Singing Bowl Meditation
In conjunction with the traditional medical treatment, I also using holistic treatments offered by Integrative Medicine. There are people who come into your life that are pure light. That is my friend, Mixie. She using singing bowls for meditation and vibrational therapy. She asked me if I would like to have a session. Just tell me where and when and I’m there, I said.
Singing bowls are actually a type of bell known as a “standing bell.” The bowls are played either by rubbing a mallet around the rim (as one might play a crystal glass with your finger), or striking the side of the bowl with the mallet. The two playing methods produce quite distinctive sounds.
Today, singing bowls are used to aid meditation, religious practice, relaxation and healthcare.
When used in sound healing, singing bowls are sometimes referred to as healing bowls or chakra bowls. In sound healing, or “sound massage,” the bowls are played around and sometimes placed on the body of the receiver of the treatment. The practitioner uses the resonance of the bowls’ harmonic vibrations within the human body for balancing and relaxation. Some sound healers seek to activate or balance the body’s chakras, or energy centers. The “singing” sound is remarkable, a powerful, long-lasting harmonic hum that can be both invigorating and calming at the same time.
I went to her home one afternoon for a session. It turned out to be one of the most magical times I’ve had in my healing process. After we visited and caught up with each other, Mixie asked me if I was ready to begin. I was but I also love sitting with her, she gives off the most peaceful energy.
She has me hop on to kitchen table. It’s absolutely stunning. It’s been handmade and very sturdy, thank goodness. She’s put a blanket down and it’s actually comfortable. I even take off my wig. If my energy is going to be moving around, I’m sure there will be some heat.
As I’m laying, she places the bowls all around my body. The bowls are all shapes and sizes. She has me place my arms away from my body and then puts some bowls in that space. She places one on my stomach. I close my eyes and wait for the sounds. She begins.
I hear beautiful sounds. Sounds that penetrate my soul. I can actually feel my body absorbing the energy from both the sound and the vibrations. She continued to play for a half an hour. At one point Mixie had her husband, Geoff, came and played the bowls around my upper body. I had sound and vibrations playing all over my body. I was in such a peaceful state. My meditation went deep. For the first time in a long time, I felt a deep calm. I am so thankful for Mixie for giving me this experience.