“The temple bell stops but the sound keeps coming out of the flowers” – Basho
Imagine that you are sitting on a mountain top with lush green valleys below you. You hear the temple bell ring for the final time. As the sound slowly wanes to a distant echo you hear the whispering flowers singing.
The Universe has a tone, a sound that resonates throughout all living matter in the four kingdoms of plant, mineral, animal and man. Some call it a vibration, as in “good vibrations”.
Sensory attributes have been imprinted in all four kingdoms. Plants transfer energy from molecules and turn it into fuel. Oxygen is consumed and carbon dioxide is generated. Minerals are coded with their atomic matrices to determine their specific properties. Animals are especially sensitive to energy fluctuations of the Earth. Then there is man. How do we connect with the vibratory pattern of our Universe?
All kingdoms are naturally attuned to the movement of the Earth, and in the infinite wisdom of the original creator of the Universe, we have not been left out of the natural gifts of connecting with the sound of All That Is.
The resonance of the bell tone to the flowers merging with the luminiferous Ether that flows effortlessly in and around us is an auditory sense that began with the sound of the Universe.
Here’s how to connect with the Universal Tone:
Ideally you would do this outside while lying on a blanket. Nowadays so many people don’t have the opportunity to do this, so lie down at home where you can be comfortable and uninterrupted. Cell phones off, land phones unplugged, Do Not Disturb sign on the door.
Close your eyes.
Inhale for the count of four. Exhale for the count of eight.
Let sounds of the outside world drift away from you.
Relax your body.
Imagine a spiral in the top of your head. Spiral it down slowly so it encompasses your entire body.
When you are in a true state of alpha-awareness you will hear a tone, a hum.
Connect with it.
When stressed, or you want to feel more balanced emotionally, connecting with that tone will center you.
Note: The hum is not the OM mantra. It is a distinct tone that, with practice, you will be able to identify as the Universal tone. Progress is different for everyone; it can take weeks to connect with it, so try this simple yet effective, exercise for a few minutes each day.
Jone was able to connect to the Universal Tone, merging her consciousness with the energy and harmony that was generated eons past. Jone realized early on that there were those areas that needed a special acumen in order to partake of the gifts of the Universe. She was able to help others find their own way to enjoy the joining of our own psyche and consciousness with that of the Universal flow. There is a divine association between we humans and the ancient primordial development of our Galaxy. We are as much a part of the Earth, Planets and Stars as any other creation engendered throughout the passages of time. It is our birthright to be able to pursue that brilliant essence to become one with our own quintessential spirit. Jone could connect to that Universal Tone when she needed that extra boost to help in healing others. One can only use supposition in knowing another’s experience when being in touch with such delicate and yet powerful power. It is our own individual journey in finding the often elusive and yet generously given energy that surrounds us always. Give this method a try — and find your own ability to master those times when the world around you becomes disordered.
Jone’s birthday is on May 27th, and I remember my friend each day with a grateful nod that we connected during this lifetime. Friend and teacher, fellow seeker, finder of our own truths. I miss her still — Happy Birthday — may your spirit be ever free!