Sacred Vessels

Someone said the phrase, “sacred vessels” to me the other day, and it connected with the singing bowls for me.

I think of how these bowls are never empty, even when they appear to be. Sound emerges from their seeming emptiness, and, even without sound, they are not empty. Just try sitting with one quietly, holding it in your hands, you’ll see what I mean. Remain open yourself. The more quiet and relaxed you become, the more you may realize from the bowl. Or the bowl may become quiet and still as well, inviting you further into the peace and spaciousness of stillness. You don’t have to believe me, just try it.

The bowls are open. They are always in the mode to receive, and, if filled, to pour forth. Are we as open and ready to receive?

And sacred, because they hold a form of consciousness, which is conveyed when they are played.The singing bowls produce amazing sounds which extend into the Universe. Their exteriors can’t contain them. We tend to forget that our own harmonies and dissonances have similar far-reaching effects. Our thoughts, our words, our actions are not contained in our minds, bodies or time. All have the possibility to enhance the Universe or not. How are we sounding today?

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