Everyone is affected by sound every now and again. Have you ever heard a piece of music that reminded you of a certain time or place or people and upon listening you'd be transported right back to that time or place or company? That's because we make memories with our emotions!
A Sound bath can reach right there - to your emotional memories and connections, to your emotional body and beyond...
A sound healing bath can do wonders to the emotions, allowing them to become be beneficial to you, to help you feel happier in life. Sound is energy, emotions are energy (energy in motion = e-motion = emotion!) and we know energy can affect energy. Pretty logical, isn't it?
Sound healing can help bring your emotions up to the surface, clear them out, cleanse them and transform them, so that they serve you rather than lower your vibration.
A recent study by Walter et al. (Ref. 1) showed that more than 90% of Singing bowls Sound bath participants felt more relaxed and more than 82% of participants felt that their emotional state was calmer. They also felt happier, more satisfied, more secure and connected. There was also a general feeling of mental clarity.
In another study by Goldsby et al. (Ref. 2) Singing bowls meditation participants reported decreased tension, anger and fatigue as well as improved mood. There were also increased feelings of general spiritual well-being.
Blood pressure and heart rate has been shown to decrease after a Singing bowls Meditation experience compared to a non-sound Meditation (Landry et al. - Ref. 3).
Other than the non-quantitative spiritual reasons we can look at sound healing from the perspective of the brain.
Sound healing involves new sounds, unexpected and mostly unknown sounds and melodies to the brain.
Not knowing what sound comes next is a good thing - it helps your brain to be in the moment!
This newness stops us from thinking about the past or future, because the brain is engaged, having the moment-to-moment experience, in this case various healing sounds.
In conclusion, there is no doubt that sound healing exerts positive physiological and psychological effects. From my own observations and reports of participants of my Sound healing sessions I am consistently informed that sleep is deeper and better quality the night after a Sound bath. We all know that a good night's sleep is possible when we are able to both relax and feel safe in our environment. Then we can sleep better and deeper and wake up more rested, refreshed and with a more positive outlook on life.
Nothing is more important than our well-being. This affects everything, starting from day-to-day mood and activities, through satisfaction and quality of life to the state of consciousness on Earth. The better we feel, the better our lives are, the more peaceful and joyful life is on this planet.
For Sound healing events in Scotland or to arrange a collaborative event anywhere in the world please click on the image below.
Thank you for reading 😇
Dr. Aga Religa
1. Walter N, Hinterberger T. Neurophysiological Effects of a Singing Bowl Massage. Medicina (Kaunas). 2022;58(5): 594. doi: 10.3390/medicina58050594
2. Goldsby T.L., Goldsby M.E., McWalters M., Mills P.J. Effects of Singing Bowl Sound Meditation on Mood, Tension, and Well-being: An Observational Study. J. Evid. Based Complementary Altern. Med. 2017;22:401–406. doi: 10.1177/2156587216668109.
3. Landry J.M. Physiological and psychological effects of a Himalayan singing bowl in meditation practice: A quantitative analysis. Am. J. Health Promot. 2014;28:306–309. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.121031-ARB-528.
Despite the crazy weather, I hope you are feeling the Spring vibes already!
Spring is a new fresh start for Nature and I hope we can all take inspiration in that.
For me personally, Spring is bringing in freshness for sure. The recent weeks I have found myself being contacted by various communities and schools to perform Sound healing for them.
It has put me on a new fresh path of connecting and healing.
Last week myself and my fiancé Tony held Sound sessions for Primary 1 children at Knowetop Primary School in Motherwell, Scotland 💗
Sound is soo present in all of our lives, including, of course, our youngest ones! Sound can be used in the most effective and healing ways and getting familiar with all sorts of sounds is crucial to our development and awareness of it, from the earliest age!
The recent rise in interest in Sound baths is a result of us becoming aware of the power of sound and how it can shift and change our mood and vibration. We can truly use sound to our greatest benefit and we are just at the beginning of this exploration.
At our school visit, myself and Tony went and sang, made funny noises , played all kinds of healing instruments and the kids even got to play the singing bowls themselves!
One girl (aged between 4.5 and 5.5 as that's Primary 1) even knew that the instruments before them were Singing bowls!! Wow
What a fantastic experience!! The kids (and the teachers alike) were so amazing!
The Sound sessions came under the Mental Well-being week at the school, organised by their Well-being Champion Gillian and I'm very grateful to her for inviting us! What a great idea to have these Champions in schools!!
The planet is raising in vibration. It is time!!
If you or anyone you know is involved with a community or school, please do write to me, for instance via e-mail at Aga@Expanding-Consciousness.com. Let the power of sound reach more and more people, of all ages!
