> Tom Kenyon (Story of Immunity)
The whole affair began in a most unexpected manner. I was
answering questions toward the end of a Sound Healer's Training
in Seattle, Washington this last September (2005). A woman raised
her hand and said that she worked with AIDS and HIV patients
in Africa through a non-profit organization. She asked if I
had any recordings or sound patterns that would help, as the
situation was getting quite dire throughout that part of the
world. I replied that I did not have anything substantive to
offer, as my psycho-immunological work up to that time had been
centered on general immunity and nothing that specific.
She then said that she had a request, a challenge actually.
I recall the moment clearly as the room suddenly filled with
a spiritual presence when she spoke. "I have a favor to
ask of you. I know you are very busy, but Africa is in distress
and I know you can help."
The thought of adding one more thing to the list of growing
projects I had committed myself to boggled my mind. I was about
to stammer out something to this effect when I clairvoyantly
noticed a being standing off to my right. He was an African
shaman who was adding his weight to the request. And then all
my guides came to me, and the stage was suddenly very full.
I heard myself say-"I will find a way to create the time
to do this."
Mind you, I had no idea how I would ever pull this off, given
the fact that I was easily working fourteen to sixteen hours
a day on other recording and writing projects. I was running
on empty as the saying goes, plus Judi and I were in the midst
of packing for another world teaching tour.
About four days after this encounter, I was awakened at three
in the morning, by my group of thirteen Hathors. They
said that now was the time to begin working on the Immunity
program. They said it would be pure vocal sound, without the
use of any electronic frequencies, and would be channeled with
the assistance of spiritual healers from many diverse realms
of consciousness. They also informed me that most of the recording
would usually take place around 3AM since this was the time
of least interference from collective thought forms- including
my own. They put me on notice, in other words, that I would
not be getting much sleep for the next few weeks.
In fact, it took four weeks to record all thirty-two tracks,
each of them consisting of a different being channeling his
or her spiritual light into audible sound. It was an exhilarating
and mind-expanding experience that kept pushing the edges of
my own personal paradigms and beliefs.
The first two tracks were laid down by the Hathors. These
tracks, I was told, would be of assistance with many types of
cancer in addition to HIV/AIDS and other immunological problems.
I was also told that the final recording would address Immunity
on many levels-not just physical, but emotional and spiritual
as well. How it would accomplish this feat was not clear to
me at the beginning, but as the recording process unfolded I
began to see the larger picture. Immunity is not just the physical
response of our immune systems to immunological threats. It
is both the biological sense of self and the spiritual sense
After the first two tracks, the vibrational energy of the
spirit healers changed considerably. An African shaman appeared
to me clairvoyantly and indicated that he wished to offer the
assistance of plant spirit medicine, meaning that he called
upon the spirits of specific plants to help alleviate physical
and spiritual illness. I knew about this type of healing and
had experienced it myself on two separate occasions from two
different practitioners. This way of working with plant spirits
seems to have long traditions throughout much of North and South
America, as well as Africa. This form of medicine may have traditions
in other parts of the world as well-it's just that I am not
familiar with them.
What struck me about this shaman/healer was that he had obviously
not been in a body on Earth for a long time since many of the
plants he used for healing were no longer physically present
in Africa. They had long ago become extinct. For a moment he
seemed to be in grief and disbelief. And then I watched him
traverse the stars and the spirit worlds to find his spirit
brothers and sisters (his plant medicine) in other realms of
consciousness. He then called upon them and brought their spirit
medicine back to Earth in the sounds that he sang through my
voice. When I finished that sequence, I was sobbing from the
power of the energies and from the pathos of what I had just
witnessed. I stepped out of the recording booth to find a large
African male standing etherically in the studio. I recognized
him as a Masai warrior. He bowed and we communed for a few moments
in silence-him thanking me for keeping my promise, and me thanking
him for his visitation.
