EXPERIENCES, THINGS TO DO

Gong Meditation

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(l-r, Diva Tina, Diva Wendy, Diva Lisa Gonster, Diva Diane)

Lisa Gongster has an incredible story.

She was a corporate pilot flying jets. Big jets. An incredible story in itself being a woman in a male dominated field.

That all ended when she came down with vertigo.

So bad, it ended her career.

She tried everything to try and cure it. Doctors, tests, more doctors, more tests.

Someone suggested something, she did it.

Nothing helped.

All of a sudden life as she knew it, was over.

She heard about sound therapy and the gongs.

And that, my friends is what helped her heal.

Now she goes around the country holding classes, workshops and helping other people heal too.

Pretty amazing isn’t it?

My friend Wendy introduced me to Gong Meditation after she tried it an absolutely loved it.  She saw colors, her body tingled, it was amazing.

I had to try it too.

Hearing the word “Gong” conjured up an image of Mathew McConnaughey playing the bongos naked. Don’t ask me why.  I just wondered if this was going to be really weird.

I have been struggling with meditation.  Trying to keep focused, trying not to fall asleep, trying not to think about stuff, trying to calm the mind….the struggle ensues.

I thought this would be a good way to help me meditate.

They have everything there.  But I brought my own blanket, pillows, bolsters. I mean, I really looked like I was moving in.

I wanted it to be as comfortable as possible.

So my first time….I brought everything, got as comfy as possible, Lisa started on the gons and the other instruments and I started to drift off….

I fell asleep.

Damn.  No colors. No tingling.

I felt like I was missing out.  Especially after everyone around the room described their experiences with colors and light and tingling.

I will tell you though, it is unbelievably relaxing.  And I felt incredibly relaxed after but also reinvigorated. Like I had been sleeping for hours. Who doesn’t need that?

To learn more about sound healing and the gongs and the effect sounds and vibrations has on your health just go on Lisa’s website  www.gongster.com

I’m completely copying it here to give you an explanation.

“Sound meditation is a mental practice engaging your attention to sound. Sound acts as an auditory stimulus that overrides the activity in the brain and synchronizes the brain’s activity to the frequencies and rhythmic patterning being heard.

•When used with live sound, the experience is not just with the ears, it is a full body sensory experience in which the body comes into direct contact with vibrations.

•It is sound that makes this type of meditation practice unique. The sound waves travel as energy from the sound source to the listener, who may then experience a shift in awareness, increased alertness, an ease in mental activity and reduced discursive thinking patterns.

•Sound meditation has a biochemical effect, reducing stress hormones and creates a feeling of contentment and relaxation.

Immerse yourself in the Sacred Journey of Vibrational Healing. The Mixture of Sound, and frequency will Cleanse, Uplift and Heal; Restore your Inner harmony to RE create PEACE with-IN your BEing. Each participant will Reach a Higher state of Calm, Deep Relaxation and Complete Serenity when surrounded by the harmonic tones of the pure vibrations. Once emerged into the natural rhythm, a higher state of Truth, Purification and Restoration occurs.”

Sounds pretty amazing, huh?

I’ve taken several classes and enjoy them immensely.

To find a class near you, check out Lisa’s website Gongster.com

I’m not giving up on the color and tingling though!

Here’s a sample of what it sounds like….

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