Ringing in the ears / fifth chakra?

topic posted Mon, August 14, 2006 - 6:29 PM by  Unsubscribed
I have been trying to find out what this ringing in my ears is about. My hearing is fine I don’t have damage to them and I am not now nor have I ever been schizophrenic (because I have had a voice on occasion). The ringing usually happens in my left ear and sometimes in my right I have actually asked it to be quiet when it was very loud and the volume goes down. It doesn't last very long and happens frequently. I also experience pressure changes in usually the left ear with out discomfort but the way in which I am hearing changes briefly.

I found some references to this in a book I am reading about Chakras but all it says is that it is related to the fifth chakra and that’s it.

Is it an imbalance? Does it mean anything?
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    Mon, August 14, 2006 - 9:52 PM
    Some people believe that these experiences are often compressed messages data bursts from whatever Divine wisdom source- Cosmic guide- spiritual mentor Angel that you are receptive to that this energy, information,and healing will open up or infuse or whatever over time. accelorating your personal and spiritual evolution and or that you will find yourself suddenly knowing thingsor having skils that you had not studied . Other people might suggest you have either your ears or nearby electrical devices but gifts of cosmic wisdom may well be what it is

    Peggy Jentoft
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      Tue, August 15, 2006 - 5:26 AM
      I agree with Peggy. All of ,y Spiritual mentors tell me this is SPIRIT communicating or downloading new activations. Until I clear out this area in my body, I know for myself, that I wont actually develope a clear clairvoyance.
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    Tue, August 15, 2006 - 10:48 AM
    In my tradition this sound is called Nada, the inner music. It is the unstruck sound, the divine sound, the highest mantra. The scriptures talk about ten different forms of nada, different pitches etc. These sounds are heard when one turns their hearing inward. As one turns inward more and more, increasingly subtle levels will be heard. It would be wise to practice listening to these sounds all the time. When they can be listened to with one-pointed focus, the true nature of the supreme will be revealed.
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      Tue, August 29, 2006 - 11:32 AM
      It's such a relief to read these posts. I have been hearing a ringing noise since last summer when a man who is a professional meditator for TM joined our local meditation group for a few sessions. "Ringing" isn't exactly the word to describe it. It seems to have the same key, if that makes sense, as the sound of crickets. It becomes louder and more distinct as I enter into a meditative state, but I do not "hear" it every time I meditate.

      If you've ever approached a large outdoor concert and paid attention to the noise you'll hear a strange roar from a couple of miles away. Gradually the roar turns into cheers, then, as you get close you can make out the individual people making the crowd noise. The ringing seems to be like this when I concentrate on it. It's composed of discrete elements and is incredibly complex and beautiful(?). Its complexity is beyond my current ability to fully perceive and appreciate. It's very subtle and resists normal perception techniques.

      Certain techniques such as paying attention to the breath as it leaves my nostrils enhance my awareness of the noise. It occurs with a tingling in my mouth, an internal quiet, the feeling of bliss escaping as I exhale.

  • Unsu...

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    Tue, August 15, 2006 - 11:06 PM
    Have you had your teeth worked on recently or had any teeth pulled out on either side because sometimes if teeth are pulled and they are not balanced out, you will get virtigo or have a unbalance in your head. Sometimes it could be a simple thing that will knock you off balance.
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      Wed, August 16, 2006 - 7:15 AM
      Yes, I've had this same ringing in my ears since about 1984. At that time I was doing 'intense' spiritual exercises of differing pathways concurrently. I actually met the Dali Lama (I was walking behind him on State Street in Madison, Wisconsin, pounding my drum trying to hound him, instead he just kept walking.. probably praying my talent widens as a drummer, grins, this during the Kalichackra initiation in Madison), I also attended one class then by a buddhist teacher Ripinoche, forget his name. I felt him try to enter my head/brain matter and I grounded the energy saying; "not this lifetime, ... this is 'my' body to control." Shaking my head now. I was meditating "Do-In" eastern meditation techniques, Caballa, I-Ching (three times daily and intensely meditating on the reading), and suddenly one day, bing... the 10 notes or so in my ears ringing... yes, it is the aftermath sound as if a shot gun blast went off near your head. The ringing has gone on for 22 years now, never changing. I've never let it bother me. Concurrently, at the same time I have this visioning change where in front of me I see a fine mesh, like looking through silk or a nylon stocking I guess. It is a matrix of some sort I would imagine.

