Hello, it’s been a while since I sent out a blog. I’m hoping the new year has been a happy and healthy one for you and your family. Spring is here for the northern hemisphere and I have been coming across numerous studies finding more profound results that sound, color, lights have healing effects on our body.
The latest out there is from MIT. Where the test subjects were mice and the researchers placed strobe light affects and sound at different variables finding profound results. These mice had similar problems that exist in Alzheimer’s patients. After concluding the tests; their findings were mind boggling. Now we both know mice and humans minds are different; but this test was so significant that now they are wanting to test people immediately.
These are some parts of the article I came across...
"When we combine visual and auditory stimulation for a week, we see the engagement of the prefrontal cortex and a very dramatic reduction of amyloid," says Li-Huei Tsai, one of the researchers from MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory.
It's not the first study to investigate the role sound can play in clearing the brain of the tangles and clumps of tau and amyloid proteins at least partially responsible for the disease.”
“Previous studies showed bursts of ultrasound make blood vessels leaky enough to allow powerful treatments to slip into the brain, while also encouraging the nervous system's waste-removal experts, microglia, to pick up the pace.
Several years ago, Tsai discovered light flickering at a frequency of about 40 flashes a second had similar benefits in mice engineered to build up amyloid in their brain's nerve cells.
The result was so mind-boggling and so robust, it took a while for the idea to sink in, but we knew we needed to work out a way of trying out the same thing in humans," Tsai told Helen Thomson at Nature at the time.”
“Instead of the high pitched scream of ultrasound, Tsui used a much lower droning noise of just 40 Hertz, a sound only just high enough for humans to hear.
Exposing their mouse subjects to just one hour of this monotonous buzz every day for a week led to a significant drop in the amount of amyloid build up in the auditory regions, while also stimulating those microglial cells and blood vessels.
"What we have demonstrated here is that we can use a totally different sensory modality to induce gamma oscillations in the brain," says Tsai.”
“As an added bonus, it also helped clear the nearby hippocampus – an important section associated with memory.
The effects weren't just evident in the test subjects' brain chemistry. Functionally, mice exposed to the treatment performed better in a range of cognitive tasks.
Adding the light therapy from the previous study saw an even more dramatic effect, clearing plaques in a number of areas across the brain, including in the prefrontal cortex. Those trash-clearing microglia also went to town.
"These microglia just pile on top of one another around the plaques," says Tsai.
Discovering new mechanisms in the way nervous systems clear waste and synchronise activity is a huge step forward in the development of treatments for all kinds of neurological disorders.
Translating discoveries like this to human brains will take more work, especially when there are potential contrasts in how gamma waves appear in mice and human Alzheimer's brains.
So far early testing for safety has shown the process seems to have no clear side effects.”
-This research was published in Cell.
-Scientists 'Clear' Alzheimer's Plaque From Mice Using Only Light And Sound written by Mike McCrae; March 15th, 2019
Now I would like to tie in what I do; that I continue to find and experience with my own clients, concert participants and even attuning my reiki students (my students during their attunements-go deeply into a meditative state with my crystal bowls, music and reiki (some - up to three hours). There is such a dynamic expansion of what truly this form of therapy not just accomplishes, but how truly diverse sound, energy and light “medicine” works on the total body complex.
Not just the physical body itself, but on the fifty trillion cells and the energy body (auric-etheric field).
Now, when I learned reiki and teach it; we use light also to provide that healing to our clients. I have had over 95% (combined) of my clients and concert participants experience colors, lights flowing not just visually in their mind, but throughout their body, spine and around their energy body.
We are taught that (such thing as the chakras) which are true energy centers located on the spine - are constant. Meaning, that the colors associated with each one never moves; which is furthest from the truth. When the body is starving for balance-it tries to find any resource to bring that peace and freedom to the cells, neurons and all the sensory stimuli.
When I perform a concert or session with my crystal bowls, music and reiki. All those pulses and vibrations expand - opening the vast highway of flow; that flow dilates the blood vessels, the energies of the spine in alignment, spinal cord vibratory systems and the truly diverse systems of the miracle...we should call ourselves.
We are made of light, sound, energy and the vibrations and tones that are beyond the small portion of our brain we use here. In reality; we are truly diverse, connected and expansive by our own divine true nature. Even if we are simply speak about the make up of our physical body; which is made of 80% water combined: 70% outer core and 90% blood. My SST program works brilliantly to balance those wave lengths of the water of the body. Dr. Masaru Emoto proved that our thoughts, words, actions and even music and tones affect the molecules of water significantly. Negative affects - the water was dark, the shapes within the water molecules were rigid and scattered. Positive affects - the water was shimmering with color, bright and the molecules were showcasing beautiful symmetry of shapes that were truly diverse and amazing.
This is where finally science and the medical world and now even religion is waking up and understanding that this is our true nature. Our ancestors not just knew this; they were profound healers and knew how we and everything is connected. All to help one another out. It’s right in front of us. It’s, to be perfectly honest; is us-within us! Always has been; we keep searching outward and it always has been within us. That’s where my SST program goes to the source to clear out exactly what you personally need. One day I know that we will evolve to simply live in that arena of our true essence and nature. Holistic approaches and even medicine will not be needed. But until then; both are.
One thing I wish, I would of opened myself to this knowledge sooner. I would of helped my father not suffer like he did. I would of been able to help him not just with Alzheimer’s, but his cancer; his pain and when that day came-crossing over.
The gift is; I’m now helping my Mom who has many health problems of her own and due to her age; those ailments are trying to cause havoc on her. I have helped with her Parkinson’s (slow the progress significantly), her pain and keep her cancer at bay. I helped her also with my fathers passing and the truly deep sadness she would of fell into. I also have helped her with the larger picture of life, her life path and the connections she know embraces with her higher souls energy. Another huge aspect; we both have grown into best friends, where at one time, we were not that close.
It’s so odd to me now, that we are on one earth; yet the East has always known this and uses these approaches like breathing. Yet, here in the West (especially the United States) just now waking up to embrace the significances of these truly powerful and amazing ways of healing approaches!
Reiki, Sound Therapy (Sustained Sound Therapy) help with any situation. Know matter the age, the circumstances and can help on a spiritual, emotional, physical, etheric and even from an ancestral ties. Those circumstances that one has chosen on a soul level to carry the load of the families burdens. Many now are releasing that or at least trying during this time period. I’ll go further in detail with this on the next blog.
I’m hoping you received a lot from this blog. There is no reason today to go through life in pain, hold onto anything or feel like you’re alone and have nowhere to turn. Call me, text me or email me. I can help.
Please enjoy this wonderful time of year of growth and love! I’m hoping you and your families and friends are doing wonderful and feeling amazing! Thank you always for taking the time to read my blogs and for using my services. I love what I do and I’m always here for you!
Have a wonderful Easter if you celebrate it and all the wonderful holidays that are coming up! We made it through winter; it’s definitely a time to celebrate and go out in nature and embrace the sun, the warmth and the beautiful weather.
Many blessings, Namaste,
Hello everyone! I’m hoping that your Thanksgiving holiday was truly wonderful and full of big smiles, laughter, happiness and happy moments. I know for some it can be also a very difficult time of year and a stressful one. Please enjoy this article from a friend in Minnesota. Please know there are many avenues to release that energy and blockages; safely, effectively and peacefully. Sending you all reiki prayers and light! At the end of this blog, please check out the video and message from the show The Doctors. It will help you understand how wonderful crystal bowl healing really is.
This Is How to Balance Your Fitness Routine with Your Overall Self-Care
When you start dedicating yourself to fitness, it can be easy to overdo it. You want to reach your goals and not allow yourself to lose any motivation, so you tend to focus too much on your fitness routine. At the same time, however, you need to focus on overall self-care and ensure you balance fitness with other wellness-focused activities. Our tips will help you do so successfully.
Set Overall Wellness Goals
To avoid overdoing it with your fitness routine, begin by setting overall wellness goals. The right goals will help you determine a measurable target that you can achieve with a systematic approach. The key is to set wellness goals that will transform your behavior over time and benefit you in the long term.
First, set SMART goals. These goals are more achievable because they are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. You will have to carefully consider what you want to achieve, and then set targets that are realistic and meaningful for you. Change your mindset to set goals that move beyond the scales to reflect a commitment to overall self-care. For example, you may set a goal to lose 20 pounds in a given time, but you also should set a goal to practice yoga twice a week. Setting goals that take your physical and mental health into account is the best way to ensure that you balance fitness with self-care.
Take A Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness
Changing your mindset to think about fitness as a whole-body concept is one key to balancing workouts and self-care. Using self-care strategies each day, including during your workouts, help you clear your mind, enjoy exercise more, and improve your overall wellness. Some of the best ways to take this holistic approach to your health and wellness include using breathing exercises, remembering to warm up and cool down, staying hydrated, giving yourself a break from social media, reevaluating your goals, journaling, eating well each day, and meditating.
