This is certainly nothing new: various branches of science, from psychology to medicine, have been saying for some time that moods are somehow “contagious” and are transmitted from one individual to another.
Those who are familiar with my work know that everything is vibration, so I am not at all surprised. The human voice carries so many secrets and this is one of the simplest. When you listen to the voice of a charismatic leader, a positive person, you are overwhelmed by positive energy and the desire to do and create is triggered. By listening to the voice of a negative or sad person, you lose the will to do or you increase anger and fear.
The study involved more than 50,000 people and focused on work productivity, but the data that emerged is also very interesting for those who are dedicated to improving the voice of people.
It’s not so much the presence of a person and their hidden “vibrations” that create this domino effect, but their voice. It is necessary for this person to communicate his or her malaise by voice so that the contagion can begin. In fact, if you put a negative person in a group and you don’t leave them the space to speak, they are typically isolated from the group, causing little damage. If, on the other hand, pushed by empathy, one “connects”, the matter changes. All the surrounding people are involved and overwhelmed by the negative vortex. Even the less empathic people, those who mind their own business, are involved. And trying to give “tips”, trying to help, will spread this contagion like wildfire, through the voice of those who have been exposed long enough to change its resonance.
Positivity generates positivity, as long as it is not enveloped by an aura of negativity. In fact, research has shown that negative opinions, sadness, despair, have a greater impact on the people around them than positive opinions, happiness, joy.
Our culture lacks training, the ability to avoid infection, diffusion or negative energy. In fact, the opposite seems true. We’re drawn to negativity. Some psychologists at Harvard University with whom I recently collaborated, have analyzed the link between emotional states, voice and relational patterns. They finally determined that “negativity” spreads just like a virus would. As they usually do, they also pulled out statistical numerical data. I find a good match for this data with my experience as a Vocal Coach. A positive person, with an untrained voice, can only increase the positivity of others by 10%, while a negative person can even duplicate the unhappiness already present in others.
So choosing who to attend, who to listen to, is fundamental. The more you interact with negative people, the more you absorb negative vibrations. Be careful, though. In fact, hostility is also a negative vibration, so it is useless to run away or deliberately avoid negative people, because it will only bring negativity to the environment. Our interactions act as a filter, you have to learn to listen to your Inborn Voice in order not to be affected by negativity and not to suddenly give up, all at once, our positivity because you risk to frustrate it.
Learn to listen is fundamental. It is important to understand how our voice can reflect negativity in order to be able to change it, with little tricks, and turn it into a happy voice. This is why it is fundamental to choose carefully who to entrust your voice to, both to communicate and to learn how to use it. Positive emotions are and will always be the best gift we can give to someone who is going through a bad time, but only if we are able to control our voice.
Have you ever tried to give a positive emotion to the right person, the resonant one? Try it and you’ll see that it will always come back multiplied, reinforced. You can deepen the subject by reading my website, reading my book The Way of the Voice or starting a training with me and the Inborn Voice method.
Mylena Vocal Coach today has got the cover and two-page interview on the weekly issue of the magazine Oltre, published by La Prealpina. The interview il finally more related to the quantum and vibration level of the Inborn Voice training method and not only the “traditional one”.
Here is the full article, translated for you from the La Prealpina website:
Say goodbye to those boring, dull, graceless voices. We can work on ourselves and set our voices free. And have a charming and truthful voice. There is now hope for everyone: it is a reality to be able to speak and be heard by seeing people hanging from our lips. Yes, because let’s face it, we all want to have a lovely voice.
It’s not a fashion, but by now the trend is clear: it’s to exploit the real “voice power”. Who knows what’s the secret behind the incredible power of the sound of the human voice and how to use it. t: Mylena Origgi is absolutely sure to help everyone. She became known as The Voice Guru worldwide and she specializes in teaching how to get your real voice out. And give confidence, because there are no bad voices.
Her method, which literally drives the United States crazy, and not only them, is called Inborn Voice (inbornvoice.com), which translates into finding our true voice, the one we had at birth.
Origgi, who is currently in Europe and on Sunday, December 1, is in Milan for a workshop before returning to Boston where she now lives permanently, teaches and writes books, the last one is The Way of the Voice.
The secret of her success? It starts from her own voice. For those who do not understand either singing or quantum vibration, the concept is much simpler and more intuitive. “For me the voice is made up of vibrations that bring a different quantum frequency. It’s a resonance of vibrations with people – explains the Voice Guru -. I’m not talking about the colors of the voice, for me it’s about expressing our soul”.
Pure energy that vibrates and passes through people, hitting them in depth, in the most instinctive and non-rational areas of the human being. “My work consists in knowing the most intimate voice, through new energy, like the choice of a dress. Many times we hear complaining “I don’t like my voice”: my message is positive because it can be improved in an unlimited way, with the power you want depending on the time you dedicate”.
