I recently attended a meditation ritual for the holiday season. The focus was on finding peace and tranquility in what can be a stressful time of year.
When I entered the meditation room, I saw a green crystal singing bowl like the one pictured above. I wondered if this bowl would be used during the ritual. There were 10 of us in a small darkened room, sitting on pillows on the floor around a large table. The room was a sacred space for meditating and prayer. We started by clearing the space with incense which we fanned around us by using a large bird feather. We were asked to clear our minds and take some deep breaths. The mediation started and we relaxed listening to the soothing words of the practitioner leading the group.
After a prayer for the group, were were told that the singing bowl would be used. It was the green crystal bowl I had seen when I entered the room. The guide told us it was tuned to the heart chakra. If you've never heard of chakras, you can read more about them here.
The guide started playing the bowl. Singing, singing, singing , ringing, ringing, ringing. The bowl sang its heart chakra healing tones. The playing only lasted several minutes, but it was pure magic! The vibration that the crystal bowl gave off took up the whole room. The room was dark and my eyes were closed, but I could feel the sound swirling around me. We were asked to think of a positive intention or prayer for someone we loved and then one for ourselves.
I have never heard anything like this before. I just have to say it again. It was magic. I've listened to recorded music of singing bowls and after the meditation I found a YouTube video of someone using this same crystal bowl. But nothing can compare to being in the room and hearing and feeling this.
Was my heart chakra healed? I did feel an opening of my feelings and a benevolence flowing through me during and after the meditation. The loving feeling in my heart for this sacred tradition is still living on several days after this experience.
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If you would like to know more about singing bowls are their purpose, you can read more about them here.
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