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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