What's Gonging On?
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The Symphonic Gong is a sound-healing instrument and all the sounds of creation are contained within it! Its vibrations reach all frequencies, and all chakras (compared to singing bowls with reach just one chakra and one frequency).
My Gongs include a Paiste: 36” Pluto 32” Nibiru, 24”Venus, Meinl: 34” Flower of Life Tone of Life: 22” Dance Gong, 30” Water gong, 30” Peace, 30” Fire, 42” Water 64” Earth, 64” Cosmo (Air)
Planetary Gongs resemble Symphonic Gongs in character, but feature a strong fundamental note tuned to represent a natural harmonic series based on the orbital properties calculated by Hans Cousto. Planet Gongs resonate harmonically with the cycles of the cosmos, communicating to us what has been known since antiquity as the "music of the spheres". Mysterious in sound color, Planet Gongs convey an unusual atmosphere.
What Happens in a Gong Meditation?
The mind cannot predict the sounds of the gong, so the mind gives into the gong, thus slowing the brainwaves. We want to ride the waves between Theta, which is a place of awake yet a deep relaxation, (dream state), and sleep state, (Delta The Gong makes it easy to meditate even for those who find meditation difficult.
The sound healing of the Gong uses vibration, which enters every cell of the body for healing and release. These frequencies bring together the 5 senses, elevating us above them.
You can set an intention of what you would like to release, and then let it go. I prefer that you just “BE” and feel the vibrations around you, and let you ‘essence’ guide the meditation.
Our bodies are energy, our organs operate at a certain frequency. The gongs vibration will entrain to what is needed for optima health, and remove toxins that do not belong.
We are going from our cultures stigma of, no pain no gain; thinking and doing, and entering a place of Feeling and Being. This is where all the healing takes place. Our bodies are amazing healers when we stay out of the way!
Everyone experiences the gong differently (physically, auditory, and/or visual) You can feel energy moving in your body, hear things such as whales dolphins, airplanes, singing monks, angels, etc. or see colors visions, and embark on journeys. Anything that can happen in a dream state. There is no right or wrong!
In the first few minutes, get comfortable either laying down (preferred) or sitting. If you feel the urge to move during the meditation, breathe into the area before you move. It could be just stuck energy that needs to be released, and indicate you are on the verge of a breakthrough or a release. Sometimes it is just our ego objecting to letting go.
What come up, comes up to get out. Sound is neutral, and the body uses the frequencies to harmonize the entire system; physical, mental, and spiritual. Restore health, Relieve Pain, and enhance creativity, and train the mind to easily go into a meditative state, which makes it easier to meditate in any practice.
Written by Lisa Lippincott (copyright)
Finally getting City of Scottsdale to approve our plans... 12/7/2017
Location of a lot of work! smile. Creating a sound school, retreat center, studio
Chakra Meditation we used Monday night.
Grace Cathedral in San Francisco 2017
DATES AND TIME FRAMES
November 1-7: We are still striving for balance but with the insight that true balance will require working with the past and the future. So, start to turn the soil. Be aware of reminders of the past and invitations for accountability. This is not a time to go to sleep. It is a time to think about truly waking up. When a limb goes to sleep, it usually has to go through a painful period as it is waking up. You can bear it because you know it will be over shortly.
This is also so in the case of personal growth. You are disturbing the soil and waking up the energy by turning it over. You probably will experience some emotional, energetic, mental and even physical discomfort as you move through the reawakening of your passions and old dreams. But the alternative is to continue diminishing our field and not to live at all.
November 3: Full Moon is Friday, November 3 at 11:22PM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). Note: those on Daylight Savings Time, it ends Sunday night November 5 at 2am.
This full moon has the potential for creating crisis that can assist in breaking through from stagnation, calcification and stubbornness where anger and irritation play a big role, to a softer, emotional and vulnerable experience where creativity rules and imagination is fertilized with gratitude, love and awe.
Accept and acknowledge the structures that have served you so well up till now. And then, make a commitment to do it differently, allowing for change. In honor of the theme of turning the soil, it would be appropriate if you actually did that either physically in a garden or psychologically by recapitulating your past and revisiting some of the more significant events of your life. Be flexible and allow some things to break off and others to surface.
November 8-15: We are processing, sometimes with confusion and sometimes with clarity. We can be foggy one day and extremely clear and determined the next. It is like an undulating wave and the best way to navigate is to just flow with it. You will get there eventually especially if you don’t fight the current. Use this time to really dig and turn up your old passions. Honor your talents and work on forgiveness towards anything or anyone that did not honor them.
