As a vibrational worker it is often my job to highlight for people their vibrational matching indicators. These are the things that come into their life in the obvious or not so obvious ways that can help them specifically, to mold their vibration into the feeling and manifestation place they are looking for. This is not a process of telling them what to do or where to look but to point out what already gets their attention and how to use it. There are many people on this planet already utilizing their extra sensory perception but in such minute ways it just seems normal to them, so they don’t understand what they are doing. Music is a big one that I see often even in those not asking for my help. In this article I will explore the role of music relating to the shaman and how you may already be using it and how you may be able to expand on how music is helping you if it is a modality that is already relating to you.
Music is influence.
Yes we all have those songs that have an obvious effect on our emotions and there for state of being. In the Caribbean, drums were a big part of their shamans getting into state. Working your way into the optimal state can be helped by music but why does some music work for you and not other shamans and why are you sometimes not as affected by certain music to the state you wish to be in, that is; where it usually takes others? This is because we are not all starting from the same place and you are not always starting from the same place. The change of state is a shift in vibration, your usual vibrative state can be altered by thought and your emotions will relay that change. You are by no means thinking even closely to other practitioners and may see a large difference in the music you may choose to use. However, you, yourself are not thinking the same thoughts on a daily, or even a moment to moment basis. You will change, grow and expand. No two people will experience the same song in the same way. It’s fine. This is not something to worry about. Your individual practice is up to you and you must find it for yourself. Allow others to do the same. What works for you works for you, you needn’t question it, in fact if you don’t you’ll find more time to move on to what you really want to be doing which is practicing.
You influence music.
As a young person in love with music I used to have a saying, “I only have two moods, one where the music I listen to affects my mood and the one where what music I listen to is affected by my mood.” You will will match with certain music due to the intentionality of that music. It helps to think of it more like this: Once a song has been created, it becomes an living entity of its own. It has many vibrational matching points that will draw you to it or repel you from it. From the drums to the bass to the melody, on to the lyrics in all the ways they are expressed over the duration of the song. This can be invaluable if you know this because the next time a song is stuck in your head or you wake up with a random song in your head, notice it is not the whole song, it is one particular part. Even if you don’t know what the lyrics are supposed to be saying in that part, find out. You will be surprised as you listen to these lyrics you find wisdom meant specifically for you. From a strong affirming of where your thoughts have been, to advice about how you may handle a situation and the lyrics all of a sudden are not relating to the context of the song but the context of your life.
How to use music
There are a few questions you can ask when you find a piece of music that ‘speaks’ to you.
1. What parts are the best.
What are the parts of the song you like the best? This will tell you why you are enjoying the song so much and this may be multiple things. If you are not enjoying the song, don’t bother with a process like this. Just don’t listen to the song. It may sound elementary but examining what makes us feel bad, often just makes us feel worse. It’s not that you can’t do it, if you feel you need to know, it may be worth it to you to find out, but in general it’s usually better to leave it.
2. What feeling are these parts giving you?
Even the non-lyrical parts of music can make you feel, and even when you like the lyrical melody of the song the lyrics may have nothing to do with it. By honing in on the parts you really like, you will enhance the emotion that you are extracting from the song already, making it easier to identify. Once you can tell what feeling you get from the music it is a sure fire way to know what you want to use it for, if at all. Sometimes you like it because it reflects where you are very well. It gives you a justification for feeling the feelings you are already experiencing on a regular basis. Which is great if you are where you want to be emotionally. Sometimes it is taking you somewhere else and this is where you can follow it. By knowing what you are already extracting from the song you can enhance the feeling and go to the place, or state it is calling you to. And being it was doing this for you already, there is a good chance it is trying to take you somewhere you want to go. Somewhere you can find answers to the most important questions you are asking right now.
3. Do any lyrics stand out?
What lyrics hit you the hardest? This may also be what are the lyrics that keep going around in my head? This can help you to know how the music has accessed you. How this song grabbed you is most likely related to what it wants to help you resolve, or teach you about. Do not try to think of the lyrics in the context of the song. Instead hear the lyrics the way they sound to you. Even if you have gotten the lyrics wrong, the reason you have interpreted them the way you have is because that is the message for you, and only you. What do the lyrics mean to you, don’t try to figure out what the singer or writer meant. That is their journey and needn’t have anything do with you.
Music can be Tarot for the ears
This can be hard as there is no set framework for what each song is meant to mean to you. But when you ask a question and randomise your song choice you can be led to music that may have meaning to you and your situation. What this means is that the part of the song that answers your question may come in the title of the song, a specific lyric in the song, the overall meaning of the song or even just the feeling the song is giving you. Which of those things that is your answer will be known to you by the parts that stand out the most to you. You must know you are always right as you couldn’t see it if you were not a match to it. The main thing that differs with songs as opposed to tarot is that the well crafted Millenia old art of tarot has a strong basis and has been developed to help the divination process. This is just your form of vibrational match and indication. It will give you feedback on where you are now and will not necessarily give you a reading on the future or where that vibration will take you. But knowing what you are emanating now may be what you want to know, and it this case, could be for you.
You don’t have to use this process when listening to all your music, or even every song you like. You will find the process will call you when you need it and it can be fun to play around with music and your abilities. Have fun with it. And know every human experience has the potential to carry you things you never dreamt possible.