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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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    https://members.cdbaby.com/Album/Review/vialb01329894

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    https://christinaivanna.bandcamp.com/releases

    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)

     

     

  • OM MANI PADME HUM Chant for Creating Compassion. 

    Jonathan Goldman and Andi Goldman                       

    Share the OM MANI PADME HUM chant for creating compassion.  

     

    Dear Sound Friends:

    We are living in unique and extraordinary times. One of the most important attributes we can manifest and embody is compassion. There is so much divisiveness occurring on our planet right now. Perhaps more compassion would help assist this condition.

    The "Om Mani Padme Hum" mantra is considered one of the most powerful chants for creating compassion. Very recently, I rediscovered a recording from the 2014 Healing Sounds Intensive that featured first, a teaching on compassion by Chant Master and Geshe, Lama Tashi and second, an extended group chant of the "Om Mani Padme Hum" mantra co-created by Lama Tashi, myself and nearly 100 other sound healers at the Intensive.   

    It’s quite a unique and special recording – beautiful, powerful and profound.  For no other purpose than to assist in the generation of compassion on this planet, I am making this MP3 recording available as a free gift to you. The recording includes liner notes with information about the mantra and more.

    Simply click on this link to download this recording.  I trust that listening to it will help accelerate compassion. If it resonates, please share it with a friend.

    Enjoy this version of “Om Mani Padme Hum”, featuring both the teachings and the extended group chanting of this exquisite mantra.

    May enlightenment come to all sentient beings!

    Blessings of Light & Love through Sound,

    Jonathan

    Jonathan Goldman

    Click Here to Download the "Om Mani Padme Hum" Chant