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"Figuring out our gifts in life is part of our journey to becoming enlightened human beings.” – Allison DuBois

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

East Meets West

Song - 'Tis a Gift to Be Simple by Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss 

East meets West
While in Lake Tahoe last month, I found an incredible little shop that sold items from Tibet & Nepal.  And since I began meditating this last year, I checked out their "singing bowls".

The saleswoman had me hold several different size bowls while she ran the mallet around the rim of the bowls. They all had a distinct tone and vibration.

Then I heard this the key of G.

It is 100-200 years old.

It comes from Kathmandu at the base of the Himalayans in Nepal.

It vibrated through my entire body and spoke to me.  It was simply amazing.

I wanted it.

More importantly it wanted me.

It was singing to me.

I struggled with the expense and the "do I  REALLY  need one more thing" dilemma.

Mr. B just smiled and shook his sweet little head.

He knows me well.....

I asked the saleswoman to put in on hold while I thought about it..... she gave me a full week.

In 3 days, I returned and learned how to "play" the bowl.  I tried several more myself but kept coming back to this little gem.

I decided to buy it and bring it home with me but first we stopped at Baldwin Beach for a swim and the sunset.  When hardly anyone was there, I played the bowl and introduced her to the Lake.

She is a beauty huh?

Come over some time and play her!

"The sounds generated by Tibetan Singing Bowls are a type of energy medicine that promote healing from stress disorders, pain, depression, and most forms of dis-ease." --Jevon Dangeli

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1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful blog. I can hear your bowl singing from here!


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