspect of Havenfell as a game is that Luna has many chances to help purify, heal, and save lost souls. No matter who the spirit is or what they have done, Luna tries her best to save them and feels deeply for them.  Many spirits are earthbound and can easily be helped, but there are some whose lamentations lay deep in Hell, and not everyone can be saved.

Imbolc Stirring Within You Spread

Imbolc marks the first stirrings and flutterings of life in earth’s soil after a long winter. This spread uses the qualities of Brigid, a spirit of healing, poetry, and music, a patron of artists, poets, craftspeople, and livestock, to inform questions of what stirs inside you. This spread is cast in the shape of a Brigid’s Cross. 

Here is how my reading for myself went:

1. What am I dreaming of? (The Fool) Independence, being successful in marching to the beat of my own drummer. I’d like to take risks and embark on new adventures that allow my soul to grow.

2. What is possible? (5 of Wands) The path to what I desire will not be without obstacles, but I am more than capable of overcoming them. I should be cautious about allowing problems to seem bigger than they are and not be so easily discouraged.

3. How do I start? (3 of Wands) Assess my plans. Take time to evaluate before moving forward. Careful thought will be my friend. If necessary, revise my goals based on the current situation.

4. Why must I do this now? (King of Pentacles) It’s important to take charge and take control. Push through barriers and I will find success. If I hesitate, I risk losing out on what I could gain.

5. Why is the journey essential? (7 of Pentacles) This journey has the ability to teach me the value of patience, planning, and perseverance. I am often a person to jump into things without thinking and abandon plans before completion because I have to road map on how to complete them. If I take the advice of this reading and put careful thought and planning into this endeavor, it can teach me the value of patience and planning, traits I lack.

6. What is my secret weapon? (4 of Cups) My secret weapon is also my greatest downfall. My daydreaming and wild imagination will aid me well in this pursuit, but I must be incredibly careful to not allow myself to fall into a rut of dreaming instead of doing. It is important to be productive as well as imaginative.

7. What gift does Brigid offer me? (Queen of Cups) Brigid gifts me with a gentle and imaginative, and loving nature. She allows me to do everything with kindness and love, and that will attract kindness, love, and success into my life.

8. How can I honor and thank her? (8 of Swords) I can honor and thank her by not squandering these gifts and allowing myself to be overwhelmed by perceived isolation or obstacles. I should trust my intuition and have faith in my own ability to move forward. No one can confine me but myself.

9. What is Brigid’s message to me? (The Empress) Trust my instincts. Trust my connection to the earth. I am creative and worthy and part of a larger whole. Continue to live with love and nurturing and I will be successful and happy in life.

Spread from Sasha Graham’s 365 Tarot Spreads

Jonathan Goldman - Scheme of Vowel-Chakra Sounds, “Healing Sounds: The Power of Harmonics”, 1992.

These diagrams express the scientific and spiritual viewpoints about how to use the transformative power of sound for healing on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. The Mystery Schools of Egypt, Greece, and Rome understood that vibration is the fundamental active force in the Universe, and they developed specific chants and tones for healing the mind, body, and spirit and achieving altered states of consciousness. Overtone chanting, also called vocal harmonics, is the ability of the human voice to create two or more notes at the same time. These diagrams explain how to perform these vocal harmonics and experience their transformative and curative powers. 

Goldman has a three-part theory that runs beneath all of his written and music works:
1. That everything in the Universe is in a state of vibration. Everything is in motion and produces a sound or frequency. This includes the various parts of our body, organs, bones, tissue, etc.
2. When we are in a state of “sound” health, everything in our bodies is vibrating in resonance or harmony with itself. When something is vibrating out of harmony, we call this “disease”.
3. Sound is an energy that can entrain or change the vibrational rate of objects. Therefore, if something is vibrating out of tune or harmony, it is possible to create the correct, natural “resonant” frequency of the out of tune object, project it to that out of tune portion and cause it to vibrate back to its normal, healthy state.

This, in turn, can be summarized as: Frequency + Intent = Healing.

Lúcio and Healing

As we know, he heals with his music in-game - literally. Just being near him provides heals-over-time for other heroes. 

But reading his backstory, that’s his life, that’s his goal. He wants to bring people together and figuratively heal them with music. He’s all about helping people. He’s a really uplifting character. 

From his wiki: 

“Lúcio is an international celebrity who inspires social change through his music and actions.

Lúcio Correia dos Santos grew up in Rio de Janeiro, in a poor and crowded favela that was hit hard by the financial upheaval following the Omnic Crisis. As Brazil began the long process of recovery, he wanted to find a way to lift the spirits of those around him. He found his answer in music and its power to bring people together and even help them forget their troubles, if only for a short time. He performed on street corners, in block parties, and as he got older, at a string of legendary underground shows.

