Music as a Spiritual Practice

Music as a Spiritual Practice


Here at the Columbia Center for Spiritual Living we always say, “singing is like praying, twice.” But why is that? Can music really be a spiritual practice?


Music is universally known as the language of the soul so it makes sense that if it speaks to your soul, we can consider it a spiritual practice. Ludwig van Beethoven claimed, “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”


Many believe in the healing properties of music. Studies have shown that music can aid in the physical and emotional development of babies and children. Cultures throughout time have used  singing and instruments to aid in the healing process. Researchers have proven that music can increase the memory and quality of life in Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.


Music certainly has the ability to change a mood and transform someone from darkness into light, similar to other spiritual practices. So go ahead and practice your spirituality – get in tune with the language of the soul, belt out your favorite song and pray, twice!


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Author: CCSL Music Director Reggie Kapp


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