We enter a brand new energy, decade and year soon; but first we embrace the holidays with family and friends.
There’re so many articles, blogs and expressions being passed around of “how stressful this time of year can be”.
I like to view it from a totally different frame of mind, energy and perspective.
I have come to learn from so many brilliant minds, heart wise souls and ones who just walk earth, “happy”. Abundant. In love with life, the world and where they’re and where their potential is going can be.
I love gifts as we all do. I love to give gifts as well. Maybe this year while you're laughing with family and sharing that love, gifts and stories.
Give a gift to yourself. Be yourself. Let go of the armor and just let things be exactly where they’re at. Let go of what was and what may be. Stop trying to fit in. Yes children, adults also continue to do this through life.
Look in the mirror and stare into your eyes for at least 90 seconds and praise yourself every morning and before bed. Yes, every day for the rest of your life. Aren’t you worth 90 seconds? This actually is therapeutic and builds your character and releases the old stories in your mind.
Embrace everyone you are with this holiday from the standpoint of; what a true gift it is to be with everyone. Because there’re many that don’t.
Just maybe 2020 will have everyone at least starting to shift and see themselves and others from a deeper standpoint of deep connections and love.
We are definitely a goofy species. Hopefully 2020 and beyond we won’t just squeeze in one day here and another day (holidays) here and celebrate one another each day. That we will want to enjoy every moment - because each moment is a gift; the real miracle of life here is one another and ourselves. Sharing our blessings is the present that should be shared and opened every day! Not just on a holiday.
I truly from the bottom of my heart hope you and your loved ones are happy, healthy and filled with such blissful energy; that you shine your sunlight brightly to everyone you meet. You’re a gift, a blessing, pure love and profound in so many amazing ways. Thank you for being you and sharing your uniqueness and gifts!
Have a wonderful holiday; smile, dance, laugh, love, love more, be grateful, be thankful and enjoy this fun time of year. You’re the miracle, I am too, we all are.
Hope to see you in 2020! Going to be a truly wonderful year. Believe and it will be!
From the bottom of my heart I wanted to thank every student, client, concert participant and all those I rent from, work with and share our dharma.
When I first started this journey, I thought I was truly making a mistake going on this new path. But with any “great” change in one’s life; that discomfort, truly changed into complete bliss!
Back in 2015-16; I went through a transition in my life that would catapult me into a place I now consider free, peaceful, blessed, entirely loving and grateful each day. I see every person as a gift in my life and the moments we share are pure and nurturing.
It’s so astonishing to look back; I still can’t believe that I’m here doing what I do. How, what I do, truly makes a huge difference in all those I’m grateful and blessed to share my gifts with.
That if I chose at those moments back then, those crossroads, to not listen to my souls heart and run from something so profound (what I used to do before that time); I truly can’t imagine where I would be now.
I have met so many astonishing and beautiful people. Some became friends, some I see from time to time; but each one of you graced me with your heart that forever I’m going to embrace. Thank you!
If I didn’t take reiki and then listen to my heart; I wouldn’t of been so open and expansive to teach reiki the way I do, students have called it “life changing”! I can attest to that. I wouldn’t of finally listened to my heart and created a program that is truly universal, combining reiki, crystal bowls, music and the truly beautiful gifts I have found within that I share with my clients and concert participants.
Deeper than that, I wouldn’t have become the man I am today. I wouldn’t have loved as much as I do and share that love with everyone (deeper) my self. When you have the opportunity, no matter what you do in life or who you “think you are”. If you’re loving at that moment; you’re always sharing that sunshine with others. Always.
The entire bases of life is truly being happy. Letting yourself be that and letting yourself love so much that you laugh, smile, dance, sing and just create from that power, grace and eternity you already are, always have been.
Without all of you, this beautiful gift I share wouldn’t be possible. I’m honored that you trust in me to offer my loving heart. Because that’s what this work is, I truly do. I share my love with others. I care deeply that I know I can help you. Thank you. I’m always here if you need anything.