Over the years, I have become quite used to channeling many
different types of spiritual energies and beings in the course
of my work. But I had never channeled so many diverse types
of energies in such a short space of time, and the experience
was deeply altering to my perceptions of the spirit worlds.
Some of the beings who sang their healing from the realms
of light into the world of sound were recognizable to me- lamas
from Tibet, healers from ancient Egypt, India and Persia. Some
of them were alchemists of the highest order, and some of them
were creator gods and goddesses from ancient times and places
we have no names for.
About a third of the way into the recording process a group
of angels began to download their healing codes. Each of these
had specific geometries of light associated with them, and as
each angel sang through me, I was elevated to such heights that
I would literally stagger out of the recording booth when I
was done with his or her sequence. Some of these angelic beings
I recognized from Christian and Islamic traditions. But some
of them were unknown to me. My only sense of them, besides their
majesty and power was that they had been sent forth from
the heart of the Divine to aid in the immense task of planetary
I will never forget one session, about half way through the
recording, in which I witnessed the Tao sending forth a form
of pure chi (or life force) from the Formless Heaven into a
sound pattern. The sound seemed to be not of this world, but
at the same time, deeply healing. Every cell in my body was
both comforted and nourished by these primordial sounds. During
one session, I watched as the Blue Medicine Buddha called forth
an exquisite form of healing light from the Sambhogaya (the
Tibetan realm of pure light and sound). I watched as he wove
the light together and lowered its vibrational frequencies from
that of spiritual light into spiritual sound.
In one session, a Mongolian shaman called upon the horseheaded
god of healing known as Hevajra by Tibetans. As I saw Hevajra
manifest within the realms of light, I saw thousands of wild
horses running across the plains of Mongolia-a potent symbol
of the primal healing power that was being released through
In other sessions, Native American shamans and healers would
sing and call forth healing powers through their intention.
One in particular affected me deeply-Buffalo Calf Woman-a legendary
figure of immense healing power. Her tones shook with a potency
that left me in both amazement and appreciation of the feminine
power to heal.
For twenty-eight days, in the early hours of the morning,
these extraordinary and diverse beings joined together in one
common purpose-to release to the world a form of healing and
potential at a time of desperate need. Spiritual lineages that
rarely meet and were often in conflict in this world were joining
together to create a healing power that left me stunned and
Toward the end of the recording process, both Magdalen and
Yeshua added their voices to the healing choir, and for me,
this was both calming and integrative in its effects.
Throughout the recording, I would listen to each new voice
as it was added to the previous ones. There were a few times
when the sounds were too catalytic, too strong and volatile.
They left me, and those listening shaking from the release of
too much personal negativity. With the addition of Magdalen
and Yeshua, the release of negativity was still present, but
with a sense of comfort and stability. A fertile ground for
healing was completed. All that was required were the seeds
of intention that each listener will sow as he or she listens
to the codes.
is now quite clear to me that this unique psychoacoustic program
is a co-creative matrix. It is an auditory trail of spiritual
light whereby the healing intentions and energies of these spirit
healers can be joined with the intentions of those listening.
Thoughts on Immunity, Belief and Healing
I have come to see Immunity in a much larger context than
just our physical immune response to pathogens. From a biological
perspective, our immune systems are a way to determine self
from non-self. If something invades our bodies (say a bacteria
or a virus) our immune systems quickly ascertain if they are
a part of us or not. If they are not recognized as a part of
our personal biology, then our immune systems mobilize their
resources to destroy the toxic invaders.
Physical immune response is a very complex affair-a combination
of many factors including genetics, nutrition, environmental
factors, personal vitality as well as mental/ emotional patterns.
This last aspect of immunity is often referred to as psycho-immunology
or psychoneuroimmunology. This field of research looks at how
our thoughts and especially emotions affect our immune systems.
And while such ephemeral things as thought and feeling are only
one small part of the immune puzzle, they are an intriguing
and important aspect.
