I had an amazing time today! The Healing Forum organised a sound healing and shamanic journeying session to open heart chakras and channel healing. The evening was run by Patricia White Buffalo of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, an amazing woman. This shamanic thing was new for me so my description might be a bit off. We were supposed to connect with the five elements and with spirit, as the Native American tribes would have done back in the day. By connecting to the earth and feeling spirit in and around us, we bring a taste of heaven to earth. And how do you go about connecting? You dance :-)
We started with the Root Chakra, at the base of the spine. This Chakra is our connection to the earth and the sustenance it can give us. Before humanity went urban and cybernetic, we were a lot more in tune with our Root Chakras and with the Earth. A strong Root Chakra will make it easier for you to enjoy life in high definition because it grounds you in the moment. This was the most fun of all the Chakra dances too. We were in a gallery near Shoreditch in East London, not the most nature based place in London (it is the hipster part of town, cool but not shamanic lol)
We got up to dance on the concrete floor and were led to stomp out feet as if we were dancing around a campfire. It was loads of fun and I imagined myself kicking up a dirt storm around me lol. Then when that was done we moved onto the Sacral Chakra, which had a hoola hoop dance to it. Patricia told us to imagine we were painting the room orange with each swoosh (how does that work, exactly? Imagine a paint brush between your legs haha). The Solar Plexus dance reminded me of the "Lets Twist Again" song - oh and each of these had its own tune too.
Finally we made it to the Heart Chakra. The song played here was a Hawaiian luau. We danced about and visualized Hawaii. All along I kept spotting my grey converse and they threw me off lol, but it was still good fun. When it was time to awaken the Throat Chakra we listened to italian opera and sang along at full volume (though thankfully the song was louder than our voices) and for the life of me, I can't remember what we did for the Brow Chakra. I think I did my own thing and visualized the Tibetan Reiki Symbol in my forehead. The Crown Chakra dance was about letting the light in and it had very little movement. Lots of soaking in. All in all really cool.
By then we had had a really good shake and on came the trance music. Intense but still fun. i haven't listened to trance music since I was in university. Just when I thought I was tired, the music slowed down and we settled into out shamanic journey position. That was pretty amazing too, similar to some of the spirit guide meditations. I had a wolf and a horse as a power animal. It was pretty cool over all, this image came to mind during the journey (an angel card!):