The sound of tam-tam type of gongs is quite abstract, containing a wide range of tones and rich overtones, and having very strong resonating properties. Such sound and strong vibrations envelope and penetrate a listener like ocean waves and literally ‘take over’ the mind and the body.
The sound and vibrations of singing bowls are more sublime – they are like mysterious bird songs or cosmic teleportation waves communicating something magical to us.
During a gong and bowls sound healing session the cells of the body are physically ‘dancing’ in resonance, a person surrenders to something greater, and an emptied mind opens up to subconscious. In this therapeutic state we confront ourselves from a wider perspective, and this is a crucial step for a deep introspection to generate and increase self-healing.
At the same time sound reaches and ‘tunes in’ those parts of the body that need attention and healing, both in physical and subtle bodies (energy centres and channels) of a person. People report having tingling, circling or similar sensations in affected areas, and pain relief at the end. Similarly people experience restorative sensations on the subtle planes, sometimes quite surreal like for example a bad odour leaving the body or a sensation of removing the energetic blockages. Among many results that I hear from my clients are an improved sleep, relaxation, rejuvenation, detox, anxiety and trauma release, increased self-esteem and energy flow, creativity and more positive and easy attitude to everyday life, as well as transcendental experiences, heightened intuition, inner visions, and touching something deep and infinite within themselves.
On a psychical level a person goes through an inward journey to be born again, a journey that in some cases can be challenging, facing inner demons and confronting the dark, to accept, to recover, to learn, and to gain the power to move forward. And here comes this mystical experience and spiritual rebirth, bridging us with our higher divine self and restoring our harmony at very deep soul levels. We catch a glimpse of the source, the divine bliss and enlightenment, and return feeling empowered to keep a balance between the material and spiritual.