On a practical level, if you wish to enhance your immune function,
you need to be conscious of and improve the quality of, your
air, water and especially nutrition-the food you eat. Regular
periods of rest have also been found to be important for good
immune function. These periods of health-inducing rest are characterized
by increases in alpha and theta brain wave activity. Certain
types of meditation are ideal for generating these kinds of
stress reducing brain states. Research has shown that those
who meditate twenty minutes, once or twice a day tend to have
better immune function and wellness than those who don't.
But the type of immunity of which I speak is not just confined
to the physical response of our immunological systems. This
larger context for immunity is an expression of what I call
our vibrational signature.
Our vibrational signature (or tonality) is related to our
emotional life-specifically what we are feeling at any given
moment, and especially habitual emotions that are an everyday
component of our own personal thinking and feeling habits. Conceptually,
I place various feeling states into one of two categories-coherent
emotions or incoherent emotions.
Coherent emotions are feelings like love, appreciation, peace
of mind, gratitude, etc. Incoherent emotions, on the other hand,
are feelings like hate, jealousy, a sense of lack, mental agitation,
etc. Most people generally prefer to experience coherent emotions
because they have a coherent effect on their bodies and minds.
Incoherent emotions make us feel uncomfortable because at a
subtle energy level, they are disruptive.
There are some fascinating studies that show how incoherent
emotions (like hostility, for one) can negatively affect our
physical immune response and even heart rhythms. But the jury
is hardly in-scientifically speaking-when it comes to how and
to what extent our health is affected by our emotional lives.
So I do not wish, at this time, to get into a discussion about
the psychological and physiological mechanisms of physical immunity.
type of Immunity I want to focus on, at this moment, is the
larger context I mentioned earlier. From this metaphysical perspective,
we are being bombarded every day by all types of toxins and
pathogens. But these toxins are not confined merely to the physical
realm, where science, by necessity is focused. This type of
contamination also includes what I call mental, emotional and
even spiritual toxicity.
When we are lied to by someone, by a group, or by a society-this
is a type of mental, emotional or spiritual toxin. These forms
of misinformation have a long history and tradition including
the types of misinformation that exist within family systems,
societies, cultural and religious dogma, not to mention misinformation
disseminated by governments and corporations. The whole idea
is rather mind-boggling so I will do my best to simplify some
of the basic concepts.
Let's take families, to start off with. In an ideal family,
which by the way does not exist, the relationship between the
is balanced and their children incorporate this balance within
their own psychological makeup through the process of growing
up and interacting with these two ideal parental figures. But
in real life, there is rarely a balance of power. One usually
has the upper hand and wields it over everyone else. In the
fascinating kaleidoscope that is human experience, the domineering
parent might be direct or passive in his or her manipulation
of power. One might be a raging bull when he or she does not
get his or her way, scaring the you-know-what out of everyone
in the family. Or he or she might be what some have referred
to as a "subtle tyrant" to get his or her way. Subtle
tyrants are passive aggressive and never meet a situation head
on with honesty and directness. Their bids for power are executed
in the shadows (meaning the unconscious-either their own unconsciousness
and/or the unconsciousness of those around them) and often with
an overlay of helplessness and guilt. Some use illness, for
example, or the threat of illness as a means to get what they
As children growing up in a family system, we unconsciously
metabolize and accept the underlying beliefs (thought forms)
about life, relationships and the world-as well as our place
or lack of place in it. The emotional patterns we see depicted
before us as children also become incorporated as part of our
being. Usually we incorporate such emotional and thought patterns
as our own, or in some cases we rebel against those patterns
and beliefs. Such a person often runs the risk of being perceived
by family members as a black sheep-the one who refuses to conform
to the family's beliefs and expectations.
