Soul Nurturing 101

I am a big believer in the healing and balancing effects that meditation has on the body's nervous system.  Many of us are completely unaware of the healing that can take place in the body by the simple act of decoupling the conscious mind for just a little bit everyday.  It has been my experience that different types of meditation work differently for certain people.  For example some people absolutely cannot stand guided meditations while other people would be lost in their own thoughts without the stable guiding hand of a meditation facilitator.  Different strokes for different folks definitely seems to apply when it comes to meditation which makes sense as we are all biochemically uniquely different in our own way.

In this issue of the Soul Nurturing 101 we will be examining the benefits of crystal bowl meditation.  This type of meditation is based on a principle referred to as sound healing or "vibrational medicine".  Resonant vibration, rhythms and tones can balance brain hemispheres, stress levels, and even tension in body.  Music and chanting have been used for thousands of years to heal and energize the body, mind and emotions. A sense of well-being and an increase in energy are often the result of crystal bowl sessions.  I can speak after experiencing several of these sessions in person that it truly is a healing experience that I now make part of my regular meditation routine.  I find that I am actually able to get to the meditative space quicker than any other type of practice.  

I have included a couple of examples of this type of meditation practice for you to enjoy along with a meditation aromatherapy diffusion recipe.  Introspective frankincense and elevating lemon contribute in this diffusion blend, specifically designed for meditation practice.  Check the directions with your particular diffuser for specific use and dilution recommendations to adjust your amount of oils accordingly.  Enjoy!



9 drops frankincense essential oil

9 drops lemon essential oil


1. Into diffuser measure essential oils

2. Operate diffuser according to directions

3. Refresh with additional oils whenever needed