Music delivers frequencies, writes Barry Goldstein in his book The Secret Language of the Heart. This frequency can influence our heart and brain in many ways.

One way is to activate the production of neurohormones. For example, oxytocin. Barry Goldstein calls it the cuddle hormone.  A specific musical frequency, like a lullaby, activates the Hypothalamus region. The Hypothalamus signals to the pituitary gland to produce oxytocin. The gland secretes oxytocin into our blood. This process happens in less than a second. Now our frequencies are changed by a specific frequency of music.

Music is a mood changer.

Studies has been proven what many of us who listen to music already know. It can be a mood changer. We can use it like a drug…heavy metal to touch deep emotions of rage or extreme energy, oldies from the past to imagine ourselves into a different place. As Barry Goldstein writes, the frequencies of Music can also activate emotions from the past. Actually, music seems to be a carrier of emotions. It can copy emotions into our brain and into our body, feelings. This is called brain entrainment. It is an unconscious process. Yet in seconds our mood, our emotional state has adapted to the frequency of music.

Music can make us feel sad and happy – like a drug

In early years as a teenager, I intuitively choose music which fit my nervous energy, helped me with my anxiety. Among other music genres, I liked soul music.  The strong emotions of this music and its groove helped me to express my deeper emotions. It always lifted me up and made me dance. Even today I feel happy when I listen to good old soul music as the brain immediately produces the related chemical messengers in my blood.

Billions of dollars are made in the music industry . from falling in and out of Love

Music seems to be an important companion of the human experience of falling in Love or falling out of Love. When we are infatuated with a person, many utilize music to help to express our intense emotions. We find the perfect love song and play it over and over again as it transports us right next to the one, we adore and love.

When rejected, falling out of Love, we could drown in our pain and despair. Again, many are playing the same old song over and over again. Needing it like a drug. “It’s all in the game, the game of Love”, says a song. Music is an essential part for the experience of being loved or being not loved anymore. Sad love songs can paint the picture of despair, victimhood.  We can get lost in it or lift us to high emotions of happiness, even ecstasy when we feel we are loved by that special person.

You can utilize music to help you to understand and heal your emotions. Barry Goldstein gives in his book a deeper understanding of this process. His wisdom helps us to use the frequencies of music wisely and with intent.

By co-host Rosemarie Heyer, Germany