But Lúcio’s close-knit community was thrown into chaos when the multinational Vishkar Corporation secured a contract to redevelop large tracts of the city. Lúcio and his neighbors had been told that the development would improve their lives. However, that promise never became a reality. Vishkar imposed controls on the residents in the name of building a more orderly society: enforcing curfews, cracking down on what the company perceived as lawless behavior, and exploiting the populace as a cheap labor force.

Lúcio wouldn’t stand for it. He stole Vishkar sonic technology that had been used to suppress the people, and he converted it into a tool to rally them to action. In a popular uprising, they drove Vishkar out of their neighborhoods. Lúcio’s leadership made him a star overnight and a symbol for positive social change. His music skyrocketed in popularity. Whereas he had once performed locally, he was now filling arenas across the world.

With his newfound fame, Lúcio realizes that he has an opportunity to make a difference and change the world for the better.” 

  • Aries: Sultriness, Spring Burst Ether, Ferocity, Baby's Breath, Bounce, The Cosmic Dawn, Firelight, Conception, Detonation, Blast, Toddler giggles, Exploding Nebulas
  • Taurus: Cinnamon, Composure, Music notes, Entrenchment, Resolve, Saccharine, Rich, Fawn, Petals in the Dawn, Natural remedies, Aroma, Bouquet, Silk, Caressing, All four Seasons
  • Gemini: Splitting Bubbles, Freshly printed pages, The Sound of the Typewriter, Vocal chords, Childhood Giggles, Citrus Sorbet, The Winds of Change, Acidic Wit, Musical dialogue
  • Cancer: Caramel Photographs, Calligraphy, Nostalgia, Black and White Film, Ocean breath, The rabbit in the Moon, Lunar Love Notes, Psychic Moondrops, Heart swelling Newborn Cuddles
  • Leo: Mango Skyline, Delight, Rapture, Broadway Lights, Royal Glow, Cosmic Throne, Childhood Euphoria, Intuitive Jewels, Solar Kisses, Beating Heart, Spirit and Smiles, Sun Drench Haze
  • Virgo: Stitches, Herbal Aroma, Green Tea and Chai, Musical Tapping, Healing Honey, Cleansing, Crystal Lenses, Eco Villages, Intellectual Ingenuity, Fresh Paint
  • Libra: Whipped cream Piano Keys, Blossom Fragrance, Glass Bubbles, Held Hands, Lyrical Thinking, Rainbow Marbles, Flower Pastels, Dream weaved Intellect, Midday Sunshine
  • Scorpio: Morning Sex, Incense, Underworld Crystals, Crackling Charms, Musky Spellbooks, Crop Circles, Undying Devotion, Imbibed Immortality, Passion Pain and Pleasure, Stars at Dusk
  • Sagittarius: Passport Photos, Longitude and Latitude, Graduation Hats, Jet Fuel, Inflamed Intuition, Bursts of Consciousness, Running through the Woods, Scriptures, Rapture
  • Capricorn: Ice Sculptures, Saturn Rings, Cosmic Crowns, Success Sound waves, Starry Stepladders, Almond Hour Glasses, Snowglobe Cities, Appetite for Ambition, Wrinkled Hands of Wisdom, Grandparent's Love
  • Aquarius: Cloud breath, Low Riders, Lime Snow Cones, Psychedelic Ingenuity, Wifi Connection, Splashing Mermaids, Electric Air Bubbles, One World Government, Radical Protests
  • Pisces: Cerebral Symphonies, Uncorked Wine Bottles, Moisture Beads, Sea salt Window Panes, Poetry in the Sand, Winter Blankets, Meditation, The Moment between Awake and Asleep

Ottoman Music Therapy (Article: Nil Sari) 
(Listen : Ottoman Music Therapy for Happiness and Against Fever /// Ottoman Music Therapy Against Depression and Insomnia /// Ottoman Music Therapy Against Confused Thoughts )

Music has been used as a mean of therapy through the centuries to counter all kinds of disorders by various peoples. Physicians and musicians in the Ottoman civilization were aware of the music therapy in continuation of previous Muslim similar practices. There are numerous manuscripts and pamphlets on the influence of sound on man and the effect of music in healing, both in works on medicine and music. Ideas of Al-Farabi, Al-Razi and Ibn Sina on music were followed by several Ottoman physicians.

Turkish communities have also been practicing music therapy since the pre-Islamic era. Kam, the Turkish shaman tried to get into relation with the spirits of the other world by means of his or her davul, the drum and oyun, the ritual ceremony; hence they tried to benefit from their supernatural powers. The kam tried to affect the spirits by utilizing music, either driving evil spirits away, or attracting the help of good spirits so as to achieve treatment. Ideas of Al-Farabi, Al-Razi and Ibn Sina on music were followed by several Ottoman writers such as Gevrekzade (d. 1801), Şuuri (d. 1693), Ali Ufki (1610-1675), Kantemiroǧlu (Prince Dimitrie Cantemir, 1673-1723) and Haşim Bey (19th century). The study of music by these writers as a therapeutic means and comprehensive information given by them on the effects of music on man’s mind and body note the existence of interest and curiosity on the subject during the Ottoman period. Ottoman medical writers such as Abbas Vesim (d. 1759/60) and Gevrekzade offered music to be included in medical education, along with mathematics, astronomy and philosophy, as in order to be a good physician one ought to have been trained in music. 