This is a good window for sharing and communication, being with others in a new way, and getting support for a newly rediscovered dream. Be kind to your body and understand that the physical is always a little behind and usually has to catch up with any new energy coming in.
November 16-23: The theme for this time frame is courage. Courage to look at the difficult things, courage to try something new, courage to face old fears, courage to take a risk either in relationship or project, courage to be more vulnerable, courage to be seen, courage to speak your truth, and courage to give an old dream new wings. You may find yourself in a position where you feel you have to justify your decisions or prove something. Instead of falling back on old habits, have the courage to break them and move forward with more confidence. If you are following your heart and your truth, you do not need the permission of others to live your dream. Only your own.
This is the time frame when we could get another trigger from the same influences as we had around the eclipse. So, beware of radical events that cause instant change and disruption creating opportunities to think and act differently. Let’s open our hearts and care for one another whether or not we have disruption or disaster.
November 18: New Moon is Saturday, November 18 at 4:42 AM Mountain Standard Time (MST)The theme for this new moon is creating positive change out of challenging circumstances. Anything that has been a hardship for you and could be seen as a negative experience can be used as a powerful agent to shift into something new. This is a new moon and will support anything new. Take the pieces of the old, whether an old dream, an old life, or challenging lessons and use the power of those experiences to fuel what wants to emerge from the ashes.
November 24-30: We may feel a bit road weary and worn out but there is a real inspired enthusiasm that comes with having survived and thrived in the face of challenging times. We would say that this is a time of sober celebration, honoring new choices but recognizing the work ahead. Take some time to rest and relax and take a break. The processing continues as well as the work towards more balance and the discipline of recapitulating the past. But we are in a rhythm now. I was once asked, “when is this going to end?” My answer: “It won’t ever end, we will just get used to it”. It is true that evolution only goes in one direction and we are constantly encouraged to step it up, raise our vibration and handle more. We can do it.
The main theme for November is “Turning the Soil”.
When one has focused only on what is seen and shows up on the surface, what is beneath that surface becomes less and less fertile as time goes on. This month is it time to dig down deep and turn up what is underneath, bring it to the surface, inspect it, break it up, feed it, aerate it and fertilize it in preparation for new seeds.
This is what this month is all about.
Because we are turning the soil of our own lives, we get to discover what we forgot we had, as well as to observe where we need more growth and fertilization. Think of yourself as a plant in your own garden. Are you feeling root-bound by your own stubbornness, calcification and attachments? Have you allowed any new energy in the form of new ideas and inspirations into your life? Have you nourished yourself spiritually? Does your life feel somewhat small and pinched?
Some of you might be doing just great at this time. But some of you are still feeling in that transitional place of not quite knowing whether things are moving in the right direction or not, or how to proceed to make the most of these times.
In the example of working the soil, when the earth beneath is neglected and gets too dry and calcified, there is no more room for the roots to grow and the plant becomes stunted and less likely to produce big beautiful blooms. The analogy of you being a plant in your own garden is a good one to focus on this month as it is very applicable to what is going on in the world. You can see those who are mired in their stubborn beliefs as creating great limitations for themselves in this time of potential breakthrough and growth.
Fertility is a big theme this month as well. You get to study how it shows up in your life and whether you have enough of it or not. Are your projects fertile? Is your life fertile? Are your relationships fertile? Is your imagination fertile?
There will be numerous opportunities to discover what you are missing and what you wish you had more of. And maybe you find you want to change things up, plant something new, do some bigger landscaping on your life. We have excellent support for this now as we revisit similar energies to the time of the eclipse. This gives us a second chance to do accomplish what we didn’t back then.
One of the gifts of this time is the discovery of new passions and the rediscovery of old talents. As you turn up your past, your history, and your old dreams and inspirations, you may discover that you really do want to play music or write a book or be an artist or work with animals or children. It may be painful to look at and acknowledge the situations or reasons why you never followed through on those dreams. That’s the stuff under the ground that needs to be turned up, and your willingness, determination and discipline to do so is the shovel you will use. Let those disappointments, judgments and regrets go. Become neutral, practice forgiveness and then rekindle the passion and get some support in following through.
This could be a very exciting time for those of you who finally decide to follow your dreams. There is great opportunity for that this month. The challenges are going to be trusting the outcome, having the courage to make new choices, and staying out of blame. Inertia could set in when fear comes up around moving forward. Old wounds connected to regret and failure could surface as well. Work through them, move forward and prepare your own “field” for a season of planting new seeds of old familiar dreams into freshly fertilized and upgraded soil.