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  • 19th Annual World Sound Healing Day

    Picture1_2-14.jpgPicture2_2-14.jpg    World Sound Healing Day - Feb. 14, 2021

    We heal the planet, we heal ourselves.  

    We heal ourselves and we heal the planet.

     

    Dear Sound Friends:

    We want to wish you the most extraordinary of positive manifestation for this coming year, including planting a seed for the co-creation of World Sound Healing Day.

    As many of you may be aware, coming up on February 14, 2021 will be the 19th Annual World Sound Healing Day.

    World Sound Healing Day is a global event dedicated to healing our planet through projecting intentionalized loving sounds to the Earth and all sentient beings. 

    The purpose ofWorld Sound Healing Day is to:

    1). Heal Our Planet!
    2). Heal Our Waters!
    3). Raise Our Consciousness!

     

    Traditionally at noon (your local time), people have sounded forth with an “AH” encoded with love as a sonic valentine to the Gaia Matrix—our Mother Earth. This year, because of the extenuating global circumstances, we’ve been guided to open up this event to be more inclusive and all encompassing. This year, we are suggesting that any sound made with the energy of love and compassion is wonderful to resonate for World Sound Healing Day. 

    This healing sound can be any vocal sound — Ah, Hum, Om, etc. —any tone—crystal bowl, Tibetan bell, didjeridoo, etc. — any instrument—piano, violin, drum, etc.—or any sort of performance or sonic presentation you'd like to make. As long as it is created with the energy of love and compassion and dedicated to the purpose of World Sound Healing Day, it will be a good and appropriate sound.

    This year, the 19th Annual World Sound Healing Day will be primarily a virtual event. We invite anyone who wants to present an event through whatever internet platform they prefer and post it on the Events Portal on theWorld Sound Healing Day website that we have created this year. 

    What event you choose and how you decide to do this is totally up to you. Simply go to the Events Portal and list it. For those looking for an event to partake in, we believe there will be plenty for you to participate in and co-create, projecting loving energy to our planet on Feb. 14, 2021.

    There will be much more information forthcoming about World Sound Healing Day, but as noted, we wanted to plant a seed of manifestation for Global Harmonization. No need to organize a live event but rather contemplate a virtual experience you’d like to share with others.

    As we begin the 2021 New Year, let the sacred resonance of the 19th AnnualWorld Sound Healing Day begin to vibrate with us. Happy New Year!

    Blessings of Light & Love through Sound,

    Jonathan Goldman & the Healing Sounds Family

  • BAREFOOT INTO FREEDOM by GALINA SANDERSON

    GALINA SANDERSON

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    Me, the Singer, is dancing barefoot in the churches of London. That is where the 5 Rhythms movement is happening–more and more people come to dance, but not to night clubs or discotheques. Those places where sweat is mixed with alcohol and tobacco smells are still in power; but they do not empower. These – have wooden floors, high ceilings, stained glass windows and so much white clean space.

    It is easy and fun to breathe, scream, hum and moan in these white clean spaces.

    5 Rhythms was the child of Gabrielle Roth, an American theatre director, dance teacher-explorer, an urban shaman woman from New York, who wanted bring people into Ecstasy state without substances and introduce them to freedom from the mind. To make it through the body and make the body an object of adoration.

       We are so different. Some dancers have been coming to 5 Rhythms for 8-       10 years; others are beginners - different sizes, ages, nationalities and            incomes, short legged and long legged.  Most of us are not professional          dancers. Some are; but we all love to move in a room where nobody                judges, evaluates or compete. We are all searching – some for inner              alignment, some for community, peaceful mind, some for freedom from            pain, losses and grief.


    Five rhythms – Flowing, Lyrical, Staccato, Chaos, Stillness form a wave, a cycle of a dance. We become that wave as the body is carried forward by sound, without the mind deciding where to go and what part to move in which direction. Music, very colourful in mood and rhythm, is heard by all the body, not only the ears. The sound fills your cells and takes you into another reality. This is pure meditation. Meditation in motion. Trance follows.

    We are reminded by the teacher to breathe consciously, to have a certain intensity and speed of exhalation.  Breath leads me and gives me an indication of how fast I can go. At some point, after approximately an hour of dancing, the intensity of the atmosphere reaches such a peak, the tension which accumulated in the body during the week in all of us, collapses. A firecracker Bang! And the sound of release escapes the bottomless bodies. Uuhs and Ahhhs and Humms and Mmms – all of us are in these sounds at that moment.  We laugh together when we dance with a partner, repeating each other’s movements and creating unusual new ones.  We cry too, knowing that even if someone notices, they won’t judge. Crying happens when the freedom of being yourself hits us. 

    Usually I quietly hum at the end of the class, when Lyrical section starts. My voice blends into the melody. I feel expanded, free, happy, and a little bit tired. At the same time there is this knowing that my voice lives in this body, in my bare feet kissing the wooden floor, in my flying arms and hands, in the movement of my neck.

    Music, voice, energy, body. Everything is a dance.