The Gongs woke me early this morning to talk and play and this is what I have to share from that experience while reflecting on the Gong playing class we taught over the past weekend.
T is the shape of the stands we make to play 4 or more Gongs at a time.
One of the ways the Gong teaches all of us is by reflecting each of us back to ourselves. Deeper reflection occurs for many of us during and after Gong Immersions. Reflection from the vantage point of the deep, far out and expansive space of the Gong Immersion gives us each the opportunity to see new ways of dealing with our lives. Our lives aren’t always making us happy but they are always showing us something. The Gong helps us to observe and be more relaxed while we observe our life’s lessons. The Gong is a persistent and compassionate teacher. I didn’t say nice because what I’ve learned about myself and what I have observed others to learn hasn’t always been nice. It has ALWAY been useful, necessary and positive in the end. Sometimes it is difficult to discern which came first the release of an OUT LIVED PATTERN or the observation that the pattern was out lived. I find this process of healing, learning and learning to be a better person to be ongoing and always expanding into different areas of life. The Gong as a teacher has made this process more fun and enjoyable.
⭐️Our job as Gongolier is always to remain as clear as possible, follow and allow the voices of the Gongs to speak and sing.
We might be able to really control the process but then maybe we would just get what we always get, instead of what we want. Which is______________________________
(you get to fill in the blank).
Christopher “The Gong Hunter” Davis
PS These racks we use are often in the shape of a T. This makes it easy to stand and play the Gong. It also allows for more wondrous combinations of sound. They could just as easily be expanded to hold 6 Gongs, 4 seems to be more than enough power. Well most of the time.