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Rising Stars: Meet Essie Marie

Today we’d like to introduce you to Essie Marie.

Hi Essie, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
My name is Esther (Essie) Marie Arnold, and I refer to myself as Essie Marie. I currently reside in Tarzana, California.

Phenomenal, strong, bold, mystic, independent; One might say that these things are a dynamic combination of everything that would make a magnificent Leader’. I say that these things are the dynamic combination of everything that is me, Essie Marie.

From the time I was a child to the very moment I draw breath today, I’ve known I would be something special. I’ve always known my face would be seen, my voice heard, my goals reached.

I’m the Founder of The Angelic Ones, an International Mindfulness, certified Sound Healing, Breathwork Practitioner and mediating Energy Channel. In addition, a Human Behavioral Specialist with over 20 years of professional experience, helping clients (working with special needs children and their families) to empower them to navigate stressful environments and rediscover their true selves. I hold a Master of Art in Teaching with a specialization in Human Behavior and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology specializing in Human Sexuality.

Born of Belizean heritage to a large family of six brothers, I began tapping into my unique gifts by playing musical wind instruments from the age of 10. This passion for creativity and the healing arts would lead me on a journey of personal reinvention after a period of ultimate awareness that a purpose-driven life lied beyond my years of study and professional practice supporting children with developmental disabilities such as autism and ADHD.

In 2017, I remember feeling frustrated, blocked, anxious, and lost because of a credential exam I was close, but never passed. The feelings of inadequacy, sadness, fear, shame, denial flooded my mind and soul. The process of Self-Discovery emerged, and the Universe began to deliver and speak to me in ways I never imagined.

My quest for deeper understanding was ignited. I asked myself deeper questions. Who am I? What is my purpose? The Quest for knowledge and knowing took me on several experiences. One experience, changed my life forever occurred on a calm winter night in 2018. I attended a Breathwork and Sound Bath session led by John Paul Crimi Bre and Ana Netanel and (later took their training), from the experience, I entered a state of deep spiritual awakening and understanding of what my life purpose was moving forward. This moment of deep awareness prompted my journey to re-design my life, start a business into a more purpose-driven practice that incorporates my love of the arts.

I now harmoniously deliver my professional skill and spiritual gifts to “Awaken The Greatness Within” individuals through mindfulness meditation, breathwork, mantras and the therapeutic vibrational frequencies of gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls and chimes. I’m a wellness retreat leader known for creating Experiences that lead participants on a voyage through the subconscious mind and inner being to activate the body’s natural healing systems and awaken their divine power. When you look at me, what do you see? Can you see what I feel? Could you possibly reach the depths of my inner being with just a glance? No, of course not. You could not possibly. Yet, with one look, just one sparkle of my eye, one flashy smile, energetic presence, you would want to know everything about me. I leave just enough to the imagination.

There are diamonds in my eyes and, oh yes ……pearls in my smile.

I know my strengths. I know that the illuminant force within me is fueled by my desire to help others “Awaken greatness Within” and spark their Divinity. I aspire to reach over a billion plus people before I expire on this earth.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It has been a period of two years that I have been in transition as a wellness entrepreneur. During this time of transition, I worked full time as a Behavior Specialist Supervisor as an independent contractor through a government agency, as well as a Chaffuer driver for Confident Chaffeur Elite (exclusive transformation for the stars) to support my daily life. I’ve used my personal income to create digital content, plan events.

There have been times in which I’ve had an event and the turnout was smaller than expected. Nonetheless, I always affirm that who is meant for me to support will be present. I show up and give my BEST in all circumstances, no matter the number.

The Journey is the best part, I’ve had to overcome fear of how I looked, sound, and/ or appeared on camera. I’ve had to overcome self-limiting beliefs and breakthrough financial blockages. To know that I’m a creator of my own reality, I’m the writer of my book, I’m the captain of my ship, and I have the power to set intentions, take divine action toward my goals, and co-create with the Universe (my guidance team) to bring forth my Dreams to Reality. That I’m Limitless and Worthy of it ALL my heart Desires big or small.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I’m most proud of becoming a Wellness Entrepreneur. Within two years (July 2019-July 2021), I have made great strives sharing many healing modalities (sound healer, Breathwork, mediating energy channel, to help transform people’s lives.

