The existence of the gong dates back to the Bronze Age, around 3500 BC and the main gong producing areas were believed to be Burma, China, Java and Annam. For centuries a gong was viewed as a symbol of status and success among Asian families and the secrets of gong making were closely guarded. Since the time of Buddha all sacred Chinese gongs have been inscribed with two Mandarin Chinese characters “Tai Loi”, which means happiness has arrived.
The gong is named after the sound it makes – in essence, it “is” what it “does”. It is an engine of power releasing tone resonance and complex harmonics that are transferred to the recipient.
For thousands of years the gong has been used for sound healing. Sound frequencies can affect us on a cellular level. The vibrations of the gong enter the body creating automatic relaxation and the possibility of deep meditation. It is in this relaxed state that healing occurs. The gong regenerates the nervous system, reduces stress, opens the heart chakra, releases fear and cleanses the body of all that is not needed. The healing and rejuvenating effects of the gong last for days after the gong session.
I first experienced the gong in a Kundalini Yoga class and captivated by the sound began researching the gong and sound healing. I began playing the gong for a beloved diagnosed with cancer. It brought us indescribable peace and reprieve from this devastating disease. My personal experience inspired me to share this amazing gift with others.
As a Reiki practitioner and natural healer I offer each Gong Sound Healing Meditation with an open heart for all wishing to receive.
Christine offers free, private, in-home healing sessions for cancer patients.