Highlight : Larissa Israel

 

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“Music is the Medicine of the future” (Edgar Cayce)

You are music. Be in unison with who you are.

I offer intuitive sessions, divinely guided and based on a system of correspondences between acupuncture, TCM, the five elements, meridians and chakra-system. Through this holistic approach to honouring the soul, we may understand, release and integrate what needs to be resolved on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. Sacred sounds and Tama-Do sound acupuncture are applied as medicine with gentle but powerful resonance. They recalibrate what is out of tune and absorb your whole being into a relaxed, meditative state; allowing for a deep sense of regeneration, energy grounding, well-being and happiness. Soft rainbow coloured silk scarves and natural essences are combined s with the frequency of light and pure healing energy so you are gently guided into deep surrender and taken on a multi-dimensional, multi-sensory journey in a safe and therapeutic way.

Within all this, my role is not to heal, but to reflect back to you your innate capacity to heal yourself and reflect back your own inner knowing about the divinity of your being; holding a space of love in alignment with the highest good of all.

For me personally and especially as a sound healer, music is one of the most wonderful ways to literally bring us into unison. However, sound is just one expression of frequency. Qi-energy, colour, light and love all operate simultaneously on different levels of vibration as consciousness throughout the entire universe. The more we are aware, the more we can chose what works best for us and remember that we have it all inside us already.

This understanding grew stronger over time for me, with music as my guide into rich challenges and adventures; wether in a prison, a church, a kindergarten, in India or in the Bronx…

During my time as creative project director with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, one of my favourite experiences was working with young music students in the Bronx. We dove into the core themes of Stravinsky’s Firebird: victim, innocence, ritual, initiation, leadership and wisdom. When asking them about their feelings or what truly moves them, deeply repressed and precarious issues were surfacing sometimes with tears or anger. It was incredibly touching to see the enormous creative potential pouring outward from their innermost beings. Hearing them sing so powerfully from the heart with perfect rhythm, seeing their joy about their own voices was such a moving experience. It felt like they were willing to show us their souls.

I will also never forget holding my breath in awe when we saw this twelve year old boy, who couldn’t hear or speak, fully embrace the double bass standing in the corner of the class room during our project break in a school for students with special needs. He was silent and listening deeply inside the instrument as if he could hear its three hundred year old story, holding it with so much care and love. Rudolf Watzel had tears in his eyes and later said that when playing that bass again “it feels like the sound has been soul in-spired“.

Our first big education dance project under Sir Simon Rattle was beautifully recorded by the award winning documentary film “Rhythm is it!“. This project in 2002 gave rise to a new approach for the orchestral music and dance scene around the world. Personally it gave me the opportunity to work on an international level as a guest lecturer at cultural institutions and universities to enhance the awareness of music and its impact on society.

Yet, why did I choose to leave behind this work that had been my dream for ten years, culminating in directing over 65 different creative music projects internationally; and instead venture into the healing arts – “following the energy” and going where life asks me to be?

It started with the innocence of children singing and a surprising encounter in India in 2005 until it became a non-resistible inner urge and conscious decision. Whist I was silently waiting in a long queue somewhere in Mumbai, suddenly this old lady in her colourful sari turned around and asked me out of the blue “What instrument do you play?“ I was taken aback. Compared to the Berlin Philharmonic I didn’t consider myself a musician at all, for I had no classical training, even though I was very musical. When in my confusion I didn’t answer, she said with her Indian accent which I will never forget “because there is so much music coming out of you!“. During our music projects the focus was on creativity, on “doing“ music and all of a sudden I understood that it is all about “BEING“ music and being the music that we already are. It took me some time however to fully understand the deep impact this sentence had on me and my life purpose.

