Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sound Healing

I was recently blessed to attend a workshop hosted by Danielea Castell. (She came all the way to Quesnel!) Her company name is One Conscious Voice – if you are interested in learning more, please check out her website:

I am not even sure where to begin in describing the experience I had in this workshop. I look back on it now, and in each moment I remember thinking “Well, this isn’t very significant” or “Shouldn’t I be feeling more?” … thoughts like these circulated in my mind throughout the course of the evening. At the end I went to thank Danielea, and I felt as though I were thanking her for something that was going to occur in the future. Something that has not manifested yet, but is slowly being put into action inside of me. She knew, without words to hug me, enveloping me with a sense of peace, love and understanding.

The sounds brought me together as one with both Mother Earth (Gaia) and Father Sky (Cosmos) … a beautiful meditation we were guided through. As I connected to Father Sky, it is almost as though I surrendered my voice, my spirit, my body to the Cosmos. My voice was no longer mine, but a buzzing droning sound … a sound that made me feel happy and sad, irritated and relaxed, elated and mournful ~ all at exactly the same time. I honestly did feel like the Divine Child … I really was taken to that place of naiveté, innocence and Oneness. Strangely enough, I felt no peace in this place, just a sense of movement, change, and growth. What has changed in me, I do not yet know. I feel as though I know so little, being exposed to something so vast …

Time is ripening the gifts that were exchanged, and the next morning I felt like I was finally coming down from the buzzing energy. Sound can change a person. Especially when you are the person making that sound, with intent and with passion.

Revelations were certainly had during the night, allowing me to weep, allowing me to let go of my earthly cares, allowing me to come back to the place of nothingness. Perhaps that is why I felt discomfort at times. Perhaps that is why I felt a loss at times. After feeling such a huge sense of connection, why do I feel so lost and confused now? Where does one go after facing the nothingness?


  1. Wow!!! What an awe-inspiring experience you just went through, Nicole. Your writing here is truly wonderful. I love the phrase..."Time is ripening the gifts that were exchanged"...really super.

    And it's what you need...Time. I believe after a soul stirring experience such as yours, where rebirth took place, time will allow you to understand more and more, through dreams and epiphanies. Patience is needed, dear Nicole, the Universe will not leave you hanging for long!

    "I feel as though I know so little, being exposed to something so vast …" so humbling, isn't it? We're just dots and dreams..

  2. Hello Nicole,

    Your words remind me of this from Hafiz:

    What is the key
    To untie the knot of the mind's suffering?

    Benevolent thought, sound
    And movement.

    I too have often thought, nothing happened, and days and months later, I am shown that there was not such a subtle shift.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. How beautiful! I haven't attended a sound healing workshop such as this, but have attended many sound-based meditation sessions, with chanting and/or Tibetan bells, and always find it so amazing. The way you can just settle into the vibration of source. It is wonderful. I have added mantra work to my own routine over the years because of it...