Welcome to the medicine of sound!

Sound medicine, or meditation, holds the energy or intention of whatever I put into it and delivers it to you. In this way we can send conscious and healing thoughts to ourselves and to each other, like a blessing or a prayer.

All you have to do... is sit back and listen.

Santa Fe Solstice Shaman Voyage II: The South

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Landing between the sunset and the sunrise on the night of the full moon, I knew it would be a time of growth and balancing. As the sun represents the masculine (men), and the moon represents the feminine (women), so it is the work of the feminine to shape and refine that which she reflects back onto the masculine. In that way, men know themselves through the women in their life. In that way, women shape the relationships with the men that they know. (Yogi Bhajan).

The full moon was at 4:34 MDT, where I was in Santa Fe, following the second direction on the medicine wheel that corresponds to the summer solstice: the South. The animal totem of the south is the clever coyote, who is excellent to call upon when you need a solution. The element is water, and the attributes are clever, quick-minded. It governs the emotions. Another reminder for a time of big emotions.

The solstice time, 4:34, adds up to the number 11, which is considered a master number. In other words, you should expect something out of the ordinary to happen. Interestingly, numerology.com turned up the following item:

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Blossoming in the Snow

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This sonic meditation brings instant relaxation for me. It dissolves stuck 3rd chakra energy.  People are saying:

"Your voice is mesmerizing . I experienced  4th-5th & 3rd chakra activation =  Heartfelt expression of personal power"- Francesca McCartney

"Beautiful music and voice clears 4th first then moves into 3rd"- Michael McCartney

Click here to listen.

Blossoming in the Snow by EK

produced by Randy Emata
bass by Matt Taylor
vocals EK

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Live Concert: "In Harmony" at Homestead Valley Community Center

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"In Harmony" Live
June 3, 7:30pm

Homestead Valley Community Center
180 Montford Avenue
Mill Valley

Please bring a yoga mat and a pillow and prepare to lie down and get comfortable.  Individuals will be invited up for a chakra tuning with healing tones and frequencies. The hour long concert consists of the work on individuals and on the group, releasing stuck energy for everyone.  You will leave feeling peaceful, reorganized and re-energized.

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Elizabeth and Kim graduated together from the Sound Healing and Therapy Program at the Globe Institute, SF. Their connection created "In Harmony", a travelling synergy of Sound Healing, in which their gifts work in harmony to bring you the best each have to offer.

Elizabeth Krasnoff is an Intuitive Sound Practitioner who uses the power of sound to address exhaustion, trauma and stress. Modalities include the human voice, instruments, a vibro acoustic sound bed, The BioSound ® Sound Healing technique, Heartmath ® and Intuition Medicine ®.

Kim Murphy is a Crystal Alchemy Singing Bowl Sound Healing Practitioner who uses the pure tones of crystal bowls to release stress and imbalances in the body allowing the process of relaxation, renewal, expansion and transcendence to occur. Modalities include Alchemy & Master Alchemy Singing Crystal Bowls.

Kim and Elizabeth provide individual sessions, group sessions and perform live concerts together.

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Trauma Is a Life Path, Not a Life Sentence

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We view trauma as a life sentence. If you think about it, there is a complicit understanding between the neutral person and the traumatized person. I have heard on far too many occasions: “I can’t help you, I don’t have a trauma background. You have to go to a trauma specialist”.

A specialist?

Just to put it out there in full view, the last thing a person with trauma wants to feel is singled out, different, and unreachable. You will have succeeded in triggering that which is sensitive about the trauma imprint: you feel like a leper. And it is consistently re-inforced. It is held in place by a shame more powerful than any prison, and when you segregate, you enforce this prison rather than disarm it.

Here is what I’ve come to understand about trauma: its just one way of going about life. That’s all. It’s a path. And in the broadest sense, it requires the same treatment as all other paths: compassion. Yes, it does ask for a gentle touch. A compassionate gentle touch. To suggest that you cannot offer a gentle hour of compassion because the “trauma person” is out of your area of expertise feels like a limiting and limited thought pattern to me. A trauma person is sensitive to this limiting behavior, it is one of the gifts. Trauma teaches you to learn to operate outside of your zone of comfort, to learn how to bend to that which is not under your control. This is a very powerful tool. It is hard for the trauma person to understand what to them is perceived as a lack of flexibility, or open mindedness, in a neutral person. Yet the trauma mentality will still self punish—just another self-indictment. Shame is a powerful leg iron.

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Feature Article: Sonically Calming the Storm

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Many a college grad has dashed overseas to satisfy their wanderlust before officially jumping into the workforce.

Homestead Valley resident Elizabeth Krasnoff did both at the same time.

After getting her BA in English with a Russian concentration from Boston College, Krasnoff moved to Moscow to serve as the membership director for the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, working with and for the American business community in Russia from 1994-1998. You might remember that post-Gorbachev era after the fall of the Soviet Union from the news. Krasnoff remembers it by recalling the time she threw the first Fourth of July party in Moscow for the American expat community in the field of a formerly secret U.S. Air Force base.

“I got spoiled – life was never as interesting at those post-Perestroika days in Russia,” she says with a laugh.

While it might not be able to match those years for drama, Krasnoff’s current professional passion is certainly laden with intrigue.

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