I’m most proud of sharing my gift with the special needs population (children with autism, cerebral palsy, ADHD, ADD, ED). I shared a sound healing session in person, and after one session the benefits was undeniable. Children ranging from low to high functioning, highly impacted physically with low cognition. I provided a flexible setup dependent on the children needs. Some laid down on yoga mats, some sat in chairs, some paced in the room nearby. Upon conclusion, the expressions on the children’s faces were most memorable. The children that were nonverbal nodded and pointed at other peers as if to say, “did u feel That” and smiled at me to give thanks.

I’m an OMNoire wellness retreat Leader, founder Christina Rice (Luxury Retreat Curator & Social Wellness community) via Instagram @omnoireretreats. Offering my first wellness retreat in April 2020 in Belize my Culture. My parents derived from Belize, Father Cyril Arnold (Belize City, Belize) and Mother Catarina Arnold (Punta Gorda). As a first-generation Belizean American, I’ve curated a special retreat to explore the wonders of Belize with emphasis on ritruals and healing modalities to support woman rediscover their Divine Feminine Power Within. “Unleash the Goddess” (“It’s Your Time to Shine”).

Releasing my first medication album Aug 2021 entitled “Angelic Soundbath Escapes” with Solfeggio frequencies. It includes three experiences that allow the listener to take a journey within their own mind.

1) Frequency of Love 528hz

Love is the Highest Frequency Of the Universe, Love is the most blessed emotion or feeling that one can ever feel… To be Loved or In Love. However, The biggest level up is when a person have Self Love, this is the foundation. When a person loves every part of themselves, it sets the wheels in motion for knowing their self worth setting healthy boundaries. Receiving love from others is a bonus.

I dedicate this medication “Frequency of Love 528Hz” to the world.

Special Shout out: To all humans whom had to guess if their Life Matters, YOU MATTER, To all humans who never felt loved or unworthy, less than YOU ARE ENOUGH (Suicide prevention), Special need population (Autism, Emotionally disturb, ADHD, ADD), Sickle Cell Warriors, LGBT, Black Lives. MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS.

We are all one, all lives matter.

2) The Plug In

Is a unique combination of two powerful mantras (Long Eek Ong Kaar Kundalni Mantra, Ho’oponopono Hawaiian Forgiveness Prayer) that I have utilized on my journey that has brought great Transformation for myself and others.

I call it the Plug In because your tapping into your inner being and the collective consciousness of others who have sai these mantras. You do not have to understand the words as your body will resonate to bring forth a deeper perspective and inner-stand (understanding) To forgive yourself in all ways, to forgive others, and to love unconditionally.

For a supercharged Experience, it incorporates. The Five elements within our Universe: that which the world is created: (Fire, Air, Water, Earth, Ether)

3) Mystic Moments 432hz

An Opportunity to take Cleansing Breaths and set power intentions for dreams to reality.

It incorporates drumming, Now streaming on all major platforms. Apple (Itunes), Spotify, Amazon, to name a few.

During the Covid pandemic: I was seen on Celebrity Chef Ameera IG Live May 23, 2020 as we collaborated combining the healing frequencies of food and sound to Elevate the collective to Step into their Power

Collaborated with celebrity Lori Alan to show the benefits of sound for Animals (Cats, Dogs, Horses) they react intuitively to sound healing, and they often able to relax completely into a deep slumber. It was a great opportunity to strengthen the bond for humans and their fur babies, best friend, companion.

Seen on celebrity Koya Webb IG Lunch Break Live April 2020 and featured in her “Get Loved Up” Virtual wellness retreat February 2021.

Essence Festival of Culture “Virtual Wellness House” fourth of July Weekend 2021.

I’ve participated in several free events to bring awareness for various causes.

Beach Breathwork Day August 15th, 2020

Teamed up with Kurtis lee Thomas, Rob Starbuck, Nessa Varez, Chelsea Didier, Audra Bear and Christian Mack, all proceeds went to support Prison Yoga and Meditation’s initiative to connect incarcerated individuals with tailored health & wellness programs

Sept. 13th, 2020 Intentional meditation + Reiki Healing ceremony for the victims of human trafficking and child human trafficking brought to you by California Love Water

December 21st, 2020 Age of Aquarius Winter Solstice Soundbath and Mass Meditation. This was a unique experience as lightworkers spread out from Venice pier to Santa Monica to raise the World consciousness Brought to you by California Love Water

In May 2021, I teamed up with Tyson Suzuki (advocate for Black Lives Matter) and colleague James Lamar (soulfully Healed) to help change the narrative for the black population from seeing countless incidents of police brutality.

