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Bliss of Being: Lessons from a Bad Rehearsal

This Sunday, the Pure Heart Ensemble launched our new CD, Bliss of Being, at the White Horse in Black Mountain. It was an amazing experience. We played to a “standing room only” crowd and even ended the night with a standing ovation…and not just because people were already standing!  ; ) I felt incredible love […]

500 Words of Wisdom Shared on Inspire Me Today!

Dielle is honored today (4/30/13) to share the 10 Gates of Sound as the featured luminary on Inspire Me Today! I’m so excited to share some great news with you. On April 30th, 2013 I will be the featured Inspirational Luminary on InspireMeToday.com, sharing my wisdom of sound and voice with the world. This FREE […]

From Performers to Transformers: Principles of Sacred Artistry

I was part of a great conversation the other night between musicians and visionaries. It came up that for a lot of conscious performers, the word “perform” is one that doesn’t quite fit anymore. We are not as interested in getting up in front of a crowd being watched as we are of being part […]

Dreamer or Dreamsmith?

One of the most important things we can ever do is remember that we are always dreaming. Until we do, we are merely dreamers, but not yet dreamsmiths. Even what we deem the “awake” state is really not that much different from the sleep state. It’s all a dream. I’m dreaming I’m a person living […]

Sacred Performance: Lessons in Musical Improvisation

As an improvisational vocalist, I don’t consider myself a musician in the way most musicians do. I am not the one who plays the music. Rather, I let the music play me…at least on a good night. So really, Life is the musician. I’m simply the instrument. I’ve spent the last 12 years of my […]

Walking My Talk

When a colleague asked me to take part in the One Billion Rising event happening across the world on February 14th, 2013, I was moderately intrigued by another activist organization taking on women’s issues. The V-Day event is intended to reveal the collective strength of men and women united to end violence against 1 in […]

Revitalizing and Activating the Pineal Gland

Friend of Toning for Peace & Healing, Shawn O Hurley, found this gem for revitalizing and activating the pineal gland, our body’s evolutionary headquarters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN1reb_Lzi8&w=420&h=315 Shawn suggests using the sound “OOO” or “EW” instead of the proposed “LOVE”.  Try both and do what works best for you! I’d love to hear your results.

The Great Awakening

One of my favorite quotes of all time is from a philosopher named Herbert Whone who wrote: “Humanity has been enchanted–sung to sleep. In the depths of that condition, we are given the capacity to make our own sound, which is in effect a means of escape, a way of breaking the spell.” This quote […]

Balancing & Purifying the 5 Elements: A Tibetan Bon Technique

Today’s toning at the Light Center was so yummy! What a great group of people…deep listeners with open hearts and open voices. After connecting with each of the elements (earth, water, fire, air, ether) with chi gong, we practiced balancing the five elements with this Bon series of mudra and mantra: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImTEB35new0] We wrapped […]

Sounds for Ascension

Yesterday, I facilitated Toning for Peace at the beautiful geodesic dome of the Light Center in Black Mountain, NC. It’s my absolutely favorite place to tone. It’s such a beautiful space supported by so many benevolent energies. And the acoustics! Yowza! There were four of us. Not a big turn out, but as usual, the […]

AH OM HUM for Sleep

Ready to settle down for the night and want a toning exercise that will quiet the mind and help prepare you for restful sleep? Give AH-OM-HUM a try. It is very similar to AUM or OM, but there is a subtle yet powerful difference.  These three syllables are a purification practice, perfect for releasing the […]

The World of Sound Therapy Part VI: Individualized Composition & Improvisation

Many sound therapists are skilled musicians and improvisationalists able to bring forth music that is created specifically for an individual, group of individuals, or a specific intent such as “world peace” or “DNA activation” either live, in CD form, or both. This music can then be used by an individual for meditation, movement, or relaxation. […]

The World of Sound Therapy Part V: Tuning Forks & Specialized Equipment

Tuning forks, similar to those used to tune a piano, are also used as instruments of sound therapy. One system of using tuning forks called Acutonics is similar to acupuncture, but rather than inserting needles, special tuning forks are used along the meridians, or energy pathways, of the body. The vibrations created by the tuning […]

The World of Sound Therapy Part IV: Tribal Instruments

Drums and rattles are tools used by shamans of cultures all over the world for their healing benefits. Percussive instruments shake up stagnant energy, bringing space and new life to your energetic field. Rattles, for example, are easy enough for anyone to use just about anywhere. Use them after an argument to clear the air, […]

The World of Sound Therapy Part III: Tibetan Instruments

The Tibetans  are masters at healing with sound. Tibetan bells, ting-shas, the shang, gongs, and other instruments are used to shake up the energy in the body and dispel disease, shift stagnated energy, or fill the body with healthy vitality. For example, ting-shas are special bells used to scan the body and actually change pitch […]

The World of Sound Therapy Part II: Voice

The voice is by far the most versatile and sensitive of all the sound therapy modalities, and the range of healing offered is as individual as those who facilitate it. There are voice healers who help clients access their own voices either through singing, toning, chanting, speaking, or even movement. One needn’t be a “singer” […]

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