Each month, we`ll highlight a gong which we work with and introduce you to the energies, the mythology and the histories. This month is Sedna.
In the physical world, Sedna is a minor planet in the outer reaches of the Solar System. A very cold lump of rock and ice from which our sun is a mere pin-prick in the sky. NASA unusually gave it the name of an Inuit Goddess that veered from the usual Greek and Roman gods.
There are many versions of the mythology surrounding Sedna and we work with the most common one which depicts her as a beautiful maiden who rejects marriage proposals from the hunters of her village. When an unknown hunter appears, Sedna's father agrees to give her to him as wife in return for fish. Sedna's father gives Sedna a sleeping potion and gives her to the hunter who takes her to a large nest on a cliff, revealing his true form: a great bird-spirit. She wakes surrounded by birds. Her father attempts to rescue her, but the bird-spirit becomes angry, causing a great storm. In desperation, Sedna's father throws her into the raging sea. Attempting to cling to the kayak, her father panics and cuts off her fingers, which fall off becoming the creatures of the sea, such as whales and dolphins. She falls to the bottom of the sea and grows a fish tail.
She can be an angry Goddess, the cause of storms herself. It is said that sailors can placate her anger by diving to the sea bottom and combing and braiding her hair.
The note of the gong (controversially given by Paiste) is C and she is, of course, associated with the element of water. She rules the Solar Plexus Chakra and brings -
NEW PARADIGMS AND QUANTUM LEAPS
Connecting us with universal intelligence, oneness and the hologram. Embodies/expresses `God-force`.
Unifies personal and collective unconscious.
She is washing and cleansing.
John and June Shapter, Healing Sound Practitioners and founders of The Chiron Institute UK