It’s a journey that has been and still is a huge success in the United States, everyone turns to the Voice Guru, from TV presenters to singers to show business personalities. “In Boston are the university professors who come to me because their career also depends on the voice that influences the way they teach: a teacher with a boring voice will have students with less success at the exams. And so it’s a necessity instead to make people learn successfully. A captivating voice is also reflected in the student’s success.
The voice now reflects the success and status of a person, but on condition that you respect a rule. “It must be true, authentic – underlines Mylena -. You cannot cheat or act, no fake. A theme very dear at this time to the world of information but also to the Anglo-Saxon world. Everything that is fake is not welcome, there is a need for authenticity and truth. That’s why Inborn voice works because my talent is to bring out who we are through the voice, maybe it’s a philosophical way but you have to start from ourselves, for me it has to do with a divine dimension to find a positive spiral. We need authenticity and trust: speaking with our own voice allows us to be genuine”.
There are also considerable benefits at the psychophysical level: “The vibrations always reach us: we think of a butterfly that flies away fast. Here, even the voice reaches the deep part and settles in the body and you realign”. So forget about vocals, exercises ba-ba-ba-ba ma-ma-ma, this is a method to find the voice: “Listen and listen to yourself, finding a connection with yourself. For me there are mantra words that each of us has and repeating them helps, then there are words that block us repulsive. My talent is recognizing them by talking and working with people, working on self-esteem while everyone destroys it. And it seems to work, as thousands of people turn to Mylena. Even here in Italy: from Giovanni Scialpi to actor Dino Spinella and the Youtuber Daniel Marangiolo of IPantellas.
Today it seems to be very trendy the idea that inside the music, whatever it is, there is some sort of “hidden message”. They talk about conspiracies and tuning systems. Specifically, they want to emphasize how modern tuning of musical instruments is done through the reference note A at 440Hz and no longer the A 432Hz.
I would like to try to address this topic by giving a different point of view, related to what I call Inborn Voice, our native vibration. There is no doubt that listening to “suitable” music can stimulate some emotional states in humans, animals and indeed plants. There exist music suitable for sleep, such as lullaby, for meditation, but also to promote athletic performance and even for aggressiveness. Every state of consciousness can be influenced in some way by music. This effect has been known for centuries and is a resonance one. Listening to a slow rhythm music, one induces a slowing down of everything, then a state of relaxation, listening to upbeat music, one stimulates the movement, the action. As I said, it’s a resonance. Resonance is a phenomenon related to frequency, I explained it very well in my book “The Way of the Voice“.
Few people are aware that the opposite phenomenon is also true. In fact, resonance is a reflexive phenomenon. That is, if you want to remain quiet, if you want to get to sleep, a lively music will bother you and you will cover your ears. Vice versa, if you impose yourself to be punchy, you prepare yourself for a competitive performance, a melodious music will give you on your nerves. That’s because everything in the universe resonates. If we leave a guitar or a piano immersed in a concert hall, these instruments will start to resonate, to vibrate, without anyone touching them or playing them.
It should not be forgotten that even the rhythm of a music is a frequency, clearly much lower than that of the music notes. In fact, if a musical note vibrates hundreds of times per second, the rhythm of a music vibrates a hundred times per minute. A big difference!
Everything around us, even what appears to be solid rock, is matter in vibration. Everything that exists, even what cannot be seen, is matter in vibration. Quantum physics clearly explains why. So the human being is composed of matter in vibration, the earth on which we live is matter in vibration. Now why should we worry about the vibration of a music that we listen to when we are immersed in a world of vibrations? Is an external vibration able to alter something of the human being? If the instruments are tuned to 440 or 432Hz do things change? All interesting questions, and of course things change, but not as much as you think. A melodious music will remain a melodious music, a lively music will remain a lively music.
The important thing to note is another. An incontrovertible fact. The musical rhythm is accelerating. The melodies of the 19th century are slower than those of the 20th. The same applies to those of the new millennium and those of recent years. The rhythm, the cadence is always higher.
This phenomenon is much more interesting and evident than the one related to tuning, yet few people talk about it.
Now I will try to make a rather complex speech that takes into account biology and quantum physics, to make it clear that if there is something that perceives or undergoes a vibration, it is not the brain. I argue that our vibration-sensitive part is our Inborn Voice. If you’re interested in more in-depth discussion, you’ll find a reading of my book “The Way of the Voice”, which is extremely interesting.
Often those who speak of these conspiracy theories indicate the idea that the human brain is a kind of biological machine that operates on the basis of “electromagnetic waves”, often bringing the electroencephalograms to support. Since music is also an electromagnetic wave, here’s the story. The argument itself is not wrong, in fact the human brain operates through electric currents and it is normal that these currents create magnetic fields that can be captured and interpreted as “waves”. But this is quite different from the claim that our brain operates through electromagnetic waves. Reality is quite different.
