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Sound Healing and Labyrinth Walk

Posted by terrepruitt on April 23, 2013

Wow.  This past weekend I went to an event a friend of mine invited me too.  It was very cool.  I had learned about walking the labyrinth not too long ago (about four years).  I found it very fascinating.  I love that you just walk the path and it is yours.  You walk, you experience whatever it is you want to/need to experience.  There are many different types of labyrinth.  The first one I experienced was at the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in San Jose, CA.  The labyrinth was in their garden.  Their garden is an oasis in the middle of a noisy city.  Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, ZumbaThe labyrinth I walked on Saturday was at a church, First Congregational Church.  It is a stone labyrinth. Walking the labyrinth alone is a special thing in itself, but this event was sound healing while you walked the labyrinth.  I had heard of sound healing before but didn’t really have an idea of what it was.  I really had no idea what this event would be like, I just wanted to go because the one time I walked the labyrinth I really enjoyed it.  The event was planned two months ago and in those two months . . . .wow!  At this time I am just going to say that I felt this was the PERFECT time for me to be attending this event!  There were four women that played their Crystal Singing bowls, drums, rattles and other sound healing instruments while we walked the labyrinth.  It was a wonderful experience.  Their intention is to hold this type of event every other month.  I will be posting the information as I learn of it so anyone who wants to join can do so.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, ZumbaCrystal Singing bowls are very beautiful LOOKING and I was attracted to one so I went over to talk to one of the women about it.  Since I didn’t know anything about the bowls I wanted to learn more.  She shared with me the vibration of the bowl called “The Divine Mother”.  She told me what it was made of and shared the sound with me.  While she made it sing I was holding it.  It was very warm.  Then she had me hold it in one hand and strike it with the mallet.  Then she took the bowl and held it in her hand and struck it while I held my hands close to the bowl but not touching.  That was amazing.  I felt the energy, the vibration from the bowl push against my hands.  I had to give a little resistance so my hands did not move away from the bowl.  The sound is very beautiful, but I was very intrigued by the energy coming from the bowl.  She was very kind and she allowed me to experience this for a while.  Then she had me turn in a circle while she moved the bowl up my body and down my body.  It is kind of surprising the force I felt from the bowl as she did that.  It was not strong as if to move me, but there was something and that really surprised me.  I felt the vibration from the bowl.

At this time with what is going on in my life and what is going on in the world, I am open heartedly accepting it as healing sound and vibration.  What is really is and what you want to believe is up in the air and up to you.  I am just sharing that I knew nothing of this type of “healing” and was really just surprised and amazed by the sense and the feeling I got.  I was just WOWED!  Really.  And I felt really good and relaxed after.  The morning was emotional and a bit stressful and after that little session I was back to relaxation and joy.

So, a portion of my walk in the labyrinth was that of thankfulness and pure gratitude.  But it was a — to me — a big labyrinth so I was also able to concentrate on some healing thoughts for someone else.  Then while I walked I began so sense my feet and I took a little time to focus on self-healing.  I walked the labyrinth both ways so I was able to do what I felt necessary.

Whew!  It was an awesome experience.  I look forward to attending more walks with sound healings.  I will put the information regarding the next event up somewhere (here, my website, Twitter or Facebook) when they have the details worked out and have let me know.  So check back if you are interested.  I honestly can’t wait.  I really felt some healing from the lovely sound and enjoyed the walk and the support of all those that gathered.

What do you think?  Interesting?  Interested?

 

If you are interested, there is a walk on Saturday, August 17, 2013, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Click here to go to Facebook Event!

 

8 Responses to “Sound Healing and Labyrinth Walk”

  1. Michele said

    Sounds really lovely Terre…healing, walking, sounds, feeling – awesome. Love your pictures and descriptions.

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  2. niachick said

    Walking the paths on our property (2 1/2 acres) is like walking a labyrinth. The sights and scents are magnificent and adding our own sounding makes it quite sacred. We also have a singing bowl stationed along one of the paths. My husband always stops to “play” it.

    I’m so delighted that you took advantage of the opportunity to open-heartedly accept the energy and vibration. Please know that your own healing energy and vibration extends into the world providing sanctuary for many. I personally thank you for it !

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    • Ahhhh. I bet your path is just like a labyrinth (not in the design, but in the practice)! And you have so many things to see on the paths . . . in addition to the plants you have globes, benches, sculptures, and fountains (right?). I could see how it is a wonderful place for reflection, meditation, connection. I love just looking at the pictures. What is your singing bowl make of?

      I am glad I went. They had one at a time when I could not attend, so when this one was scheduled I was looking forward to it. I have been looking forward to it for months. Then on the day I almost didn’t go, but then I remembered how I have been waiting and waiting for it. So I went. I am glad I went and I can’t wait for the next one.

      Thank you for letting me know about my own healing energy and vibration. I never really thought about that. That makes me very happy to hear and realize that. Thank you. Thanks for being here and commenting and letting me know things I don’t always realize! MUAH!!!

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  3. niachick said

    Hi Terre, Healer, Woman, Goddess Dancer!! My singing bowl is made out of brass. The tone is not as delicate as the crystal bowls, but it is nonetheless quite beautiful. Yes, we have a pond with a waterfall, lots of glass balls hanging in various places, bamboo chimes, little structures and statues tucked away in various places that you come upon while walking around. Our newest is called a “sprite”. I’ll forward a picture to you. It’s quite lovely.

    I’m happy to offer little tidbits that I’ve learned along the way. Much love to you!!

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    • I had heard of the brass singing bowls. I think of those as the Tibetan brass singing bowls. I would imagine they have a deep penetrating vibration. That would be nice. Plus for some reason I am thinking I’ve seen different “things” used to make them sing so there sound/voice could be of the same delicate nature as the crystal bowls. I imagined that you had a brass singing bowl because it is in your garden. How lovely your little slice of paradise is.

      One of these days you know I will walk with you in your garden after we dance! 🙂

      I received both your e-mails about the “Sprite”. 🙂 It is lovely!

      XOXO

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