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Your Content Is Your Medicine

What are you studying? Learning? Teaching? Preaching?

 

Your content is your medicine. 

 

I dove deep into studying and learning about self-care because it felt like I had to. I was burning at both ends, taking leftovers. Something had to give. I was empty and my body was in pain. I started with the basics like diet, exercise, sleep and hydration. But that only scratched the itch.

 

I learned about mental health and how powerful our thoughts are. They literally create our reality. So I started listening to positive podcasts and audiobooks. Each time I found myself in a negative thought pattern, I replaced it with a more positive thought. And it worked. I started feeling better. 

 

That led me to how my thoughts create feelings and inspired me to learn more about emotional wellness. 

 

I learned I had to feel it to heal it. My body was hurting and in pain because I was storing emotions and memories in the fibers of my being. I learned that if I didn’t feel them, they would scream louder and could eventually manifest as dis-ease in my body.

 

So what did I do with the information I learned? I got really quiet and still. I put my right hand on my heart and my left hand on my belly and asked the pain, “what is this?” Thoughts and ideas came. I breathed into the pain and kept listening. As the memories came, I told myself I was safe (because I was) and allowed myself to feel whatever emotions bubbled to the surface. I let the tears roll down my cheeks without wiping them. And I kept breathing 😮‍💨 

And guess what, they got less intense and my body started to relax. This was when I learned that all the answers are inside of me and this practice created spiritual alignment.

 

What kept me going through all of this healing and inspiration was my tribe, my circle ⭕️ I learned that “circles help us heal better so we can feel better.” I also learned that we are the sum of the five people we spend the most time with.

 

And this became my 5 Pillars of Self Care. 

-Physical Body

-Mental Health 

-Emotional Wellness 

-Spiritual Alignment 

-Social Circles

 

So I am a believer that my content is my medicine. I teach what I have learned, experienced and found to create a happy and full life. One that I can’t wait to wake up to.

 

Join me on January 2023 for 69 days of Self Care. I will help you customize a unique self care plan, just for you, using each of my 5 Pillars.

You will be invited to be part of a community who will support you and hold you accountable for the commitments you make to yourself and celebrate your wins

 

Want to feel better in 2023?

Join my circle ⭕️

Sound Bath Therapy: The self care you’re missing out on

You may be familiar with meditation. It looks different from person to person. It mostly looks like taking time to separate yourself from the stress and intensity that is inevitable in our daily lives. What if I told you there was a way to elevate your meditation practice that’s already in place? (By the way, if you don’t have a meditation practice in your routine, it’s never too late to add one.) The answer is sound bath meditation.

 

What does a sound bath look like?

 

You may be surprised to know that sound baths don’t involve a nice, relaxing soak in the tub. However, the health benefits are similar. Sound baths include waves of soothing, echoing sound from traditional wind and percussion instruments. These soothing sounds are often created by circling a mallet around ceramic sound bowls. Several bowls with different vibrational notes may be used at a time. This creates an out of this world atmosphere for your meditation. 

 

Beginners in meditation often have a hard time with the silence that is created in the practice. These sounds make it easier to ease into meditation and have something, other than breathe, to focus on. Have you skipped a rock and seen the ripples that follow? Vibrational sound therapy causes similar ripples within our bodies because 60% of the adult body is water. It’s normal during sound bath meditation to feel yourself rocking back and forth, swaying in response to those ripples.

 

 

Why should I care about sound bath meditation?

 

A sound bath is typically a way of managing anxiety, soothing the nervous system, and blocking all the ideas and thoughts out of your consciousness as you connect with your body. Think of it as a massage for the nervous system. Sounds soothing, right?

 

Since stress is associated with other conditions like diabetes and heart disease, engaging in sound baths might be a good preventive strategy to reduce the risk of chronic conditions, too.

 

Other benefits of Sound Bath Meditation include:

  • Deepening relaxation
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Improving mood and well-being
  • Improving sleep
  • Heightening focus and energy
  • A feeling of rejuvenation
  • Fewer mood swings
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Better pain management
  • Reduced risk of strokes and coronary artery disease

 

My experience

 

Yoga plays a huge role in my life and who I am. I first started practicing yoga because I had a desire to reduce the pressure of the chaos in my life. Yoga slows you down and helps the mind, body, and soul to connect. 

 

I first experienced a sound bath meditation within my yoga practice. At the end of a yoga class, the instructor led us to Shavasana. Shavasana is a practice where your whole body is still. The goal is to have your thoughts match that same stillness. To be clear, this is something I am still working on, that’s why it’s called a yoga practice. A couple minutes into being in this pose, the instructor invited those who could to stay and further meditation with a sound bath. Afterwards, I felt lighter and more relaxed. I went home and fell asleep quicker than I had before. My mind wasn’t racing like it usually did. 

 

After practicing meditation on my own for almost a decade, I started on my journey of guiding meditations several years ago. I decided to combine the sound bath with my guided meditations to allow for maximum benefits through sound healing. My intention with these practices is to get you out of your head and connect with your body and soul. The ultimate goal is to be able to slow down and get quiet enough to hear your inner truth.  

 

Each month I lead a sound bath meditation as a part of Soulful Sunday. If you feel drawn to experience clarity and peace in your life, I would invite you to show up for yourself in this way. Click here to be a part of it.