I recently created a gong meditation recording with the specific aim to help people to fall asleep. This happened purely by chance as I recorded it initially to help my elderly mum fall asleep despite her aches and pains. It worked a treat!! Both my elderly parents, 88 and 97 years young have been enjoying drifting off to sleep or even just relaxing when they need to with my recording.
If you have problems falling asleep or perhaps you have a very busy mind then this might be exactly what you need. It helps if you like gong sounds. In this recording I am playing my sound creation earth gong with one mallet and several friction mallets which create the space whale like sounds.
Just received my bear love flumies in the post yesterday. I tested them out on facebook live!! Why not! 🙂
Beautiful spacey sounds. I love working with flumies because you can bring out so many more sounds and tones from the gong. Great bit of advice from Julian gong was to play the back of the gong to avoid marking the gong surface. Here in this example where I am trying out the flumies, I am playing a 26″ Paiste sound creation earth gong. This gong has an uneven surface so probably not the ideal gong for playing flumies but still beautiful spacey sounds. These are definitely going to be my go to flumies, love them. Thanks Bear, amazing, love them.
We were mentioned in an article, page 3 in The Times newspaper. I chatted to the reporter mainly about the popularity of gong baths in London. You can see the full article via the link. This was in the paper on 28th August 2019.
It has been a massively interesting week of Gonging and also a brand new experience for me.
I had an opportunity to introduce gong at a sheltered housing complex for elderly and disabled people. The group were between the ages of 80 and 91.
There is no doubt that there is something extra special about witnessing new people experience gong for the first time. It was awesome to see an elderly man, an MS sufferer who had never ever meditated or been in to anything remotely spiritual before but this guy, he just got it ! He said that he struggled to settle in for the first 5 minutes or so and then when he LET GO (his exact words) that was it for him. He could not believe that he drifted off to a space he had never been to before. I mean this man just loved it , he got it big time. Just goes to show that when we Let Go, magic happens.
Later in the week I was part of a surprise 40th birthday gift of a gong bath. How lucky am I, I just love surprises and to be part of the surprise was awesome. Loved it and I now have a repeat booking for their friends.
I feel so truly blessed to do what I do and what I love.