Meditation is a wonderful way to practice mindfulness and find balance between your workout and overall self-care routines. Despite what many people think, meditating doesn’t have to take hours out of your day or be done in an expensive yoga studio. In fact, you can practice it at home in sessions as short as five minutes. Simply find a quiet room (or corner of a room) in your home, let some natural light in, sit in a comfortable position, and focus on your breath and how your body feels. The goal is to have a completely clear mind, and it takes some practice. If you’re interested in adding this practice to your self-care routine, try starting with a guided meditation.
Commit to a Variety of Physical Activities
When you stick to one workout, you don’t benefit as much as when you commit to a variety of physical activities. Doing the same workout day after day will bore you more quickly than if you mix up your routine, and you won’t see as many results over time if your body becomes accustomed to doing the same activity each time you exercise. In fact, there are several reasons to vary your workout, according to One Medical: you will overcome weight-loss plateaus, prevent overuse injuries, build new muscles, beat workout boredom, help keep your brain healthy, meet new workout partners, and feel excited about exercise.
Exercising simply to lose weight or reach a singular fitness goal will not contribute to your self-care as much as exercising to boost mental health. In fact, exercise is an ideal solution for depression, anxiety, and addiction, because it improves your confidence and self-esteem, improves your mood, gives you more energy, helps you sleep better, distracts you from negative thoughts, acts as a healthy coping mechanism, and releases endorphins (the feel-good hormones). That’s why your workout routine should include a variety of cardio, strengthening, and stretching activities.
Be Mindful of Your Daily Motivation and Activities
If you happen to be concerned about self-care because you are in addiction recovery, you need to know there are proven benefits of exercising in recovery. An active lifestyle reduces stress and gives you opportunities to socialize in healthy ways.
It is possible, however, for people in recovery to become addicted to exercise. To avoid replacing one addiction with another, you need to practice self-care even more than people not in recovery. Pushing yourself to the max during workouts is okay, but you need to make sure that you also focus on nutrition and take rest days.
Committing to physical fitness is one way to take care of yourself, but committing to self-care is the best way to improve your overall wellness. That’s why you should take a holistic approach to health and wellness, set overall wellness goals, commit to a variety of physical activities, and be mindful of your daily motivation and activities.
Written by Sheila Olson
Here is the short video and article from the TV show The Doctors on crystal bowl healing.
Have a wonderful rest of your December and may your holiday and celebration be full of only happiness, peace, joy and unconditional love!
~ Blessings and gratitude,
A simple explanation what a crystal bowl session does...
• Sound Vibration penetrates every cell
• Aligns the chakra system (located on the spine)
• Balances energy on all levels
• Stress reduction
• Improved immune system
• Supports positive thinking
• Reduces negative feelings and emotional trauma
• Grounds is in present moment
• Expands our awareness of an expansive universe
• Relaxing the body, mind and spirit
“Man is not only formed by vibrations, but he lives and moves in them; they surround him as the fish is surrounded by water, and he contains them within him as the tank contains water.”
~ Sufi Master Hazrat Inayat Khan, from The Music of Life
Sound has the power of creation. In the Bible, the world is created by the way of sound. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” and, further, “And the Lord said, Let there be light: And there was light.”
According to the Hopi myth, the spider woman sang the sound of creation over all the inanimate forms and brought them to life.
In the ancient Mystery Schools of Egypt, Athens, and Rome, sound was understood to be the fundamental creative force of the universe.
Modern cosmologists have posited a “big bang” theory of creation; they point to a basic vibration, a constant back ground sound detected on all radio telescopes, which they believe is the sound of the universal explosion itself still reverberating through the cosmos.
In Hindu Shaivism the universe is created in an explosive burst of sound, followed by the arising of light and matter.
The Primordial Sound or vibration is present in all of creation, since creation is sustained by that sound. Sufi Master Hazrat Inayat Khan writes, “All things being derived from and formed of vibration have sound hidden within them, as fire is hidden in flint, and each atom of the universe confesses by its tone, ‘My sole origin is sound.’”
Hans Jenny, M.D., a Swiss medical doctor and scientist, conducted experiments for more than a decade observing the effects of sound on shape and form. He would place materials, such as glycerin, mercury, gel powder, and iron fillings, on metal plates, which would then be vibrated with sound, and he would photograph the patterns created by the sound vibrations, Low frequency sounds formed simple geometric shapes - for instance, the sound “OH” would be a perfect circle. As the sound frequency increased, the simple shapes, would reform into more complex patterns. The sound “OM” created a pattern resembling the Shri Yantra, the mandala representing OM that has been used for thousands of years.
From his work, which he called cymatics, the study of wave-form phenomena, Jenny concluded that sound creates form; different sounds create different forms; and harmonious shapes and harmonic frequencies are interrelated. Further, he asserted that the entire human body has its own unique sound comprised of all the sounds of its cells, tissues, and organs.
Another fascinating study by a Japanese scientist, Masaru Emoto, examines the effect sound, and even thought, have on water. In one experiment, he placed distilled water between two speakers and played a complete selection of music at normal volume. The water was frozen and inspected and photographed under a microscope at 200-500 times. Classical music produced delicate crystals of slightly different colors. Beautiful crystals also formed in response to healing music, a Tibetan mantra and folk music. Heavy metal music produced a shattered pattern, like a crystal that had exploded into a thousand pieces. Japanese pop music created unattractive square-shaped crystals rather than the normal hexagonal ones.
Emoto also found that water that was prayed over or blessed, or programmed with such thoughts as “I love you, and Thank you” formed symmetrical jewel-like structures. Conversely, water exposed to negative thoughts such as “I hate you”, resulted in ugly, chaotic-looking shapes. Since our bodies are 78% water and our blood is 95% water, this HAS SERIOUS IMPLICATIONS IN ITS DEMONSTRATION THAT WE ARE CONSTANTLY BEING INFLUENCED BY THE SOUNDS AROUND US, BY THE THOUGHTS WE THINK, AND BY THE INFORMATION STORED IN THE WATER WE CONSUME.
In the early 1980’s, Fabien Maman, a French composer and bioenergeticist, and Helen Grimal, a biologists at the French National Center for Scientific Research in Paris, explored the impact of sound waves on healthy blood cells and malignant uterine cancer cells. The sounds of acoustic guitar, flute, bass, xylophone, and gongs produced noticeable changes in the cells, even at 30-40 decibels, but the most dramatic results occurred with the human voice. The diseased cells became disorganized when he sang musical scales to them. “Near the end of the scale, usually around the seventh interval, the cancer cells exploded.” Maman reported. “It appears that the cancer cells were not able to support a progressive accumulation of frequencies.”
I would love to express my own thoughts here and why I have created my program (SST- Sustained Sound Therapy) in the manner I did. I know how profound gongs, crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, tuning forks, native flutes, acoustics, percussion, other instruments, and singing are. I also know that meditative mantras and tones are highly productive at producing beneficial healing benefits.
For those of you who have wondered why I play music with all these instruments, singing and mantras with my crystal bowls: the healing benefits are beyond profound this way. Your covering all the ways that help the healing process, quicker and with more sustainability.
“For what is trying to hide or block the progression of the body in flow and harmony; is removed by the continuous vibrations (frequencies) of my one on one, group sessions or concerts.”
When adding solfeggio scales and other healing tones such as isochronic tones, delta, beta and alpha beats; the body is in a state for which only the healthy cells thrive. On a larger scale; this program also opens the connection clearing out the etheric field that past life downloaded information is stored.
I would love to finish this blog by also speaking about the very important study, for which Dr. Emoto discovered. I feel it’s extremely important to discover a more clear and concise way to communicate with yourself and others.
The problem after a healing session of any kind; going to a psychologist, life coach, reflexologists, reiki master, sound therapists, massage therapists or any other holistic approach; is continuing to self sabotage the new pathways of the synapses in your mind, after a session-by not realizing how your speaking to yourself or others.
We have three distinct places where neurons are firing and communicating; the mind, the heart and the digestive track. After a healing session we are balanced in the heart, which communicates with the mind and digestive system-bringing total flow and peace. Our spinal cord is sending feel good energy to these areas, causing the body to relax and let go of the dense energy.
By being aware; It’s as simple as the words you chose and the action you express out to the world. All these healing modalities are wonderful; but it’s you that has to stop the devastating sabotage with the words and actions you take. If your having trouble with this; my intuitive happiness mentor program and sound therapy together will help you greatly.
