A Musician And Her Bowls
I can't remember a time when I wasn't obsessed with music. As a young girl, I loved the oldies, which was played in my house. My father's favorite band was The Beach Boys and so they were always on. I started taking piano lessons when I was 6. Got my first guitar when I was 10. Started my first band when I was 15 where I taught myself how to play bass and drums. I played in many bands through my teenage years and my 20's. Finally around 2005, I quit playing in other dudes bands and started my own. Playing my own songs, doing my own thing.
Music always came easy to me. Writing, learning new instruments, it has always been something that I can just do. Nothing ever moved me like music. My confidence was a different story. That was something that I had to work on.
Once I got into birth work and we moved away from New York, I quit playing in bands. I also quit playing music like I use to. I use to play 7-10 hours a day everyday. Now I was only play 7-10 hours every few months. I just really didn't have time anymore between school, work, my family and my healing and I was completely ok with that.
When I first got into doing energy work, I didn't plan on working with or on other people. I was needing tools to handle my severe anxiety, grief and depression while I was in midwifery school and attending births Attempting to function in my family and society.
During my reiki 1 attunement, I can remember my healer, Nadine Dassier of EnergyWorks Healers really focusing on me being a writer and a healer and that it was a part of my future. It was something that was meant to be. At the time, I shrugged it off, thinking no way. That part of my life is over. That ship has sailed. I am now a very serious person doing very serious work. Birth work was the only work that I could do. But I thought about what Nadine had said. I did the next attunement, reiki 2. And kept thinking about it and thinking about it. And then when I did master reiki training, I asked her about it. I said, "Am I really suppose to be an energy healer?" And she looked at me in her most loving sweet way but also in a way that said, what is wrong with you?! Of course you are a healer! And she simply said, "Yes Kelly. You are a healer. You are meant to do this work." It seems so silly now but I really fought myself the whole entire way. I got it stuck in my head and in my heart that music was a part of my past.
So a few months ago, in a dream I was in a beautiful room. And I was playing around with all of these different shapes, colors and sounds. When I woke up, I impulsively bought 2 crystal singing bowls. And then I bought another. And another doing very little research. As I began really reading about sound therapy, I was a bit shocked at what people were charging to "certify" as a Sound Therapists. You can google sound therapy or sound bath and read pretty much the same description on a number of different websites, but for me, music and sound is a part of who I am. It's in my DNA. It's how I communicate. It is my soul. I don't need someone to explain to me how sound and vibration works. Or how powerful it is.
I don't know why I hadn't been using them sooner. Music is such a big part of my one on one sessions.
That being said, I work with crystals in my healings with clients and they have been such a huge part of my healing process which is why I woke up that day and was called to purchase crystal bowls. The thought behind these types of bowls is that our bodies are made of crystalline structures and so the crystal bowls can have a great affect down to every cell and atom of our being, as they match up to each cell that has a sacred geometrical crystalline structure. A number of studies have been done on sound therapy. Lowered stress, decreased mood swings, lower blood pressure, lowers cholesterol levels, improves sleep, anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, dementia, autism, learning disabilities, and cancer are just a few of the things sound therapy has a profound affect on.
"The nerve bundles of the spine, brain stem, and limbic system are stimulated.The medulla, located in the brain stem, is stimulated by the sound activating the auditory nerve, which is connected to all of the body’s muscles.The body receives a signal to relax.The brain is flooded with chemicals that have a positive effect, lifting the mood of the individual."
I am attaching some of those studies that you can check out on your own.
I have a few group workshops coming up and always available to do one on one sound therapy.
Love and Light