An Intro to Singing Bowls

Feeling the vibrations of a singing bowl move through you is truly an experience.   It’s more than sound.  It travels past your ears and meets you in your core – in the very fiber of your being.  What makes these bowls such an effective tool for meditation and energy healing?  What do you need to know about selecting a bowl to be yours?  (Here’s a tip – the bowl has to choose you too!)

How does a singing bowl work?

When the mallet strikes or rubs the outer surface of the bowl, it starts to vibrate and produces a unique and specific frequency. The frequency assists in natural relaxation and helps in enlightening the inner soul. Those sound frequencies also initiate a flow in our body which results in the mystical change in our body, thoughts, emotions, and chakra energy centers.  This makes perfect sense when you consider the effect that vibrations have on standing water – and combine that with the fact that humans are up to 60% water, with the brain and heart being composed of 73% water.

This video gives you some tips on how to play your bowl:

What are singing bowls used for?

We primarily use singing bowls for meditation, music, relaxation, spiritual healing, natural and personal well-being, chanting mantras, religious services, personal enjoyment, prayer services, and yoga sessions.  Personally, I use mine at the end of a Reiki session, for personal mediation, and to bring my yoga students out of their final resting pose.

Are the notes important?

Different notes correspond to the various chakras or energy centers.  I make sure to double check all the chakra tones for each of my bowls when I receive them from my supplier.

  • Note C Bowls –  the 1st or Root Chakra, located at the base of the spine. This chakra is associated with the powerful Kundalini force which is fire energy of a most potent nature. It is related with the life energy, physical activity, emotional strength, will power and sexuality.
  • Note D Bowls –  the 2nd or Sacral Chakra, located below the navel (near the belly button) and is known for its power in life actions. It corresponds to creative, productive and emotional expression of life energy & manifestation. It is also known as the Warrior’s Chakra.
  • Note E Bowls – the 3rd or Solar Plexus Chakra, located near the diaphragm and is the psychic chakra. It corresponds to personal power, creative and intellectual thoughts. 
  • Note F Bowls – the fourth or Heart Chakra, located near the heart and is the love energy chakra. It corresponds to communication, speech, and social abilities. 
  • Note G Bowls – the fifth or Throat Chakra, located on the throat, and is the chakra associated with communication, speech, social abilities verbal and emotional expression and the creative arts associated with such. Expressions from the ‘heart’. 
  • Note A Bowls – the sixth or Third Eye Chakra and is the all seeing chakra, located between and slightly above the eyes. It corresponds to Intuition, Vision, Artistic and Creative Thoughts. 
  • Note B Bowls – the 7th or Crown Chakra located on top of the head which is the highest spiritual chakra. It corresponds to Intuition, Spirituality, and Enlightenment. 

Selecting your bowl

The best way to find the bowl that’s meant for you, is to play it.  But even ordering online, it’s important to trust your instincts.  If your intuition is pulling you towards a particular note, listen.  Your body and spirit already know how to heal themselves, we just need to let our egos out of the way.

If you would like to see the bowls that I currently have in stock, please visit my Etsy Shop.  There’s a variety ranging from 3″ to 15″, individual bowls and sets of 7.

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Safe Essential Oil Usage During Pregnancy

I made this graphic to help women practice safe oil usage throughout their pregnancy.  If you have any questions, or would like a custom blend (I’m happy to ship!), don’t hesitate to email me at energyhealingwithcaitlyn@gmail.com.

If you enjoy making your own blends, you can find essential oil supplies (rollers, dropper bottles, spray bottles) in my Etsy Shop.

Love and light,

Caitlyn

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Uses for Rose Essential Oil

Fossils show that roses have been prevalent for thousands of years in China, Persia, Asia Egypt.  The intoxicating aroma of a rose has always attracted people, especially lovers.  When you see a red rose, don’t you immediately think of romance?  As William Shakespeare wrote, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

But rose is more than just a pretty smell.  Rose essential oil has a variety of uses.  The three most common uses are as an aphrodisiac (either applied topically or used aromatically), poison ivy/oak, and prevention of scarring.

