Our senses can help take us on profound and healing spiritual journeys. In fact, during hypnotherapy sessions, this deep focus on the sensory experience is an essential component for self-exploration and healing.
Specifically, sound healing is a powerful modality that can be combined with other energy healing techniques such as Reiki and hypnotherapy. Here are a few of the sound healing tools I incorporate into my practice.
Now more than ever, we are collectively rediscovering and embracing our innate ability to tune into sacred frequencies, and leverage the purity and clarity contained in this energy to clean and revitalize our systems – mentally, spiritually, emotionally and psychologically. Clean, positive vibrations are what we are all striving to connect to, and quartz singing bowls are recognized as powerful tools to assist in this process.
Crystal singing bowl therapy is a form of healing which channels the powerful sound waves of quartz crystal singing bowls into our energetic systems. Quartz vibrations are one of the purest sounds known and they resonate in our physical body with these benefits:
Hand Pan / Steel Tongue Drum
Hand Pan (or Steel Tongue, or Hang) drums offer a range of harmonies that add “octave-crossing” overtones and sounds similar to the steel drum. The drums are constructed from two half-shells of steel sheet glued together at the rim leaving the inside hollow and creating the shape of a convex lens. Some steel tongues are made to produce the same note but at different octaves depending upon where on the tongue you strike.
The effects of the hand pan drum are similar to those of the singing bowls. They induce a relaxed meditative state, which when combined with other energy healing modalities (hypnotherapy, Reiki, massage, etc.) can be truly transformative. The practical benefits of the hand pan drum compared to the bowls are that they offer a full scale of notes rather than single ones.
Tibetan singing bowls
According to Tibetan oral tradition, the existence of singing bowls dates back to the time of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni (560 - 480 B.C.). Historians track the practice to India, along with the teachings of the Buddha, by the great tantric master Padmasambhava in the 8th century A.D.
Tibetan singing bowls produce sounds that invoke a deep state of relaxation helpful for entering into a meditative state and tuning into your inner self. In addition to their traditional use for meditation, Tibetan singing bowls are used for deep relaxation, stress reduction, holistic healing, Reiki, chakra balancing, and World music. Many people experience the harmonies of the bowls as having a beneficial effect on their chakras.
Hearing all of these instruments combined into a balanced harmony delivers healing sound energy waves that can unlock your own inner healer.
First of all… what does it mean to “stay tuned”? This phrase is often used by news anchors, with the connotation that “something is about to happen” and you wouldn’t want to miss out on it. In the context of healing, it’s actually about what’s happening in the present moment.
When you’re "in tune", how do you experience it? Everyone’s experience is different in how they know when they’re in tune.
“I know I’m in tune when I’m focused on something” - all else falls away, because you’re in tune with the present moment, and what you’re doing in that moment. Be. Here. Now.
“I know I’m in tune because it feels right” - we can be out of alignment with the present moment for a variety of reasons. We might be doing work we don’t enjoy, or we feel we have to put on a “happy face” that doesn’t reflect what we feel inside.
“I know I’m in tune when everything falls into place” - harmony and order cultivate healing and a sense of ease. The goal is to cultivate this sense of order and balance inside of ourselves, even when we’re in the midst of chaotic circumstances.
“I know I’m in tune when I’m in the flow” - be like water. Water flows where it needs to, with an effortless and graceful power that can move mountains and carve valleys out of stone.
Check in with these images and affirmations… which one resonates with you? Or better yet - how would you complete the phrase “I know I’m in tune when…….”? This will help you reaffirm and anchor in feelings of alignment. An alignment between your inner and outer worlds. This is the essence of being in tune.
But… we live in a chaotic and discordant world. And this world causes us to drift in and out of tune - no matter our best intentions.
So here are a few ways to stay tuned:
What are the ways you stay in tune? Let us know by posting a comment.
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