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My cherished singing bowl

Although I love my precious family and beloved friends, the one object that I cherish more than the rest of my belongings, is my Tibetan Singing Bowl.
God gave us the gift of sound. The vibrations of sound have a special healing quality that you can only find if you close your eyes and let the sound resonate through your body. One way sound can heal your body mind, heart, and soul, is through the strong vibrations of the singing bowl.
I read about singing bowls in a blog post a year or so ago, but I didn’t think much about it until I heard a speaker mention it during a public phone conference, called 60Minute2Impact, presented by Project Starfish America (www.pstarfish.org). The next day, I went in search of a recording of this singing bowl, and I was amazed at the soothing quality of the strong vibrations coming from the recording of the bowls. I felt the vibrations in my body long after the recording was over. This prompted me to purchase a small singing bowl for my own enjoyment.
You may be asking why I cherish this singing bowl. Personally, once I learned how to play the bowl, I found that when I’m stressed, the vibration of the bowl starts in the palm of my hand and works its way up my body, into my soul. This vibration is very soothing, even though the bowl’s pitch is a high A. When I close my eyes and listen to the rhythm of the vibrations, the bowl seems to communicate with me in a way that I can’t explain. I must admit, my daughter and my oldest niece enjoy playing my bowl as much as I do.
The striker is the medium between the bowl and my hand, and that’s where I get a lot of my divine wisdom. God is using the vibration of the bowl to speak to me. You have to be a spiritual person to understand the meaning behind my words, but if you search for Tibetan singing bowl meditation on YouTube, you’ll be amazed at the soothing sounds you hear and feel as the bowls are played, right before your very eyes.
Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of the cherished blog fest. If you want to share your thoughts on my post, please do so in the comments below.

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Fascinating discovery about the vibrations of sound from my reading

Hello everybody, I came across a very fascinating discovery that led me to do a bit of digging for more information in the wee hours of the morning. I was reading a novel called House Rules by Jodi Picoult, about a high school kid who has Asperger’s syndrome, a developmental disorder on the high-functioning end of the Autism spectrum, which causes a person to have little or no ability to interact with his/her peers in social situations, have a very restricted range of interests, has a sensitivity to light, touch, smell, and sound. Many times, they don’t understand a person’s body language, or the figurative meanings of speach. They often talk in a monotone, or overly loud. Many people with Asperger’s syndrom hold down successful jobs, and have made significant contributions to society according to the author’s extensive research for the novel, and Autism speaks, https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/asperger-syndrome.
In House Rules, Jacob Hunt, Picoult’s character with Asperger’s Syndrome sticks to a strict daily routine, and he is highly organized, from the colors of his clothes, to the color of the day. If his routine or patterns are changed without notice, he suffers a severe meltdown. His behaviors and his obsession with forensic crime-scene analysis makes the cops see him as the prime suspect in the murder of Jess Ogilvy, his social skills tutor. I’m not writing this post as a book review, though I may very well do that in a different post; however, there was one thing toward the end of the book that fascinated me. Jacob’s mother makes a statement that he can hear plants dying. Jacob tells his mother that “they scream.” This particular end to the chapter I just finished made me do a little digging into the sound plants make when they die. According to Emma Hunt, Jacob’s mother, she found out that plants emit Ethylene gas, as they die. I found this fascinating, because the link between Jacob’s sensitivity and the vibration of plants as they die, was a fascinating twist on my interest in the vibration of sound.
I did a search for “the sound of plants dying”, and I came across a blog post, on tumbler, about the sound corn stalks make when they are dying of thurst. To read this article please visit http://uberfacts.tumblr.com/post/14092156645/a-thirsty-plant-will-literally-cry-for-help.
Have you ever come across a fascinating tidbit or fact in your reading, whether it be a novel or some other material, or in your everyday interactions with others that caught your attention and you wanted to learn more? Please feel free to share your interesting discoveries in the comments below.

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Camp NaNoWriMo is in full swing

It’s the second day of Camp NaNoWriMo, and I’ve been inspired in an unusual way.. I’m writing a story called The Magic Mist, which will probably be a part of my next Stories Outside the Box Ebook, but that will take a while to put together. However, I didn’t write much at all yesterday, but I made up for that by doing some writing on my phone, which I had to ultimately clean up. So, earlier today I wrote a little, it, and that’s when I had a case of writers block. When I was getting my daughter to bed and playing my bowl for her, which helps her to sleep, a burst of inspiration hit me all of a sudden. If you’re a writer like me, you will have to agree that the muse doesn’t care how tired you are, or what time of the day or night it strikes, it inspires you, when it gets good and ready. Well, let me tell you, that’s exactly what happened to me and why I’m up late. All I can say, is good luck to you Camp NaNo-ers out there, and keep writing dangerously.
Good night and God bless you all. May the muse take you where it will, when it takes a notion.

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Newsflash! Stories outside the box is half off for a limited time!

I have a huge announcement to make!
All of my readers who wish to get
Stories Outside the Box for yourself or a loved one, it’s on sale throughout the month of July on smashwords at http://bit.ly/25e3AdT
Use coupon code SSW50 at checkout to get your discount. Thanks for being loyal fans, friends, and supporters of my work. Be sure to tell your friends about this huge sales event! Have a happy and blessed Forth of July,.