A journey with sound – Naomi’s story

Singing bowls and tibetan bell for sound therapy

I’m fairly new to all things spiritual, so when Kalie shared a post looking for case studies for sound healing, I took up the offer with no idea what to expect, but I knew it would be a safe space to try something new. Plus I had the time to commit to regular sessions, I’m open to new experiences and I like to help people to follow their dreams, so I signed myself up.

I went to Kalie’s on four separate occasions for different sound healing treatments. The sessions took place at Kalie’s dedicated spiritual room, beginning with a warm welcome. Each session started with me setting my intention and drinking some water – if anything Kalie is good at getting me to double my weekly water intake in one day – already I was healthier and that was before the sound healing had even started! It was also very positive for me to be able to focus on myself and my own intentions for a short period of time and not worry about what I was doing for everyone else.

At each session we focussed on a different instrument. The first session was drums; and I really resonated with these. I found the deep sounds extremely calming and oddly addictive. I lay on the massage table with my eyes closed as Kalie moved up and down with the various drums. By the end of the session I was much more relaxed and peaceful – which for someone who is always on the go is quite impressive!

The second session was using tuning forks; which were placed at varying distances from each ear (we were going to start with tuning forks in week one but they mysteriously could not be found which we interpreted as a sign from the spirit world to begin with the drums). The tuning forks were very good for helping me to switch off and I found myself once again extremely relaxed and feeling quite spaced out.

In the third session singing bowls of various sizes were played around me. Kalie activated them so that various deep tunes emanated into the room and deep into my body. I definitely found the deeper sounds more relaxing than the higher ones, I’ve even since been looking up apps around singing bowls as potential ways for a quick fix from time to time as sadly I can’t have Kalie follow me around everywhere.

The final session was an actual sound bath. For this I laid on the floor and Kalie used a mixture of the drums, singing bowls, tinctures and other instruments. This session was really interesting because you didn’t really know what was coming next. At the beginning of this session I was somewhat stressed as I had booked three different meetings all over London on the same day – so it did take me a little bit longer to relax – but even so Kalie worked her magic and by the time she had finished I was completely chilled and at ease.

Overall I found the experience of Sound Therapy very enlightening, it has had a sustained impact on my life. Having the regular sessions was helpful as it meant I knew I had time blocked out for myself and to concentrate on my own mind and body to receive some healing. I know I need to continue this in the future.

 

 

Lovefit Festival

July 2017 saw the arrival of the UK’s premier food, fitness and music festival. I was privileged to offer two of my unique self-development workshops within the beautiful forest at St Clere’s Estate in Kent.

Fitness enthusiasts powered through the mud to enjoy a range of classes provided by top teachers and well known brands across the industry; from Yoga and SUP to HIIT and Spin, even Mr Motivator made an appearance.

On Saturday morning among the tall trees I offered Meditation and Drumming to the early risers which was an absolute dream in such a beautiful location. On Sunday afternoon I introduced sound baths to a whole new audience, just when everyone needed a spot of total relaxation after a weekend of high intensity workshops.

Lovefit 2017 was a brilliant success, I would highly recommend giving this festival a try next year when it is expected to become even bigger and better. Check out a summary of pictures below, visit my Facebook page for more pictures.

A Journey with Sound: James’ Story

Man relaxing in a park

About six months ago I was feeling very sluggish in life, lacking the energy I used to have. As well as this I was getting stressed and usually over the smallest of things that really didn’t matter. But what was causing me the most frustration was that I had a lot of things I wanted to get on and do but didn’t know where to start.

I’ve meditated in the past but it tended to be when I was in a state of relaxation anyway and found it very difficult to do when stressed. I had also tried spiritual healing which was fantastic but this time there wasn’t one particular issue that was the obvious cause, rather just a lot of little things so I didn’t see the point of trying to be ‘healed’ if I didn’t have something that needed healing.

When Kalie told me about her Sound Healing I wasn’t really sure what it could do for me but it sounded interesting and something different so I wanted to give it a try.

Before the first session started I had to write down what I wanted to get from it and all I could think of was to relax mainly and re-energise if possible. As she started banging the drums I lay there continuing to think and trying to get my brain to stop. Eventually the sound from the drums drowned out my thoughts, and with it I started to relax and feel the vibrations rather than just hear the sound. The vibrations started to get stronger and felt like a soft tingling throughout my body almost like a gentle massage.

