Hey there! My name is Kat. I have been involved in singing and writing music for about 20 years now. I have done research on how different music affects plant growth and death in the past, which caused me later to wonder if the way the plants responded to different types of music held a secret to what might cause a human or an animal to also experience growth.
Many people like different types of music. And we are not plants. So ahead of time, I do not wish anyone to think that I am saying that you should not listen to different types of music, because that is not what I am saying. I am just researching which types of music stir the soul to healing.
For the plant kingdom, my science experiment included 6 types of music. Classical, Gospel, Rap, Rock, Heavy Metal and Country. I used the same type of house plant. Back when walkmans were popular, I had each one set to a radio station that held those types of music and put the headphones to the base of the plant so the roots fed off of the music. I also gave each of the plants the same amount of light and water. This experiment went on for one week. Classical, Country, Gospel, the plants safely thrived. But in that ONE WEEK TIME, the plant being given heavy metal had DIED. poor plant.
Since I understand that we are NOT plants, I understand that we will not die from listening to heavy metal music. If it is your cup of tea, then by all means, listen But for healing purposes I would like to look into this idea that there MAY BE certain music that helps a person heal spiritually if not physically.
I love to sing. But sometimes I have a headache and I won’t even think of singing. What gave me the headache? Normally stress. I have found that certain types of music have helped my headache go away. This may work differently for all people because we are all created so unique. That is why I was thinking about this thread and hoping I would gain insight through you all.
My music of choice when I need a healing energy is Celtic instrumental which is pretty haunting and sometimes worship music. In the past, I have prayed that any song I sing be anointed for healing. And one time someone told me that they had a headache before walking into the place I was singing at and the headache went away after a few songs. It made me feel like my music was being used as a healing tool. Which I like.
Is there a type of music that you listen to that makes you feel more well than others? Do you think that there is a connection to how the plants accepted or denied music and how we thrive on music?