EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: SOUND HEALER

With a rise of illness in the world, it seems more people are turning to alternative medicine than ever before. I’m talking Chinese Medicine, Cupping, Acupuncture, Reiki, Ayurveda, Light Healing, Intuitive Healings, Chakra Cleansing, and of course, Sound Healing.

This week, having tried some fancy alternative healing myself (I’m COVERED in bruises and blemishes from being a human voodoo doll!), I turned to other alternatives to see if I could shift some long-standing illness through energetic healing, and came across Ben Sowter who heals through the use of sound…

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M.E. “In a few sentences, describe what it is you actually do for people one on one?”

B.S. “Through dedicated training, study and life experience, I have developed a core healing process that connects to the mind, body and soul. Going beyond the physical world I connect with your core energy, the essence of you. It is here that I can understand the meaning of your life experiences and ultimate life purpose, along with the causes of your current life limitation or dysfunction [a.k.a – illness].

Many healing modalities and therapies work with either the conscious or sub-conscious mind. I work beyond the mind, connecting with your soul and higher-self to be guided by what aspect of you needs to be changed.

A unique and powerful sound healing technique is then used to create a conscious awareness within you of what is limiting you and what needs to be released within you; your map of life. The sound frequencies and energetic vibrations shift the energetic imbalances within you. This energetic process of healing works deep within you and its sole purpose is to change your life – and quickly!”

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M.E. “You also have a business where you teach people how to utilise their personal intuition to create prosperity in their business and livelihood, how does that work?”

B.S. “We all have intuitive ability. Most people have experienced a basic level of intuition in their life, such as feeling or knowing that something was going to happen before it did. They may have heard a little voice in their mind disguised as a thought, saying it would be in their best interest to take a certain course of action regarding an upcoming event. As this “voice” was most likely too quiet, contradicting the information from the louder voice of the mind, the intuitive guidance would have been discarded and the conscious mind’s guidance would have taken priority. Only after the event had passed, would the guidance be remembered when it would be realised that the “little voice” was right. “I knew I should have done that”

“Only after the event had passed, would the guidance be remembered when it would be realised that the “little voice” was right. “I knew I should have done that”” – Ben Sowter

The conscious mind uses logic and reason in its decisions, based upon beliefs and prior experiences. The sub-conscious mind uses the 5 senses and memories to give “gut feeling” guidance that operates on an instinctive survival level, e.g. fear & fight/flight response. Higher intuition goes beyond the mind, tapping into a source of guidance that goes beyond the physical world, into the energetic world within and around us.

With training, people can quickly develop the ability to discern between the voice of fear, reason and higher intuition. The Intuitive voice will then be integrated into every decision-making process so that the best outcome is possible for both their life and everyone else’s around them.

“Intuition can assist people in every aspect of life. It can be used to build success in business and finances, more intimate and rewarding relationships, understanding of our personal life journey and even confidence-inspiring clarity of knowing what possibilities are ahead in life.” – Ben Sowter

Intuition can assist people in every aspect of life. It can be used to build success in business and finances, more intimate and rewarding relationships, understanding of our personal life journey and even confidence-inspiring clarity of knowing what possibilities are ahead in life. It also allows you to see yourself for who you truly are and allows an understanding of your life path.”

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M.E. “Before you came to the position you are in now, how did your journey unfold to arrive at this point?”

B.S. “It all began in my mid 20’s when an unconscious desire to search for meaning in life led me on a journey of self-discovery. I began reading books on spiritual development; “self-help” books as they are known now. After amazing mind expanding experiences listening to vocal toning meditation CD’s I began to teach myself vocal toning and how to use sound for healing.

Through sound healing consultations with clients I began to sense a tiny voice of guidance within me that I would not always trust. I studied Medical Intuition and became a good Medical Intuitive but there was still the lack of connection to psychic and spirit guidance that seemed to be holding me back. After years of procrastination and not listening to people around me who had been encouraging me, I finally decided to sit in a psychic development circle to learn about spirit communication and increase my psychic abilities.