I left the first session feeling more relaxed than I had done in a long time and actually realised how long it had been since I felt relaxed and calm. The drums had helped to quieten my mind and for the next week I was able to start listening to meditation music and continue to relax, something that I hadn’t done in quite a while.

Through the next five sessions Kalie used different types of instruments for healing, all of which helped me to relax and with that feel more and more energised, culminating in the final session being a mix of all different instruments.

For me the drums were my preferred sound as they were able to quieten my mind, which was the biggest issue I had in order to relax, plus the vibrations from them both during and after resonated throughout my body increasing the feeling of relaxation like a gentle massage.

Afterwards, in my relaxed state, I was able to see the cause of my stress and sluggishness was because of so many little things that on their own really didn’t have a detrimental effect but combining them together had left me stressed and low on energy plus feeling overwhelmed by it all. I was trying to tackle them all at the same time whilst having little energy and ended up unable to do anything.

So thank you Kalie for this wonderful experience, of not just helping me to relax and re-energise but also to see that if I don’t resolve and clear out little issues when they arise then eventually they can build up to be something big that is not only draining and stressful but also overwhelming as I’m not sure what the cause is (as there’s many), and so can’t clearly see how to resolve it or where to start.

James

 

 

 

A natural high

Beautiful-clouds

When you think of getting high you tend to imagine a group of curious teenagers smoking joints in the park. I prefer the more natural approach.

At the risk of sounding like a complete fruit loop, which of course I can be at times, there is a way to achieve the same kind of high, all from connecting with the universe and understanding your true purpose.

The earth is currently going through a transitional period therefore we are all experiencing vast changes around us, some positive and some negative. Many people have been going through a hard time recently, including myself, but trust me everything will get better, I promise.

I’m not going to lie and pretend that I’m happy go lucky every minute of every day, but I do my best to stay positive as much as possible and keep spreading those waves of sunshine. After all, it feels so much better to be positive than negative, doesn’t it?

So what is a natural high? It’s the most amazing feeling you’ve ever encountered. It comes from a feeling of complete acceptance and gratitude, trusting and knowing that everything is just how it is meant to be, in this moment.

So how does one achieve this state of ecstasy? Excuse the pun. For me this feeling is usually triggered when I connect to spirit. Giving a message from a loved one that has passed truly is one of the most satisfying feelings you can experience, and I am blessed to be able to do so. I often attend my psychic development group feeling completely exhausted after a long day at work, not to mention the hour and a half journey home. But the minute someone says ‘yes, I can take that, I understood everything you just said’ I feel absolutely invigorated, on top of the world in fact.

So how do we regular folk achieve this natural high? I understand that the stresses of life make it hard to be positive and happy all the time, and if you’re still reading this then well done, you might just be ready to open your mind.

It all comes down to finding that inner peace and connecting with your higher self. Believe it or not, that nagging voice inside your head is not actually you. You are the silence behind the voice.

There are plenty of ways you can begin to enjoy pure happiness: I’ve outlined a few of these below to get you going.

Meditation – Forget all preconceived ideas you have of cross-legged hippies, mediation can be done however you feel comfortable. Sit up, lie down, meditate alone or in a group. Meditation is simply about finding that inner stillness. Close your eyes, relax and take slow deep breaths in and out. Be aware of your thoughts and let them go.

Gratitude – This is the very word I have tattooed on my arm. We spend so much time thinking about what we don’t have, try focussing on what you do have. Write a list of things you are grateful for, once you start you’ll be surprised about how much you have to be grateful for. I try to do this as often as possible.

Bond with nature – I’m not suggesting that you go hug a tree (not even I do that), but spending time in the great outdoors can do wonders for your state of mind. Find a quiet spot in the park or take a drive in the countryside, appreciate the beautiful sights that are all around us. And of course, If you do feel the urge to hug a tree, then be my guest.

Many clients that come to me are seeking more than just a reading, they’re looking for happiness. I am very pleased to be able to offer advice about life and to help them find that tiny bit of strength within. It’s very pleasing to see someone leave a reading feeling positive and uplifted during a very difficult period in their life.

If we each aim to inspire just one person, and that person inspires another, imagine the effect we can create.

Do whatever you can to feel connected to the universe, and once you find that natural high, never let it go…