Ben Davies - One Sound Therapy
I’ve always been interested in sound and vibration ever since I can remember, and music is something that has always been a part of me and had the ability to move me. When I was younger I would listen to Opera and the likes of Pavarotti, observing as the power of voice would move through me and move my emotions within. I was fascinated by it and the ability people had to be able to move emotion within another.
Throughout my life I’ve tuned into, or moved my awareness into people’s voices to allow me to hear their story and found I could hear if someone had walked the path of suffering through the way they spoke or if sadness had touched their lives; I’m someone who senses and feels the world through emotion.
The bowls and gongs have certainly helped to develop my sensitivity by allowing their sound to guide me and also by allowing myself to be expressed within them. I received my first singing bowl when I was in my teens and I was always transfixed by the sound that arose within the sound; the sound that is beyond the sound, the sound within the silence, and the silence within the sound. As Vibration is energy I recognised that when the gongs and bowls are played we're simply allowing energy to meet energy and they have a powerful way of releasing emotion within, calming the heart and stimulating the nervous system. Not only does the gong disarm the rational mind, it allows you to move beyond the thought field of mind so that when we surrender, we allow ourselves to move beyond the 'I' of mind.
Gongs are one of the most sacred and ancient tools used for healing, it is the primordial sound of the eternal Ohm and all sound arise from within it.
In the words of Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga, “The Gong is the first and last instrument for the human mind, there is only one thing that can supersede and command the human mind, the sound of the Gong. It is the first sound in the universe, the sound that created this universe. It’s the basic creative sound. To the mind, the sound of the gong is like a mother and father that gave it birth. The mind has no power to resist a gong that is well played.”
Whilst I have trained as a gong Master, I still consider myself to be a student. I allow myself to connect with the gong and allow it to move me and as I’m moved I blend with it and as the sounds begin to rise we move together as one.
Ben can be contacted through his Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/BenjiG276/