Music is powerful, the lyrics wrapped by music are given extra potency touching us deeply, stirring up images and emotions (the best tools for manifestation). Beat, rhythm, roulades, sound currents sweeping us along on a journey. Punchy messages carrying even more weight when backed up by rich staccato; rage, ecstasy, grief, joy given turbulent expression with chaotic collaborations; potential for expansive openness and connection facilitated by the removal of barriers which is a natural consequence of being immersed in exquisite melting melodies and mind blowing techno trance.
You may be wondering by now if I have been on a trip of some sort, and yes I have! A call was sent out for one or more Kundalini Yoga teachers to attend and participate in a new venture, “The Audio Farm Festival”. Although I had never held a yoga session at a music festival before I was compelled to jump at the chance. I loved the intention set by the organisers for the festival to be transformational in nature. They wished to create an environment in which people could relax, let go, and be open to receiving supportive information, healing, and connection in order to facilitate awareness of personal development and responsible caretaking of the Earth and all of her dwellers. What emerged was a beautiful harmonious collaboration of DJ’s, artists, musicians, healers, speakers, facilitators, contributors and attendees, with every single person bringing their open hearts, humour and love of life to the party.
Sound and music was very much the heart of the gathering, as such I invited Paul Adams along with his skill and knowledge of the gong and together we delivered the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, and the technology of Kundalini Yoga and the Gong. We each contributed our little piece of semi-precious metal as did all of those who attended the sessions. We all placed our metal in the fire of transformation, and the result was pure gold. The energy the participants created by immersing themselves in the process was amazing to witness. Radiance is a powerful word yet doesn’t do justice to glow created in our little marquee. The focus was very much on the use of The Naad to create an uplifting healing experience; careful choice of music and mantra, the skilful application of the gong, and gentle support to encourage everyone to use their own voice resulted in great potency. The feedback suggested that the work was done - people had been reconnected to their own sense of energy flow and openness. What an honour it was to facilitate such a beautiful experience.
My heartfelt thanks to Michael Williams for inviting we yogis along to a wonderful festival, and to his fellow farmers - Andrew Taylor, Stephen Chesters, James Hollowood, Anthony Blake & Dawn Kendal - for making it happen.