Healing sounds

Time for a music break!

Screen Shot 2018-11-18 at 01.13.45The featured music is from John Adorney, a wonderful musician based in the US who creates music that is perfect for relaxation, meditation and for healing.

As well as being a composer, John is a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC) who works on a one-to-one basis with people with autism and other developmental disabilities.  Since the spring of 2010, John has also been conducting music therapy groups with the Los Angeles-based LOTUS Project for women and men with developmental disabilities who have survived trauma and/or abuse.

John has also taught music at Waldorf schools in both Denver and Los Angeles, and is certified in the Orff-Schulwerk method of music education.

In my work as a bioenergy and sound therapist I use John’s music about 90% of the time as it has the best results and blends well with the more in-depth tuning fork treatments given towards the end of each session.

So treat yourself and take a mini musical health break!

John Adorney is an award-winning composer and producer whose six solo CDs, The Other Shore  (2002), Waiting for the Moon  (2004), Trees of Gold (2006), The Fountain  (2009) and The Fire in the Flint  (2012)  have garnered glowing reviews from around the world. In August of 2010, John, along with vocalist Daya and special guest Marcel Adjibi, performed the music from the first five of these CDs live in concert in Thousand Oaks, California. John Adorney and Daya LIVE! In Concert was released as both a DVD and as a CD.

For more information see: www.johnadorney.com

Random chill

🧐 A little bit of wisdom…

🤓 A little bit of intellectual stimulation..

Quantum mechanics theory says parallel universes may exist and interact

To the average person, quantum mechanics is the convoluted, science fiction-y branch of physics. A radical new theory plays into that, proposing that parallel universes exist and interact with each other ‒ and that scientists may be able to test for them.

Prof. Howard Wiseman, a physicist at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, along with his collaborators Dr. Michael Hall, also of Griffith University, and University of California, Davis mathematician Dr. Dirk-Andre Deckert, published their new “many interacting worlds” (MIW) theory in the journal Physical Review X. They posited that other universes are real, exist in vast numbers and exert influence on each other.

Read more here

😎 A little bit of music..

Song: Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd

The healing power of sound

Sound healing is used by many therapists, myself included, to promote a sense of deep calm and wellbeing. I personally use the Solfeggio frequencies both in background music and directly using tuning forks and the deep relaxation that follows is quite spectacular.

Whether sound frequencies in themselves promote healing or whether they lead to a deep relaxation that enables to body to self correct by achieving an inner homeostatic balance is uncertain. Regardless of the mechanism of action, there is an effect and I have seen it bring people to experience a profound sense of inner peace.

One experience that stands out in my own mind is when I was treating a young mildly autistic child. He began to giggle and said that he could see lines of colour coming out from the tuning forks and that they were tickling him in a nice way. He could also see colours flowing from my hands. I wish I had his gift of vision!

The other great gift of using sound in that session was that it really engaged this young boy and he began to chat and open up about how he saw the world. It was a session where I felt like the student, as this child’s view of the world and keen perception was full of insight and taught me that what we see as disability was in this case an emotional and perceptive range far beyond the grasp of most of us ‘ordinary’ humans!

An Israeli team of sound therapists have been doing a lot of work with the Solfeggio frequencies, in particularly with the 528hz frequency which resonates with the heart centre. Their experience along with a youtube of the event is posted below:

In June, 2009, Shai Danon and Amiti Media began experimenting with and documenting the implementation of a newly discovered technique they created after exploring the application of the frequency of 528hz on water, based on the scientific findings of Dr. Joseph Puleo and Dr. Leonard Horowitz.

Considering the known impact of frequency on the molecular composition of cells, they easily discerned that directing pure tonal vibrations towards a subject would have an all over physiological effect that could restore cells to their pure, unadulterated state.

Dr. Masuru Emoto’s research on the impact of sound and prayer on water made it evident that, since human cells are made of at least 70% water, applying a specialized technique to the physical body would affect people on a cellular level, potentially restoring overall body health to the recipient of treatment.

Amiti and Shai combined three aspects of science into one technique: Directing accurate sound waves to energy centers of the body, utilizing water as the best known conductor and Quartz Crystal as the best naturally transmitting amplifier.

Techniques such as Watsu, Jahara, Water Dance, Hydrotherapy for the disabled and communing with dolphins have been gaining momentum worldwide over the past several years, and throughout Israel in particular. Working with over 30 various hydrotherapists, they all acknowledge the profound impact these specific sounds have on their patient’s recovery.

An epic transformative event occurred at the World Water Festival in Eilat in February, 2010. Amiti’s instinct was to arrive early and meet the dolphins with the floating crystal bowls, to see how they would respond to these frequencies underwater.

From the underwater videos, it is clear that the dolphins enjoyed the experience and were not bothered but rather curious and open to receive the vibrations and sing back. This was an important acknowledgement from the “masters of sound.”

At the festival, which hosted a majority of expert water therapists from throughout the world, Ahava 528 held workshops and presentations which strongly influenced the overall atmosphere of the event, culminating in a final session in a therapeutic seawater pool where over 70 people circled and toned together in the water to the frequency of 528hz. Without anyone expecting it, the mood naturally escalated from a meditative state into unrestricted waves of spontaneous laughter, joy and dance which lasted into the night.

