💕See you next week.
Growing up, my dad use to say,” You go to school, get a job and it’s a perk if you like it.”
It never sat right with me. I didn’t know what I wanted to do “when I grew up” but I did know I didn’t want to just do it to pay my bills.
💕I wanted to LOVE it. 💕I wanted to feel like I was contributing to something bigger. 💕I wanted to feel FREE’D by it.
It wasn’t until years had passed and my dad witnessing me find my way, that shifted his perspective,”Baby doll, I just didn’t see an example of it being possible to do what you love, and make a living, until now.” (Whoa...)
This past Saturday, 10 new sound healing students went through the SoundEmbrace Sound Healing 101 class. Whether or not they choose to step into this work, they each had THIS in common. They want to love what they do, make a difference in their communities, and feel free’d by any ailments or limitations.
For my students past and present, THIS is what we are offering our communities through this work. An example. A representation of skilled sound practitioners living aligned. Sound practitioners from all different backgrounds serving the communities who mean most to them. Representation matters. And as we navigate through our personal evolution, healing the cracks and loving the spaces in between, we find peace. And it’s that peace that we find within ourselves that lights the way for others to see that they can do it too.
Sound Healing. It’s on the rise.
To be, you.
What is it to be, You? The YOU that’s YOU is not going to be the same YOU as it is for me. Yet it’s within our similar themes like falling in love and heart ache, of triumph and failure, or adventure and being uninspired etc, that we can find the humanness, compassion, understanding, and love for one another.
A common theme I’ve notice on my IG thread lately, has been this out pour from people feeling like they are starting to feel fully expressed. Stepping into and acting in alignment is a powerful thing. When we feel expressed, or seen, it has the power to heal wounds. It has the power to shift perspectives and make radical change. YOU find the power within yourself to move mountains.
We all have an “Evolution of Self” story. Now that you’re here, you can also use this as a way to find more compassion for the path someone else has walked... because just like you, they have fallen in love and have had heart ache, they too have had moments of triumph and failure, or adventure and uninspired moments in time.
Can I just leave it like that? 🥰 Haha! Really! I get so excited when couples come to sound baths together!
Check out Dr. Julia Spinolo! She is a pretty bad ass lady connecting science and energy work: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Reiki Master, Host of Medical Girl Mystical World 💕
This was the first private couples session in my new space! You have until the end of June to book a private session at the discounted rate. I may even let you have your next 2 sessions for that rate as well! 😉
Big Ideas require BIG HEART!
And a team.
And healthy food.
And a chiropractor.
And a sense of humor.
OH LORD. When I say YES to an idea, I go at it HARD. Well, I not only said YES to a sound healing studio space, but I also said YES to a build out to make it a Crystal Bowl Showroom, too!
Lets just say I haven’t slept much in May. I’ve learned to ask for help (still a challenge for me, heh!), I have been challenged, and I have been held. I have had countless “What the f*ck and I doing with my life?!?” moments throughout this process.
And now, as the space is nearing completion, I am in awe that followers on Instagram and Facbook supported this project in the way they have, and some new incredibly bad a$$ women have shown up and supported me through an injury. 💕😭💕
I have been a “lone wolf” for so long… and to receive the support these women have shown/given is humbling. I’m feeling less alone, stronger, and understood. Which, in and of its self serves as fuel for my mission... and provides ease emotionally. I am so thankful.
We all need support, and guidance from time to time. It’s the only way we can truly grow. Especially when the vision you have feels so great!
Thank you for allowing me to be a guide in your journey. Whether it’s been through sound bath sessions or sound healing classes... through all this, I am reminded of just how important a role I play. Without the amazing people who have shown up during this time, this would be a very different post. 💕
I hope to see you at tomorrow’s sound bath (Wednesday, June 5th) at The Center for Love and Light Atl., or at next weeks sessions at Bar Method Atl. East Cobb! I am also teaching a business class at the end of the month called Sales as a Spiritual Practice, and then Sound Healing 101 and SH Certification Program coming up soon after! (Link in bio) 🥰
💓Photo by Amanda J Hibbert Parvez 💓
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++ A LIVE SOUND BATH BY DANIELLE HALL WITH SOUNDEMBRACE (that’s me! 💕) to accompany the yoga nidra meditation
5/29 at 7pm
Need to relieve stress, have a hard time falling asleep, need rest? Then this is for Y-O-U! Sarah Eiler of Deep Rest Yoga will guide you through a meditative journey through the chakras .
This Yoga Nidra Workshop will include:
- An introduction to Yoga Nidra meditation.
- Setting a personal intention or "sankalpa" for your practice.
- Gentle movement and relaxing breath work to start.
