The entire universe and all its atoms are created from one source. We, as a unique part of this creation, were created as pure energy.

All atoms vibrate, and this is how we communicate with each other. We think, and we can express this vocally or in writing. We are mistaken, however, and in reality, we talk to each other through vibrations. I hear how you vibrate, and I believe that it resonates with my soul.

If you do not be what you say, you cannot truly mean it. When you say, “Thank you,” your atoms should be expressing thanks, or if you say, “I love you,” you have to mean real love. If your words and vibrations do not match, people cannot hear you. This is what usually happens to us. We believe nobody is listening to us, so we feel lonely.

Our words not only deeply affect ourselves but also other people as well, so we need to be careful what we say both internally and externally. Our inner voice motivates our actions and directly influences other people’s state of being. The brain, as the maestro of our orchestra, cannot tell which words are real and which are not. When we hear something, we just take it in. The brain is naive and believes everything that it’s told. It even welcomes a fake smile in the mirror and starts to believe that we are happy. Indeed, you are happy. You were created to be happy and deliver happiness. Believe that passionately and inject happiness into your atoms while telling yourself that you are happy.

Hear the Heal

Sound is one of the main, and the oldest, ways of communicating. Ancient people used instruments like drums, pipes, or even their own sounds and whistles to send messages. The mehterans of the Ottoman Empire were the first to give up-lifting live performances on the battlefield with their non-stop motivational music.  The Turkish music tonalities (which were also called makams in old times) and their effects on human beings have been scientifically studied over the centuries. There are more than 16 makams in old Turkish music that exert different influences on various bodily organs and energy fields (i.e., “chakras” in eastern philosophies). These tonalities were also related to horoscopes, planets, and elements.

The nihavend tonality, for example, is equated with Capricorn and Sagittarius and the planets Saturn and Jupiter, and it is connected with the earth and fire elements. It makes a better impression after mid-afternoon, affecting blood circulation, the abdominal area, the hips, the thighs, and the legs. It helps remedy acute abdominal pain, an aching waist, and illnesses related to blood pressure. There is important evidence that this tonality, which is one of the most ancient, has an impact on mental disorders.

The rast tonality takes the sign of Capricorn and is associated with water with a masculine character. This makam affects colder organs like the brain, the bones, and fats, and it increases a low heart rate. It is believed to be good for mental illnesses, and it is thought to be more effective on Tuesday mornings. This is one of the four major tonalities with a high healing value, and it induces joy, internal composure, and relaxation. In Persian, it means straightforward, alive, real, and correct.

The makams have also been used in the Ezan (i.e., the call to prayer in Islam). The saba makam, for example, induces religious feelings and brings bravery and strength. It is more effective at dawn, so it is the tonality of choice for calling Muslims to morning prayer (namaz).

Tumata and Rahmi Oruç Güvenç

Music and dance therapy have been used in various nations throughout history, especially in central Asia. In one excavation, archaeologists found an instrument called a cheng, which is believed to have been first used in the fourth century BC. Great European composers like Bela Bartok and the famous Turkish composer Ahmet Adnan Saygun have conducted important studies into the subject. With all due respect to the those named above, though, we should send our greatest respect and divine love to Rahmi Oruç Güvenç, a world-renowned musician, music and movement therapist, ethnomusicologist, psychologist, sociologist, and Sufi master.  Oruç Güvenç and his brother Yaşar founded TÜMATA (the Group for the Research and Promotion of Turkish Music) in 1975. Within TÜMATA, they researched the origins and the healing qualities of traditional central-Asian music, including the instruments, costumes, stage decors, and patterns. Over the long years, they treated children with disabilities and people with mental illnesses, and they organised numerous workshops.
Oruç Güvenç also organized and fulfilled his own “3-5-7-9-16-40-66-99” and 114 days and nights of nonstop Sema gatherings all around the world. He passed away and was reunited with Allah during one of them on July 5, 2017, on the 66th of the 114 days of Sema. These words here will never be enough to convey the real worth of his studies, and it is not my place to give details about it, so please check www.tumata.com for detailed information about Turkish music therapy and Oruç Güvenç’s precious studies.  He still vibrates and therefore lives in the notes of his music as they heal our delicate souls, so may God bless his soul.

The Great Harmony

The universe was created as a great chaos that only God could make harmonious. All its creations are notes, whether they be planets, stars, the wind, the earth, and even us. Indeed, we humans are the key note in this sublime symphony. If we know ourselves and realize what we are made of, we will be beautifully played by the Creator. God blew his breath over us while he created us, and we started to attune perfectly to the entire universe. Do not forget what you carry in your heart—keep vibrating in harmony and leave the rest to the Great Player.