What happens inside the limits of your body is yours.
It´s all yours.
Nobody can put that inside you.
Nobody makes you angry. You make yourself angry for something that happened outside
Nobody makes you excited; you get excited about something that happened
You are not responsible for those emotions, feelings or thoughts.
They can come randomly.
But you are responsible for how you reply to them.
Someone said something that made you angry?
That person didn´t make you angry. The emotion came from within you. Be kind to yourself. Your soul is pure, permanent. You don´t need to have a hard time for something that you created yourself. Stop it, relax, let it go and come back to you
Realize that everything outside yourself is a theater that challenges you, that makes you react.
While Yoga Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation work on the Physical Body and Philosophy works on the mental Body, Tibetan Singing Bowls work directly on the Emotional Body, which can be harder to reach at times.
Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for healing purposes for centuries and even millenia.
They have been used in Tibet and Himalayan region, including Nepal, Bhutan and North India since more than 2.000 years ago (it could be up to 5.000 years ago).
In those times, monks produced the bowls while chanting mantras and having the intention of making them healing instruments. They were made out of different metals, especially out of iron coming from a meteorit that fell on the region.
Nowadays they are not produced anymore in that way and of course, the purpose of producing them is more oriented to commercial than to healing.
Since every Bowl is handmade, each of them has its own unique sound.
But they all reproduce a sound connected to Ohm, connected to the Universe.
Some say that it´s the sound of the Big Bang, and that is why it goes so deep into us.
Since sound is vibration, it goes into our bodies not only through our ears but through every cell of our body, and especially through ears, palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
The cells of our body have memory.
This memory doesn´t reach only our whole life, but it reaches also previous generations, due to the fact that information goes through genes and knowledge, generation after generation.
The sounds of the Tibetan Singing Bowls make our cells vibrate in that way of the Universe, of the Oneness. They bring up that old memory from our cells and connect us with our own Self, with our own inner innocent kid, with the Universe, with others.
They say that being sick comes fromthe human belief that the World is dual, that you and me are different, that an animal and a person are different, that yesterday is different than tomorrow or a hundred years ago. Being sick comes from thinking that I should be doing somethind different than I am, or I should be treated in a different way, or I should be a different person. Considering all this makes us think that we are different, that other people are better or worse and it makes us sick, stressed, insecure.
The whole idea of the Singing Bowls is that they connect us with the Oneness.
There is no you and me.
There is one whole consciousness, stable, unchangeable.
God is in everything and everything is in God.
Everything is good the way it is.
This material world is changing, it´s fleeting, it´s unstable,
But the consciousness that lays underneath is there, has been there and will be there forever.
This connection with the Universe that comes in the Sound Healing Therapy, this connection with our inner Self and with others not only brings peace to our hearts and minds but also takes us to a different state, the state of inner peace.
I heard the first sentence from Jean Pierre 4 years ago and I still agree with him.
I don´t know if French people are happy,
But I am sure that Spanish people are not.
We are always concerned, worried, angry, impatient, stressed.
We proudly say to foreigners that this is the best country to live in, but we hate our politicians, we hate our coworkers, we hate our neighbours,
We proudly say that we know how to enjoy life because we go out for a beer with friends often. It´s true that we have good climate and it´s easy for us to go out than in Northern countries for example, but that doesn´t guarantee happiness. We go out for drinks to cover our deep insatisfaction with life.
We want to think that drinking a beer makes us happy, because we forget about problems.
But problems are still there after the beer.
What we are missing is that way of living life and work without concern, not thinking that we have problems, but knowing that that is our life, full of challenges that we are ready to overcome.
I include myself (of course) under this Spanish mindset, I am not an exception here.
When I notice that I am concerned for no reason, running around ´kinda´ worried (or see people like this), I try to slow down my mind, breathe slower and realize that nothing is going wrong, that everything will be fine, that life is beautiful while we are here.
When you look on Instagram it seems like you have to love everything you do and you have to be passionate every moment that you do everything.
It´s not true.
Sometimes it´s hard and you don´t feel like doing what you are passionate about.
But you have to keep doing it.
Emotionlessly if necessary.
Recently I had the hardest week of training in 4 months.
I had important pain in the shoulders
I was out of my routine, with guests at home and travelling often
I was having bad nights of sleep
It felt like a tremendous effort to start my yoga practice each and everyday.
Even, when I started, almost all the time I wanted to stop.
But I kept on.
I kept showing up.
Without energy, without will.
That´s when I remembered some things from the past:
When I was a teenager I swam everyday 2 hours/day in a team. It didn´t matter if I was tired, if I was busy, if I didn´t feel like. I just went everyday to the swimming pool
When I was studying architecture at the University, I went to classes everyday and I studied at home everyday. That´s how I became an architect. It didn´t matter if I felt like studying or if I was tired. I just kept on doing it
In these two cases I had a commitment, with a team or with myself. I had to show up.
But when I am training on my own it´s easy to give up or not show up.
Because I have no commitment with anyone else.
That´s why I need a commitment with yourself or with god.
Having a commitment with myself and with god, I have to show up.
There are no excuses.
If I am tired, I do my practice
If I have pain, I do my practice
If I don´t feel like practicing, I do my practice
I keep doing my practice anyways.
Emotionlessly if necessary.
Because there are only two tools to liberate us from ignorance: