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Margaret Carroll invites you to join her on FaceBook for her offering of Sound for Wellness sessions during the Covid-19 period. Most Tuesday evening’s for 40 mins approx and some Sunday afternoons too. All welcome! A gift for you!
Blessing in Chaos by Jan Richardson
To all that is chaotic in you
Let there come silence.
Let there be a calming
Of the clamouring,
A stilling of the voices
That have laid their claim on you,
That have made their home in you,
That go with you even to the holy places,
But will not let you rest.
Will not let you hear your life with wholeness
Or feel the grace that fashioned you.
Let what distracts you cease.
Let what divides you cease.
Let there come an end to what diminishes
And demeans, and let depart
All that keeps you in its cage.
Let there be an opening
Into the quiet that lies beneath the chaos
Where you find the peace you did not think possible,
And see what shimmers
Within the storm.
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
Be helpless, dumbfounded,
Unable to say yes or no.
Then a stretcher will come from grace
To gather us up.
We are too dull-eyed to see that beauty
If we say we can, we’re lying.
If we say No, we don’t see it,
That No will behead us
And shut tight our window onto spirit.
So let us rather not be sure of anything,
Besides ourselves, and only that, so
Miraculous beings come running to help.
Crazed, lying in a zero circle, mute,
We shall be saying finally,
With tremendous eloquence, Lead us.
When we have totally surrendered to that beauty,
We shall be a mighty kindness.
What Can I Say
What can I say that I have not said before?
So I’ll say it again.
The leaf has a song in it.
Stone is the face of patience.
Inside the river there is an unfinishable story
And you are somewhere in it
And it will never end until all ends.
Take your busy heart to the art museum and the
chamber of commerce
but take it also to the forest.
The song you heard singing in the leaf when you
were a child
is singing still.
I am of years lived, so far, seventy-four,
And the leaf is singing still.
Keeping Quiet by Pablo Neruda
Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still
for once on the face of the earth,
let’s not speak in any language;
let’s stop for a second,
and not move our arms so much.
It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines;
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.
Fishermen in the cold sea
would not harm whales
and the man gathering salt
would not look at his hurt hands.
Those who prepare green wars,
wars with gas, wars with fire,
victories with no survivors,
would put on clean clothes
and walk about with their brothers
in the shade, doing nothing.
What I want should not be confused
with total inactivity.
Life is what it is about;
I want no truck with death.
If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves with death.
Perhaps the earth can teach us
as when everything seems dead
and later proves to be alive.
Now I’ll count up to twelve
and you keep quiet and I will go.
As a result of measures announced by the Government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel our group sessions until further notice taking immediate effect. We apologise for any inconvenience.
May everyone be healthy, safe and well.
Olivia and Margaret
Sound for Wellness and Self-Care
- A relaxing ‘1-hour session’ in the presence of Sound,
- with high quality Therapeutic ‘Gongs’, and
- ‘Solfeggio Healing Pipes’,
- which create frequencies to balance and harmonise your Body, Mind and Spirit.
In response to many requests for more regular group sessions in Castlebar, we are delighted to invite you to any or all of the following sessions at the beautiful and tranquil Reflection Centre on the outskirts of Castlebar – on the way to Westport.
Address; The Reflection Centre, Westport Road, Castlebar, Co Mayo. Eircode; F23 XK52.
March 11th: Wednesday morning – faciltated by Margaret
March 18th: Wednesday morning – faciltated by Margaret
March 25th: Wednesday morning – faciltated by Margaret
March 28th: Saturday morning – faciltated by Olivia and Margaret
April 11th: Saturday morning – faciltated by Olivia and Margaret
May 23rd; Saturday morning – faciltated by Olivia and Margaret
June 27th: Saturday morning – faciltated by Olivia and Margaret
COST: €15 per session, (Concession €12).
(For your comfort, please bring a blanket and cushion. Mat is provided.)
CONTACT: Margaret 087 653 4425 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilitators: Margaret Carroll and Olivia Varley, Certified Gong and Sound Healing Practitioners with the College of Sound Healing, UK.
Some benefits of therapeutic Sound;
Sound can help create deep states of relaxation through altering our brainwaves.
It has profound effects on our nervous system, bringing us in to a more relaxed state where healing can occur.
No previous experience is required, just lay down close your eyes and allow the sounds to tune your frequency.
The body is made up of 70% water. Sound and vibration travels up to five times more effectively through water so this is a perfect modality for healing at a cellular level.
There are many benefits to sound healing; receiving a deep sense of peace and tranquility, reduced stress, improved sleep and a more relaxed nervous system to name a few.
It is effortless. You can lie or sit in a comfortable position (fully clothed), the sound does the work.
Email Margaret; email@example.com
Email Olivia; firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Ballina Gong Sound Relaxation Meditation at MOYoga Wellness and Yoga Studio, March 23rd Monday evening 7:30 – 8:30pm
Margaret is delighted to join Susan Miller at her newly established studio space;
MOYoga Wellness and Yoga Studio Convent Road, Ballina (near the Cinema and across from Ballina Health Centre).
Come along for one hour of gong sound relaxation/meditation on Monday March 23rd from 7.30pm-8.30pm where you can experience the sound of high quality therapeutic gongs and solfeggio healing pipes that help to balance and harmonise your body & mind.
Many people report receiving a deep sense of tranquility, reduced stress and improved sleep after a gong meditation.
No experience is necessary, simply lie down, close your eyes and the sounds will tune your frequency.
Yoga mat, blanket, eye mask and neck pillow are provided (please feel free to bring your own if you so wish)
Facilitated by Margaret Carroll, Certified Gong Sound Practitioner – College of Sound Healing UK
Places are Limited – BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL: Cost €15… Contact Susan at MOYoga through Facebook or on 087-4503500
Facilitated by: Margaret Carroll, who is a Certified Gong and Sound Healing Practitioner with the College of Sound Healing UK, a Humanist Psychotherapist and a REIKI Master with a vast level of experience of over thirty years, both personally and professionally.
Sound Treat yourself to a 1-hour Gong Sound Meditation. We will use therapeutic Gongs and Solfeggio Healing Pipes to create frequencies of sound to help balance and harmonise your body and mind. Many people report receiving a deep sense of tranquility, reduced stress and improved sleep after a Gong Sound Meditation. No previous experience is needed. Just lie down, close your eyes and the sounds will tune your frequency.
Date; March 14th , Saturday morning
Time; Prompt start at 10am to 11am.
€15 (€12 concession)
Venue; Ballina Arts Centre
Facilitated by Olivia Varley & Margaret Carroll, Certified Gong Sound Practitioners, College of Sound Healing, UK.