MEDITATION WITH BEN SCOTT AFTER A WORK – SHOP
I was talking about the strange phenonomen of sound traveling through time and space, when I recalled an interesting story that happenend to me a few years ago with my friend Ben. It had been a really lovely evening . When a small group of people interested in sound healing and the effect of sounds on our mind, body,and spirit, had joined Ben and I at my sanctuary in St.Austell, Cornwall. We had a meditation with the sounds of the singing bowls cleansing our chakra energies. Each chakra represents a part of our body , and different notes help to cleanse the energies within. I had already dicovered many different sounds that help the healing process and humming a tune when we are happy is one of them, as this creates balance which in turn creates well being. I had also noted the importance of our own voices and how we speak to people , sometimes using different tones for different people. Not always consciously,but for instance we sometimes talk to children in a different voice than we do adults. Or an angry voice is different to a happy one.
I had found soothing music that helped heal the soul and also music that got my foot tapping and dancing. As I expect many others have dicovered.
During the evening Bens learnings explored the different tones of the sounds of the singing bowls, bells, rainstick and voice. The effect on each of us as we sat in a circle with Ben in the center most of the evening. The meditation was uplifting and we found that our mind energy could drift easily to another place on the sounds created.
Re arranging the room we were in, Ben invited each one of us onto the floor and the others with a sound instrument joined in the experiment of feeling the sounds with eyes closed and putting the sounds over the person on the floor. This was done very carefully. So as not to distress the person on the floor and certainly not putting any sound around the head area where the ears are very sensitive and the head which emphasises sound. The gentle sound of sea sounds played on the stereo. Then gentle bells were played. Then the singing bowls. Then the gong and finally the voices of all of us singing an alm.Not forgetting Bens Gong from Tibet that I now own.
Each of us had a go. There was some spectacular events in the way we felt. Upliftment was one. Someone suffereing from tennitus(ringing of the ears,sometimes caused through stress and other times medical conditions),had cleared the sound from their ears and the next day rang to tell me they were still fine. A ladies stomach suddenly got better and her pain disappeared. Well what more can you ask.
It was to me more evidence that certain sounds resonate to aid healing the mind , body and spirit, which as I have worked for many years now have seen several times.Sometimes working when other therapies have not.
We also sang different tones togeather, overtoned and enjoyed the experience. Your voice is your healer and helps you stay well. So keep singing even if you dont feel like it, you will soon lift your vibrations and feel good.
High tones help the head area right down to lower tones helping our feet. Of course there are sounds for different illneses and my guides direct me as to which sounds to use for each client that recieves the sound – healing. So it is all experience. Each cell in our bodies respond to sound resonating.
Everyone enjoyed the evening and after they had gone Ben, my husband and I chatted until retiring.
The next day before Ben had to go home to Surrey, Ben and I sat and meditated for a while in the quite of the healing room where the work – shop had been held.
It was a clear sunny day and very early in the morning. We had done a session of tai – chi and here we were, sat crossed legged on the floor. Ben took us into the meditation. It was quite and peaceful as we sat there. Then all of a sudden the sound of a small bell sounded around me. I thought Ben had got up and rung it. Eyes closed I sat and enjoyed the ambiemce of the medtation with my friend. Then the sound of a singing bowl rung in the air. I remember thinking how wonderful it was.
Silence fell and another singing bowl rang in the air. Followed by voices singing like last evening. I thought Ben must have recorded the evening and was suprising me with the wonderful sounds. Though I also noted his talking was not there. It didnt matter and I drifted to a special place that was healing for me and peaceful. I saw my guide walking with me. Mist covered the space I was in.
Then without prior arrangement we both drifted back to the reality of my healing room. The mist I had seen in my meditation was just leaving this space as I opened my eyes and so did Ben. We sat there in the silence for a while and then gradually began to talk to one another.
I thanked Ben for the lovely sounds he had created. A suprised look came over his face. Then he realised what had happened. He explained that the sounds had embedded themselves in the energy of the room. It was there for all time, to be enjoyed for when ever it was needed. He had experienced this phenonmen before and I felt he had shown me , something I had already been aware of but needed showing again, a confirmation, was it why we had met? I can still sit in the room and get those magical sounds from that day, in a meditative state.
It is like a recording but equally they are often different but very eutherical.
Sound travels across time and from the spirit realms, so if you hear a flutter of wings as you sit quite and see no bird, or hear the voice of your loved one long passed, dont think you did not hear it , you did. To me sound has an energy like all living things. In respect everything has an energy . Some energies are kinder to our well being than others. Some we need some we don’t. We certainly dont need loud booming sounds that distort our space. Nature has the sweetess sounds. If you would like to learn about meditation or want to try a sound – healing session with healing ,then contact me on 01726 70786. I also give talks and demonstrations on sound – healing and sound moving matter.