The gongs take us on some incredible journeys and recently I met The Lords of Time. You know, just one of those casual references you can slip into any normal conversation.
Sometimes, when I`m playing particular gongs, I find myself journeying to strange and amazing places. Sometimes, I have conversations in those places with wonderful beings without barriers in time and space. I see this as approaching the reality of the interconnectedness of all things. You can interpret this in a number of ways. Do I really travel? Are these beings just projections of my higher self? However, this time we had visitors at The Chiron!
As I played the Saturn planet gong, I was pondering the narrative of the Roman god after which it is named. The God of Time and the Lord of Karma. Quite suddenly, I was aware of a strong presence to my left and there they were, as real as anything else in the room, a group of tall figures in long dark hooded cloaks. Their faces were indiscernible but their eyes glowed red from within the shadow of the hoods. Their energy and appearance was very intimidating.
Through unspoken words, they made me aware that they were `The Lords of Time` and were drawn by the gong to visit as the vibrations of the instrument were rippling out across all time. They were here to help if help was asked for. I asked them why they were so frightening in appearance, being ten feet tall and shadowy. Their reply was that this was my expectation of what they would look like, so basically I had inadvertently created their physical appearance. So proof of our own power of expectation!
They stayed for a while, observing, and then left. Later, in meditation, I asked for more answers and received the knowledge that we can ask for their assistance in resolving issues, especially those where travel backward or forward in time would give us greater insight or unblock past and future lives. I also now know that in reality they are light beings who travel on a golden ray of pure light. In future, I will see them as brightly shining golden beings of much more friendly demeanour.
I`m looking forward to the next occasion I spend time on the Saturn gong.
John and June Shapter, Healing Sound Practitioners and founders of The Chiron Institute UK