High inspiration comes from one of the seven Soul Emotions, and music carrying that inspiration conveys that energy, and any soul that is at
the corresponding stage on its journey will resonate with that music. This in brief explains that magical process in which certain music from a
highly gifted composer touches us in a place we didn’t know existed and lifts us to a higher level for a short time. The energy that we most
resonate with is the one that epitomizes where our soul is. It is the energy that most symbolizes who we are, at a deep level.
Everyone, at various times, relates to all of the seven energies and it is healthy and normal to do so. Living a full and rewarding life means
experiencing the thrill of skiing (for example), the joy of dancing, human love, the mystery of being touched deeply by music or art, or inspired
by another person. But there is always one kind of experience that defines who we really are down deep.
Listen to some of the musical works listed in the examples and try to get a feel, not just for which ones you enjoy at a superficial level, but which
ones seem to be giving you a gift; which ones have something that you can’t quite grasp or name. Listen for music whose energies are palpable. Listen
for energies that are clear and pure. Whether lively, calm, or mysterious, these are the signs that the music is a vehicle for something significant.
Your friend may listen to a choral work by one of the great classical composers and experience a profound uplifting, while when you listen to that
same work, it doesn’t really do anything for you. It means you are not ready yet to access the power: your soul has not evolved to the level of
vibration needed to be able to tune in to that energy. There are no value judgments here. No one is “better” than anyone else in this regard; it is
just a difference in readiness. A sixth-grader in school is not better than a fourth-grader, they are just at different levels. If the fourth-grader
tried to learn the sixth grade material, he/she would likely fail at that attempt. Fourth-graders do not regret that they cannot access the more
advanced studies; they know that they will be able to in due time.
Many people can easily relate to the first part of the spectrum, through yellow or green. Somewhat fewer will resonate with blue, fewer still with
indigo and violet. If a person hears music that is beyond his/her level of accessibility, that music will sound like noise or at least bad
composing; it will not be enjoyable. (But the converse is not true; if you hear what sounds like bad composing, it may be just that.)
The “higher” colors are more difficult to access than the beginning ones, even for those who are ready. Even if you naturally resonate with blue,
let’s say, it will take more
than one hearing of a blue musical composition before you can really tune into it. On each listening, a little more of the subtlety and sublimeness
becomes apparent and the emotional reaction is stronger.
If you are listening to a performance and you sense there’s something there besides just the notes, but it remains elusive, you are probably on the
cusp of alignment with the particular power in that piece. And if you listen to it again, and then again, that experience may pull you further
All the variables
So there are several variables: first, where the music’s energy is on the spectrum from red to violet has an effect on its accessibility; and so
does the intensity level of emotional energy that is encoded in a piece (the degree of inspiration), which can range from zero to high; and then
we have the listener’s readiness to tune in. I alluded earlier to the significance of the key that a piece is composed in. All of these combine to
determine the experience you and I have listening to music.
Next: The Seven Colors