Good Vibrations

We have in our culture and language examples such as “we resonated”, “the vibe was bad”, “good vibrations”, “on the same wavelength”, “in sync”… All suggest our recognition that vibrations and frequencies are visceral, they influence how you feel and who you spend time with – or not, including yourself!

My intentions are:
• To remind you that you already know that vibrations have an impact on you
• To introduce you to the many local Sound Healing practices and practitioners
• To get you to experiment with Sound Healing – you truly only “get it” through the sensory experience

I am finding that this will require multiple blogs as we have so many expert local Sound Healing practitioners and modalities available. Stay tuned in!

More of what you may already know
On New Year’s Eve in a bar I put a large balloon from the 2009 decoration around my waist. As an unexpected and delightful surprise I felt the tickling vibrations from the music in the balloon circling me. The vibrations in the air were matched in the balloon.

A “Scientific” Exploration of this Phenomenon
If one object vibrating at a certain frequency is brought near another object that has the same natural frequency, the second object can be made to vibrate as well. This is most obvious with musical instruments. AND it may explain the good feeling you get when you are around certain people. They may be vibrating at a frequency that matches, is higher than, or is a frequency that you are missing and need.

A Visual Demonstration of the effects of Sound
Have you heard that an opera singer can break a crystal glass? It is not a myth. To break the glass the singer must duplicate the exact note matching the resonance frequency of the crystal glass. This “excites” the vibrations in the glass, bombarding the molecules within it and displacing air molecules. The glass is stretched beyond its elastic limit, its capacity to vibrate, and it shatters.

Exciting the Vibrations in the Glass?
Yes, glass has vibrations! Actually everything has a vibration, including humans. Sound, Frequency and Vibration are energy and energy is matter.
With E = mc2, Einstein proved that all matter vibrates. Everything in the world, every molecule, every atom, every cell, is comprised of frequency at its fundamental core.

Spelling it Out
When you understand that everything, all matter, words and thoughts have a frequency and vibrate, then you can take the small leap of understanding that a change in the frequency can change the vibration and thus the matter.

Ancient History
Indigenious peoples have been using vibrations (think drums, rattles, voices) for facilitating healing of the body, mind and spirit for 30,000 years! I was also told that in the early days, tuning forks were used by the medical industry. Hummmmm.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners refer to this specific form of energy medicine as Sound Healing.

There are many tools used for Sound Healing work. The main ones include the human voice, tuning forks, tibetan bowls, sound software, crystal bowls, rattles, didgeridoos, drums, etc. Additionally we have a relatively rare SoundWave available locally.

The frequency of the harmonic is the activating force. Each practitioner is trained and or intuits the tool and frequency that will facilitate the changes needed in your vibration for your health. It is custom to you and the moment you are in.

Focus AND Intention make a vibration a Healing Sound, differentiating it from just noise or an unremarkable vibration.

Sound Healing 101
Sound Healing is a simple, non-invasive, do it yourself, or hire an expert, way to re-train your nervous system to rest, regardless of what is occurring in your life. Specific sounds, used with focus and intention, can facilitate a global change in the nervous system; switching you from sympathetic fast paced adrenal pumping mode to parasympathetic creative, renewal, regenerative and restful mode.

The Human
Humans have an energy field of vibrations. When in a state of health, you resonate in harmony (resonance). When one or more of your vibrations dwindles or becomes toxic, disease and/or weakness results. A diseased human vibrates in disturbed patterns (dissonance).

How Sound Healing Works
While the cause may be complicated, the introduction of the needed missing vibrations from externally created sound can penetrate into the cells of the body, causing them to harmonically reorganize themselves through a phenomenon called entrainment, i.e. the body, mind or spirit affected will copy the rediscovered frequencies and begin to produce them on their own.

As sound waves “touch” peripheral cells, these cells in turn touch adjoining cells creating harmonic resonance (think musical instruments or my balloon). This is made possible by the high water content (is your body hydrated?) of the body’s tissues as well as the crystalline structure of human bones, blood, DNA, and the human brain.

The body rejoices at re-acquiring the lost or diminished frequencies, and healing often results.

Sensory Experience Required
The next opportunity to experience a local Sound Healing event is this Saturday Feb 12 with Tom Isaacs. He will be hosting a crystal bowl and toning event. See the end of the article for Events.

About Crystal Bowls
The bowls are 98.9% silicon quartz crystal and each bowl is attuned to a specific note. (Specific notes relate to body parts and disease symptoms). Tom works with 10 to 13 bowls, providing lots of frequencies for your body’s rebalancing.

crystal bowls white

Crystal Bowls

The sound waves are the equivalent of alpha brainwave patterns associated with deep sleep and lucid dreaming. The vibrations facilitate access to your intuition, imagination, and creativity.