 

Sources: http://www.ahava528.com/

36 questions: The science of falling in #love!

Do you want to fall in love 😍 with someone you’ve just met, or to reconnect with your current partner?

If so try Dr Arthur Aron’s scientific approach to falling in love.

If so then here’s how to do it.

36 questions to fall in loveFirst listen to Dr Aron speak below on what he has discovered in his studies on love.

Second, answer the 36 questions below with your partner – or download the app here and do it on your phone.

Third, when you have finished the test, spend 4 minutes in silence looking into each other’s eyes.

That’s it…

 

36 Questions

Set I

1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

2. Would you like to be famous? In what way?

3. Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why?

4. What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

5. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?

6. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want?

7. Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?

8. Name three things you and your partner appear to have in common.

9. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

10. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?

11. Take four minutes and tell your partner your life story in as much detail as possible.

12. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

Set II

13. If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?

14. Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?

15. What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?

16. What do you value most in a friendship?

17. What is your most treasured memory?

18. What is your most terrible memory?

19. If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why?

20. What does friendship mean to you?

21. What roles do love and affection play in your life?

22. Alternate sharing something you consider a positive characteristic of your partner. Share a total of five items.

23. How close and warm is your family? Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s?

24. How do you feel about your relationship with your mother?

Set III

25. Make three true “we” statements each. For instance, “We are both in this room feeling … “

26. Complete this sentence: “I wish I had someone with whom I could share … “

27. If you were going to become a close friend with your partner, please share what would be important for him or her to know.

28. Tell your partner what you like about them; be very honest this time, saying things that you might not say to someone you’ve just met.

29. Share with your partner an embarrassing moment in your life.

30. When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself?

31. Tell your partner something that you like about them already.

32. What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?

33. If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven’t you told them yet?

34. Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?

35. Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? Why?

36. Share a personal problem and ask your partner’s advice on how he or she might handle it. Also, ask your partner to reflect back to you how you seem to be feeling about the problem you have chosen.

Now 4 minutes looking into each other’s eyes in silence

 

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If you want to read about how this worked out for a couple who tried it, read this account by Mandy Len Catron written for the New York Times:

To fall in love with anyone do this http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/fashion/modern-love-to-fall-in-love-with-anyone-do-this.html 

Full study: Aron et al (1997) The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness: A Procedure and Some Preliminary Findings Pers Soc Psychol Bull April 1997 vol. 23 no. 4 363-377

http://psp.sagepub.com/content/23/4/363.full.pdf+html

A little light on mind power

Coherent consciousness creates order in the world

Subtle interactions link us with each other and the Earth

The Global Consciousness Project is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration of scientists and engineers. Collecting data continuously from a global network of physical random number generators located in up to 70 host sites around the world at any given time, the data are transmitted to a central archive which now contains more than 15 years of random data in parallel sequences of synchronized 200-bit trials generated every second.

The purpose is to examine subtle correlations that may reflect the presence and activity of consciousness in the world. The Global Consciousness Project team hypothesize that there will be structure in what should be random data, associated with major global events that engage our minds and hearts.

How does it work?

When human consciousness becomes coherent, the behavior of random systems may change. Random number generators (RNGs) based on quantum tunneling produce completely unpredictable sequences of zeroes and ones. But when a great event

synchronizes the feelings of millions of people, the network of RNGs becomes subtly structured and the odds are calculated at one in a trillion that the effect is due to chance. The evidence suggests an emerging noosphere or the unifying field of consciousness described by sages in all cultures.

Subtle but real effects of consciousness are important scientifically, but their real power is more immediate. They encourage us to make essential, healthy changes in the great systems that dominate our world. Large scale group consciousness has effects in the physical world. Knowing this, we can intentionally work toward a brighter, more conscious future.

Examples

What is baffling is that these anomalies are mostly predictive. Often happening hours before the original event takes place. Researchers found one such significant irregularity 4 hours prior to the September 11 attacks. Where the mathematically analysis of the data showed that the New York computer broke the 1 to 0 ratio of 50:50 to 1:35!
Similar incongruities were observed prior to the terrorist attacks by Al Qaeda in Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005, the tsunami that devastated Southeast Asia and the election of President Obama.  So, does this mean that our collective, global consciousness knows of a major event before our individual consciousness does?

Roger Nelson, PhD discusses Global Consciousness Project in the documentary film WAKE UP. Watch the full film at wakeupthefilm.com.
For a more in depth look see Roger Nelson ask is consciousness fundamental in the documentary below.

Source:

The Global Consciousness Project global-mind.org
Book: ‘Origins of Consciousness‘ by Roger Nelson

 

Soul song

Kim O’Leary  kimoleary.com

Kim O’Leary – vocals-keyboards-synths-drum programming

Brett Garsed – lead + ambient guitar

Joe Creighton – bass

Geoff Bridgford – acoustic guitar

Written + prod by Kim O’Leary

#Neri Oxman: Designing a better future

From nature-inspired design

to design-inspired nature

Neri Oxman – Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT Media Laboratory and her team are looking at inspiring, ecologically sustainable and wildly innovative ways to design a better future.

Short version at TED

Gemini Acoustic Chaise created with Stratasys 3D Printing

More detail from a talk at the World Economic Forum

For more …

Neri Oxman

The Wanderers: An Astrobiological Exploration