Sacred Sound with the Gong
Sacred Sound Meditation & Healing Using the Gong, Harp & Crystal Bowls…
Healing Sounds of the Gong
The sound of the gong allows us to move beyond the boundaries of the mind. We have used our mind since birth to perceive the world and through our mind we have constructed our own unique version of reality. Over time we have become habituated with a set of perceptual responses to the incoming data from the world outside our mind. These responses layer and layer upon each other and build up their own magnetic frequency. This magnetic frequency then radiates out from us and attracts similar frequencies. Like attracts like. This is why the change process is so difficult. We can add information. We can add knowledge. We think we know more, and we do. But we have not really layered perceptual filters process the new information in the old habitual ways. New information does not change us. An energetic shift of our magnetic field changes us.
Freeing the Mind with the Gong
The universe is powered by sound. The gong is the basic creative sound. Out of the gong comes all music, all sounds, and all words. The sound of the gong is the nucleus of the Word. The mind was created out of this sound: it is like the father and mother together. The gong is the first and last instrument for the human mind. It is the one thing that supersedes the mind. The mind has no power before the gong. It takes three to ninety seconds for the sound of the gong to overtake the mind. Then we are free of the conditioned habitual pattern of the perceptual filters of our magnetic field. We have expanded beyond the frequency of our mental imprints. We now have the opportunity to experience new realms of our own psyche, new energetic aspects of our own being, new dimensions of ourselves. We have the choice to explore, to create. This is the true flexibility of yoga — the beginning of the union of the finite within the infinite.
The Gong: An Inter-Vibratory System
Among the tools the yogi has to merge the finite with the infinite the gong reigns supreme. It is not an ordinary thing to play; it is an art to play the gong. The gong is not a drum or a musical instrument. The gong is a beautiful reinforced vibration. It is an inter-vibratory system. It is like a multitude of strings, like playing a million strings.Sat Jiwan Singh Khalsa, Guru Purkh’s teacher (pictured above)
Resonating Our Bodies to the Gong
Think of the human body as a Divine instrument with strings. We are composed of seventy-two surs, or strings. The Crown Chakra – the thousand petal Lotus – impacts each of these strings with a thousand-fold vibration. So there are 72,000 vibratory impacts that send energy throughout our system and these vibrations shape us physically, emotionally, and mentally. When the gong is played, the vibration of the strings causes all thirty trillion cells of the body to resonate, to dance – forming patterns that release blockages that have prevented the cosmic pulsation to flow freely through our being. Within this creative cosmic flow we find fulfillment, harmony, and love.
Mantra and the Nervous System
When we chant mantra, if the rhythm is right, and the concentration and surrender to its pulse is practiced, then the central nervous system vibrates it, and we can listen and absorb the sound. The mantra is attuned to the infinite and when the Infinite resounds in us we achieve excellence. As Yogi Bhajan says:
“The science of reality is to find the sound and to resound in that sound. Then the soul shall excel and God shall dwell within you.”
Anahat: The Harmonic Vibration
Anahat is that state in which the nervous system vibrates the mantra without conscious effort; we vibrate in harmony with the psyche of the universe, beyond anything we could create from our finite self or ego.
Sound Healing Resources:
Private Wellness Session
A private session with Diane is the fastest way to start an effective meditation practice.
Guru Purkh (Diane Cline, RYT) will assist you ONE-on-ONE in the privacy of your condo, room or home with a personally customized private wellness session using yoga, meditation or sound healing with the gong.
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Weekly Vibrational Healing Sessions
Join Guru Purkh every Monday at the Princeville Community Center and experience deep vibrational healing with the gong!
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“The Heart of Sound” Workshop
Bring your pillow and join three talented performers / healers for an evening of sacred sound healing using the Gong, Crystal Bowls, Angel Harp and Celtic Harp under the full moon.
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