Rhythms: Healing with Music


By: Jill Mattson, art by Jill Mattson

Rhythm affects physical states

Melody affects emotional and mental states

Harmony lifts consciousness

A steady rhythm restores the body’s rhythmic patterns. For example, Baroques rhythm patterns are believed to put the heart into a natural beating cycle. Drumming patterns can alter emotions and be used as an aid to explore inner consciousness. In Shamanism, a drumbeat takes the listener to an altered state of consciousness. In Voudoun (a religion in Haiti) drumming is to block the rational mind, inducing trance and sexual energies.

Rhythms are thought to energize the spleen, the base chakra, circulatory system adrenals and sexuality. Since drumming can increase a heartbeat, it can also increase blood flow throughout the body – stimulating physical energies. A mother rocking her crying baby helps restore the child’s metabolic rhythms.

The percussive rattle has been used to link consciousness to inner understandings and wisdom from the cosmos. It has been described as a cleansing instrument.  Negative thoughts set up rigid energy patterns in our auric fields and the rattle sounds shatter these constructions. Just as water faucets accumulates residue we can build up negative debris from our own unpleasant thinking and from being around others who engage in negatively. This energy sets in our auric field and clogs subtle energy entering the body through our chakas. 

One solution! Use a rattle and shake it up and down the body. You may also shake the rattle extra times at the major chakra wheels!


About Jill Mattson:

Jill Mattson is an author, artist, musician and widely recognized expert and composer in the emerging field of Sound Healing. She has written three books and produced six CD’s that combine intricate Sound Healing techniques with her original musical compositions.  The CD’s consist of intriguing, magical tracks that also offer deep healing and growth possibilities.

Jill lectures throughout the United States on “Ancient Sounds ~ Modern Healing” taking followers on an exciting journey revealing the healing power of sound.  She unveils secrets from ancient cultures as well as the latest findings of the modern scientific community showing the incredible potential and healing capabilities of sound.  Jill draws on her extensive research of modern Sound Healing, and over 20 year study of ancient civilizations and secret societies in her music, lectures, workshops and writings.

Please visit her websites where you can learn more about her in-depth studies and work.  Also available on the sites are additional free mp3’s of her Sound Healing compositions, including Solfeggio Tones, Star Energy, Flower Frequencies, Fibonnaci and nature tones.,, You Tube channel: jillswingsoflight.

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