Eventually, I understood that sound and the higher vibrations of color, light and love have the power to unveil the information stored in our cellular memory system since the very beginning, Sound, colour, light and love can all help us to access various timelines of our perceived past and future dimensions. I understood that there was nothing to learn intellectually (a huge leap for someone like me holding two university master degrees) but to remember and simply to BE. We all have our very special talent, a unique gift shining forth through our simple BEING. Our true task in life is to BE and this has nothing to do with performance or my all too German conditioning that things will only be good through a lot of hard work, assiduity and strain. With this profound realisation, in 2006 things started happening to me without my wanting or looking for it. Important teachers came into my life. I was initiated into my spiritual name Saraswati and the energy shift provoked a deep spiritual awakening into the unconditional love of oneness with all that is. I had always followed my heart, knowing exactly where to live, study and work, but there was a new consciousness in this divinely guided flow and every day-life was warm, easy, happy and filled with lightness – a lightness of BEING. I developed an even deeper sense of trust that gave me strength and perseverance for the new level of challenges I encountered. Just like the blissful experiences, vulnerability, sensitivity, sorrow and pain also gained in intensity and force, yet I was able to observe, accept and integrate them much quicker and calmer. This inner shift provoked an outer one and eventually I had the guts to quit my job.

I stepped out of my western world to undergo a full de-identification process and deeply let go. A process with its own laws and timing and all I knew was that I wasn’t allowed to limit it. I went to live in Bali (all together for more than a year) embracing a very simple and slow paced life style. I just took my beloved singing bowls that I had started to use intuitively for better sleep and to heal some ailments within my family but without really knowing what I was doing. Jumping into the unknown like that, I gave my full trust to God every day.

Suddenly, before I knew it I was part of the Bali Sound Healers Collective, giving workshops at the Yogabarn in Ubud and the Bali Spirit Festival. It only seemed conclusive to jump on a plane to Switzerland to study at the Tama-Do Academy of Sound, Color and Movement with Fabien Maman. In addition to my previous healing certifications I had also learned from Indian Swamis, Mongolian Shamans, Balinese Healers and several years with a German medical doctor and mystic. On my path, I became ever more grateful to my family and also to all those teachers in my daily life, who triggered me and put obstacles in my way. On a more subtle level, the spirits of nature, animals, trees, flowers, the elements, light and all which exists beyond words, guide me into fuller awareness of my higher self and life story. Having survived an extreme premature birth against all odds with near-death experiences over several months, I had realised that my entire life was imbibed by God’s grace – like that of everyone else – as well as the power of unconditional love from my parents, family and the skill of medical doctors. Despite this trauma and early struggle to live, my deep trust in the divinity of life has been forged ever since. It continuous to forge my vision to tune into a higher cosmic order as a collective so that we can, through our very vibratory presence, become stronger conduits of harmony and love in this world.

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With this understanding, the Healing Arts – and for me especially sound healing – provide a guidance to reconnect with who we truly are in aligning ourselves with the very substance of the universe.

BE in UNISON!

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Larissa Israel is the founder of “Unison Healing”, where she dedicates her energy and being to the healing arts including sound healing, quantum trance therapy, energy healing and consciousness coaching. She offers private individual treatments, workshops, seminars, lectures and retreats in many different countries (Europe, Canada, Taiwan, Bali a.o.) having her current basis when not traveling in the spacious green countryside in Lotte (Germany) where she grew up. Recently, she started to collaborate with medical doctors and physiotherapists for she witnessed spontaneous healings in her clients whilst holding space for them. She is also part of the Bali Sound Healer’s Collective as well as the Healing Arts Festival in Berlin. Larissa’s up-coming offers include:

Sound Healing Meditations in Lotte, Germany: 12th, 19th & 26th April

Your voice: hearing and being heard in Lotte, Germany: 15th & 22nd April

Transformative Workshop with Swami Mahesh in Osnabrück, Germany: 29th April

Sound Healing & Yoga Workshop in Palma de Mallorca, Spain: 8th May

Retreat Purity & Joy at Tripura Mallorca, Spain: 2-5th June

Workshops and private treatments at the Healing Arts Festival Berlin, Germany: 30-31st July 2016

European Sound Healing Tour with Shervin Boloorian: July & August 2016.

