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Abuse: What is wrong with our world?

1 Nov, 2017
Richard Pedersen
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Hello Friends,

I want to write today about something that has absolutely exploded in the news over the past few weeks, that being “Abuse”.  As the image above shows, “Abuse” comes in many forms.  It is a VERY important topic that MUST be addressed and brought to an end.  It is an issue that an alarming number of my female Clients have told me they have experienced at some point in their lives.  I am writing this in hopes of shining a light for those that need help.  For those that buried the event(s) deep, as they were made to feel fear and shame.  Please know, it was not your fault and you are not to blame for the abuse and it is time your abuser is brought to justice for their actions.
Google defines “Abuse” as:


1. use (something) to bad effect or for a bad purpose; misuse.
“the judge abused his power by imposing the fines”
synonyms: misuse, misapply, misemploy
2. treat (a person or an animal) with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly. “riders who abuse their horses should be prosecuted”
synonyms: mistreat, maltreat, ill-treat, treat badly


1. the improper use of something. “alcohol abuse”
synonyms: misuse, misapplication, misemployment
2. cruel and violent treatment of a person or animal.
“a black eye and other signs of physical abuse”
synonyms: mistreatment, maltreatment, ill-treatment

We are all aware of the sex scandal that came out about actor/comedian Bill Cosby.  The latest scandal comes from Hollywood, with a long list of victims (93) coming forward against Harvey Weinstein for his alleged sexual assaults against actresses.  Last week another bomb dropped on Hollywood with more allegations of sexual assaults made by James Toback against 38 actresses.  I was also saddened to hear the news about actor Kevin Spacey, who last week was accused of attempting to sexually assault a male co-star, who was a minor at the time.  Mr. Spacey, whom I have always enjoyed as an actor and also as a person of intellect, has since issued an apology, stating he was extremely drunk at the time of the incident and does not remember it.  He further used the press release to formally announce his homosexuality.  I watched all of this news unfold and simply sat there shaking my head in disbelief at how people will deflect and/or justify their behavior, no matter the cost and “who” pays for it.  In Mr. Spacey’s case, he used “intoxication” as a way to dismiss what happened and that he could not remember the event.  To further deflect, he formally came out as Gay – Publicists are masters at knowing how to deflect.

There was also the story a couple weeks ago about actor James Woods, who several years ago attempted to pick up actress Amber Tamblyn and her friend.  Sounds innocent enough, right?  Not so innocent when you read the Tweet Ms. Tamblyn posted: “James Woods tried to pick me and my friend up at a restaurant once. He wanted to take us to Vegas. ‘I’m 16’ I said. ‘Even better’ he said,”.

Actor Corey Feldman is also currently in the news talking about the massive Pedophilia ring that operates Hollywood.  Mr. Feldman suffered sexual abuse as a youth and has been essentially blacklisted for his comments and is even currently worried about the safety of his family and himself due to his current media release.

Accountability.  Google defines it as:

the fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility.
“their lack of accountability has corroded public respect”
1. “there must be accountability for the expenditure of every public cent”
 I watch how people “Abuse” each other every day.  It only takes a minute while driving in your car to see how people feel “entitled” to cut the other person off, have road rage (waving the middle finger, yelling/swearing, etc.).  I have often said that put a person in their vehicle and they suddenly become this maniacal, invincible giant that conducts behavior they would ordinarily never think of doing.  For example, I am physically not a small guy and I have never had anyone pass the line with their buggy and push it in front of mine while I am waiting at the check out of the grocery store.  They likely would be concerned about me potentially physically responding.  However, I have had drivers behave like this regularly while in traffic line ups.  So, what is it that made the driver feel like their behavior was socially acceptable & beyond reproach?  Do they feel that their vehicle is a place of “Power” and no harm or repercussions will ensue?  Do they really believe that they can do what they want, behave how they want, take what they want without reprisal?
I am using this as an example because, these aggressive actions only prove to highlight the lack of regard to our fellow man/woman.  The example of the bad drivers is simply a metaphor that can be used for physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, mental abuse, etc.  All the person has to do is have “power” and suddenly, they are “untouchable”.  The United States currently has a President that pre-election had been caught on hidden microphone discussing how to dominate a woman by grabbing the woman by her genitalia.  It was “dismissed” as “locker room talk between men”.  I beg to differ on that point.  If a guy, “Joe Public”, was speaking to another guy about how he would do that behavior, he would be viewed as a rapist or sexual predator.  However, if said by someone of affluence or in a position of power due to their wealth, the comment is swept under the carpet.
We can, and must bring this now to the everyday person’s “power” level, by this I mean the attacker not being a Billionaire or person of influence in a particular field.  So many youths have been victimized by family abusers and then left to emotionally fester for years out of fear that they will be judged as responsible for the attack.  Their attacker making threats against them if they spoke up.  Threats of violence, threats of violence against fellow family members if they tell anyone, etc.    If you have suffered Abuse from anyone, you MUST face your fears – they are a lie.  I want you to remember the image below:
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.  Justice, stopping future assaults, looking in the mirror and knowing you are no longer a victim!  It takes great strength to face your fear, to face your attacker in court or in a public situation.  I applaud the actions made by the actresses and actors that are not sitting back and allowing the abuse to continue and create new victims.  Please know that there are many people out there that will listen to you without judging and will help!
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How to select which Medium/Psychic is the right one to read for you

20 Sep, 2017
Richard Pedersen
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Hi Everyone,

Jumping back in with another LONG OVERDUE blog posting for you all. So many things have happened over the past year with my wife’s battle with Cancer and then the home we rented was listed for sale. I am pleased to inform you all that Paula is doing much better and I want to thank you all for your love, concern, support and prayers. She is almost finished her post chemo, post radiation treatments. At present, she is Cancer free and we pray she remains this way for the rest of her life. The home we rented finally sold back in the late Spring and we moved into a much smaller dwelling for the time being. Have I mentioned how stressful moving is? It is such a draining experience, but we made it through! 🙂

So, I want to discuss today the “process” for selecting the right person to do your reading. Now, you may think that most anyone that does this line of work will do, but that is not the case. I encourage people to do their research first, no differently than you would for any other Practitioner or business service. Go to their website and read Client Testimonials, ask around if anyone has heard of the Reader or has had a personal experience.  Most Readers gain new Clients via word of mouth, but the Internet has definitely made finding a Reader much easier.  Once you have narrowed your search, I recommend using the most valuable tool available – more powerful than the Internet – use YOUR Intuition!  Follow your “gut”.  If you get a natural feel about the Reader, a sense of comfort or being drawn in to see them – that is how you make your selection!  All the glitzy advertising and brochures should not be what makes you go to have a reading done by them.  Remember, inside us all we have 2 things “Spirit” & “Ego”.  Allow your Spirit to guide you through life and your decisions will not only become easier, they will also be much more inclined to keep you on your proper path.  Also, do not be offended if a Reader says to you that they are not the right person to read for you.  As a Reader, I have turned Clients away that I knew I could not help due to what they were seeking or were needing another style of session.  I like to be 100% up front with my Clients and doing a reading that I do not feel is proper or may not deliver the results the Client wants would waste my time and their money.  Ethics MUST be present 100% of the time, especially in this line of work.  The Reader must be able to deliver a message in a grounded and responsible manner.  Personally, I avoid the “fluffy” side of the industry and refuse to deliver a message that is not understandable or relate-able for my Client.  Make sure the Reader you see is of the similar mind set, as I have heard some pretty far fetched messages relayed by Clients that have left them confused and me shaking my head.  As a Reader, I have a substantial responsibility to deliver a message but also ensuring the message does not scare or make my Client feel worried about things to come.

I hope this helps you in making your selection when finding a Reader and remember – use your Intuition – it is there for a reason!


Until next time,


Richard 🙂

The Power Of One

20 Jan, 2017
Richard Pedersen
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Hi Everyone,

I want to talk to you today about ONE thing…the Number 1 (no, I am not referring to #1 as in going potty!).  I am talking about Individuality, being “alone”, being distinct, being a force for change, etc.  The thought of being alone has taken a lot of bad press.  The band “Three Dog Night” had a hit song back in the 70’s called “One Is The Loneliest Number”.  As we have all experienced, sometimes being alone can be challenging but if you allow it, great strength can develop out of it.  That aside, I want to give you some perspective on the number 1 and how significant it truly is!

