This weekend I wended my way over to Bedford (M4, M25 & then M1 round trip) where I stayed with my fellow sound healer & friend, Kanti Freeman. Sat morning we awoke to a slighly cloudy day but were optimistic about the day ahead & what a wonderful day we had! We sang on the sanskrit note of 'Sah' & used our hands to focus the sound & interact with out own voices. Beautiful to sing all together in a group. One of my many loves!
We connected to the land, learnt how to heal the body & 'let go' with the help of our Gaia, our Mother Earth by lying face down in a field & then the power of the earth can heal all your chakra points.
We 'walked the land'. A technique where a group of people walk in single file, following each others footprints. You look where you are walking all the time until the person at the front stops & then you can take in the breathtaking scenery around you & really appreciate what you are seeing. A raw food lunch which was very satisfying then led to more connecting to nature & this time we focused on an animal or tree very intently & asked a question for our own highest good & we were given our answers without prejudice. A fire ceremony Sat evening led to more singing & offerings to the Mother.
Sunday we made a map of our own area. Where you live, including nature areas & water sources & were asked to focus on your land. Where would you like to go out to & sing? We learned to body dowse & followed a lay line through a field & then we were asked to pick a song to call in Spirit with the help of nature as our inspiration.
What a beautiful weekend! So much learnt & it's given me a real incentive to go back out to the woods to get inspired to write something creative & magical! Watch this space!
So whilst away, the whole weekend, I had spiders everywhere (!) so decided to look it up on the web. How true for me at the moment! "Spiders gifts include - creativity and weavers of fate, balance between past and future, physical and spirit, male and female. Spider is ...strength and gentleness combined, they awaken creative sensibilities, they are the keepers of the primordial alphabet and can teach you how to write creatively. Their bodies are shaped like the number 8 and they have 8 legs, symbolising infinite possibilities of creation. The 8 legs represent the 4 winds of change and the 4 directions of the medicine wheel." Basically, I can be as amazing a person as I want to be. The key is not to limit yourself with boundaries & then, oh, the possibilities!