My style of working with the gong has always been described using words like Grace, Love and heart centered. So it is now wonder that my first gong’s name is AnahaT’ai – which is a made up word combining the words for the heart chakra, Anahata and T’ai from the I Ching Hexagram 11, Peace. I understand this name to mean “Heart at Peace”. She has taught me so much. My heart has grown and my style continues to evolve with each meeting. She talks to me while I play her and I do my best to listen, ingest and understand. This is all a part of my healing process and I have come to believe, a way I may contribute to the healing of others. I’ve never been comfortable with the title of “Healer” or using the word “healing” to describe my work; yet sometimes no other words get closer. I see myself as a conduit, something that allows for energy to move between things. I hold and create sacred space well and I enjoy the more esoteric aspects of things. I choose to listen to the signs that show up in my life as a form of communication between the divine aspect of myself and myself. In doing so I could not resist all of the signs that have kept me moving in the direction of studying and working with sound and vibration; and yes “Sound Healing.” In my studies I find things I still don’t quite understand about the science behind it all but I have felt and seen the effects in myself and others. This study and this work has taught me how to “hear” and feel things from her and my now growing toolbox of other sound healing instruments.
My darling Ana has been speaking to me of something that we are to call “Natal Gong”. It has grown as I practiced with her and continued to study sound and expand my experience with Astrology, Mythology & Night Sky viewing. I wouldn’t call myself an astrologer either but I am a ceremonialist and ritualist and I use astrology and planetary magick in my practice. From this work has blossomed an idea, a way to use the wheel of one’s natal chart to inform intention – Natal Chart Gong. Magick and Healing start with Intention, and I want to help people create magick & healing in their lives. I want to help them recognize, understand & utilize their powers of creation in their lives.
Anahata, heart chakra, wheel of energy where the above and below meet energetically and the place said to be the home of the cosmic sound and where the sound AUM starts from. Combined with T’ai which speaks of harmony & peace and makes her the perfect tool to bring me this work, she is the one instrument I will use in these sessions.
T’ai – “The Receptive, which moves downward, stands above; the Creative, which moves upward, is below. Hence their influences meet and are in harmony, so that all living things bloom and prosper.” (from here)
All gongs are said to be “tuned to the sound of Aum” and when one is bathed in the vibrations of the gong the Universal Aum meets with your own personal Aum and that is where the work takes place. Each living things has its own energy signature or Aum, it is what I think some people are referring to when they say “vibrational level”.
I have learned that in sound healing things like harmonics, resonance and frequency all play roles. I have practiced at home, on myself, friends and loved ones and elicited feedback. I have been studying planetary sounds and the harmony of the spheres and it feel like time to take the next step.
It is time to offer this publicly. To that end I am extending an introductory offer to anyone who is willing to provide feedback and write me a testimonial after our session. .
*EDIT* Post has been edited as the special price ran out long ago.
The regular price for Natal Chart Gong services is $125 which includes a 30 min. phone consultation minimum of two days before we meet for the hour and fifteen minutes natal gong session.
The phone consultation is to discuss intention and ascertain birth data or natal chart. This consultation needs to be the day before our appointment at the latest so that I may prepare. I can do the session either at my home temple, if you don’t mind dog hair or at your place so long as there is enough space for you to lie down and a few square feet for me to set up in. We will want low lighting and quiet if possible.