If a belief or power manipulation in the family runs counter
to the authentic nature of one of its members, this creates
immense psychological and even physiological conflict in the
one who is out of step or not with the program. In some families,
mild rebellion is tolerated-up to a point. In some families,
however, everyone has to hold to a very rigid standard ofmental
and emotional life. For instance, cutting or not cutting one's
hair can be a big issue in some families. Dating or even having
friends with someone from another religion, cultural group or
race can be met with hostility in others. And some children
have found themselves disowned because they chose a different
career than what was expected of them.
point in all of this is that our beliefs (thought forms) and
emotions become a part of us through a process of mental and
emotive metabolization. In other words, our thoughts and emotions
become part of our very flesh. The constitution of our bodies
is not just formed from the food we eat and what we drink-but
also through what we think and feel.
The coercion to make us think or feel in certain ways is,
I believe, one of the greatest detriments to our spiritual,
mental and cultural evolution. Whether it shows up in our families,
with friends, at work, in our places of worship, in how we contemplate
or hold the divine within our minds, or in our political institutions,
the mechanism of toxicity is the same.
When we are forced or expected to think and feel in certain
ways-against our nature and our own best interest-this can become
a form of mental or emotional toxicity. For some of us such
toxicity can be worked out, but for others it festers and creates
either physical illness, or in some cases what I call spiritual
illness (meaning that the vitality of our spirit has been dampened,
suppressed or depleted).
I believe that in the next few decades science will have a
lot to say about this process of mental emotive metabolization-or
how our thoughts and feelings become physical-but for now such
concepts are on the fringe-to be sure. But then, to be frank,
so is this entire Immunity recording.
For some, the idea that spirit beings could come through someone's
voice and sing healing codes that will actually help a person
must seem preposterous. For others it just makes sense. It all
depends on where you are coming from in terms of your own beliefs
about reality and what is possible-not to mention your own life
I had to continually expand my own perceptual box while working
with these spirit healers because, quite frankly, my perception
of reality was violated on several occasions. But what I was
left with more often than not was a deep sense of gratitude
at what they were orchestrating on our (humanity's) behalf.
I was also deeply impressed by the vibrational quality of each
of them. After listening I was almost always left with deeply
coherent emotions-feelings like love, gratitude and a deep sense
of inner peace and healing. On every occasion after recording
them, I was touched and moved by the upliftment and the power
that was communicated through their voices.
But it also became clear to me that their high spiritual vibrations
were having a catalytic effect on me, as well. One of the principles
of vibrational healing is that a higher vibration will either
drive out or transform a lower vibration. Thus after listening
to the recordings of these beings, I would often become aware
of my own lower thought forms (meaning thought forms that limit
freedom of expression and evolution). Sometimes I would actually
recall incidents from my past that were responsible for these
thoughts and beliefs, while other times I simply felt them leaving
me without any content or memory.
Thus, I have come to think of this recording as a potent form
of spiritual purification. And that may actually be the main
source of its power. Through their singing to us, these spirit
healers have managed to bring spiritual light into audible sound.
And these sounds act as a kind of spiritual transformer. They
draw out mental, emotional and spiritual negativity (toxicity)
and create a space within us for our own innate spiritual light
to anchor more deeply and to manifest more clearly. Through
this process I believe, our inherent self-healing abilities
may also be enhanced.
The World Immunity Project
Because the request for this Immunity recording
came out of Africa, we have decided to honor this by creating
a Program whereby you can donate money to pay for CDs to be
directly shipped, at low cost, to this part of the world through
nonprofit organizations and individuals. We have conceptually
expanded the program to include other economically disadvantaged
countries as well.
The Program will be administered by the Sound Healing Foundation
(see page 48 for an update on the Foundation's activities).
If you would like to make a donation to this fund, the easiest
way is to send a check payable to the Sound Healing Foundation
with World Immunity Project written on the
subject line, mailed to PO Box 220, Orcas, WA 98280. Due to
administrative and book keeping charges on checks, the minimum
contribution needs to be $100. Please note on your check that
your donation is for the Immunity Project.
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