Understanding the Bowls
What is Sound Healing?
Sound Healing is a form of Vibrational Medicine and is based on the scientific principles that all matter, and most importantly, the cells in your body, vibrate to a precise frequency when healthy and to a dissonant frequency when in dis-ease. Resonant vibration, rhythms and tones can balance brain hemispheres, stress levels, and even tension in body tissues and cells that have fallen into dis-ease or dis-harmony. The use of tuned, deep-vibration instruments such as crystal bowls during healing and meditation can balance these dissonant frequencies and bring them back into harmony. Music and chanting have been used for thousands of years to heal and energize the body, mind and emotions. A sense of well-being and an increase in energy and pain relief are often the result of crystal bowl sessions. Deep levels of healing and transformation are also commonly reported after sound healing sessions
As stated in the Energy Medicine section, all healing that is being performed today is vibrational or sound based. A healer is a practitioner who knows how to hold their energy field in their life purpose. The pure vibration they emit is a vibration that is felt or “heard” by the client at each chakra level and brings the client back out of their ill, dis-eased, or dis-harmonious system and brings them back into the human resonance that is held when someone holds their life purpose vibration.
What is Resonance?
Resonance is the operating principle that sound healing rests on. The two essential aspects of resonance are:
- Like attracts like
- The strongest pure vibration in any given environment will bring all other like vibrations into uniformity with it.
When the C string of a harp or piano is struck, all the other octave strings of C on the piano that were not stuck also begin to vibrate and come into what is known as sympathetic resonance. In the human body, the twelve levels of our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual being resonate within specific, pure frequencies of vibration when healthy.
Any restriction to the natural flow of vibrancy and life force will change the specific pure tone in a way that is similar to holding down a guitar string. It can be forced to play a different note, but energy must be used to hold down that note. Vibrational energy from the crystal bowls acts as a resonant guide back to wholeness for energy that has lost its natural state and pure tone through mental or physical illness or limitation. Excessive energy is toned down and deficient energy is made full. Once in balance, the system can re-establish that resonance as its baseline of health. The goal of The Rhys Method® Full Spectrum Healing and Crystal Bowl Sound Healing is to create a symphony of health and vibrancy within the body where each level plays its individual pure tone as well as being part of the symphony.
Individual Soul Vibration and Life Purpose
At the heart of each of us is a unique complex of wave forms and resonances that define everything we are, everything we do and everything we have the potential to be. No two sets of finger prints, voice prints or retinal scans are the same, so why should the essential vibration of our lives be any different. We all are made of the same basic elements, and we all have almost identical genetic patterns. This is true at the vibrational level as well; we all resonate at the twelve tones, but each of us creates our symphony of tones in a different way than anyone else on the planet. And each of us will use one primary note as the tone that we harmonize all other tones around.
Investigating this unique vibratory tone becomes a direct connection to understanding your soul and your life purpose. When you can experience your core vibration, you will always be able to know when you are living from your soul and life purpose and when you are playing the wrong tune. When you live from your individual tone, you not only live your life purpose but simultaneously, you come into sympathetic resonance within the uni-verse. And the uni-verse needs all beings to hold their pure tone so that all of the uni-verse comes into wholeness and consciousness.
We each holographically represent the universal principle of wholeness through our individual subtle vibrations that are part of the whole. This works at every level: our atoms working in harmony to create and keep our cells whole, our cells coming into harmony to create our bodies, our body’s ability to come into harmony with other bodies to create communities and cultures, our culture’s ability to get along and stop fighting in order to create a world of people living in harmony as one planet, the plants creating the harmony that hold our solar system together, and on and on. But each sub-form, which is part of a whole, can support only the whole by living its unique life purpose.