I Am Sharin Love By The Sea ” A Magical Night Awaits You” November 11, 2020, hosted by Celebrity Sharina Gutierrez and Arielle Caputo, sounds facilitator Elmiral Lilic and Essie Marie (The Angelic ones)

All events facilitated incorporated elements of sound or Breathwork

What Is It?

A Sound Concert is an acoustic sound healing journey that relaxes the body, clears the subconscious, calms the mind, and activates your body’s natural healing systems.

Essie uses a wide variety of ancient sound healing instruments, including planetary tuned gong, crystal singing bowls (432 hz pure tone), and more to create a sound healing experience that will vibrate and activate every cell in your body, that revitalize the mind, body, and spirit leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Sound Healing is an Energy clearly modality, so effective because it influences our emotional bodies as well as our physical bodies. Different sound vibrations interact with our physical and energetic bodies in beneficial ways. It helps to clear energetic blockages/unwanted or negative energy to activate our energy centers (Chakras) within our body so we can Live Up To our Fullest Potential on this Earth Experience.

GONGS ~ The gong vibrations impact the body and its meridians. It releases blocks, reduces tension and stimulates circulation. The gong changes the feelings that are blocked by cutting the thoughts that sustain and recreate the feelings.

Breathwork : What Is It:

Breathwork is an active form of meditation that uses a continuous circular breathing pattern for a period of 25-30 minutes, Essie will coach you through the process. This is a laying down experience, and music will be played to help increase motivation.

Breathwork helps you access your subconscious (an altered state of reality, your higher self) in turn it allows you to release block emotions that have been stored in your body causing anxiety, anger, stress, diseases, keeping you from reaching your fullest potential (life purpose). Accompanied by Gong Symphony, Then, you filled up with Gratitude and Love.

“Some people say it’s like 15 years of Therapy with out saying a word”
It’s Absolutely Mind Blowing and Transformational!!!!!

Benefits for both:
Activates Higher States of Consciousness
Unlocks Blocked Emotions
Relieves Anxiety and Stress
Induces Complete Relaxation
Promotes Deep Meditation
Heightens Clarity
Improves Ability to Concentrate
Relieves Insomnia
Decreases Depression
Normalizes Blood Pressure
Relieves Physical Pain
Release Emotional Trauma

What Is an Mediating Energy Channel:

The Instruments Do the Work- I facilitate the process and Hold Space with the Highest Intentions.

I’m an instrument playing an Instrument.

A person who can wield the gong perfectly can give you the inner experience of the first sound-Adi Naad. One who perfects and commands the threshold is called Adi Nath. – Yogi Bhajan

Using Kundalini practices, I have achieved a high level of spiritual maturity in order to establish a conscious connection and realization of my true divine nature and can transmit healing through playing ancient sound healing instruments. When playing sound healing instruments, I am an empty vessel, in a state of complete receiving mode for the instruments to channel the sounds through for the benefit of the recipients. I’m in a state of surrender (egoless) – being guided by an intuitive knowing of where to go next. The combination of possessing a highly spiritual consciousness and Symphonic instruments provides for a powerful force of healing! It is a dance with Source Energy.

In addition: Essie Mediates Archangel Metatron Energy to support clearing and activating Energy centers in the body, similar to reiki.

We all have the ability to realize this state for ourselves if we are prepared to do our own inner work to reveal this sacred inner truth.

Here’s what other’s have said, based upon various modalities I facilitate:

All Testimonials are From One Experience

The journey was AMAZING! This event was actually a pleasant surprise that I happened to stumble upon. I decided to try something new, and am so happy I did! An intentionally inviting journey filled with precious solitude, rich sounds, lovely smells, and thoughtful encouragement-The Breathwork was real deal. I went to places and spaces in my mind I hadn’t gone to in years. I let some things go and feel rejuvenated and more at peace with beautiful present moment. I think I’ll be back since Essie offers that each time is uniquely different! Thank you for a transformative experience!
~ James Winfrey (Breathwork & Sound bath)

