And now for something completely different.
Mark your calendars for September 22nd, the beginning of a new sound experience event. Illuminating Hearts is launching a new offering at Bancroft Street Market in Omaha at the beginning of fall to give the community what they have been asking for: the ability to watch the sound being made.
Typically, Illuminating Hearts provides the community with Organic Sound Alchemy focused on creating sonic architecture for an internal journey for wholing yourself. This time, you can choose a wide variety of listening approaches. You can sit and look, or walk around and notice how the vibrations move in different parts of the room or in your body. You can move or dance. You can choose to bring a blanket or yoga mat, to stretch out, relax and enjoy the vibrations on a more internal level. We will still bring our infamous "mindfold" eye masks as loaners (also available for purchase to keep), if you choose to drop in deeper. Keep in mind, if you choose to watch, we still don't describe this as a performance; the instruments are playing us and they are playing you. We will have more events like this in the future.
However you decide to participate, transformation in a heartbeat is always available through the sound.
This event falls on the Equinox, the beginning of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere. The word equinox in Latin means “equal night”. At the beginning of autumn and spring – the days are divided neatly into a 12-hour day and night for just two days a year, after which they start shifting. Our sonic architecture will explore the theme of biodiversity, balance, and equality.
$33 Advance Registration*
*We encourage registration in advance via website payment or email for head count. If you would like to register and pay cash, check (or credit card in another method besides PayPal button above), email firstname.lastname@example.org to put your name on the list and pay at the door. For use of credit card on website or at door, final price will reflect credit card processing fees.
Chairs will be provided. If you so choose, you may also bring your favorite props to create a comfy nest for the sound event: yoga mat/blanket/bolster/pillow. Children aged 12 and up may attend.
Organic Sound Alchemy© is an intuitive, acoustic, holistic, in the moment and from-the-heart restorative multi-instrumental sound meditation. Musical traditions and instruments from around the world, such as didgeridoos, flutes, drums, shruti box, voice and singing bowls, blend in a channeled resonant journey, unique to the vibration of the group gathered.
Organic sound means no digital compression or amplification, so the sound comes to you in its full frequency. Our holistic sound provides an antidote to the over-stimulation and disconnection of our modern world. The sound invites you into mindfulness; it drops you into the expansive present moment, helping you alchemize your Self. Together, in cultivated resonance, move from chronos (chronological time) into the gifts of kairos (deep time) and contemplation. These ancient instruments of the future invite you into presence. Come home to your soul. Be. Hear. Now.
Benefits of Organic Sound Alchemy:
- Learn fluid breathing and toning techniques to center and align yourself with your own fluidity
- Discover a deeper way of listening to your own body and the world around you
- Reconnect your heart-mind-body to support your heart intelligence and coherence
- Build Vagal Nerve Tone to support your bio-intelligence and overall well-being
- Engage the parasympathetic nervous system for wholing your body and soul
- Increase Heart Rate Variability for longevity and vitality
- Access gamma brain waves which in turn accesses all brain wave states and increases well-being, better perception of reality, incredible focus, better self-control and richer sensory experience.
- Tune yourself up and get back in tune with the earth and those around you
"Illuminating Hearts are pure magic. Never before have I felt vibration in every cell of my body, creating a thrumming that transformed time and space. My whole body became rivers of sound. Orion and Astara are bringing a profound experience into the world, don’t miss it!!" - Susan Steindorf, Owner of Dayaalu Center, Bainbridge Island, Washington