Hearth, Herbals & Sound Jan 2020 Hello Kind Hearts, Traditionally, the long evenings of winter are a time of repairing, remembering, singing and storytelling. It is also a time of significant silence and stillness. When I am up north and alone, and walking in the forest at night, it is very, very quiet. This is the stillness that brings healing. It is the space between the words. The place to set our prayers. The place to heal. Even many sound therapists will say that it is the silence between the sounds that generate the healing. It is the pause.
Every snowflake is unique. There are no two alike. The geometric patterns of snowflakes reflect the intricate nature of our world. They reflect the delicate nature of our physical form that has been created by the harmony of pause and sound. Sound actually doesn't travel in sound waves, (this is a concept only represented on graphs), it travels as geometric patterns. Your voice, which is as unique as each delicate snowflake, offers the same beauty.
With all of this in mind, I would like to introduce to you Sweet Marjoram. A very healing herb when we have become quite exhausted, when our nerves are strained and we can't hear the silence of our soul. This herb is warming, soothing, and very supportive of our nervous system.
Sweet Marjoram- Origanum marjorana This small plant offers so much profound healing in its gentleness. It is not an obtrusive plant. It has small leaves and will not overwinter in Canada. It is sweet in personality, aroma, and flavour (with the herb).This is an incredibly useful essential oil for nervous exhaustion from overwork, over-giving, anxiety and depression. It's ancient role was as a Funeral Herb, and it's also considered one of the Herbs of Love. It is soothing and restorative, giving a chance to rest and cultivate some reserve before continuing on. It is anti-spasmodic, antiviral, supports the immune system as a whole, useful as a nervous tonic (external application), analgesic and is useful in combination for balancing the womens cycle.
Affirmation: I allow myself time for deep rest and restoration.
Suggested Use: Diffuser during meditation, journaling, healing work or general living space. You can use diluted in a bath or diluted in a massage blend. This essential oils blends well with a lot of other oils. I use it a lot for womens health, as well as for men with sore muscles and exhaustion.
To Blend: 1 Tbsp unscented lotion or apricot oil with 4-5 drops of sweet marjoram essential oil. Blends well with: clary sage, bergamot, geranium, lavender, neroli, fragonia Precautions: Please note, there are different chemotypes of Marjoram that have actual precautions. The one I am recommending for use is Sweet Marjoram.
Sounding into Our Silence I am also sharing an audio clip of my Indigenous flute being played. It is in the key of D, resonating with the Sacral Chakra. This is the space in ourselves that supports; healthy sensuality, money, relationships, pleasure, emotions and fluidity. This chakra is always in movement, often tied-in with the nature of our breath and the generosity of our movement in other areas. This chakra can become unnaturally still when we don't allow ourselves to breath deeply, as it works in harmony with the heart. It becomes still and stagnant with overeating, stuffed emotions, and fear. When this area is in harmony then there is creation of ideas, ease with finances, ease with relating to self and others. There are times in the audio clip where I make a point to play single notes for a slightly extended time for you to sound along. Throughout the year I will write more about the benefits of sounding, but for now, see it as a little experiment. Playful and creative. If it feels uncomfortable to sing or sound along, then please hum. If this expression emotionally hurts, be gentle with yourself, it will heal. Expression and sounding filters into every other area of your life. Your voice is as unique as your earthly fingerprints and as glorious as each snowflake sent from the heavens. Hear your song. Community Sound Circles Sun Mar 22nd 7:00-8:30pm Donations to Margaret Bahen Hospice
Sun May 24th 7:00-8:30pm Donations to Yellow Brick House
All proceeds donated. $25.00 to confirm your spot. MUST pre-register. Max. 10 people. Modo Yoga Newmarket. ARRIVE 6:45 *I have a separate notification I send for these dates as it fills up quickly. If you want to be included, please let me know. For more information
Classes and Events ~The Gift of Self Love: Restorative Yoga with Therapeutic Sound Feb 13th 8:00-9:15pm Karma class, all proceeds donated. PWYC, first come first serve. please arrive 7:45 Moon Room (warm, not a hot class) Modo Yoga Newmarket Restorative Yoga led by Theresa Wicks. I'll be offering Tibetan bowls and Indigenous Flute. Max. 12 participants.
~Our Healing Habits:Patterns of Nourishment, Movement & Relationships Utilizing yoga, sound, meditation, and hypnotherapy for shifting personal patterns Healing Patterns of Nourishment and Movement Sunday March 1st 6:00-9:00pm Healing Patterns of Relationship to Self and Others Sunday March 8th 6:00-9:00pm You are welcome to attend one workshop or both. Please see my websitefor more information on this wonderful workshop that I am co-facilitatingwith Thersa Wicks at Modo Yoga Newmarket.
~Celebrating Spring through Movement and Sound at Two Feathers Yoga Studio in Keswick Fri March 20th 6:30-8:30pm. Portion of the proceeds will be donated to Georgina Foodbank. Please join us for a cozy restorative yoga class led by Theresa Wicks and therapeutic sounding with the bowls and my flute. Please contact studio to register.
~Studying Tibetan Bowls with Lisa Wilvert Each day is 10:00-3:00pm Level 1 Day 1 March 28th Level 1 Day 2 March 29th Level 1 Day 3 April 4th Light refreshments are served
~Peace within the Chaosfacilitated mindfulness and sound at Red Tent Mothers of little ones often find it hard to find a moment of peace and stillness. Little ones draw on our reserves and our energy, but somehow, in all of the busyness there is pause to be found.Please join us for a fun and mindful morning of playful pause. An opportunity of finding the silence in the noise and direction on finding peace within the chaos. Mindfulness, Singing Bowls and a little Indigenous FluteWed April 8th 10:00 am - 11:30 as Natures Emporium (upstairs) Newmarket at Davis/Mulock Red tent is an on-going event hosted by Denise Martin www.4theloveofthefamily.ca/about-side
I am so glad to be able to focus on Therapeutic Sound, Clinical hypnotism for groups and individuals (finished at U of T in Dec), Bach remedies, Clinical Aromatherapy, volunteering with hospice palliative care, collaborating with other facilitators for workshops & retreats, and being able to write again.
Many Blessings, Yours In Gratitude, Sarah
Sarah Feiner Therapies www.sarahfeinertherapies.com 416-726-4310 Keep Your Heart Open "Whatever you did for one of the least of these, brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Matt 25:40
Clinical Hypnosisis offered at: Optimal Health 18685 Leslie Street, Sharon, ON, L0G 1V0