News and Views from The Chiron
There’s no doubt about it, Soundwork is enjoying a huge rise in popularity. You can easily find Yo-Go (Yoga/Gong), Shamanic Sound Journeys, Sound coupled with Breathwork, with various Plant Medicines & Light Machines happening in venues all around the country at all times of the day & night.
We, at the Chiron, are all for ‘customer choice’ & acknowledge that each practitioner will, quite rightly, wish to bring the power of sound into their work as a unique expression of who they are as a reflection of their journey. For members of the general public who fancy dipping their toe into the pond of ‘Healing Sound’, all this vast and varied choice can be confusing and can lead people into a state of overwhelm - with so much to choose from, how do you decide what to try? We can certainly see why this is creating a problem - there is only so much spare time & cash to go around! So, in the name of clarity & to help you to make sense of what we do here at the Chiron in Stoke, this is an idea of our relationship with Healing Sound.
We have created The Chiron in the most outrageously beautiful listed building, the Old Library, in the centre of Stoke town. The ‘Gong Chamber’ itself is quite spectacular and big enough to house our collection of 57 Gongs from all over the world. Add to that our very special collection of Himalayan Singing Bowls, Chakra Crystal Bowls, a large Gathering (or Pow Wow) Drum, Shamanic Drums, Bells, Chimes, Rattles from across the Globe & an amazing collection of unusual & rare sound instruments - believe us when we say that you’re unlikely to see or experience anything quite like it anywhere else. The room also has two ley lines which cross in the centre of the room which bring a high vibrational energy to the space and we’ve magnified that by placing a huge copper pyramid, topped with a beautiful clear quartz crystal at the apex, suspended above it. This is all part of our commitment to creating the cleanest, clearest energy in which you can open up to receive the symphony of healing sounds - it certainly is an tangibally safe space & people notice the difference as soon as they walk in.
It’s because we have personal experience of the transformational nature of Healing Sounds that we feel compelled to share what we’ve learned with as many people as possible. That’s why we have made a huge investment in time & resources to create this place as an oasis of calm amid the busyness & madness of everyday life, a place to leave your burdens at the door & surrender to the stillness & beauty of Sounds knowing that they have the power to take you beyond time & space as you enter the realm of energetic possibilities, a place where you can access your own healing capacity. It is a place of magic & miracles.
We understand the attraction of adding more & more into the mix in an attempt to deepen the experience, but in truth, we believe that Sacred Sound coupled with a strong & clear intention is the way to go & that we need seek nothing else We’ve made the choice not to allow ourselves to become distracted by the constant search for bigger, better or higher experiences, but prefer to deepen our relationship with Source & with Sound. Scientists & Quantum Physics theory support the idea that frequency & vibration are the originators of creation - from that perspective, what more do we need? We are dedicated to simply being present, alongside you, as together we journey within to discover our innate wholeness & tap into the healing potential it holds using only sound, frequency, vibration & energy as our Quantum Tools. It’s simple, it’s human & it’s Divine.
When you come to join us, be prepared to be utterly yourself, whatever that means at this point in time & be curious to receive exactly what the wisdom of your higher self knows is perfect for you in that moment. We can never precisely say what your experience will be because for each person sharing Sacred Sound in one of our sessions, it will be a unique journey, although beautiful & deeply moving to behold.
John and June Shapter, Healing Sound Practitioners and founders of The Chiron Institute UK