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Do the Sounds of Your Name Define You?

The Influences of Sounds in Ancient Times

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 one’s name is a constant Energy-influence for one’s entire life, because of the sheer number of times it is heard. In ancient times, how one said his name was crucial, as it described his energy to others. They guarded against saying it in combination with negative emotions, as these subtle energies intermingled. They would, however, say their name with love to uplift their subtle energy communication or utter it with the feeling of power to assert their authority.

The Way You Pronounce is Important

Reflect on how you say your name. When you introduce yourself, does it sound like a question or a request for approval from others? Is it a warm and inviting sound? Easily we perceive that others react to us all on their own, yet this subtle art allows us to put out a vibratory field in our voice so that others react to us – as we suggest. It is simple; project a feeling when you say your name. That creates a statement that carries on the sound of your name.

The ancient Sumerians took the art of using the sound of one’s name to another level. They converted one’s name to pitches. There were several processes to convert it to music.

One system was called Gematria, in which a number was assigned to each letter of 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!

Converting Letters into Sounds, Music, and Frequency

This converts the letters in one’s name to sound. Ancient people listened to the music of their name 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 it is uttered affects it’s feeling. Vowels and consonants bestow specific vibratory benefits.

Each vowel sound has a subtle psychological and chemical influence because vibration affects the physical and emotional Body. For example, E denotes a subtle feeling of the feminine quality of grace, wisdom, beauty and 12 receptivity; O and U have a masculine quality of power and expression. A has the perfection of both qualities.

Do You Know the Energy in Your Name?

What energy is in your name? With intense focus, vowel sounds were correlated to parts in the body that they resonated with. Through sympathetic resonance, these sounds massaged subtle energy in a specific part of the body.

In an example, U stimulated the pelvis, hips, legs, feet and lower body in general. O vibrated the lower trunk, abdomen area from solar plexus to groin. A vibrated the chest cavity, heart and the body as a whole. E massaged the throat, upper chest, and head regions. 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 of this, a person could take a nickname, with the energy (sounds) to stimulate body areas that need extra energy.

About the Author

Jill Mattson, four-time author, composer, and expert in Sound Healing CDs. International awards include Best Book & Sound Healing CD 2016, Best CD 2015, Best CD Silver. Free music: Discover more at:

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Do the Sounds of Your Name Define You?


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