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Living Well Series Interview with David Kennet on Sound Healing

Recorded Live, enjoy this amazing interview with David Kennet, Founder of Soul Sounding to learn about vibrational sound therapy and how to reprogram the unconscious, hear about David’s innovative approach to allergies, and get the opportunity to experience the transformational power of sound with a special session right here!

 

Read the transcribed version below…

0:00:00 Dr. Michele Burklund: Hi, everyone. I’m Dr. Michele Burklund and today, I’m here with David Kennet. I’m the Chief Officer of a company called Puriya, and our whole goal right now is to teach all of you different ways to live naturally and give you the tools. And so, I’m very excited to have David on today to teach the healing power of sound.

0:00:25 David Kennet: Thank you for having me, Michele.

0:00:26 DB: Thank you. So I’m gonna read a little bit of your background. Feel free to tell me if there’s anything else you wanna add in there, too.

0:00:35 DK: Sounds good.

0:00:36 DB: It’s very interesting. So, David Kennet is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Holistic Allergist, and Vocal Sound Healer/Coach. He is a Certified Massage Therapist. And at the age of 21, he made his debut at New York City’s Lincoln Center with the internationally acclaimed cappella group, The Star-Scape Singers. Very nice at 21 too, very young. He has performed at concert halls across Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and China. He shares over 25 years experience utilizing “open voice” and is a protege of the late Canadian metaphysician, Kenneth G. Mills. David also studied with sound healers, Tom Kenyon and Jonathan Goldman and is a member of the Sound Healers Association. David offers lectures on the practical application of sound therapy at the University of Santa Barbara California, Antioch and Bastyr University. David feels our voice is our connection to the Divine and calls his vocal and instrumental expression “Soul Sounding.” Hence, the name of your company.

0:01:49 DB: This is a great therapy to introduce to our listeners and this technique of healing has been traced back to ancient Greeks, and Socrates actually said music is powerful because it imitates movements of the soul. So I thought that was very fitting today as well. And the Pythagoreans had studied the relationship between musical rhythm and temperament, and applied musical prescriptions according to the circumstances. So I love that too, that they actually gave prescriptions of music. So I think that this is a great way to introduce people to how amazing sound can be and how there’s so many different uses for it too.

0:02:28 DK: Indeed. Yes, sound is transformational and we know on a physical level that at the very basis, the core of the atom is vibration. So, this is something very real, it’s not just a philosophy. It’s actually been validated by science.

0:02:50 DB: Finally, finally but, yeah, it’s been used for thousands of years so in a way, it’s been validated in that way for a very long time.

0:02:56 DK: Yeah, exactly.

0:03:00 DB: Okay. So I will start with the first question and this can be a very long question too. So you have a very unique and highly effective approach to addressing allergies. Could you tell us more about that approach?

0:03:14 DK: Well, the whole quest for mitigating and curing allergies really began with me because, as a child, I was born with severe chronic asthma. So debilitating at times that I was rushed to the emergency room by my mom who would just even have to run red lights in the middle of the night, 2:30 AM in the morning, running red lights just to get me to the ER to get the EpiPen shot, the adrenalin shot back then they called it, which would open up the bronchial tubes, make my heart pound like it was gonna fall out of my chest. But, in the end, it actually saved my life on several occasions. And, in fact, I was hospitalized at one point, it was so bad. I had terrible asthma growing up, I had terrible allergies. Usually, allergies and asthma go hand-in-hand. And so, allergies are something that have been a real… Were a real problem in my life. And upon graduating nutrition school, I came upon this school in Canada as well and they were teaching how to work with allergies using muscle testing.

0:04:31 DK: But before I even get into that, I should also talk about a little bit of how I overcame the asthma, which actually came first, which really was due to meeting a remarkable man named Kenneth Mills who was the director of this group you mentioned in my bio, The Star-Scape Singers. He had many gifts but one of his gifts was helping people find their voice. Many of the people singing in this real world renowned choir, acapella group, believe it or not, had never sung before. Some of them had worked in an office, in a cubicle and hadn’t even thought or dreamt that they could sing and suddenly, with a few lessons began to sing. And then, obviously, with lots of practice and learning music, became incredible singers. But, ultimately, that gift was opened, that was revealed to them and as it was to me at 19, 20 years old when Kenneth Mills opened my voice and he began to sing some notes and I began to imitate him, and he would go, “Ahh,” and I will go, “Ahh.” Very sheepishly. And then, eventually just delving into it and begin to really just all of a sudden, my voice began to expand. The more I began to sing, the more the asthma went away, which was remarkable.

0:05:56 DB: Yeah.

0:05:57 DK: It was like a miracle, honestly. And I attribute the miracle, obviously, to the grace of God, but also the physiological aspect of taking deeper breaths, like using my diaphragm. Some of us don’t even, to this day, probably breathe fully to our maximum capacity ’cause we’re not really utilizing this incredible muscle at the base of our ribcage here. It’s called the diaphragm. It’s at the base of our lungs. So this helps us take deeper breaths. And when we fully use this diaphragm, we get this full oxygenated breath. And so, that was also part of my healing was breathing properly, taking deeper breaths, exercising the lungs to their maximum capacity. And it was such a miraculous healing because it was such a difficult childhood growing up where I couldn’t play sports, I would start running, I could hardly breathe after running for a few minutes. And now I can run an hour, you know, hour. I’m not a big runner but with time, if I should be running on a treadmill or something like that I don’t have any problems. And I haven’t had an asthma attack or issues with asthma since I was in my teens. So, the healing…

0:07:13 DB: That’s amazing.

0:07:14 DK: Good thing. And it is amazing. And so, I really… Vibration and sound are part of it as well. Since then obviously I’ve done some research about how even when we sing, and this is something I discovered within the last year, I didn’t know this, that we actually had these little air sacs in our nasal cavities that when they vibrate, when we hum, when we even hum, not even sing go hmmm, when these nasal… These little air sacs vibrate, they release nitric oxide. And so, this helps us to absorb more open oxygen into our system and helps all the metabolic required processes in the body. So that’s also, I believe, part of my healing is just helping more oxygen come into my blood.

0:08:03 DB: Mm-hmm.

0:08:05 DK: Yeah, so singing is very healing. They know also vibration stimulates our vagus nerve. There’s been a lot of studies with singing particularly and how vibration of our voice changes our physiology, it changes our neurochemistry. There’s been studies that show that when we sing, we increase endorphins, oxytocin in our bloodstream. And then even just listening to music, listening to our favorite music for at least 30 minutes has shown… They’ve shown scientifically, to drastically increase dopamine in our blood, or happy, the happy hormone.

0:08:42 DB: Yeah, that’s interesting.

