02 Mar TIBETAN SINGING BOWL
Dear Singing Readers,
What makes your heart sing? What is music to your ears?
What is a Tibetan Singing Bowl? They are types of bells, specifically classified as a standing bell but instead of standing, they sit with the bottom surface resting. The rim of singing bowls vibrates to produce sounds that resonate with different frequencies… to different chakras (energy systems in our body.)
It is used for meditative purposes, relaxation, and well-being. They invite you into a calm environment.
I downloaded an app called Insight Timer. Each Tibetan Singing Bowl gives different ending bell sounds such as Zhada, Ombu, Sakya. I meditated to different sounds of the Tibetan Singing Bowls.
Now, this is when it gets really good. Pierre asked me, “Can you order a Tibetan Singing Bowl?” Amazed, I said, “Yes.” We ventured to a bookstore, SoulScape, to try different ones. I had an idea of what he was asking for. I followed my intuition and ordered one from Nepal.
It came in the mail. I unwrapped the packaging. And I tapped the signing bowl. I chose the one that resonates with the heart and ushers in love. Since this is the house of love, you can’t get enough love.
I shared with the boys that this will be their new alarm clock. Lucas got giddy. He was ready to tap the bowl himself. Gabriel said, “It hurts his ears.” A different frequency. Our dog, Drew, looked at me wide-eyed… like I’m ready to join the love party.
The boys were fighting, and I rubbed lavender oil. My mom added, “Jennifer, most parents are spanking their kids. And here you are rubbing lavender oil to calm them.”
Pierre saw me do alternate nostril breathing in our bathroom. And let’s just say, it was too much for him.
I realize that I was trying different things. Searching for a better way to do things. The lavender oil made sense to me. Just like the Tibetan Singing Bowl made sense… as an alarm clock for my boys.
For Pierre to be open to buying a singing bowl is giant leaps of faith.
My stories and experiences are to encourage, inspire, and heal. We are changing. Individually. Collectively.
Lucas is so lit up. His personality is blossoming. He has a twinkle in his eyes that is truly extraordinary. It’s magical. He loves to see Pierre and I hug and kiss. He runs to us and embraces us in those moments.
Gabriel is maturing and becoming more responsible. Doing his homework without me checking it. Huge.
Pierre tapped the bowl and said, “I’m going to meditate.”
We weren’t here six months ago. We weren’t here 6 weeks ago.
I’m not experiencing being misunderstood anymore. I am experiencing understanding. In those moments of misunderstanding, clarity rushes in to bring understanding and healing.
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” ~ From The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
What are you waiting for?
Go create your life. Magical and extraordinary. You have a deep reservoir to tap into and draw strength from.
Sing your heart out. “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” ~ Maya Angelou