While listening to my favorite weekly astrology report, the Nuit Report, I hear Aepril Schaile say the most wonderful phrase to define how things have felt for me recently. She says, “Like being on a merry-go-round in a hall of mirrors” and I burst out laughing. Yes, that sums it up perfectly.
Funny thing is I have managed to keep a decent sense of humour about it this time around. Stress has happened, tears have happened, it hasn’t always been easy lately but it certainly has been much funnier that this sort of thing used to be. Which of course is to the point because IT IS different than how I would have handled things in the past. This was direct, experiential evidence of the changes and the healing that has happened within me over the past several years.
Yoga & Magick!
Seriously, yoga and magick are the tools I use to heal myself, consciously create and fully experience my life.
I am essentially the same and entirely different today & every day.
One of the results of that trip round the hall of mirrors, is it has became necessary to postpone the Owl Wisdom Women’s Workshop that was scheduled for today and though I am bummed it all feels right. We will be looking for new dates at our meeting later today. This means I get to keep working with Owl & her goddesses to prepare. Expect to see it offered again in the fall!
On the other side of that wheel, tomorrow I am initiating my most recent passion, that of working with my gongs and new singing bowls, by offering the inaugural “Sangha Sound Bath” in Mesa, AZ with my friend, Nimisha Tejani.
Here is a little information about it and a link to the event.
A decade ago a friend bought me these tingshas, what I didn’t know then, that I do now is they were to be my first sound healing tool. It was during a very active time of Ceremonial Magick and Ritual in my life that I am just really starting to see what is happening now as the long term results of.
The next step along this particular wavelength, or Will Wave, came at the end of my first Kundalini yoga class with Harpal in an ashram in downtown Phoenix. That is when I first experienced the gong. I went back weekly for a couple of years, falling more and more under its spell each time. Things at the ashram changed, classes there became no longer convenient for me and in about one year I found myself registered in full time yoga teacher training, on my way to a yoga therapist certification. Something I never actually thought I wanted to do.
As part of that training I took my first gong workshop to start learning how to work with this tool, this instrument. That training was with Will Zecco and I during that weekend I heard truth. Truth in the silence after the sound, truth in vibration. It changed me or maybe it introduced me to me, on a deeper level than I’d previously known myself. Then another training and within a week of completing it I owned a 22″ wind gong and was hosting my first public gong event. How that meditation came about was, I was asked to step in for someone else for their regular New Moon Gong Meditation. As, I stood in awe of the offer, I began to hear my fiancé’s voice coming from my right, somewhere in the fog saying repeatedly, “just say, ‘yes please, thank’.” The next thing I know I am saying it, “yes please, thank you”, I think I even said it a few times “yes please, thank you.”
Two years later as of next month, I have two gongs and two crystal singing bowls. I offer on average 4 different meditations, healings or sound baths monthly across this Valley of the Sun. Whatever is happening here definitely feels like it is flowing in accordance with my Will; in the sense of Aleister Crowley’s 9th theorem, “A man who is doing his True Will has the inertia of the Universe to assist him.”
Inertia, the tendency of objects to keep moving in a straight line at constant velocity. These tools & opportunities have found their way to me with relative ease.
This work is changing me, healing me, inspiring me, fulfilling me.
Yoga & Magick