Is the Sound of Nature the Perfect Fifth?
On a walk near my house the other day I listened to the crickets and thought, could they be chirping in a perfect fifth? I had been learning about how listening to perfect fifth tuning forks can bring your whole nervous system into balance, and more. Lau Tzu referred to the perfect fifth as the perfect balance of yin and yang, and universal harmony.
Intrigued, I collected my perfect fifth tuning forks–a C and a G–and went back out to listen to the crickets. I dinged the tuning forks and you could have knocked me over with a feather because the crickets were not only singing (chirping?) the perfect fifth, but the C and Gs.
A few days before I had received an e-mail from one of my sisters who had been doing a lot of hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire during a vacation. She and her husband are both professional musicians, and they were intrigued with my amazing vacation, which was to spend nine days at Jonathan Goldman’s healing sounds intensive at Sunrise Ranch in Colorado. Thinking of sound healing, she said to me in her e-mail that they kept hearing the perfect fifth in the woods, in the streams, in the wind, and she thought I’d be interested.
According to John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D., the pioneer of healing with tuning fork, the perfect fifth brings your whole nervous system into balance and integrates your mind and body. Within 30 seconds you can achieve a state of unification and deep relaxation, which might take you 45 minutes to reach through meditation.
Could this be one reason we find nature so rejuvenating? That it gives us an amazing healing?