Maria Bromley Machu Picchu

I am thrilled and honored to be the new editor of self-care and mindfulness for the CK Wellness Website. I hope to bring a unique perspective on creating and living your best life We will touch on many topics from meditation, and raising your vibration, to community engagement and activism. Our journey to mindfulness is a lifetime pursuit. Please join me and keep in mind it’s the journeys we take, not the destinations we reach that make us truly unique.

I was never good at meditation. First of all, it clashed with my Baptist upbringing. I was taught that meditation was bad. It opened the mind up to evil. We should be praying, not meditating and emptying our mind. But as I learning more about meditation I realized that it was about bringing stillness to our mind and therefore, our life. Be still and know that I am God. I understood that. However, my mind still wandered when I tried to “be still”.

About three years ago I decided to play spa music while I tried to meditate. I loved getting massages (who doesn’t?) and I loved how the music “zoned me out”. To my surprise, it worked. I felt completely relaxed and almost fell asleep…which for an insomniac like me was a treat! I continued to listen to “spa music” during my attempts at morning meditation. It continued to work. One day I looked down at my phone to see exactly what the music I was listening to was called. I wondered what about it was so special that it helped me relax and meditate almost immediately upon hearing the first note. It was a Spotify playlist called 528hz Frequency Healing. This was my A-HA moment, to use a term from Oprah. My high school physics was coming back to haunt (help) me…

This discovery led me to many more discoveries and epiphanies over the past three years. I have been waiting for the right moment to put what I’ve learned into words. I think this is it. We will look into topics such as; energy medicine, sound healing, chakras, what to eat and what to do to raise your vibration.

As Nikola Tesla said, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

Until next time…