Recently I had the opportunity to self heal and reflect spending quiet time at the beach. The skies were overcast with an occasional appearance of the sun peeking through a gray cloud. It was quite an experience, being the only soul on a beach miles long, communing with the seagulls, terns, soft sand, the sky and the bluest of blue ocean that seemed to stretch onto infinity.

This time reminded and connected me of the reason why I love working with singing bowls so much. When I speak though the bowls there is need for no words, no language other than that of Liquid Language of Light and of Love. Transformation and reflection possible without every the need to utter a single word. A language first learned early on, rediscovered and recently remembered in the bluest of blue eyes of my beautiful Teacher.

A place so still, so serene in Trust and Faith I could walk up to a young doe, placing my hand on her head, stroking her behind her ears as her mother occasionally looked up from her morning meal.

How to put into words watching the sand dance in my bowl as I play then forming mandalas when it surrenders into silence. The jumping of sea water from my bowl as I place it on my husband’s knee, sore from the joy of years of bouncing twins on it.

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Energy… it’s everywhere. It’s in our homes, offices, workplaces…even in our cars. It’s in the places we tend to spend a lot of time in and as a result can sometimes become stuck or stagnant. You’ll witness stagnant energy manifest in a number of ways; frequent arguments, tiredness, accumulating clutter, and an overall feeling of negativity are just some of the signs that point to stuck energy accumulating in your environment. Singing bowls are used to shift, remove and cleanse stagnant energy to create a clear, calm, serene and peaceful surrounding. It’s literally a breath of fresh air that rings and sweeps through your entire space to harmonize and reconnect with the soul and energy of the Universe and the Divine.

10 Steps to Purifying Space with a Singing Bowl

  1. Make sure the space is physically clean and clear of clutter.
  2. Standing, begin with your bowl in your open palm & take three deep breaths.
  3. Take a moment to set your intention & connect with Source/the Divine/God.
  4. Chant “OM” three times & clear your mind.
  5. Place one or two pieces of small, dried, white clary sage or palo santo wood or incense into your bowl. Light and blow to smudge/smolder (NOTE: Be sure to have a small cloth handy to place underneath the bowl. This protects your hand from heat, making sure the bowl does not become too hot to handle).
  6. Now walk through the entire space in a clockwise pattern, slowly ringing the bowl with a striker & softly blowing the smoke with a cleansing breath while quietly saying a prayer of intention. Call in your Guides/Masters/Angelic Beings to assist & support you throughout this purification.
  7. Thank & be in peace with all entities. Those who are no longer needed are asked to leave by the power of the “I AM”. Say this out loud, repeatedly, as you clear the space.
  8. Make sure to sweep spaces in corners, under beds, in closets and in dark places throughout the space.
  9. After you have finished smudging, clean and fill your bowl with water. Bless the water with your intention. The water now becomes holy and healing with your intention set.
  10. Walk through the space again while ringing your bowl with a striker. As the water sprays from the bowl say out loud, “I bless this space with light, love and peace to heal in the arms of the Divine”.

A few things to note…it’s best to make sure to open a few windows before burning sage or you may have a couple more bells going off besides your singing bowl! Also, singing bowls are comprised of seven sacred metals, one being copper, which is an excellent conductor of heat.

Be mindful & take precautions that your bowl does not get too hot when you are smudging with sage.

After space clearing with a singing bowl, you will notice an overwhelming feeling of lightness, brightness and rejuvenation throughout the space you’ve just cleansed and also within your whole being. For there is no separation from what’s outside and what lies within.

 

From Awaken To Your Best Self Blog
Aug 29, 2013

Now that the Awaken Fair has embarked upon its second decade, we’re more than pleased to continue to expand–and we’re coming to New Jersey this September! In keeping with the spirit of our Westchester event, we continually present new and exciting contributors to the fair. Please join us in welcoming certified Tibetan singing bowl practitioner and artist, Katherine Hamer.

Katherine, please share with us a little about yourself… >

I am a wife and mother to three beautiful children. I love living and being of service on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. I am also an energy healer working with SQ Wellness modalities The Rising Star and Prema Birthing. I am a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner. I was born in raised in New York State (having lived nearly the entire length, from downstate all the way to the Canadian border) and also hold BA’s in Art History, Art and Science.

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3 Wednesday Evenings 4:30 PM-9:30 PM
November 7th, 14th & 28th, 2018

Discover and explore how Himalayan Singing Bowls are used for sound & vibrational healing. This course is overseen and licensed by the Atma Buti School in Boulder, Colorado and introduces attendees to the history and lineage of the sacred Singing Bowls and how they’re made. Students learn about the different singing bowls available, techniques for rubbing, striking and playing bowls and tingshaws as well as eight different ancient protocols to enhance & deepen your healing & meditation practice.

Designed with physicians, mental health professionals, healers, massage therapists, chiropractors & sound therapists in mind. Open to beginners as well. This course fulfills 15 CEU credits for continuing education purposes, please contact your learning institution.

Due to the nature of the material, class size in Manhattan is currently limited to 4. Group & private instruction available at Kathy’s singing bowl studio or your location upon request, see below for contact information to arrange a singing bowl certification course at your location.

PLEASE NOTE: Prepayment of course exchange is required before the start of series. Please visit the “Payments” page to submit registration and payment. Any missed classes require make up sessions (for an additional fee of $450.00 per session) to complete certification.

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