Ancient Sound Healing

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Sound healing is not a new concept, but one reborn. In fact, it was recognized, respected and practiced often in ancient times. Thankfully, we are beginning to reconnect with this powerful resource for today’s health and wellness. This is a great article on the ancient roots of sound healing…in brevity.

Ancient Sound Healing

~ Jess ♥

Research shows music reduces pain, slows heart rates and improves children’s moods

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Can singing ease a child’s pain? b

Absolutely! Last night, my Mom brought my son home at 2am with difficulties breathing (major head congestion). Bless him, he was moaning and could not get a wink of sleep. After some natural remedies, which seemed to ease him a bit, he was still having troubles getting settled in bed. I began to sing “his song” to him, and within seconds, he finally drifted off…and this is just the most recent example of many.

Music transcends, as life itself is an intricately woven tapestry of vibration waves (aka…sound waves). Now 21 weeks pregnant, I can also say that even before our babes are born, they respond to music in utero. Sweet babe can be still as can be, but begin to sing, drum or play music and movement ensues, often to the beat.

I am thankful for the increasing amount of research being done to prove music and singing as a powerful tool for well being.

~ Jess ∞ ♥

Song of the New Earth Film Comes to Music City October 12th

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You won’t want to miss it, so mark your calendars, Nashville!
Song of the New Earth will be screening at Unity of Music City on Sunday, October 12th, at 2pm, followed by a Q+A with Director Ward Serrill and Producer Sophie Jane Mortimer.  Hope to see you there!

~ Jess Bray ♥

RSVP on Facebook.

Song of the New Earth profiles the ardent quest of sound healer, psychotherapist and sonic shaman Tom Kenyon to integrate modern science and ancient mysticism through the power of sound. His rare ability to brilliantly decipher the healing science of sound results in a mesmerizing, and transformational documentary feature film.

As an aspiring country musician, Kenyon was on way to fame and fortune in Nashville when a series of mystical experiences rocked his world. Desperate to understand his experience, he fervently dove into the study of neurophysiology to explain his unexplainable spiritual insights and continued his search through studying Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga, Taoism, mystical Christianity, Shamanism, Egyptian alchemy and more.

From his home in the San Juan Islands to Tibetan nunneries in the Himalayas, from cathedrals and mysterious caves in southern France to the golden-chandeliered symphony halls of Vienna, Song of the New Earth explores the cutting edge scientific research proving that sound shifts brain states and can promote dramatic healing not only for ourselves but for our precious planet earth. With his wife Judi, often by his side, Kenyon explains how sound vibration speaks to our souls and bodies by opening a door that bridges our cognitive thinking; catapulting us towards insights into the miraculous. A transcendent, celestial experience that transports viewers through Kenyon’s rare, divine gift.

From an award winning production team including Ward Serrill (The Heart of the Game, Miramax), editor Eric Frith (Eden), New York Times animator Drew Christie and Producer Betsy Chasse, (co-producer for What the Bleep Do We Know!?).

 

Sound Healing Wisdom Echoes from Ancient Chambers

Credit: Mediterranean Institute of Ancient Civilizations
Credit: Mediterranean Institute of Ancient Civilizations

Here’s another excellent article about the “Oracle Room” of the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Malta (ca. 3600 BCE) and its use in ancient times as a power place for sacred sound healing.

I’ve been wanting to overtone in the oracle room since I first heard of this place. Of course, that’s just one of the many temples I would like to sing in. My vision is to do a sacred sound temple tour and film it.

I am thankful that science is catching up with what we as sound healers have carried in our souls and felt in our flesh and bones since the dawn of civilization. Every study helps highlight the validity and necessity of this healing modality in our lives.

In essence, we are all sound healers, as we each house an amazingly intricate internal resonant chamber, expressed in our very own voices. Couple the creation power of sound with the creation power of intention, and well, we can move mountains. Sound on, Soul family!

~Jess Bray ♥

The 12 Children of the Light: An Astrological Tale

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a divine breadcrumb trail led me here this morning. be sure to read the end as well as your sign. there is no need to be overwhelmed by the seeming enormity of what lies before us. we are not islands. that is why we have each other, why we are meant to connect, not in competition, but to help provide the piece that is ours to give and surrender to the next to carry it forth. we each carry an important task and gift. it takes great wisdom and courage to know when to act and when it is time to step back and allow the flow.

The 12 Children of the Light: An Astrological Tale

~ Jess Bray ♥ 

The importance of play…

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“You can’t teach creativity; all you can do is let it blossom, and it blossoms in play.”

This article is a bit long, but an easy read that’s well worth the time. It highlights the effects our “lack of play” in standard school systems have on our children’s ability to thrive and become adults who essentially, follow their bliss, and find success in choosing meaningful work. He also refers to education from a hunter-gatherer perspective.  ~ Jess Bray ♥

Nature’s Song

Everything is energy. Energy contains vibration. Vibration contains frequency. Frequency contains sound. When you connect deeply through your heart with the present moment, allowing time-space to slow, you can catch glimpses of nature’s song, and what a magnificent song the crickets sing. Enjoy the journey… ~ Jess Bray ♥

Jim Wilson | God’s Chorus of Crickets

Imagination power!

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Imagination power! Observing and altering the thinking patterns of our mind rewires the brain. Having worked in a modern mental health organization where sadly, diagnoses (labels) and drugs reigned, this article sheds light (and science!) on our natural ability to shift our mental health.  ~ Jess Bray ♥

Expanded Consciousness: How the Brain Rewires Itself

 

Nature’s Wisdom ~ The Great White Egret

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Peace, harmony and working together for the common good are but a few of the Great White Egret’s messages.  As members of the Heron family, these magnificent beings carry a treasure trove of life lessons (amplified when in pure white form).  Want to know more?  Head over to my favorite online totem resource. …and remember, any time a creature captures your attention in the moment, center yourself and simply ask for the lesson.  Totem websites are helpful, but are no substitute for direct communication with Spirit.  ~ Jess Bray ♥

What’s Your Sign ~ online guide to nature’s symbolism