The ones that change that pathway with the help out there now; in time change that energy exchange by playing their own tunes; that in turn, share their music for the world to here and dance too! I can help you find your music; it’s time to enjoy the tones, vibrations, frequencies and music you have within! You’re the conductor, the artist, the musician and the song writer. Why not make your music yours and enjoy those melodies.
I hope you and your family are happy, healthy and doing wonderful. Enjoy the rest of October; look forward hearing from you soon. Please use my prayer services; it’s free. I send prayers and reiki to anyone in need; sign up for my newsletter and blogs. Anyone needing some help; I would be honored and grateful to be there for you. Please sign up on my other website for the healing prayer...energyinmotionhealing.com and check out my website 22lunar.com for the latest healing concerts, meditations and services around Michigan and out west.
Always here for you; Happy Halloween!
Happy September to everyone. I’m hoping everyone had a wonderful August and your summer has been a blessing to you and your family and friends.
I haven’t written a blog in quite some time; several reasons for this. One being I felt August was a transition period for most and I wanted everyone to enjoy their own way of navigating through that period. The other reason I was finishing up my own research on sound therapy, reiki, medicine and spiritual practices. Been very busy with my findings.
For a long time I have been researching sound, music and what different frequencies and tones do to our body, mind, heart and thoughts. Plus how it affects our moods, emotions and healing capabilities. I will show you some of my findings in the paragraphs ahead. One definite thing I can say; this should be much more prominent in the scientific and medical research communities than it currently is.
I have also researched with great detail the effects on our bodies and energy with the words we choose or the words spoken to us. I have known many friends, family members and clients that were diagnosed with cancer. Before those words were spoken to them; they were in good spirits and relatively feeling good. Yes, they had symptoms that were affecting their bodies; but going on with life as usual.
Each one, when they heard the words cancer; went into a kind of shock and depending on the severity of the disease; each one went into a depression, anger, sadness and lacked the energy before they heard their diagnosis. Words are imperative, that we should use them wisely. Even for a patient, who has been told there is nothing they can do. Words leave physical release or constrictions on the cells of what is believed and created by the person. By being constricted, the cells create more ill effects on the body and never have the opportunity to heal. I hope if you’re one that has had that diagnosis from a doctor; that you change those words from “nothing” to “everything” I can do! That this is simply an opportunity and the words are just that; spoken to help you now change the perspective of how you’re treating your body.
So for those who have been diagnosed with any kind of disease, understand those are just words; miracles happen all the time; more than advertised. Change your thoughts to those words (positive ones) and your halfway there. I won’t go too deeply this time around with this subject; but even with everyday activity, choose your words wisely. Self talk can be disastrous or uplifting to your body, thoughts and energy. If you have been diagnosed with anything that has changed your world to a difficult place; there are many treatments that can help. Look at everything that used to be an obstacle or wall; now “see, feel and embrace” it as an opportunity! I can help you wholeheartedly with that.
This blog is about how science, medicine, spirituality and the divine spirit we are, can overcome anything. The words we choose and the beliefs we inherit can all be changed to benefit our entire being!
I have worked with music (aging myself) for over 40 years. Meditation and exploring the many facets to this practice and music and tones and vibrations for over 15 years. There are many areas to this, that I will showcase (I actually use with my energy in motion program) in my next blog. Listing a few is Solfeggio Scales, Binaural Beats, Isochronic Beats and Rhythms, Alpha, Delta, Beta, Schumann Resonance and the many other avenues of sound exploration that is finally coming to the forefront here in the States. Asia, Europe, India and all places in the East have used this since man walked the earth.
I’m definitely a spiritual man, but very scientific too. I truly want to know how something works and what effects are occurring on my clients or patients.
I have finally discovered a program that has had profound results. Being a man of science; I truly understand that, for true research to be published and used; you need many tests and subjects to inform the public on your findings. I’m personally looking for a university to study my program on the bases of science and medicine.
My own findings; I have experienced first hand many that come directly to me expressing what they were going through to now feeling free from those ailments. The ailments were not just physical, but also emotional, spiritual and engrained in their subconscious. Also what I found is my clients lifted huge weights (removing the shackles from their past lives at the root).
My (SST) sustained sound therapy program covers the bases of science, medicine and spiritual practices. I use Sustained Music, Sound and Tones plus Reiki also inviting your Higher Self which is free from the restrictions to the dense energy we succumb to here and endless mind chatter of our physical subconscious mind.
This program is an advanced way of going to the root of the problem or problems and helps aid in that healing process or recovery.
Instead of weeks, months or years; this program has worked instantly for many and only took several sessions for the rest of my clients. The effects were anything from total peace, no pain and feeling better than they did-since they were young to healing within five treatments. Clients went from having traumas, stress, physical conditions that were causing a great deal of pain, night terrors, post traumatic stresses, alcohol and drug abuse, cancers to just needing clarity in their life and life path. I do have to say, some clients were taking medicines or were in therapy; the monumental aspect of sound therapy, reiki and using your higher source energy...it helps in the process of the medicine and other therapies so that it all works together in ways that benefits the client for quicker results. Without ill side-effects or additional traumas to the body. That’s the true meaning of healing; solve the problem quickly so the client can move forward healthy and free of those confinements.
The basis of my study’s were to bring in all areas of life here. We use medicine. We are physical beings. We are also connected to the stars and to the celestial family we pray to or communicate with in dreams or by meditating. In the paragraphs ahead I will be sharing data from many studies. Sound, music, tones, vibrations are based on science and spiritual practices; meditations and healing facilities around the globe. Reiki is more widely accepted in hospitals, hospice and other holistic practices. Some hospitals have inherited their own brand; calling it “healing hands”. I have even found that Reiki is used in Germany; they have Masters go out to the produce and food markets and help release the toxins so the food is fresh. Openly a metaphysics perspective is opening the communication or boundaries with one’s higher source energy. Some refer to their higher self, higher soul or angelic self. Personally I feel we are all higher selves when we are living within the means of our heart!
I have finally come up with something I feel deep within my heart is profound. When you witness so many that simply thank you for helping them move past what they have been going through, some a lifetime of hurt; you smile knowing you are doing your part to help the world heal and embrace their own strengths, wisdom and power, that’s within their hearts, mind and every cell of their body going beyond the physical to the beauty and freedom of their soul’s light!
Here are just a few samples of research I found on sound, music and healing. These articles speak of all types of sound healing. My music covers each instrument as well as altering the frequency, sound waves, scales and tones with the crystal bowls I play.
The study sample is small. But lead author Helen Lavretsky, a professor of psychiatry at UCLA, told Quartz that sound has interesting implications for treating chronic stress and memory problems. Lavretsky is also a fan of sound healing, having experimented with gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, and chanting.
One of sound healing’s biggest mainstream advocates was the late Mitchell Gaynor, an oncologist and clinical assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and director of medical oncology at the school’s Center for Integrative Medicine. (Gaynor died in September.)
Gaynor encouraged sound therapy alongside conventional medicine, arguing that relaxed patients have lower stress hormones, stronger immune systems, and better tools to cope with the psychological and physical effects of their disease and treatment.
Gaynor was turned on to sound healing in the early 1990s, when a Tibetan patient gifted him a traditional singing bowl.
“If somebody had told me when I was a medical student in Dallas, Texas, that one day I would be teaching my patients to use singing bowls to heal themselves, I would have thought he or she was crazy,” Gaynor wrote in the 1999 book The Healing Power of Sound.
Turns out “sound healing” can be actually, well, healing. By Corrine Purtell 2016.
Cognitive and affective effects of music:
Given the role that neuro-transmitters, hormones and the limbic system play in pain according to the NM theory, it is highly relevant that music has been shown to affect the release of endorphins (29–37), dopamine (38,39) and serotonin (40,41), and decrease cortisol levels (39,42–47). A recent review (45) of 400 published scientific articles investigating music as medicine found strong evidence that music has effects on brain chemistry, has mental and physical health benefits on management of mood and stress reduction, and that it is the rhythmic stimulation of music, rather than the melody, that has the greatest antipain effect in the brain.
The effect of low-frequency sound stimulation on patients with fibromyalgia: A clinical study
Lili Naghdi, MD CCFP, Heidi Ahonen, PhD MTA, [...], and Lee Bartel, PhD
Through my own research, 30 years; music expands the awareness of balance, in a complete system of energy, that allows the heart to send out neurological signals to the brain and other organs; as a partnership. When this flow of energy occurs; the messages the body receives is to, in-turn, help one another as a force-bringing the body the greatest chance to heal and recover in a quick and profound way. This is why I play music with my crystal bowls. My music I have hand picked over the past 20 years from all over the world. The music and the crystal bowls are in complete unison; so complete that most think the crystal bowls are part of the songs (music) they’re listening to. I’m the conductor, musician and play the bowls to the individual energy (one on one) or the energy of the room and the many concert goers who embrace the symphonic sound medicine. I use concert speakers by Harman Kardon that fills any room in complete sound that amplifies the crystal bowls in layers that covers the solfeggio scales.