To give back, I’m offering package deals of my energy in motion therapy for the holidays. You can enjoy 10 sessions for a wonderful 30% off > $800 for $560 that is for a low price of $56 a session. 25% off for 5 sessions > $400 for $300 that is for a low price of $60 a session. 15% off for 3 sessions > $240 for $204 that is for a low price of $68 a session.
What a wonderful gift that would be for a loved one or for yourself. They can also use it for my Life Coaching, Distant Reiki, Animal Reiki program, combination of all or take 10% off each reiki class; which are $200 each.
To purchase the package deals; please contact me at (248) 445-2590, by my email or by paying on PayPal using my email...
This year my music partner and I will have an album out by fall. Truly a powerful album with so much variety and healing vibes! My crystal healing bowls are on every track that actually circle the room through your speakers. Quite revolutionary! By next year I want to start giving back here at home, to our beautiful country and globally. I will expand on that by December. I have many ideas that will help out more expansively.
This journey has been such a powerful one for me; going within and truly finding the most beautiful aspects of me. If you would love a path way that you own and can change yourself; definitely take my reiki courses. I only have classes that are one on one; I have found out that this way; there is a deep connection to your style of learning, what you need from the classes and how you’ll use it to not just benefit others; but yourself! Once you’re attuned; you’re for life. Plus I’m your teacher for life; anything you need help with, I’m here always. Another huge bonus you’ll never have to pay for another session again too! I always exchange with my students. That helps them grow and become more confident as they find their deeper gifts within! Life is too short not to be happy. Too short not to feel your best. Too short not to see others and yourself as a blessing and from the heart and right side mind of love. Too short not to feel that love from others and to feel that deep within yourself!
The latest study I have come across is from Cambridge, that meditation is not for everyone. I know there is a huge benefit from doing it myself, but I have been practicing it in many forms since around 2003. But I do come across on my journeys, people that it’s a burden to them. In fact some say they are actually feeling sick, sadder, more in pain and more confused. What Cambridge found out, for these people; “logic based” individuals, it was better for them to stay busy and focused on certain task, than try to let the mind be free and go within. So if your one of these wonderful people; just do what’s best for you. I have come to my own conclusion, meditation is just a word; find your inner truth that works for you and use it whenever you are feeling uptight, stressed or down. Meditation doesn’t mean a set time or way; it can be dancing, listening to music, walking, just closing your eyes, taking brief naps through the day to simply taking “time outs” to have some free time. I still feel we are in a world that tries “we all fit one size”. Of course that’s farthest from the truth. There’re many teachers out there; your true best teacher is yourself. Again, all the rest are wonderful tools! Simply put, always listen to your heart and make decisions from a quiet place where you are free from life’s distractions. Whatever works for you, embrace it fully and let it grow! The most profound thing all the studies have found, including myself; we never give ourselves enough time to experience the benefits of what is best for us as individuals! That’s one thing we need to definitely do more!
I always love to research and come across wonderful videos, to help out my clients and myself. We all know how water is truly great for us. Then why are we hooked on soft drinks, energy drinks, coffee, tea, etc?
I’m like anyone else; I loved at one time RedBull, Monster, tea, coffee, Coke and all the other options. Since drinking more water and removing most of that from my diet. My energy level has increased, my thoughts have become clearer, my reactions to life are in more flow and I sleep better, plus my organs are flowing in a way that I’m way less bloated. I want you to think of water this way. If we are made of water ~ 70% (body), 80% (brain), 90% (blood). Wouldn’t you think by drinking water; you would finally feel better? Plus what it does for your skin, your hair, your sex drive, your eyes, and how you age! Dr. Emoto discovered how water is effected by our emotional state. That when we are feeling bad or good; those emotions effect the cellular structure and components of the water. I also found a wonderful video that I would love to share too. I know those 30 day challenges are most likely too difficult to reach. Try just the next seven days - stop drinking all the other drinks you consume and just water. Even write a journal, to write down the data how you’re feeling from day 1 to 7. I just tried this; I have never felt better the entire day. What do you have to lose? Nothing; but gain so much, your blessed temple (body, mind, heart, organs, blood, thoughts, skin, hair, sleep, energy and more) deserve! https://youtu.be/JsYNgHbhwaI
Now, I just came across this a few days back. There’re times my lower back hurts or shoulders from the work I do. I work with a gentleman named Kip Kronk from Sky Greene Yoga out of Ann Arbor. We both share our expertise and heart when we come together with our classes (Restorative Yoga and Sound) truly amazing experience!