Regarding Larissa’s offers for businesses and institutions, please check the initiative “8mal8 des Lebens” http://www.insa-cup.de

You can contact Larissa Israel: unisonhealing@gmail.com

For more information: www.unisonhealing.com

© Lightening Magazine 2016

Highlight : NCG

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In 2011 I suffered from a knee injury where I was no longer able to dance. After the initial shock of the injury news, I decided that I had to find a new way to express myself that would be non-impacting for my joints so I created “City Is My Playground. I began sampling from my many years of Hip Hop dance training, drawing specific inspiration upon the “freeze” component or static shapes one creates with their bodies from the art of breakin’ (breakdance). I then integrated this freeze form athleticism and blended in the mindfulness and posturing influence inspired by my Pilates education and teaching. The final ingredient was transferring this new found mode of self expression of static shapes and forms using my body, from the studio out into the city. I started to explore the vibrant streetscapes and street structures that surround us and how I could integrate bold physical shapes and forms with their support.

I want to inspire people to start looking at the city as their playground, and look beyond traditional methods of training, self expression and creative physicality.

For me, the city is the canvas and the street structures are the tools. It’s about having fun in the places and spaces we live in and having a sense of pride towards our surroundings and environment.

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Through the unique blend of body art (or what I describe as physical graffiti) and cityscape urban furniture, my mission is to flip the way people view and experience their city.

I lead “Flex in the City” workshops, where we follow a specific adventure route around the City. Using a creative and playful approach, I draw upon low impact mixed modalities/movements, introducing creative isometrics- static shapes or as I call them “flexes”- and Pilates/athletic dance based conditioning, to build core and upper body strength.

I am sensitive to the fact that this is a new style of physical training, therefore I ease people in. The aim is to inspire others to look at what’s around them that they can strike a shape in, on or between. It’s so much fun to go out with a group flexing around the city, whilst getting friendly with the doorways, streetposts and walls that surround us. The possibilities for creative physical expression are endless.

Having travelled to NYC and Paris with City is my Playground, I hope to bring the Flex in the City workout to more people in as many cities as I can. I am passionate about sharing the tools and techniques that I have found so useful to maintain my passion and physicality, whilst empowering people to start looking at the city as their playground and have fun with it

The second movement experience that I have developed is the Free Your Spine Series. The live masterclass consists of 8 short movement sequences, that focus on spinal flexibility and mobility, whilst stressing the importance of moving.

Sitting is fast becoming the smoking of the 21st century.

The digital and office worker lifestyle that we live in means that our bodies are becoming more and more sedentary and less and less active.I really want to encourage people to take a few minutes out of their day to get moving in an accessible, fun and informative way.

Having been a Pilates educator for over a decade, it is not uncommon to meet many people with a slipped disc or severe lower back complaint. The Free Your Spine series delivers accessible movement sequences which will wake up the bodies innate way of moving, whilst not compromising physical form or technique. The importance of self care and balanced cross training cannot be underestimated. Between the Flex in the City workout and the FYS method, I think there is a nice mix of strength and stretch components to help maintain an injury free life! This has been my personal movement practice and mantra for four years and I am excited to share the FYS masterclass programme. It bridges the gap between my passions: creative movement/physical therapy and holistic practices.

In essence, through a knee injury I discovered and developed a whole new way of moving and expressing. I had no choice but to create and innovate other ways of using my body. Four years on now (post injury) and it is a privilege to be able to share the work and mission behind both City is my Playground and Free Your Spine.

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© Lightening Magazine 2016

Highlight : Brett Bevell

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Excerpt from The Wizards Guide To Energy Healing: 

Chapter 1 What Is Energy Healing?

