Music making, whether it is singing, chanting, dancing, playing an instrument or attending musical events is a powerful transformative energy capable of healing the soul. Scientific research confirms that our body, brain, organs and cells vibrate in measurable frequencies. Music is a healing art. So how does one make music physical? In the search to answer this question, as well as looking at ways to improve bodily health and well being, the fascinating journey into Chinese Medicine became the medium for the application of sound via the acupuncture point system. Hence Soundtouch therapy was born. Acupuncture points are little vortices of energy that when blocked restrict the flow of energy through our physical being. Blocked energy creates disharmony which can lead to disease. It is appropriate to call acupuncture points, Energy Release Points. A Soundtouch therapy session is very experiential. Initial consultation and medical history determine the treatment plan. Specific sound frequencies are then applied to the body on the appropriate Energy Release Points and vibration begins to flow into the meridian pathway allowing the body to relax into a receptive healing state. In this state, healing begins as the whole body system communicates within itself. Sound has the ability to build bridges within our emotional, mental, spiritual and physical body that brings to our conscious selves the awareness necessary to walk the path to wholeness and health. Writing the book Spiritual Portraits of the Energy Release Points, became a natural extension of this healing modality. The purpose of this book is to bring forward the messages of each acupuncture point (Energy Release Point). In Classical Chinese Medicine, the power of healing is drawn not only from unblocking the energy of the point, but also in understanding the spirit of the point found within the name itself. Reading the message consciously connects one to the root of the issue. Isn’t it wonderful to know that our body holds the key to our own ability to become healthy? Spiritual Portraits of the Energy Release Points is a valuable resource for any bookshelf, not just an acupuncturist or for a patient of acupuncture. It can be used as an oracle, with random opening for the message that you need to start your day, or to deal with a problem that you have been wrestling with in your mind. Reading the message can bring balance and help reclaim your centre for a more joy filled life.
It seems that busy-ness is all around us. Events flowing from one to the next with little room to breathe before the next thing happens. If one thought that summer was busy with outdoor activities, fall and winter provide other types of busy. So how does one cope with the constant demands of everyday life? First of all understand that everything in the universe reflects Divine law and order, our life is not based in chaos or trial and error. Universal laws are the extensions of physical laws that are applied to spiritual laws. Learning about these laws provide us a foundation of self governance so that we can keep in our own personal flow while flowing with the ALL that is. When we are in this flow, we create a sense of centre, harmony, balance and peace. All of the Universal Laws are interrelated and by understanding how they work together we become more conscious of our creation, take responsibility for our lives as well as the pace of life. We flow, we allow, we breathe. So what are some what are some tools to feeling this sense of balance and harmony when we are navigating these Universal laws? The most simple is to follow our breath. To be aware when we inhale and when we exhale. How is the body feeling? Is there tension and constriction? What is the mind doing? Is it chattering, obsessive and noisy? Give the mind something to do, ask it to observe the breath. Then allow the inhale to reach into every part of the body. This creates mindfulness and presence. On the exhale of the breath, allow yourself to release. Release tightness in the musculature. Allow your bones to hold you up instead of working so hard to keep it together. Over a relatively short amount of time, you will notice that you will feel less rushed, more present, more engaged in your activities. You will notice the flow. _The Centred Being