- A 40 minute guided Yoga Nidra meditation that will take you on your own personal journey through the main chakras or energy centers of the body.
You will take home: - A quartz crystal "touchstone" to use during the practice and to take home with you. - A recording of the meditation so you can practice on your own at home.
Yoga Nidra (meaning "yogic sleep" in Sanskrit) is a sleep based meditation practice during which you receive all the healing benefits of sleep while still maintaining a trace of awareness.
Yoga Nidra is a practice of non-doing-- all you have to do is lie down, relax, and listen to the teacher's voice.
When there are no words... hold space.
There is something really special that happens at my sound bath sessions where the people who need each other the most end up coming together at the same session. If you're one who usually stays after a sound bath, you know.
This Sunday’s mini retreat was no different. Except... for one thing. It left me with no words.
We came together and shared about life, death, and transition.
We felt the vulnerability, bravery, and immense love and light emanating as each individual shared what they felt and why they were there.
It was raw. It was truth. It was beautiful.
I usually feel something intuitive come through but on this day, nothing. No words. All I could do was to hold space for them in their journey. And sometimes that’s all we need to do to support someone on their path. Be the witness of what is coming up for them so they feel heard.
What a way to honor the beauty, grace, and divine love within each soul who showed up, each soul who couldn't be with us, and each soul who has passed on.
It took my mom 7 years to have a baby.
When I asked her about the experience of finally being able to have a baby after 7 years of trying she said, “I didn’t realize how little I knew about love until you were born. I didn’t know I had the capacity to love that big. It was like Love Amplified.”
Mother’s Day is tomorrow... I invite you to think about what you’re coming into this world meant to her... to your mom.
The moment you were born and your mom met you for the first time, and experienced Love in a way that’s hard to express. That moment when she experienced Love Amplified.
Love is Divine. It is something within all of us. There are 4 spaces open for you to join me for a mini retreat I am producing called “Love Amplified- Connect with the Divine Within.”
Yes it’s on Mother’s Day, but it’s not just about moms. It’s about you. It’s about love. That love so big that lives inside of each of us! That LOVE we came from. It’s about remembering and connecting to that Divine spirit within.
Sometimes you need a reminder of why you do what you do... my day at Kate’s Club came at just the right time. So many of the kids came up after to individually thank me for how relaxed or calm they felt.
You are doing great work.
Thoughts lead to emotions.
Emotions trigger frequencies that cascade throughout the body telling it how to act, or react.
When we go back to that same thought and dwell in that thought, those same emotions trigger the same frequencies.
We do this enough times and those thoughts become a mood. We dwell more, and these thoughts become a belief system.
The sound healing work we are doing at Kate’s Club and Paradigm San Francisco , is designed to disrupt that feedback loop of emotions that get stuck in these kids bodies turning into unconscious programs, aka subconscious beliefs that they then start operating from.
Trauma can manifest many thoughts... our mission is to support them in remembering they are loved, to support them in finding empowerment within themselves, and creating an opportunity for them to feel what they are feeling without judgement so they can feel peace within. DISRUPTING negative feedback loops to support healthy, happy, and empowered belief systems.
I design a program specifically for that organization or companies needs and mission, and it is facilitated by a trained sound practitioner. Today was another great day of love and connection... feeling grateful for my practitioners (Resonant People Project and Mara Rosaria) and the organizations we serve with this work.
“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.”
You are expansive. You have the capability of so much. You can do as little or as much as you want, show up as small or as big... you are everything, you are everywhere, and every space...
The weather are your emotions. And your emotions are a record of the past. It’s temporary. It doesn’t define you. It doesn’t own you. You get to decide how you work with it, or against it. How you prepare for it, or evolve through it.
You get to decide what artifacts you keep, what baggage to leave.
Tonight’s Sound Bath at Bar Method Atlanta East Cobb will support you in relieving stress, and quiet that mind chatter. Once in this space, you will feel a deeper connection to self. You will feel more expansive. And you will feel more clarity and empowered. Keep what serves, leave what doesn’t! 💕
See you tonight! Link in bio to sign up! I look forward to seeing you.
Even through the rain Empowered Readers marched to 20Hundred Red Thousand books! I was so excited for the opportunity to be a part of their fundraiser! The smiles on these kids faces is worth more than anything. 💕
Friends! Check out what they are doing. If you are inspired to support like I am, go to www.empoweredreaders.org and click on “Why We March”. This will give you the stats and share how you may best support their efforts. Shuffle through the pics above to get a sense of the awesome things they are doing to support literacy in Atlanta!
