Transformative Power of Meditation and Sound Healing
I'm not quite sure how it all started. It all happened so quickly and naturally. But on the other hand, it's been a lifetime of unknowns. The opportunity, if I look back, was always there. But the right time, space, or environment never seemed to align. What really shifted things for me was the ability to ask questions. Questions about how things were done, how they were, and what lay ahead. Did I get the answers? Probably not at that moment, but it was the start, the leap I needed to open up the doors.
the first time
The first time I tried meditation was on the beach, simply noticing the feeling of the breath in my nose. In and out, in and out. It was amazing. It was something I had wanted to do my whole life, but for some reason had never quite gotten around to it. But as they say, everything has its time and place. My moment was that evening on the beach, when I allowed myself to let go and simply sit there, breathing. In and out, in and out. Noticing the simplest sensations on the tip of my nose. That's all. How such a small thing could have such a profound effect was beyond me. It wasn't until then that I realized the universe is not just outside my physical body, but there is an infinite universe already within me. And I am a part of that universe, I am the universe itself.
The realization that I didn't have to go to the mountains and become a monk for a few years to find what I had been longing for my whole life was a paradigm shift for me. It made me realize that we already have everything we need right here and right now. This realization inspired me to start practicing more and experimenting with different techniques, including finding my love for music and sound healing instruments. It's been a phenomenal journey and one that I hope to continue for my entire life.
I can't recommend the practice of mindfulness and self-exploration enough. Instead of waiting for the "right" circumstances, if you feel called to try it, why not start now? Close your eyes, take a deep breath in, and exhale. Keep your intention on the flow of the breath coming in and out of your nostrils. The physical sensations are the easiest to notice, but even those can slip through the cracks of our always-running attention. We might stop feeling the small things, and look for the answer to why we feel a certain way. But sometimes, we just need to take a pause, take a break, and find what we need right here and now.
One of the great benefits of meditation and self-exploration is the sense of peace and clarity that it can bring. When we take the time to quiet the mind and simply be present, we can find a sense of calm that can be hard to come by in our busy lives. This inner peace can help us navigate the challenges and stresses of daily life with greater ease and grace.
adding sound healing
Using sound healing instruments can be a powerful way to enhance your meditation and self-exploration practice. Whether it's the soothing tones of crystal singing bowls, the calming melodies of a flute, or the rhythmic beat of a drum, the vibrations of sound can have a profound effect on our bodies and minds. Sound healing can help to release tension, reduce stress, and bring about a sense of balance and harmony.
If you're new to meditation and self-exploration, it can be helpful to start with a guided meditation or find a supportive community to practice with. There are also many resources available online, including apps, podcasts, and online classes, that can help you get started and build a consistent practice.
reap what you sow
Overall, the journey of self-exploration is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling endeavors you can undertake. Whether you're just starting out or have been practicing for years, there is always more to discover and learn about ourselves. So if you feel called to explore, why not take the first step today?