The cross on the centre of the Nibiru gong has always felt significant, not just in reference to the origins of the name. I focus on this whilst playing and meditate on the feeling of standing at the cross roads. This is the place where anything and everything is possible, the place where you can turn through all degrees of the compass and have an infinite number of choices. Which way to go?
I was recently playing the gong in this way and was astounded by the sensation of the `unknown`. Our future is unknown, the position of Nibiru is unknown, the meaning of the gong is really unknown. So what do we know? Of course, we always know what is in the present, in the `now`. So maybe this is the gong representing the power of NOW which is the only moment in time that we have any real power at all. I asked the gong to show me what it really meant and set the intent to receive.
Nibiru took hold of me and placed me on the cold dark frozen surface. A sea of black ice that reflected just the stars around it and so appeared all but invisible. Then in my mind I heard the words “So where are you now?” I felt disorientated as there were no visible references, everything was strange and frightening. I screamed “I`m lost!”
Then the voice gently said “Are you really? You are only where you could be, where you ought to be, at any point in time. You are `here`, wherever that `here` is. Wherever you are is the right place to be.”
Then WHAMEE, the penny dropped. Of course. We are always at the centre of our own universe. Wherever we are, the universe stretches out equally in all directions.
So what, I wondered, is the significance of the cross roads. Again, the answer was hidden in simplicity. No matter which way you turn, it will always be the right path, just a different journey.
Thank you Nibiru
John and June Shapter, Healing Sound Practitioners and founders of The Chiron Institute UK