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  • HARMONIES OF LIGHT by JIM OLIVER                                  

    Everyone brings their own unique gifts to the field of sound healing. We offer the environment for healing (to make whole) to occur.

    My formal music study began with piano lessons at age 5, then popular organ study at the Hartford Conservatory of Music at 14. Next was music theory, classical organ and piano lessons at Julius Hartt School of Music when I was 17 which was in preparation to be a classical organ major at Hartt College of Music in 1971. Lots and lots of Bach. I also conducted and played with a guitar based folk mass group with 40+ teenagers. Tens of thousands of hours of practice and performance playing in many different venues including churches, night clubs and show rooms. The remainder of the 70s found me on the road with a variety of bands including about 3 years with a Vegas-show road band. A total of 7+ years living in hotels throughout the US and Canada - 52 weeks a year, playing 6 nights a week and travelling on most “days off”.  Through it all, I observed the profound response people have with music of varying types and wanted to offer music that was the “main event” rather than background or accompaniment. In the late 1970s that began to take form.

    In 1982 in the course of my explorations into the field of sound, music and wellness, I heard of two ladies that were using water filled balloons placed on specific parts of their client’s body and they hummed into the water balloons. The water provided a more direct connection with the body. Brilliant!

    I soon began working with a Kineseologist, Oriental Medical Doctor, Naturopath and Acupuncturist. We explored using specific frequencies and waveforms for specific ailments. We sought to find ways to present the sound in the most effective manner. If we were playing a sound for the lungs or liver or an acupuncture meridian, I would place the headphones on the client’s ankles with an extremely low volume level so they could not hear the sound with their ears. The muscle testing showed the benefit whether they could hear the sound with their ears or have the correct sound connected to their body/being by headphones. We also infused a quartz crystal with the sound and it also tested strong when the appropriate frequency and waveform was implemented.

    Being a keyboardist and having access to analog synthesizers was a great plus. I could specify frequencies and waveforms to observe what had a more beneficial effect. In my observation, the waveform has as much to do with the response as the frequency. Based on orchestral instruments, sine waves are more flute instrument sounding. Square waves are more woodwind instrument sounding such as clarinet and oboe. Sawtooth waves are more brass instrument sounding such as trumpet, trombone, sousaphone and tuba. Sawtooth and square composite waveforms are more like strings such as violins, cellos and bass. Each waveform or combination of waveforms resonates with the body, mind, spirit and emotional bodies differently as well as chakras and etheric energy fields. Different waveforms have different harmonic overtones which contribute to the receptivity and resonance of the tones and music. I mention emotions because I feel that emotions are what are “in the driver’s seat”. Tones resonate with certain aspects of the physical being and emotions engage what is affecting people’s moods which then relate to physical manifestation of health and perceived well-being. It is a complete, cohesive experience rather than a conglomeration of isolated elements.

     

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    An individual who experienced harp healing with me had the following to say about the harp and color I offer during a session:

    The harp is an instrument of sublime beauty and a powerful tool for healing. Revered throughout the ages for its angelic sound, the harp has now been shown in clinical studies to have measurable therapeutic benefits for reducing stress and anxiety, inducing restful sleep, and helping listeners release physical and emotional suffering.
    The use of color as therapy is a truly holistic, non-invasive and powerful therapy which dates back thousands of years; evidence of this can be found in ancient texts from India, China and Egypt. Color is simply light of varying wavelengths and, as such, is a form of energy used in Color Therapy. Christina uses colored scarves based on the client’s vibration to assist with the Harp Healing.”

    A harp healing session consists of playing improvised, intuitive harp music (which you’re welcome to record), an invitation to sit at the harp and play your own harp sounds, and an opportunity to choose a scarf or two of vibrant colors to enhance your time with harp healing. Each session is unique and completely tailored to the needs of the person sitting with me. I feel like I’m holding the space, with the addition of music and color, for energy, for healing work.
    My work as the harp healer at the O.N.E. Wellness Center in Rochester, NY comes after years of studying many different disciplines. This includes astrology, palmistry, sound healing, music therapy, many forms of dance (Zydeco, African drum and dance are favorites), voice lessons, and harp lessons. Then I had the good fortune to work with Mara, who encouraged the journey to improvisation. I’ve taken many art, painting, crafts, zentangle, jewelry making classes. What they all had in common was working holistically with individuals, making intuition an integral part of this work, and the desire to be deep in the creative process. I still enjoy creating unique jewelry pieces from many different mediums.

    When I complete my color therapy course, I will “learn more, each day, about the light spectrum, how we harness its power to heal and when and where is the best time to use it. Color is present in the food we eat, clothes we wear, environment we live and work in, as well as, the colors we’re attracted to each day. These mysteries tell a story as to what we need, in the moment for transformation to occur.” This completely complements my view of intuitive, improvisation harp sounds used to support individuals on their journeys.

