What Is Happening On Our Planet??

Art by Cameron Grey

Art by Cameron Grey

This is a long one, but I had to write this down and share it. I have been in a deep state of reflection over the last few weeks since the Eclipse.  We are living in turbulent times. There is catastrophic loss all over the world right now.  In our country alone one coast is on fire and the other is flooding and bracing for record breaking Hurricanes. We are going through the greatest realignment as a country that has happened in my lifetime.  That was predicted with the total Solar Eclipse traveling through our entire country.  In astrology, eclipses are like a portal for exponential growth. Specifically, eclipses are a time of rapid change, either from internal or external circumstances. We are forced to face change in a way that might be uncomfortable, but that ultimately lead to maturity and since it traveled through our entire country it is affecting us on a collective level.  This is reflected in our politics, extremists coming to the forefront, and now natural disasters forcing us to help each other. So, what do we do with this?  

First of all, and probably most importantly, reflect on how what is happening externally is a reflection of what is happening internally within each of us and reach out for support to shift your consciousness and the way you treat yourself.  We are collectively on this journey of dismantling our unconscious beliefs that keep us better than, not good enough, on fire with unprocessed anger, drowning in depression and anxiety, afraid to share our voice, afraid of people who look different than us, believe there isn't enough for everyone, and so many other lies dramatically displaying themselves in our country right now.  Reach out to people who you can relate to and ask for help.  We are all in this together and there are more and more people available to support as the collective is waking up.  You will be forced to change otherwise, you may as well choose to do the work with support and as much ease as possible. You are stronger than you think.

Know that essentially you are God, Spirit, Love, whatever you want to call it and seek that eternal light within you. Understand that you are having a human experience and that you chose, along with everyone else you know, to take on some darkness to transform it and raise the consciousness of humanity at this time. That is why we are ALL here, we chose this...to participate in the evolution of consciousness. So have compassion with yourself, with each other as we are all learning and thank each other for going through this TOGETHER. Just as Buddha says "life is suffering". To be separated from Source is hard.  We can make it a bit easier when we are connected to each other, to all life (plants, animals, Mother Nature) because we are all Source and it feels good.  That is what we all want ultimately, connection! Ask, how can I create more connection in the world?

Let grief cleanse your soul! Let the tears come. We are all connected so even if we are not directly affected by these natural disasters or tragedies happening on our planet we have access to feeling the grief filling so many.  To add to that, we have inherited unprocessed grief from our ancestors. There have been so many generations of people who did not create the time (usually for survival) or know how to process the grief from genocides, displacements, etc. Some of us are more sensitive to that that than others and it is important to allow it to flow.  There are very few places in our culture for the healthy expression of grief so we hold on to it and it creates so much dis-ease in our bodies. A teacher of mine explained tumors and "solidified sorrow".  Grief is an ally. It opens our hearts and allows compassion to flood in.  It gets us in touch with the vulnerable, sweet, parts of ourselves.  We must allow ourselves to feel everything...just breathe through it. 

BE YOU! Be you so fully, so confidently, so freely and share your gifts NOWWWWW!! There is no time to wait. You are so needed. We all have our part to play! Show up my family!!

May we all find the courage to show up fully and be the true example of what is means to be Human.
May we all feel supported and loved.
May we all know we are good enough and that we matter.
May we all answer our hearts calling with action.
May we all see the light in each other and encourage each other to shine brighter.
May we Love fiercely!

Blessings to you Always, 


What is Toning and Overtoning?

Science has proven that the most healing instrument on our own bodies, is our own voice.  It makes sense, right? We all have our own unique signature frequency and it would make sense that our own unique voice would have the most impact on our body.  That is why it feels so good to sing.  We can learn to use our own voice in various ways to bring healing within our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual bodies.  Overtoning has the most impact.  This is when we learn how to make 2 pitches at the same time through positioning our mouth, tongue and throat in specific ways.  One of the most popular forms of this is Tuvan throat singing from Mongolia. Watch the video below to understand the difference between toning and overtoning. Reach out to me if you want to learn more.  


What Is Sound Healing?



