The mopey and sad 17 year-old young woman came into my office with her mother, complaining of headaches and digestive problems. Headaches were common upon waking; her stomach was bloated and food had lost its taste (even pizza and McNuggets). She was missing a lot of school and was trying to do makeup so she could pass her junior year of high school. She curled up in my waiting room chair with her cell phone and let her mother do the talking. This scenario is rather common in health practices these days. Somewhere along the way basic understanding of how to keep the body in a balanced and healthy state has been lost despite an untold number of nutritional books and a lot of media information about food, diet and nutrition. My challenge was to find a way to connect with the young woman and help her take responsibility
Sound has been used as a healing and calming therapy for thousands of years. From the Himalayan singing bowls to African drums to melodic flutes in Asia, sound is effective in helping to rebalance a person’s atmosphere and energy or nudging a group of people to find resonance and union, to assist in nurturing nature (planting crops) or to sooth our animal friends (think snake charming). An important principle of sound healing is resonance. The human body is a collective field of energy with many frequencies of vibration or tone contained within each organ or gland or body system (like circulatory). At the cellular level, all cells emit sound frequencies as a consequence of their metabolic processes. Modern-day research (British Academy of Sound Therapy) has found that 95% of clients suffering from stress-related disorders felt and experienced an increase state of calm with sound healing. You are invited to
“Acceptance means: For now, this is what this situation, this moment, requires me to do, and so I do it willingly.” Eckhart Tolle No doubt you have, as I have, heard it from friends or clients or family, “Wow, living is so intense these days!” It seems that in every facet of one’s life there is a bubbling to the surface of unresolved habits or patterns of behavior that are screaming for attention. These may be long-held family habit patterns such as how one handles money or it may be more primal. For example, many men find it difficult to speak the whole truth without embellishment, conveying only part of the story, or saying what one thinks the other person is willing to hear. And habit patterns can be found in the way one perceives the oppose sex or a person of different color, or physical size, or spirituality.
I have been silently watching a second revolution of human nature – a revolution to replace the Creator’s divine mind. In the late 1700s the first human revolution began. It was the development of machines to replace the muscle power of human beings. This was outwardly contributed to by the shift in the philosophical and spiritual view of humans. Thinking pioneers and philosophers such as Francis Bacon, Rene` Descartes, John Locke, and Isaac Newton brought an alternative view of creation – one that would enlarge the bounds of the human empire. While the Church viewed such an approach to living as heretical, those with the new (modernistic) view turned in their prayers for spiritual guidance and replaced them with the mottos, “dare to think” and “knowledge is power.” All aspects of the world could be organized in the new view of the universe because everything was reduced to monetary value.
Have you ever felt that the weather influenced your behavior? Conversely, have you ever had the thought that your ‘presence’ influences the weather? While catching up on the latest news via the internet the other day I came across a scientific study suggesting that weather influences human beings. It was written by Solomon Hsiang, Marshall Burke, and Edward Miguel–out of England. Their article was entitled: Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict. Here is a quote from their interesting work. “A rapidly growing body of research examines whether human conflict can be affected by climatic changes. Drawing from archaeology, criminology, economics, geography, history, political science and psychology, we assemble and analyze the 60 most rigorous quantitative studies and document, for the first time, a remarkable convergence of results. We find strong causal evidence linking climatic events to human conflict across a range of spatial and temporal scales and across