Inspired by an Artist Date (from the Artist’s Way)I went to the Sound Bath tonight, where I sat under the dark rainbows of the underworld, changing ways between loving and hating myself.
I wish I could’ve gotten a picture of the inside of the meditation room. It the dark, Christmas-like lights draped around the large space. Flags of tie-dye and batik design hanging above as I lay on thick, expensive cushions with cotton covers of Indian design, low on the ground. A white sheet folded on each. The half-circle of colored quartz bowls where the leader strikes lightly with a rod and then runs around the rim of each bowl, creating a tone like one would with a wine glass. The bowls are large, so the tones are powerful and you can really feel them penetrate the waters of the room and bodies within. There were also chimes she, the leader, played here and there. What was truly surprising was when she started singing – it was long into the session when she began, after multiple cycles of the tones being played – her voice was pure, beautiful, unfettered by showmanship. Absolutely magnificent. I sat up at that point, the only one. Not making eye contact, but needing to be upright. I sat and listened. Peeping only when I knew I would not break her spell by making any conscious contact with her. I watched her, and it was fine because she was facing away. Just gorgeous. She is a beautiful, petite woman, with a massive mane of curly hair. Pale grey now, once strawberry-blonde. She sang in a combination of old Indian chanting and mixed into it her own Hebrew words. Casting a spell of healing, and it was true healing because true healing is creating balance. Definitely felt balanced and happier for having been there.
During the sound bath, I let my mind wander. A lot of yellow popped up. Images of certain animals (hummingbird, zebra, others) surrounded in a yellow field. I wonder about that. Asked about the meaning of a prevalence of color after the session and teacher said yellow corresponds with the solar chakra, a place/vibration of control, like foundational security within oneself.
This is from https://www.bemytravelmuse.com/solar-plexus-chakra/:
Affirmations for the solar plexus chakra include (Source is from https://www.bemytravelmuse.com/solar-plexus-chakra/) :
- I am enough.
- I have purpose.
- I know who I am and I live true to myself.
- I am confident and authentic.
- I am strong, capable, and powerful.
I do have a lot of new confidence (in part, thanks a lot to my heart and actions I am able to express through my job). I will work on nurturing my power and keeping it centered within.
Boring people are just really into themselves, and there’s nothing wrong with that. What we are is a pure marvel. Our most mundane gestures are rife with historical and miraculous relevence.
I am leaving here for a while to go focus on other things.
I have an opportunity to go be, see and do other things – and I really want to. I have an out, mentally speaking, for taking a long-needed break. I really need to focus on what is blooming in life, for the long summer ahead of me. I wish to fill it with as many good experiences and as much good, green, growing as possible. I want what is old and stagnant to be put to rest and let go of. I want to pick up and nurture what is in front of me. I have a whole summer, 3 months, to write in, think in, travel in, play in, create in and dance to.
Here’s to all the magic that awaits us. Have a great summer! See you next year! Here’s to the creativity, adventure and love that await!