As an energy healer and spiritual trainer for the last 20 years, I am constantly looking for meditations and tools that let me increase my energy, get better guidance, and expand my heart and soul connection.
Of all the practices I have used over the years, the beautiful tones of crystal bowls have stood the test of time. I use them personally in my home and in my healing and teaching. It seems that almost everyone they touch accesses an inner wisdom and guidance that is not accessible in normal states of consciousness.
Music has always soothed the wild beast in all of us. Some form of music has been used for a millennia in meditation, chanting, and spiritual dancing. Just listening to your favorite songs regularly can be a great form of self-care.
Crystal bowls take music one step further into healing the body, mind and soul. They not only give you a wonderful sound to listen to, but the vibration they send out, as it goes through your body and energy field, expands your perceptions in such a way that you can directly access deeper intuitive guidance.
The energetic science behind why crystal bowls work so effectively has to do with the fact that our bodies themselves are like crystal tuning forks. The human body is made of 99% crystal, with water being a liquid crystal and our bones are crystalline in structure. So when a crystal bowl is played, it creates sound frequencies that are exactly the same as the human body and energy field. Through the law of resonance crystal bowl tones increase these vibrations in our body and energy field. Stronger energetic resonance is experienced as expanded perception and consciousness beyond our normal range.
HOW TO MEDITATE AND GET GUIDANCE WITH CRYSTAL BOWLS
The goal of using crystal bowls as a self-awareness technology is a sound one (no pun intended). When a bowl plays, you will feel it resonating with certain parts of your energy field, or all of it.
Your goal for a crystal bowl session is to relax and allow the bowl to stimulate feelings, sensations, images, colors, memories, and visions that you can then use as a direct guidance for your life.
Getting intuitive guidance from within is infinitely more accurate than going to a psychic.
What you need:
Having your own crystal bowl tuned to your favorite chakra, or set of crystal bowls to meditate with in your home is best. Be prepared to pay from $300-$2000 per bowl.
If you don’t have a bowl, there are crystal bowl recordings available here, where you can get a full set of 12 bowl tones for a fraction of what one actual crystal bowls costs and they work just as well. You can also get crystal bowl healings and meditations on the same link.
Preparation for a bowl session:
To prepare for a crystal bowl mediation session, take some deep, clearing breaths and open yourself to receive direct guidance from your energy body and soul. The soul and energy field do not speak English, so they call you through subtle sensations, visions and emotions.
During the meditation, be prepared to get 2 kinds of guidance:
Guidance with bowls come in 2 ways. You either experience how you are blocking your highest potential in this moment, or you experience the ecstatic joy and full body feelings of living your highest potential now.
The blocks are felt as pressure in a part of your body needing work, or as resistant emotions that may chronically keep you stuck, or the face of a person, or a situation from a memory that may have unresolved energy stuck in it. The guidance is telling you how and where you can release that block in your life.
The ecstatic feelings are how you open your heart and remember who you really are and have always been. This guidance is calling you to embody your soul and divinity which is the most powerful healing energy within you. When you have these it is good to write them down and meditate on them regularly to re-program your system to be proactive not reactive.
Keep in mind that when the bowls play, you always get exactly what you need. Both positive and negative experiences give you essential guidance in how to heal and how to embody your highest potential in this moment.
Developing a Spiritual Language and Muscle Memory
The highest gift of crystal bowls is their ability to give you the ecstatic feelings of oneness and enlightenment in 5 minutes that would normally take years of meditative practice to achieve. Every one of those experiences you have builds a deeper sense of who you really are, your real soul self that your chakras were designed by your soul contracts to create.
Think about every time you play say a chakra 4 heart bowl, whatever you experience is an aspect of how that chakras talks, thinks, feels and communicates to the outside world. Paying attention and taking notes, and practicing with the bowls over months and years allow you to develop an intuitive language of the chakras.
Once you have these experiences, you will want to create a spiritual muscle memory and connection with them that is more powerful than your normal level of daily distractions and drama.
To build this muscle memory of the good and powerful emotions at the cellular level takes repetition. The more you work with the bowls, the more you become more energy than matter and are aware of energy blocks before they become pain or illness in your body.
Once you have found and developed the muscle memory of these chakra emotions through your crystal bowl meditations, you will also be able to use them like a restart button throughout your day. Simply take a few deep breaths and let that positive emotional memory flood your body. Accessing this level of your creative force will open the doorway to greater health and wellbeing and to directly hear your soul’s calling.
P.S. If you want a jump start on how to add the power of crystal bowls to your meditative and healing practices for self care join me for HOW TO HEAL WITH CRYSTAL BOWLS, Virtual Class on Zoom, August 14, 7-9pm Eastern Time where I will give you ways to use crystal bowls to enhance your spiritual practice and ability to self-heal.
Your chakras won’t want you to miss this!