Healing Crystal Bowls
Jay Schwed, sound healer & visionary
Sound and music can be powerful tools in the healing process. They can be utilized as as an adjunct to traditional and alternative health care procedures and treatments. In all situations they can certainly be used as a pleasant addition to any form of practice.
Our body is a musical instrument. When the instrument is not tuned properly, a state of dis-ease or imbalance occurs. Each cell in our body is genetically programmed to maintain its own health and well-being. During the course of our life many emotional, mental, spiritual, and environmental factors interfere with this state.
In the ancient lands of Egypt, the healers travelled from door to door with a special healing Crystal Bowl called the "Faience Bowl". It was tuned to the note of F# for the high heart. The ancients believed that the way to facilitate healing is by opening the high heart that connects the hearts of all beings. The high heart is the one heart that connects all hearts to the One, to spirit, to God. It is located in the thymus gland or the center for the immune system.
The sound and vibrations emanating from the crystal singing bowls re-tune the listener's body, initially by opening, clearing, and re-balancing each of the 7 major chakas, plus the high heart. It has been scientifically established that each of these chakras or energy centers are associated with a musical note or vibrational frequency. When this is added to a restorative yoga class or similar class, the results are beautiful, transformational, and much more.
What is Quartz Crystal?
Crystals are fossilized water, formed when water combines with an element under certain conditions of pressure, temperature and energy. As a crystal, the element is able to express itself as a more unified and ordered being.
Silica sand, combined with water becomes quartz crystal. Quartz crystals have many physical properties. They amplify, transform, store, focus, and transfer energy. We see the results in microphones, radio and television equipment, timepieces, laser tools, and computers to name a few. Our bodies, too, are crystalline in structure. When working with crystals, there may be profound effects on the organs, tissues, and cells, as well as the circulatory, endocrine, and metabolic systems.
Crystals can interact with our thoughts. Thoughts are energy forms. When thought energy interacts with a crystal, those thoughts are changed to more harmonic forms, which change brainwave frequencies, showing possible alterations in consciousness. Thus, the power of positive intention or affirmation combined with the use of crystals provides remarkable healing results.
What Are Crystal Bowls?
Crystal bowls are made from 99.992% pure crushed quartz and heated to about 4000 degrees in a centrifugal mold. They are available in clear or frosted bowls in a variety of sizes, ranging from 6 to 24 inches in diameter. The bowls emit a powerful, pure resonance. The larger bowls are much more reverberant, with the tone lingering longer, simply because of the size and amount of crystal. The clear bowls, somewhat more expensive, are more readily available in smaller sizes.
The size of the bowl does not necessarily determine its note, although the larger bowls sound lower octaves and notes. Each bowl is tested with digital technology to identify its sound. One will have a sense of which tone "feels" most congruent with individual needs or desires. The notes, C, D, E, F, G, A, B correspond with one’s energy centers or chakras. Some bowls harmonize with other bowls, and when both are played simultaneously, the effect is exquisite and synergistic.
"DEAR JAY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING TO JUDSON TERRACE! EVERYONE LOVED YOU AND YOUR HEALING PRESENTATION! SO UNIQUE AND SUCH A GREAT WAY ON HOW TO OPEN YOUR HEART AND LIVE IN THE NAMASTE' CONCEPT! I'M SO GRATEFUL THAT WE MET AND THAT I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT AT LUNCH AS WELL. THANK YOU, JAY, FROM THE HEART!" LOVE, VICTORIA
"I enthusiastically recommend to my friends that you treat yourself to a beautiful, inspiring and healing evening with Jay and his magical bowls! I am always lifted and positively altered after listening to him play. Jay also personally "walks his talk" and lives his healing art. I am proud to know him as an artist and friend."
-- Ray Johnston
All Dolphin Bowls are GRADE B+- A quality and range in price from $200 - $400
Jay is available for private sessions, performances, and home energy clearings.