Sending you Big Spring Hugs
Much Love 💗
Over the years of guiding Sound healing baths I have had a variety of experiences. Sometimes there wouldn't be much more happening other than huge clearing. Other times we would go straight into the Higher dimensions, traveling light and fast through the energetic vastness of creation.
Why is it that sometimes we can go "flying" straight away and sometimes we literally can't see the light for the mud and smog?
The answer is in our everyday activities.
Someone didn't clean up after themselves and you get annoyed. Rather than either letting it go or owning your feelings of annoyance / frustration / anger and processing them there and then, you decide to hold on to the frustration-energy, put it in your energetic bag, which you carry with you and continue in your day.
That's one for clearing.
Either at a Sound bath or somewhere else.
If you keep sweating the small and bigger stuff and hold on to everything "bad" someone did or every fault another has, then your bag starts filling up. It becomes heavier and fuller, until one day it's so heavy that you break down under its weight.
Things fall out all at once in one big crash and you end up exploding, having the biggest eruption over the tiniest thing.
Those who happen to be around you at that time get it the worst. They usually are the closest people to you. Sometimes these are random passersby, who did something to you, entirely unintentionally in a supermarket, for example.
How about choosing to become softer?
So you get annoyed. Oh well, you sit there for some time in your annoyance. Take a moment to take yourself away from people at this point - unloading on other people doesn't serve them or you (and you know this).
You breathe, you puff, you hit a pillow = you are expressing that anger / frustration. You are letting it flow through you... and as it does it gradually leaves your system. It might actually feel like it's building up for a while, rather than decreasing - that's OK. You're possibly letting other things flow through you, not only that uncleaned dish or untidy toilet. You might be processing other people's anger or frustration in that moment as well. Just because you can handle it and your Soul loves to serve when they can.
And so you huff and puff and gradually let it go. It can take 5 minutes. It can take 1 hour, it can take however long it takes.
So what? That's really OK. You are your own boss.
And then you let it go. You become softer. The emotions have left you, you have let them flow... You look at the seeming culprit of the situation, the one who cause you to anger and you start seeing their softer side too. After all, they are doing their best on this planet, in the life, just like you are. Those moments of unawareness by them? You have them too.
And so you start seeing them with softer eyes. There is a bit of compassion, understanding, you start to see the light; the light in them, the light in you.
Everyone is doing their best. Everyone has their things, their moments, their path.
You start realising that by becoming softer, any moment in life will be softer too. Moment by moment you build your life. Why not build a softer, lighter life.
How about carrying an empty bag... or maybe no bag at all? So you can feel things right there and then and just simply let them go and continue on your path.
Softer Life = Lighter Life = Happier Life.
Let us all just drop our bags, so we can enjoy a more satisfyng life, without the harsh, sharp edges.
And then who knows? Maybe every Sound bath or every experience for that matter, can be an experience of total connection to Source and the bliss and peace that comes from it...
Sending you much softness and light,
If you'd like to experience a Sound healing Meditation with healing sounds of singing bowls and other instruments then you can find out more about locations and dates here:
Let me get it straight to you: November wil be THE month to focus on the highest outcomes, to focus on LOVE, to focus on PLAY and to TRUST that All is Well.
Now let’s dive into more details.
Tuning into the energy of November
The first 2 - 3 weeks of November we might feel like there is a separation between what we are experiencing at a human level, here on Earth physically and what our Souls are experiencing, what the Source is guiding us to be and do at this time.
This is a time of MERGING the human perspective and the Soul’s perspective on many subjects in our lives and world-wide. We are to see ONLY LOVE. Love and Divine Order in everything that is happening in our lives and the world.
You might be asking yourself: How can I focus on highest things when all of the fear and suffering is happening?
If that is one of the questions on your mind then it means you’ve gone too deep into the human ego mind, which mostly sees things from the survival point of view.
In order to relieve yourself of the entanglement of fear and suffering… turn your attention to PLAY!
Anything can be play - it can be spending time with kids, getting into the innocence of pure play. It can be doing something that you really enjoy and haven’t done for a long time and that really keeps your attention on the present moment. It can also be just doing something completely new and something that requires your focus and attention - because then all of your attention is on that new activity. Imagine learning to knit. If you’ve never done it before, the moment you turn your attention away from knitting and allow your thoughts to take you and make you drift away, things will start getting messy!
Choose an activity that requires your absolute attention - and you’ll know when you’re focused on it and when you’re “drifting”!
