A Journey of Self Development

I’m always allowing and seeking growth.  Just because I have woke up to my spirituality and have taken responsibility of my life and direction doesn’t mean that I have stopped pursing the avenue of self and spiritual development, as there is always another exciting and soul nurturing journey to undertake.

Just the other week my friend Luke let me know that One Tribe had packed up their kit bags, left the WA wilderness and were hopping a plane to Melbourne to hold a couple of sound healing sessions and a workshop.  I was iffy on the workshop but keen for the sound healing, as I have sound healing sessions on at my clinic I thought why not combine a healing session with a little reconnaissance.

Upon entering the Fitzroy George St, yoga space I was impressed by the 50 or so yoga mats neatly lined up (our space only holds 11), then excited by inevitable expansion, contraction and melding of energy that would be filling the space, serenaded by the spiritual sound journey we had all committed to.

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Once we had settled, the soulful vibration of the bass drum woke up and activated my feet sending impulses up towards my base chakra, immediately igniting and awakening, opening and clearing.  Once the didgeridoo’s started I lost track completely, my whole body was uplifted with vibration and surrounded by sound allowing my mind to be silenced and at peace.

That was Friday night, the next morning I woke up early and re-arranged my entire day to attend the workshop that very afternoon.  The one tribe workshop ticked all my high spiritual expectation circles (I don’t like to say boxes).  When I met another practicing spiritual individual I like to spend some time looking, listening and absorbing the light and natural attuned to their guides, absorbing spiritual connections in order to further my understanding, really a great way to oil my spiritual wheels.

Mark, who lead the workshop was surrounded by a couple of guides throughout.  First was an aboriginal elder and his grandson, I could see the elder almost become one with Mark as he opened the circle by calling to the directions, north, south, east & west.  His link to the elder was a magical moment for me.  Also to be acknowledged by the elder, he gave me a slight wave of his hand as he left, his contribution to opening the circle complete, this was a true honour.  Mark had other guides that stepped up to assist him through the workshop all were native tribal elders, but the aboriginal elder held the most reverence and relevance for me on that day.

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Katherine sat opposite me in the circle and upon sitting down I could see she was surrounded by etherial angles, with sweet, clear soulful voices.  I was able to sit with this for a while, then Mark introduce Katherine and mentioned that she was very linked to the Angels, great confirmation (we all love a little confirmation sometimes).  Katherine contributes a soul healing melody that cascades out of her, adding an even fuller sound to the tribal beats that her group emits.

Gareth was called upon to individually cleanse everyones Chakra’s with his didgeridoo.  His didgeridoo, I noticed had a different shape to ones I have previously seen, it was slightly shorter and wider at the end, like a trumpet.   I have never previously in my life felt such a forceful shift of energy through the use of sound.  It really was incredible and addictive, if only I could call up Gareth every morning to have a didg sound cleanse, I think my morning yoga practice would improve, as well as clarity of my mind throughout the day.  It was not only clearing and cleansing but also the high notes when he travelled up to my crown chakra clarified my spiritual connections and lower notes from the base chakra down to my feet firmly grounded my being on the earth providing a crystal transparency of energetic movement between all Chakra’s.

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I found Gareth the most intriguing of the trio, he was bold in stance, energetically one of the most grounded people I have met.  His spiritual connection was so intertwined with the elementals it was almost hard to distinguish the difference between the man and the spirits.  Usually I would think this to be a dichotomy, elemental spirits are flighty and shy where as grounded people are solid and even, though with him it seemed natural and necessary.    His character mimic the nature of elemental spirits, he was curious, seemed very shy preferring to rest outside of the lime light but his grounded nature and wise acceptance of self allowed him to fill  and be settle in space.

The insights offered by the One Tribe trio suited the group who spanned all levels of learning.  The great treasure of spiritual and self development is that it is aimed at the self, so no matter if you are at the beginning or have a worn established pathway all learning is knowledge, growth, inspiration and an insight for the self.  All in all a great weekend with a cleansed, clear forward motion for me.

Thanks again to the One Tribe Trio Mark, Katherine and Gareth, hope to see you soon.

Jemima Rose