Cosmic Rhythm—Harmony



When I first joined the navy I was sent to a communications school.  It was there I learned first about vibrations and flow of energy—a flow that was not only measurable, but some of which could be invisible, seen, or heard, all depending its rate of vibration (the number of vibrations [cycles] per second).  All color, no matter what color, be it red, blue, green or puce, depended on a specific rate of vibration .  Same with audio—whether high pitch or low pitch depended on its frequency of vibration per second ("Frequency is now called “hertz”). 

This can be seen clearly n music...the note “A” above middle C, for example, vibrates at 440 hertz per second.  All other “A's” will be a harmonic of that.  (An harmonic is either a double multiple or divisible by half.  (For example, 440 X 2 = 880, and would be the next highest “A”.)

Debatably, this is supposed to be the most harmonious of all tones, but I just read that E above middle C, at 329.628 Hz, is.  I find this interesting because, as a musician and composer, my two favorite keys are both—E and A.  I find spiritual music seems to come more naturally using those keys, which makes me to wonder why so much music in old hymnals is in either Bb or Eb.  I have no answer, but a suspicion.

Now, let’s get confusing…if what I just stated above was an absolute, and there were no variables, then a guitar playing the note “A” would sound like a violin playing “A”, or a cello, or a flute or a flugelhorn.  We all know that isn’t the case.  Each instrument, every human voice, all sounds are variable, depending on what creates it, as depicted below—sound waves from two different sources.  Because they’re from different sources, they sound different. But when you look directly below—these are the same, yet different. They are in harmony, but have a different tonal sound.



 There’s a rhythm throughout the universe. We’re all connected somehow, either positively or negatively.  We either flow in harmony or in opposition. We’re not only connected with each other, but we’re also connected with everything else, such as the one directly below, in which things are flowing along harmoniously.  Below that is jangled nerves—out of harmony with everything, including itself—vibration superimposed upon other vibrations.  The result is chaos.



The point is, there is a harmonious flow throughout the universe.  When we’re out of harmony with the natural flow of the universe, disharmony erupts and catastrophic events happen.