In this post, I will describe the overwhelming experience we had whilst chanting ancient mantra at Carreg Coetan Arthur and present the possibilities for you to decide what you think these purple shaped dove-like orbs that appeared while I was chanting ancient mantra, might be.
'This can't be it' I said, but we pulled over the car and trusted the road signs.
Undeterred by the ordinariness of the location, I took myself and my shruti box through the gate and was immediately stopped in my tracks by the majesty of the ancient stones.
When I first saw them, I felt consumed with love; I suppose I wasn't expecting their serene quality because of the location, but off course, this hasn't always been what this location has looked like.
Even though there were houses surrounding us behind the tall bush walls, there was a very still and timeless quality about the stones. It was as if we were in slow motion.
I felt drawn to sit with my back against the stone and chant quietly. I found myself chanting as quietly as I could and yet the sound seemed to reverberate.
I told Jeff that I could feel my voice vibrating in my back against the stone, my body becoming a chamber for my voice. I had never experienced anything like it before. As I sang it was as if the stones were becoming warm. I could feel a heat in my back, not raging, but slow building heat, a growing warmth from the bottom upwards.
'It sounds different,' Jeff said, 'sort of strange.'
Jeff really isn't one to notice the 'sort of strange'. As an Engineer, he has a scientific answer to everything.
I carried on chanting the Universal Guru Mantra and became completely lost in the moment. I felt as though I were floating, yet stationary in the now.
The Universal Guru Mantra is chanted in temples across the world and is said to have a quality about it that calls upon all the spiritual teachers and guides of the planet, for the good of the planet.
At Pentre Ifan, I had felt completely happy to sit and be with the stones in, under, on, around, but it was different here.
'Are you going inside?' Jeff asked.
'No ... I'm not.'
At Carreg Coetan Arthur Burial Chamber, it just didn't feel right to do so.
'Wow that was intense.' Jeff said as I finished chanting.
And all of this gained in significance for us when we got back to base and looked at the photographs that Jeff had taken during our time there.
All of these photographs are completely unedited.
He was Archiving my 3 Day Pilgrimage. This was our first day and we had taken over 400 photographs. These purple dove orbs only appeared from this point in the day.
Could it be that sitting with my back against 4000 year old stones, chanting with an open heart, a Universal mantra to sum up the spiritual teachers of the planet, when the sun is setting at just right the point at the ancient burial chamber of Carreg Coetan Arthur, I opened a channel to something so magnificent that it is beyond science, beyond explanation?
When we got home, I looked up orbs online. The world is in 3 minds over whether they are spiritual, paranormal or technical.
Let's think that through ...
Off course, it could be that the camera is picking up a light source that we can not see with the physical eye, like the sun-rays that are also in the shot. But that doesn't mean that the sun rays are not there, just that the camera sees with a different eye to us. We know the sun rays are there, so we are happy to say, 'Oh, yes that's the camera picking up the sun rays.'
But we feel less comfortable saying 'Oh Yes, that's the camera picking up a purple dove shaped orb.'
I looked up the alignment of ancient stones in relation to sunlight and indeed, it is well documented that the Ancients are likely to have placed stones in line with astronomy connected to the sun and moon.
We were at Carreg Coetan as the sun was setting, perhaps this is exactly when the ancients would have come to the stones.
The heat in the stone against my back, the vibration of my voice against the stone, perhaps I had by chance, turned up at the stones at exactly the time when they are their most healing?
Ah yes, but maybe it was a fault with the camera?
The purple orbs did appear one more time after Carreg Coetan Arthur, when we went back to Pentre Ifan and I sat in the tomb chanting, we can see them again ...
And as Jeff says, 'Why are the orbs pointing at you when you chant? They could be anywhere in the picture, but they are always pointing at you'
.... We went onto use the camera for the next 3 days at similar times in different sites and we have not had purple orbs since.
The fact is, that we felt something very deep before we'd even seen the pictures. We only saw the pictures when we got back to base camp and downloaded them. It is the coupling of how we felt and the pictures that makes us certain of what happened that day.
How you explain, interpret or understand our purple dove orbs, is off course, your choice.
The need to explain happenings is a modern western phenomenon. Instead, I am going to embrace the warmth placed in my body as a chamber for my voice, take it as a sign that chanting ancient mantra is most certainly, my calling.