Mindful Muse is a series featuring amazing people who live life with authenticity and passion, and inspire others to lead more fulfilling lives as well! In this installment, we catch up with the incredible Kirk Jones, master sound healer, spiritual teacher, and ecological engineer as he shares his passions, goals and personal perspective on healing.
MH: WHAT DREW YOU TO SOUND HEALING?
KIRK: The ancient mysterious tones drew me in originally. They were calling to me like an old friend.
Years later I felt the vibrations resonating with my energetic body in a powerful way that I could not ignore.
MH: HOW DID YOU LEARN TO DO SOUND HEALING?
KIRK: I started just randomly working on people and watching the profound effects. Then a gentleman from India showed up near me in rural vermont and I took this as no coincidence and signed up for his next trainings. Now I'm one of a few in the US that are Level 4 (master) certified and one of a few in the world actively certifying others with IASH. I continue to learn more with every session and every article I read.
MH: TELL US WHAT INSPIRES YOU ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE TEACHERS?
KIRK: Satya is a fascinating man. Very clear and heart centered, he consistently provokes intense releases in his clients, enabling them to become free of the blockages holding them back. His power and clarity of purpose are inspiring.
MH: WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?
KIRK: I'm grateful for the positive effects I bring to people's lives. It is very common that a client is crying tears of joy after a session for the love and light and freedom that we have opened them up to. For me, it's about creating global harmony one person and one sound bath at a time.
MH: WHAT'S THE MOST CHALLENGING THING ABOUT PERFORMING SOUND HEALING?
KIRK: It's relatively straight forward. The biggest obstacle is the actual weight of the bowls. Often times the bigger the bowl, the more relaxing and healing for the client. It just makes for heavy bags.
Sometimes when traveling to and from a concert I tell people I'm in a "heavy metal" band.
MH: WHAT ARE THE TYPICAL EXPECTATIONS CLIENTS HAVE OF SOUND HEALING BEFORE THEY TRY IT AND WHAT DO THEY EXPRESS AFTER THEY'VE TRIED IT?
KIRK: Typical expectations are peace, release, and relaxation. Unexpected typical experiences may include increased vitality (from increased harmony and letting go of "heavy"/blocked energy), pain relief, clearer mind, improved sleep, spiritual awakening, visions, faster rates of healing, ... people have all kinds of profound experiences.
MH: JUST FOR FUN, NAME 3 THINGS THAT BRING YOU JOY...
KIRK: Travel, connecting with people, and spending time in nature.
MH: WHAT DOES BALANCE MEAN TO YOU AND HOW DOES IT MANIFEST IN YOUR DAILY LIFE?
KIRK: When I think of balance I think of flow. Not holding on to too many thoughts or emotions, surrendering to internal guidance and allowing unfolding of life. When I'm good at it and realize trust, it brings ease.
MH: WHAT'S YOUR LATEST OBSESSION OR SOMETHING YOU'RE CURRENTLY "NERDING OUT" ABOUT :)
KIRK: Understanding the emotional body, chakras, sacred flames, and the physics of the interactions of light, love, and electromagnetism in the body.
MH: WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT WITH REGARDS TO PREFORMING SOUND HEALING AT THE OCTOBER RETREAT?
KIRK: I love to meet new people and provide sacred sounds to those eager to soak them up!
MH: WHAT DO YOU HOPE PARTICIPANTS GET FROM THE SESSIONS?
KIRK: The biggest thing is relaxation. Our bodies rarely enjoy true relaxation. When we calm our mind, we calm our body. It's like hitting a reset button. The body can begin to heal itself. So quieting the mind, processing and integrating experiences, and sealing intentions for the future are my hopes.
MH: OUR VERMONT RETREAT IS SET AT BIG PICTURE FARM, AN IDYLLIC RESTORED FARM HOUSE AND GOAT SANCTUARY IN VERMONT. THE OWNERS HAVE AN ENTIRE GALLERY OF THE ADORABLE GOATS WHO CALL THE FARM HOME! SO, NATURALLY WE ASKED KIRK WHICH BIG PICTURE FARM GOAT COULD BE HIS SPIRIT ANIMAL. HE CHOSE:
MORE ABOUT KIRK:
Kirk Jones, MS, is a Master Sound Healer and principal of Evolve Love Sound Therapy. Kirk was powerfully drawn to singing bowls 17 years ago, attracted to the power and beauty of the rich, ancient tones. He later experienced the sacred sounds resonating with and elevating his own spiritual and healing journeys, so he decided to learn how to apply this to his own life and to help others. He has now assisted well over 1000 people on their own healing journeys, bringing great joy, relaxation, pain relief, emotional release, spiritual uplifting, and clarity, while ameliorating a host of dis-eases and dis-orders. He is honored to be able to use and share this divine gift.
To learn more about Kirk's work visit: https://evolvlove.com/
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