There’s one gong absolutely pulsing with potential, the frozen Uranus. Slowly playing the fundamental note lowers you gently through the clouds to the light blue frozen sea of water and methane, the coldest place in the Solar System. When you play Neptune and Uranus together there is a deep throbbing beat of interference between the two, like an awakening giant. Planet Earth also quivers like a connected electron, Mother Earth and Father Sky caught in the everlasting net of love. The magic of vibratory mechanics or the connection between immense energies through the ether.
If the methane clouds ever lifted and let the sun through the whole planet would explode in a rapidly expanding cloud of vapour. The giant would find freedom from it’s frozen bonds. Every mallet strike shakes it, wakes it a bit more, brings it closer to escape. The potential is enormous.
I see a phantasmagoria from my past. A big black bull I used to know who was kept in a field close to my home. Every time I walked by he would stomp the ground with his front hooves, the vibration carrying through the ground to my feet. His breath would puff, hot and steamy, in regular cycles like an old steam train. His eyes blazed with anger and frustration. A powerhouse of trembling muscle under the black shiny hide. I would view him from the safety of the road.
However, my safety depended on his belief. His belief that the single strand of wire in the fence was impenetrable. He could really just push through at any time but his beliefs kept him trapped in his own world, the only universe he knew.
Uranus reminds me of this. Our beliefs hold us back. The potential for change is so close we can reach out and touch the profound future. We just don’t do it as that last step forward seems too much. Just like the bull, Uranus is so close to immense expansion. Just like the bull we are so close to that sudden and dramatic change that could alter our lives forever.
As I play Uranus, I dive through that last barrier and feel the freedom of escaping the small field in which I have been living. The joy of freedom flows out into the room and envelops everyone. Just for a few minutes the potential of everything is enormous. This is what we have to work with, the knowledge of potential. When we return from the journey to Uranus, the knowing is what we can work with. Of course, in our human form, it’s so easy to creep back behind the fence, to fear the unknown, to very quickly lose the memory of what is possible.
Grasp it while you can.
John and June Shapter, Healing Sound Practitioners and founders of The Chiron Institute UK