The electromagnetic waves that occur are a consequence of its operation, not its mode of operation. It is not clear at which level our brain operates, probably at quantum level, unitary, but now is not the time to clarify it.
Our neurons don’t operate by modulating an electrical signal, creating “waves”. They are much more like an electric light bulb. That is, they have a “on” and a “off” state. What they produce, from a technical point of view, is called a “square wave”. It is fascinating to know that the square wave is defined as containing “all the existing harmonics”. It is something similar to computer electronics. Zero and One. Just to make you better understand, if a plug stings our finger, the neuron of our nervous system can transmit the information to the brain only by communicating “on- something causes a stimulus”. You may wonder, then, how does it communicate to the brain when a plug is not very painful and when it is very painful? Simple, by varying the frequency with which it is turned on/off. If the pain is little it will send an intermittent signal, for example one per second, if the pain is strong 100 signals per second. So our brain is also a sort of “resonator”. If one signal arrives per second maybe it doesn’t even consider the pain, if 100 arrive per second, it will immediately take action to avoid it.
Understanding that the brain does not operate on the basis of electromagnetic waves, but is composed of matter which therefore itself vibrates, the effect of an external vibration will not be so different from the one present in the rest of our body.
At this point we must also understand how resonance works. If it is true that all that exists is matter in vibration, how can resonance work? Let’s try to explain it with an example. If I am a crystal glass, because I am composed of matter, I always and continuously vibrate. The fact that the human being does not perceive it does not mean that it is not true. Now if I put the glass on a table that in turn is composed of matter in vibration, what happens?. Since the two materials are in contact, they should influence each other. Probably this happens, but the forces expressed by the individual atoms are so low that nothing changes. If someone pulls a punch on the table, it will transmit the force received to everything that is in contact, then also the floor and the glass. Looking closely, we would see the glass moving imperceptibly. If someone drummed on the table, creating a frequency, we would see the glass vibrate more steadily. If the frequency with which the table is drummed is in sync with the one with which the glass resonates, it will amplify and even destroy the integrity of the glass itself. If it is not in sync, it will disperse.
So far it is clear that for there to be an effect between two vibrations, that of drumming and that of the glass, a force must be of a certain magnitude.
If in the same situation as before, we introduce a second drumming, much stronger and more intense than the first, which of the two will tweak the glass? Clearly to both, but the strongest will be the master. So when we talk about resonance, we are talking about the law of the strongest. Today, headphones with “cancellation” of noise are in vogue. They do nothing but reproduce a sound that is “opposite” to what we are listening to. The sound wave of “noise” and that of “cancellation” add up and in fact we are no longer able to listen to anything. Two opposite sounds are not perceptible to us, and yet they both exist. Now that you have a slight idea of how a resonance works, we can go further.
The human being has always carried within himself the concept of vibration, even before this word existed. As I explain in my book the easiest way to define a vibration, when the word vibration did not exist, was to refer to the voice. We always talk about voice, words, silence and sound. So it is evident that something inside of us actually vibrates, or rather, wants to vibrate. What is it? Our Inborn Voice. Each of us has a different, unique one. There are no two of them that are the same. People simply forget to listen to their Inborn Voice and prefer to listen to the vibrations that come from outside, simply by ignoring it. They ignore it so well and for so long that they forget they have it, and then fall victim to the vibrations of others, like empty glasses.
The choice, the word “choice” is the key. The choice that most people take is to ignore and not listen to their Inborn Voice, turning from a musical instrument that can bring their music in the world, into a resonator, ready to vibrate on the music imposed by others. Each of us can go back to listening and making others play our own inborn voice, just do an act of will.
Now you can understand why when so many people are together many amazing things happen, sometimes deplorable, but still of great magnitude.
For example, if a group of people decide to pray all together, the sum of their individual vibrations amplifies the outcome and it will influence even those who are not praying, leading to the reduction of crime in a fairly large area. In practice, all the people who don’t listen to their Inborn Voice, will start to resonate on a vibration of peace.
The same thing happens when you put together so many “angry” or “frustrated” people, even if they are not praying, but simply demonstrating or protesting, their dominant vibration of anger and frustration is amplified by going to create real human monsters in someone of the crowd.
The interesting thing is that this doesn’t always happen. When so many people are all together, each one intent on developing its own selfishness, the amplification effect does not trigger. In fact, in this case, the vibrations that are added together do not manage to overwhelm the general background noise present. Selfishness is not a vibration suitable for man.
So from this point of view it is much more interesting to go and see, in addition to the continuous growth of the musical rhythm, also the increasing use of technologies put us in silence, both verbally and cerebrally.
If you are interested in the subject or you want more details about my work and your Inborn Voice, you can leave a comment or buy my book.
