One thing that sounds and music does for me is they allow me to access feelings in my psyche I might not otherwise access. Different music resonates to different parts of the psyche. Coming from the "You can't heal what you don't feel" philosophy, this has been very helpful for me. It seems that many feelings throughout my life were compacted and repressed and therefore never felt, first in childhood in a family that didn't welcome certain kinds of emotional expression and then in adulthood when I was drugged into oblivion. I have literally decades of feelings to feel. Layers and layers of unprocessed, sometimes pretty difficult stuff that needs to be felt. I'm doing it and it's good. It's important to trust my own rhythm and flow as well as finding the music and sounds that I resonate with that will be most healing. Some music or sound can actually exacerbate or distress. Trust yourself if you pursue this path. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
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