After all of the mind clutter I was experiencing last week, I decided I should try something new. My usual meditation and yoga couldn’t seem to clear the head fog so when I saw a flyer for a Sound Sanctuary class, it intrigued me. I didn’t really have any idea what it would be like but I decided to go anyway.
At first, it was all a bit uncomfortable. Chanting words I didn’t understand, singing songs I didn’t know and playing instruments that I had no idea how to play. But after I let my guard down, after I decided to relax and enjoy the experience, it all changed. I felt the vibrations of the songs and instruments pulsing through my body. I could feel the power of the drum, the vibration of the singing bowls and the power within each “OM”.
It was hard to comprehend how I was feeling. So alive. So present. So powerful. So connected.
They call it a “sound bath” for a reason. You feel like you are engulfed and floating through the vibrations in the room. It was an out-of-body experience at times, where I had no idea of my surroundings. I forgot that there were other people in the room. It felt like I was in this trance of beautiful connectedness and everything else seemed to melt away. I had no time for negative thoughts, no memory of stress, no fear of the chaos, no worry of the busy days to come. It was gone.
I was so in tune with my body, with my soul, with my life-force energy, that everything else seemed to disappear.
Ever since this class, I cannot stop singing, repeating the chants and mantras, playing my new Kalimba and feeling the peace that sound can bring.
I believe that we sometimes need to step outside of our normal routines and when we feel inspired to try something new, we must do it. To help us continue learning, continue evolving, and continue expanding our consciousness.
Gayatri Mantra- my favorite mantra of the class and the most powerful for me. It translates to:
“We meditate on the most sublime light of divinity, that which is the source of eternal bliss beyond measure. May this light illuminate our awareness and dispel all darkness.”
*The class was called ‘Mummas-to-be Sound Sanctuary’ at Red Tent Yoga in Byron Bay, NSW. The woman leading the class was Mele. Highly recommended!