Construction Literary Magazine

Fall 2020

Vibrational Healing?

Vibrational Healing?

Photograph via Flickr by CEThompson

Editor’s note: Once a week, Laura Morton will use personal history to put a Craigslist ad into perspective.

The Story

One afternoon, at the metaphysical bookstore where I worked, I was touching up the pendulum display when a woman who looked like Kira from The Dark Crystal approached the counter. With shaky, pale hands she placed a brochure on the counter in front of me.

“Hi, are you Laura?”

“Yep—what can I help you with?”

She opened the brochure and pointed to a picture of a tuning fork. “I do vibrational healing.”

“Great. You can display the brochures on the shelf, if you’d like.” At the front of the bookstore, there stood a shelf that displayed flyers, brochures, and business cards sharing information about various emotional and spiritual healers and workshops in the community.

“Well, I’d like to give you a treatment. It’s difficult to describe, but I think if you can talk about how you feel afterwards, it would help.”

“Okay . . . sure.”

This wasn’t so out of the blue. When you manage this type of bookstore, you quickly learn that many of these healers got clients through word-of-mouth. Our patrons frequently picked up flyers or brochures and asked about the practice, healer, event, etc. it was advertising. This was how I happened upon free facials, enemas, massages, emotional writing classes, psychic workshops, spiritual healing therapy, and plenty of other things.

After an awkward scheduling moment (sharing an office space with a podiatrist, she only had the space on Tuesday mornings), we found a time that worked. Three days later, I walked up the stairs to the third floor of an old house and found her.

She greeted me when I reached the top of the stairs. “I saw you from up here,” she said as I caught my breath. “Thanks for coming. This is really exciting. I’ve been wanting to do this for years, ever since I first found out about it on a retreat with a girlfriend, but it took some time to get up the gumption to quit my CPA job. This is so much better—so much more rewarding. It’s my dream come true.”

I smiled for longer than I should have. “Congratulations.”

“Thank you. That really means a lot. Can you wait a moment?”

I sat down and picked up an old Highlights, and she came out again, almost seeming like a different person. Suddenly, she was calm and serene.

I followed her back to a small room that seemed reminiscent of a doctor’s office from the 1940s. She asked me to lie on the examination table and close my eyes. Then I heard a strange sound. I opened my eyes to see her staring at my belly, holding up a tuning fork.

She looked at me and smiled. “Just close your eyes.”

For twenty minutes, I listened to the eerie humming, the sounds of her trading one tuning fork for another, and her occasional quiet mutters as she tried to remember which steps to take next.

I didn’t doze. I had to fight the entire time to keep my eyes closed, but I wanted something magical to happen. This mousy woman got up the nerve to live out her dream and her dream was to hold a tuning fork over my belly in a podiatrist’s office. As the sounds continued, I pictured what her home must look like, how many cats she had, whether she had some strange social altar-ego, and if she spent most of her evenings watching PBS and reading about tuning forks and vibrational energy.

And then she was done.


I opened my eyes and again saw the shaky woman whom I first met at the bookstore.

“That was great . . . thank you.”

“How do you feel?”

“I feel great. Really great.”

“It was really intense. You had a lot of energy to release. Did you feel that?”

I felt nothing, except confusion, but I nodded, terrified she’d collapse in front of me if I told her truth.

I left, and for the next few months, she periodically stopped by the bookstore and asked if anyone had taken her brochure or asked me about my free session. Sadly, I had to tell her no. No one ever did.

I don’t know whatever happened to her, or if her practice continued, but I always hoped that it would somehow turn out to be the new sensation and her dream would take off.

So, if any of you are looking for a new career, here’s your chance:

The Ad

CL > wenatchee > all for sale / wanted > health and beauty – by owner

Acutonics Earth/Moon tuning forks – $300 (Wenatchee)

Very good condition set of Acutonics tuning forks, acuvator, and hip acuvator (not shown in pictures). This set normally runs $382 + S&H. (Manufacturers description below)

Call or Text:

The fundamental home tone of the Ohm Fork is used in combination with the Earth and Moon Forks. These combinations produce rich musical intervals, including 3rds, 4ths, and 5ths that balance, ground, build, expand, and release energy in the body. This is the initial product set for Acutonics practitioners.

The Earth Moon Professional Set applications and cosmology are explored in-depth in our Practitioner Training Program: Acutonics I: Sound Gates to Meridian Harmonics [link to class description]. The book, Acutonics®: There’s No Place Like Ohm, Sound Healing, Oriental Medicine and the Cosmic Mysteries, is an excellent tool to guide you through learning to work with these powerful healing tools.

Set includes 6 Middle Frequency Tuning Forks: 2 Ohm Forks, Zodiac Earth Fork, Earth Day Fork, New Moon Fork, Full Moon Fork, and a storage bag.

If you’ve already purchased the Ohm Unison Set, expand into the complete Acutonics Earth Moon Professional Set with just four additional forks. The Zodiac Earth, The Earth Day, The New Moon and the Full Moon

The Response

She used the Ohm Unison Set. Maybe if she’d had the Acutonics Earth Moon Professional Set, it would have worked.