There’s something about music that is so deeply written and sung that it stirs the soul. Songs like this may be different for everyone, but this is one of my favourites.
I love Kate Bush’s version, too… yet Maxwell singing this song live is just incredible.
Music has a way of casting a vibrational energy on our cells. We hear the music, the music is interpreted by our brain and messages are sent out to our cells via the nervous system. There are some songs you can feel in your body. Emotions can be evoked or unlocked. Pretty powerful stuff.
Also, it has been studied that humming and singing creates a vibrational action in the cranial bones that can have a positive effect on the brain and can stimulate the pineal gland. The pineal gland is a part of the brain and located in the middle of the head. It secretes hormones, namely melatonin. It’s a very important gland for sleep but also for the prevention of illness. Studies have shown low melatonin levels, secondary to an under-active pineal gland, in people diagnosed with MS and cancer.
Throughout the ages, the pineal gland had a metaphysical role: the philosopher and mathematician, Descartes, called it “The Seat of the Soul” and in Hinduism it was regarded as the “Third Eye” and was linked to the crown chakra.
Today, I can’t get this song out of my pineal gland. As I listen, watch, sing it, humm it, I feel deep sense of reverence and gratitude for the human spirit.