"Existence is vibration. When we separate something into its smallest parts, we always enter into a strange world where all that exists is particles and waves. The fact that everything is in a state of vibration means that everything is creating sound." Masaru Emoto
I bet you didn't realize that you are a sound healer. You might think that sound healing is for those who have studied with a guru or who have taken classes and have special certifications. But what if I told you that you that you are a natural born sound healer and that you are using sound to help realign your energy daily without even knowing it?
Would you believe me?
Most people are unaware that we born with the ability to heal ourselves. We know that when we get a cut our body creates a scab and heals it up. We know that when we catch a cold our immune system fights it off. But what we don't realize is that, when our energy falls out of balance, we naturally do things to help bring ourselves back into harmony.
Here are ten ways that we can naturally and easily use sound in our day to day lives to bring our energy into a more peaceful state.
Music is a gift from the Divine. We can use music to help calm or soothe us and help bring our energy into a harmonized state of being. We can also use music to inspire us, motivate us and get us up and moving! We can use music to help us “wake up” and “snap out of it” when we are feeling tired and we need a pick-me-up. We can also use music to help us fall asleep. It all depends on the tones and style of music that we choose to listen to. To use music to help shift your mood, choose music that resonates with how you want to feel.
When you feel pain, tension or resistance in your body, try “humming” to that area, softly. You can use sound from your own body, to break up energy blocks or release pent up energy that is creating imbalance in your body. Begin by slowing your breathing and feeling love inside of your heart. Next, draw in a big deep breath while “humming” and sending the love and sound toward the part of your body that needs to relax. Do this until you feel the energy shift.
There are many ways that we can use Listening to help us heal. When you’re feeling out of balance, you can put on music to help bring your energy back into alignment. There are many beautiful meditations and ambient music available on Youtube. Sometimes just listening to the sounds of your favorite spiritual teacher lead you through a guided meditation is all that you need to help bring your energy back into a harmonious state.
Throughout your day, pay attention to the words you are speaking. Words have power, as the throat creates vibration as you speak. This invisible vibration is sending energy into motion and shaping energy into matter creating your physical reality. So, pay attention to the words that you speak and ask yourself if they are worthy of what you’re trying to create. If not, change your vocabulary. Choose to speak words that support what you are creating in this world.
There is power in silence. Silence has so many answers to our questions that we struggle with each day. Your silence has a story to tell you. Each day take at least 5 minutes to close your eyes and be quiet. Turn your attention to the third eye and begin to breathe while feeling gratitude in your heart. As you feel your consciousness begin to shift… ask a question to your higher self and be silent until the answer arrives. As you feel your mind wander, gently bring your attention back to your silence and feel for the wisdom that exists inside of you.
The ability to sing is the most wonderful gift from the universe! In my house, we wake up and start the day singing to each other. We make up songs that we sing to our dog and get the day off to a fun start by being silly. Singing is helpful to express emotion no matter what you may be feeling at the time. If you’re feeling happy, you can sing happy songs. If you are feeling sad, you can sing a sad song. Song helps us to express the feelings and the energy of emotions that we are creating from the inside out.
If you watch my live show on Instagram called The Daily Vibe, then you are already familiar with how sound can assist in healing. In Shamanic traditions, they use the drum to release negative energy and emotion that is stuck in the energy field. The vibration of the soundwave from beating the drum introduces a dissonant wave that breaks up any stuck energy in the energy field that needs to be released. I also use the Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls to re-tune the frequency of our chakras to bring our energy back into harmony and balance.
Nature is the Universe’s own personal sound healer. If you go out into nature and close your eyes you will begin to notice all of the soothing sounds that natures offers us. The leaves rustle in the wind… the creek babbles as the water flows. The birds sing and the waves crash. The frequencies of nature help to bring your energy back into balance and cleanse your energy.
Believe it or not, you already know how to heal yourself with sound. Think back to a time when you have been frustrated in the past. Did you let out a loud “urrrgh!” Or, think back to when you took a bite of some tasty food, did you immediately say “mmmm”? We express the emotions that we are feeling inside naturally through sound. So the next time you’re irritated, take a minute to go someplace where you can let out a big sigh… or if you’re feeling happiness, let out a nice laugh! Laughter is the best medicine because we are encouraging the flow of positive emotion through sound.