Have you ever heard of the “Fibonacci Sequence”?  Here is the definition taken directly from Wikipedia:

In mathematics, the Fibonacci numbers are the numbers in the following integer sequence, called the Fibonacci sequence, and characterized by the fact that every number after the first two is the sum of the two preceding ones:1,\;1,\;2,\;3,\;5,\;8,\;13,\;21,\;34,\;55,\;89,\;144,\;\ldots \;

Often, especially in modern usage, the sequence is extended by one more initial term (0):0,\;1,\;1,\;2,\;3,\;5,\;8,\;13,\;21,\;34,\;55,\;89,\;144,\;\ldots \;.

The Fibonacci spiral: an approximation of the golden spiral created by drawing circular arcs connecting the opposite corners of squares in the Fibonacci tiling; this one uses squares of sizes 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, and 34.

By definition, the first two numbers in the Fibonacci sequence are either 1 and 1, or 0 and 1, depending on the chosen starting point of the sequence, and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two.

The Fibonacci sequence is named after Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, known as Fibonacci. His 1202AD book Liber Abaci introduced the sequence to Western European mathematics, although the sequence had been described earlier as Virahanka numbers in Indian mathematics. The sequence described in Liber Abaci began with F1 = 1.

Fibonacci numbers appear unexpectedly often in mathematics, so much so that there is an entire journal dedicated to their study, the Fibonacci Quarterly. Applications of Fibonacci numbers include computer algorithms such as the Fibonacci search technique and the Fibonacci heap data structure, and graphs called Fibonacci cubes used for interconnecting parallel and distributed systems. They also appear in biological settings, such as branching in trees, phyllotaxis (the arrangement of leaves on a stem), the fruit sprouts of a pineapple, the flowering of an artichoke, an uncurling fern and the arrangement of a pine cone’s bracts.


So, you are now likely wondering why I am mentioning Fibonacci when speaking about the Number 1.  Well, if it were not for the number 1, the rest of the equation would not work.  Period.  It takes the 1st number, “1”, for everything else to be based upon.  I challenge you to go onto Youtube and watch some videos about the Fibonacci Sequence, it will absolutely blow your mind.  Everything in the entire Universe is based upon this amazing number sequence, and it all starts with the Number 1!

Now, how does this apply to your daily life?  You, as an individual hold great power!  You can be an innovator, a motivator and so much more.  We often think that some challenges in life are too big for 1 to overcome.  That is fear, which is a derivative of Ego.  No challenge is too big for 1.  For the 1 can recognize the issue and then explain it to others to bring in more collective energies.  I am not suggesting that you will never require help, I am stating that not being afraid to start something on your own is true power.  When you become reliant on others, that is when weakness develops.  Recognizing where and when to seek assistance is critical.  Social movements are typically started by someone saying they will not accept certain actions and take action and then convince others through their actions to get on board with the movement and affect change.

In Canada, Ms. Viola Desmond made a bold move to challenge racial segregation in a movie theatre in 1946 (9 years before Ms. Rosa Parks took similar action on a bus in the US).  Both of these brave women stood their ground individually and brought forth huge changes in policies towards racial discrimination in both countries. They did not rely on having supporters by their sides, they simply did what they individually felt was just.  As Ms. Parks said “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”  Note, she said “one’s mind”.

As a Medium, my challenge is to be able to learn more about the workings of our Universe through Science, my Guides, Spirits and Meditation and then to communicate it to the masses and cause dialogue about the potentials of things we have yet to discover.

Be an individual.  Be a force of change.  Challenge the normal.  Push yourself and push your knowledge base to grow by sharpening your mind to the possibilities that life can bring and what this wondrous Universe contains within!

Blessings until next time,

Richard 🙂

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I’m still here!