The belief that God was comprehended through words and sound being perceived as letter, the essence of existence was believed to be “sound”. The number and differences of letters were related with the variety in the creation and existence. Hence, words were believed to be the cover of essence. This relation played an important part in fostering the belief that music therapy might re-establish the upset harmony of the patient, creating a sane balance between body, mind and emotions.

Patients suffering from a certain illness or the emotions of persons with a certain temperament were expected to be influenced by specific modes of music. Certain makams, that is musical modes, were prescribed for therapeutic purposes. Makam is “a concept of melody which determines tonal relations, as well as an overall indication of the melodic patterns.” Modes, as patterns of organized sounds, were believed to express special meanings. Though there are about 80 Turkish modes; usually only 12 were prescribed for therapy, in accordance with the limitation of the related theories of cosmic elements and numerology, as it is in the Islamic and ancient sources. The aims of Ottoman music therapy by playing specific modes prescribed for certain physiognomies and nations can be classified as: treatment of mental diseases; treatment of organic diseases; maintaining/re-establishing the harmony of the person – a healthy balance between body, mind and emotions by pleasing him/her; leading the way to emotions, such as getting people laugh or making them cry etc., preventing vicious feelings and attracting good ones, training the self and thus reaching perfection

.The responses to music were supposed to have both physical and emotional effects. Those who suffered from anxiety, insomnia, indigestion, paralysis, dysuria etc. were all expected to be treated and cured through the effect of suitable music. For example, sciatica was expected to be treated by nevâ, an Ottoman musical mode. Even malicious infections were recommended to be treated by musical modes, which can be traced back to the antique ideas of Democritus. For example, Ottoman writers advised the mode hüseyni against fevers, and the musical modes zengule and irak for the treatment of sersam, that is meningitis. Ottoman physicians and musicians of the 17th and 18th centuries were not informed of modern physiology and psychology, but were aware of the body-mind interaction. The manifestations of the autonomous nervous system have been observed through the ages since ancient times. We find evidences of it both in literature and illustrations, displaying the influences of music on various parts of the body or specific organs, mainly the heart. The physiological responses to musical vibrations could not be measured, but changes in the cardiac and respiratory processes, that is heart beats and breathing were described. Today we know that emotional impact of music may provoke certain involuntary physiological responses, such as changes in blood circulation and breathing. It is also a fact that the heart is an organ whose function is deeply effected by emotions.

The philosopher, the physician and the Sufi, observing that some music modes have joyful and others have saddening influences, they utilized the effects of sounds. It was generally believed that using music’s influence in the right way trained the soul. Ottoman writers on music expected music to be also a means to develop an ideal character. Attaining harmony between intellect and emotions could lead a man to become conscious of himself. We recall that ancient philosophers Plato and Aristotle believed that certain musical modes possessed an ethical value and produced certain effects on the morality of the listener and helped in the development of character.
For the Sufi, purification and enlightenment came through the heart. The heart was described as the most virtuous organ and the symbolic center of man’s existence and the feeling of love felt through the heart was accepted as the key of being aware of the existence of the Creator. This was an educational approach to music. Sufi music was used as a means of training for ideal perfection, which also meant becoming harmonious with oneself. Man, being accepted as the symbol of the universal creation, was described and evaluated as a micro-cosmos. It was believed that all the characteristics of the universe were awarded to man by the Creator. Therefore, the ultimate aim of music was to attain freedom of the self (nefs), so as to reach his/her soul to the divine origin.

✨✨Letting go of fear. Leading with the heart. Finding faith in the path I walk on as a channel of light and love through the creator. Reminded always of the creator within all of us. Guided by Jah to bring healing energy into the Earthly realms of existence via higher consciousness based psychedelic paintings and high vibrational music jam sessions. Letting spirit guide me to all my teachers along the journey (as we meet again and again through many lifetimes already shared) and lessons I must learn in order to continue my growth in order to ascend. Dancing, yoga, picking up trash along the road, performing medicine music around town, chanting: ommmmmmmmmm ((hare kṛiṣhṇa hare kṛiṣhṇa, kṛiṣhṇa kṛiṣhṇa hare hare, hare rāma hare rāma,rāma rāma hare hare)) Raising the vibrations and creating portals for self healing and transformation. Bless up to the most high. Bless every single person reading this. You are me. Being free is our divine birth right.✨✨


So this song really gets to me 😢

My heart beating, my soul breathing
I found my life when I laid it down
Upward falling, spirit soaring
I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground

Find me here at Your feet again
Everything I am, reaching out I surrender
Come sweep me up in Your love again
And my soul will dance
On the wings of forever