What energy is in your name?
by Jill Mattson —
Ancient people used sound and music to heal, balance and uplift their worlds. One crucial way was to properly use the sound of one’s name. The sound of a person’s name is a constant energy influence for one’s entire life because of the sheer number of times it is said and heard.
In ancient times, how one said his name was crucial, as it described his energy to others. People guarded against saying their names in combination with negative emotions, as these subtle energies intermingled. They would, however, say their names with love to uplift their subtle energy communication, or utter their names with the feeling of power to assert their authority.
Reflect on how you say your name. When you introduce yourself to others, does your name sound like a question or a request for approval from others? Is it a warm and inviting sound? We can easily perceive how others react to us all on our own, yet this subtle art that we are discussing arms us with the power to put out a vibratory field in our voice so that others react to us — as we decide.
It is easy to do this — simply project with feeling when you say your name. That exercise intertwines your name with energy that emits more powerfully in all directions throughout the quantum fields. This is tantamount to throwing a little pebble into a lake versus a large rock — the difference is obvious.
The Sumerians took the art of using the sound of one’s name to another level. They converted names into music, and several processes were utilized to do this.
One system was called Gematria, in which a number was assigned to each letter in the alphabet, and thus letters were converted into numbers. For example, the 25th letter of the alphabet would represent the number 25. Numbers were then used as frequencies. The number 25 correlated to 25 cycles of sound per second or a very low musical note. This converts the letters in one’s name to sound.
Ancient people listened to the music of their names and harmonized with this sound. Thus, they accepted their energies, strengths and weaknesses in a positive and harmonious manner.
Many sages believed that pitches, rhythms and harmonics (vowel sounds create different harmonics) were the building blocks of the energy in one’s name. For example, how fast or slow a name is uttered affects its “feeling.”
Vowels and consonants were said to bestow specific vibratory benefits. Each vowel sound has a subtle psychological and chemical influence because both the physical and emotional bodies are affected by vibration. For example, the letter “E” denotes a subtle feeling of the feminine qualities of grace, wisdom, beauty and receptivity, while letters “O” and “U” have a masculine quality of power and expression. The letter “A” has the perfection of both qualities.
With intense focus, vowel sounds were correlated to parts of the body with which they resonated. Through sympathetic resonance, these sounds massaged subtle energy in a specific part of the body. For example, the letter “U” stimulated the pelvis, hips, legs, feet and lower body, in general. The letter “O” vibrated the lower trunk/abdomen area from solar plexus to groin. The letter “A” vibrated the chest cavity, heart and the body as a whole. The letter “E” massaged the throat, upper chest and head regions. Finally, the letter “I” energized the back of the skull and head regions.
The vowel sounds within your name were believed to subtly encourage health in resonant areas of your body. In an interesting application, a person could take a nickname and use the energy sounds to stimulate areas of the body that need extra energy.
What energy is in your name? What is the feeling that accompanies your full name versus nickname? Which do you prefer? I recommend that you practice how you say your name so that its sound matches desired emotional qualities.
Jill Mattson has spent 20 years researching vibratory sound energy for healing and specializes in sound secrets of ancient civilizations. She composes and produces CDs, employing sound-healing techniques and energies. 814-657-0134, jillswingsoflight.com or jillshealingmusic.com.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 34, Number 2, April/May 2015.