0:08:44 DK: So, yeah, there’s actually quite a bit of science to this. So, the allergies, right, going back to that. So, when I graduated from Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, I went to another school which the name escapes me, it’s in my bio, I don’t know why I can’t think of it right now, but they were all about how to clear allergies, but using a machine. And this was great, because I learned that we can use low microcurrent to send an allergen, the information of an allergen like a homeopathic remedy into the body with a microcurrent using different acupressure points on the body. And this is where it gets interesting because, really, sound is also a communicator. There’s different ways of getting into the cells of the body. Obviously, a microcurrent certainly would, a laser, even LED lights using light therapy. When we use light…

0:09:46 DB: Right, right.

0:09:47 DK: It goes right into the cells. Sound is also an incredible way to get into the body. I mean, we know that if we are listening to music next to a loudspeaker, we are hearing the bass go through our body, we’re literally feeling our body vibrate, it’s ’cause sound waves are energy and an energy actually goes into our body quite literally. And we can use that wave, that sound wave to carry information. And that’s the basis of how I work with allergy. So, instead of an allergy shot that you get injected into your bloodstream by a medical allergist, I’m using sound to target all of your cells of your body. And not only that, working with waking up the body to the allergen. So, when we have an allergy in most cases, not all, of course, but in most cases we are reacting to something that’s harmless, and something that’s not particularly going to hurt us, like dust or pollen, that kind of thing. It’s not gonna be good for you, but if you would to like eat pollen or dust on the floor, it’s not the best, but it’s not like an immediate threat.

0:11:02 DB: Right, right.

0:11:03 DK: So when we have an allergy, in many cases our body is kind of confused. It’s perceiving this thing as you’re in trouble buddy, you better get out of the situation, we’re gonna make you sneeze, we’re gonna make you itch. And so, the immune system is perceiving the environment in a certain way. So what needs to happen is a re-education, a changing of the perception of the body. So when we re-introduce the allergen like pollen or dust using a sound wave, we can help the body see things more clearly. So once that information gets into the cytoplasm, the body can wake up and say, “Oh, that’s dust, that’s pollen, it’s not a pathogen, it’s not a virus, it’s not something that’s gonna necessarily kill you, so I can relax. Now, I can deal with this appropriately.” And so, it changes the way the body processes information. So in one or two sessions, sometimes four sessions, an allergy can be mitigated if not completely go away, which is really exciting stuff. So, yeah, that’s a little surface understanding of what I’m doing with allergies.

0:12:17 DB: I thought that was great to share your passion, how you overcame it too. So a little bit about how people can really understand how vibrational healing can help on a cellular level. Here at Puriya we have a lot of products, one’s focused on eczema and a lot of the underlying causes of eczema have to do with food allergies or they’re pre-disposed to that. So I think this is great sharing with our viewers, different ways that they can approach kinda getting to the root cause, and seeing what their body is reacting to.

0:12:48 DK: Right.

0:12:48 DB: I think that’s amazing.

0:12:50 DK: Allergies, eczema, these are very complex issues. And I never tend to have all the answers, and eczema sometimes is a food allergy, sometimes it isn’t.

0:13:01 DB: Right. Right.

0:13:02 DK: And fortunately, I have had great success with eczema at times. So, there was actually a young child that a mother and father brought in to me, they could not figure out what was going on. The eczema was so bad that the poor little boy was scratching so hard that he was bleeding, and it was really quite horrible. And they brought him to specialists and doctors, and nobody could really figure out what was going on. And it was just through detective work that we discovered that he was sensitive to lemons, lemon juice.

0:13:41 DB: Oh, interesting.

0:13:42 DK: And oddly enough, lemon juice, or lemon is actually often put in strangest things. It’s not just in food, they put it in different products, and even as a preservative in different foods. And so, it was kind of interesting to see that. But ultimately, it was through muscle testing. Now, he was so young, and this is where muscle testing… I don’t know for your audience out there if they know or are familiar with muscle testing, it’s also called, “applied kinesiology.” And this is a method that was developed by Dr. Goodheart, I believe, in the late ’50s or ’60s. And what it is basically, it’s where you’re using the body as like a biofeedback. So instead of using a computer, hooking it up to your body, we’re using your own body as its own biofeedback. So, when the body is resisting something, I like to use the word, “confused,” because it’s not necessarily… It’s just confusion. It’s a misperception, so there’s confusion, the body will go weak, it will go very weak.

0:14:49 DK: And this gets interesting, it’ll actually go weak on certain things you might say, like, “I love myself,” we’ll get to that. But it will go weak with a lemon, so we could put a lemon, in this case, on the mother’s arm, because I couldn’t test the boy, the boy was not strong enough for me. So what I do is, I use people’s fingers, I use their fingers when they come into my office, and I will try to separate their fingers if we put an apple or a lemon on their arm, or even just if they’re severely allergic to something, I’m very careful, obviously, we put something in a vial, or it’s a dehydrated food enclosed in a vial, we’ll put it on the muscle on the forearm which controls… It’s the primary muscle for your strength of these two fingers, a really tightly-clasped fist, obviously. So if the body should go resist this item, this substance, the body will actually go weak, okay?

0:15:45 DK: And in this case, actually, I used the mother’s arm, because the boy wasn’t strong enough for me, he was too young. So we put the boy in her lap, and she became the surrogate, this is an interesting…

0:15:54 DB: Interesting.

0:15:56 DK: Actually, any parent, but usually a mother even more so is more energetically attached to the children, because obviously they came from out of her body, and so there is this very strong energetic connection. And so having the boy on her lap, I tested her. And sure enough, she was strong as iron woman on different foods we tested. As soon as we got to lemon, she went completely weak. And just because somebody, if for instance, goes weak on a substance, doesn’t necessarily mean that that’s the trigger for the allergy. It can be kinda complicated too, because that might be a sensitivity, but not necessarily the cause of the eczema. But in this case, we were actually able to hit the nail on the head, so lemons were it. So what I did, we did a session. We did, I believe, at least two sessions using lemons as the culprit and I used something I call, “the immune system reboot,” so I’m not just using sound, I use a singing bowl over the body, I will sing, I will use a drum, the drum is an incredible ancient tool.

0:17:13 DK: Obviously, it’s a musical instrument, but it’s also medicine, frankly, because it’s so powerful, when you feel the vibration of the drum, it goes right into your body. So those sound waves are literally bringing in the information called, “lemon,” into the cytoplasm of the body, of the cells of the body, bypassing, this is the key, the fatty layer of each cell wall, because the cell walls are protected. I mean, the cells are protected by the cell wall, the cell membrane. So, we need to get past that membrane, and the only way you can do it is through sound and also lights and microcurrent. So those are the ways, at least. Energy therapy is really what I’m saying. I think there’s other probably…

0:17:55 DB: Exactly, yeah.