    M.A. Mental Health Counseling, City University of Seattle: Grief and loss, Bereavement, Pet loss specialties
    Harp Healer at O.N.E Wellness Center, www.onewellnesscntr.com
    Strings of Light, CD recorded in The Tank in Rangeley, Colorado

     

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    Practitioner of:

    Tai Chi, Qigong

    Member of Sound Healers Association

    Member of Upstate New York Bead Guild

    Member of Upstate New York Polymer Clay Guild

    *Member of National Association of Holistic Wellness

    *Member of International Therapist Directory

    *upon completion of The Color Elite Color Therapy Course (3/19)

     

     

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    I have always been acutely aware of the healing power of music, especially the vibrational power inherent in the human voice. Music is the universal means of expression, the language of humanity, and our voice, the most personal instrument of all connects us to our hearts. I have been blessed to spend my life in the performing arts enjoying an international career as a singer and teacher. It is a great privilege and joy to share my music and mastery, guiding my students and clients in discovering and opening their true, authentic voice and their unique soul signature sound and expression.

    In 2008, between engagements singing Mozart, Beethoven and Verdi, I discovered Crystal Tones Alchemy Singing bowls and was dazzled by their exquisite sounds. I always loved the Himalayan singing bowls, but these were very different. I bought a set of seven, one for each chakra, and began to explore. I experimented. I used them to open blockages, relieve stress and create balance and harmony for myself, my family and my students. When a student had a vocal blockage, I would ask them to choose a bowl and tone or sing with it. Their blockage would dissipate. I loved the soulful intimacy and long lingering sense of peace from the sounds. Magical. My young son loved them too. ‘Mommy,’ he would say as I tucked him into bed, ‘please give me my sound blanket!’ And I would play. And he would drop into a deep sleep.

    In 2006, I was moved to create a children’s foundation in Germany where I was living and working. The goal of the Kids4kids World Foundation was to train young people in the performing arts and instill in them the power of teamwork and service at a young age. Every year our original productions raised over 25,000€ to support the music therapy program which we co created, serving hundreds of children and their families throughout Germany.

    Our performers often participated in a national music contest, and when my son was thirteen, he made it to the semifinals of the singing competition. One week before his audition, he came into the room with a grimace on his face. “mom, listen, my voice!” It had begun to drop in register! At that point in my teaching career, I had not yet guided a boy through his voice change. I trusted my intuition and knowledge about healthy singing. We worked with the crystal alchemy bowls every day. He chose the little citrine G note. He gently toned and hummed with it. And his voice remained open. We lowered his keys by a fourth, and a week later he sang his 15-minute program brilliantly. The citrine anchored a security that was miraculous at that vulnerable time.

    “My name his Dylan”, he said with great confidence “and since last week, I am no longer a soprano!” Everyone laughed. He was thrilled.

    Fast forward 6 years later.

    On March 27, 2015, my life changed forever when I lost him, dearest Dylan, my only child, my beloved 19-year-old son. I never imagined one day music would be my emotional stability through such an unimaginable loss. I am traversing a journey of profound grief, and music is the stabilizing container embracing and transforming that anguish. I am navigating the intensity of the feelings supported by the vibrations of the Crystal Tones Alchemy Singing Bowls. When I am frozen in the depths of despair and overwhelmed by loss, the pure crystalline emanations in combination with breathwork anchor and transmute. Their incredible beauty, the pristine, sacred vibrations of their tones soothes, comforts and take me instantly to my son. A profound and tender connection ever present through the heavenly frequencies. The bodily felt sensation of pure Love. Eternal. Heaven/Earth. The luminescent pathways created are indescribable, transforming the darkness to radiance. Morphing the grief to love, acceptance, gratitude and joy. Understanding it is all perfect.  A journey of healing, of release, of receiving; a journey of heart, soul, and love eternal.  

    My transformational journey with sound vibration and energy medicine has been nothing short of phenomenal. My son began communicating with me the night he died, sending me a whoosh of sound vibration in a shooting star, guiding me, holding me, bringing joy and fulfillment in ways I had never thought would ever be possible. Five months after his passing, I was struggling. He said, “Mom, call the bowl dudes” I ignored him, and he insisted. “Call the bowl dudes”. I did. And my life path changed. With his guidance, I created Crystal Cadence, A place for Song and Sound Healing and home of the Crystal Tones Los Angeles Temple where 400 bowls are available for purchase. I travel the world teaching healing sound, leading meditations and giving concerts. I work regularly with cancer patients and train alchemy sound healers. We learn bowl playing techniques, we study the notes of the chakra and endocrine system, we train in bioenergetics, we do improvisational exercises and activate our human instrument. In 2018, Dylan suggested we present an online series called “The Sacred Science of Sound.” Jonathan Goldman spoke, Eileen Mckusick, Barry Goldstein, Lee Harris, Dr. Daniel Levitin, Deva Premal and Miten, Gregg Braden, Anita Moorjani and Dr. Sue Morter too. People all around the globe listened. And they asked for a live event.

    We invite you now to join us Nov 1-3 in Los Angeles at the Sacred Science of Sound. It promises to be nothing less than extraordinary. www.sacredsciencesound.com

    Quantum Science proves we are made of Energy, Sound Vibration and Light. Come immerse yourself in the medicine of NOW. Explore the Healing Power of Music, Sound Vibration and Energy Medicine and learn state of the art restorative tools, sound medicine techniques and embodiment practices to transform your life.

    Tickets available at www.sacredsciencesound.com

    Surprise guest just announced: Jhene Aiko-singer/poet shares her “Modern Mantra.” https://youtu.be/vkJGa0eaktE