Hear it, feel it, become it, the sounding ebb and flow of ocean tides, the sea, and the delight of moving waters. The rushing sound of the shifting sands below your feet, the gentle waves, the high cresting waves sound, and we are embraced by a vibratory splendor, a deep breath, a sigh, a welcomed sense of BEING.
Since ancient times we have accounts of the healing and transformational properties of water. In Ayurvedic, ancient Indian medicinal wisdom, and traditional Chinese medicine, the water element is crucial to balancing and creating, physical harmony. Rivers, with their flow and sounding waters, have long been regarded as sacred places.
At water’s edge the sound is simplified. It calls to our breath. A feeling of calm, a centeredness, a letting go ensues as our inhalation and exhalation move in resonance with the moving and sounding waters. Our breath in harmony with the sounding ebb and flow brings feelings of deep relaxation and renewal.
The sound of sea waves held by seashells holds a special delight and fascination. It wasn’t until my adult years that I learned that what we hear in seashells is the flow of our own blood. Indeed a sacred accord. Within we hold the roar, the sounding of our life giving flow. At ocean’s side, the moving waters of earth and the flow of life’s waters within rejoice in resonance.
The echo of the sea, its ebb, its flow, fills the cambers of the nautilus as too, the chambers of our heart, the pulsing, the cresting, ever the sounding sea within. As you put a seashell next to your ear, hear the blood surging in your veins, as too, all the waters of Creation. Yes, the ambient sounds of the sea, sing, speak, sigh and echo all that breathes, all that flows. When a seashell reflects back our inner unceasing rhythmic pulse, our inner sounding, we are in commune with the sounding sea, the whisperer of secrets, the primordial murmurings of the universe.
Listen to the waters of oceans, seas, rivers, streams, and springs. Feel the ambient accord, this breathing, this pulsing call to life.
Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI
Rose Marie Raccioppi, Master Educator/Therapist, Artist, Poet Laureate, Vibrational/Sound Therapist, with degrees in Psychology and Education, graduate studies in Holistic Health, Leadership, Adult Behavior and Development, Yoga Science, honored and awarded for her innovative practices and beneficial services to children, adults and families, Founder/Director of APOGEE Acu-Tone™ ~ Vibrational Sound Therapy.