This week, Mystic Mag had the opportunity to interview Jesse Stark from Singing Bowl Healing. We talked about his career, sound healing, and how vibrations can affect our health.
When did you first know that being a Sound Healer was your calling and how did it come about?
In 2015 I decided to do deep inner work on myself. I was approaching my late 30’s and I was not necessarily in a good place mentally. I was questioning myself, my job/career at the time, why I never got married, why I never had children? I knew of a local psychic who I saw for a reading when I was younger and I still had her business card in my wallet. I was drawn to call her because I needed someone to talk to and someone who I can trust to guide me with helpful guidance and advice.
So I ended up seeing the psychic for multiple sessions. She did guided meditations with me that were life altering. It resonated with me because I work best with the 3rd eye, with visuals. I had to address and clear stuff from my past that was weighing me down. Once these issues were resolved from a meditative view, it allowed my light body, my consciousness to open.
I came out of those sessions thinking “wow I’m really ready to find a partner and have a family now”. The psychic really convinced me that this was the case. There was zero talk of me pursuing anything in the realm of healing services. It was never even a thought. But ironically singing bowls came into my life at that time and things just “clicked” for me once I heard a singing bowl and then getting one in my hands to play. I fell in love with the soothing sound and knew with every fiber of my soul that this is the right path for me
What services do you offer?
I have what I call a “Sound Meditation Studio” for individuals or small groups to experience the Tibetan Singing Bowls. The studio space is filled with an abundance of crystals, in fact it’s a crystal grid. You can see it when you enter the room, through the dim lighting and reflections of energy through clear quartz crystals.
All walks of life are welcome, any age range, new or experienced to Meditation. The intimate setting of the studio allows you to really feel the soft vibrations, almost creating a magnetic type sensation between your body and the ancient tones
I also host sound meditation events, so I will travel and gladly come to your location. This might be for bigger groups and more people. Or it could be at your house for a couple’s wedding anniversary gift. I can set up in your living room and backyard. Or I come to a hotel, resort and winery if you are from out of town and visiting the area. I try to make it real easy and accessible to a wide assortment of scenarios for people to enjoy this 1 hour sound journey
How can vibrations affect our health?
We are currently in an era of discovering and learning about the potential that sound healings have. I’ve worked with people who have a wide range of various ailments from mental and physical health.
My approach is to use very specific frequencies, create a depth of sound using multiple octaves to break down the layers and strands that assemble us. It is my assessment that sacred tones create a form of cleansing, alignment and calibration. This happens when the physical body feels safe enough to shut off to a peaceful state. Similar to what happens when we go to sleep. Sleeping allows the body to heal and recover more rapidly. Sound Healing is somewhat comparable and shares many of the same characteristics. Maybe the difference is your consciousness is alert. Dream state sometimes tends to be hard to decipher, whereas a sound healing your senses is heightened. All energy movement is positive, our bodies know what to do and how to react to ancient sounds. I’m glad more and more people are open to looking at outlets like mine to address health concerns. It’s a work in progress, but definitely headed in the right direction to see it’s potential
What can a person expect from your healing sessions?
They can expect to reach a transformative level of peace and relaxation. Deep meditation allows parts of your body to activate. In most cases one will feel an uplifting fusion of calmness but energized. Oftentimes beautiful visuals will come to you. You can always trust in the information, thought process and visuals that you see in this environment. There’s a whole other world of information that you can see when your eyes are closed.
After the session is over, I’ve noticed people’s eyes shine brighter and facial skin tone looks cleaner. It really can be a cleansing of some sorts
What is the most important detail in maintaining a relationship of mutual trust with clients?
Communication is number 1. That goes for every email, every phone call, every text that someone contacts you. Be responsive, be professional and show good communication at all times. My mission is to give every single client a first class experience whether it’s your first visit or 5th visit. I give people a brief introduction about me when they visit the studio or when I do events. I like to create dialogue with people, talk, chat, laugh. This really makes people feel comfortable.
What do you love most about your profession?
I like meeting new people through this platform. I’ve been lucky enough to meet a lot of really good people and I’m so thankful for that. That’s what I love most.