How to Free Yourself From The Madness

How to free yourself from the madness..!


I sit here in meditation…I hear the birds singing…


All sounds take on a special meaning when I am like this.Quiet. Open.


I hear an aeroplane and instead of allowing the annoyance ofits mechanical intrusion make me tense up, I encourage it to penetrate myhearing in the same way as the pleasant sound of the birds, attaching nomeaning or irritation to it.


I am for a moment…free. My body relaxes. I am one witheverything.


Training with sound, feeling sound moving through my bodyand making friends with it through toning…through mantra, through meditation,through hearing the subtle and not so subtle harmonics emanating from a Tibetansinging bowl…has enhanced my listening abilities and given me an opportunity. Agift.


How does this help me in my daily life? How do these goldenmoments support me when I am not meditating, but talking, listening and runningerrands, doing work, being with my family? Sometimes when I feel the tensionrising within me through some situation or other…or some belief arising orother…I go back to listening to the sounds around me. I focus on the moredistant background sounds first…which help take me out of my identificationwith what is immediately in front of me. Once I have done that and can feel therelaxation returning, I bring my focus back on the immediate sounds and keepthe background sounds in there. This is the audio version of peripheral vision,or of non-identification - a form of objective observation. I am a little freerfrom my unconscious beliefs and inner structures. I feel lighter and morepresent. This takes practice, and it is a wonderful idea to work in a peacefulundisturbed environment until the practice of ‘objective listening’ becomeseasy to switch on. I tried doing it at a partner’s business function and in apub. Listening to the sound of people speaking in this headspace is quite adumbfounding experience. Impossible to describe. You become outside theexperience looking in. And you see and hear a completely different perspectiveof the events.


The blessing of falling into silence after the sounding…after music, after singing and during meditation, is that it becomes aneutralising balance point between the seemingly incongruent perspectivesof  ‘everything matters’ and ‘nothingmatters’. A perspective delicately poised between the clash of the sense of myindividual magnificence and the humbling recognition of my cosmicinsignificance. For a precious moment I am at peace with this. For this momentin time, everything matters and nothing matters and it doesn’t feel like adisturbing clash in my mind. Phew! What a relief. I am on holiday! For a whileI don’t try to work out everything with my ‘normal mind’. A higher mind stepsin, and I feel ‘in tune’. This mind has a different level of intelligence andis more accepting, less defiant and beyond the ego of personality. I am closerto who I really am. I am closer to more meaningful experiences. I am closer to‘All that is’.  All of this is rolledtogether in a glorious few minutes of ‘sitting’ within the gift of sound andits partner, silence.


Try it and see what it brings for you. When you get good atit you can try doing it whilst listening to a loved one speak. When you arealmost a master at it,  you can practice listeningobjectively to really hear yourself speak (for me, it is a work in progress…Haha!)


Karen works as a healer and Psychic Tarot reader at ByronBay’s Medicine wheel. http://www.byronmedicinewheel.com.au/psychic-tarot-readers-byron-bay/karen-grace-psychic-reader-byron-bay/ 


She is also a singer and musician and has healing &meditation music available for sale.) Karen’s website:http://www.karen-grace.com/pages/home/samples.php


 


 

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