By learning to know and honor our unique tone and subtle vibration through our individual bodies, we can know our individual life purpose in a visceral way, thus allowing us to be able to heal ourselves by coming back to our truth over and over again. And when we do, we also feel our universal life purpose lining up. By living our individual life purpose, we are doing our part to support the whole, and we call all those around us to come back into their own resonance and support the larger levels of consciousness that we are all part of. This is the definition of Energy Medicine. As each of us is willing to hold our unique tone and light, we not only transform our personal experience but also become a beacon of light for others to do the same. One strong, pure vibration heals at every level in the universe.
How are Sound Frequency and Light Related?
The frequencies of the vibrations that we feel through our normal five senses are a narrow band of only a few octaves. Our aura and its twelve tones represent one octave of energy. Humans are generally formed around one sound octave beginning at Middle C (440 hertz). As a person begins to feel and sense the depth of their vibration, they can also begin to sense and feel the overtones of their basic life tones. It is in the overtones where a person becomes aware that each level and chakra is connected to many levels of consciousness of both sound and light.
Science has shown that everything in the universe is a vibrational dance of particles that exhibit both solid forms and wave forms of expression. Each form of vibration creates a tone, and simultaneously a color, that can be seen if the instrument looking at it is sensitive enough. So each energy center in the human body not only has a tone but also a color that falls within a rainbow spectrum of light and higher. Open, flowing centers have pure tones and pure, bright, primary color tones, whereas limited or blocked centers are dissonant or off tone and are muddled in color. When someone is a symphony of clear vibrations and knows their life purpose, they simultaneously appear bright and full of light like a rainbow of light. When energy is not allowed to flow to certain areas of their body, their life appears dark and depressed. A healthy body is brilliant and can be seen and felt throughout the world.
When working with the Rhys Method® Crystal Bowls, you are coming into both physical and energetic resonance that heals from the cellular level all the way to the level of light that can bring harmony at the highest levels of consciousness.
How do We Hear?
Hearing is an amazing ability inherent in the entire body. Yes, I did say the entire body. Although they are the most important and most sensitive instrument of hearing, the ears are just one of the ways we hear. Sound is a relatively slow vibrational wavelength. It hits the body in such a way that we perceive it as sound and actually feel its reverberations in our body cavities and ear canals as it bounces around.
Take a moment and picture the entire energy field and the twelve levels of consciousness in the human aura. Now imagine a sound wave coming out of a speaker’s mouth or a crystal bowl toward the body. As sound hits the aura, it ripples through the field like a wave in a pond; all of the levels are moved by it. The 5th chakra is the most susceptible to it because it operates at the level of sound and runs the ears, mouth and voice, all which are open chambers perfectly designed for the transmission and reception of sound waves.
Those same sound waves that we are very aware of in the ears and head are actually vibrating throughout the entire body. To really hear something is to experience the vibration from head to toe. Even the bones and organs feel the tone and intensity of sounds. They send the information via the nervous system to the brain of what the words feel like no matter what they are supposed to mean. The actual ear takes sound waves that vibrate at a specific frequency and transmutes that vibration in the inner hear to a electrical vibration, a liquid medium that stimulates brain reactions, that is assessed until there is a rhythm or pattern found that the brain understands. The vibration of conscious awakening then transmutes that vibration in the endocrine glands and nervous system to trigger the body’s voice and muscles. Those muscles translate the vibration with a face that smiles and a voice that says, “Yes, I would love some cake,” and the process goes on and on.
Hearing is a full-body function at the physical level. It is also a full-body function at the spiritual level. Although spiritual information is just a higher level of vibration, it still hits the aura and the body and runs through the same channels to be interpreted, processed and acted on. When someone receives some guidance, it should come from the whole body and not just from the mind or the visual cortex.
When you “hear” a crystal bowl, you will feel it as much as you hear it. The sound is so pure and visceral that it begins to train your body in how to hear information throughout your body not just in your ears. Learning to listen with your entire body is transformational. Each part of your body hears and speaks to your brain. Once you learn how to do this, you get so much more information about what is happening in the moment. To know your life purpose in each moment, you will need to be able feel information through your entire body. There is no need to remember your life purpose, just by feeling what you are drawn to or want to get away from guides you from within.
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