Music School of Life

During my research and studies about the wonderful benefits of opening up to the healing aspects of sound and the transformational vibrations and harmonics of gongs as well as Himalayan singing bowls, I was introduced to Dr. John Beaulieu’s awesome book Human Tuning“.

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Desire as Path to Gratitude

Cicero had said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues but the parent of all others.” And while gratitude is a powerful feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive, one being mentioned frequently especially at this time of the year, what precedes it?

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Impressions from Nepal

A long time dream of mine, an excursion to Nepal and the Himalayas, recently became a reality. I was a fortunate member of a small group of sound therapy students to participate in a singing bowl workshop and retreat at one of the most exotic and colorful places I have ever visited.

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The Power of Sound and Positive Thinking

Sound therapy, and the sound of Gongs and Singing Bowls in particular, are applied toward raising one’s awareness and to reach higher levels of consciousness. These heightened states assist the participant to become more aware of one’s limiting beliefs and negative thinking, which contribute to heightened levels of stress and disease. Sound then serves as an entry point to open oneself up to ways that will assist one to overcome these mostly self imposed and deeply engrained patterns.

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Change and the Gong

We all hear friends and people saying: “Change is good”. Yes, whole heartedly agree, change – the process of becoming different – is good. Yet, while change – the only constant in Life – is inevitable, being properly prepared for “it” is essential so it does not blow us out of our personal orbit.

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Healing Vibrations of Nature

It is winter, and earlier this week the Chicago, IL area was hit by its 5th worst blizzard in recorded history, with 19” of snow falling within 24 hours. As I look out the window the sunshine is deceiving…after all, it was 5 deg. F this morning. While nature is hibernating in the northern hemisphere at the present, most of the world here now primarily appears in black & white, devoid of vibrant colors, no warmth…lots of snow. A great time to remember what it will look like and feel in a few months to come.

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Ten Beautiful Life Lesson Reminders from the Dalai Lama

At the core of the Dalai Lama’s inspiring teaching is to promote self-discipline, compassion, forgiveness, empathy, happiness, peace and love. Despite your belief system, consider the idea that Buddhist teachings are not a religion, but rather a science of mind. One of the supporting elements in Buddhist practice is to work with sound. Gongs, singing bowls, bells, tingshas, cymbals etc. are being used on a regular basis to foster clarity and to amplify intention. That said, following please find some food for thought:

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Life’s Openings and Sound

The element of “surrender and let go” most oftentimes brings one closer to the wonders and magic of life’s journey. Just in the past three months my path opened to several significant new cycles and, conversely, ended others.

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Clearing the Mirror of Consciousness

The mind is a world of its own, a palace of mutually reflecting mirrors, in which imagination emerges creatively out of the divine mind – or sometimes runs riot. It is a self-creative realm, where everything thought acquires has an existence having its own laws, irrespective of the physical universe.

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Cultivating the Awareness of Giving and Receiving

The cloudy and cold days arrived, bringing with it a change in the routine and our emotions. Natural cycles replaced the long, warm days of sunny mornings and late sunsets with short, cold days and early, dark evenings. The holidays arrived, accentuating the feeling of nostalgia and loneliness for many people, and the yearning for a hug to warm the soul.

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