The human being has been granted the incredible super power of free will, that is, he/she can always choose between a number of possibilities to act. As always, great power carries great responsibilities.
One of the daily decisions that people make all the time is whether to speak or remain silent. Clearly, when one decides to speak, then one must also decide what to say, when one decides to be silent, then one must also willingly accept all the implications.
This topic is so important that practically all the greatest thinkers have been attributed some aphorism about it. For example, Oscar Wilde was famous for his “Sometimes it’s better to be silent and look stupid than to open your mouth and remove any doubt“, Blaise Pascal for his “In love a silence is worth more than a speech“, but my favorite is Jean Paul Sartre’s “Every word has consequences. Every silence as well.“
In my thirty years of Vocal Coach experience I have helped people who were basically silent give voice to their emotions and people who were a little too chatty to listen to their emotions. In my book The Way of the Voice I frequently mention Silence: if you stop to listen to it properly, it’s anything but lacking in interest or musicality. So true is when Miles Davis used to say “The real music is silence. All the notes just frame it“.
So how do you understand when it’s best to be silent and when it’s necessary to talk, for unpleasant that these two situations can be?
Those who know me are well aware that there can be no “standard” answers, which are good for everyone, but I can reassure you: there is a simple marker that can help you to understand what choice should be made. Since in verbal communication, as in all other human relationships, there is rarely a second opportunity to speak, explain or express oneself. It is therefore essential to learn this subtle “art” a little at a time, also thanks to my support as a Vocal Coach.
This miraculous marker that can help you in this Hamlet decision is yourself and your Inborn Voice. Saying that seems so simple, but in reality only we can know, instinctively and unconsciously, why we choose whether to speak or not. The motivations provided by our logic may be the most disparate, but I am referring to motivations that respond to a different state of consciousness, namely they come from emotions. Sometimes we speak only to clarify a thought to ourselves, others to fill the silence. Sometimes you are silent because you fear the consequences of the spoken words, others to savor the intensity of a moment.
As I said before, whatever the choice, there will be consequences. And even if our logical side doesn’t care about the consequences, they will happen anyway and will influence the emotional side.
Most of the people I help have an impairment of their capacity to communicate their thoughts to others because they fear a negative emotion related to a specific type of consequence. Yet if we remain silent or fill the silence with circumstantial phrases or speeches for nothing, other consequences will fall into our lives. There is no way of knowing if the consequences of one choice will be worse than the other.
For example, if you choose to speak, perhaps to convince a loved one of your idea, you risk to crack your relationship forever. If you choose to be silent to avoid breaking the relationship, you risk keeping something inside that will gradually consume you from within. No choice is simple, you have to learn to listen to yourself and your inner silence to be able to make the best one. In fact, not all evils come to harm, sometimes the most feared consequences are precisely those that can make a change in your existence.
So, ultimately, the best advice I can give you is to be selfish and to choose thinking with your own mind and listening to your own Inborn Voice.
To speak truthfully is just as simple as it is complicated. Of course, small children are sincere, at least until they are taught how to lie. In The Way of the Voice, I have deeply discussed what I mean by “lying,” so I invite you to deepen the subject by reading my book.
In this scenario it is a good idea to investigate the meaning of “being truthful”, in fact it is often taken for granted what it actually means. It doesn’t mean other than “entirely pure”, or “entirely without any mixing”. We are expressing the idea of something that is all composed of the same essence. For example, a vanilla ice cream is “truthful”, a variegated one with black cherry is not, because in addition to the vanilla ice cream it also contains black cherry syrup.
So to speak the truth, in some way, does not imply at all to “tell the truth”. That means you can lie, you do not have to speak “from the heart”, it does not require any authenticity or any compassion. These are all fantasies, limited and incomplete visions of a much more complex reality.
To speak the truth it is only required to have a clear idea of what to say and to have the ability to communicate it without anything else interfering with the message.
In my over thirty years of experience as a Vocal Coach, I increasingly meet people and students who rely exclusively on manuals and books, without even considering the existence or the necessity of practical experience. This is exactly what I teach to actors in my masterclasses in Los Angeles, New York and Milan: to “act” an emotion you have to be truthful. Feeling an emotion, provided you are able to feel it, is not enough. You have to be able to convey only that emotion. If you add something else to that emotion, such as worries, anxiety, blackouts or whatever, you can never be truthful.
This is why we need the help of a vocal coach. Although other disciplines may teach us to control our emotions, only a skilled vocal coach, not just any coach, can teach us to recognize which and how many emotions we convey when we communicate.
Without specific training on your own voice it is really difficult to be objective and recognize when you are “lying” to yourself. If you learn to control your voice, if you are able to be truthful, even if you are just a normal person, a politician, a trader, a broker or anything else, you will be a leader.
My job is to help people find their own inborn voice, which is the only truly “truthful” voice within each of us.