I studied Medical Intuition and became a good Medical Intuitive but there was still the lack of connection to psychic and spirit guidance that seemed to be holding me back” – Ben Sowter

I excelled with my Psychic and Mediumship development. It was at this point that I recognized the ways that my senses allow me to receive guidance and intuition. It then dawned on me that I always had psychic abilities and a connection to spirit, even from a young age. This gave me a sense of a whole new world of possibilities. I had been brought up in a household devoid of spirituality and faith in anything beyond what we see in the physical world, like most people in modern day western society. It was liberating for me to now be able to validate and explain the feelings and sensations I had experienced countless times in my life but had dismissed as just being something that was wrong with me.

Having developed and practiced Mediumship for several years I began to use my abilities to connect clients to their spirit guides and deceased loved ones, as well as providing guidance purely from spirit to help them on their life journey. It was at this point that I began to feel that I was finally living my purpose.

“It was at this point that I began to feel that I was finally living my purpose.” – Ben Sowter

The life changing moment for me though was when I found out that quantum physics experiments are proving that we do live in a world of energy. We are all energetically linked. We are active participants.

My life journey has taught me that there is so much more to ourselves and the physical world we live in than most people believe or could even comprehend. Through my experiences, I have developed a passion to help people see “beyond the physical” and understand the energetic reality of their existence. It is through the understanding and awareness of our energy, along with how we manifest our lives with thoughts, emotions and beliefs that we can heal any illness or dysfunction and create the lifestyle we dream of.”

M.E. “Most that start a business are faced with a lot of challenges, what would you say have been your biggest hurdles along the journey, and how did you overcome them?”

B.S. “I have a passion to help other people to be able to see and sense into a dimension of energy beyond the physical world. I want to give people the consciousness-expanding experiences I have had. Society teaches us to only believe in what we see. Not everyone is able to comprehend the energetic world around us and there will always be sceptics to question the existence of energy, spirit beings, energetic healing and higher intuition.

By definition, Intuition is “the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning”. The word is often taken out of context of its meaning, with all types of products and services now being marketed as “Intuitive”. Intuition is the buzz word of the last few years with many new businesses starting up intuition training and coaching services, without understanding the source of higher intuition and process of how to develop it.

“By definition, Intuition is “the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning”” – Ben Sowter

Ironically, I use my intuitive guidance to know that I am being true to myself in using my intuitive abilities to assist people in living more rewarding lives. This has given me great strength in times when I may have doubted myself because of people who do not share my beliefs.

Through the moments where I questioned why I wanted to start a business and whether it was still a good decision, I learned that there is no separation between yourself and your business. What you choose to create as a business is a creative expression of yourself. Whether it be a product or service business, your personality and creative energy drives your success. Be yourself and have fun doing it. Stamp your unique personality on what you do as that is ultimately your point of difference from any other business. Trusting and backing yourself when starting a business is the key to your sanity as well as your business longevity.”

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M.E. “Lastly, what advice would you give to a budding entrepreneur that wanted to start a business of their own?”

B.S. “I could give a few pointers from my own experience indeed:

1. What is the real reason for wanting to start a business? Financial stability? Wanting to be self-employed? Lifestyle? Is it a good enough reason?

2. Find a mentor to assist you to learn all there is to know about your field so you can become the expert in your field and charge more!

3. Know where your personal strengths and weaknesses are. Don’t be afraid to delegate tasks that you are not skilled in doing. Your time is valuable.

4. Mindset is everything. Analyse your mindset and find someone to help you change it if there are any self-limiting beliefs, fears or doubts. Surround yourself with like-minded people.

5. You ARE your business. There is no separation. Your thoughts and intent are the backbone of your personal success in life, as well as your business.

6. Have faith in yourself and your abilities.” – Ben Sowter

 

If you enjoyed your insight into sound healing and intuitive guidance, get in touch with Ben Sowter to hear more about how you can bring these practices to YOUR life.

Wishes in wellness,

Monique Elouise x

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Passionate about self growth, Im traveling the world to learn more about holistic fitness from varying cultural perspectives. While I stay put for a few months at a time, I like to 'live as a local' volunteering at health retreats, getting deep into workshops, training, cooking, meditating, dancing and anything that will keep me holistically fit while letting intuition guide me. My end goal is to help others how become deeply in tune with themselves, learning to listen to theit inner voice, conquer their demons and create a stronger version of themselves through health and fitness.