0:17:55 DK: Other folks who’s doing it, but primarily, it’s energy, energy that’s bypassing that wall. So getting that information of the lemon into the boy after two sessions, his eczema started to go away, and get this, a year later, she reported to me that at some point, they weren’t paying attention, and they were in some orchard or some vineyard somewhere where there are lemons in California, and he got a hold of lemons not knowing, obviously, that this was the cause of so much pain in his life, or not fully comprehending that. And the lemons are all over his body, and he was like this lemon juice was just covered and in the past, they would have completely freaked out, but he had zero reaction. And so, this was a huge success story.

0:18:46 DB: Yeah. Yeah, that’s amazing. It’s like, from one extreme to the other, too, just from the power of sound, I think that’s a great example.

0:18:55 DK: Yeah. So sound, I use sound therapy as well as acupressure, using different acupressure points that I learned from the school I attended, and also using craniosacral therapy. I studied with the Upledger school using that. Craniosacral therapy is a very non-invasive, gentle therapy of holding different spots on the cranial but also the sacrum, helping the cerebral spinal fluid flow from the brain into the spine more efficiently. So these three therapies combined I call, “the immune system reboot,” and that’s the therapy I’m using now for my clients.

0:19:35 DB: Very nice. So do you see clients right now on a full-time basis? ‘Cause I know you’re traveling around too. Are you available to see?

0:19:44 DK: When I had my office in Santa Barbara, I got after three years of being there, it started to really pick up. I was there for a total of, I believe, six years. And I had an office downtown; very, very busy. Also, seeing clients in Los Angeles as well. And I recently just moved here to San Diego, so I’m not as busy just because people don’t know as much about me here. And I’ve been taking a little break to be honest. It was so busy there for a while that…

0:20:14 DB: Yeah, yeah, it sounds like you were.

0:20:16 DK: I needed some time. I think that’s important for anybody involved in the healing arts to really balance their life with enough self-care. We’re only as good as how healthy we are. How can we help another unless we’re feeling healthy and energized? So, it’s really important.

0:20:35 DB: Exactly. Okay, well, I’ll jump into the next question ’cause I think it’s gonna have a good flow here. Can you tell us more about the process you do with vibrational transmissions and the different types of sounds, including crystal singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, drums, flutes, all of them, your voice, to help reconstruct our heart center and melt away perceived limitations? So that’s a big one too. That’s a lot to explain, but I think it’s amazing.

0:21:03 DK: Well, I never claimed to be the absolute authority on sound therapy. I just know what I’ve learned from my teachers and what’s worked for me in my journey, ’cause everything I share with my clients is like I’m the biggest guinea pig. I only use what has really been powerful and effective for me. And so, I do have crystal singing bowls, I used to have all seven quartz. They have these quartz crystal bowls. And by the way, for those of you who are not familiar with singing bowls, they’re really modeled after ancient Tibetan singing bowls, which are metal bowls that they use for prayer and ceremony in Tibet and other cultures. But it’s really an ancient instrument, but they’ve recently, I don’t know when they started making these out of quartz crystal. This particular one, they infused a rose quartz, and they can also infuse semi-precious, and even precious stones and elements into the quartz. This one…

0:22:11 DB: And it’s beautiful too.

0:22:14 DK: Yes, it’s a beautiful color. I don’t know if your audience can hear how that sounds out there. And then you can just use a mallet on the side to create this tone. This is like a large version of a crystal wine glass that people use their finger on the rim and create a tone. It’s the same principle. And this has rose quartz, which is supposed to represent unconditional love. The semi-precious stone also has an energetic property that if you embrace that philosophy is a powerful thing to include in sound therapy. And this is not pure, it’s plated, but it’s crystal-plated with 24-karat gold, and it has, if you can see it, actually on the bottom and also in the inside, the flower of life.

0:23:19 DB: Very nice. Very nice.

0:23:19 DK: Sacred geometry, which they say is part of all of life. And so the flower of life symbol is very balancing. It’s always about balance and homeostasis. This has a higher pitched tone. This is a D, I believe. So, each bowl can have a different tonality, a different tone, a different hertz. Some people really believe strongly in 432 hertz. I’m not entirely sure, even sure what these are, which leads me to what I’m getting at. To me, it’s what resonates for me. So, when I purchase a bowl, when I bring a bowl into my healing practice, it’s really about how am I feeling about, when I play this, how does it make me feel? Does this feel empowering? And I don’t discourage people from believing in the importance of specific hertzs and different frequencies for different ailments, but for me, it’s been a very intuitive journey. What feels right, what feels uplifting, what feels balancing.

0:24:27 DK: And so that’s kind of what I go with. So, yeah, like I said, I used to have all seven chakras, the very thick white ones. I have one here, I could bring it over to the camera if you want. But you’re very common, they’re more affordable. I didn’t get these. These other ones are more expensive, they’re called alchemy bowls. And I only really purchased the alchemy ones because they are, aside from being beautiful looking, this one’s indium, it’s called indium, I-N-D-I-U-M, another element which is supposed to balance the male female energies.

0:25:10 DK: I really got these because they’re easy to travel with, frankly. They’re lights, they’re easy to pack. The heavy quartz ones are almost impossible to travel with, if you travel to Europe and have to get on an airplane. And so, the crystal singing bowls are, not only is that sound going into your body, but also we have this other phenomenon of the monotony of the sound, which is rather hypnotic. So let me play you an example. So, if I play this… Now, let’s all take a deep breath together and just experience this, ’cause I’m here, Dr. Burklund and I are chatting like crazy, but honestly sound therapy actually is really about feeling, not thinking. Feeling what happens to your body as you hear a sound. So, take you a nice, deep breath in, using our diaphragm, and exhaling. And just allow this sound to do its magic…

0:27:11 DK: So, I don’t know about you, even just me playing it, I could feel my nervous system relax a bit. And what also happens is that the brain goes into primarily an alpha and theta state. So because of the monotony of that, woo, woo, woo, woo; a drum, a steady, pulsating drum rhythm will actually do the same thing. It puts the brain into this kind of hypnotic state or deep meditative state. So when we go into deep meditation, we go apparently into a theta, an alpha theta state, and that’s also where a lot of healing can take place, a lot of the body begins to repair itself when the parasympathetic is activated. So this is very useful for relaxation, and very useful for many of the things that we’re talking about now, with the allergies. But we can get to this, but also reprogramming the unconscious mind.

0:28:10 DB: Right. I felt like you just relaxed me a little bit, it just calmed me down.

0:28:14 DK: Yes.

0:28:15 DB: A couple of notches, very at peace. I can feel that power from here.

0:28:19 DK: Yeah. So just the bowl itself, by playing it can have that effect. And even more powerful is having an intention as when you’re playing the bowl, to think of a word, or a positive word, or something that’s going to help you let go, is really, really key. We can touch more upon that one when you want, Michele.

0:28:46 DB: Yeah. Well, go for it. Say whatever you wanna say on this. I think it’s great, you’re doing an amazing job educating, too.

