I’ve been in Portland for almost a week now, and am enjoying being at unfold frequently. The work of keeping unfold moving involves a lot in the background, and I am happy to contribute to that from my island. And, the opportunity to be here for 10 days has allowed me to savor the community of unfold in a way that I can’t from far away.
For the past several weeks I have been playing with the idea of balance and the play of opposites, spending time on my beach walks exploring the play of sky and cloud, water and rock, the abundant flora and fauna and how they are uniquely separate and part of the whole. This ability to accept and hold these pairs of opposites is another place where I find I can deeply relax and drop tension.
The same happens with sound. The sounds of the crystal bowls sometimes blend in beautiful harmony, other times in dissonance. One is not better than the other, and neither lasts for very long. The overtones from each bowl works with and morphs into a single, unifying sound over time. And we can follow that sound into a silence that is beyond beautiful in the space that it is holding for the next sound.
Bathe deeply in that ocean of sound
Vibrating within you now, as always.
Permeating the space of the heart.
~ Radiance Sutra 15, as rendered by Lorin Roche
If you would like to join me and Ashley Dahl in a deeply relaxing sound bath and meditation, you can register here. To find out more about the type of bowls I use, check out this link.
Written by teachers at unfold studios and guest authors.