Mental illness has reached an all time high in the world, and yet the modern day medicines to relieve symptoms have gained controversy. This is, in part, why people have dug up the past to better understand alternative ways of healing.
Sound, for instance, has been a tool for promoting the physical and emotional health of the body for as long as history can account for, deeply rooted in ancient cultures and civilizations. The ancient Egyptians used vowel sound chants in healing because they believed vowels were sacred. Tibetan monks take advantage of singing bowls, which they believe to be “a symbol of the unknowable” whose “vibrations have been described as the sound of the universe manifesting.”
Our various states of consciousness are directly connected to the ever-changing electrical, chemical, and architectural environment of the brain. Daily habits of behavior and thought processes have the ability to alter the architecture of brain structure and connectivity, as well as, the neurochemical and electrical neural oscillations of your mind.”
Psychoacoustics is the scientific study of the perception of sound, and it has fueled researchers paths to better understand how it can be used as medicine. For instance, in 1973, Dr. Gerald Oster, a medical doctor and biophysicist, proved, in his research paper, “Auditory Beats in the Brain,” how sound affects the how the brain absorbs new information, controls mood, sleep patterns, healing responses, and more, and how quickly. Thus, specific frequencies of sound and music can be used to generate neurotransmitters such as serotonin.
It is thought that different brain wave patterns are connected to the production in the brain of certain neurochemicals linked with relaxation and stress release, as well as better learning and creativity, memory, and more. Such neurochemicals include beta-endorphins, growth factors, gut peptides, acetylcholine, vasopressin, and serotonin.
Psycho-Acoustic Medicine: Science Behind Sound Healing For Serotonin, Neurotransmitters & Health by Alexa Erickson
The history of medicine has experienced rapid advancements and transformations throughout its existence. Its unique background sparked innovative approaches to medicine and allowed various techniques to be incorporated into the medical culture. A new treatment being investigated by doctors and researchers is the use of vibroacoustic therapy, seeking to improve physical conditions. Whether it is healing a wound or breathing, the living body continuously uses energy at the cellular level. The body is always moving, and the microvibrations produced from the cells essentially retrieve energy and are involved in immunologic reactions. These biological occurrences produce rapid vibration in the body that will gradually decrease in speed after injury, intense physical stress, long-term fatigue, and time. The aim of vibroacoustic therapy is to restore the cellular energy lost over time, thus improving the overall health of the patient. The main claim is that vibration of sound increases cellular movement, which will contribute to the improvement of the body.
The application of sound for mental healing has been a treatment used in different cultures throughout history. In fact, the idea came into practice centuries before the European’s exploration of the West. Popular in the eastern side of the world, the purpose of this technique was to create sounds with low vibrations, usually produced by an instrument or human vocals, to improve physical and mental health. The first known people to use this method were the Aborigines, a tribal group from Australia known for their unique markings and strange customs. Using a yidaki, also known as a didgeridoo, a traditional man-made instrument in which one blows air in to produce low vibrations, Aboriginal healers would create sounds to tend to ill tribal members. Not only did these sounds repair broken bones and muscle tears, the sounds also stabilized individuals who were mentally ill, soothing their minds and internal flow. Many modern sound healing equipment emulate the style and vibrations of the yidaki in attempt to assist sick patients. While not advance in technology, the purpose of the devices are similar to that of the yidaki which is to use sound to place patients in a calm state to initiate recovery.
In ancient Egypt, it was believed that vowels were significantly powerful and sacred. For this reason, they were usually chanted by priests for prayer and healing. During that period of time, Egyptian priestesses would use a sistra, a type of musical rattle with metal discs. While performing healing rituals, this instrument would be accompanied by the harp, another therapeutic instrument, and played in reverberant chapels or burial chambers to amplify the sounds. Not only did this rattle produce pleasing jangling sounds, but it also generated sufficient amounts of ultrasound, a product that currently benefits modern hospitals and clinics as a potent healing modality. With this evidence, it is safe to assume that Egyptian priest did not use sistra simply to produce a calming soundscape, but to tend to the ill as an effective healing treatment. During the Greco-Roman period, sounds and music were used therapeutically to sooth the psyche and reduce anger and aggression. Many of the healing temples functioned as incubations, a process in which patients underwent dream sleep during their stay. The reverberant spaces and calm setting allowed vibrations to have a maximum effect on the body. These are few examples of traditional vibroacoustic therapy throughout history, and in each culture sound and music was understood to be a curative treatment for illnesses. Because of its positive results, many studies have been investigating the effects sound therapy on humans as well as its potential in replacing pharmaceutical prescriptions. In recent experiments, researchers have been exploring the use of sound therapy with mentally dysfunctional patients, specifically those with autism or aggressive impulses. The claim is that the procedure would reduce certain symptoms from the patient and improve social behaviors. Although sound therapy is a fairly new approach, the results of current studies align with those of past experiments and culture practices, suggesting potential in therapeutic treatment.
Researchers from the Center for Rehabilitation Research and the Center for Adult Habilitation conducted an experiment on the effectiveness of vibroacoustic music therapy as a method of treatment for patients with developmental disorders and challenging behaviors. It is universally agreed that music sparks an internal feelings in listeners. The connection between the individual and music is a strong appreciation that refers back to the beginning of humanity, an enjoyment that can potentially effect the health of the listener. Since the start of vibroacoustic experimentation, which originated in Scandinavia regions during the 1970s, there have been cases that suggest this therapy reduces muscle tones, spasms, pain, and anxiety.
Nevertheless, this is an innovative approach that combines vibration and music to tend to human health. Not only should this therapy be integrated in medicine, but it should be accessible to anyone experiencing physical or psychological distress.
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My program consists of changing vibrations, tones and sounds with music. There are studies with sound therapy through headphones and in person. The studies show that in person, greatly benefits the client or patient. I can attest this to the sound therapy bowls; they’re definitely heard through the ears, but more importantly they’re felt throughout the body. When this happens the sound stimulates the nerve bundles along the spine, up into the brain stem and then through the limbic system. The sound from the crystal bowls stimulates the medulla in the brain stem and activates the auditory nerve that connects all the muscles of the body. These signals then flood the brain with mood lifting chemicals. In addition, the low frequencies cause a relaxation of the tissues, and a dilation of blood vessels, as well as, an opening of the lymphatic pathways which, in turn, increases the body's ability to heal.
Sound has been a tool for promoting the physical and emotional health of the body for as long as history can account for, deeply rooted in ancient cultures and civilizations.
Tibetan monks take advantage of singing bowls, which they believe to be “a symbol of the unknowable” whose “vibrations have been described as the sound of the universe manifesting.”.
Psychoacoustics is the scientific study of the perception of sound, and it has fueled researchers paths to better understand how it can be used as medicine. To understand the fundamentals of sound in healing, we must first understand our brain waves. The nucleus of our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, is the communication between neurons. Brain waves are generated by way of electrical pulses working in unison from masses of neurons interacting with one another. Brain waves are divided into five different bandwidths that are thought to form a spectrum of human consciousness. The slowest of the waves are delta waves (.5 to 3 Hz), which are the slowest brain waves and occur mostly during our deepest state of sleep. The fastest of the waves are gamma waves (25 to 100 Hz), which are associated with higher states of conscious perception. Alpha waves (8 to 12 Hz) occur when the brain is daydreaming or consciously practicing mindfulness or meditation.
According to Dr. Suzanne Evans Morris, Ph.D., a speech-language pathologist:
Research shows that different frequencies presented to each ear through stereo headphones… create a difference tone (or binaural beat) as the brain puts together the two tones it actually hears. Through EEG monitoring the difference tone is identified by a change in the electrical pattern produced by the brain. For example, frequencies of 200 Hz and 210 Hz produce a binaural beat frequency of 10 Hz (The difference in 210 Hz and 200 Hz is 10 Hz). Monitoring of the brain’s electricity (EEG) shows that the brain produces increased 10 Hz activity with equal frequency and amplitude of the wave form in both hemispheres of the brain (left and right hemisphere).
A series of experiments conducted by neuro-electric therapy engineer Dr. Margaret Patterson and Dr. Ifor Capel, revealed how alpha brainwaves boosted the production of serotonin. Dr. Capel explained:
As far as we can tell, each brain center generates impulses at a specific frequency based on the predominant neurotransmitter it secretes. In other words, the brain’s internal communication system—its language, is based on frequency… Presumably, when we send in waves of electrical energy at, say, 10 Hz, certain cells in the lower brain stem will respond because they normally fire within that frequency range.