Jan, 2017
Richard Pedersen
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Hi Everyone,

It has been far too long since my last entry on here and I am back at it now. I initially was derailed with tech issues on the page that prevented my doing any entries but that was fixed several months ago. Having said that, back in the Summer, my wife was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and that consumed a lot of my time, energy and emotional strength. I have never had to experience all the stress that a major illness brings into one’s life until this event. Her diagnosis has been a life changing moment on so many levels.  My being the “fixer” personality type, not being able to do anything to fix her health was very tough on me.  The person with the disease has a mountain to climb but their partner becomes the Sherpa!  We carry a lot of stresses and worries, while feeling helpless to do anything at the same time. Trust me, there have been many moments in 2016 and into the beginning of 2017 that I wondered how I would be able to carry any further burdens…I did…I survived…stronger for it!

I am happy to say that her surgery was a success and so were the Chemotherapy treatments. She finished her last chemo a couple of weeks ago and is preparing for some minor surgery and then in about 3 weeks she will undergo Radiation Therapy.  She still has a long way to go, she requires I.V. treatments (Herceptin) every 3 weeks until October but we are praying the worst is almost behind us now.  My heart goes out to anyone who either gets a diagnosis of a major health issue, or has someone close to them get diagnosed.  It is a very challenging thing to process.  You go to bed the night before and life was the status quo, the next day you get hit with news that you will remember for the rest of your life.  You will remember exactly what you were doing at that moment you got the news, it “burns” itself into your brain.  The important thing to do is to work hard at processing the negative energy out of your body, consciousness and Spirit that receiving that news gives.  For those that are “Type A” personalities like me, you need to learn how to surrender control and develop a new set of skills…”coping” versus fixing.

I felt it was important to get myself back on track with my writing and moving my work forward now that I have more energy back to do so.  I am wishing you all a healthy and happy 2017 and look forward to more blog entries in the near future! (working on another at this moment) 😉

Richard 🙂

Love Yourself!


2 Sep, 2015
Richard Pedersen
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Hi, Everyone.

I want to discuss a topic that I am seeing more and more being an issue for my Clients – their “Self-Worth”.

What is “Self-Worth”?
Is it an internal value we put upon ourselves? Is it a certain standard we hold ourselves to? Or, is it a certain standard we hold others to, when interacting with us? The answer to all the above is “Yes”! Now, how to determine those “standards” is where it gets tricky for some.

A long time friend has always said to me “there are 2 types of people in this world: Givers & Takers!” I understand his statement but disagree with his premise. I think everyone has the ability to be both types, which particular trait is the most dominant one is determined by the person’s current life situation at that moment. Now, this is where having self worth comes into play. A person with a strong sense of self worth will not allow others to push them around, take advantage of them or cause them to feel demeaned. How strong the self worth they have will determine the extent others can push them. Now, you’re probably thinking that I should be using the term “Self-Confidence” instead of “Self Worth”. To which I will reply “this is my blog and I will write it as I want”…lol…just kidding! 😉

Self worth determines one’s level of self-confidence, not the other way around. A person who believes in themselves, is also a person who loves themselves to their core. So, what do I mean when I say “loves themselves to the core”? I am referring to their inner child. Taking the time to look in the mirror and say “I love you” to that inner child within yourself. This is not conceit or narcissistic, this is simply taking care of and protecting who you are at your core.

This physical world can be a tough one to navigate, with many pitfalls and obstacles. Don’t be another pitfall or obstacle to yourself. When was the last time you said “I love you” to yourself? If you haven’t, then why not? If you do not love and respect yourself, how can you expect others to love and respect you? When was the last time you spoke to your inner child and told him/her that you care? Does that child need to be reassured everything will be okay? Then do so, tell them that you are there now as an adult to protect them. Tell them that they are worthy of pursuing any dreams that they have in life. Tell them that nobody but them can dictate their happiness. Tell them that they are worthy of being happy, loved, successful, beautiful/handsome and that they are a great person. Sing the words “I love you” to any melody you can think of and say it over and over for a few minutes. Feel yourself accepting the love deep into your core being. A very dear friend taught me this singing technique and it is a wonderful and joyous emotion…drink it in!

Now, you may initially feel silly doing this for yourself but that is natural. We often praise others for their qualities but rarely do we take time to praise ourselves. Trust me, taking the time to do this for yourself is not only essential but it will help you move forward in life to achieving things you want.