Being in the moment will also help you to TRUST. It’s so easy to turn your attention to distractions and lower vibrations - just turn on the news! However you can train yourself to turn your attention to your Soul and the Source energy. It those moments what you’re doing is raising YOUR OWN VIBRATION and since you and I and everyone else on Earth contributes to the general vibration of it, what you’re actually doing is you’re helping to RAISE the vibration of the ENTIRE EARTH!
Trust this process and trust that the Source energy has you. We as humans trust and know that the seasons of the year come and go. In those places of the world where seasons are observed after Summer comes Autumn and after Autumn comes Winter and so on.
It’s the same for our planet. There are cycles and sometimes things are more intense and sometimes less. In the end things do work out, don’t they? We’re here and have been for thousands of years. Life goes on.
You Soul knows you, the Source energy has you. Otherwise you wouldn’t be here.
You would not be here if the Source energy was not supporting you being here! The laws of Nature have no space for waste. That means You are here, because You are needed. TRUST THIS PROCESS and BE the Highest Vibration you can be, in your day, when you go shopping, when you’re at home, when you interact with others, when you talk to yourself in your head…
By the end of November, as you follow the guidance of seeing only Love, playing and trusting you will feel much lighter and more positive, with brighter visions for you and the world. It’s not like these brighter visions didn’t exist before, it’s just that you will have raised your vibration enough to see them and feel them.
I’m wishing you a wonderful, in the Heart month of November!
I've done the online Sound baths ever since the lockdown times started in March 2020...
They were sign-up only before...
and now they are completely free!!
Each Sound bath is posted on my Youtube channel. Some Sound baths are longer, some shorter, all depending on the guidance in the moment.
Here is the latest Sound bath Online:
And if online just won't do it these days then you're welcome to join one of the Sound baths in Glasgow in person. Real life instruments, including Singing bowls (Tibetan and Crystal) and Guided Meditation in the moment.
You can find out more about the Sound baths, upcoming dates and times here: Sound bath in Glasgow (Scotland)
Everyone in life could do with some guidance sometimes.
I find that having someone in life to stand by you, to assist you, cheer you on, guide you is fun! Possibly essential.
The thing is we have already a loooot of assistance, in many ways and first and foremost in Spirit!!
Your Soul is ALWAYS with you! There are various expressions of Source and your Soul is always there - how comforting is to know that?
I also find that Angelic Beings are always around and the more you speak to them the stronger their presence in your life.
Now, if you'd like extra guidance at this time or some help with understanding your own life at the moment, then you can ask your Soul and the Angels for help and do a quick self-reading, meaning choose an Angel card you feel drawn to: either 1, 2 or 3 and I'll explain the general theme associated with it.
Scroll down to watch the reading. Breathe, tune in and pick an Angel card :)
If you'd like some extra person-to-person guidance I offer 1-to-1 Life Guidance sessions during which I tune in and offer you Life Guidance from Spirit. I also use various Oracle cards, providing even more of the Divine Guidance.
The session / sessions can take place online or in person.
Please NOTE: I only offer the one-off private sessions till 31st July 2022.
Please message me directly (using the contact form below) if you'd like a private session.
In the meantime here is the Pick an Angel Card video for you 💖 😇
Love, xo Aga
Yesterday (16th May 2022) was the Full Moon in the sign of Scorpio. A super-powerful Moon, helping everyone to release old karmic patterns. For each of us it might be slightly different area(s) of life...
Where are you observing endings or repeated situations from the past?
This Full Moon will be exerting its effects for up to 6 months from now, so if you're resistant to letting go of old behaviours, old patterns, old thoughts and ideas then you still have a chance to adjust that. You can decide to let go and see how much lighter you'll feel as a result.
An inspiring story from my own life:
I believe everyone is creative, in different ways... but everyone IS creative.
When I was in primary school I had an arts teacher who was very critical of my drawings. I would spend many hours a day drawing and re-drawing, doing my best to produce the kind of drawings expected of me. Still the results were unsatisfactory to my arts teacher.
That one period in life undermined my belief in me being a creative individual, for many many years... until the following happened:
I love DIY, especially wood projects I have always loved putting furniture together, especially those flat packs we all know (and some of us dislike). It is a guaranteed success of DIY by following enclosed instructions
However I would feel blocked trying to build furniture based on my own ideas and using my own skills.
The picture you can see to the left is the 1st piece of furniture I've ever built - a bench, made out of bits of old furniture.
The 2nd photo shows me building a table, just this last weekend. The 3rd image is the table finished.
Keep reading for the complete story...