      I have tried focusing on the sounds of the ringing and nothing. I have ascertained that one side is flat notes and the other not, there is a slight difference. Also the ringing seems to extend into many higher octaves. Also I can see through my eyelids and see my hands, arms, fingers... at night, daytime, whenever. Even put a book between my closed eyelids and moving hand and I still see it move, the fingers move.

      The skills I have are I can feel temperature changes in people, and read their minds... (where reading their minds means or translates into "feeling" inside myself a temperature/chemical change inside of the other person about 3 seconds to 1 minute before they express something, and their expressing it proves to me that I knew ahead of time the chemical or element origin of their thought).

      The only thing I've done with these abilities or skills is to read people's chackras who have asked me, pass heat to their ankles or other body parts that need healing when they ask me, and to apply it to healing/balancing chemically of their body while massaging, when people have asked me for massage. I only apply the skills when someone in my sphere of availability asks. Only when a friend asks physically. (I would never apply the abilities to news groups or electronic media for instance).

      I suppose if I were to focus on more eastern mysticism, mantras, more intense chackras work, etc. I could evolve the ringing to different tracks and results. But I am full force applying my energies to hermeticism during this phase of my life, bettering myself and with humility.

      Do accomplish good things in the sight of wo/men, and when they're not looking do the real stuff, do even more. :).

      I wish you well,
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      Wed, August 16, 2006 - 10:32 AM
      Nope, my teeth as good. Thanks
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        Wed, September 13, 2006 - 10:49 AM
        I like the it's your third ear talking to you comment. ;)

        I have chalked mine up to TMJ, tinuitus, or mitral valve prolapse. Who knows?! But, I haven't had it in a few years, tho. I have been doing yawning streches when I wake up, go to bed, or begin meditation. It allows for more space in the jaw, throat, ear area. My intution has increased at the same time. Love it!
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    Wed, August 16, 2006 - 11:36 AM
    i get the exact same thing in my left ear also, and this week its been happening alot more frequently than normal. its not painful or really even causes any discomfort either but it feels like it really shifts my attention and focus all of a sudden, like this major tweaking of my energy focus.

    if anyone has any idea whats up with this, id love to hear what you have to say...
    • Re: Ringing in the ears / fifth chakra?

      Thu, August 17, 2006 - 12:13 AM
      I get ringing quite often too... also, sometimes i get this popping/tapping in my left ear, as if i have some little creature knocking lightly on my eardrum! Its not painful, but it does feel a bit... strange! And like you gilly, i can't help but focus my attention toward it! hehe =)

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    Thu, August 17, 2006 - 2:20 PM
    I have ringing 24/7 - as a nurse i chalked it up to tinnitus - until now

    AND I have been told my aura has gold glitter in it - and the few who told me that were not known to each other...

    things that make me go "hmmmm"
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      Fri, August 18, 2006 - 4:13 PM
      I've heard and read that Nad Brahma can heal you as well, as your senses become more subtle and attuned to it
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        Fri, September 1, 2006 - 5:55 PM
        My personal experience is this...when I hear the ringing in my right ear, someone is saying loving things about me or for me - like praising me or saying prayers for me. When it is in my left ear, someone is saying something unkind. When I pay close attention, I know immediately who it is, and what they are saying. Later on, I will ask that person, and I'm usually right.
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    Sat, September 2, 2006 - 11:12 AM
    In addition to all the 5th chakra stuff, here is info that might be useful to some ...