0:28:52 DK: Oh, good. I hope…

0:28:53 DB: Teaching.

0:28:55 DK: Yeah, I try to be as clear as possible in communicating, and it’s been so effective for me not, as I say, not just for relaxing, but also for helping with the emotions and with the unconscious mind. And so, just as sound can reach our cells, it can reach our unconscious mind. Some say the unconscious is 95% in control of our lives, it’s actually controlling our behavior more than our conscious mind.

0:29:30 DB: A lot more, yeah.

0:29:32 DK: A lot more, right? Sound is a great way, as other modalities, but sound is certainly another way to get in there and actually start to make some powerful changes if you’re looking for changes in your life. If you’re hungry, hungry for changes, you’re hungry to let go of negative emotions, or trauma that might be standing in your way. So, when you play, Jonathan Goldman came up with an easy to remember formula, just basically sound plus intention equals healing, so this is really key in transformation because when you have an intention, that intention is carried on that wave. Just what we talked about a lemon, or dust, or pollen, the sound is a wave, right? We can put intention on that wave. We could be saying to ourselves, “inner peace.” We can see the words “inner piece” inside the bowl.

0:30:29 DK: You could even write down on a piece of paper something like “confidence”, put it in the bowl and start to play it. So not just emotions. Some ideas, like if you’re looking for characteristics that you wish to really make your reality, that’s also a way to use this. Another way to use singing bowls or drums or what have you, even tuning forks, we didn’t mention those, tuning forks are great tools, where you can use a tuning fork to each having a different tone on each year, causing the brain to go back and forth. It’s really good that…

0:31:11 DB: Yeah, interesting.

0:31:13 DK: Yeah, to… ‘Cause every time… Apparently, when the brain, and I learned this from a modality called Brain Gym. When the brain has to actually move in different directions, this can happen even in yoga, when you’re doing bilateral positions. You’re doing the tree pose, and you’re doing different movements, different positions, it causes the brain to fire and give two different directions. When the brain is firing to two different directions, you can actually start to hack the unconscious. So sound will do the same thing if you have a tone, binaural beats. This is why these…

0:31:46 DB: Right, right, yeah.

0:31:47 DK: The binaural beat is when… Again, I’m not the authority of always talking about these things. But from what I understand, binaural beats could be, have a tone, like, “Aah”. But then there’s another tone next to it, “Aah,” slightly a little bit altered, slightly a few hertz different from the primary tone, which creates, ultimately, this beat pulse that happens because the two tones are not fully aligned. And again, that’s causing the brain to go back and forth, or right and left hemispheres to cross.

0:32:22 DK: So, back to my work. I use a bowl, I’ll have someone say, “I love myself”. I’ll be playing a singing bowl, I’ll be playing a drum, and that truth will go into their unconscious. And I’m over simplifying, ’cause there’s a little more steps to it, but also key to this is acknowledging the emotions that are around us.

0:32:44 DK: Now, I always like to put in the very strong disclaimer. Obviously, I’m not a psychotherapist, I’m not a shrink, but this is an incredible adjunct to therapy counseling that you might be receiving. I have therapists send me… Psychotherapists send me their patients quite frequently because they recognize the value of what I’m doing. And it’s also safe. I will actually have somebody just say, “I am observing fear, I am observing resistance, I am observing… ” I like to use those words, “I’m observing,” ’cause I am observing is not identifying with something. You’re observing it, but you aren’t the fear, you aren’t the anxiety, you aren’t the whatever it is that your issue is, you aren’t the trauma, “I’m observing trauma.” So that’s really key because once we recognize that we are awareness, we are more than our emotions, we are more than just this physical body, that’s freedom because it enables us to get a healthy perspective on a situation.

0:33:51 DK: Yeah. So I will have somebody, whatever is… What is it that you… I’ll ask the client, “Well, what is it that you wanna overcome?” Because I also work with phobias. I worked with all sorts of interesting things like… I didn’t know the word for this, but there’s something called misophonia. I think I’m saying that right. Misophonia, which is the fear of certain sounds. This particular client…

0:34:17 DB: Interesting.

0:34:18 DK: She had this issue with her baby, her own child eating food, hearing crunchy sounds, with toast or what have you. Her husband. Not even just fear, absolute like just complete freaking out. She needed to run, close the door, leave the house, it was intense for her. So, what we did was… And she came to me for a session, and what we did was we created a program, I call sometimes an affirmation, it’s like a computer program. It’s like, “Even when I hear the sound of my daughter eating food, I feel safe. Even when I hear my husband eat toast, I feel calm.” So, we’re creatures of survival. So those words: Safe, calm, feeling secure, feeling safe, feeling secure, feeling calm are really key to our survival. If we don’t feel safe, even if it’s something that most of us would think is good for us, like love, receiving love. Most people on a conscious level, “Well, that seems like a good thing.” It’s very like, “That’s something I want.” If your unconscious does not feel safe with that, we will never receive love, we will never… Because we don’t feel safe, right?

0:35:49 DB: Right.

0:35:51 DK: We are designed for survival. So even if something I say, as I say is good for us, if it threatens our survival, forget it. We will never accept it. And that goes with foods too, a healthy food. I’ve had people who, for whatever reason, were allergic to lettuce. Lettuce is known to hydrate, it’s filled with minerals, it’s good for us and many benefits, and I’ve had people actually be allergic to lettuce. So if our body is not feeling safe, we can reject anything, and just if our mind is not feeling safe, we will reject anything. So sound is a way to change the perception of the mind and the body.

0:36:31 DB: Yeah, I think that’s incredibly powerful. And part of your list, it said that you work with different things like helping improve sleep, eradicating addictions.

0:36:41 DK: Yeah, yeah, so let me get back to that woman. So we’ve worked with these affirmations, and I heard in psychotherapy something called reframing. When you reframe, it’s like you’re taking a trigger, and you’re making it actually into a positive, “So even when I hear the crunchy sound from my husband, I feel safe.” It’s like taking the trigger, which was particularly something really horrific into something that is manageable. Sometimes, I explain it as like you have, in some cases, like this toxic energy coming towards you, or at least you perceive it as toxic. It could be jealousy from a friend, or it could be anything. And you’re taking this perceived toxicity, and you’re actually saying… You’re actually making it feed you. You’re actually taking something that was perceived as something that was disempowering, and you’re actually making it something that’s actually going to feed you. So you become so strong, you almost become like this superhero that can take anything coming at you and make it into a strength.

0:37:53 DK: So after one session working with these, “Even when I hear the sound, I feel safe, I feel peaceful,” she was able to go back, and she did an Instagram story of her husband eating toast really loud, like intentionally. And she was like, “Oh, my God, I can’t believe this!” She was completely okay with it, and she said, “Honey, what would normally happen?” He’s like, “Normally, you would be out the door.” And so, it was really cool to see the effectiveness of having her say those words, and using sound at the same time to reprogram her unconscious.

