Feel the sea spray on your cheeks. Sense the wind in your hair. Feel the sun on your shoulders. Feel the sand beneath your feet. Feel the water rush up between your toes and run back down the beach again. Smell the salt air. Listen to the pulsating sound of the waves. Sense the power. Hear the healing energy.
“Like us, the sea is ever-changing. And, like us, the earth’s vast oceans appear at a distance to be stable and homogenous. But beneath the mask of solidity that both we and the sea wear, there lies unpredictability, sensitivity, and power. There is much we can learn from the ocean, representative as it is of our inner landscapes. The rough sounds of the sea’s waves are spiritually soothing, and its salt can purify our physical selves. Yet not everyone has the luxury of living by the shore or even visiting the coastlines where water and land meet. The ocean, however, exists in our conscious minds, put there by images we have seen and descriptions we have read. Wherever we are, we can access that mental image and use it as the starting point from which we can help to heal our emotions by meditating on the sea.
Just as the ocean’s tides sweep the shores free of detritus, restoring balance, so can the waves in our mind’s eye cleanse our souls of what no longer serves us.”
Enjoy this oceanscape filmed at Putty Beach, Bouddi National Park, NSW, Australia in Oct 2013.
I took my Oscar steel drum outside in -14C to see what it would do to the sound. First time I’ve played with mitts on.
This is filmed with my new GoPro camera. It’s sure better than trying hold a camera and a set of drumsticks at the same time.
The pixie dust is from the snow blowing off the trees. You may notice some traffic noise in the distance. This offers an involuntary drone backdrop.
Nelson Falls in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park in the Tasmanian wilderness is a gorgeous wall of water tumbling some 30m in an upside down wine glass shape. It was overflowing due to three days of rain. I was pleased that the falls overpowered my vocals. This is just a brief little sonic glimpse into the rainforest on this Australian island.
For a fuller look check this soundscape.