As we embark into this new field of creative expression, well-being and quality of life, it is necessary to develop a common language for communication.
Creative Expression....our definition: that which comes into existence that shows feeling or character, conveys meaning and is an objective expression or representation of an inner experience.
In Joshua Leeds' book, The Power of Sound, he states:
"All material consists of atomic material; molecules, atoms, electrons, protons, neutrons, and subatomic particles. Each atom consists of a nucleus surrounded by electrons, revolving at the speed of six hundred miles per second. It is an accepted construct of physics that motion creates frequency and frequency creates sound. Whether or not we hear it, everything has a sound, a vibration all its own." www.thepowerofsound.com
In Bruce Lipton's book, The Biology of Belief, he states:
"Quantum physicists discovered that physical atoms are made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating; each atom is like a wobbly spinning top that radiates energy. Because each atom has its own specific energy signature (wobble), assemblies of atoms (molecules) collectively radiate their own identifying energy patterns. So every material structure in the universe, including you and me, radiates a unique energy signature." www.brucelipton.com
In otherwords, everything in the universe is vibrating energy.
Taken a step further...every expression that is created has its own unique vibration or energy signature and can impact the artist/creator and the observer through the concepts of resonance, sympathetic vibration, forced resonance and entrainment. The following definitions come from Joshua Leeds' book, The Power of Sound:
Resonant Frequency - the frequency at which an object most naturally vibrates
Resonance - the impact of one vibration on another. Something external sets something else into motion, or changes its vibratory rate.
Sympathetic Vibration - the natural ability of a substance to vibrate to a frequency imposed from another source with a similar frequency.
Forced Resonance - those substances that have ability to resonate at a variety of frequencies.
Entrainment - the rhythmic manifestation of resonance. Entrainment is the mutual phase-locking of two oscillators. In relationship to music and sound, entrainment can be defined as the process whereby an external, periodic rhythm speeds up or slows down our major body pulses.
Note: There are at least three major body rhythms affected by entrainment: brain waves, breathing and heart rate...these rhythms also entrain with each other.
For further information about psychoacoustics and The Power of Sound, visit: www.ThePowerOfSound.com
Our Theory: As a creation is expressed, whether it is in the form of music, painting, photography, dance, gardening, sewing, listening with an open heart, etc., it carries with it a unique vibration.
When these creative vibrations originate inside or flow through the individual, they travel internal pathways that can affect the physical, emotional, spiritual, mental and creative systems of the artist/creator.
As the creation is shared with others, the observer is able to 'sympathetically vibrate' and/or 'resonate' with the frequency of the creation thus affecting their physical, emotional, spiritual, mental and creative vibrational systems as well.
The other component often acknowledged in this process is intention.
Intention* - 1. a determination to act in a specified way. 2. anything intended; purpose
Intend* - 1. to plan; purpose 2. to mean (something) to be or be used (for) 3. to mean; signify
As Amy Camie, founder of the Scientific Arts Foundation, states:
"When I first began to express why I felt, New Love 'awaken to yourself', was inducing relaxation so quickly in the listener, I thought it was because my only intention was to help my father relax and heal after prostate cancer surgery.
Ten years later, I now believe that it was not my intention but rather my unconditional love for my father that the listener is feeling and to which they are responding. I now understand that 'intention' carries with it a desire to control an outcome rather than just surrendering to the expression and allowing the divine connection to flow through.
I believe that the energy of my open heart and unconditional love for my father, carried on the vibrations of the harp music, is what is transfering to the listener and impacting their systems in a beneficial way. By sympathetically vibrating with this high vibration of love, the listener is reawakening that vibration of love within themselves. THEY are doing the healing; the music is simply a catalyst or reminder.
Creating or allowing the divine to flow through from this heart/soul space is what I believe is the 'healing' component of creative expression. And the exciting thing is that EVERYONE can access and express from that space within themselves...we are born with it and it's time to remember."
Health* - 1. physical and mental well-being; freedom from disease. 2. condition of body or mind
Our definition of Health - 1. physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, creative well-being; freedom from dis-ease. 2. a condition of internal balance and vibrational harmony
The final idea or concept we would like to offer comes from the the book, Creativity, Unleashing the Forces Within, by OSHO, pages 76-77:
"Let me tell you about one law, which sooner or later science is going to discover. I call it the law of grace. Just as there is a law of gravitation...three hundred years ago it was not known. It was functioning even before it was known; a law need not be known in order to function. The law was always functioning; it has nothing to do with Newton and the apple falling from the tree. Apples used to fall before Newton, too! It is not that Newton discovered the law and then apples started falling. The law was there, Newton discovered it.
Exactly like that, another law is there - the law of grace, which uplifts. The law of gravitation pulls things downward; the law of grace lifts things upward. In yoga they call it levitation. In a certain state of abandon, in a certain state of dunkenness - drunk with the divine - in a certain state of surrender, egolessness, that law starts functioning. One is uplifted. One becomes weightless...
And have you not felt it sometimes in your own life? There are moments when you have a kind of weightlessness. You walk on the earth but still your feet don't touch the earth, you are six inches above. Moments of joy, moments of prayer, moments of meditation, moments of celebration, moments of love...and you are weightless, you are uplifted.
And I say that sooner or later science will have to discover it, because science believes in a certain principle: the principle of polar opposites. No law can be alone, it must have its opposite. Electricity cannot function with only one pole, positive or negative; both are needed. They complement each other.
Science knows it, that each law has its opposite to complement it. Gravitation must have a law opposite to it, to complement it. That law, tentatively, I call grace - any other name may be possible in the future because scientists, if they discover it, will not call it grace. But that seems to be the most perfect name for it."
One of our questions...Does creative expression, as it flows through this heart/soul/egoless place from within, facilitate the experience of grace/harmony/balance/oneness/healing for the 'creator' and the 'observer'?
The Scientific Arts Foundation will continue to explore these types of questions to help further our understanding of creative expression as it improves, enhances and enriches the quality of our lives.
* Definition from Webster's New World Dictionary.