Last night I attended a Sound Healing Ceremony at the Philadelphia School of Massage and Bodywork. I had a long day at work and I was so ready to be healed, relaxed and let go of what was no longer serving me.
The group of healers facilitating the journey included; Alexandra DiFilippo, Leigh Seelman, Harold E. Smith, Kelly Hough, Bette Hanson, Sae Guiterrez and Alan Pratt and one other didgeridoo player which I can’t remember the name of. Every single one of these healers are amazing and I could not have asked for a better night.
Upon arrival, I saw a mother and daughter that I had recognized from a Salt Bowl Ceremony back in October which was where I also met Kelly Hough. Kelly is also a part of Tribe de Mama, and is a proud mother of three. It turns out that she went to the same high school that I did, so that made me feel connected to her. Anyway, I began placing my crystals near my mat, and I also brought out my tuning forks to play and show to the mother and daughter. I had this thought occur in my head, “What if I am being rude by playing my tuning forks and healing, even though I am not one of the healers facilitating the journey/ event.” I knew that the event hadn’t officially started, and I didn’t plan on healing once it actually did. This most likely just goes to show the confidence issues that are going on inside of my head. I guess this also just goes into my own belief about myself being worthy enough. Am I worthy enough to get what I desire and become a healer and make a living doing the things I love? Of course there will still be challenges and I have to be patient with myself, but sometimes I think I am holding myself back with subconscious beliefs.
Bette Hanson, (check out her website here) is a Multidimensional Healer and she gave an amazing introduction when all of the healers were introducing themselves before the event. She talked about how she is blessed to have a tree in her spine, and that her guru is Ama. But more importantly she said something along the lines of, “For all of you that are standing for something, you are not standing for anything unless you are standing for love”. And that putting your foot down sometimes may not be the best way because it’s all love either way. She also said that while it’s great to go out there and campaign for causes, the most effective way is to change yourself from within. That’s why I have been so focused on myself. In high school, I was very involved in fair trade activism, and even in college, I went to the Dominican Republic and visited Alta Gracia clothing factory. Lately, as a young adult, I have been spending most of my time working on myself. But my hope is that the more that I can cultivate peace and compassion within myself, that will affect the world around me as well.
When Harold E. Smith gave his intro, he talked a little bit about his introduction into the mystic and healing world. He told a story about how he could hear this voice that was telling him “I can’t breathe”, then he saw a pregnant woman smoking. So the voice must have been the baby! That’s amazing! But in the end, I don’t think he said anything to the woman. He went on to explain; “As healers, we are here as channels for the energy to flow through us to you. Our guides talk to your guides, and we translate the vibrations to you.” That was a very nice way to put it. While building my practice as a healer, I am also learning about my relationship with my ego. It seems that where I am in life right now, I still need it in order to promote myself and my business. But if I can learn more about it, I can recognize the signs of my ego trying to take control and learn to overcome or undercome that ( and live more from the heart).
I was very excited to meet Alan Pratt, as I had seen him posting videos in the facebook event page prior to the real life event. His presence was very powerful and he also has a playful style of healing. I am often silent when I give reiki or even sound healing sessions. So I really admired his way of communicating (what seemed like) a combination of channeled information and personal advice. There was one part where he sang the words “your angels love you very much” and that must have been a trigger for me, as I started crying for a few minutes after that. But I know that crying is healing so I was happy to let go of those tears. There were many phrases that were repeated multiple times by all of the healers. “Let it go” was one of these phrases. I could really feel the stress and tightness leaving my shoulders as I lay there. There was one part where I could hear scarier, grunted and moaning noises coming from Alan. I heard him say at the end, something like “you gave me an exorcism”. It is funny because when I was younger, I used to be terrified of becoming possessed. But I realize now that maybe it’s not as scary as those horror films make it seem. As a lightworker, I may have to encounter lower energies. I am still scared, but I wonder if it’s partially because of those images I’ve seen growing up where someone gets possessed and they can’t control their own body. What I’ve encountered so far (as far as something else moving my body) has always been positive. Most notably the Marconics session that I had where I felt my right arm raising slightly. I remember being conscious of it, like if I really wanted to, I could move my arm consciously. And with the “exorcism” that Alan had, whatever lower energy may have been stuck in him was already there, so the exorcism should be the least scary part. But I suppose it is also scary to change and let go of things.
Also, near the end of the journey, I remember imagining or envisioning this maroon octopus and tentacles flowing around and sucking things. I almost envisioned it sucking out old energy from me. Then today, the headline came out about Inky the Octopus escaping from the New Zealand aquarium and making it to the ocean. I wonder if this was some sort of psychic connection, or maybe just a coincidence. Either way, I’m glad the Inky escaped from the aquarium!
I am so grateful for the experience I had last night. Sometimes it is hard to come back to reality, but I am grateful that I get to have experiences like that where I feel like it’s all coming together or rather unfolding and unveiling the true Victoria and who I came here to be.
Peace & Love