As a personal practice, I sound as part of my daily meditation to tap into streams of universal wisdom and creative potential. At my altar, I light a candle and a bundle of sage and wrap myself in the cleansing smoke. The scent carves out sacred space. It asks me to be present here and now, to open my heart, mind, throat, and ears, and elicits memories of metamorphic catharsis and sacred ceremony.
In my heart or out loud, I articulate a desire for a solution in the form of a positive intention. Connecting to my higher self and calling in the ancestors, my spirit animal companions, angels and guides, all those who love me unconditionally and supporting me in my highest purpose. I offer gratitude for their love and presence. I place one hand over my heart and the other over my solar plexus and breathe deeply.
I start with a gentle "ohm" repeating several times, or some kind of rhythmic vocal play that feels good to me. Sometimes it moves my body. I welcome this because the movements unlock any resistance I am holding. Sometimes 'ugly sounds' happen, but I don’t judge. It’s necessary to voice the ‘ugly’ to make way for harmony. I allow my sounds to expand and morph organically, releasing and re-harmonizing through breath and rhythm. It feels so good to ride this wave, observing each soundscape unfolding like a watercolor painting in my inner vision. The sounds vibrate through my vocal cords, pouring like liquid stars into my ears and down into my heart, belly, and pelvis, rising up through the crown of my head and out into the ethers, I feel fully activated; the definition of ALIVE; totally tapped in and turned on to living Source energy.
In this state of connection, I receive words, colors, textures, images, and messages that I can then explore more deeply with my sounds to flesh out my understanding and interpretation. Sometimes I am surprised by what I see and hear. Many times my inner knowing of some personal situation is validated or clarified. It is a valuable tool, to trust and follow the soundscape and to listen with every cell of my body, linking to a Divine channel and the limitlessness of love and wisdom readily available. In it is the capability to mold this 3D life experience through the focus of intention and action to create anything I desire: To heal, release, and re-calibrate.
Anyone with a voice can learn to do this. As a vocal coach and Soul Voice practitioner, I work one on one with clients and in groups to help them activate their creative voices and release emotional pollution, pain, and negative programming. At 12Listen, I use the above techniques in my readings and for energy clearing and balancing. One of the time-based sessions I offer is a "Transformational Sound & Coaching Session." In this session, you can choose up to three issues of focus: any physical issues, personal problems or situations you want to heal or shift. What you can expect: First we talk about what is going on in your life and work our way into the heart of the issue(s). Then I take you on a shamanic sound journey through your body, translating what I see, feel and hear into intuitive, vocalized sounds that will touch your heart and subconscious. You may experience physical sensations, emotional release, memory recall, profound relaxation, and/or improved mental clarity. Afterward, we share our experiences and I give you personalized suggestions for your self-care and integration to maintain this energetic upgrade. I suggest that you lie down comfortably with headphones for the best experience and leave time and space after the session for integration. Even the most tightly-wound, stressed-out clients say they feel more clear, relaxed, refreshed and more self-aware after a session like this.
I also offer a similar email-based session called the ‘State of the Union’ Chakra Reading. This is the ultimate full-spectrum chakra reading and remote healing session for identifying and removing blockages and obstacles in your life. You can send me your three problem areas (relating to your physical body, relationships, career, health, social/emotional challenges) in as much detail as you like, plus your wishes or positive intentions for resolution and healing. I will sound journey through your body, explore what is going on in your energetic field, and describe the experience from clairaudient, clairsentient, clairvoyant perspectives. You will receive an audio recording of my interpretation, including channeled guidance and positive affirmations.
When sound journeying together, sometimes we have shared visions or sensations. Other times our different experiences combined give specific insights for how to move forward. Every session weaves a magnificent tapestry, manifesting connections and constellations of healing and transformation. If you’re curious and want to try a small sampling of a sound experience in any time interval, I invite you to meet me over at 12Listen for your next reading.
In golden, harmonic resonance,