Ian Morris is the founder of Listening to Smile and Wake Magazine and has experienced more in his life than his 39 years might suggest. Ian is a multi-instrumentalist, poet, artist, and intuitive healer who has been working in the creative arts field for over 20 years.
A note from Ian…
Thank you for your interest in Listening to Smile! I began my personal journey with the wellness and healing potentials of sound and specific frequencies while working with a nonprofit organization I had established, Homemade Genius, in 2004. I was working with underserved children using music as a tool for promoting creativity and connection. Through those experiences, I began to really notice the improvements in overall attention, engagement, confidence and even academic performance with the kids. Over the next several years, I expanded into other ventures which provided me with additional opportunities to work with children, including those with special needs. It was then that I began to even further observe and experience the power of music and sound as a tool to deeply connect and facilitate engagement; the healing potentials in a very generalized and therapeutic sense. It triggered my interested in this aspect of music and sound.
In 2011, I became very ill. The symptoms I was experiencing were severe and puzzled the medical community. After 4 emergency room visits and multiple specialists, nobody was sure of a definitive diagnosis. Everything from cancer to Multiple Scleroses was suggested. This was one of the most devastating times of my life and triggered a mental, emotional, and spiritual crisis within me. One result of this, opened a willingness to consider alternative means for creating the personal health and ultimately, the life that I wanted for myself.
As a multi-instrumentalist, I instinctively sought solace in music. It was during this time of very poor health that I came across information about the sacred healing potentials of sound/vibration and began to study further. What I can then best describe as a combination of divine inspiration, timing, and skill set all merged. I began creating and producing compositions of tones and frequencies which lead me to personally reclaim my health. In addition to this personal physical healing, I was simultaneously embarking on a spiritual journey. Through this, the power of collective intent and meditation became clear to me. When focused intent and meditation was combined with the frequencies and tones I was creating, an entirely new experience was born in the form of the Sonic Meditation. I have worked this past year to further refine the experience.
I have come to believe that the opportunities for healing and wellness when working with sound is enormous and holds even greater potential to be further amplified by creating a larger grid of connection, which is what occurs at a Sonic Meditation. This is futher amplified as we are currently growing our directory of locations providing Sonic Meditations using the same monthly themes and tones produced by me through Listening To Smile. We are pioneers in truly exploring the power of sound and meditation paired with collective intention.
Please know I am happy to answer any questions you may have. I am excited about my personal journey with what I consider sacred sounds and frequencies and am excited to share it with you!
If you are interested in learning more about becoming part of our team, I would love to connect further.