I've always been sensitive to sound. There's a name for it I've recently come to realize. Misophonia. Once you understand it you can easily see how that can make things challenging in life given that most of us, especially those in urban areas, live in a world that makes sound irresponsibly.
From incessant traffic noise, blaring TVs, loud music, screaming kids, lawnmowers, weed-wackers and so-on it's no wonder people's nerves are so frazzled at the end of the day.
But your stress levels and health problems are not confined to irresponsibly and unconscious sound are they.
If you're like most people, you're not eating as well as you know you should, not breathing consciously, not taking time to meditate, not getting as much physical activity as you need to stay energized and fit. One must stop and ask, "why do I do this to myself? Is this what self care and self love look like?"
It's self evident that when we practice self care and self love, remove ourselves, even for a brief time, from the external chaos, that our inner world begins to align again. Pure sounds, natural environments, clean air, water and fresh nutrient rich food can eliminate most of what we understand to be chronic DIS-ease in our body. It's really that simple. People who've spent a lot of time learning about branches and leaves like to make a living making things more complicated then need be. But those of us who seek the source and look for the root of things, do what we can to strip away the excess and make things simpler for you.
Like a Dr/Healer friend of mine likes to say,
"If you want a clean river, you can't just keep cleaning up after the polluting factory that's upstream, you've got to SHUT DOWN the factory that's doing the polluting and the river will self regulate given time and support.
And WE are the river given that 60% of our body is made up of water.
For those of you who are new to this realm and want to understand it better, I've posted a few articles below. Much of this we already understand intuitively...for example, how our choice in music makes us "feel" isn't just something we experience on a surface level. It is, particularly consistently and over time, reprogramming our cellular make up. And it's more important than ever that we become more conscious and responsible with our "sound habits" given so many other negative variables effecting our mental/physical/spiritual health.