This is supporting the mental health and wellness of our Atlanta community. And you know I AM DOWN FOR THAT! Atlanta Leadership Club THANK YOU for letting me borrow your Empowered Readers scarf! LOL! I ended up buying one, too!
You want to go to the EPIC Planetarium Fundraiser created by 5 sound practitioners, with free photo booth (The Click Box) , kombucha (Kea Beverages ATL), and gift bags? Lets give a warm SHOUT OUT to Mary Lloyd and Awaken Ananda (livingpriya) for their generous donation for a total of 4 tickets to this EPIC Fundraiser, Wednesday, December 19th!!!
Wow… truly! This is the essence of what this whole thing is about. Mary and Priya separately contacted me to express that they were bummed that they could not attend the event but still wanted to contribute. SO! Even though they cant physically be there with us, they are sending their love and support by sponsoring tickets so someone else can enjoy and receive.
Here are the 2 options to get into the raffle. YES! Absolutely do both for multiple entries to win! 1 drawing = 1 ticket.
Entry Option 1 : (equals 1 entry)
Post a picture on your Instagram feed that represents HOME.
In the BODY of the post, express what HOME means to you, tag @soundembracehealth , add #SoundEmbraceHome , and mention the fundraiser for Wednesday, Dec 19th. (you can send people to the link in my bio)
Entry Option 2: (equals 3 entries)
Share an Instagram Story of what HOME means to you OR how SoundEmbrace has played a role in your life. (No matter how small.)
Instagram story must contain minimum 3 slides in total and each slide must tag @soundembracehealth , and mention this EPIC Fundraiser Wednesday, Dec 19th. (I will be reposting your story on my IG)
I will create a post on IG Stories and tag you to show you I have written your name and added you to the raffle. I will do a LIVE Raffle drawing Monday, December 3rd. at 7pm EST.
ARE YOU EXCITED YET?!?! I am! And so, so, so thankful. THANK YOU Mary and Priya!! I cant wait for you to see who gets these tickets! Raffle starts NOW!
This day, and everyday, look into gratitude.
Gratitude is the walking of the talk. We are settling in to the time of year of warm wishes and lots of food. We are reminded of who and what we are grateful for, defining our desires and goals for the future, and slowing down (if for just a moment) to really look into someones eyes. It feels like a warm blanket has been put around us and we are smiling ear to ear with joy for simply being.
Are you in that feeling yet?
Take in this feeling.
Close your eyes.
Really feel it.
Take it with you.
Commit it to memory.
Because as we move through the season and excitement of our New Years resolutions we tend to loose sight of this feeling. We tend to loose sight of the abundance that surrounds us. We tend to forget what we are grateful for. So, take it in. All of it. And if you are not there just yet, look around for it. It's there waiting for you to embrace it.
This day, and everyday, look into gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving <3
This little human.
I can’t begin to express the amount of love I have for my niece. I remember the first time I held that chunky baby... I was filled with so much joy it was spilling over in tears as she looked up at me with those beautiful blue eyes. She is 9 now. Still likes to cuddle. Likes to draw. I love that she dresses like a kid with My little pony graphic T-shirt’s (although, have YOU SEEN the Ponies lately! NOTHING like when we were kids! When did that change!?! 🤣), and she always has something new to show me like, Pokémon Go, or her latest headstand.
This last visit she made sure to reminded me that we ALL have the capability to turn darkness into love if we just remember we are all human... I asked her where she learned this and she said,”Everyone just knows this. They just forget sometimes. And in Sailor Moon, they use crystals to help do this, too.”
Although, I don’t necessarily see myself having kids, I love these hang outs that remind me that things can be.. and are, a lot simpler than we think. She also gave me another excuse to buy crystals! 💕🤗💕
Morning Cup Introspection/ Almond Chai Latte / Oct 17th /9:44am /Atlanta, GA. //
Deep down everyone wants to be a part of something special. Something that is shaping a better future. Something that gives us purpose. I want to say that this app is just the beginning... but the beginning happened way before me with people like Jonathan Goldman, Bruce Lipton, Dr.Mitchel Gaynor, and John Beaulieu! Heck! Let's also say Thomas Edison and Nicola Tessa!
As I move forward, "standing on the shoulders of giants", I would also like to acknowledge everyone who donated and shared about the crowdfunding. You are a part of something special. Thank you for lifting me up on your shoulders. Words can't even come close to express the gratitude I feel for you showing up for me in this way. But I also acknowledge that it may not be because of me at all... that it is because you have lived in pain, and have faith that this can be something great!
I'm going to take a break today...have some ice cream, take a walk, rest for a bit, and allow it all to sink in. Tomorrow, I will wake up refreshed and ready to move through the content for the next stages of app development. This is so exciting!