By Katie McShane
In November 2014, six tutors of the Irish College of Sound Healing met to focus on sharing the power of sound in Ireland. Together, we surrendered in voice, allowing our essence to express freely. It was rhythmic, ecstatic, powerful and sacred. Out of the silence that followed, words formed and Sounding to Source was born.
What is Sounding to Source? On St. Bridget’s day 2015, up to 50 people made a pilgrimage in the crisp snow to Shannon Pots in Co. Cavan. All instruments, from voices to harp and gong, resounded the waters as we joyfully offered our hearts’ prayers to An Sionann, Ireland’s mother river.
We met at the Liffey for the March Equinox. The source was a dumping ground for all sorts of rubbish. Four hours later it was Utopia, the area was cleared physically and energetically and children were playing across the waters, there was joyful singing and prayers offered to our life river.
So, it continues, Ireland’s many rivers are calling us. Honouring the Source, which represents the beginning, the place of origin, the absolute, that which is, connects us to all waters, within and around us. Water is life and our awareness of this precious element is growing daily. With the work of Masaru Emoto we are now able to see the power of our thoughts, words and actions on water. A simple prayer of gratitude for the water we use can truly transform the world.