Whether I chose to pick up the book I had, or purchase the book I was drawn to, the message of listening was clear. Turn to your internal guidance to listen as an ongoing practice.
Very early on, Noise discusses our relationship to sound in caves. Imagine that. As they explain, the meaning of the word 'cave' has a lot of reasoning behind why the Louisville Salt Cave may resonate with people today.
In Latin, and many European languages, the word cave means to ‘to hide’. In Old Irish, the translation means ‘silence’ and in Old Welsh it means ‘dream’.
“It all hints at a much gentler, quieter, more individual use for a sheltered space cut off from the outside world.” - Noise: A Human History of Sound and Listening
As we enter October, and the weather finally seems appropriate for the calendar, we may like to fall into a more gentle season. The turning point from summer to fall provides softening and an opportunity to bring more cooling Yin presence from the summer’s heated Yang energy.
According to Artisan Aromatics, our essential oil supplier, the Autumnal season is that of the metal element, which addresses many respiratory challenges. Some practitioners suggest that it is beneficial to move these energies through physical bodywork such as breath work, QiGong, and yoga. We are offering some of these classes this month at the Cave.
We would love for you to join us this month for time to hide or dream or enjoy silence in the cave while you work toward better respiratory health. And if you’d like to move that energy, please call us to sign up for one of our classes. These practitioners are some of the best in Louisville and offer a very unique and intimate experience to help tap into your inner stability and balance, as shared in this month’s Power Path Forecast.
My goal is to provide a space where you can gently access your most vulnerable self. I truly believe our world will heal as each one of us heals individually. Namaste.