It’s very intriguing to think that something as simple as sound, as music, which we have come to treat as utterly pleasurable entertainment, has not only been used to promote healing and well-being, but has proven to work through research as well.
SOUND THERAPY AND WELL-BEING: SOME SCIENTIFIC STUDIES by Matteo Nunner; medicinanarrativa.edu
During my sessions and concerts; what I call layering, my bowls and music together cause an effect of binaural beats that are not just heard but felt. This process opens the communication of the auditory nerves and sends signals throughout the body.
The cochlear nerve (also auditory or acoustic neuron) is one of two parts of the vestibulocochlear nerve, a cranial nerve present in amniotes, the other part being the vestibular nerve. The cochlear nerve carries auditory sensory information from the cochlea of the inner ear directly to the brain. The other portion of the vestibulocochlear nerve is the vestibular nerve, which carries spatial orientation information to the brain from the semicircular canals, also known as semicircular ducts that lead to the brain stem.
In simple terminology; the visual, sensory and auditory perceptions (energy) expand the true dynamics of healing by such means as what I have come up with; (energy in motion).
There are many names describing sound healing. All are effective and can help with healing. Gongs, bowls, chanting, special recorded programs and the use of other instruments.
No matter your personal journey; I simply want you to be in peace and I want you to heal what ever is causing you pain, grief or sadness. If we truly want a better world; a closer family relationship, then on an individual level, we need to help ourselves be that peace, harmony, happiness and love from within.
This leads me to closing this newsletter/ blog; before I do, I want to tie this all in with the word that many express, but have trouble showing. Showing ourselves, each other, our thoughts, our past, our future that comes full circle to our present experiences. It’s Love. See, to me; this is the true healing power. It’s our true inner strength and connection to everything. It’s the true proof, that to the many that are in that beautiful state of energy; they’re healthier, they shine their energy that opens that energy within you when you’re near them and it’s the true energy source that helps you be that larger picture here on earth.
If you’re lucky enough to be in a relationship right now; I ask you to do me a favor. Try something with your significant other; it will only take five minutes a day, but it will bring you both closer than you could dream.
Sit close to one another facing each other. Don’t touch, but just stare into the eyes of your loved one. This could be your daughter, son, friend, lover, husband, wife or anyone you love. Just stare and don’t turn away. Let your emotions run free and flowing. If tears come, let them in. Yes, you can blink. But don’t turn away. By doing this simple (heart to heart exercise) daily; what words cannot express-your heart truly will. As we know; words can heal or they can hurt. They can help or they can hinder.
I’m so grateful and honored to have shared this with you all. I can help you overcome any “opportunity” so you will see, feel and experience that true love, strength, peace and freedom you have within. This natural state of energy is your birthright and celestial might! Energy In Motion with SST (Sustained Sound Therapy) helps you heal, discover and embrace that “sound source” you have within you to overcome what most view is obstacles.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this; you’re amazing and I always send blessings and reiki love to you and your families.
Every night I send out reiki as my gift to the world; please send me a brief description, name and where the person is you would like me to send reiki. I will add them to my prayer box. Please sign up for my newsletter on my website 22lunar.com and for the healing hour each night on my other website energyinmotionhealing.com. That’s my thank you to you all; I love what I do and I’m simply blessed to be able to do this type of work that I know helps in ways that sometimes logic can’t describe! It’s simply felt and embraced.
Many blessings and happiness. Please have a outstanding rest of September and may your October be filled with love and laughter!
Hello and happy July! For many this has been a month of release and letting go. A month that has had already an eclipse and one that is the longest one of the century on the 27th of July. Then we head into August with the third in a row that some have called the Lions Gate.
The most profound aspect of this, from my friends in numerology, astronomy and from many holistic healers...is that each eclipse, if you could imagine, is like a giant eraser, going across the earth. Helping you simply let go of all the old energy, not just of the past, but of the karmic conditions and what some call programming that has collectively spread across the earth since eons ago.
Think of it this way; when someone sneezes and is sick, that energy or germs spreads; infecting and spreading from one person to another. The same thing with someone smiling and saying hello to you and opening the door; that energy enters you and you smile back and spread that to others as they continue that energy exchange.
We are now entering a time period where that old “sickness” is ending and the new “happiness” is starting to spread. Not overnight; which would be nice, but in stages. The first one just came across with the new moon. The next is the full moon and the third is the next new moon.
Now more than ever the expression; surrender, let go and trust is imperative to making this transition easier for you. Take a moment right now...”logically”, do you want to be happy? Healthy? Love unconditionally? Feel empowered? Feel connected? Have more energy? Clearer mind and heart? If you answered “yes”. Then this beautiful astrological event from the cosmos is doing just that for you. For all of us, including the planet and us as a world community, all the way down to our friendships, families and who we are to where we want out life to expand and prosper.
The coolest thing is; it’s cleansing our bodies as well. Helping us release the toxins in our cells and even helping us calm the thoughts of our mind and the emotions of our heart.
You just have to let go. The old way which worked wonders; was to suffer and share our amazing stories of hardship, pain and struggle. That was the old way; the new way is sharing ourselves now and the new stories we are living and expressing in real time. That’s the release. When we used to share what happened to us years ago; that simply meant we were also still living in that time and carrying around with us all the heavy dense energy.
Now let me share this. This doesn’t mean we don’t share stories of our past or of what future we imagine. Actually we share the beautiful stories of those times and share them with a smile and enthusiasm. We share now the good times we had, the fun times we had, the times we learned something to help another and share the most beautiful and profound aspects of us. This opens the memory gate of information that creates that river of flow carrying us as we embrace these new changes of mind, body and heart. All in unison and in peace.
That’s the freedom. This time on earth we are truly discovering what creates pain in our lives and what brings us happiness. We are doing this individually for the first time. We are now empowering ourselves and creating that beautiful life for us as individuals, that brings that wealth and connection to all the people we love and share that energy with. We are simply not just “trying to fit in”. We are now creating our own path that connects with others who share this beautiful love and embracing this together.
So with this time we are currently in and what is yet to come. Just know that this is your reset button. Your clean slate. Your new beginning. Your time! Our time!
This is a time to celebrate; dance, laugh, love openly, let go of what isn’t good for you, smile, try new things, be happy, surrender to the new shift of energy, trust that you’re amazing and deserve love, you’re loved more than you know and your love...you’re significant and connected in ways we are all just opening to and finally experiencing! This is your time! This is my time! This is all our time together!
We all know the old energy. I’m not going to even place those words on this blog. But, I have experienced this transformation and how each month this year has opened another significant place in my mind, heart and soul. It has for us all. We can feel it, we are seeing it and we are knowing more and more how truly magnificent this time is being here. Don’t forget to stop, when needed to rest and let go of the energy passing through and as I say; “get back on the horse again and enjoy the ride”!
If your having difficulties, feeling stuck, overwhelmed, in pain, seemingly lost, confused, or worse. I have many programs that will help you significantly with this time we are in. Let me help; if I cannot, I have many many friends that I can refer you too. “The whole point of being an holistic healer is to help society, our world; live in a more peaceful, loving, empowered and happy place.” If we all are in that beautiful place within; then my friends; this is just plain logic...our world finally changes. Instantly.
I hope your July so far is a blessing for you and your family and friends. If you have any questions; please contact me. I would love to reach out and help. I have many resources that I can pass along to you.
Blessings, namaste and happiness.
~ John Steinbauer
First off! How are you all doing? What a beautiful day here in the Great Lakes; summer has begun and it’s simply stunning!
My favorite time of year; when the sun is creating a buzz here with the birds joyfully playing, the animals frolicking in the woods and most peoples hearts and mind are in a good place. The trees are in full bloom, flowers sharing their fragrances and occasionally a nice thunderstorm cleansing the energies of the heat.
A couple of nights ago I watched a truly inspiring documentary movie about Mr. Rogers. Yes, I know I’m dating myself here. But I truly didn’t know how amazing this man was. How heartfelt, beautiful and unconditionally loving he was. The movie was called; “Would you like to be my neighbor”.
I want to truly start this blog here. See, we constantly live in the borders of the two avenues of life here. I have no clue where this started back in history; or if it is simply been a part of the energy here on earth from the beginning. I’m feeling it will one day truly balance itself out, to this harmonious side of just love. Dreamer maybe, romantic yes, but I feel it is already happening and has for a while. It has made enormous differences within me over the years; I have become a lighter, happier and more genuine man, father, son, friend, student that has come alive and I love to share my heart wise medicine with the world with great confidence and compassion.
See, we truly only have two avenues of travel here. There is mini sub routes within the two main avenues of travel. But, truly there are only two. Examples. You can only love or you don’t. You can only be for or against. You can only be happy or you’re not.
