by Bob Romero
I have always had a passion for music. My parents both enjoyed music by going to dances in the 40’s and early 50’s. Then Rock and Roll started, and my older siblings would listen to it on the radio. In the 60’s, the music scene exploded with lots of different genres and the local radio station played most of them. We couldn’t wait to listen to the latest hits on the radio. In addition to Pop, classic Rock, there was also the British invasion and Folk.
Even though I don’t play an instrument, or have never studied music, I have a great appreciation for music of all genres. I learned about classical music from of all places, the National Football League. When the games were first televised, there was a half hour infomercial on the masterpieces by the great composers just before the games. Later I would tune into KVOD in Denver, when I was in the mood for classical. I have always had a good feeling when I listen to classic Country and Western, because that’s what the local radio station played when school let out in the afternoon. The protest songs from the 60’s encouraged us to become active politically and helped us end an unjust war.
Soundtracks enhance a movie greatly. The music helps promote the projected energy from the film to us and stirs our emotions. You will remember the sound that plays, when the winning home run, the winning basket, the winning touchdown pass or field goal, the all out sprint to the finish line, the victory on the battlefield, the great speech, or the triumphant success in the classroom, is made. That sound or song will reverberate within us, and make us feel good.
When my son was ten years old, he had been taking piano lessons for three years. The teacher that watched him for us over the summer had studied music. Both she and my son knew of this song that I liked. By listening to the song, she wrote down the notes to the song, and he practiced it. So for my Father’s Day gift, he played it for me on the piano, which was priceless to me. That song now has so much more meaning and energy.
Music is in fact sound vibration or sound energy. The instruments or the singer’s voice vibrate not just with the sound, but also with the energy that the composer and the artist put into the song. That energy is transferred to us by the initial feelings that we feel when we hear the song. Those feelings are similar to the feelings that we have when we know that something is going to happen. Different songs resonated with us either by the melody, or by the lyrics, or by both. The feelings that we felt then, have stayed with us so that when hear the same songs today, we still feel those initial feelings. We can experience many different emotions like joy, sadness or inspiration. Music can also help us relax or get us moving. I have to listen to music when I walk.
Spiritual songs help us connect with God. It also helps when you have a very talented pastor who used to perform on Broadway and composes his own music. Many of the older Rock songs contain spiritual messages. Just study the lyrics from some of the Beatles songs. Now there is music that is part of the New Age genre that help us connect to Spirit. They are composed by artists who specifically channel their energy for that purpose. The soothing music can help us heal or relieve stress. Deep meditation music will help us increase our level of awareness when we meditate. There are also holy chants on CDs that you can buy, and some of these can be found in the bookstore.
Whether it’s music that stirs our passions or raises our awareness, it helps us reach a higher level of consciousness, which in turn leads us to develop our psychic abilities.
Bob Romero has been a diligent student of esoteric spiritual subjects and metaphysics for many years, with a life-long quest for answers. He has submitted new and original articles that focus on life lessons and experiences he wishes to share with our readers and the world.