THE UNIVERSE IS CONSCIOUS. I first recognised this two decades ago when I began engaging a number of alternative healing techniques to overcome my own childhood trauma, trauma which was complex and deep, far too complex for traditional psychotherapy to conveniently unwind. As I engaged these techniques, which ranged from shamanic healing to rebirthing to energy healing, I noticed quick and radical changes that were very positive beginning to happen in my own life. I also noticed my own level of awareness grew, my intuition became more sharp, and I was overcome with the constant peculiar sense that the universe was conscious and aware of me. The deeper down I went exploring these alternative methods of healing, the better I felt about myself and my body, and my emotional awareness grew. I was able to eventually feel the energetic attachments between me and those who had abused me decades ago. I was then taught how to sever and release those attachments, these energetic strings that had kept me like a puppet victim for so many years no matter how much traditional therapy I did. Once those attachments were cut, I felt empowered to be free and have been on an amazing journey ever since.

Energy healing works with the premise that everything in existence is made of light and has an energetic signature. This concept corresponds with the string theory in modern physics that the smallest, most basic particles of creation are oscillating and vibrating, almost like the music from the strings of a guitar. These energy signatures affect us all the time. If we are in a room that is full of joy, we feel that vibration. Similarly, if you enter a room where people have been fighting and arguing it often holds a very different energetic signature, what some might call bad vibes. What energy healing does is address those fundamental energetic signatures, even those energetic signatures from the past that can impact the present and future.

We cannot change past events, but we can change the notes, the tune that those strings from the past are sending into the future. We can also change the energetic signatures of our own cells for physical healing, as well as change the energetic signatures in our emotions to change how we feel about ourselves and the world.

A Magical Awakening healing session is actually quite creative from the healer’s point of view. The healer goes into a place of deep listening, allowing the Divine consciousness within the energy itself to unfold and teach the healer what needs to happen next. It is more a healing art and not a science. This also allows the healer to let go of their ego, let go of the need to fix or heal anyone. Instead, they are simply playing with numerous Divine energetic signatures the same way a musician riffs on various notes during a jazz improv session. The beauty and joy of this is often felt as much by the healer as the person being healed, though the positive healing results for the person receiving the healing are astonishing. One person whom I gave three treatments to told me it changed their life and that they no longer felt the need to be in therapy after fifteen years. Also, a Magical Awakening session can be sent to numerous people simultaneously. At Omega Institute, where I work and teach, I often give half hour long sessions to a room of twenty or more people all simultaneously, and have on rare occasion worked on as many as one hundred people at once.

Energy healing at this level leads the healer into awakened states of consciousness, often being able to see karmic patterns, past life issues, and even the core spark of Divinity residing inside each person. As you learn to unwind the debris that covers that core spark, more light begins to shine outward into all aspects of your life. You also begin to realize that the universe itself is a dream, a playful dream. As a healer, you loosen, let go, laugh, and come to realize you are playing with the Divine and nothing more, that the joy of energy healing at its deepest level is simply energetic play, a game with the Divine. I do not even think of Magical Awakening healers as being practitioners as much as wizards, like the great wizard Merlin.

Magical Awakening has its roots in the lineage of Merlin and the healing power of The Grail. The beauty of this system is that not only is it one of the most powerful energy healing systems I have been shown in terms of what one can accomplish with it, but it also works to free the mind of the wizard healer who uses it. Magical Awakening always requires that the wizard healer be fully present, open as a child, without preconceptions to where the healing is going to go. The wizard healer is asked to listen intuitively to the energy itself, and to play with it. Through this sense of magical play it is constantly reinforcing that the universe itself is a dream, a playful dream. We are nothing but haikus, little wonderful poems created by Divine imagination. It is through this playful dance that we realize we are nothing at all, and we then know simultaneously that we are everything.