    I've been experiencing ringing in the ears, or tinnitus, since I was a child -- a good 45 years. Very high pitched -- it occasionally goes off or subsides. There is a wonderful Sound Therapy program by Patricia & Rafaele Joudry, called Sound Therapy - Basic Music Kit. This is based on the work of Dr. Alfred Tomatis, who was a very famous ENT specialist in France who did extraordinary work curing/relieving things like autism, tinnitus, stuttering, language learning problems, etc. Dr. Tomatis' work is based on healing the upper frequencies in the ear with retraining, through a program of listening to audio tapes that have been altered to progressively remove the lower frequency ranges, leaving only the upper frequencies. I have been using these tapes off and on for a year now and notice significantly increased sense of well-being and relaxation and ability to focus. I cannot speak to their effect on the tinnitus, but I will say that that it has lessened; could probably be more if I were more disciplined about using them. Recommended usage is 100-300 hours over a consistent timeframe, so say 2-4 hours a day, daily, until you experience the shift. The tapes are available through (I'm pretty sure that's the correct URL).

    This methodology has also proven very effective for people with hearing loss due to nerve damage and adult onset deafness.

    Blessings to one and all.

    ... luminous music for the heart
  • Unsu...

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    Mon, September 4, 2006 - 9:36 AM
    in my experience, it has to do with spirits/ancestors. when some spirits are too close, their energy can be so heavy that one gets ringing in the ears (among many other "voices", headaches, pain, etc). it could be why, when you ask it to be quieter, it will get quieter.---spirits often don't mean to be a nuisance, but for some reason, therer may be a reason one (or more) are very close to you....a recent death of a friend or relative, or if you do a lot of spiritual work that opens your system to spiritual energy---or lots of reasons, really....but if the ringing is of a spiritual nature, it can stop with the proper approach. I've had this experience with ringing as well, i've known others who had tinnitis, which disappeared after addressing the ringin from a spiritual standpoint. the best way i know of (there may be others) is through ancestor healing. also, energy clearing can be of help for your situation with ringing in the ears. i can give you more info if you're interested.--
    good luck to you--be well
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    Tue, September 5, 2006 - 1:45 AM
    it is your third ear speaking to you

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      Tue, September 5, 2006 - 12:50 PM
      It's gotten distinctly louder in the past two weeks.
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        Wed, September 13, 2006 - 3:00 PM
        I'm glad I stumbled across this thread. I as well have been experiencing a distinct ringing. It started with, what felt and sounded like energy expanding inside my head. A sound that came from the inside. A few times it happened and I jumped out of meditation. Then I let go, the sound built into a fast sound, like insects, very strong. Now, whenever I meditate and quiet my mind, I hear a soft etheric high sound. It's not like that intrusive high pitched sound that's gotten from some electronics, I call them the mind control sounds. This is subtle. It's def. an internal sound. I'm quite interested in this, it has come as a result of intense spritual work.
  • Unsu...

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    Wed, September 13, 2006 - 3:29 PM
    I wouldn't give it much thought. What you listen for is the cosmic sound of "aum" in your right ear. The same sound if you put a sea shell to your ear and listen.
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      Fri, September 15, 2006 - 8:34 AM
      I've had this, too, in both ears since hitting my head in a gymnastics accident 20 years ago. It sounds like cicadas and seashells mixed together. Acupuncture and chinese herbs have helped to tone the volume down a little bit.

      I have always thought of the tinnitus as damage, and since I've done yoga, it has frustrated me because I've been feeling like the ringing prevents me from hearing the nada. After reading these posts, though, I wonder if the inner sounds have been making themselves known for me all along, and I have been so used to them that I've overlooked them and totally tuned them out.

      Hmm. This is good food for thought. Thanks everyone.

      • Unsu...

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        Sun, September 24, 2006 - 9:52 PM
        i get this ringing in my right ear. this happens to me when there is alot of spiritual entities that are present.... more than the norm. that or alot of activity going on in the spiritual realm around me.

        it really bothers me. telling them to be quiet doesn't work.

        • Unsu...

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          Sun, September 24, 2006 - 9:53 PM
          Clairaudience or the Divine Ear
          (Dibba-sota) and meditation induced tinnitus

          May 9, 2004

          By the contemplative recluse monk Sotapanna Jhanananda (Jeffrey S, Brooks)

          (copyright 2005 all rights reserved)

          What the Buddha called "Dibba-sota" (Pali) is generally translated as "Divine ear" which is clairaudience. Clairaudience is primarily a hypersensitivity of the brain lobes that are related to hearing. This hypersensitivity can give someone uncanny hearing ability, it can also produce meditation induced tinnitus, as well as meditation induced vertigo.