Observing or listening to the breath has many positive qualities. This is why in meditation we focus on the breath. When you bring awareness to the breath, which is life, and infuse the breath with positive feeling or intentions, you lift and raise your vibration and mood. This helps bring your energy into a state of balance and helps you to feel deep feelings of happiness and wellbeing. You can also use the sound of your breath for relaxation and releasing negative emotion such as stress and feelings of unease.
These are just a few of my favorite ways to use sound for creating harmony and balance in your daily life, and the best part about it is that everything listed here is free! Your energy is in your hands and the Universe provides us with everything that we need to heal and manifest within our own bodies and minds. I hope you use some or all of these techniques to bring more peace, flow and happiness into your own life!
Big hugs and lots of love,
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My life didn't always look like this. No no. My life looked very different not too long ago. I was restless and unsettled inside because deep down I wasn't happy and fulfilled. I felt like something was missing. And I had this burning knowing inside of me that I was destined to be more. I knew that life was meant to be fun. And I knew I still had a lot of exploring to do. Deep down I wanted to travel and get away. I wanted to head out to explore what the big world had to offer.
I started to allow myself to dream as big as the feelings that I had cultivating within me
I knew I wanted to meet someone who had a wild passionate energy running through them so that being with them would make me feel alive. I made a dream board and cut out pictures of couples strolling on the beach. I pasted together images that expressed the FEELING that I wanted to have.
I would look at it at night before bed and then close my eyes... and begin to FEEL what it would feel like to have those things.
Before I knew it, my life started to shift and change
I wasn't sure where I was going or what was coming my way but I decided to stay optimistic and excited that my life was unfolding in such unpredictable ways.
I kept saying to myself "I don't know what's coming.. but I KNOW it's going to be really good!" because "the universe knows exactly what I want and the universe has something really good up her sleeve."
Now my life looks like those photos you see. I met the Wild Spirit Dream boy that I wanted... only he isn't a dream anymore. I made it my reality.
You can create a brand new life. All you have to do is this:
The key is to stay consistent
You have to FEEL it on the daily. If you want it bad enough you will commit to creating it. Energy can be shaped into anything but you have to be consistent. Don't give up right before it happens. You have to BECOME THE ENERGY OF IT, daily. You have to see it, feel it, hear it, taste it, smell it, EMBODY it. You have to go within and cultivate the energy of it. And then, it's like the energetic template of it has been created so it's manifested. Then the universe brings it to you through the Law of Attraction.
Be determined and stay on the path
When you start to change your life like this sometimes other things have to change too. You are shifting and expanding. The old has to fall away as the new begins to take shape and form.
The people who knew you might not vibe with you anymore. The might look at all of the magic you've created and they say "she's so different now" or they cast judgement because they don't believe in your dream. When really you're not different at all. You just stopped holding back and playing small. You stepped into the highest expression of you, the one who was there all along.
During times like this you have to ask yourself
Do I really give a fuck about what they think? If I allow the opinions or judgments of others to stop you, everything you have worked for begins to shrink away. And that power and momentum you've built will dwindle back down right where you used to be.
I say fuck that
Keep going no matter what kind of fear you feel. You have to show up for your new self every single day and keep being the ENERGY of what you're trying to become. Eventually in unexpected hours, you aren't trying anymore... it's just become manifest and you are the brand new you that you were dreaming about before.
This week on The Daily Vibe we will focus on creating a new reality
Each day we will spend some time becoming the energy of our new reality. We will feel how we want our lives to FEEL. I will remind you that you are a powerful creator and that creating a new life is like changing the channel. You tune into a new frequency by becoming the energy from the inside out. I can't wait to see what we create together.
See you tomorrow on The Daily Vibe. XO Love Shannon
One of my favorite things to do is be outdoors. Nature helps to keep us grounded, clear and energized.
Trees, plants, sunshine and prana are so important for our health and well being. The sun recharges our energy when we feel drained. We are solar powered beings. Deep breaths of fresh prana will clear your energy if you have absorbed negativity. We are responsible for keeping our energy clear, energy does not clear itself. And walking with our feet on the Earth grounds us, which helps us to live from a more centered place.
If you're feeling down, low or fatigued... try getting outdoors to rejuvenate and recharge. Nature is our helper and we need to be connected to live our best lives.
After time spent outside it always helps me to feel more at peace and inspired. Nature gives us exactly what we need, every time.