Just to continue in a wizard’s spirit of play, if you would like to experience yourself inside a bubble of Divine consciousness simply put your finger inside the zero and keep it there was long as you wish

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Brett Bevell is author of the books The Wizards Guide To Energy Healing, Energy Healing for Everyone, New Reiki Software for Divine Living, The Reiki Magic Guide to Self-Attunement, and Reiki For Spiritual Healing. A poet and performance artist, he is also author of America Needs a Woman President and America Needs a Buddhist President, a poem that initially aired nationwide on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Since receiving his Reiki master initiation in 1995, Bevell has dedicated himself to discovering new Reiki techniques that work collaboratively with the higher self. These simple techniques are not only highly effective, but also shift Reiki into a practice of daily living that can transform even the most mundane aspects of our lives into works of healing.

Also a spoken-word artist, Bevell has electrified audiences around the world with his live oral recitations, and he has often been compared to the late poet Allen Ginsberg. His writing has received critical acclaim from authors such as Anne Waldmen, John Perkins, and has appeared in numerous magazines, including Earth First Journal and Tricycle. Bevell’s poetry is featured on several CDs and is part of NPR’s permanent website archives.

What People Are Saying About Brett Bevell

“Brett Bevell crosses the boundaries of time, reaching beyond Reiki ‘modality’ to reveal the true meaning of healing…inspiring the awakening soul to return to wholeness.”

—Elizabeth Harper, author of Wishing: How to Fulfill Your Heart’s Desires

“Brett Bevell outlines simple methods for utilizing the Universal Life Force Energy as a tool for spiritual awakening…powerful practices that can enlighten, as well as heal.”

— Llyn Roberts, author of Shamanic Reiki

“Brett Bevell teaches us how to shift every aspect of life, from the food and water we put into our bodies to the past, present, and future.”

— David Morehouse, PhD, author of Psychic Warrior

© Lightening Magazine 2016

Highlight : Mynoo Maryel

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What if you woke up one morning to find that your world had completely transformed?  Imagine that everything you once believed in simply makes no sense anymore: your luxurious life, your successful career, your loving partner — all of it now feels like a never-ending dream that you’ve somehow been trapped in. It’s as if you’ve been desperately trying to wake up, to swim to the surface of the water, and just cannot break through. The dream, which had originally looked as though it would be comfortable and appealing, has now become a monotonous, endless nightmare. And then, as if by magic, the ground opens, and… a hole appears. You can take the plunge and escape, not knowing where your leap will lead. Or you can choose to remain stuck in the comfortable nightmare, in familiar territory.   

This happened to me, in London. Like Alice I chose to go into Wonderland, down the rabbit hole, diving deep into my inner world. I didn’t know whether or where, when or how I would emerge on the other side (or even who would emerge). And by choosing to leap I embarked on the most thrilling, enchanting, challenging, expanding, romantic adventure I could possibly imagine. It has been and continues to be the adventure of a lifetime.

My personal spiritual journey has been full of its own dynamic twists and turns. It began in Bali, where I reconnected with my Source, my unique mastery; this is the essence of who I am and what I bring to the world.  Each of us has this mastery. My own journey has enabled me to create my 7 pillars to living an extraordinary life with ease, grace and joy, where all aspects of my life can, and do, coexist.

Putting these pillars into practice, my physical world changed dramatically. I was drawn to the ancient rocks and expansive skies of Western Australia.  This in turn connected me to the spirits of nature and to the Milky Way galaxy.  The kangaroos, emus, dolphins, mongoose, spiders, snakes and sharks, all of them became my teachers.  I started communicating with the beings of the animal and plant kingdoms and began writing down the wisdom that started to flow through me. The hardiness of the Australian bush and the deep blue oceans supported me, and gave me the courage to implement what I’d received through my writings, applying the lessons in my own life.

I understood that we are all magnificent beings in human disguise and that it is the human disguise that gets fractured (not the human being). All we have to do in order to connect to the magnificence in ourselves and in others is to embrace those fractures unconditionally.

In my rabbit hole, I shaved my head, was headhunted to lead a global women’s network in the USA and returned to Bali via Mount Shasta in California, knowing that I was ready to receive and bring into fruition the calling of my soul.   

