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Sound Healing: A Vibrational Hug.

Updated: May 8, 2020

I was in Peru, deep in the Amazon, in a rudimentary hut, the first time I heard a singing bowl. A woman from Czech Republic unpacked a Tibetan bowl and swirled around the top with a wooden mallet. Tinging and tapping and humming.


The little metal bowl sang and, I loved it.


I lay there soaking in the sweet vibrations that resonated through me. I had heard about Tibetan singing bowls but I had never heard one sing its song before.


Afterward, she handed me the bowl as she intuited that it was my turn to try. It was a sweet moment when I tapped the side and created my first vibrational song.

It was as if an ancient remembrance from deep inside me awakened. I knew I was to follow my heart and blindly trust in this divine remembrance. The choice was not mine, because I immediately knew that playing the bowls would change my life. The universe had spoken and I was awakened to my purpose and calling.


I decided to buy some Tibetan singing bowls. I thought they could be used for meditational purposes and for relaxation. However, while researching, I discovered crystal singing bowls.


What in the shiny, effervescent, Oh my Universe, sacred tools were these!!

I didn’t know, but I knew I needed one.


Have you ever had a moment when you buy something on impulse? You probably shouldn’t but you just have to? No amount of reasoning will stop you?

This is what happened to me with the crystal singing bowls. I truly had no idea what they were, something came over me and I knew right then, that I needed one. In fact, I didn’t just buy one—I decided to buy a whole set; one bowl tuned for each chakra.


I could barely contain my excitement!


I love crystals and have collected them throughout my life, even as a child. I cherish them and find them magical. I love to create mandalas and I love to read and learn about all of the different healing qualities that each crystal offers.

So, a quartz crystal bowl sounded absolutely amazing!


The bowls arrived and I unpacked each one at lightning speed. I carefully set-up in the living room. Keep in mind, I had never heard one before, in fact, I didn’t know much about them.


…I tapped the side of the big heart bowl (tuned for the heart chakra)...

I will never forget this moment. Time stopped.


Oh my, Goddess! The sound was truly angelic.


I thought, if angels were singing, this must be how they sound, illuminated with ethereal energies, harmonizing together.


My hands moved naturally and the pure quartz vibrations hummed through me.


I felt the bowls. I heard the bowls.

I became one with the bowls--- emanating and illuminating these incredible tones and vibrations. It was truly transcendent. Divine grace and guidance flowed through my body and soul and through my hands.

I was being gently guided to orchestrate this soul song. My higher-self took control and worked through me—it was an ancient remembrance from deep in my souls memory.

It was raw, it was Divine, it became, at that moment, my souls purpose and I was held in an ancient, loving and Divine embrace.


Each bowl sang clear and true. I orchestrated a magical symphony of vibrational tones. I connected deeply with these harmonies and allowed Divine light to course through me. Sounds escaped me that I had never heard or experienced before. Sounds for each chakra sang from my heart, from my soul. Vibrational tones for angels, and varying sounds for my own inner-healing.

I ended with a long, intense and magical, “OM” that reverberated through my being.


What had just happened?


I knew at that moment I would be a facilitator of enlightenment for others and to lead others on this beautiful journey. This was a truly transformational experience. My life was about to change, and change it did.


Many years later, many crystal alchemy bowls and planetary gongs, many tuning forks and drums, rattles and crystal pyramids later, my soul has forged a sound weaving path that I have followed.


I have experienced sharing this light with many beautiful souls, many sad souls, many cosmic souls, many sisters and brothers and also for strangers that have become dear friends. I have opened the doors for light to creep in and I have set the stage for healing and personal growth to begin.


We all like to do what is good for our souls, even if we don’t realize it at the time.


We all like hugs, we like affection and we like kindness. These things make us feel good.


A sound healing session or a sound bath is a vibrational hug and a beautiful way to gift ourselves something that not only feels good, but is good for our soul. Self-care is so important and so many of us go without it far too often.


Every sound symphony I weave comes with the intent to deeply bless each and every soul I work with. It is my vibrational (((hug))) to you.


From my soul to yours.


Joey McCune, a free spirited Seattle Realtor turned Energy Practitioner, has traveled the world in her studies of deeply rooted spiritual traditions and rituals in many forms. She is a Sound Healer/Weaver, Gong Master, a Master Reiki Practitioner, works with Shamanic Energy, and now lives and practices in Tulum, MX.

Her work with clients focuses on achieving a sense of balance, wellness and soul fulfillment and utilizes a combination of crystals, color theory, chakra systems, sacred geometry and Sound Healing principles.


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