Much of what I love about being self-employed is experiencing infinite possibilities that are inherent in the creative process. It’s like growing a field, a garden, or an orchard: You collaborate and you co-create, and you set intentions, involving not only your own mind, heart, and will, but also the mind, will, and heart of others.
Patience, perseverance, faith… You never know when what you intended is going to show up. In November of 2015 I arrived in Vancouver with 13 alchemy singing bowls. I had been away from Vancouver since 2009, when I moved to Canmore, AB. At that time, I thought I was finished with the coast. I could not imagine ever coming back. Then, while living in Banff, AB, we acquired the bowls, and they told me to move to Vancouver and start playing Chakra Sound Baths.
Now, I am also a holistic business coach, and that part in me began to think about how to make love manifest. Intuition told me that yoga studios were the right venue for sound baths, but it wasn’t happening: I reached out to studios, and the response was not encouraging. Finally, in the summer of 2017, Dharma Movement Company was open to exploring possibilities in a very collaborative way (thank you!), and we scheduled one sound bath a month.
At our first sound bath last August, we had 24 sound bathers. In December I played two sound baths filled to capacity, with almost 60 people immersing themselves in the crystalline sound vibrations on New Year’s Eve. That was amazing: People were just lining up to come in. It was on;y two weeks earlier that my inner voice at told me to schedule a sound in the afternoon of Dec 31. I had never done anything like that, and part of me wondered who might want to come at that time. But the inner voice that Knows, was right. With my mind, heart, and will aligned, we went ahead, and it was pure bliss. Just yesterday a man who had attended that afternoon told me how magical it was and that he feels it opened something up for him for 2018, which was exactly the intent with which I had scheduled the event.
More on yoga collaborations: Since last September, we were part of three sold out yoga and sound workshops, collaborating with Jeff Boyd and Tianne Allan. We all loved it, and looking forward to more.
And today, we have another first: Thanks to the vision of Andrew and Carrie, owners and co-creators of the the ZenDen in Gastown, we are launching a regular weekly Chakra Sound Bath in this beautiful 2 level penthouse studio, overlooking Coal Harbour and the north shore mountains. We have already played two sound baths to a full capacity at the ZenDen.
What else is possible? What else can we co-create? How does it get better than this? Join us, and Make Love Manifest!