A couple of months ago, I became curious about the role of vibrational modalities in my healing and wellness routines. Two years earlier, I had read the book Energy Healing: Essentials of Self-Care by Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, and she suggests the important role vibration plays in our healing and wellness. In fact, she says that each morning, while she is still in bed, she taps her feet together to send a vibration throughout her body. Dr. Chiasson’s repeated suggestions about the importance of vibrational healing have remained at the back of my mind these past two years until a healer suggested I purchase an oscillating platform to help an issue related to my knees. After four years of struggling to come to a standing position from a seated position, and then to return to sitting from a standing position, and after seeing a wide variety of doctors and other healers, I decided it was worth trying the vibrational platform.
Curious to see what my spirit guide Holly and the Collective Wisdom would think about the healing effects of vibration, we engaged in the following journaled conversation.
Holly: While Dr. Chiasson’s suggestions about vibration have remained in the recesses of your mind the past two years, we will remind you of other ways you have used vibrational healing. Nearly a dozen years ago, you took a training in the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also known as “tapping.” Coaches of EFT and their clients use tapping to raise their energetic vibration and eliminate their limiting fears and beliefs. Some aspects of your more than decade-long qigong practice also uses vibration to move energy and clear energy blockages. You may also remember hearing about how singing and humming create vibrational healing.
In fact, more than a dozen years ago, you purchased a book to use with your young clients called Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted: Qigong for Children by Lisa Spillane. Children are encouraged to use a special sound for each part of the body depending upon the negative feeling they are experiencing.
Remember your experiences with singing bowls and sound healing? That is another vibrational healing modality. So, while the idea of using an oscillating platform may seem new to you, the idea of vibrational healing is not. You may not have labeled all of these modalities as vibrational healing, but, in fact, that is their common denominator.
We will say that you should begin slowly on your platform, and by the end of a month, you should know the impact on your knees, and perhaps other aspects of your health.
And so that’s what I did. At the beginning I really enjoyed it, but then I noticed some pains in joints other than my knees. One month after beginning my experiment with the vibrational platform, this is what Holly had to say:
Holly: This platform is not the answer to your knee issues. This morning you are accepting the notion that not all challenges you face will have solutions that are easy. In fact, some challenges will not be reversed or healed. Yet, they may still provide you with an unexpected healing, a healing of the emotional body. This is what you are experiencing this morning. After 71 years with Ehlers-Danlos, hypermobile type, you are left with knee issues that challenge your ability to move down to a sitting position and rise again. And the vibration of the platform exaggerated the hypermobility of not just your knees, but also your hips, ankles, and neck. While you were hoping for a miracle cure, the true miracle is your acceptance of your human body and its unique gifts and challenges. As you have learned to tell your body, mind, and spirit during rounds of EFT tapping, “Although I am challenged by the pain and reduced power in my knees to rise and sit back down, I still totally and completely love and accept myself.”
As synchronicity would have it, I wasn’t done with my exploration of vibrational healing. I heard an interview with Jonathan and Andi Goldman about their book The Humming Effect: Sound Healing for Health and Happiness. Johnathan is a writer, musician, and teacher who is also a sound healer. Andi is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in holistic counseling and sound therapy. I decided to read their book and begin a five minute per day humming practice. This practice reminded me that my father, who lived to age 98, was known as a “hummer.” He used to have lunch at the same buffet everyday, and other regulars used to tell me how my father hummed even in the restaurant. I’ll never know if his incredibly good health and happy demeanor was due to the humming, but it certainly didn’t hurt!
We will encourage each of you to find healthy and helpful ways to bring vibrational healing techniques into your wellness practice. Your human body is a wondrous gift that will guide you in knowing what is helpful and what is detrimental to your individual body. Be sure to listen and feel with loving kindness. We would like to share music we listen to on a daily basis, The Journey by Master Sound Healer, Mark Romero. SoulBridgeCoaching and Holly, February 8, 2022