This past Monday I had the opportunity to once again be a part of a crystal bowl meditation, Halo Wellness in Marlton, NJ, while I provided Reiki on those who were a part of this meditation. The bowls were being played by my good friend, Beth.
I’ve mentioned before my love for the crystal bowls and how much they have helped my healing journey. They have helped me clear out so much from my energy body, aura, and even my chakras. They have been so instrumental in helping me open up more and be able to step fully into my own power. I still have ways to go with my healing, but know I am on the right track. So to be able to be part of a meditation with them has been an incredible experience for me.
I am forever thankful for this journey. Reiki has now become such a huge part of my life and I can’t imagine my life without Reiki. I spent the past decade trying to run away from doing Reiki, but it always called me back to. Now I am happy to be listening to it’s call. I love Reiki, energy work, and what it can do for us. I look forward to what more it can do for me, my healing, and helping others. I have only scratched the surface of Reiki and I look forward to where it will take me.
What are the crystal bowls?
The crystal bowls are bowls that are made of 99.9% quartz crystal. (Some bowls are also made of metal.) The bowls come in various sizes. From 8″ all the way up to 20″. If not even other sizes. Each bowl is set to a certain tune, much like the keys on a piano, and go from A all the way to G. Each one connects to a different chakra. From Root all the way up to the crown chakra. The bowl is then played by a gentle strike of a padded mallet, and then the mallet is rolled around the rim of the bowl, to help reverberate and carry the tone. Each one is played a various amount of time, and each session usually runs about 45 minutes, with various playing of each one. The vibrations of each bowl reverberate through the body, aura, chakras, and energy system, helping to clear out the energies that may be stuck there.
Energies can get stuck in the body from people/places all around us. To our own thoughts from things such as anxiety/depression/life itself. Attending a crystal bowl session, or even getting a Reiki session can help to release that energy so your body can feel better, lighter, and healthier. Allowing the body/mind to function at an optimal level. The playing of the bowls can be very relaxing, and it’s not uncommon to drift off and fall asleep from such relaxation. They also can create a meditative state for the person hearing them, as well as the person playing the bowl. Many people report to seeing colors, which connect to the various chakras connected with the bowl. Some even have visions. Each session is different as the bowls play differently. The beauty of it all is that no two sessions are ever the same.
It’s normally not until you get home afterwards that you feel just how much those bowls actually have an affect on you. You will feel the energy change. You will feel tired, and thirsty, as the body clears itself. You will just release that energy out of you. And will feel so much better afterwards.
How does Reiki compliment the crystal bowls?
While you are relaxing listening to the bowls, and just letting it all go, and melting into the yoga mat/pillow you are laying on. I come along with the gentle and healing energies of Reiki for an added bonus of healing. Reiki is also a form of energetic clearing/healing. A Reiki practitioner channels the universal healing energies of Reiki into the person, through hands on and off techniques. That help to balance the body/aura/energy system. So while you are laying there I come around and place my hands on your head and shoulders to bring in more energy into the body to help it clear and relax and let go. Reiki helps the bodies own innate healing abilities. Our day to day lives can have in impact on our body. Things such as depression/anxiety/stress can make the body feel sluggish.
You ever notice when you are depressed you sleep a lot? That is because when you get in those states like that the body wants to do all that it can to heal itself. So it starts to want more rest, and it wants your attention. Sadly most of us do not listen to our bodies. Life can be hectic and for many they just don’t have the time to stop and recover. So they end up getting sick more frequent. Where they just cannot shake this cold. In that state it can become more and more hard for the body to heal itself. And it starts to struggle, and you start to become sluggish. What do most people do when that happens? They chug an energy drink/drink some coffee whatever it needs to pick them up instead of listening to the body and getting some rest. That’s where Reiki comes along and helps kick start that inner healing ability that we are all capable of. Getting the body to start moving and healing and clearing. However it’s not a magic cure all. Most of the time when we get to this state our body is demanding our attention. It wants us, it begs us to take care of it and help it.
Reiki is a compliment to those changes that we need to make. Whether it’s get more sleep, change up our diets, or even take up things such as meditation or stress/anger management to get our body to a state it’s craving. Which is why many will want to say how Reiki or energy does not work. It’s because we do not allow it to work. We do not make the necessary changes we need in our life to allow the energy to really take hold and root in our life.
Reiki and the crystal bowls are wonderful aids in that journey of healing and bettering ourselves. Healing is a never ending journey because life has many ups and downs and there is so much to us. We are complex individuals and as such our healing is a life long commitment to better ourselves and taking care of ourselves. If there is one thing I have learned over the course of my life is that no one will do it for us. We must do it ourselves. We must make the effort to do it. We must put in the work. Things will open up for us. People will come into our life and cross our paths to help us when we are ready for it. But we must do the work. We have to take responsibility for our lives. And our healing of our lives. Whatever that means for us.
Reiki/crystal bowls is a compliment to traditional medicine as well. It can help to strengthen medicine that we need to take. It can also help to cut down on the side effects we may get from it.
If you are able to get to a crystal bowl meditation in your area or get yourself to see a Reiki practitioner do yourself as favor and go to one. And who knows I may even see you at one of my events.
You can learn more about Reiki by going here.