0:38:32 DB: Yeah, yeah. I love how you’re sharing these examples and not that they’re just successful but they’re almost on the other side that they can handle so much of it.

0:38:42 DK: Yeah, I will muscle test also people before they leave. I won’t take a toast and crunch it. I will have them say the statement that we said initially, which was, “Even when I hear my daughter eating sounds, I feel safe,” whatever it was, and I will muscle test her. Because initially, when I muscle test her on that statement, she would go weak. She went weak actually, she went completely weak because her unconscious was very confused by that, very rejecting… Rejecting that idea like, “No, I’m not calm at all. No! That’s a complete lie. I’m freaking out when my daughter makes sounds.” So that was a lie to her initially. Then it became not only her truth, it became like a strength.

0:39:30 DK: So when I retest people, not only are they strong after we do the therapy, after we do the sound and the craniosacral therapy and actually, they’re stronger. This is the interesting thing. Actually, when we begin this journey of actually confronting our challenges in life, we actually become stronger. I really do believe that the universe so often is testing us so that we become stronger. Really, we’re not victims. It’s a gift, these challenges we are facing in life. We may have been through so much, and if we change our perception, maybe it can become an incredibly strengthening factor in our lives. They can make us have more compassion for our fellow human beings that we are surrounded with. Sometimes, the more pain we have experienced, the greater we have to offer.

0:40:27 DB: Yeah, very true.

0:40:29 DK: So I like to help… I don’t like to just… And not only do not like it, I don’t think it’s always effective just to say a bunch of positive things, like, “I am confident,” and say all these things. I really feel part of the process, and I found this with me, again, it starts with me, is to acknowledge the emotions, “What’s really going on?” Like, “Why? What are the emotions that come up for you when you get on a small airplane that’s shaking and making all this noise, and you’re freaking out?” Right? Let’s be honest, you’re terrified. Let’s not just say, “I feel safe on an airplane,” let’s acknowledge the real emotions that come up. So, that was kind of like my own experience with this, that I had to take a plane to Santorini in Greece when I was in Greece, I’ve been going to Greece the last three, four years; going to this wonderful convention that I offer sound healing workshops. Anyway, I decided to go to Santorini, famous Santorini, it’s beautiful, but I didn’t wanna take the ferry, so I decided to take an airplane. So, forgetting that the Santorini airport is quite small, ’cause Santorini, it’s an island, it’s a small island without a huge body of land. So I had to… Sure enough, I had to take this tiny airplane that was… These propellers were vibrating so loud, and the whole airplane was… I don’t know how many seats this thing had, maybe it could seat, maximum 15 people or something like that, it was a pretty small airplane.

0:41:57 DB: Very small.

0:41:58 DK: And it was vibrating a lot. And not only that, it wasn’t really taxiing very slowly. The pilot decided to get to the runway quite quickly, and sure… Before I knew it, we were on the runway taking off, and we were vzzzzoom. And I wouldn’t say I was having a panic attack, but I was having some anxiety, I’ll admit, and I didn’t even wanna look out the window. And I’m thinking, “You know what? I really wanna work with this.” When we landed safely in Santorini, I’m like, “On my way back, I really wanna work with this on a deeper level.” Because actually, to be honest, before getting on that plane from Athens to Santorini, I already have done some work on myself, I had already said to myself, “I feel safe on a small airplane. I feel even safer on a small airplane than I do a big airplane.” And I had done those affirmations, but they didn’t quite work, right? It was interesting.

0:42:50 DK: So I realized something, that I had to acknowledge the emotions, and that’s what brought my work to even deeper level. I had to acknowledge, “I’m feeling fear.” I was feeling fear, I was feeling anxiety, I was feeling panic, all these emotions. And as soon as I acknowledged those emotions, they basically seemed to just go away. It’s almost like emotions are like, if you were to characterize them, they’re like people in your room, in the room of your mind and you try to ignore them. “Oh, I’m gonna pretend I don’t have any fear, I’m just gonna ignore you. I’m gonna ignore you, Mr. Fear.” But Mr. Fear sticks around. Mr. Anxiety, Ms. Anxiety, they stand in your room and they’re just like, “Here I am,” until you say, “Hello.” As soon as you say, “Hello,” They want acknowledgement. As soon as you say, “Hello,” they say, “Okay, I can leave now.” And it’s almost like they’re jealous for our attention, so we need to give them attention, we need to acknowledge them, and as soon as we acknowledge our emotions, they actually tend to either balance or completely go away. And so that’s step two of the process, not just the affirmation but observing the emotions that come up around the affirmation.

0:44:15 DB: Yeah, being able to step outside and see it at that point. I think getting there, just recognizing the emotions is a big deal, to see them.

0:44:24 DK: It’s a big deal, a big deal. It’s part of my work, and it’s what I do in my private sessions for people where I ask them, “Well, what do you wanna bring in?” and they’ll tell me what they wanna create. And then we’ll come up with affirmations together, because it’s gonna be in their program, I’m not gonna do anything they don’t wanna do. So we work together as a team to come up with something like, “I am worthy of making this amount of money per month,” or, “I am worthy of attracting my soulmate, I deserve love.” And I will muscle test them on those statements, and if they go weak, it means they are rejecting it. I had people go weak on something as basic, and it’s very sad, something like, “I am significant. My life is significant. I matter. My life matters.” I had people go weak on that, and those are extremely important to have as a healthy human being to have in place.

0:45:16 DK: So obviously, some of this borders on psychology, and I never did study psychology, I just know my journey and how these empowering statements have affected me, like, “I deserve love,” or these things that are so important for my journey. One of my things was worry. Worrying, not just having worry here and there. Because obviously we have, as human beings, we have these emotions, and they’re completely healthy and natural, but I believe if you’re chronically worrying for no reason, maybe there’s something unbalanced. So for me, I was going through a great period in my life, and I realized that I was worrying, even though everything was great. I got this apartment in New York, and I have rented this apartment near my mom, and I was gonna be close to my mom again in New York City where I was born, very excited about all of it. But I was still worrying, and I realized, “Wait a minute, I’m addicted to worry.” And I, again, I’m not a psychotherapist, I understand now that you can actually be addicted to emotions, and so I found out I was addicted to worry. For whatever reason, that was giving me some reassurance, but a negative reassurance, worry.

0:46:30 DK: And so, worry was part of my life. So what I did was I wrote down two words, “addiction,” “worry,” on a piece of paper, put it on my body and began to drum myself, drum myself with a drum. This completely cancelled out, balance this issue of addiction to worry. And I can’t say that I have this issue anymore. Of course, I worry sometimes but I don’t believe, for me, anymore it’s a chronic issue of just worrying for no reason. And so it changed my life. And so we can use sound as, in this case, almost like a homeopathic remedy. People would say, “Well, why would you send in worry into your body?” Well, I was and I wasn’t sending worry into my body. What I was doing was I was acknowledging what was already there.