Once balanced, the whole body, mind and spirit can move in the direction of health and well-being. You will feel the buzz!

My first experience with Tom and his bowls was a Saturday night many years ago. I was looking for something to do – my usual option at that time was to go to a bar to dance. When I heard of the Crystal Bowl Meditation I was thrilled. Louisville has a plethora of ways to experience good vibrations!

See below for practitioners and upcoming Sound Healing events.

Thanks for tuning in to this frequency!

Mollie Yunker
Certified BodyTalk Practitioner
502.550.2719
http://www.bodytalkworks.net/

Let the Healing Begin!

© Copyright, Mollie Yunker, 2011

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EVENTS

Toning with Crystal Bowls
Saturday February 12th, 7:30pm
An exploration into group harmonics
Bring blankets if needed
Tom Isaacs, 502-417-3710
http://sites.google.com/site/crystalbowlmeditation/
107 Crescent Avenue

Drum for Fun Evening!
Saturday February 19, 6-9pm
with Bob Laake, $10.00 /$5 for under 12 http://www.rainbowspiritualeducationcenter.org/Calendar.html

Crystal Bowl Meditation
Saturday February 19, 8pm
Arrive between 7:30 and 7:55 to set up, bring blankets and pillows. By Donation
Center for Integrative Health, 105 Lyndon Lane

Healing Drum Spiritual Celebration
Sunday February 20, 1-3:30pm
Ceremony and healing drum session with Bob Laake. $10
http://www.rainbowspiritualeducationcenter.org/Calendar.html

Shamanic Drumming Circles
1st weekend/month: Fridays at 6:30pm & Sundays at 1:30pm
with Barbara Bloecher 502-261-9863
Justb2b@aol.com, Fisherville, Ky

PRACTITIONERS

Margie Beatty, Energy Vitality Tuning Fork Healing
502-243-4773
margie@sacred-journeys.org
www.sacred-journeys.org

Barbara Bloecher, Shamanic Practitioner, Healer & Teacher
502-261-9863
Justb2b@aol.com

Rose Howard, Aromatherapy & Tuning Forks
502-741-9612
rose_thousandpetals@yahoo.com

Tom Isaacs, Crystal Bowl Meditations
502-417-3710

Hethyrre Knack, Transformational Healer
502-384-8165
HethyrreHealing@aol.com
www.Hethyrre.com
SoundWave www.boehmemusic.com/en/string-instruments/soundwave.html

Bob Laake, Master Drummer
Bob@DrumForHealing.com
www.drumforhealing.com

Anne Lindstrom, SoundingsPlus Practitioner
502-895-2641
soundingsplus@bellsouth.net

Emma Wallace, Specializing in working with animals
502-449-3154
emma@emmashealingtouch.com
www.emmashealingtouch.com

Nanci Wesling, Sacred Toning, Tuning Forks, Drumming, Essences
502.435.6445
nanci@featherhawk.com
www.featherhawk.com

5 Comments on "Good Vibrations"

  1. Mollie, I know this information you are so generously sharing will bring clarity to a subject of which little is known. Sound is immensely powerful and, when applied correctly, can be life-changing. It is predicted, along with color and light, to be the foremost healing modality of the future.

  2. Mollie, thank you for your great article.

    I would like to share with everyone a UK website that offers a free 23-minute healing experience with sound.
    I love it!!
    http://quantumk.co.uk

    Elfriede Grote
    Certified Quantum Biofeedback Specialist
    elfigrote@gmail.com
    http://epfx4you.com
    502-693-1110

  3. Cuz I’ve always known that my body/spirit keys to many different frequencies. Somewhere around 400 Hz I seem to really like. (near middle C on a piano). Tinking of this brought to mind a film I saw in Performance theory class somewhere circa ’83. It was a chronical of a snake handling religous service in which there was a near constant drone from an electric guitar that one of the participants played. I think it was there to sooth the serpents. I think it also helped the people to leave their chains of existance in the physical world.
    Just sayin’.

  4. got this in an email:
    A great blog. Just want to congratulate you on the clarity and cohesiveness and comprehensibility of the article.

    btw, tuning forks are definitely used by the medical profession. Apparently chiropractors often use them as do neurologists. I purchased a few of my forks at the U of L bookstore…they carried them in stock when I lived here in the late ’90’s. Might still, for all I know.

  5. Ann Hemdahl-Owen | February 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Reply

    Exciting beginning! and wonderful idea. I have been focused on Alan and his struggle with cancer for some time. He died Thur. and I’m plowing through email. Also, I’m beginning to think about the rest of my life. I want to do more past life work and hypnotherapy. I use sound and touch to help people relax, focus and heal. Do I fit in with your intentions? love and blessings, Ann

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