I have been reading 'That which Transpires behind that which Appears' by Vilayat
Inayat Khan. In it he talks about awakening the energy of each chakra. In this extract
he uses a gong as an example. "Each chakra represents a certain level of energy.
you can, for an example, think in terms of a gong: by striking it, you awaken it.
The word awakening applies here to unleashing energy. The gong is already resonating
in a way we cannot hear. The molecules and the atoms are already jiggling. But by
hitting it, you are impacting it with a new force. The consequence is that, due to
the mutual resonance between the different atoms, these atoms begin to cohere with
one another and form definite frequency-wave patterns. So you are striking the gong
to awaken it.
In the same way, think that you need to strike the whole composition of energies
in your being, let us say, in order for your consciousness to awaken."
I find 'awakening' is a good description to use after a sound meditation: the lower
denser energies are replaced by finer ones. After the sound meditation I feel as
though I had been half asleep and now I am beginning to wake up. Of course, on its
own it is only temporary but it does give a clue as to what's available with a little