Nature is alive and vibrates. All matter in nature, our planet, the Universe resonates at a frequency as it vibrates. Cymatics is the science that studies the effect that sound has on matter. In a fascinating experiment, the sounds of the word Om was projected on to sand particles inside the pyramids in Egypt. The sound waves created patterns in the sand. The shapes formed were elliptical a very rare occurrence in nature. The word Om consists of three letters A U & M. It is said that the articulation of these three letters spans the entire process of articulation.
Hearing or saying the word OM helps open up inner layers of consciousness as you seek to find yourself. This is because the sounds of the word OM vibrate at 100 MHz or Gamma waves. Gamma waves are created in the human brain as an outcome of transcendental meditation.
Listening to chants and prayers had always been a sooting experience. I never understood why people chant prayers or sing hymns. When done right, the chanting of a prayer or hymn has a tone or vibration that affects your body. It is widely accepted that these vibrations have a calming effect and can even help with depression.
Our ancestors have known this for long. I am finally waking up to the knowledge that has existed for generations past.