Sacred music grabs a part of your soul and lifts you up. You feel that something much greater is going on. Tesla said, “if you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Ancient cultures knew that sound has powerful healing properties. We see drums, guitars, sitars, bells and bowls as a part of the spiritual rituals in many cultures. At House of Intuition we are blessed to have a skilled sound healing practitioner as a part of our family offering healing to the community. Dominic (on Instagram as @crystalsonicjourney) has been an intuitive energy guide for 14 years. His calm presence is an added bonus in his sound baths. His Crystal Sonic Meditations which happen on Tuesdays at noon and in the evening fill to the gills because as you lay on the floor, your stress melts away effortlessly.
So how does it work? I’m going to get all scientific on you for a second. The soundwaves interact with your body’s nervous system. You have a parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is the one that deals with our flight or flight needs. It keeps us on alert and is our primal hard-wiring from our hunter gatherer days and the dark ages where life was (according to Thomas Hobbes) “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.” People lived and died by the sword and had limited medical knowledge. Fast forward to 2016 and we are living in a hyper-stimulated technology age where we are on alert for text messages, traffic signals and overworking with little physical movement. We have let go of some stress and replaced it with others.
The parasympathetic nervous system is the relaxing part of our bodies that allows us to feel safe and supported. Calm music and sacred instruments target the parasympathetic nervous system and activate it. It allows the sympathetic nervous system to stop producing cortisol (an acidic chemical that creates inflammation in the body). Quite literally, calm music and sacred instruments can help manage your glandular system which releases chemicals based on emotions as well as your hormones. It can lower inflammation and help you heal on many levels. You can also buy your own instruments from us as well!
Whether it’s a gong, a crystal singing bowl or a Tibetan bell, these instruments clear the air which holds what Deepak Chopra recognizes contains rivers of thought waves. In his book, “The Shadow Effect,” (co-written by Marianne Williamson and Debbie Ford) he helps us understand how group consciousness affects us because it interacts with the sensitive energetic body. We are literally picking stuff up everywhere we go and sometimes the anger we feel is not our own. That is what these instruments also help you with though, they offer an aura cleanse. Come by and try one of Dominic’s sound baths soon and remember to keep calm music and music that is positive and uplifting playing at work, in your home and in your car to keep the energy clear.
As we create more peace within us, the world will become a more peaceful place.