I wanted to share my experience with Sound Healing and how profound this therapy can be for many people. In Integrative Nutrition, the balance of Primary Food is essential. Healthy relationships, regular physical activity, a fulfilling career and a spiritual practice can fill your soul and satisfy your hunger for life. When primary food is in balance, your life feeds you, making what you eat secondary. I hope you find this blog on sound healing informative and find a opportunity to search out this healing tool.
Have you ever heard of the four agreements? They are found in a book written by Don Ruiz, based on ancient Toltec (a native people group from what is now Mexico) wisdom. The four agreements are: Be impeccable with your word, Don’t take anything personally, Don”t make assumptions, and Do your best. I read this book quickly one day while my son was napping—it’s a powerful but short read!—and I have gleaned so much wisdom from it to use on my journey back to myself. I encourage you to check it out! It’s a formula for finding Emotional Personal Freedom, and I think all of them are relevant in our day and age, especially as our world seems smaller but feels bigger and we all seek to connect better with one another from day to day.
Don’t Take Anything Personally, “Nothing
others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” -Don Miguel Ruiz
The reason I picked up the book at all was because it was recommended to me by a new friend, Lauren Gale. I met Lauren recently when she visited my hometown to do some teachings on sound healing. Lauren is a sound healer with her very own business, Heart Nectar Healing. Lauren does a lot of great work with people to help them open up their chakras and keep the energy flowing freely between them, to maintain emotional and physical health. For those of you who are new to knowing about chakras (like me!) here’s a little breakdown of where they all are and what is associated primarily with each of them:
Root: Located at the base of the spine, near the tailbone, it represents the feeling of being grounded and emotions around survival issues.
Sacral: This one is two inches below your belly button and two inches in, and it has to do with our sense of wellbeing, pleasure, and connection to others and experiences.
Solar Plexus: Right around your stomach, this chakra represents confidence, control, and self-worth/self-esteem.
Heart: Just like it sounds, the heart chakra is found in the middle of your chest, right above your heart, and is associated with love, joy, and peace.
Throat: As you might expect, the throat chakra is tied to ways we express ourselves, our feelings, and the truth.
Third Eye: This one is found right between the eyes. The third eye has to do with vision, but more than just seeing with our eyes, our ability to see the bigger picture.
Crown: Located at the very top of the head, this one is symbolic of our spiritual connection and development.
In our personal session, surprise surprise, the most energy that was released out of me came from my solar plexus and heart chakras. This is probably because of my great interpersonal and self image blockages that I’ve been working on slowly but surely over the years.
Lauren’s work takes a look at all of the chakras. I want to invite you to watch this unique interview that I did with her, via YouTube blog, in which she answers some of my questions regarding her own journey with sound healing, its history from the ancient past, and what it has to offer for the future. Here are the questions I asked her to answer. Feel free to read along!
1. Where does Sound Healing Originate?
2. What was Sound Healing used for in ancient times and how are benefiting from it during Modern Times?
3. What is the type of client you normally work with?
4. Can you talk about the different Chakra’s and where people may have blockage of energy and why?
5. Where did you receive your training to be a Sound Healer?
6. What are some stories you can tell from peoples experiences after the Sound Healing Session?
7. What instruments do you use in your practice and what are each of their significances?
8. Which method do you use? I noticed when looking up Sound Healing that there is a lot in Colorado. Why do you think this is? It’s something new I haven’t experienced until your session.
9. How many sessions should one person receive for therapy?
10. What do you think Sound Healing is most affective, as far as different imbalances? What is the most common imbalance and why do you think this is?
11. I found your website at heartnectarhealing.com. How can people get in touch with you and do you travel to other states for therapy sessions?
I hope you enjoyed learning about sound medicine as much as I did. For this week, I’d love to hear from you: in which of the four agreements do you have the most room for personal growth? In what area are you the most proud of yourself?
Thank you to Lauren Gale with HeartNectarHealing.com She is doing great work and I really appreciated the time. The practice of Sound Healing is a life changing experience. I encourage you to reach out to Lauren and find our for yourself. Her website contains some great tools for meditation and further knowledge on this topic! You can her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also enjoy this beautiful song performed by Lauren herself: