I remember the day that I ran into Thais when she told me about her new studio, Inner Wonders. She asked me if I wanted to host any workshops or classes; as a part of her dream is to not only heal people herself, but to create a space for others to share their magic too. She had only decided to start taking action a month prior, and I was so impressed by her pure drive and dedication to turn this dream into a reality.
Thais is an intuitive Sound Healer, Gatekeeper and Certified Reiki Master. She is passionate about helping people through sound vibration, where we can tap into our true self, and expand our consciousness. As a gatekeeper, she can hold space for us to get the medicine we need to have the visions and breakthroughs we’ve been seeking.
Friends, she is literally the reason that Well and Queer is here today. Seriously. I was stuck on exactly what direction I wanted to take this business in, and after my first sound healing class with her, I dreamt up this ever-evolving, inclusive, online wellness hub you see here today.
The magic is real, friends. The. Magic. Is. Real.
Thais is an inspiration for us all to follow our dreams, no matter how challenging it may seem, and she reminds us that beauty can be found in everything we experience, when we get the chance to look a little deeper.
It all started when I was a little kid. I have always been very empathic, trying to take care of everyone around, especially my sister. I come from a country where people are very connected to the Earth, my ancestors came from that land and they were also European immigrants; a lineage of healers and spiritual people.
I’ve always been someone who could feel too much and could also pick up on other people’s energy; when you are a kid you don’t really know how to identify those feelings, and don’t even know what you really feel.
Growing up I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and then IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), I spent years in pain, taking all sorts of new medication. My parents took me in for exams, swallowing microscopic cameras and colonoscopies without finding a source of all the discomfort, blood, and pain. Naturally I could only imagine that this syndrome was something that I had to manage to live with, and plan my life around, until I started noticing a similar pattern every time I had a flare up. It was always when a major event took place, or a big emotional situation happened, and it would be triggered. When you put two and two together it makes it easier to understand. Those triggers were emotions felt, but not yet digested by my body.
When you feel all these emotions it is hard to know what is truly yours, and what is someone else’s; because when we don’t know how to deal with it, we end up suppressing it. So I tried conventional medicine, hoping it would help, but it was only when I started to dive deep into learning more about myself, for my spiritual development, that it all started to get better.
The most important thing for me was to learn how to connect with myself. When some difficulties happened in my life I was forced to look at myself and started searching for what all of that was trying to tell me. That’s when I went deep into meditation, sound bath, fasting, yoga, or any form of activity that could help me reconnect with my inner child, and give her the love she was asking for. I had to learn how to set boundaries so I could protect this little girl that was inside of me from pleasing everyone else, and hurting her. Once I started saying “no” to other people’s needs, it was a way to say “yes” to my relationship with myself.
I believe we are not scared of our darkness. We are really scared of our light, and to find out our true potential, because until we are not aware of this, it’s easier not to do anything about it.
It is time to regain our power and follow our soul’s purpose on this planet. When we are being creative, we are in full alignment with source energy. It is when we put our rational analytical mind to the side, and let our heart be our guide that energy can express itself through us.
I have always wanted to help people but I couldn’t do it until I started taking control of my own life and helping my own self. The way I found my connection with source, to express my creativity, was through crystal alchemy singing bowls. The tones produced by crystal bowls are not just heard by the ear, you feel them in your body, with certain tones affecting your energy centers (chakras) for healing, balancing and meditation.
I have been going to sound baths for a long time, but it wasn't until I had the opportunity to play it, that I really felt that connection and calling to share it with others.
It feels very intuitive when I play the crystal singing bowls, like I have done it before and my body knows exactly what bowl to play at what time. It doesn't feel like I am the one playing it but I am being guided to play the tone that calls for me. I go into a meditative state, more like a trance, and when I am partially here, and in connection with a higher more pure energy, it fulfils my heart. Many times it brings tears to my eyes when I play for a group of people.
There is this invisible web that connects all of us when we come together as a group to elevate our consciousness, and help each other thought any activity. By coming together to meditate with the frequencies of those bowls, I have seen people having the most extraordinary experiences. When as a gatekeeper, I can create a closed container for each and every one that joins me to access exactly what their soul needs at that time.
Experiences shared can either be a release through tears, a healing from higher beings, a deep sleep, connection with a loved one that has passed away, or the amazing feeling of unconditional love that only your soul can give you.
Everything that I went through with IBS was a blessing in disguise so I could face all my emotions that came from the pain; not being able fall asleep, social discomfort, sadness, not being able to even eat or even scared of eating sometimes, it all made me decide to live fully in the present, and in a slower pace. In a place where I could allow all my emotions to come in and digest one at a time to find my inner wonders.
There are times we don’t know why certain things are happening in our lives, but just give it time, start connecting the dots backwards, and it all starts to make sense. Wr start seeing the divine presence in everything that happens in our life, and learn that we are exactly where we are supposed to be.
I could be anything I wanted to be, and now I decided to hear my soul’s calling and play the singing bowls. The work that I do is not just for me or you, it is to honour all those that came before me, my ancestors, and everyone that comes after me through the generations. This work ripples through time and space, and its power comes from being played from my heart in connection with my soul.
“The universe is a manifestation of the One and the Oneness is inside the soul. The soul is our real self. The ego is who we think we are. But the soul is really, really who we are. The soul comes from the one, from the God and we are spiritual beings visiting humanity ” - East Forest and Ram Dass.
Curious to learn more about sound healing baths, guided meditations, and breathwork? Check out what our girl Thais offers at Inner Wonders Studio here
You can also follow her @innerwondersstudio