0:47:29 DK: So I was acknowledging this frequency called worry. I was emanating this energy of worry out into the world, out into my whole life creating this issue. But by sending and acknowledging the worry, by sending that vibration back in with the drum, by sending it on a piece of paper, sending that energy back into the body, the two identical waveforms come together. For those of you who are more scientifically inclined, this is what happens, the two identical waveforms meet and it actually balances the issue, it balances the addiction, it balances maybe the phobia or whatever it is you’re dealing with, the emotion. And this is also… You can think of this as noise cancellation technology where we have those headphones that match the frequency of the noise. When we match the frequency of the noise, we literally cancel it out. And so that’s basically the principle of how I work with emotions and sometimes with imbalances in the body.

0:48:33 DB: I have a question. So when you had the drum, was it an intuitive response then of which frequencies you knew at that time to share with your body? Tell me more about that too ’cause I find that very interesting.

0:48:46 DK: I really believe that we are our own best healers and I’m always encouraging this with my workshops and even with my clients. I give them a tool, I give them techniques so that they can actually do this to themselves. Not always a good business model but that’s the real truth of the matter that each and every one of us has the ability to heal ourselves. Sometimes we need some help, we need some tools, we need some techniques, we need some knowledge, obviously, from other people. But, principally, the body is wired to heal itself. So what was your question? Sorry, one more time.

0:49:23 DB: When you were doing the drum to heal yourself, how did you know which frequencies or how did you go about doing that? Tell me a little bit more about that process.

0:49:32 DK: My teachers have taught me to really trust myself and to trust my intuition. And so, again, there are philosophies and I don’t wanna even say philosophies. There’s science out there that says certain technology or certain frequencies are good for this. There was Rife. I’m trying to remember his name, his full name but Rife was a scientist back in the ’30s, I believe, that discovered there was frequencies that you could send into the body that heal different… So my work is not so much using other people’s frequencies that they have come up with. It’s really using my own intuition, really listening to what the body is calling for. So this is what I’ve been taught and what I do for myself and do for clients, and it seems to work. So really just listening to what your body is asking for and trusting it.

0:50:36 DK: A lot of us doubt ourselves or we think we’re making stuff up. But really trusting, “What sounds are my body asking for right now? What is my liver calling for? What sounds is my body… You can almost think of sound and vibration as vitamins or minerals that your body needs. Instead of vitamins or minerals we might be deficient in certain frequencies. So playing with it a little bit. So maybe we can do this a little bit. Maybe your audience wants to join me if they feel. This definitely brings you out of your comfort zone but most of you, I’m sure, who are listening to this are probably alone in front of your computer or your phone looking at this, or maybe you aren’t alone but just tuning into your body. So you can place your hands, for instance, on a place of the body that you feel needs some love and attention.

0:51:33 DK: Our body, by the way, loves attention. How often do we say thank you to this body, to these organs, to the lungs, to the heart. Our heart which is always beating. We don’t have to think about it. All this involuntary incredible work. This miraculous body that is like a workhorse, 24/7. How often where we’re like, “Dude, thank you, man. Thank you for beating. Just thank you body, thank you.” I often use the Ho’oponopono prayer, “I love you. Please forgive me. Thank you. I’m sorry.” I love you, acknowledging our body. I’m sorry for maybe ignoring you, maybe abusing you, maybe consciously or unconsciously abusing my liver by ingesting chemicals, by eating genetically modified food, drinking too much coffee. I’m sorry, adrenal glands. How often do we say I’m sorry and really mean it too?

0:52:28 DB: Right, right.

0:52:29 DK: And placing our hand on that part of the body, “I love you, please forgive me, thank you, I’m sorry.” Again, this is part of sound therapy. We’re using our voice. We’re using our voice to communicate with our body. We’re using language, we’re using sound. And by doing that, we can help our body a lot. So going back to your question, just coming up with a sound, hearing a sound, maybe I often just hear it first and trusting it. And it could be a vowel sound, it could be even weirder than that, whatever comes to you. So let’s do the adrenals ’cause I’m sure a lot of your audience members could use… I mean, I certainly can always use them.

0:53:11 DB: I can always use it too.

0:53:14 DK: For those of you who don’t know the adrenals are in the lower part while they’re on top of our kidneys, right doctor? Doctor knows even more than I do. I studied something, but her knowledge is much deeper than mine. Your knowledge.

0:53:26 DB: They’re right on top of the kidneys, though. I know it’s hard to give a show but…

0:53:29 DK: Yeah, putting our hands there.

0:53:31 DB: On your lower back overall.

0:53:33 DK: Lower back. And let’s first say that prayer, “I love you, please forgive me, thank you. I’m sorry.” Do it twice. I love you, please forgive me, thank you, I’m sorry. So our body is listening and I’ve had my clients do this where I previously when I test them on their adrenal glands, they go weak as a kitten. I have them do this prayer on their own. I don’t even touch them, I don’t do any sound therapy, any reiki, any craniosacral therapy, nothing, no acupressure. Just have them do this exercise, have them actually acknowledge their adrenal glands. I love you, please forgive me, thank you, I’m sorry. After they do this prayer, I retest them, and they are strong, they are not just a little strong, they’re like, “Are you even pulling my fingers, David?” I’m like, “Yes, I am.” Like, “Aah!” And they’re just so strong because not necessarily that the adrenal glands are necessarily miraculously healed, maybe, but more likely that the body’s healing potential or its healing power has been awakened that the adrenals are like, “Okay, we know that you love us, we actually are gonna do our job and start to repair.”

0:54:44 DK: And so that is, I think, a reality that our body repairs itself and often, sometimes, not always, but it needs our acknowledgement. Just our acknowledgement of the body, our own love, our own gratitude is significant. So often with cancer remission, they found that in studies that the most common attribute of people who had cancer remission was gratitude, that they were grateful, they actually were grateful for this journey, this horrendous journey that they were on. Well, maybe horrendous but maybe for them it wasn’t horrendous, maybe it was a gift, maybe it was perceived as a gift. So, gratitude is such a powerful force and so using that gratitude, using gratitude when you play a bowl, when you sing and when you simply make a sound.

0:55:37 DK: So let’s do this exercise of just making a sound beyond just the prayer we just did for our adrenal glands. What are our adrenal glands calling for? So it could sound something like this. For me, it’s like this: Ooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh. So allow yourself just to make a sound. It could be a vowel sound, it could be a melody and allowing and trusting that, and just the intention alone, like this is where it goes back to the intention, your intention that you are showing love, you’re bringing love, you’re acknowledging, not even loving, you’re just acknowledging your adrenals exist, is healing, it’s healing for the body.

