Folks have asked me how phone readings work, how a reader can still be accurate if a peron isn’t sitting right in front of them. I tell them that their name and the sound of their voice is enough – there is a resonance, a vibration, that allows the reader to connect to their energies. And, when a reader is receiving messages from Spirit, well… Spirit doesn’t adhere to our earthly time-space-rules. They (for all intents and purposes) essential vibrations, invisible, and non-densely-packed forms of energetic consciousness.
Basically, you will likely not see them or smell them or touch them with your hands as if solid. They are physical vibrations but not manifest densely as, for example, the trees or humans or animals, or even lightning and clouds. So, it is that sound waves – a particular kind of vibration – carry much more than just words and music which lend us to listening and hearing in terms of sensation and perception. The waves of sound vibrations, even those apparently inaudible to human ears, still carry much more than we are often aware of.
This brings me to a couple of points I want to mention for your thoughts and inspirations and personal research. First, words are power. The power of your voice carries the integrity of who you are as an energetic being and vibration in material form. Your voice and your words and your tone also carry the power of creation. Therefore, consider The Four Agreements from don Miguel Ruiz, “Be impeccable with your Word”. The vibration is honest enough and essentially integral to your being. What could be questioned, then, is are you aligned with your integral and honest essential Being-ness?
Which brings me to my second point, that this alignment and awareness of such honest integrity and authenticity is what sound healing modalities achieve – a vibrational space in which the recipient is vibrationally coherent with (aligned with) their own essential integrity and authentic vibration. As far as energy work is concerned, this is the main principle of all of it – whether one uses sound, movement, aromatherapy, magic, crystals, or anything else you could think of. In terms of sound healing, we can use all kinds of music therapies, voice therapies, intonations, chants, and mantras. We even have wonderful tools to bring these into play – therapeutic drumming, group chanting and intonation, singing bowls, and tuning forks.
These sound vibrations are also used to clear and cleanse the energies of spaces and environments, such as gongs, bells, and tabletop fountains or water-features in homes, courtyards, temples, parks, hotels, and retreat centers - all the places we like to relax and feel well. Not only do we find nature sounds soothing, but we can sense their shift in the vibrations of a space. Have you ever opened a window during a steady and gentle fresh spring rain? Even if there’s a slight chill in the air, inviting that sound into your space for even 10 or 15 minutes can be rejuvenating and cleansing.
The joy of sound healing can start with you simply being deliberate with your words – deep breath, consider who you are, and choose your words without fear (of not reacting quick enough, of not responding correctly, of not being heard, of being wrong, of feeling how you feel). You can also begin to incorporate the intonations and chants associated with the chakras or the organs in your morning meditations. In Ayurvedic traditions, the chakras are energy wheels which maybe opened and closed with particular chants – check them out here. In Oriental Medicine, the vital organs carry Life Force, or Qi/Chi, in particular systems named for the organ. The practice of Qi Gong (“Life Force Work”) essentially used breath-vibrations similarly to move energies and open flows of Life Force through the body systems. Learn some of the practice here.
And, of course, aside from finding a sound healer or learning some more sound healing yourself, just be mindful of what you are hearing, listening to, and reverberating in your body, in your mind, and in your spaces – because they are a direct vibrational map of how harmoniously aligned with your true Self that you are. If you’re interested in alignment, space clearings, and learning other techniques for centeredness, check out Sovereign Space Pathwork here. Crank up your favorite “happy” song, sing, dance, and enjoy raising your Vibe – it shines out, and the world loves it!
This quick and profound read from renowned Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hahn expresses important factors in our understanding of love, care, and compassion in relationship to others as well as ourselves. He dives into such useful ideas and practices as mindfulness and deep listening to align with one’s present moment awareness. He also opens the usefulness of these practices in our experience of relationship and our understanding of what love is.
True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart, by Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich Nhat Hahn describes four tenets of “true love”, which is that state of being in which our expression of care and gentleness in relationship to another person, a situation or circumstance, a self-awareness, or other condition is open and unentangled and authentic. The discourse in True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart is, in my experience, a hallmark guidepost on the pathway to any kind of self-development at any level which can help us recognize our true selves, our connection to others, our present moment, and what relationship from one heart to another truly means – whether in passing, personal, familial, romantic, neighborly, or professional situations of relating.
Thich Nhat Hahn’s book is one that brought to my mind a resonance of truth that allowed me to recognize feelings and memories, illuminate them, and let them go. It also began unfolding my understanding as I moved forward (at that time in my early 20s) into such works as The Four Agreements (Ruiz), Ask and It Is Given (Hicks), The Medicine Way (Meadows), and The Seth Material (Roberts). Ultimately, I feel like this particular work from Thich Nhat Hahn pinpoints the recognition that true, unconditional love of which every being is capable is the fulcrum upon which we may find balance at the center of every emotional experience we have at every age and every level of consciousness development. With that in mind, it appears to warrant a place on the “essential” list of titles one may want to peruse on any journey of self, love, development, understanding, and/or healing.
Enjoy this great read for yourself!
True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart, by Thich Nhat Hahn
Peace & Blessings, Cynthia
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Cynthia Botsko is a Psychic-Intuitive Tarot Counselor and Numerologist. She is also a ReiKi Master. Cynthia has been writing essays, articles, & pamphlets for over 20-years, some published locally or in small circulation and some remain unpublished in her personal archives. She has been teaching the Tarot, Psychic development, & Metaphysics for over a decade.