What Is Sound Healing?
Sound healing is the therapeutic application of sound frequencies to the body/mind of a person with the intention of bringing them into a state of harmony and health. Sound is audible vibration. Everything that exists, our bodies, our thoughts, our emotions, light, color, everything living and everything inanimate, is vibration. This means everything has an original unique ‘song’ that it constantly sings holding it in that unique vibration, shape and form, creating balance within the body.
Your body retains physical, mental and emotional trauma and stress in the cells, tissues and organs, changing the original ‘song’ and vibration of balance, to the state of dis-ease. Your state of well-being is equal to the sum of your constitution, genetics and all the experiences and emotions you have felt and processed over your life time. When you have an experience that you find painful or difficult, the emotion is often dismissed, and therefore you end up not feeling it. This results in what is called repressed, suppressed or buried emotions. (See Repressed Emotions and Dis-ease page) If you do not process emotions and other stressful life events efficiently and do not have the tools to let go and release trauma when it happens, your internal organs can record and absorb the energy, emotion and stress associated with it. This can set off a psychosomatic reaction every time something in life reminds the subconscious of the original stressor.
Sound healing is an extremely potent means of transformation on every level. When we combine sound vibration with intuition and focused pure intention, an exceptionally powerful subtle energy field is created wherein emotional, physical and mental patterns that no longer serve us can be gently unwound and transmuted.
Crystal Singing Bowls
Crystal bowls are made from 98.9% silicon quartz which is a kind of sand called “silica sand” and it is pure quartz in nature. One reason why the pure tones vibrate our body is that the body has a natural affinity to quartz. The human body is composed of many crystallite substances: our bones, blood, and DNA are crystalline in structure; as well as the liquid crystal-colloidal structure of our brain. Even on a molecular level, our cells contain silica, which balances our electro-magnetic energies, and this is the same formula as natural quartz crystal. In our technological age, quartz is used as a transmitter of energy and information in such things as clocks, electronic equipment, computers, and smartphones to name a few.
The sound affects the brain-wave activity, allowing one to travel into an altered state of consciousness (alpha-theta) – which is the most effective place for healing to occur. It has the power to bring about a positive shift in our consciousness; and as our awareness expands, we grow closer to our original selves and start to reflect the highest radiance in our physical form. Scientific studies show that the sound can produce changes in the autonomic, immune, endocrine and neuropeptide systems. Every atom, molecule, cell, gland, and organ of the human body absorbs and emits sound. The power of positive intention or affirmation combined with the use of crystal bowls provides remarkable healing results.
As the bowls are played, the sound spins and swirls in a circular motion around the Mind, drawing the energy back into the center of the body and grounding it. The Mind becomes quiet and “the lights get turned off and the noise of the mind dims”. The nervous system switches from sympathetic (fight or flight) to parasympathetic (rest and digest) mode. A calm mind and nervous system creates a healing space for the body to let go of physical, mental/emotional, spiritual blocks and return to balance. This is the point that trapped cellular information is released in the form of memories, experiences, feelings, sensations and seeing of colors and lights. Through this release and peace, the sounds create an access point via stillness to awaken and experience your true self.
As the bowls sing, they resonate a pure tone on the musical scale (do, re, me, fa, so, la, ti,) that reverberates through and balances our body. The physiologic structures (bones, blood, DNA, etc.) in the body become like tuning forks that transmit the healing vibrations of the sounds, resonating them to the frequency of health and healing. This healing frequency releases tension, stress, pain and adhesions and quiets the constant chattering of the thinking monkey mind. This allows the body to enter a profoundly deep state of relaxation, meditation, regeneration, rejuvenation, peace and healing…all while passively lying down. You learn via the sounds to let go. You can intensify the power of the bowls by incorporating the power of intention and through use of the human voice, which is one of our most powerful tools for creation/destruction. You are responsible for the healing that takes place in your body…always!
Repressed Emotions and dis-ease
The following are a few examples of the methods people use to avoid feeling their emotions.
Ignoring your feelings///Pretending something hasn’t happened///Overeating/// ///Excessive drinking of alcohol///Excessive use of recreational drugs///Using prescription drugs such as tranquilizers or Prozac///Exercising compulsively ///Any type of compulsive behavior///Excessive sex with or without a partner///Always keeping busy so you can’t feel///Constant intellectualizing and analyzing///Excessive reading or TV/// Working Excessively///Keeping conversations superficial///Burying angry emotions under the mask of peace and love.
The following are some major symptoms of buried and repressed emotions.
Fatigue///Depression without an apparent cause///Speaking of issues/interests rather than personal matters and feelings///Pretending something doesn’t matter when inside it does matter///Rarely talking about your feelings/// Blowing up over minor incidents///Walking around with a knot in your stomach or tightness in your throat///Feeling your anger not at the time something happens but a few days later/// Difficulty talking about yourself///Troubled personal relationships with family, friends, acquaintances///A lack of ambition or motivation ///Lethargic – who cares – attitude///Difficulty accepting yourself and others///Laughing on the outside while crying on the inside.
Individual Sound Healing Sessions
Why would you come for a session? You may choose to come for a session for a specific purpose such as to address a particular issue in your life, or because you are experiencing pain in your body. Another reason may be more general such as to release stress, feel more inner peace and harmony, feel more openness in your heart, and feel happier.
What will a session be like?
A typical session consists of the following: Discuss with you the details, and gaining an understanding of why you are in need of a session. Once complete, you will lie on a massage table remaining fully clothed. You will then be guided into a rhythmic breathing that will allow you to become heart centered. Listening and feeling from your heart is where the session really begins.
Using singing crystal bowls, with toning, your energies will often arise spontaneously through the body’s own intelligence of what is ready to be seen, unwound and transmuted. Feedback and review will follow the session.
Some will immediately feel an improvement, while for others the integration of the energetic change may take several days. You may experience varying emotional states, memories of past events or changing physical symptoms. When this occurs you are actually “processing” and clearing “stuff” as a result of the energetic changes. This is the body’s way of releasing what needs to be cleared and to bring your awareness to what is no longer benefiting you. Your journey to wellness has begun.
The Benefits of Sound Healing
In addition to promoting overall relaxation, increasing resistance to stress, boosting energy levels, strengthen will power in one’s creative talents, allowing one to overcome addictive patterns, alleviating psychosomatic pain, and improving digestion, this practice re-balances the autonomic nervous system, and brings the body, mind and spirit to a state of balance.
It is an integral part of healing the effects of chemotherapy, reduces pain and discomfort from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and depression. After sessions clients may experience improved memory, clarity, vitality and the ability to take action. Many report a deep sense of tranquility, sleep more soundly and are more aware of surroundings. Sound healing affects the cellular expression of wellness.
“Sound and music will become the medicine of the future.”- Edgar Cayce
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