My first Gong Bath was back in April and it was a profound and amazing experience.
I floated home, seemingly on a cloud with a clear vision of my future and in love with my life and all of its possibilities.
Fast forward a few months later and holding my big vision proved trickier that I thought. The doubts, the subtle shift in my self belief and the self sabotaging voices in my head were coming back. I decided it was time for a do-over and a tune up!
Neatly coinciding was this week’s Super moon, the last of a trilogy and a Harvest moon, bringing intense and powerful energy for change! Other cosmic factors currently in the skies are also encouraging us to let go of our fears and overcome them. To release old and worn out patterns of behaviours and past histories so that our future can be more of hopes rather than anxieties.
As a child of extremely loving but cautious parents I have been susceptible to allowing in limiting beliefs and fears. My natural leaning is far more towards adventure and “what if..!” positive possibilities but I have allowed the concerns to creep in and my confidence and self belief to slip.
Fears and anxieties are a funny thing. How we react and respond to any feeling or sensation is down to each one of us. I accept that lately I have chosen to internalise experiences, then played it safe rather than being bold and instinctive.
In my 20’s I was pretty fearless. Travelling to Australia with just $300 to my name and a one-year visa I don’t remember the fear. Just the hope and the excitement. And the feeling of must stay longer! I can still connect into it now.
When I swum with Whale Sharks and the most beautiful creature winked at me as it glided towards me before diving under our boat, I felt exhilarated and alive rather than scared.
Even when I was bitten by a spider and seriously ill I didn’t feel fear. Excruciating pain yes, until the miracles of modern medicine stepped in but it never occurred to me that my time might have been up. Thankfully it wasn’t.
Today I am aware of how painful loss can be. How it feels to have your heart broken and to feel shaky and afraid to try something new and put myself “out there” again. But tuning into that does nothing for the good of my soul. Focusing on the good and the thrilling is far more pleasurable.
So that’s what I am doing. And that’s what my Gong Bath ritual is all about. Reconnecting, enhancing and solidifying the passion and the excitement that is within. Helping it rise up to the surface so it spills over into my everyday.
I’m tuning in each night and morning to 3 little things that lift my spirits, make my hear soar and my confidence muscle stronger. Some days it’s easy to find half a dozen, other days it may just be one or two but it’s definitely getting easier. I’m letting my imagination run wild again. Raising my vibration a little at a time so I am literally magnetic to the good and the positive that is available to me.
A Gong Bath is powerful but it’s available every month. I highly recommend it and would love to know what you do to keep your confidence and energy high.
I experienced a Gong Bath at Triyoga Chelsea. Previously with Amir Jaan and now with Carolyn Cowan who brings a wealth of experience with a fresh and no b-s, fun and fresh approach. With each full moon she will be hosting a Kundalini masterclass followed by a Gong bath. Both experiences work with the Kundalini energy in the body, removing blocks, lifting away histories and creating new intentions. Our past can shape our future but it need not limit its potential.