The negative effects of music

Question: I read once in another dispensation, a master commenting that one planet was destroyed because of music, or that somehow music helped bring it down. Can the Masters please comment whether that message was real, and also on the current state of music on planet earth? Does a danger like that—maybe not that big of a danger, but any other danger related to mass music—is that present on earth.

Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary  through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.

Well, we have in the Summit Lighthouse, given teachings on the negative effects of music, where we especially have said that the syncopated beat that you find in much of rock music is out of touch with the rhythm of nature, which you can see in waltz music, for example.

And so, it is clear that there are some forms of music that can have a destructive effect. I will say, though, that the teachings in the Summit Lighthouse were not quite balanced in terms of music. And it was credited that music had a greater impact on society than is actually the case, or that is at least a case in the present time.

There have been past civilizations on earth, where certain forms of music were a contributing factor to bringing the civilization down. But music in itself cannot destroy a civilization because there are so many complex issues. We have lately started talking more about the “interdependent originations”. And in the Summit Lighthouse, which was the last dispensation of the Piscean Age, we gave a more simple teaching, where we often gave a more simplified cause and effect explanation.

That was, we might call it, more black and white. And this was then interpreted both by the messenger and by people in the organization, which gave music a greater importance than it actually has. Because naturally, there is always free will, and there is always the consciousness of the people. There may be many people who, at a certain period of time, listened to rock music, and it certainly had an effect. But there were also many people who did not listen to this kind of music. And so, there is always a balance to be found, where even though some people are into a certain perversion, they cannot destroy a society or planet if a majority of the people are not into it.

You can just take the issue of war, and see that even though there are certain people throughout history who have been into a warring mentality, it still has not destroyed the planet. It has in the past overturn certain civilizations, but nevertheless, it has not destroyed the planet. Certainly you must say that war is a very destructive force.

I am not trying to downplay the effect or the importance of music. It is of course important, but it is less important with the kind of music you have today, which is not quite as destructive as the rock music you saw in the 60s, 70s and 80s.

It is of course important for you as spiritual students to use your intuition to sense what kind of music to listen to. Again, you can use the tool of centering in your heart, seeing whether it raises or lowers your energy. The syncopated beats used in much rock music, and other music such as much of rap music that is very staccato, very inharmonious will often hammer your energies down and concentrate them in the base chakra. Whereas the music you want to listen to is music that raises up your energies to the higher chakras. This is a simple measure you can use at the personal level.

But even though music is important, it is not one of the major issues in society, which is of course, why we have brought forth many of the books from previous conferences that talk about the issues that we do consider to be the most important at the present time.


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