Last night at the Meditation class I was talking about the karmic clearing connected to the Full Moon on 16th May. I also mentioned that I was building a table and that it was a big step for me in changing my beliefs about being creative (in this case in the field of wood working / carpentry). I mentioned that I built a very wobbly bench some years ago. I also shared that I have observed and shifted my ideas about being able to build something and that no matter how this table I'm building turns out I believe, I know, I can do it.
Today, the morning of 17th May 2022 myself and my partner have completed the table. It's beautiful and pretty stable, though needs adjustments, but it's nowhere near the wobbly bench I made. I made that bench on 17th May 2017, exactly 5 years ago TO THE DAY!! I only know this because my photo memories app popped that wobbly bench image as a notification on my phone!
I am now declaring that I am a Creative Being. I have let go of any critical ideas of my work, in any and all areas of my life. What I create is for my own enjoyment and it's an expression that is intrinsic to my unique Being. And if that enjoyment is shared by others then I welcome the expansion of joy. And if it is not shared by others then that is none of my concern, as they can find joy elsewhere.
What are You changing for the better / letting go of in your life at this time? What is your declaration?
So we are all wishing for Peace. Peace in the personal life, peace in your street or town, peace in the country, peace on Earth.
So how to get there?
How to have that Peace already?
How to live in Peace?
If you, like me, feel that your life is not controlled by outer circumstances but that it's dependent on what you feel inside then you also understand that in order to have Peace in your environment you need to become Peace yourself.
That harmony that you are seeking outside of you NEEDS to come from within you.
Therefore if you look at all the people on the planet or even just the people in your own life - do they all live at peace with themselves? Are you at Peace with yourself (at least for the most part?).
If your answer to either one or both of these questions is "not really" then it means that there is work to do. There is a need for acceptance.
With the eyes of acceptance towards yourself you will become at peace with yourself. And so will everyone on the planet.
This free meditation (click on the video below) can help you become more accepting and through that become more at Peace with yourself. Then and only then can you ripple outwards the frequency of Peace and Harmony to the world. Then and only then will this planet Earth become an all-in-all more peaceful place to live.
I AM PEACE.
Accept and through that become Peace and Harmony. Simply click on the video below to go to the Guided Meditation.
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You might've heard about Sound baths or you might've not.
Let me tell you a little bit about Sound baths.
First you get to the space and possibly, no matter if you've never participated in a Sound bath before or you have done one many times, you feel a mix of excitement, hope, expectation, nervousness, even fear on occasion.
Then you realise that actually now that you sit there, on your mat, listening to the introduction, that something drew you to a Sound bath for a reason.
A reason or many reasons...
As you start to surrender to the guided words, the breath, the moment everything calms... including your physical body, which relaxes further and further into the now.
The sounds start to flow and there is an underlying energy of them all - that of returning you Home, with the capital "H" because it's about your Home inside.
Sometimes the journey is lighter, sometimes there is a bit of resistance, everything depending on how much there is to change, how much clearing is required, how much you're letting go of and how strongly you're holding onto things; how willing you are to surrender... but in the end you get there - the blissful feeling of everything being all right, everything being as it should be, just right. In that moment there is just the Home and there is everything else around you that you feel is Home too.
And you breathe and you just BE in the blissful moment of the eternal NOW - a feeling that can only be experienced and can never be exactly described.
Each Sound bath experience is unique, no matter how many times you've been to such event or listened to a Sound bath online. Come with an open mind, open heart every time, no expectations. In this way you'll have the best experience of all = being in the moment.
If you'd like to participate in the Sound baths guided by me you are welcome to join:
* in-person Sound baths in Scotland (Glasgow, Bellshill, Oban): In-person Sound healing
* online Sound baths (every Friday): Online Sound healing
I'm looking forward to connecting with you when we do.
Why do we work with crystals?
I carry crystals on me often, either in my bag or in my pockets or even in my bra! ;)
Have you ever done that? Maybe someone you know does that?
So why is that? Why are we so drawn to connecting with crystals?
Well, the crystal Beings are great at just being themselves!! They simply are and they do their respective jobs just by being themselves.
You can find crystals out in nature, all around, just on the ground. What are they doing there?
" They are being themselves and in that they serve the most. Just by being themselves." Spirit Guides
Just like the crystals we also serve the best when we are being ourselves. Just being yourself is the biggest life purpose that you have here on this planet!
Further information about crystals and how they assist us can be found in this channelling video, which also contains an activation of Light.
xo Aga et al.
Aga is an intuitive, energy healer, therapist, Being of Light leading group meditations and other various activities in Glasgow, Scotland. Her mission is to raise the frequencies everywhere she can! :)