Oscillate

Hallo Zusammen!

Hope you’re all having a great evening. Finally resting after a busy day, great reflecting and a sweaty workout. Eating my “never ending” soup (interested in knowing the recipe?)

Been working on my motion design skills, and feeling like I may have found my calling… Ok I’ll be patient here, but really, I feel like I have gone back to the way my brain used to feel when it was extremely focused and in a way “absorbed” in creativity. From a young age my dad put me in an AutoCAD course in Miami, and in my school we had weekly computer classes where we speak great amounts of time learning about Photoshop and film editing… To think know after finishing my bachelors, I am feeling the need to learn these skills.

Sorry if this was not what you expected to read! I just had to vent, haha. Maybe you understand what I mean!?

Anyways, for todays post I wanted to go into depth about Sound Therapy and some of the studies, rituals, and possible practice you can make.

So, without further to do…

S O U N D T H E R A P Y

“In the beginning there was sound. Sound began the whole thing, and in sound resides tremendous power. It opens doorways to other realities, for with the production of sound, energy can move from one system to another.”
– Barbara Marciniak, Earth: Pleiadian Keys to the Living Library”

“Sound has been utilized in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing. Whether through the use of mantras as with the Hindis, the Icaros (medicine melodies) of various Indigenous peoples from Central and South America, or Pythagoras' use of interval and frequency, these various techniques all have the same intention: to move us from a place of imbalance to a place of balance.”

Mood #3

Hallo zusammen!

This week my coworkers and the majority of us have been feeling sick! It is crazy though how much of your mind has to do with it. Have you ever had one of those moments when you have completed your exams, or finished a project for work that you made sure you were 10000% attentive, and right after completing it you are immediately sick? Your body finally relaxes and knows that now you need to heal. Your mindset has the power to impact how soon and quickly you will recover.

During this time, I have made the effort to reflect on what I like to do when I’m needing some more “me” time. I realized that immediately I went to certain practices, things that I have learned from family, travel, friends, and what I personally like an individual. First I’ll start off with what I have been doing the past week, and then I’ll share some advice that I found from others around the world… What do different cultures and tribes practice when they need to rebuild strength, and healing?

Making your sleep environment comfortable, and simple can relax the mind, and encourage better sleep.

Making your sleep environment comfortable, and simple can relax the mind, and encourage better sleep.

ISA’S SELF RECOVERY TIPS

  1. Get enough Zzz’s

  2. Listen to some of your chill music, if you’re needing inspiration, check out my Spotify playlist, Fading Out

    • Sometime you just need to slow your thoughts and get out of your mind. Focus on some jams, and Breathe. Sound Therapy has been highly correlated to healthy thoughts which = Healthy Mind = Healthy Body = HAPPY FEELINGS..

  3. Drink LOTS of Water, but even more importantly… Get your electrolytes!

    • Add some Flavors, have Fun. Add some Lemon, maybe warm up some water and make a Ginger Tea… Some of my friends have been experimenting with different oils… Lavender, Rose, Basil essential oils.. I haven’t gone TOOOO in depth with this, but I am curious to learn… Hmm… Ideas for my next researching craze.

  4. Move your Body! (Walk, Stretch, Yoga, Slow and Steady wins the race)

    • It has taken me maybe a week and a half to feel completely “back” in strength and my running ability, but I remained consistent, walking when I felt able to, getting fresh air, and then STRETCHING. You don’t have to do anything Crazy, but laying on a couch isn’t always the best option (Unless you have fever or you feel dizzy! Take the time You need to rest, but avoid losing your routine of taking care of yourself. (I’m not a pro, but maybe you can relate?)

  5. Call your Family, (whatever that may mean to you), and have a meaningful talk!

    • Maybe it’s just me, but I get extremely energized when I hear the voice of a loved one… Do you ever feel this way? Who do you share your crappy (excuse my french) emotions with? Who can you call and just Vent! We need to sometimes!

  6. Journal. I have noticed that the majority of my cold’s and flu’s were caused by emotions that I haven’t reflected on. It really makes a difference when I make an effort to just write freely, and look at a situation from a different perspective.

    • Some options can be to write what you’re grateful for, write about your values and priorities to recalibrate or write about an event that happened and the story you have made about it.

  7. YOUR WORDS ARE POWERFUL! I can’t say this enough! If you know me, I may sound like a broken record at this point, but I really believe that your words Create the Future. So constantly putting yourself down, or being upset is going to take you NOWHERE… Probably only down. Be optimistic! “I AM GETTING BETTER! I AM STRONG. I AM LISTENING TO MY BODY. I AM TAKING THE TIME I NEED TO HEAL.” This is a challenge that is unfortunate, but maybe it was needed for a bigger reason! Maybe you need to see what you are doing in your life from a different perspective.

What do you do when you’re feeling off? Do you listen to your body? Do you continue pushing through?

For more info: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/turning-straw-gold/201608/10-strategies-try-when-you-re-sick-being-sick

Got some extra time? Keep reading.

The Calming Ritual of Matcha Tea:

Learn how to make matcha green tea through a traditional Chado Japanese Tea Ceremony. Making the perfect cup of tea for the Japanese is an integral aspect of their culture, and this ritual is no exception. New videos weekly. Highly recommend watching a few because they are simple and are easy to follow. This is the next ritual I am going to practice, looking for the instruments needed like the “chawan” for the stirring purpose. 

Current Songs to Calm the Mind:

HISTORY OF RITUALS

Check out this short video created by The School of Life… they go into greater depth on the importance and history of rituals… Great group of people that focus on teaching young generations more about emotional intelligence and self-understanding.