But one thing that I have discovered just recently is that there is only one path when you’re in your heart. Your not even for or against anything; you just love unconditionally and trust the universe (God) is taking care of everything. You just enjoy the flow of your beautiful path and enjoy the others who love to share theirs as well. Learning is powerful; trusting is universal, surrendering is bountiful and letting go is imperative for you to leave the confinement’s of the seesaw of the mind.
One is within your heart. One is strictly within the chambers of your mind. The subconscious mind. But both are constructs of the same battle if your not within your heart first. By being within your heart; you release all that energy that opens the ability for the right hemisphere of the brain to establish that conduit of pure higher vibrational energy.
One could say that the higher self resides within the heart and when you’re there; (you’re in the driver seat) not in the back seat, wondering if the driver received a drivers license or not, due to the reckless endangerment you are experiencing.
See, I’m very scientific too. We like to blame our parents for our lives. Lol. I can blame my father for this then. He was definitely science based and prove it to me first with data and then I may listen to your conclusion kind of man; but also had a truly beautiful heart and loved unconditionally!
I have lived as most do, when we are just gliding along life and constricted with emotional baggage as we call it (in our hearts) some say broken hearted and flowing aimlessly down the rapids of the subconscious mind; asking the question, when is this going to stop? It does for a time by distractions along the way; but not truly, do to that built up energies that are within.
Then I chose to view life differently and moved within, to open a new avenue most wish for, but never attain. This avenue; maybe difficult at first, is where your true power is. Not just for pure love here, but also for manifesting, beautiful loving relationships, true connections and a place where there is no negative thought form, action or experiences.
So, what I’m saying right here...if true; why aren’t more people here. Discovering this? Living here? The answer is quite simple. It takes some work; some awareness and it takes some time to truly deeply be honest with yourself.
My friend; the drama doesn’t live here, the pain of holding on doesn’t live here, the pointing your finger at your past or worries of your future doesn’t live here. In fact, what I discovered is for or against anything doesn’t live here. It’s so truly odd and amazing at the same time; it’s hard to want something so truly-deeply-wonderful; that your mind will push and pull you from that energy like it’s the plaque. Truly; I have scientifically studied this since 2003. No matter how I tried; what direction I took, what thought form or area of study: the answer always concluded with the same results.
See, we are conditioned. It’s that simple. You can say by this; by that, by them or from that time or this time period. It doesn’t matter. It’s all the same.
To truly let go, surrender and trust in yourself, the universe, others, your life in general and where you want to go from here. You must chose the heart if you want peace, true love and truly viewing the world from a harmonious place of being. It’s really that simple.
One is quick and removes you from that place of “what is going on” and the other keeps you there, telling you “there is nothing you can do”.
See, if that is true. That we are our higher-selves within our hearts; which is my conclusion of all the studying I have done and living both areas of life.
The true peace and strength is there; in your heart, where you have all your answers. Where you never go off path from your dreams and you always find a way by releasing that energy so you never get bogged down on the semantics of the outside stimuli. See how I didn’t say others or family, friends, work, or things that need to get done...as paying bills, fixing your home or doing things for others. Those are the amazing aspects of being here. The creation of your life. Those things are truly what makes life more significantly beautiful when you’re in your heart. You simply enjoy those moments deeper level.
Now going back to the movie; Mr. Rogers asks this very easy question. Close your eyes and see the people who through your life made your life better along the way. That’s easy. Now see the people that you labeled, judged or prosecuted and now see them and pick out the wonderful things they did for you. Can you?
If you can’t; then you know you’re not in your heart. It’s really that simple. If you need help achieving this and being present in your heart; please contact me. I have many programs that can help you achieve your hearts energy and be cognitive in staying here with ease.
Blessings, love, happiness, laughter and abundance in health to you and your family.
ps. We are currently in retrograde; meaning we have entered a period where your deeper emotions and feelings are coming to the surface. Surrender, let go and trust. Let the energy pass and clarity will come from it. Never be hard on yourself. Think of it this way. We are all at times going through something. Have been through something and most likely will again. So why not take the easier route. Your brain will thank you; your family, friends and soul will too!
In this fast paced world it’s easy to get caught up in the things that take even the most open hearted person back into the turbulent mind. Just know you have a stop button that you can use at anytime. You can stop and give yourself permission to just breathe, relax, let go, unwind, go with your hearts flow and just let that energy pass.
Surrendering is just another way of expressing to the universe, God or yourself that I don’t like how I am feeling. Letting go is just the process of releasing that energy. Trust is not just in others, yourself; but in the universe (God) for having your best interests in your finances, relationships, life path and the path of your soul.
Know this; the easier way is your heart. The difficult way is the mind and how many diversions it creates. One; you and the universe are teaming up to navigate life here. The other; it’s not even you; it’s the 50-80,000 images, ego-speaking rhetoric that causes health problems, heartache, confusion and a whole list of not good things that seemingly surround you.
There is no perfect way here. But, this is as close as I found and it’s pretty darn amazing! I’m no Mr. Rogers. But, I’m happy, healthy and clear minded and open hearted and share that love, joy and friendship with the world. You can too. It starts with you. It’s your choice.
Please know this. I can help you find your inner peace. If I don’t; I will find someone that can. Or you can do it yourself by going within. I chose to do both. I love learning from others, but I know now, that all I need to live that nearly perfect way is already within me. It’s within you too. We will always continue to grow and learn; it’s up to you how you chose to do so and how quickly you want to achieve your hearts energy that is our gift to ourselves and the others we love and cherish and the others we share this planet with.
Please check out HeartMath.org
You will be amazed how truly profound your heart is. The mind is wonderful; but nothing like the heart.
You can also check out Spirit Science and look at the video under the heart.
See you soon!
I just got done watching the movie The Rider. What came to me was my past and all the glorious spirits that were in my life that helped me more than I knew then.
For those of you who don’t believe in past lives; please put aside those words and place this story in your heart anyways. Thank you.
See, even in this lifetime I was blessed to be around ponies of all breeds. What feels like a lifetime ago; I was humble to been as lucky in central New York to not just work and helping out, but live on a horse ranch with forty ponies.
At that time, I was a boy in a mans body shedding my Detroit exterior and opening to the beauty I cultivated within; it just needed a lot of work. Much more back then, than I wanted to know.
Each day when I was around such power, grace and spirit; layers upon layers of that shell peeled off to showcase the weak, scared and lost boy that was within.
When I was around Ben; one of the most amazing ponies I have ever experienced; he would trot around the arena with such pride, prominence and fluidity. In the pasture he would show off and actually play soccer with us and his patience with me and others was masterful.
See, for those of you that don’t ride or understand horses; they’re great spirits of knowing. They’re reading you; not just your energy or mood your in; but you at your deepest soul and heart.
Most ponies would want nothing to do with such energy of that time; but Ben was different. He felt a compassion in his heart; understood the dynamics of the human spirit and was keen on helping us silly humans on levels I just understood today after watching this movie shedding some tears.
The tears weren’t of sadness or even happiness or even release.
They were of gratitude, humbleness, peace of mind and thankfulness of an open and loving deep heart!
I have a spirit horse who has been with me for the better part of ten years. He’s when I was Lakota.
When watching this movie; I realized a very important part of me is to ride free and let go of the reigns with arms open with the wind; feeling the sun on my back and the wind flowing through my hair.
Today’s world even for the Lakota is very different than when I rode free. We all know this no matter where we came from.
What I took from this full circle of life moment. Even though this life (outside stimuli) is vastly different (fast paced); we can all still stop.
Breathe ~ Let go ~ Surrender ~ Trust ~ and simply ride the like wind and free ourselves from the restraints that create that shell.
Whenever you feel that energy pressing on you; hard to breathe, feeling overwhelmed, starting to feel the pressures of life...just stop. You’re in control of you. Give yourself that permission to ride like the wind and release that energy.
A pony named Ben did this for me. So did a pony named Rue. A pony named Terapin. A pony named Courage. So did the forty other spirits that showcased there light. In one way I wish I stayed there and I would of let go quicker and understood what I do today, that took years and years later to understand.
But, looking back; I smile knowing we all learn far more than we know; from our family furry, flying and swimming friends. I was honored enough to learn from a master and blessed enough to know it.
Thank you for reading; if you want to know more how ponies can truly help you with any trauma or just help you understand you (more in depth). Help with releasing the tension, stress and hardships of the day, months or years. I know many in several states including this one; that’s what these gifted counselors do and the ponies that help guide them. Write me or call and I will pass you on to such blessed souls! They’re the angels (true angels) that walk this earth.
~ Blessings, love and happiness to you and your family.
Hello; happy full moon, end of May and beginning of summer!