What the restorative yoga does is unlike the basic yoga poses. You are very relaxed and stretch completely for a period of two plus minutes in every position. The entire time - truly benefiting your core muscle groups. The problem I found out from Kip was; many think they’re stretching and only stretch the tendons, not the muscles. They are in a rush or don’t know how to stretch properly, lol...one being me until I met him. Doing it properly and just taking a short time in the morning and night; the muscles relax, the tendons relax and the bones have the opportunity to align into place. This video I came across is the McKenzie Method; founded in the 60’s, that is now like everything in history, making a comeback. Instead of going through what I found, I’ll place the link below and you can try it. It’s truly unbelievable how it has helped me; I simply don’t have the luxury like Kip that does restorative yoga each day and throughout the day. I have now tried the McKenzie Method and have been pain free since. Helpful would be to listen to your body while doing it and doing it for the rest of your life. Here’s the link!
It’s been a wonderful summer; many amazing adventures, wonderful people I’m grateful to meet and enjoying what I love to do. When you can give back what others share; your living a blessed life. I want to thank all the friends who share their dharma too; for all those who have helped my family when they were sick or in pain. I’m always there for you all too. I want to also thank each person that I can share my heart, soul and love with. You’re a true blessing and I hope you all know how truly amazing you all are! Thanks for your patience with the blogs and the album, it’s a wonderful start to the fall here in Michigan; I hope for you and your family, this fall is a happy, healthy and loving one!
Thank you, many happy blessings!
“Beautiful orchestrated music, layered sustained sound from my pure quartz crystal therapeutic healing bowls and reiki in one session.”
What does it mean by orchestrated music? I have in my music library over 4,000 songs from all over the world I use. Each one of these songs are beautiful and help the client rest peacefully during the entire session. Plus music is therapy too.
What are quartz crystal healing bowls? They’re 99.999% quartz crystal that are tuned to various tones that aid in the healing of the cellular structure, including the entire physical body; the mind, heart, bones, muscles, ethereal fields, seven main chakras located on the spine, the 250 chakras located on your body and all the meridians. These tones also have helped my clients with deeper problems safely, without any side effects.
What is a chakra? It’s simply an energy center that if blocked will cause the others to cause havoc on other areas of the body, mind and organs.
What is reiki? Reiki is simply the universal life force (energy) of the universe. When a person is attuned to that energy and certified - that energy flows through the practitioner to the client. When this takes place; the energy of the clients troubled areas are brought into perfect balance.
Where can I find more information about Reiki? Please check out IARP.org. I’m a proud member!
What is the difference between the concerts and the one on one sessions? There is a significant difference. During the one on one sessions; it’s simply you and I, no distractions or others to disturb your peaceful energy flow. During the concerts there is always possibilities you can be disturbed by possibly others snoring, or getting up to go the bathroom or moving next to you, that stops the continuous flow of healing taking place when this happens. When you’re in a restful meditative state; your subconscious is at rest, helping the body heal. Also a significant bonus; if I come out to your home, that higher vibrational energy clears that stagnant energy within your entire living space and the material objects.