0:56:37 DB: Yeah, I think it definitely tunes you into your body, too. Like it puts focus on that and there is so much gratitude that needs to happen for every part of your body from the heart, the adrenals, and I think that has a lot of power too.

0:56:51 DK: Yes, yes, indeed.

0:56:51 DB: Just by tuning it in.

0:56:53 DK: Yeah, so that’s something we can do for every organ, every gland of the body. If you wanna look at an anatomy chart online, Google it. And for something that’s ubiquitous in the body, like the nervous system, it’s like everywhere you might wanna just hug yourself or your circulatory system, it’s kind of hard, you just put your hands on those places because they’re everywhere. So, you can hug yourself and start toning. I don’t really call it singing because so many people have this thing about, “Oh, I can’t sing, I just sing in the shower.” That’s the most common response, you know, can you sing?

0:57:33 DK: So really… And it isn’t singing, it’s just toning, it’s making a sound like as a child would make a sound. And the Chinese have sounds, the Chinese engaged in Chinese medicine we have sounds for different organs, like for the lungs releasing grief is ssssssssss. And we have for a liver, shhhhhhh; releasing anger, shhhhhhhh. Different sounds for the different organs. This is nothing new. In Chinese medicine they’ve been doing this for a long time, making sounds for the body. I know it sounds a little freaky and a little woo-woo-ish but it’s really powerful stuff. So that’s something also I teach in my workshops is the different sounds and you can even look them up online.

0:58:24 DK: Yeah, so sound and its ability to communicate with the body mentally, physically, and spiritually is profound. We all know how music can touch our soul, right? It’s beyond words, beyond emotions, like you’re just speechless that this music moves me in a way, I can’t even describe, it’s beyond language. That’s the beauty of sound. It really, really it’s so profound that way.

0:58:54 DB: Yeah, I think there’s so much power behind it and I feel like it should be part of a fundamental healing process, and just about anything it should be incorporated. So I’m glad you’re sharing this all today with our viewers, that they can watch live or on the replay, and get this amazing information too.

0:59:11 DK: My pleasure, my pleasure. Is there anything else that we should touch upon that you’d like your audience to know about? Again, I do…

0:59:21 DB: Uhm…

0:59:22 DK: Yeah.

0:59:23 DB: Sorry. Well, we talked about pretty much everything from addictions, allergies, releasing negative emotions in trauma, self-esteem, actualization of goals a little bit too. Anything of those if you wanna touch on or if not, we can jump into your session at this point or however you’re feeling.

0:59:46 DK: I mean, it’s for me, it’s such a powerful thing that I’ve seen so much transformation with myself and for others. I’ve worked with cat allergies and I’ve had people come to me that they literally could not sleep at their girlfriend’s home or their fiance… I’ve actually had circumstances a girlfriend or their fiancee, they actually can’t even stay in their fiancee’s home because… This was an estate lawyer that came to me in Santa Barbara, he couldn’t stay… She had three cats. And what I do with cat allergies is I actually work specifically with the hair from the cats, because every cat is different. I’m still working out a whole, kind of a cure all for all cats or all allergies, and that’s in the works. It’s a possibility, but for now it’s specific. So I need to work with that specific cat hair.

1:00:45 DK: So he brought me samples from each cat, they had really cute names like Pat, Cosmo and adorable cat names and he brought those hair samples to me and we used each hair sample with him, with those therapies that I talked about sound, acupressure, and craniosacral therapy and after two sessions, he could sleep at her home, and with no reaction whatsoever. He could pet them, and he was pretty much blown away. The other thing about this is that it has worked for skeptics too. Obviously, it’s always helpful to come to a naturopathic doctor and somebody who does energy therapy, or energy healing work with an open mind, but it’s pretty cool when even a skeptic can get results because it means that it’s not just placebo. And not to discount placebo ’cause placebo is very important, but there are people who are like, “You know what? This is complete quackery, you’re full of it. This is BS.” I’ve had those people too.

1:02:00 DK: One gentleman was an artist, a very successful artist actually, in Santa Barbara and he had terrible allergies, seasonal allergies mostly, and we worked with his pollen allergy. He was taking Zyrtec, and I’ve had people on medication, like they’ve been… Some people are taking it everyday so I don’t know here… Some of your audience might be taking something everyday. Anyway, he was. So we did a couple of sessions, and he came back to me, he said, “I’m no longer congested, what did you do? What is this?” He kinda freaked out a little bit. It really… It kind of was a little bit startling. And that’s another interesting thing about healing, is that are you ready to let go of what you think is not only your problem, but who you are, right? ‘Cause sometimes I even had… I had one… Somebody come to me once who said, “If you get rid of my dust allergy, who am I? This is scary, who am I gonna be?” That was really kind of really very honest answer because… Or not answer, but response because some people are so connected to their problem that it becomes who they are, and to let go of that identity is really key to our healing. So that’s a big key to this too. Anyway, should we move on to the next portion here?

1:03:44 DB: Yes, yes. So we can jump in, I just want everyone who’s watching too to know how they can get a hold of you and where your music is as well because I was listening to it as I was trying to come up with questions and it changed my whole week listening to this amazing music that you have online. But I’m sure there’s other sources where they can get it or tell us more.

1:04:05 DK: I’m glad to hear that. The physical, I think, I believe I need to restock them but there’s a website called cdbaby.com, and if you type in David, use my middle name, David Jesse is my middle name, Kennet and you can find my CDs if you want the physical CD. If you wanna just download them. Most people these days just wanna download, they don’t want a CD, which is like archaic and ancient technology. You can download them from iTunes or I believe they’re on Amazon, too. So, look me up on Amazon or download it from iTunes, David Jesse Kennet. There are two CDs. The first one I produced is called Soul Sounding. Both of my CDs are almost 100% extemporaneous. The second one is less extemporaneous because I did do some overdubbing which I don’t normally do, but the first one is completely extemporaneous. I literally walked into the studio over a two or three-month period, and just go in and just have an intention. I would come up with a theme like Gratitude, Thank you. I’ll just say thank you and then I would start to play the bowls and start to sing. And that’s what you’ll hear on the recording is the intention of thank you, and I entitled the track according to the intention, the frequency, the vibration that you’re gonna be getting like clarity and this kind of thing, thank you, and those are are the themes.

1:05:39 DK: Yeah, so the Soul Sounding is the first CD, the second CD is called Ancient Stories. Ancient Stories is relaxing as well, meditative, and it includes some more drumming which is shamanic and more intense so it’s more like a journey, like a real experience of a journey that you focus on. The first CD is more background, it’s more like if you just wanna meditate or even fall asleep. Some people listen to it while they drive, and it surprises me ’cause my own music puts me to sleep. I don’t recommend this, but some people think it helps them with dealing with traffic, so great. At least to their own, I’m glad it can help people not go crazy in traffic and help make their lives a little better.