Last week I didn’t get a chance to send out my weekly blog. I was in beautiful Sedona and in California. I was invited out there to speak about sound therapy and the profound results achieved when using this type of therapy. The west is getting on board where the east has always used this and many other holistic approaches to keep people healthy and help there citizens with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis to menstrual cramps to migraines to any ailment our bodies, mind and heart succumbs too. That studies by Oxford, Harvard, Yale and many others across the planet have witnessed miraculous healing.
But this blog isn’t about that. Future blogs will dive into sound therapy, reiki and other holistic approaches and what these studies have found first hand.
Our planet has been going through rapid changes since the beginning of the twenty first century that is escalating on levels not seen, felt or heard before. Not just us, as humans; but animals, the weather, the oceans, the tectonic plates, our atmosphere going out to our solar system affecting each planet, moon and our sun.
See, these affects are creating mood swings, depression, intense highs and lows, being very tired to having an overload of energy, emotions going haywire to going deep to trying to find the deeper meaning of you, life and where we go from here.
But, we are entering this phase that the cosmos are producing for us as I write this. A time period of letting go and trusting the amazing “inner you” and your heart! I’ll dive into this at the end of the blog.
Being out west, they’re among the most wide open and diverse people I know other than traveling out across the ocean to Asia among others who have known this time period and the affects it has on us all.
My friend who is Cherokee out on the west coast spoke to me about how more people are lost trying to search outside them selves by going wherever the flock goes and the next guru. See, he describe that all your answers are within. That it’s wonderful to embrace knowledge, but with great reverence and disconnect. To show the passer of knowledge your attention is good; but place that knowledge in arms length. Let your heart decide. That’s the only one you should be listening too. When listening to your heart that is true connection to the heavens and the one or ones you look up too.
My friend spoke, that if everyone did this simple gesture; disease, heartache and pain would eventually lose its grip. He explained to me that he even knows many now teaching or performing healings only concentrating on the heart chakra to the crown. He explains how dangerous that is; when the world needs more grounding than ever. Which are considered the root chakra to the heart.
Many he comes across with his own teachings and holistic practices are trying to find this place in the sky which is already within you. No matter the religion you share or practices; that is still the same. When you search outside yourself that leaves the heart empty and the head full. Take in the energies of the earth right now and cosmos; the head is the last place you want to be. With over 50,000 thoughts daily running through your subconscious and trying to navigate through that maze; he explains, you know why so many are just hoping and wishing for some major event to take place to save them.
I agree with him on many accounts. But I do on my own life path, know that we all get from point A to point B differently. Is there an easier path? For me it was listening to my heart. Placing whatever I heard, seen, felt and opened to; placing it in my heart and if it didn’t fit me; I simply let it go while the rest I let grow. I feel we all carry with us a magnificent puzzle piece that if placed in our hearts we would all live together from a place of unison...not perfect here but from love not hate.
This is why I went into this field. Not because I feel that this is the end, to all means, giving you “what you need to love your life”. To be “happy, healthy, love openly and thrive”. That’s definitely within you.
But, I know for certain that sound therapy if done right, Reiki, Reflexology, music therapy and the list of many other healing holistic medicines out there can help you enter your heart so you can empower yourself from that source of strength, knowledge and certainty. All your gifts, power and brilliance is there. Check out heart consciousness at HeartMath.org
I do understand that the energy walls that are here; those emotions and feelings most run from. But they’re just that. Just energy. Once released. It’s gone and instantly you are free.
My sound therapy and reiki (one on one sessions) I have witnessed clients remove thirty years of trauma, let modern medicine do it’s job in a cancer patients body removing it, helping a family who was on the verge of giving up...now speak openly and share there love from their hearts, I even have witnessed doing distance reiki helping a family who had their son in the hospital and three sessions later he was out; that energy extended not just helping her son, but those working on him and the medicine that they were prescribing. The list is many. We are all energy. We are all sound and vibrations that flow and fluctuate through the vastness of space (each other). We are all connected and changing together as we navigate our own paths and with the family and friends and the world we share. We owe it to ourselves to stay fit. Try to eat as healthy as we can. Get regular doctor checkups. If your body aches, pamper yourself with a massage. Bones out of place; enjoy the chiropractor; definitely will help you. But one thing most don’t do here; not listening to your emotions, feelings and mind chatter. Sound therapy helps clear that energy and auric field which is your energy field around your body. This becomes blocked which alters your moods, your feelings, your emotions and eventually your body, bones and organs. That’s where it all starts. If that’s blocked; then all other in alignment start to become “stressed” and each processor in the brain and heart react accordingly and try to alleviate that energy. If not allowed too; then the panic button is turned on and a list of reactions occurs in the body. From anxiety, to stress, to migraines, to depression to anger to thoughts in a unhealthy matter and beyond. To eventually weight problems, cancer, diabetes to name a few. It’s all caused by stress.
Two weeks ago I mentioned how simply speaking to yourself, to others and your thoughts have a diverse affect on you and your surroundings. I will go deeper on this right now. If you constantly express how you hate something or wish you weren’t there or you don’t care. Then that’s what you receive. Your thoughts are real. They actually physiologically react to that stimuli and create that within; which affects your mind, body and energy outwardly to others.
Try this instead. Instead of ever saying the words...hate, pissed, tired, never, don’t care...etc. Try using this...dis-“like”, not “happy”, not “energetic”, now, “do” “care”-“need” space.
If you noticed the words have a positive meaning to them but get the point across. One is mind - one is heart. If your mind hears the word like, care, energetic, happy; it stimulates the never bundles and creates the serotonin that brings the feel good mood to that area. The opposite is the other affect.
My friends in numerology speak of the up and down difficulties with most since basically 2015-16-17 and part of 2018. We are ending that time period and have entered the second half of this year with a release from the stars. You will all notice a breather; relaxed feeling of clarity through June. Of course it’s a choice to let that play out. This will be also a magical time to manifest, to have a clear heart to love openly and to see with clarity. For those of you who need help in that area of release, want to let that old energy go or just feel amazing...give me a call, text me, write me; I would love to help you; this is one opportunity that will make it easier when the cosmos open this energy portal to us. The whole point of life is to enjoy it and enjoy the relationships you are in and the relationship you have with yourself. I also offer a very unique and beautiful but powerful meditation, life coaching and even percussion therapy if that’s more in tune to your life path! Why wait any longer; when relief is right here; that door is open...it’s time to walk through it and enjoy the blessed and harmonious energies of your heart!
Next week I’ll bring in the research behind how all this has changed the world we live in. How hospitals, hospice and other health care facilities are using more and more this type of therapy and having amazing results.
One last thing. Just Incase you didn’t know. Dr. Oz and his wife use reiki and other holistic approaches first. They explained that the world should use holistic approach first, then medicine and then if needed surgery; but continue always with the holistic approaches too. Did you know that the chakras are on the spine? Not some imaginary thing someone came up with. These are energy centers that control everything. Did you know there are hundreds of chakras in the body? Not just seven as you have learned. They’re at tips of your fingers, toes, nose, chin, eyebrows, lip, hips, and even in the auric energy filed of your body, mind and heart. Tapping Practitioners use these areas. The main seven control all these.
Hope you have a fantastic rest of your week, enjoy the weekend coming up and I hope and pray you and your family are healthy and happy.
Look forward hearing from you soon!
~ By John Steinbauer of 22 Lunar
There are many wonderful studies out there; what we say about ourselves and others has a profound affect on our bodies, our mind, our heart, also what energy we send out to others and release or hold onto for ourselves. I will go further into this study in a later newsletter.
In the mean time I wanted to say hello and put out this amazing affirmation that has made a huge impact on my life. I wake reading this before I start my day and read this before bed. This will help place in your subconscious positive and powerful affirmations that help your mind be more conscious and also connect to your heart that significant energy. There is a saying from great healers and wonderful men and woman that create such a bless place within and for others...”what you place out in the universe, you receive back”. Why not try this and challenge yourself for a month and see how these change your life for the better.
Credit from:© 2011 – 2012 Yee Shun-Jian, Founder & Chief Happiness Officer, http://101PowerfulAffirmations.com
Today I love my body fully, deeply and joyfully.
My body has its own wisdom and I trust that wisdom completely.
My body is simply a projection of my beliefs about myself.
I am growing more beautiful and luminous day by day.
I choose to see the divine perfection in every cell of my body.
As I love myself, I allow others to love me too.
Flaws are transformed by love and acceptance.
Today I choose to honor my beauty, my strength and my uniqueness.
I love the way I feel when I take good care of myself.
Today my own well-being is my top priority.
Fear is only a feeling; it cannot hold me back.
I know that I can master anything if I do it enough times.
Today I am going to simply love myself and release being for or against anything.
I know that I have the strength to make my dreams come true.