        First, I want to share a bit about sound.  Science has proven that everything is vibrating, everything is moving.  Some things just move at a slower pace and appear to be dense or solid.  We can measure vibrations by their “frequency” or how frequently they vibrate.  This is measured in waves or cycles per second called hertz (Hz) which is the unit for frequency.  Essentially, frequency, sound, energy, vibrations are different aspects of the same principle.  So this means our body is vibrating as well.  The parts that are more dense (teeth, bones) have a lower frequency than the organs and even lower than the liquids in our body like blood and water.  All of this shows that our bodies are really symphonies of sound, however the frequencies exist outside of the range that our ears can hear.  So if everything is vibrating that also means that our thoughts and emotions must have a frequency as well.  The emotional body, for example vibrates at a much higher rate than the physical body, and the mental body is at an even higher rate than the emotional.  This is not theory it has been proven by neuroscientists such as Dr. Candace Pert, Ph D.  That could lead us down a whole other conversation about how our thoughts affect our bodies, but that is for another article. 

       So how can we use this knowledge of sound vibration when it comes to healing.  Well, we can discover frequencies that our bodies vibrate at in a healthy state and listen to those frequencies to create brain wave entrainment to bring us back to health.  Using Binaural beats is another way of altering brain wave frequencies to induce particular states like a dreaming or meditative state to help with sleeping or meditating.  We can also do this on a spiritual level.  For example, certain singing bowls are tuned to frequencies of particular chakras and can be used to balance them.  This also explains why certain frequencies or sound stimulate particular emotions in us.  The frequencies that are in a song or sound resonate with particular emotions and can create them within us.  So in that way, we can use music to change our emotional or mental state.  Also, everyone has a unique vibrational signature that can be affected greatly by the use of their own voice.   There have been all kinds of studies that conclude that the single most healing instrument a person can use is their own voice.  This makes sense right?  That is why singing feels so good and why music and sound are such important parts of almost every spiritual practice or religion.  

        There are all kinds of different vocal exercises (toning) that can be used with different intentions to create optimal health.  We naturally do this all the time through sighs, screams, crying, wailing, etc.  It is our way of moving energy.  We can take it to the next level by making sound with intention to support us in so many ways including relieving stress, inducing meditative states, clearing or balancing our chakras, building our immune system, regenerating energy, reducing body pain, taking back our voice/power, building confidence, stabilizing our emotions, building spiritual awareness, and releasing blockages in our energetic body.  

       The field of sound therapy or sound healing is vast.  The easiest way to get started is to use your own voice.  My favorite way of doing this is through over-toning (see video on website), but there are many ways that are super easy and very effective.  I love working with breath and sound because they are given to all of us at birth.  We don’t need anything outside of ourselves.  We can learn simple techniques that we can do at any time, any where, without paying anything…that is empowering!!!  


A basic exercise to get started: 

Start your day with a few minutes of humming with your eyes closed.  Become present and notice where you can feel your body vibrating with the different pitches that you make. Visualize sending the sound into the areas of your body that hold tension or pain.  Then open your mouth and continue to make sound, experimenting with different vowel sounds.  Just stay present and feel into your body to notice how it affects you. 

Reach out to me if you have any questions or what to learn more.  Check events page for upcoming classes.  I do private one on ones if you are interested in learning sound practices to support you in your daily life. 


**Book recommendation on Sound Healing:  "Sound Medicine: The Complete Guide To Healing With Sound and The Human Voice" by Wayne Perry

Do You Struggle With Anxiety?

Breathwork and Sound Can Help!

Anxiety is a common problem that people struggle with.  I definitely have had my fair share of anxiety attacks in my life.  It can be very detrimental to ones life if left unaddressed.  At the root of anxiety is often fear, fear of failure, fear of not being good enough, etc. I encourage you to ask yourself questions as to what triggers your anxiety and what are you afraid of.  For example, if you have anxiety about passing a test or showing your art at an exhibit ask yourself “what would it mean about me if I failed?” or “what would it mean about me if people don’t like my art”?  Often there is a story of not enoughness or feeling unlovable below your anxiety.  That is where the real work lies, to let go of those limiting beliefs that somehow your worth or lovability is in any way attached to an external circumstance. 

When you are feeling anxious there are things you can do to relieve the symptoms through your breath and sound.  I made a short video to give you a few exercises.  Conscious breathing is really the most powerful, instant acting tool to use in the moment when feeling stress and anxiety.  

Watch the video and share if you feel it is useful!