Your Voice is Your Superpower!Health + Wellness
Your voice is your SUPERPOWER – the ultimate healing instrument – the most effective delivery system of healing frequencies to your body – your very own unique voice – your soul’s fingerprint.
OK I can hear you already…My voice? You’ve got to be kidding I can’t even sing! I hate the sound of my voice…
But this is not about whether you think you can sing or not, that’s another topic for another blog.
I’m talking about using your voice in an entirely different way – making organic sounds and vowel sounds – we all make these sounds every day. Studies have shown that people who swear or curse when they hurt themselves actually feel less pain, finding that ‘swearing increased pain tolerance and heart rate compared with not swearing’.
When you feel pain – OWWWWW
Lift something heavy – UHHHH
See a cute puppy on social media – AWWWW
When children are expressing themselves with shouts, screams, whoops of joy and other primal sounds, what do we tell them? What were you told as a child? When our voice has been silenced, it shuts down our freedom of expression, our aliveness, our joy.
You can use your voice with the intention of integrating emotional energy held in the physical body; what Ekhart Tolle calls the pain body. The subconscious negative programming that we have made our truth or episodes of trauma can be transmuted by the vibrations of our own sacred voice.
I think we are taught that feeling negative emotions is somehow wrong, so we build an archetype of fear around fully feeling our emotions. We are not taught to accept these emotions, to allow them to move through us – but to push them down. But they don’t go away – the energy gets frozen or locked in our body, compromising our health and wellbeing.
Of course you don’t want to feel pain, much less actively seeking it out – you think the way you feel is going to destroy you, you are going to die. I know what that feels like…
I lost my dad, mom and brother before age 30, each through tragic circumstances. My grief was something I was told to get over, get past, go through the process – it was viewed as a “negative” way of being, so I disavowed those parts of my experience. I pushed them away – I became afraid to feel.
Through my relationship with music and singing, I learned that voice has the potential to access something much deeper in us. I absolutely believe that expressing myself through music with the vibrations of my voice helped me move through the emotional trauma that I experienced in my early life.
Some years ago, I had a direct experience of releasing with my voice. I was in a Myofascial release session, in which the practitioner uses compression to release fascial restrictions. About halfway through, my whole body started to vibrate, and an extended primal yell came out of my mouth that was totally involuntary. It was such a profoundly amazing experience – we were both moved to tears. I believe my body, through the release of the fascial restrictions, expressed the trauma energy through my voice.
I believe our emotions (energy in motion) need to be expressed in the physical, and then integrated in the energetic bodies. As I experienced in that story, your voice can be the vehicle to release those stuck emotions and move them out into the less dense parts of us to become part of the wholeness of who we are. Because we express such a wide range of emotions with our voice, it makes sense that allowing the body to make the sounds that it needs would help bring it back into homeostasis or balance.
A 2015 study by the University of California showed that traces of emotional memory are stored in the cell’s nucleus and can be released by a stimulus, which I believe can be our voice. Because of its significant relationship to the vagus nerve, the voice acts like a tuner to facilitate a harmonic state of resonance by sending a signal of safety and calm which impacts heart rate, breathing rate and digestion.
You don’t have to be afraid to feel, you have the ultimate control and can use this amazing accessible tool that we all have to allow yourself to be who you are without judgment and honor the beautiful complexity of you. Your brain and body are hard-wired to readily accept and resonate with your voice. It can not only elicit a physiological response, but a powerful and deep transformative emotional one as well.
The real magic of your voice can open up your heart to your true nature – with vibrations that truly are “custom made” just for you.
If you’d like to explore you own superpower, I’ve developed an online course called “Healing With Your Sacred Voice” that may be a small step in taking back your own magical healing power.