I’m going to relax and have fun with this, no matter what the outcome may be.
I’m proud of myself for even daring to try; many people won’t even do that!
Today I put my full trust in my inner guidance.
I grow in strength with every forward step I take.
I release my hesitation and make room for victory!
With a solid plan and a belief in myself, there’s nothing I can’t do.
I open to the flow of great abundance in all areas of my life.
I always have more than enough of everything I need.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!
Today I expand my awareness of the abundance all around me.
I allow the universe to bless me in surprising and joyful ways.
My grateful heart is a magnet that attracts more of everything I desire.
Prosperity surrounds me, prosperity fills me, prosperity flows to me and through me.
I exude passion, purpose and prosperity.
I am always led to the people who need what I have to offer.
As my commitment to help others grows, so does my wealth.
My day is filled with limitless potential in joy, abundance and love.
The better I know myself, the clearer my purpose becomes.
My unique skills and talents can make a profound difference in the world.
Today I follow my heart and discover my destiny.
I am meant to do great things.
I am limited only by my vision of what is possible.
My purpose is to develop and share the best parts of myself with others.
Today I present my love, passion, talent and joy as a gift to the world.
I need not know the entire journey in order to take one step.
I fulfill my life purpose by starting here, right now.
My life purpose can be whatever I decide to make it.
All is well, right here, right now.
Peace begins with a conscious choice.
Today I embrace simplicity, peace and solace.
A peaceful heart makes for a peaceful life.
I trust the universe to deliver my highest good in every situation.
By becoming peace, I create peace in every experience.
I am filled with the light of love, peace and joy.
Peace comes when I let go of trying to control every tiny detail.
Where peace dwells, fear cannot.
Today my mission is to surrender and release.
Today I open my mind to the endless opportunities surrounding me.
Opportunities are everywhere, if I choose to see them.
I boldly act on great opportunities when I see them.
My intuition leads me to the most lucrative opportunities.
An opportunity is simply a possibility until I act on it.
Some of the best opportunities are made, not found.
Today I see each moment as a new opportunity to express my greatness.
I expand my awareness of the hidden potential in each experience.
Let each of my experiences today be a gateway to something even better.
Each decision I make creates new opportunities.
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I am ready for a healthy, loving relationship.
All of my relationships are meaningful and fulfilling.
As I share my love with others the universe mirrors love back to me.
I see everyone I meet as a soul friend.
I trust the universe to know the type of partner who is perfect for me.
Today I release fear and open my heart to true love.
I am grateful for the people in my life.
I am the perfect partner for my perfect partner.
I deserve a loving, healthy relationship.
I deserve to be loved and I allow myself to be loved.
I am strong and healthy.
My energy and vitality are increasing every day.
I open to the natural flow of wellness now.
My inner guidance leads me to the right healing modalities for me.
Abundant health and wellness are my birthright.
Thank you for my strength, my health and my vitality.
I am feeling stronger and better now.
I love taking good care of myself.
Today nurturing myself is my highest priority.
Thank you for the opportunity to balance my mind, body and spirit.
Today I awaken to my higher wisdom.
My inner voice guides me in every moment.
I am centered, calm and clear.
I always know the right actions to achieve my goals.
When I know where I’m going, getting there is a cinch!
Today I am completely tuned in to my inner wisdom.
Harmony is always a sign that I am balanced from within.
Thank you for showing me the way to my dreams.
I trust my feelings and insights.
I am detached and open to divine guidance.
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I am filled with light, love and peace.
I treat myself with kindness and respect.
I don’t have to be perfect; I just have to be me.
I give myself permission to shine.
I honor the best parts of myself and share them with others.
I’m proud of all I have accomplished.
Today I give myself permission to be greater than my fears.
I love myself no matter what.
I am my own best friend and cheerleader.
Thank you for the qualities, traits and talents that make me so unique.
Look for a newsletter each week on amazing topics that cover health, wellbeing, a positive mind, heart and anything helping us all achieve that peace, freedom and love that we deserve, that’s our birthright and is within us all!
Hope everyone is doing wonderful and you and your family, friends and loved ones are happy and healthy!
Hello and wonderful to meet you. My name is John Steinbauer and I truly love what I do. Each client is my utmost importance and I truly care deeply. I always take the time for you personally and are there for you before, during and after each session. Helping others achieve their inner peace, power within and uncover their true potential and gifts is a blessing I embrace each day!
I’m certified as a Life Coach, in Primordial Meditation, Reiki, teaching Reiki and Sound Healing.
I have over thirty years experience with music, sound and meditation. I have been helping others as life coach since I was a teenager.
I just recently changed the name of my business to 22 Lunar. The program I created is Energy In Motion; but I’m much more than that and I wanted to provide many different outlets for you to choose from.
Many love to get up, groove and just let loose; a great way to exercise and feel empowered! I introduce Cosmic Percussions; a fun, energetic way for people of any age to just be themselves and feel that freedom! We box ourselves in with too many things in life; here we move to the energy of one another! Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
Many love the healing of reiki, but also love the profound cellular healing affects of sound therapy, a complete package that truly has created miracles before my eyes. I came up with Energy In Motion and have had clients remove thirty years of baggage in three visits, to another finding her missing father who suddenly disappeared when she was a child and reunited, to a client that was in complete pain being a larger man; his chiropractor couldn’t align some vertebrae and instantly each one popped into place, to a client who was bed ridden with cancer and after five visits was dancing in front of me, saying...”I feel good!”
Many clients love meditation and those spectacular benefits this form of blessings creates deep within. Many give up on this practice as it can be difficult to separate from the fast paced world we live in. The chatter we succumb to in our minds. My program Energy In Motion Primordial Meditation will help you achieve this the first time. Meditation completely brings you into balance; mind, body, heart and spirit. The benefits are truly remarkable!
Many clients would rather communicate what is holding them back. This is why I also offer my personal Life Coaching with Energy Outflow. Many I know love the connection; face to face discussion and game plan to achieve what they want from their lives and how to get there as quickly as possible. They are goal seekers that like a plan that brings them to that place of success, freedom and accomplishments! Add in Energy Outflow and it’s profound. We all have energy signatures that are dense or flowing. We do within us and also where we sit, lie, stand or areas we are in, such as rooms, cars, offices, around our homes to even places we walk such a hiking path and other places we spend a lot of time in. If we are angry, sad, hurting in an area, that signature stays and becomes intrenched there until you break that cycle. We will, definitely, with any of the remarkable services I offer.
Each program is unique; each one works profoundly and centers to your own spiritual growth and path in life. Life is about achieving what we want and energetically empowering ourselves along the way.
For nearly ten years I was honored enough to be a part of special education; helping students seek a more peaceful and loving place within. For six months I helped a school district bring an average of sixty bullying incidents down to zero. Sharing the gift of your heart from a place of understanding and listening from that place provided that trust; in time each student experienced the other from their standpoint as well as the honest place from within. I provide that deep connection with every client.
I also teach reiki from that same energetic and profound place. We are all students here. All learning, growing and absorbing. Each moment we share so much; it’s where we place that energy that creates peace or problems in our life. Teaching reiki brings me such joy; I know that each student will grow using Reiki and the benefits are astronomical!
Reiki provides that for you; learning it, only helps you become a more profound person on your life path. It’s not tied into a religion, a certain spiritual practice or belief system. It’s the universal life force. I have taught fifth graders to eighty year olds. All beliefs, spiritual backgrounds and life paths. Reiki has changed my life forever and has brought me such treasures that I’m lucky enough to have opened, so I may share these gifts with you. I love to teach small class sizes; that’s how we can all share our experiences and learn reiki the true traditional way that Dr. Usui attended it. I am always there for my students. Always. If you need something, have questions or need some extra help; I’m available for life. I want you to be the well rounded practitioner, master or teacher that is confident and open to use all your gifts. The entire point of reiki is to share that universe life force with anyone in need. You will be clearly able to, after my classes.
I’m also an animal lover that services your family friends. I perform animal reiki that is unbelievable in ways that words cannot describe. I have helped clients - furry, flying and swimming friends in person and across the globe. No animal is too small or large. Your pet will actually tell me where they’re hurting by moving in certain positions and move into other positions until they’re done. It’s quite amazing to watch. Let me service your pet; they take on way more than you can imagine. They live from their souls perspective and found you to be of your service.
I will express again I love what I do. My calling has always been to help others and share my heart, energy and gifts. When you have so many people express to you, they love what I do; then you personally smile within knowing this is my gift to be able to help.
I look forward putting out blogs, newsletters weekly, and other helpful pieces of information to meet your health needs.
My personal attention to you or your group will always come from my heart. I know I can help you and I know we all need help from time to time. We all do.
Such a blessing to introduce myself; I look forward meeting you in person.