This past week I had the privilege of attending a Sound Bath. I have never been to one, let alone heard of one and what a surprise it was to my being, and the 100+ other like-minds that attended. Filled to capacity, the air of the Art Center was suddenly permeated with powerful vibrations from gongs and crystal singing bowls sending healing and calmness from without and within in waves of sound. Lying on mats on the floor, we closed our eyes and let the sounds encircle us, sometimes softly, sometimes loudly, sometimes creating sensations of tingling and chills. You could feel the vibrations resonating through your body almost like an out of this world experience. Some describe the Sound Bath as if you were traveling through outer space and into an altered state of consciousness, a feeling of pure bliss and deep inner peace.
Rituals such as this, can give us the experience of connecting to the Universe and tapping into its energy to create the calm we so desperately need in this stressful world. It was a time of tuning into the vibrations of the universe, to calm our being inside and out, and to release that which no longer serves us as we are ushered into the new summer season. What a wonderful way to start the summer season.
I left the event feeling connected to the Universe, centered and refreshed, not to mention fully present. But Mother Nature wasn’t finished with me yet. She treated me to a fabulous Supermoon Rise on the drive way home. What a perfect way to end the evening of Summer Solstice!
Supermoon – June 23, 2013
In memory of Mom
June 23, 1927 – April 24, 2013
Photo of the Supermoon credit: woodleywonderworks’ photostream