Only seven days ago I was on the amazing Harbour City event space conducting the largest sound performance in the history of the studio, and for that matter Asia. Surrounded on three sides by the magnificent harbour at sunset, the rising lights of the city, earth below, sky above, surrounded by 28 gongs, drum and shakers bordering a labyrinth to create an energised sound bubble to bless and celebrate the space and the coming year. An auspicious start to 2019 and to new doors and new opportunities. Take a look
We and the cosmos are one. The cosmos is a vast body of which we are parts. The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The moon is a great gleaming nerve centre from which we quiver forever. Who knows the power of that? DH Lawrence.
Another 12 months has whizzed by, another birthday draws near, another holiday season. The older we are the more we realise that we are not in control. Every breath we take, every dawn and dusk is part of a much larger plan, the roller coaster of life and the universe. Oftentimes we believe the world revolves around us when in actual fact “We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself.” Brian Cox
Science has shown “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” Carl Sagan
And that all these particles, atoms, molecules and cells that create our body are magically in sync.
“Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos, music embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can't name the tune.” Deepak Chopra .
Swiss mathematician Hans Cousto calculated the frequencies of the planets in 1980 and the frequencies are now embedded into sacred instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, and tuning forks that can be used to rebalance and harmonise mind, body and soul. I leave you with this poem.
“CIRCLES OF LIFE
Poetry by Suzy Kassem”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Wayne Dyer, author and acknowledged expert on personal development has written that every step of our life journey is a teaching opportunity. He says he was not aware of all of the future implications of these early experiences but with the clarity of hindsight he knows that every single challenge and situation together defined the patchwork of his life. For which he is grateful.
In the holiday season I invite you to reflect on your own personal journey. Are you consciously living to fulfill your purpose? It is impossible to change what has already past, but it is not too late to rewrite the future. What are you waiting for?
We all desire to find our tribe, a community of those that feel comfortable to us and nurture our journey.
When I was a headhunter I used a term "PLU'. Oftentimes clients hired 'people like us' because in a team environment it is easier to have uniformity when making decsions and reaching consensus. However clients who embraced diversity found better decision making and outcomes. So what is it that binds us together?
They say birds of a feather flock together. Did you know that bird groupings have different names?
A murder of crows
A parliament of owls
A regatta of swans
A confusion of warblers
A host of sparrows
A bevy of pheasants
A colony of penguins
A seige of herons
A mob of emus
What makes a flock?
The are homogeneous in nature and have large numbers. All animals seek to associate with their own kind. In some individual cases you may find a hippo befriending an ancient tortoise. But for groups what exactly binds us into tribes?
Traditionally communities were linked by blood, language or religion. With globalization the lines are blurred and now we seek to find our own tribe. One that shares our values, and accepts us as we are without reservation where we are free to fully express ourselves. We willingly invest time and energy to support the group and in turn we benefit from engaging together as well as being supported in our own personal journey. Who is in your tribe?
This week I felt truly at home with a new tribe, ourhouse band, ONE LOVE.
To my wish, the universe provided professional musicians, all international prize winning performers, with a common goal to elevate and heal through sound experiences.
On Wednesday night we had our debut performance at the studio and it was transformational. We hail from different cultures and backgrounds, continents and skills yet somehow an accordion and African drums, vocals, trumpet, gongs and even a Thomas the Tank Engine whistle all blended beautifully.
My hope is that our followers will grow and that together we will make a difference to elevate and transform the community through sound. We will host monthly concerts / pot luck dinners as well as outside events. Watch the diary.
The super-moon had a phenomenal turnout to benefit from the closeness of the moon with the floor in the breakout room and hallway covered in gong bathers. We will need to have pre-booking done systematically to ensure everyone has a mat inside the studio next time.
Thank you for your support in this amazing journey. Look at the diary below for upcoming events and watch out for me at Clockenflap on Nov 26 and 27.
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