Uses of rose essential oil:

Therapeutic properties include: antidepressant, antiphlogistic (reduces inflammation), antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, cholagogue (promotes the discharge of bile from the system), cicatrisant (wound healing), depurative (purifying and detoxifying properties), emmenagogue (stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area or menstruation), hemostatic (helps bleeding to stop in the wound healing process), hepatic, laxative, nervine, and stomachic (assists with digestion).

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

You should use rose oil with caution if you are nursing, pregnant, or trying to conceive.

Pairs well with: bergamot, cedar wood, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, fennel, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, melissa, myrrh, patchouli, petitgrain, vetiver, ylang ylang.

More about rose oil

Fun fact!  Why is rose essential oil so expensive?  It’s because it takes about 10,000lbs of flowers to make 1lb of oil.  That’s a lot of petals!!!

My favorite way to use and share rose oil is in a beautiful and functional roller with rose essential oil, diluted with jojoba and rosehip oils, and dried rose petals inside.

I have a variety of roller bottles and other oil supplies available for purchase in my Etsy Shop.

 

 

Where to find rose oil

This is the oil I love.  It’s the perfect mix of affordability and quality.  The scent is perfect, and it’s strong enough that I still usually dilute it a bit more.

 

 

Love and light,
Caitlyn

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Amber: Ancient Healer

Amber has been found in graves dating all the way back to 8000 BCE.  Civilizations throughout the ancient world had rich myths surrounding amber.  It was present as amulets, beads, and more in Ancient Rome, Greece, China, and Egypt.  Have you experienced the healing properties of Amber?

In the modern age, we can connect to the earth through the grounding power of amber. This cleansing stone absorbs negative energies and transmutes then into positive forces to help the body heal itself.

A must-have for anyone in a healing profession (Reiki practitioners, nurses, teachers, veterinarians, etc) because amber helps to prevent healers from taking on their client’s pain.

Amber is associated with the throat chakra, but cleanses and purifies all chakras.

There’s a variety of amber pieces available in my  Etsy Shop <3

 

Love and light,

Caitlyn

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Selenite Crystal – Healing and Metaphysical Properties

Selenite Crystal Healing and Metaphysical Properties

Everyone could use more positive energy, right?  Selenite is what I turn to to keep myself and my home functioning with as much love and light as possible.  In this post, I’m going to tell you a little about the metaphysical properties of selenite, and then some of my favorite uses for selenite.

Selenite gets its name from Selene, the Ancient Greek goddess of the moon.  One look at the white, almost glowing, surface of selenite and that makes perfect sense.

This beautiful stone helps to clear negativity.  That includes negativity in your physical environment AND your mental and emotional space. It’s a perfect stone to keep around you if you have people in your life who are emotionally draining, complaining, and bringing you down.  Let the selenite absorb those negative energies and keep your energy field clear so you can keep working toward your best self.

With selenite, the focus is on healing at the energetic level.  Its ability to balance and stabilize emotions gives your body and mind the stillness you need to heal yourself.  A beautiful stone for meditation, selenite is associated with the crown chakra.  We are only able to truly connect with the divine when we have settled the mind and found the stillness within ourselves.

From a practical standpoint, it’s important to remember that selenite is a very soft mineral, with a hardness of just 2 on the Mohs Scale (diamond is a 10).  You must also be careful with exposure to water.  Some crystals can be cleansed by running them under water – please don’t do that with your selenite!  Since selenite is self-clearing, it doesn’t need as much focused cleansing as other crystals.  You can leave it in sunlight to charge, and run it through sage or palo santo smoke when necessary.

My favorite uses for selenite:

  • On windowsills and above doorframes to welcome positive energy into the room
  • To cleanse other crystals – I have a larger, flat piece that I will place other stones on.
  • During Reiki sessions, I’ll place a larger piece of selenite under the table or chair and will sometimes have the client hold a selenite palm stone as well.
  • In my car as a trio with rose quartz and black tourmaline.  One of my Reiki teachers recommended the combination of selenite, rose quartz, and black tourmaline.  I love the mix of love, protection, and clearing negative energy.  My husband has this trio in his car too.

Available in my shop

I have a variety of smooth and raw selenite available for purchase through my Etsy shop.  This stone really has great energy!  Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you have about working with selenite.

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