It was on Mount Shasta, on 11/11/11, that I was gifted a surprising entry into the metaphysical world of ascended masters (a world of which I was completely unaware at the time). It is a world that is now as real to me as the swimming pool I am looking at as I write these words. St. Germain, Swami Yogananda, Goddess Saraswati, Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Mother Theresa, the many Archangels and many, many other energies became regular visitors to my meditations and shared a whole new depth of wisdom with me. They gave me the practical processes, steps and actions to take to transform, heal and release all that is no longer in service to our highest good.  

My health transformed within a very short time. Parasites were gone, thyroid function returned to normal, irregular heartbeats normalized, high blood pressure was no longer an issue, type 2 diabetes disappeared, hormonal imbalance normalized and all other related disorders settled down.

I received a series of practices, meditations and vibration recalibration games that brought my world into alignment.

When I arrived in Bali along with my entourage of friends, guides and mentors from the metaphysical world, I received the mission of my soul. It is: “To expect and accept miracles, and to have them become the norm.”  I also received that a miracle is when something beautiful occurs that makes my heart sing. 

As I remained true to my Source, implementing the calling of my soul, I entered my own Palace of Extraordinary Miracles, The PoEM.  Miracles take place with the click of a finger, in the blink of an eye — that is the divine blessing I experience now. The miracles are there, in each moment. 

Now is the time to complete all that heals the past, because what is required as the planet activates into its new planetary grid has different frequencies, different healing vibrations and different resonances that werent available or accessible to us before.

As healers, weve already stepped into the calling of our souls, to play our part in the healing of humanity, of the beings on this planet, and of the planet itself. And weve done it, it has been achieved, mission accomplished! The planet is now in its new frequency. And that new frequency now requires that we shut off any attachment to the ways we knew.

So my invitation is to begin with your own self-healing, releasing yourself from attachments, reclaiming your original intention for becoming a healer in the first place, and stepping forth with a resolve to provide your unique capacity to heal, recalibrate and retune.

Weve moved for the first time into the energies of the New Earth. Weve shifted from the energies of command, control and competition into the 2016 vibrations of collaboration, cooperation, co-creation, coexistence, certainty, choice and charm. I invite you to leap up onto your surfboard and ride this wave! And I willingly and openly make myself available to support you, with grace and in collaboration with masters from this plane and beyond.

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For Lightening readers interested in accelerating their completions of the past and catching this New Earth energy wave to ride it all the way through, I offer a Clearing the Way session that may serve you well. More at http://bit.ly/mmsweetrelief and http://www.mynoomaryel.com

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About Mynoo Maryel

Formerly a high-flying executive and pragmatic serial entrepreneur in Europe, Asia and Australia, beginning in 2010 Mynoo Maryel (fka Mynoo Blackbyrn) experienced a series of spiritual awakenings and connected with the true mission of her soul. She entered periods of silence, during which what she now calls “downloads” — profound wisdom about restoring miracles, childlike wonder and sublime well-being to our lives — were revealed to her. She then undertook for herself what has now become The Journey Into Miracles(sm), actively applied the received wisdom to her own life and transformed, almost beyond recognition. Her own inner guidance has become her guru and guidestar, and her Journeys, for herself and with others, have been expanding ever since.

Mynoo is now the founder and visionary for The PoEM (The Palace of Extraordinary Miracles), a movement dedicated to making miracles the new norm. The PoEM’s initiatives include transformational media, vitality and wellness programming, lifestyle products and services and eco-luxury resort and retreat development.

 It is Mynoo’s great joy to share what she has learned with the world, inspiring others to discover and refine their own inner guidance and trust that it is their best teacher ever, the “guru” they have long been waiting for. That trust in turn opens the way to a life full of miracles — those beautiful and awe-inspiring experiences that make our hearts sing, fill us with gratitude, and bring us truly alive.

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© Lightening Magazine 2016