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acknowledged; as well as anger and grief
locked in our tissues, muscles and cells.
One of the most powerful things about
sounding is that it brings you into your
body, into the moment, and out of the
questioning and judging mind. You can't
hold on and sound at the same time --
you have to release, breathe and let your
body go loose.
Like many retreats, it was intense and
ran to an organised timetable. This was
not just for practical reasons, but to help
us learn that you can create flow amid
the busyness. Although I had consciously
left all my work and other commitments
at home, I soon slipped back into a
familiar pattern. I still had my "to do" list
and it went something like this: write
the cutting the ties letters; speak letters
to the trees; sing to the trees; burn letters
and let go; get up early, meditate
and go down to the waterfall before
breakfast; write letter of self love and
appreciation (that one ended up on a
scrap of paper in bullet points); sound
positive reprogramming mantra for five a
minutes a day for the next 21 days; write
forgiveness letter; when stressed or stuck
make baby sounds.... or in my case, scream,
because it was all crowding in on me and
making me feel frantic.
As you can see, I was beginning to
falter in my intention not to have to
achieve anything. What's more, much as
I enjoyed the retreat -- fabulous rainforest
setting, gourmet veggie food, warm and
open hearted people, daily sounding,
releasing, sharing, over toning and
meditating -- there were other triggers that
made me feel as if I were back at school.
The bell may have been replaced by a
hide-bound drum but, for me, it evoked
the same call to attention, the same need
to be back in the classroom with the
previous night's homework completed.
Do I need this?, I fumed secretly, or
perhaps not so secretly, longing to do my
own thing, skive off and wander down
to the waterfall. I haven't come here to
manage deadlines -- that's what I do in
my day job, I huffed and puffed. And, yet,
my better half, so to speak, acknowledged
(grudgingly) that all this button pressing
was moving me out of old, stuck habits as
anger, grief, loneliness, embarrassment,
fear -- the whole shebang -- bubbled up
in tears, screams, shouts, words and an
extraordinary range of sounds I didn't
know I had in me; from harsh and high
pitched to deep, powerfully resonant,
grounding and soothing.
By the penultimate day, we had done
much of the work of clearing out our
emotional selves -- it is very much a process
of stripping yourself bare -- and come to a
more grounded and self accepting place.
But rather than rest on our laurels and
wind down, it was time for one last major
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