Music Healing Therapy

In ancient Greece, Apollo was the god of both music and medicine. In the Old Testament, poetry attributed to King David is considered some of the most provocative literary and lyrical works in history. It is undeniable that music and healing have been considered mutually inclusive over the centuries. Lani Star, internationally known for her music performance as well as her philosophy on the healing power of music within every individual. She uses Hawaiian musical wisdom, Eastern yogic sound patterns, and angelic chants to enhance the self – the mind, body, and spirit – and inspire success. For Lani Star, music is an expression of the soul, and the way to tap into vocal or musical beauty is to tend to the soul. In turn, tending to the voice can improve the soul. Lani Star’s musical specialty is New Age and mystic jazz, and she makes it a point to spread the healing power of music.

Lani Star states, “A singer must reach within, connecting heart and voice, to produce a powerful resonance that can move their audience to tears. This same power can be used in all areas of life – and not just by professional musicians.” With the power that comes from music, an individual who uses music for healing can manifest the internal self-development in the rest of their life – in their work, their relationships, their hobbies, their friendships. You don’t have to be a musician at a professional level. You don’t even have to be good. Music doesn’t have to have an audience beyond oneself. Even so, any audience will appreciate the emotional intensity and sincerity as much as or more than the musicality. It is said that an audience will forgive a missed note – they will not forgive an inauthentic performance.

The author of The Mozart Effect, Don Campbell, said that music, even when it’s calm and peaceful, still vibrates with energy and power. When singing, that energy and power comes from deep within your body, and what you bring to it is what comes out, intensified.

Lani Star’s advice for those who wish to achieve self-healing with music is to attend to your health as you’re learning your craft. Your body needs to be nourished in order to protect your voice, and your mind needs to be nourished for the emotional purity of performance. A good diet and lots of water is clinically proven to enhance your mood, and it’s also good for your voice. Lani Star also believes that things you sing or say uplift your mood and your spirit, so it is good for you to listen and sing positive and reinforcing music. Not only does it help you, but it improves the mood of your audience. Songwriting can also be a vehicle for expressing your emotions, getting the poison out of you and transforming it into a piece of art. Singing can be a method of meditation, and it has a calming and peaceful effect, just as meditation helps maintain your mental and spiritual balance.