What makes this program so wonderful? First of all, I play the bowls continuously with the music. I don’t have a set music and just tap the bowls. When you continuously play the healing bowls with the serene sounds of the music - the client goes into a truly beautiful state of rest. When this takes place; the body and mind is in a perfect place for healing.
What does it mean by layered? When I layer the sound from the crystal healing bowls and the music together - those sounds, tones and vibrations come together in perfect harmony.
Is this a therapy session or meditation? Actually both. Depending on what you’re going through in life at that very moment; depends on what is needed to be unblocked. Both meditation and therapy do that for you. The difference is we think of therapy is only for one who is going through some type of trauma. That’s not necessarily true. Meditation, also if used daily, can help not -just with trauma, but also with simply every day life stressors. Stress is the leading cause of disease, anxieties, restless nights, aches, sadness, depression and overthinking! Energy in Motion (SST) is a truly profound way of relieving that type of energy. Words don’t adequately describe what you actually experience.
How many sessions should I use? I have always said that listen to your heart and body. Some clients use my services once a week and others once a month. Simply put, we all could use energy clearing. Depending on what you’re going through at this very moment in your life; depends on how much you should use this service. I know this is the most purest way of clearing, safest and purely most peaceful. Most my clients sleep and even snore during the session.
What is the science behind this form of therapy? The crystal bowls, music and reiki cover the entire energy body. Everything is energy - even your thoughts, reactions and actions to life. You have over 80,000 images, thoughts and stories flowing through your subconscious mind. The profound aspect of this; you live in the subconscious mind between 90-98% of your day. This program helps you become conscious and helps you move into the right hemisphere of the brain and heart; where balance, freedom, healing and flow are your life. Not the continuous confusion when you’re shackled to the left side hemisphere of your mind. Please check out Jill Bolte Taylor on Ted Talk on YouTube. Also check out HeartMath.org
and also https://www.thedoctorstv.com/articles/are-sound-baths-buzz-or-bust?amp
What else has science discovered? What science has discovered is 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.
Is there any other bases of scientific proof out there? There is; I wrote a long blog last year on some findings I discovered in September. Please check out my blog Medicine, Mind, Spirituality and Love. Truth is the Eastern cultures have used these practices for 10,000 plus years if not longer. They don’t dismiss medicine or science; they bring these two modalities together and embrace how they truly help humanity. Dr. Oz uses reiki and other what we call in the West (holistic approaches) with his patients.
How will I feel after a session? This ranges from feeling a bit tired to energized to deeply relaxed to clear headed to pain free to empowered to feeling better than ever before to a clearing that is specific to you and your needs. What my clients have told me is that each time they experience something different and even more profound.
Is this good for animals? 100%! We all love our furry, flying and swimming friends. This form of healing - your pet will actually lay next to the bowls and usually fall asleep. I have worked with horses, cats, dogs, birds, fish, snakes, spiders, and many more animals. Our friends cannot speak what is hurting them; this form of therapy helps with that direct source.
Can I use this with other healing practices including other therapies? Of course. Always let your heart and body be your guide. You know what’s best for you. My healing therapy works perfectly with any other therapies; including psychology, psychiatry, physical therapy, medicine prescribed by a doctor, yoga, aromatherapy, shamanic practices, reflexology or any other form of healing help.
Does your quartz crystal healing bowls cover all the chakras? Definitely and even the ethereal field. •12" Love Bowl- Perfect Pitch, 1st root to 4th heart , F & C Notes, Virgo and Aries •12" Dream Maker Bowl- Perfect Pitch, 6th chakra , A# Third eye/ Pineal Gland, Aquarius •16" Relationship Bowl- Perfect Pitch, 7th chakra, D# Adrenal Glands, Cancer •8" Percussive tone Universal/Heart Bowl- 5th chakra, 528 hertz •7" Angel Goddess Bowl- Perfect Pitch, 8th-9th chakra (very rare), 5D, Gemini. Please check out BestBowls.com
How long does the healing effects last? The healing effects can last from a week to longer.
