Tune into Your Past, Present and Future With Time Travel Sound Bathing
by Catherine Morris | September 29, 2020, updated 19 days ago
“People have these life-altering experiences,” says practitioner Sandy Mulroy. “Some people have traumatic experiences, and some people have adventures and can't wait to go back. I have to be prepared for anything.”
Mulroy began offering this unique form of sound healing at her Solar Power Health practice after undergoing her own transformative experience five years ago while on a retreat—
“I didn't know what [sound healing] was, but I always like trying new things. I had the most powerful experience I've ever had. I had all these memories from when I was a kid. I drove home that day and got completely lost because I was off in some other land. The very next day, I ordered some singing bowls. It went very well with what I was doing already.”
Armed with her extensive experience in Wiccan healing, herbalism and Shamanic ceremonies, Mulroy began leading sound bathing sessions, and soon added time travel sound bathing to her classes.
She's quick to point out that this isn't a new practice, but rather, sound bathing follows the traditions of Shamanic journeys, astral projection, lucid dreaming and a Wiccan ceremony known as 'walking the hedge' where participants walk the boundaries between worlds.
“There are many titles for it [but] it's basically a past life experience. I take people to a place where they can have their own experience, beyond time. It sometimes gives them insight into what might be going on for them now, or some people have full-on fantasy movie-type travels. Our consciousness is beyond time so it can go wherever we need that insight.”
Travelling Through Time
Mulroy's time travel sound healing can connect people with events in their past, memories they might not have been aware of, and possibly—their past lives. She says it's also sometimes a way of getting in touch with your future self. She recalls one woman who said she saw a vision of her entire future unfold during a session.
Participants sip an herbal tea before beginning the class, often mugwort or blue lotus. “I use something that opens up the third eye, gets us in touch with our psychic abilities, and helps the system journey,” explains Mulroy.
Everyone shares their goals, sets their intentions, and then gets comfortable. Blankets and pillows are available to everyone and you’re welcome to “make a cozy little nest”. From there, Mulroy uses singing bowls that produce a one-note chiming sound, to soothe and relax the circle. She also does a slow meditation to keep people anchored to her voice while they journey—
“I get them very relaxed. The bowls are hypnotic. They take you instantly into a deep hypnotic state so if you are someone who can't turn their brain off, the sound fills it and you start to relax. I guide the meditation, but I let people have their own experience. I create this very safe space and then leave it up to them to tap into their intuition.”
Results vary. Mulroy says some people just find it a soothing experience and might even fall asleep, while others go far and wide on their journey.
“A lot of people see something that touches them or moves them a certain way. Or they see how they are connected to someone from this life in a past life. Some people don't go back further than their own life. Some people have had really amazing experiences but for others nothing happens, they can't get back, they are too much in their head.”
She says the travellers are often drawn to a time or a place that has conflict, and adds, “A lot of times people go back to where the traumas are. [...] That is the most common place people go so they can learn something from it, or get strength from it.”
For most people, the goal is release. To let go of blockages, emotional pain, unresolved conflict, or the everyday stress of daily life. Mulroy remembers one client who had a release of a... more physical nature, saying—
“I had a woman go into full orgasm. She was blushing at the end of the session, she didn't know whether she should share or not. That was one of my favourite occasions. That was awesome.”
Letting Go and Tuning In
When the two-hour session is over, Mulroy brings everyone back to reality and the circle shares what they've seen and felt. At that moment, there's often a lot of joy, surprise and laughter, according to Mulroy who says it's a really fun experience and most people who try it enjoy it. “Some people show up out of curiosity and whether they get the time travelling experience or not, they're still happy by the time they leave.”
Many of Mulroy's clients are repeat visitors who find that they have a different experience every time, and she says continual self-exploration can yield profound mental and physical benefits.
“It is revolutionary in a lot of ways. We hold onto a lot of things we're not even aware of in our DNA—our memories, our emotional energy in our body. The more you explore yourself, the more insight you have, and the more compassion you have for others. When you're right with yourself and you're on the right track, things tend to fall into your path. The more you know about yourself, the better you can take care of yourself.”
You might not be ready to travel through time, but sound bathing in any form can be a good first step to better mental health. Mulroy says anyone who has a hard time tuning into their needs and shutting out external noise should consider sound healing as part of their self-care, saying—
“The bowls shake your cells at a higher vibration than normal. It takes us to a more elevated or enlightened state and brings us to a place where earthly worries don't exist. That's why they are so healing. We all need a break from our brains sometimes.”
Catherine Morris is an award-winning journalist with a bad case of wanderlust and a passion for all things health and wellness. Originally from Northern Ireland, she worked as a news and feature writer for media outlets in the UK, South Africa, France and the Caribbean before settling in Canada. Catherine now lives in Alberta with her husband and rescue mutt and spends her time happily exploring the great outdoors with both.