I took my bowls to a long-term care facility today to visit with the Alzheimer group. It was priceless to see their eyes light up across the room and join in with the journey that I took them on. This wasn't my first time working with this population. Many many many years ago I was an activity director for a long-term care facility we had 300 residents.We went on virtual cruises, I ran and operated a ceramic group. I provided pet therapy through my Lab Sasha.
Dana and I got married in 2000 but we met in 1999. I was working for Walmart corporate office as a buyer assistant before that. And then before that I was working as a case manager for home for boys who were noted as sex offenders.
Before that I was a missionary with YWAM. Before that I was working at a state psychiatric hospital as a human service tech senior. and before that I was working for a hospital and I was the activity director for the Hamilton house long-term care facility. I've always been in the healing profession. I've always used music in every position. Sound. Music. Sometimes lyrics most of the time no lyrics.
Sound immersion is so important on so many levels. For this population it was easy for them to find their voice in tune in to the frequency. Fear was the darkness energy we cleared.
So much fear and confusion. May there be confusion without fear. Maybe confusion be understood as their particular reality.
I was very impressed with the staff and how immersed they seemed with the residents.
My first real job with real paycheck was voice work I did for a radio station called Sunny 100 in Georgia. That's when I realized there was no money to be made in radio.
There was money to be made in voice overs and I got in early before everybody decided to do voice-overs for a living.
Sound. I always come back to C. Root C home for me. Interstate 5 was terrifying. When the sun blinded me , I shook like a Chihuahua. I pulled over and Dana said " here play your bowl" I did and I grounded deep into the mama earth. I released fear. I was embraced with the healing C note. God's hug. Chocolate. Chip cookie luv. I felt safe. We watched the sun go down and I was ready to drive again.