Raise Your Vibration

I am in my 4th week of isolation. What an experience. So where am I during this worldwide shift? Well, the mind is quick to respond. It took about a week of strong fear-based thoughts to realize that the most important activity for me during this time is my daily meditation practice.

In my meditation space I can decide what my vibration is going to be. We are Consciousness.  I view consciousness as where I am emotionally, mentally (thoughts/beliefs) and spiritually (relation to Spirit).  Where is my consciousness? It is important to practice the teachings that help me feel grounded. Meditation is where I connect with my Higher Self and shift into the bigger picture. Which part of mass consciousness am I going to tune into? What is my contribution to mass consciousness, at this time?

If you are unaware of your own vibration, you may be caught up by feelings and thoughts that don't feel very good. Lots of fear, lots of separation, lots of you vs. me, lots of blaming, and lack. It is vitally important to remember at this time that regardless of what is going on around you, your consciousness is yours to create and maintain.

 These choices have been here all along for you, but perhaps this unique time has been given to you to awaken to some new vibrations. Do you have the time now to start that meditation practice? Can you see clearly how what you focus on can change how you feel? Can you be grateful for your life? Are you able to be outside and feel how the Earth supports you? Can you shift your perspective to see different outcomes?

It is easy to focus on lack right now as many struggle with financial insecurity. There is also a rise in violence in the home. I get it. I have been in some dark places in my life. The one thing that I had to discover and remember was that my thoughts, my emotions, my spirit were mine. Yes, I was affected by other's energy fields, other's beliefs, physical circumstances, and possibly even mind control, but ultimately, I was and continue to be, a Sovereign being, responsible for my own healing and growth. And that includes asking for help. Remember, we are part of a society, and there are many in this current experience who desire to help. If you want to read mainstream media, read the stories about how people are helping their neighbors and their towns. There are a lot of them.  I don't want to simplify serious issues that some people are experiencing. I have received much help in the dark times of my life. But it was up to me to ask for it and to receive it.

Take the time today to check-in with yourself. Where are your thoughts?  What are your feelings? Are you feeling connected to Spirit? If you don't like where you are, can you imagine moving into a different frequency. Can you imagine a shift in consciousness at this moment? Can you imagine that what is currently going on may turn out to be the best reset for this planet than anything prior? Certainly, this kind of shift has not happened before in modern times. What can we create with our own consciousness while adding to the planetary consciousness?  Can we be the change that we want?

I want to acknowledge that the United States has had quite the disruption in the political status quo. But the last few years have shined a light on some dark places which, really, have always been here.  And some big movements have taken place with the shining of that light. 

Take this opportunity to raise your frequency, to shift your consciousness and to bring light to what could be a dark time.  Be the change you want. Remember the big picture.  There is an energy for big changes on this planet, an opportunity to really raise the frequency, and even to move into a higher dimension. I encourage all of us to be aware of our own gifts to this change and our personal shifts into a consciousness that keeps the light shining.

I am taking appointments for Spiritual coaching sessions, which can include assistance in starting a meditation practice. For these and sound healing appointments, please email me at this link Stefanie@AtlantaSoundHealing.com

What I do at Atlanta Sound Healing

It has been delightful to see sound healing becoming more and more popular. It's kind of like watching yoga as it became more mainstream. This year I was contacted by a company in NYC about performing a "sound bath" for a rather large business here in Atlanta. I prepared to do so, but quickly realized that the company wasn't too interested in paying for my time and energy.

And then I had to sit with what it is I do and come to my own understanding that sound healing  concerts for large groups really isn't what I do. It is a choice I make. I am a musician and could easily buy all the instruments to perform sound healing concerts. Over the years,  I have played my bowls for workshops and yoga classes, I have taught the bowls at the Cymatics Conference and at International Sound Therapy Association classes, I have given talks about sound healing, I have recorded a song with the bowls which you can find on Atlanta Sound Healing Facebook page. But what I really do happens in private sessions.

For me, the bowls are energy instruments before they are musical instruments. We are all energy and sound is one of the most powerful vibrational tools for working with energy. The set of bowls I have collected over the years are my tools for energy work. When a client comes to me, I spend time before the session connecting with them energetically and with their Higher Self. I ask permission from them to do this. At the beginning of the session, we talk about what their intention for the session is. Sometimes people are very clear about what their intention is and sometimes not.  I assure them that their Higher Self will be guiding the session and that it will become clear for them during or post session.

The next step is performing a grounding ceremony with the client. This involves saging and standing on the Earth, connecting to her core and making a strong grounding connection. This is an important start to any energy work.

I like the description of our bodies being a symphony and when one instrument falls out of tune, it affects the entire song. To start a session, I use a bowl to scan the client and discover where the areas are that need to be brought back into tune. Clients who may not have mentioned physical ailments prior to the session will tell me afterward when I ask about certain areas that yes, indeed there have been issues there. So the bowls first serve as a diagnostic tool and allow me to adjust the placement of bowls on the body.

At this point in the session, I am pretty much channeling information from my Higher Self and the client's Higher Self about how to work with the client's energy. I may bring in energy, I may release energy - ultimately it's about balancing the energy.  I never know what will happen exactly. I may use the rattles, I may use toning, I may be called to play a song while I play the bowls. Sometimes the session is just beautiful sound patterns bringing in light and healing. Sometimes it is strong,vital sounds removing blocks and creating bright flow.

I have had amazing things occur during sessions and they are all directed by the client and their energy. That is sometimes difficult for people who ask what happens in a session. When I say, well it depends on you as to what happens, I often don't get a call back. I guess we all would love for someone to just HEAL us, but without our involvement, without our willingness to open ourselves to our own healing capabilities, without taking responsibility for how that may look or what that may entail, we will continue to look outside ourselves and most likely continue the patterns we are wanting to change.

The bowls are able to help those who say "I cannot meditate" to lower their brainwave state and enter a space of consciousness and awareness that introduces and advances healing. Sessions certainly help lower stress and most people leave feeling peaceful and relaxed. Sound concerts can do that for larger groups of people as well but I prefer working with one person's energy at a time. When a session is drawing to a close, the sound field created by the session is a beautiful space for the client to bask in for however long they desire.

I am more than happy to talk with you further about sessions and I am glad that I finally wrote this. This way people who contact me have a better understanding of what I do. Including myself.

Mitakuye Oyasin