1:06:30 DB: Yeah, I was listening to it at the end of each evening too and it calmed me and it helped center me, especially when you’re on the go and doing this and that. It was perfect.

1:06:41 DK: I’m glad to hear that. It’s good as well. I think I need to remember to listen to my own CDs sometimes.

1:06:50 DB: I know. Well, don’t we all? We all need our own medicine sometimes too. What about your website, how do people get a hold of you if they wanna find you in California?

1:07:00 DK: Yeah, so the main website is soul-sounding.com, that’s where you can find my events listed, but also if you want a personal session that I can do over Skype, or WhatsApp, or other ways of doing this thing at a distance, they can do that. Or if you’re here in California, I’m in San Diego and we can set up a private session. In the private sessions, obviously, we mentioned many of the benefits for a personal goal setting, for releasing negative emotions like fear, anxiety. I work with phobias, I don’t know if we touched on those. For instance, fear of flying, we’ve mentioned that; claustrophobia; I’ve worked with fear of elevators, heights, that kind of thing. Also addictions. I had great success with coffee. I had a woman who was drinking five cups of coffee a day, she was in her 70s, okay? She’s been doing this for decades. After one session, she was… It was the strangest thing because actually we worked with balancing her blood sugar, but the balancing of the blood sugar led to release of her addiction to coffee which was very interesting to me, and she completely cut coffee out of her life cold turkey. Crazy. Even without… What do you call it? Side effects of… Usually people have migraines and headaches.

1:08:23 DB: Yeah, fatigue.

1:08:24 DK: That was an incredible case. I’ve also worked with sugar addiction. So if you have a sugar addiction, I had a nurse come to me with sugar addiction, and she said it helped her tremendously. And smoking, a great success with smoking patients. A couple of guys came to me with that issue in Santa Barbara. One man had been smoking for 30 years a few packs a day, and after one session, actually it was a group session in a salt cave there in Santa Barbara he gave up smoking. So that was pretty, pretty powerful. So, those are some of the things I work with on one-on-one sessions, soul-sounding.com. Then for the allergies it’s sandiegoallergies.com.

1:09:17 DB: Perfect, I’m glad. And I love the idea that you do meetings online too anywhere in the world.

1:09:24 DK: Yes, yeah, I work especially with emotions from a distance is extremely effective. The allergies, I think is a little more of a challenge. I would say 80-90% success with the allergies but the emotional healing and then the intention setting like I just mentioned, goal setting, focus is also effective at a distance. It doesn’t matter if you don’t see me in person. Yes, I’m here and available here in California, wherever you are in the world.

1:09:55 DB: I love it, I love it. Excellent. So, yeah, if you don’t have anything else to tell our audience at this point then we can jump in to a live session.

1:10:04 DK: Sure, and this is all about your intention, so I encourage you, whoever is out there listening to this to have an intention, think of something that you wanna let go of perhaps, something that has been heavy on you that you might wanna just release; it could be grief, it could be sadness, heartache. Nothing wrong with those things. Or maybe you wanna just observe them, just observe those things being present. Maybe you’re not ready to let go and that’s okay too. And I also invite you to think about something that you wanna bring into your life, something like more confidence, something like focus, more focus. You could think of the word focus, you could write down, “I am focused.” One affirmation that has been really powerful for me is, I am present here now. I am present here now really helps me focus. The other things that you might bring in for instance, I’ve had people… Be careful what you wish for by the way.

1:11:18 DK: I’ve had people write down… I’m not kidding, I’ve had people write down the word soulmate, or is it two words I don’t know, two words, soul mate. And the next day, literally, they met the man or woman of their dreams. I’ve had that happen a couple of times. And I usually have people write down, I have them right here on my desk index card, I have people write down their intention, they’ll list… I recommend not writing more than three things because the more you write, the less likely the body and mind and spirit can handle all that information. It’s just like, it’s not gonna hurt you but it’s just gonna be like noise, it’s the equivalent of asking 50 people for how to get to the bathroom. “Wait, where’s the bathroom?” I mean, 50 people go, “Oh, lalala,” and you can’t understand anybody so it’s kind of like that. So just less is better, write down maybe three things if you have a piece of paper, or just think of one thing in your mind if you don’t have a piece of paper present. And then maybe, think of something you wanna let go of. So that’s really valuable with sound therapy. Or you might not wanna do anything of that nature. Just relax, listen to the sounds and see where it takes you.

1:12:37 DB: I’m gonna try to make your screen bigger, let’s see if it’s possible. Yeah, there we go.

1:12:42 DK: Okay. As David, I’m going to let go, as much as possible allow grace to use my voice, love to guide me. Every time I sing and play these bowls, I do it spontaneously, I don’t prepare, I don’t… Maybe I prepare in terms of getting centered, but not… I don’t rehearse, I don’t know what I’m gonna do. So, I’m feeling drawn to this bowl right now. This is the Indian bowl and I might pick up some other bowls as I’m doing this.

1:13:23 DK: I invite you, all of you, to take a nice slow inhale through the nose, exhale with the mouth, ahh. A nice good exhale that involves even like a sigh. I think the sigh, the sigh sound, the “Ahh,” there’s a reason why we do that sometimes. “Ahh.” It kinda resets our nervous system. It’s an intent that you make, you kinda reset when we feel like we’re feeling too tired, we’re feeling too tense, we, “Ahh.” It’s just like letting that reset. Okay? And one, two, three, inhale and exhale. Ahh. Good. I invite you to have that intention. I’m hearing some construction happening upstairs. Hopefully that’s not gonna interfere too much, but here we go.

[music]

1:16:42 DK: Can you hear me?

1:16:45 DB: Yes, yes. That was amazing.

1:16:51 DK: There. Allowing those sounds, those frequencies, those melodies to do their magic within yourself, amplifying that which you wish to create in your life, and blessing and letting go those negative emotions that you wish to let go of. Is that long enough, did you want some more?

1:17:24 DB: Always. That was very beautiful there. I think that set the perfect tone right now to end this and have people relax into their day and set that intention.

1:17:38 DK: Okay, well, thank you, Michele.

1:17:42 DB: Thank you so much, David, this was amazing. I’m very excited for everybody who is watching live, and who’s gonna catch this later and see the real healing power of sounds. We’ll let them go on that note into their day. Okay, perfect. Thank you very much.

1:17:57 DK: Perfect. Blessing to everybody. Thank you for watching.

1:18:00 DB: Thank you. Bye.

1:18:02 DK: Bye.

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We named our interview series ‘Living Well’ based on the Ancient Greek term “Eudaimonia” translating to doing and living well. The Greek Philosopher, Aristotle uses this term in relation to balance in all areas of life. At Puriya, we believe that living well encompasses much more than health but all aspects of life.

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