          If you have tinnitus or vertigo it is wise to see a doctor or an audiologist just to make sure the problem is not organic, however I do not believe doctors and audiologists are qualified to comment on meditation induced tinnitus and vertigo.

          The key in knowing whether an individual's tinnitus is meditation induced is first and foremost to ask the person whether they have a contemplative practice. If not, then the tinnitus is most probably not a charismatic manifestation. Occasionally however there are individuals who manifest "spontaneous" charisms who have charismatic tinnitus, and other manifestations, without having been engaged in a contemplative practice. Spontaneous occurrences of charisms are, however, unusual.

          If the individual does have a meditation practice, then one should ask if the individual sustained a head injury or severe head cold prior to the emergence of the tinnitus. If there is a head injury or sickness effecting the hearing or sinuses, then this is most likely the cause.

          Finally if there is not a medical explanation for the tinnitus and the individual has a meditation practice, then the key deciding factor would be to ask the individual, "Does the tinnitus occur on one side only?" If the tinnitus is omnidirectional, which means it seems to come from everywhere or from the center of the head, then the individual probably has meditation induced tinnitus.

          At this point, we do not call it tinnitus, but the charismatic manifestation of clairaudience, or the "Divine Ear" (Dibba-sota) in Buddhism, and we say this individual is blessed and do continue your practice with diligence. And, do not resist the manifestation, nor should you endeavor to objectify it.

          In the case of a "spontaneous" charismatic, then these people are a special case. Again if the sound originates from everywhere or no where then it might be charismatic. Another way of telling whether an individual is a "spontaneous" charismatic is to find out if they have any of the other charisms, such as lucid dreaming, OOBs, etc. There is another way to tell if an individual is a "spontaneous" charismatic, introduce them to meditation. If the symptoms become pronounced from the practice of meditation, and if other charisms, such as charismatic vertigo, emerge then again we can suggest with reasonable assurance that the individual is a "spontaneous" charismatic.

          Charismatic vertigo often accompanies meditation induced tinnitus and goes by the name euphoria. So, anyone with these manifestations is blessed, and they should just keep practicing meditation and to arrange their life so that they are fully committed to their spiritual journey. Because, as the charisms emerge and become more profound, that individual's life will be transformed into a truly blessed one, as long as they do not resist the transformation. But, this transformation is likely to render that individual incapable of providing a subsistence for themselves.

          Lohicca Sutta DN 2.83, n.130

          (Clairaudience) Divine ear, Dibba-sota (Pali)

          "With his mind thus concentrated, purified, & bright, unblemished, free from defects, pliant, malleable, steady, & attained to imperturbability, he directs & inclines it to the divine ear-element. He hears -- by means of the divine ear-element, purified & surpassing the human -- both kinds of sounds: divine & human, whether near or far. Just as if a man traveling along a highway were to hear the sounds of kettledrums, small drums, conchs, cymbals, & tom-toms. He would know, 'That is the sound of kettledrums, that is the sound of small drums, that is the sound of conchs, that is the sound of cymbals, and that is the sound of tom-toms.' In the same way -- with his mind thus concentrated, purified, & bright, unblemished, free from defects, pliant, malleable, steady, & attained to imperturbability -- the monk directs & inclines it to the divine ear-element. He hears -- by means of the divine ear-element, purified & surpassing the human -- both kinds of sounds: divine & human, whether near or far. When a disciple of a teacher attains this sort of grand distinction, Lohicca, that is a teacher not worthy of criticism in the world, and if anyone were to criticize this sort of teacher, the criticism would be false, unfactual, unrighteous, & blameworthy.