Do you come out to my home? Where else can I have a session? I definitely come out to your home with no extra charge. I serve all lower Michigan and have worked with clients even as far as Saginaw. You can also have a session at my location in Ann Arbor.
How else are you different than other healing services? To be perfectly honest; I believe we all serve from our hearts. The medical field, holistically and even in the other areas of healing. Simply put; if you take a reiki class, or use my life coaching or meditation classes or energy in motion. I’m always here for you forever. Even if you are using another service from someone else. I love what I do and I love to help. To me, if this world and all of us who share it want to truly change it. We have to change ourselves and one huge step in that direction is to feel good. Laugh, love and embrace our strengths and let go of what we call our own weaknesses. I know my program not just helps with this. It can truly help you let go of that energy (the weaknesses) forever. When we are happy, feeling good and just in the flow of harmony of our own life (soul) path; there isn’t anything we can’t accomplish and embrace together! It’s all about love and loving yourself. I can definitely help you!
As we now approach the cooler air of fall and transition to the cold of winter. It’s now more imperative than ever to stay clear of that energy that blocks you from getting out, having fun, openly loving life, your work, your family, your friends and yourself!
I’m hoping your summer was truly amazing and your happy, healthy and enjoying the fall season with family and friends. The holidays are fast approaching; I’m here to help in any way needed. Thank you for reading the two blogs this month; have a wonderful October!
For thousands of years, different civilizations have recognized the life force energy in the human body and called it by different names. Yogis call it prana, the Japanese call it ki, and the Chinese call it chi or qi. In the United States, it goes by various names in different practices, but the energy is all the same. When the force is low, people are more likely to develop stress-related illnesses. When the frequency is high, they are more likely to experience happiness and good health. In 2014, over 600 hospitals, including Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic, had adopted Reiki as a form of complementary therapy.
How Energy Healing Works
Trained practitioners place their hands on or above the body to channel universal energy. Although practitioners use specific hand positions, the energy travels throughout the body. Sessions usually last around an hour, and clients often feel a sense of warmth and peacefulness during the treatment. Some healers offer long-distance healing while others prefer direct contact. Although most studies have shown it to be an effective complementary therapy, researchers say it's “intangible nature” makes it hard to measure. The good news is that it is affordable and noninvasive, and anecdotal stories offer strong support for its benefits.
How Energy Healing Helps Cancer Patients
A 2014 study looked at a group of volunteer practitioners who provided supportive care to 213 patients and found promising results. When surveyed, 82.2 percent of the participants reported that the treatments were helpful and said they would recommend the practice to others. Other data showed it improved patients' quality of life in several ways, including a 50 percent decrease in the following self-reported symptoms:
Overall, the study showed that it helped cancer patients relax and enhanced their spiritual well-being. Besides helping patients, energy healing may also provide relaxation and stress relief to caregivers and families while they are coping with the illness of a loved one.
Finding a Practitioner
Many hospitals have volunteers who work with patients, and open-minded medical providers can often provide references to reliable providers of complementary and alternative medicine. Another option for patients and caregivers is to become a practitioner. Classes are affordable and available in most cities, and the technique can be easily learned and administered to oneself or to others.
Whether dealing with a rare diagnosis like mesothelioma, an illness caused by asbestos exposure, or a more common one like breast cancer, patients recover more easily and experience fewer side effects when they feel relaxed and spiritually connected to something greater than themselves. Reiki is one of many types of complementary therapies that promote good health and a positive state-of-mind.
By Lindsey Gauthier: An accomplished writer in cancer research and studies.
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.
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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.
The Effectiveness of Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy in Medicine by sites.duke.edu
Reid, Annaliese, and John Staurt. “Ancient Sound Healing.” Token Rock. Accessed December 6, 2015.
Ortiz, John M. The Tao of Music: Sound Psychology : Using Music to Change Your Life. York Beach, Me.: S. Weiser, 1997.
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!