Updated: Feb 28, 2019
That is the phrase I commonly use in the beginning of my Youtube videos to refer to my Subscribers and viewers watching. ASMR has been a blessing in my life, not only through the plethora of wonderful videos countless ASMRtists have created, but through the massive change in my life, thanks to the idea I had to start recording relaxation videos.
There is never a day I don't thank the ASMR community for what it has done to provide for me, and for the ability to be able to reach out to many people and be their helping hand in times of need. I wish I could spend all the time in the world, just thanking every single one of you for being there for me when I needed you the most. I feel as though I have made friends with all of you in some way, contacting you through the comments and social media.
I became thrilled by the idea of doing something that I love, and doing it from the comfort of my own home. I've always had a pull to help people and I knew thanks to technology, there was a way to do it without having to physically go somewhere, not counting collaboration videos of course!
For example, take a video like this. I am reaching out, trying my best to be a helping hand, for someone who may feel under the weather. Even if we are not in front of each other, the fact that there is someone there with you virtually, giving you some form of comfort, may assist in your quicker recovery. The mind has a powerful and magical way of making us believe what is not there, so after a while of watching, you forget that it is only a previously made video, posted for many to see. This is the science and art of ASMR which I have learned to fall in deep love with, and I refuse to look back.
Now for those of you new here, what really is ASMR? It stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It is the tingling feeling you experience when you listen to specific stimuli such as a soothing voice of a lady at the post office, or watching your friend tapping their nails on a cardboard box, aimlessly. For some people, it doesn't make any sense. For others, it is a new way of looking at the world, and delighting in the senses of sound and pleasant tangible sensations.
I often times feel sorry for those who do not experience "tingles" as avid viewers would call the feeling of having ASMR in the brain. It has certainly helped me get plenty of well needed nights rest, and relieve daily stress of life. I cannot imagine my world without it and don't know what I would have done had I discovered this Youtube community at another time.
The fact is this: people love ASMR. It is an ever evolving and constantly growing and shifting region of the internet which has expanded into the celebrity world with the recent Superbowl Ad featuring Zoë Kravitz, and numerous Vanity Fair ASMR videos of different celebs tapping on random objects. I really do admire how far this community has come, and always knew it would be a worldwide sensation, just refer back to my interviews of 2012 and 2013 and you will see the proof in the pudding. Many ASMR creators who first began in 2011 also knew that there was something special about this new discovery, and there had to be more research done on the subject. Now books like Idiot's Guides ASMR and Brain Tingles are being created, in partnership with curious minds and passionate ASMR artists alike, to help expand outreach of the overall message. Brain Tingles, a book that featured a few of my opinions, delves on how different ASMR triggers can be enjoyed and the process behind which sounds would be best for beginners who want to find out for themselves what they prefer when watching these videos or even experiencing it in real life.
Overall, ASMR still has a long way to go. We still do not know why exactly we feel ASMR in the brain, which translates into the rest of our bodies. Where does this tingling even come from? What part of the brain is specifically activated, and most important of all, why? Is it really so that we could discover this feeling, paste a name onto it, and allow humanity to take a chill pill for a while? Would our world be more hectic if it were not for this discovery? At the very least, we know it is thanks to all of those brave founding fathers of ASMR who were willing to stand up, announce what they feel, and be called a weirdo later on. I had no way of knowing what this was when I felt it for the first time, neither did anyone else. But we do know now we can work together and perfect the image to the best of our ability, and destroy the strange stigma behind it which many still have yet to unfold.
I conclude by welcoming you to my brand new website in this first original blog post. If you are new here, feel free to browse around and check out my numerous services which I have to offer for you through my ASMR content and tarot readings alike. I love you with all my heart and look forward to more to come. Be sure to sign up for my monthly newsletter if you're interested as well for more updates and future private ASMR videos!
Here is a picture I captured the other day in my backyard, of a Blue Jay that was protecting his nest. He was quite territorial but loved speaking with me, the little chatter box!