A few weeks ago, I got a blocked ear. These days, I always trust that ailments and illnesses arrive for a reason, and a previous ear infection had been shifted when listening to my favourite busker in Bath. So I tried some experimenting to shift the ear blockage.
What I found was that by making the sounds of Z or N, as continuous sounds “ZZZZZZZ” or “NNNNNNN”, I got a very strong resonating effect going to my ear, and also through my body. I call these the Sounds of Zion, because that’s what popped into my head at the time.
Some consonant letters you can hold the sound, but others you can’t. B and C, for example, you have to sort of spit out, and any sound that’s carried on becomes a vowel sound. So maybe you get a sound like BaBaBa…. Vowels are pure sounds, and all can be held.
There are not many consonant sounds that can be held as a continuous sound. The best ones are Z and S, N and M, V and F, which seem to form natural pairs. J and R are also possible to hold if you make them sound more French like. That seems to be it! Just 8 consonants.
There are also some sounds not represented by single letters, such as CH, TH, and SH.
Earth Energy responds well to sound, and there is a musical relationship with the planets. Pythagorus worked this out and called it the Music of the Spheres. So I wondered if the letters of the alphabet can help us link it all up. Heaven and Earth joined as one by sound. Coincidentally, the slogan of Bath Abbey is “Where earth and heaven meet”, and I think they are referring to the meeting of energies, joined together by the choral sounds in the acoustically designed abbey.
I wondered if the letters of the alphabet could give us some clues to link it all up. The eight best sounding consonants can be mapped to the eight planet names reasonably easily, for a start. Every kid is now taught to remember the significant planets using “My Very Expensive Motorbike Just Smashed Up Near Plymouth”, which is a hint that the initial letters might have some meaning. Mercury (M), Venus(V), Mars (Z, because the S is pronounced Z), Jupiter (J), Saturn (S), Uranus (U.Ranus, R is the first consonant), Neptune (N), Pluto (I think may be Phluto, Fluto, flute being a musical instrument, so we have F).
The Earth Energy comes in seven different fields that I know about, categorised by the width of the energy line. There may be an eighth field, which would be very neat. The widths are 4,5,10,15,20,30 and 50 paces. All lines in the same field have their times of harmony together. Could it be that each Earth Energy field is linked to its own planet, and also to a letter of the alphabet?
Jerusalem’s Sacred Esplanade is known as “where Heaven and Earth meet”, rather like Bath Abbey! It makes me wonder if Jerusalem is not the name of a place, but more the name of a state of being, where earth, heaven and sound join as one, and we humans can co-create and experience that harmony. We are the join between Heaven and Earth, and this is how we become one with both.
The word “chord” refers to musical harmony. It is related to the words choir and choral, the sounds created in sacred places. A harmonious sound can send a resonance, a sort of tingle, through your whole body, and particularly down your spine. It’s a feeling of being filled with spirit. Some people describe it as going shivery. This can happen when the right note is being played musically, or when someone speaks or acts from the heart, when something “rings true”. So maybe the spinal cord is a sort of “chord” too, that resonates harmoniously with the sound and the spirit.
(See also earlier post: Earth Energy Lines, Illuminating Illness)