          May you become enlightened in this very lifetime,

          Sotapanna Jhanananda (Jeffrey S. Brooks):

          This article may be retrieved at this URL:

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    Mon, September 25, 2006 - 4:47 AM
    I'm so glad to see this post. Years ago I started to have a small amount of communication with a guide/higher self. She hasn't communicated often, but the times she has, it has been preceded by the high pitched ringing in my ear. After awhile, I learned to quiet myself or go to a quiet place when I heard it to be more open if she had a message. This is the first I've seen other people speak of it.
    • Unsu...

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      Mon, September 25, 2006 - 7:14 AM
      i found this excert

      Further, Satatasamitâbhiyukta, the young man of good family or the young lady who proclaims this Dharmaparyâya and preaches it to others, is possessed of the twelve hundred good qualities of the ear. The various sounds that are uttered in the triple universe, downward to the great hell Avîki and upward to the extremity of existence, within and without, such as the sounds of horses, elephants, cows, peasants, goats. cars; the sounds of weeping and wailing; of horror, of conch-trumpets, bells, tymbals; of playing and singing; of camels, of tigers; of women, men, boys, girls; of righteousness (piety) and unrighteousness (impiety); of pleasure and pain; of ignorant men and âryas; pleasant and unpleasant sounds; sounds of gods, Nâgas, goblins, Gandharvas, demons, Garudas, Kinnaras, great serpents, men, and beings not human; of monks, disciples, Pratyekabuddhas, Bodhisattvas, and Tathâgatas; as many sounds as are uttered in the triple world, within and without, all those he hears with his natural organ of hearing when perfect. Still he does not enjoy the divine ear, although he apprehends the sounds of those different creatures, understands, discerns the sounds of those different creatures, and when with his natural organ of hearing he hears the sounds of those creatures, his ear is not overpowered by any of those sounds. Such, Satatasamitâbhiyukta, is the organ of hearing that the Bodhisattva Mahâsattva acquires; yet he does not possess the divine ear.

      Thus spoke the Lord; thereafter he, the Sugata, the Master, added:

      7. The organ of hearing of such a person becomes (or, is) cleared and perfect, though as yet it be natural; by it he perceives the various sounds, without any exception, in this world.

      8. He perceives the sounds of elephants, horses, cars, cows, goats, and sheep; of noisy kettle-drums, tabours, lutes, flutes, Vallaki-lutes.

      9. He can hear singing, lovely and sweet, and, at the same time, is constant enough not to allow himself to be beguiled by it; he perceives the sounds of kotis of men, whatever and wherever they are speaking.

      10. He, moreover, always hears the voice of gods and Nâgas; he hears the tunes, sweet and affecting, of song, as well as the voices of men and women, boys and girls.

      11. He hears the cries of the denizens of mountains and glens; the tender notes of Kalavinkas, cuckoos, pea fowls, pheasants, and other birds.

      12. He also (hears) the heart-rending cries of those who are suffering pains in the hells, and the yells uttered by the Spirits, vexed as they are by the difficulty to get food;

      13. Likewise the different cries produced by the demons and the inhabitants of the ocean. All these sounds the preacher is able to hear from his place on earth, without being overpowered by them.

      14. From where he is stationed here on the earth he also hears the different and multifarious sounds through which the inhabitants of the realm of brutes are conversing with each other.

      15. He apprehends all the sounds, without any exception, whereby the numerous angels living in the Brahma-world, the Akanishthas and Âbhâsvaras, call one another.

      16. He likewise always hears the sound which the monks on earth are raising when engaged in reading, and when preaching the law to congregations, after having taken orders under the command of the Sugatas.

      17. And when the Bodhisattvas here on earth have a reading together and raise their voices in the general synods, he hears them severally.

      18. The Bodhisattva who preaches this Stara shall, at one time, also hear the perfect law 2 that the Lord Buddha, the tamer of men, announces to the assemblies.

      19. The numerous sounds produced by all beings in the triple world, in this field, within and without, (downward) to the Avîki and upward to the extremity of existence, are heard by him.

      20. (In short), he perceives the voices of all beings, his ear being open. Being in the possession of his six senses, he will discern the different sources (of sound), and that while his organ of hearing is the natural one;

      21. The divine ear is not yet operating in him; his ear continues in its natural state. Such as here told are the good qualities belonging to the wise man who shall be a keeper of this Sûtra.