Do you have a favorite record album or CD that has stuck with you over the years? Is there a certain piece of work that transcends others? Is there something about the music brings forth strong emotion or draws you into its world so that you feel like you have to listen to the whole thing in one sitting? A couple examples of these special recordings for me are The Beatles White Album and Miles Davis Kind of Blue. There’s something about the atmosphere surrounding the music that makes my soul sink deep into those musical moments.
In my experience this immersive phenomena can happen frequently in a live music setting, what with all the live energy, people and exciting atmosphere, but seemingly this does not happen as frequently with recorded material. Yes there are sometimes subjective associative experiences when songs can bring us back to moments in time that meant a lot to us, but this is not what I am talking about. These special recordings have a palpable energy to them. So was there something special happening, when these exceptional recordings were made? Yes, there was energy from the performer and/or the interactions between the musicians and anyone else present at the session, but what else?
One of my latest discoveries is that not only is music and/or video recorded with recording devices, but also a feeling type of Energy! Energy that cannot be seen or heard, but can be felt! Let me explain how I became aware of this.
Throughout my career I have worked with most of the latest digital and analog recording technologies out there. I have written, performed and recorded music and sound professionally for 20 years, doing everything from recording engineering, to composing music, to creating sounds for games and theatrical soundscapes.
In 2009, my strong desire to create something more meaningful with my time and talents that would be more of service to humanity lead me to some profound experiences with energy and inspired some of the most powerful music compositions of my career.
That year my interests in metaphysics and spirituality lead me to being introduced to Cheryl Jensen who was doing energy sessions very selectively with people. I was curious about this and she agreed to set up a session with me.
During the session, Cheryl’s personality went, um…‘away…’ while she channeled an energy persona that radiated through her physical being and into the surrounding environment.
Then the session consisted of very intriguing answers to some questions I had, however, what I was struck by was the amount of palpable ENERGY that was flowing in the room during the session. Though Cheryl did conduct some energy balancing and meditation it was mostly me conversing with her in this altered state, and when I left the session I was amazed at how ‘high’ I felt.
I had recorded the session on my digital audio recorder. When I listened to the recording later I found that I would get almost the same high while listening back, although not quite as strong, but affective.
This intrigued me, but it wasn’t until a year later after several similar sessions with Cheryl that this energy and my music skills would be uniquely melded together in ways that still leave me mystified.
During a session in 2010, Cheryl, while channeling energy, suggested that I compose music for a couple of silent intentional energy meditations that they conducted in between question and answers. I thought that was an interesting idea.
The idea was to use these ‘silent’ recorded segments from the session and use them as the first track in the multitrack recording software I was using to compose and record the music in. These ‘silent’ energy tracks contained the inaudible yet also recorded energies from the silent meditations. In other words, although audibly there were some subtle sounds in the room (with some breathing and very quiet outdoor sounds), inaudibly the energy being transmitted by Cheryl in the room, which was quite strong and very palpable (and very good feeling!), was being digitally recorded to audio files on the recording device also.
My eventual realization was that this is always happening, intentionally or unintentionally. With some further investigation I actually came across a book, which I read with much skepticism (and I actually bought it because it amused me as being quite far-fetched) called “The Music of Time” where the subject of the book, Preston B. Nichols, a pop music recording engineer and scientist working with the U.S. government back in the 60’s talks about impressing thought forms (which create subtle electromagnetic energy), like “buy this music!”. This ‘thought energy’ was embedded onto the magnetic tape also containing the recorded music in order to energetically influence the masses to buy the music they heard on the radio. Now this may or may not be true, but it may indeed explain why some really bad music has gotten so popular over the years. I was initially completely skeptical of this zany book, but after having the personal experience of using recorded energy, not just music in my musical compositions I gave the book more credit and it, in turn, validated my discovery.
The intended recorded energy in my musical compositions is to assist the listener in aligning their own energy and raising their vibration while also grounding to the Earth we live on. I have received very positive feedback from listeners that quelled even my own skepticism of what I was doing. Really…? Collaborating with non-physical beings on a music project?!?! Sounds kind of crazy, but the music speaks for itself, and the concept of recording beneficial energy for specific intentions is very exciting to me. It is a cutting edge concept and I can envision recorded energy ‘pills’ as songs or sounds “Just listen to this 3 times a day and your ailments will go away. Who knows?!
There is more to this story and I will continue the next article with investigations into the science of sound, vibration and matter and how it electromagnetically and vibrationally relates to the human body.