Remember this word: FEAR!

Frightened, Equals, Anxious, Reality!

Why live life being afraid to be successful, happy, loved. Our self-worth image is what is creating this fear, while stifling our self-confidence, which in turn holds us back from reaching what we would truly love to have.

Check out this great video snippet from Mr. Jim Carrey, it is so true!

And, while you are at it, watch this brilliant one from Mr. Kevin Spacey!

So, don’t forget to love yourself each and every day & get on with living your life to it’s fullest potential – YOU DESERVE IT!

Richard 🙂

Things to do... Love Myself!

Words have energy


6 Aug, 2015
Richard Pedersen
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Hey Gang!

I want to discuss the topic of “words” today and how they can impact our daily lives. We need to be mindful when communicating, that we are utilizing the proper verbiage or risk the intended meaning being lost. An example is saying someone is “too grounded”, when what you may be trying to say is that they are very “logical”. To me, someone that is too grounded may mean that they cannot be light enough to go into a meditative state – a very different meaning than intended.

For many years I always thought that words are just that…”words”. We have been programmed since childhood with the expression “Sticks & stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” It was our parents and teachers way of trying to prevent us from getting into conflicts and also an attempt to shrug off nasty comments from other children. A “well intended” saying and may have some merit but that’s about where it ends.

We need to remember that we live in an energetic world. EVERYTHING has energy and that energy WILL affect other energies. Words contain the energy put behind them. For example, when we think of the word “Love”, we often think about the colour (yes “colour” has the letter “U” for us Canadians or my British friends…lol) pink or red we visualize flowers, happiness, etc. When we think of the word “Hate”, we visualize darkness with many nasty visuals. These are all energetic attachments to the words.

Another thing to think about is my intro up top… “Hey Gang!”. That can be viewed as excited & enthusiastic or it can be viewed negatively like a bunch of “gang members”, etc. Perception is one of the biggest issues! How we perceive something is also the energy we will attach to it.

Okay, so you’re likely sitting there reading this and thinking to yourself “Interesting commentary but what’s the point you’re making Richard?”.

My point is that when we “hurt someone’s feelings”, we are actually attacking their energy and their senses perceive it. So, we do need to choose our “verbiage” carefully but we MUST be mindful of the energy behind it also, as that is what causes the most damage. For example, we can clearly perceive the difference between someone saying the word “damn” and someone yelling the word “DAMN!”.

To break this down further, let’s choose another word…the infamous “F” word – yes, I am going there! Now, this is such a uniquely used word, and one I think has the most widely diverse application, and shows the various energies that can be “I just won the f’ing lottery!” This shows a high level of excitement. Whereas, telling someone to “F-OFF!” shows a high level of aggression or frustration.

We must not only be careful what we say to others, we must PRIMARILY be careful about the energy/intention attached to what we say. Words can hurt but the energy behind them is what causes the most damage.

Be kind to those around you. it’ll make you feel better in the process! 🙂

Spiritual Counselling in Vancouver, Bc


29 Jul, 2015
Richard Pedersen
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I have been asked many times “what is Spiritual Counseling”. Today, I wanted to take a moment to explain it to you all.

As a well-practiced Medium, I have learned not only how to connect to my Spirit Guides, but also to my own Intuition. For me, using both resources is essential in doing my work. My Spirit Guides point out various paths to take while providing me with Spiritual Support. My Intuition is what I use when I am making decisions and getting a “feeling” on how to proceed with something. Both of these resources can happen independently or simultaneously, it really depends on the circumstances of what I am doing.

During a Spiritual Counseling session, I connect to my Guides and other Spirits to address issues my Clients are dealing with. We mutually coach the Client on the situation and provide solutions.

I also teach my Clients how to do this connection with Spirit so they can resolve issues for themselves. I teach them how to perceive their Intuition kicking in, and how to ensure they select the proper answer it is providing.

I am a firm believer in the old saying: “Give a person a fish, feed them for a day. Teach a person how to fish, feed them for life.”

Empowering people on how to resolve their past, present & future life issues is very important. The tools and lessons provided in the counseling are what my Clients can carry with them for the rest of their lives!



