Jill Mattson on Sound Healing

Jill Mattson on Sound Healing


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How has sound and frequency been used to heal and control humans throughout the ages? How do math and music come together for healing purposes? In this episode, Jill Mattson shares with us the various ways that nature’s patterns can be translated into frequencies for our own self-healing. She explains how pitch, intervals, harmonics, and rhythm work together for different purposes. She also explains how the ancients correlated sacred geometry to pitches and vowel sounds for some of the earliest forms of health care. We also explore some of the latest research and some of the science behind the techniques.

About the Guest

Close up of woman's faceJill Mattson is a prolific Artist, Musician, and Author. Jill is a widely recognized expert and composer in the field of Sound & Color Healing! She has also produced ten musical CDs with intriguing, magical tracks using ancient & modern techniques, & special healing frequencies to achieve profound benefits. Jill is a five-time author. (Crystal Realms CD – Best Sound Healing CD of 2017, Best Overall Music (popular Vote and Industry Leader’s Choice – Gold Awards), The Lost Waves of Time – Best Book of 2016 and Best Alternative Science book of 2016, Deep Wave Body Healing CD– Best Sound Healing CD of 2016, Contacting Angels & Masters CD – Best CD of 2015 and Deep Wave Beauty CD – Best New Age CD – Silver Award). Jill was featured at many hundreds of teleseminars and on over a thousand radio shows and magazines! She offers an online Sound (& Color) Healing School. Jill presents new ways of approaching health and everyday issues using the benefits of sound and color! Free music & School of Sound Healing at www.jillswingsoflight.com






Chakras: A Framework for Personal Evolution

Chakras: A Framework for Personal Evolution

So much of my understanding of the chakras came from the work of Caroline Myss. I would highly recommend reading The Anatomy of the Spirit if you have an interest in this topic. To dive even further, I would also recommend her audiobook, Energy Anatomy. Both are excellent resources, and much of this information is sourced from those materials.

Working with the chakras can be a valuable tool for your personal evolution. Chakras are an integral part of our energy body anatomy. These vortexes of light support our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. They are also associated with psychosocial characteristics. Allowing us to explore the way we perceive the world. When we understand which chakras are out of alignment, we gain insight into the stories and relationships that keep us stuck.

What are Chakras?

Chakras are spinning wheels of light. They receive universal life force energy from our environment, move it along our Nadis and energize the endocrine organs, nervous system, and blood. These energy centers both generate and inform the overall energy matrix that makes up our energy body. We measure the health or state of the chakras by the size, shape, and direction of its spin and the openness of the center. The spin of the chakras working together creates an electromagnetic field that produces the aura around the body.

Chakras & Our Evolution

Chakras are like blueprints of consciousness that record and document all of our life events. The first three chakras represent our relationship with the outer world. The upper three chakras represent our relationship to our inner world.  The lower chakras match our developmental stages, but as we move into the upper chakras, they are more tied to our experiences.

By understanding which chakras are out of harmony and looking at the associated psychosocial characteristics, we gain insight into our challenges—learning about the patterns and constructs that do not serve our highest potential.

The Root Chakra – Tribal Power
Sacred Truth – All is One

The root chakra is all about our sense of belonging. It includes our sense of safety, security, and survival instincts. The root is also the foundation for our physical health and well-being. This chakra is associated with our early childhood. Much of our sense of identity, worldview, and values were formed from our familial relationships and early group identities.  It takes many years for a child to understand that they are separate from their families. That is why the sacred truth of this chakra is All is One.

This chakra corresponds with the etheric field. This field extends just slightly beyond the body and with a relaxed focus can sometimes be seen as gray or blue.

(Try Expansion – All is One Guided Meditation)

The Sacral Chakra – Power of Relationship
Sacred Truth – Honor One Another

The sacral chakra is all about our relationships with other people outside of our family. This area is our center of emotion, sex, pleasure, sensuality, and intimacy. Our relationship to money and creativity is also connected here. It is in this chakra that we start to introduce duality. We learn about ourselves through relationships. If we associate this with human growth and development, this would be when a child begins school and starts to understand themselves relative to someone else.

This chakra corresponds with the emotional field. It shows up as different colors depending on what a person is feeling.

The Solar Plexus Chakra – Personal Power
Sacred Truth – Honor One’s Self

This chakra is about our sense of self-worth and self-esteem. It is about getting to know who we are outside of group dynamics and relationships. Because of this, we deal with fear, anxiety, and our sense of self confidence. It is also associated with the further development of the self, ego, and identity. This time would be represented by puberty when adolescents try to find their way in the world and push back against constraints, norms and expectations.

This chakra corresponds with the mental field. It is also where our gut instinct originates. As we learn to value and trust who we are, this intuition source becomes very powerful.

The Heart Chakra – Emotional Power
Sacred Truth – Love is Divine Power

This chakra is the connector of the lower and upper chakras, the physical and spiritual realms. The bottom three chakras relate to our external world. What we see looking outward. As we shift into the heart and move into the upper three chakras, it is what we experience looking inwards – our inner sight. The heart is our seat of love, acceptance, compassion, and forgiveness. This chakra is about our internal feelings and our emotional response to our thoughts.

Also, the amount of attention we give to our emotional needs determines our emotional maturity. Many of the challenges that arrive in this center are a result of sacral chakra interactions. If we were not shown love as children or in our early relationships, our emotional development and maturity might be stunted as adults.

This chakra corresponds with the astral body. Usually rainbow-colored, this part of the field acts as a bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds.

The Throat Chakra – Power of Will
Sacred Truth – Surrender Personal Will to Divine Will

This chakra is the seat of self-expression, communication, and will. Because it is located between the heart and the mind, it connects our mental/emotional bodies around our power of choice. While often thought of as the seat of self-expression, it is about more than just being able to communicate. It is about the movement of personal will into divine will. So, not just speaking up on behalf of oneself, but speaking from a place that is informed by the heart and the mind. A place that is a blend of the Spirit and the self. It is also the movement from linear time into energetic time. As we begin to see the world through an energetic lens, aka multidimensionally, all things become possible.

This chakra corresponds with the etheric template. A bluish gridwork that supports the physical body. It is the divine blueprint of the physical body.

The Brow Chakra – Power of the Mind
Sacred Truth – Seek Only the Truth

This chakra is about the development of the mind, understanding truth from illusion. Our seat of inner guidance, wisdom, and imagination. It helps us to differentiate between thoughts motivated by fear and those that come from our inner knowing. We also learn to detach from outcomes and expectations i.e.developing our impersonal mind. Meditation and mindfulness practice can be beneficial for working with this chakra. It links our mental and emotional bodies because it contains our thoughts, memories, personal experiences, and our feelings about them.

This chakra corresponds with the celestial body. This can sometimes be seen as shards of rainbow light radiating from the center core of a person.

The Crown Chakra – Divine Power
Sacred Truth – Live in the Present Moment

This chakra is the center of bliss and transcendental consciousness. Here we move into higher consciousness through beingness. It is where inspired thought and mystical experiences originate. Our spiritual self seeks to integrate spirituality into all aspects of our lives. It is in this chakra that we develop and maintain our relationship with the Divine.

This chakra corresponds with the etheric body, a golden shell around the auric field’s outer edges. It is the boundary between the universal energy field and the individual field.

There are many models and frameworks to explore our lives. Many that help us to understand who we are and why we make the choices we make. Working with the chakras is one of the best ways to bring balance and harmony to our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects, but they also give us insight into the places we are stuck. By understanding the chakras and applying their unique qualities and lessons to our lives, we receive essential and actionable wisdom. They also ask us to see from a higher perspective, blending the Spirit and the self.

Which chakra has insight for you today? Take our Chakra quiz.

Want to know more? Consider working one on one with an Energy Practitioner.

Want to bring balance and harmony to your chakras? Try our Chakra Balancing Guided Meditation. 



Into the Cave

Into the Cave


This guided meditation is part of a weekly meditation gathering in the Chaos & Light Community. This meditation invites you to let go of any old ideas, emotions, or trauma you are ready to release. You meet your animal guide, which takes you into the amethyst cave for deep healing.

Brant Cortright Ph.D. on Integrative Brain Health and Human Potential

Brant Cortright Ph.D. on Integrative Brain Health and Human Potential

Over the past several decades we have seen mental health issues increase dramatically. Much of this is due to being constantly bombarded by neurotoxins that diminishes our brain’s potential. This not only leads to cognitive decline but also impacts our sense of self. In today’s episode, Angela interviews Brant Cortright Ph.D. We explore the brain from an integrative perspective seeing it as the nexus point for our spirit, emotions, cognition, and physical body. We also talk about what things we can do to reverse or mitigate this process of cognitive decline. As well as look at spiritual practices that lead to neurogenesis and an increased sense of well-being.

About the Guest

Brant Cortright, Ph.D., is professor emeritus with the California Institute of Integral Studies, clinical psychologist, and author of the #1 Amazon bestseller The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle. He brings decades of university teaching, scholarship,and clinical practice to present a revolutionary understanding of the current mental health epidemic and a new path forward to radical brain health.


Brant Cortright Ph.D.

Book: Holistic Healing for Anxiety, Depression, and Cognitive Decline

Andrew Martin

Dropping Distraction by Andrew Martin 

Moving into Surrender

Moving into Surrender

With each breath, we take in our external world. What happens if that external world is full of fear and toxicity? In some traditions issues with our respiratory tract are a consequence of unprocessed emotions, sadness and grief. In today’s episode, we look at the coronavirus through the lens of metaphor and explore the idea of surrender as a means of letting in and truly, letting go.

Resource Links:

#190 – HOW SHOULD WE RESPOND TO CORONAVIRUS? A Conversation with Nicholas Christakis on Waking Up with Sam Harris

The Energetics of Heart Disease

The Energetics of Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is time to look at heart disease from a broader perspective. What are the spiritual and energetic factors that contribute to the illness? How can enriching our relationships provide us with a protective effect?


In This Episode:

  • Divine Spectacle:
    • We look at the social and emotional disconnect that happens in our online world.
    • We’ve become used to expressing every little thought that occurs to us without understanding its emotional impact.
    • Our current modes of communication do a poor job of conveying our emotions leaving us with stunted emotional and social development.
    • “It isn’t enough for your heart to break because everybody’s heart is broken now.” ~Allen Ginsberg

  • Sacred Mind:
    • We look at the considerations of the heart chakra.
    • The research shows that human connection has a protected effect against heart disease.
    • We look at how the heart connects to the field of consciousness.
    • A Traditional Chinese Medicine view of illness as originating in the heart.
    • Questions: 
      • What topics make you feel emotionally congested?
      • What emotional wounds do you still carry with you?
      • Are you trying to control the world from the lens of your wounds?
      • What relationships have impacted your level of emotional maturity?
      • Are you ready to forgive those people?
      • Do you have anyone in your life who models a healthy intimate relationship – one that models both vulnerability and strength in healthy ways?
  • It’s Worth Your Time:
    • Recommendation: Born to Heal – Heal Yourself Heal the World by Luke Adler
    • Takes a TCM approach to healing the body looking at the flow and cycles in our natural world to give us clue to our own rhythms and patterns.
    • The book goes organ by organ and explains some of the social and emotional factors that lead to illness. As well as lists many exercises that can be done to facilitate healing in that organ.
    • It has a tool section where he outlines different modalities that brings the body back into harmony and balance.