ANGELS! I was there and very present to be open to this healing. Needless to say, it All worked in a Magical Godly way. I wept tears of negativity being released and tears of Pure Joy following…. Release and let go I did along with a moving experience that I won’t and can’t forget all lead and directed by this Amazing Healing Goddess that knows what she’s doing. This morning as I typed this testimonial… I can’t wait for Essie’s next Breathwork & Sound Bath, everyone in The Universe needs at least ONE in their lifetime… 2 words: “Do It”!
~ Deborah Lake (Breathwork & Sound bath)

You’re Amazing! Thank you for taking mediation to a different level yesterday night. I truly felt our Ancestors energy through the beautiful transcending sounds.
~ Evelyn Hinds (In person Sound Bath)

Hi, I was at Sunday Social at Agora Temple and wanted to thank you for coming and doing a Gong Meditation. I had never experienced anything like that before, and it was truly a great experience. During the part where we repeated, “I’m sorry. I forgive you. Thank you. I love you” I found myself talking to a past version of myself. I have a scar on my knee from self-harm and as the chant went on, my hands touched the scar and I was able to feel love for the person I was when I did that to myself. I just wanted to reach out and thank you so much for this experience, it will stay with me for a long time.
~ Anonymous (Plug In: Kundalini Mantra, Hooponopono Mantra & Gong Symphony)

In the last moment of this meditation, the vibrations of the Gong radiate through your body like a quick heartbeat, as if you are experiencing death. But It is the moment NOTHING ELSE is important. The fear just wipes away and none of the self-sabotage, none of your trauma from the past, none of the trivial burdens hold you captive. You feel your power. You reveal your true self and can see so clearly, it’s like having a deep conversation with yourself. You ask yourself “why am I holding myself back?” And your inner child, who is more comfortable in the familiar, just responds “I’m scared.” We are all scared of the unknown. True identity is only seen through escaping that fear. You want nothing more than to be in that moment and to stay in it as long as possible. So you manifest that energy and apply it to your mission. To whatever it is you feel is your purpose. And it is not what you feel you owe to the world (not your family, not your friends) but what you owe yourself.
~ Jessica Welcer (Plug In: Kundalini Mantra, Hooponopono Mantra & Gong Symphony)

What set me apart is the experience:

I offer a wide range of add on services to create the Ultimate Wellness Experience to Ignite the Soul.

My Events are #Spaforthesoul
Events Held Monthly via Eventbrite:
Virtual: Sound Alchemy Concert Sunday’s (First & Last)
Virtual Cosmic Breath (First Thursday of every month)
Turn on post notifications via IG for Upcoming Virtual /In Person Events: New and Full Moon
Available for Private, group, corporate events
Mantra Chanting, Crystal Workshop, teacher training,
Chakra Balancing (Edible delights/Drinks), Tea Ritual, Script (journaling), Art, Essential Oils, Dance, Mirror Work, tribal markings, Vital Energy (Cosmic Sacred Sexual Sex Energy), Sacred geometry, Affirmations, Tibetan Bowls, Cacao Ceremony, Waist bead Ceremony

The experience can be customized with add ons from the list above.

Private Sound Bath prices vary dependent on the details of event. Rates are based upon location and other event details.

For Private, Group, Corporate Bookings, collaboration (Virtual, In person, Travel (local, Internationally)
Contact: (818) 277-1432

We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up?
My favorite childhood memory, I was asked to play a Trumpet Solo for my brother Vince, Elementary School six grade graduation. I was in the fifth grade at the time attending the same school (Angeles Mesa). During the rehearsal, it was my turn to play, while on stage I can recall having the feelings of fear and despair come over me. I had stage fright. I remember I hit a wrong note, and it made an awful sound. I immediately felt shame and embarrassed. I broke down and cried. A short time after, my brother Vince immediately came to my rescue, picked me up, consoled me, and said “I CAN DO IT.” I wiped my eyes and proceeded and had an amazing show the day to follow.

This memory shows me that in life, we have many experiences and people are placed in our lives to offer that needed push when times in life can get difficult. This is the role I play today for many, to help Empower them to step fully into their power and to know they are Limitless.


  • Virtual Events $35 Cosmic Breath Thursdays , Sound Alchemy Concert Sunday’s
  • Virtual Group starting at $250
  • In person Events $44-$333
  • In person private small Group Starting $444 Breath work $777 Sound

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Image Credits
George Duchannes main photo photographer Digital Artist: Angelic Soundbath Escapes Album Lejla

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