26 Jul, 2015
Richard Pedersen
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Well, I visited a student of mine this last week at her office. She is a Hypnotherapist who has added music to her sessions to invoke memories. This was the second time I have attended her office to do a “Past Life Regression” on me. I have participated in many past life sessions for myself but I must say, the addition of music to the session really does trigger strong memories.

Once the session got underway, she put on some music, and I instantly went into a past life. The memories came flooding in like a tidal wave, and all the emotions that went along with the scene I was “reliving”. I could see everything in full colour, and all my senses were working. It was beyond incredible!

Now, I will not say that it was “better” than regular Hypnotherapy sessions regarding results brought forth. I will say that the music took me in much faster than conventional methods.

Think about how this would possibly have worked. As we discussed previously, music and colours are “energy”. The energetic impression acted like a bookmark for a certain time and event that has imprinted on my Spirit/Sould/Chi/Energy/Life Force or whatever you wish to call it. It is fascinating how this can imprint from a previous life and carry forward! However, should it really be surprising to us? They have said for many years that “Smells” are the strongest link to memories. I can only imagine how that would gave gone down if I reacted so strongly to music!

Everyone should be giving this a try, it will blow your mind!

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26 May, 2015
Richard Pedersen
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Hello again my friends,

I want to share an experience I had this past week, that had to do while playing my guitar.

I got to thinking about a statement that the late, great Jimi Hendrix said about music. He stated (I paraphrase) that he didn’t see musical notes, rather he saw colours! Now this can be initially joked about as a side effect from all the illicit drugs he took. However, I feel Jimi was truly seeing it in his mind the way he described.

If we look at the 12 musical notes (E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B, C, C#, D, D#), the Greeks referred to it as the “Chromatic Scale”. The term chromatic derives from the Greek word chroma, meaning “colour”. Hmmm…maybe Jimi was onto something!

I then started to think about Chakra points in our body and how each one is assigned a colour and musical note. Many meditation cd’s are designed to help each Chakra point resonate at it’s particular note/frequency. I figured that if they had done this for the main Chakras, did they assign a colour to each note and as you can see above – they did!

If you look at the colour wheel, you will see each of the 12 notes and a colour pan-tones. This means that each note has a colour, and we can extrapolate that it could reference a visual and tonal vocabulary. Check out this video clip from Close Encounters Of The 3rd Kind – click here

Now, let’s say for a minute that we could adapt the pan-tones to represent the duration a note is held, and also the breadth of the stroke of paint. Wonder what a song might look like when painted using this concept? I bet it would be amazing, and is something I am starting to work on.

music and colour

To complicate this a little further, could we combine the above with Binary Code?  What would happen then?  What about combining it with Morse Code?  It could create some amazing images!  The thing that needs to be remembered through all of this is that music (tone/sound) is energy, color is energy.  Awesome things can come from this…I look forward to hopefully figuring it out further.

R 🙂

Hive Mind


3 May, 2015
Richard Pedersen
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As my last blog entry mentioned we need to focus on energy to have a better understanding on spirits, etc. When I lead my Level I Circle Development Classes, the first evening is spent completely on the topic of how energy affects us. I start off showing a video about how the human ear works and it describes how various frequencies in sound are detected in the Cochlea. I then move on to showing videos about how sound affects matter, this phenomenon is called “Cymatics” and is an amazing topic!

If you stop and think for a moment about our Chakras, they are energy points in our body. For many centuries, Eastern philosophies have taught about how each Chakra has a different musical note/frequency associated to it. Also connected to that is a specific color. When we listen to musicians (ie. Jimi Hendrix) speak about playing or hearing music, they discuss how they don’t see notes, rather they see colors.

I had a really fun experience with my class last Tuesday evening during their introductory lesson. One of the students had never experienced anything like what this course teaches, and it was so inspiring to see her reaction to “feeling” the energy between her hands for the first time. She was absolutely in shock that she was able to feel such a thing, and was able to describe the sensation. It was such a wonderful sight to behold, someone experiencing this energy that they never knew existed previously!

Check out these videos on Youtube that I show my class, I am sure you’ll enjoy them! 🙂