I recently had the opportunity to experience ceremonial breathwork at H2Oasis Float Center & Tea in Tulsa, OK. The first experience was on January 1, followed by additional experiences on January 7 and January 21 with each experience being unique. Undoubtedly, the collective energy and synergy of those in attendance contributed to the experience.
H2Oasis Float Center & Tea House Facebook event notes the following on ceremonial breathwork:
“For centuries, mystics have believed the breath to be the seat of the soul, which corresponds to the activation of the Pineal Gland or the Third Eye Awakening. This, in essence, is the awakening of the soul. Breathwork is a powerful self-healing modality that can free up the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual bodies. With conscious breath, there is an opportunity to resolve trauma, remember our essential nature, and access trance states of consciousness in which we can resolve core issues or gain insight into the nature of reality. When conscious connected breathing is sustained for long enough, the old stresses, emotions, trauma, repressed and suppressed experiences can rise to the surface to be resolved. The result is usually deep relaxation and expanded awareness.”
They continue by stating, “Through ceremony and inward journeying, we’ll explore the connection between the wisdom of Gaia, heart-centering and cosmic energies. Shela, Deb and Jaylene will use their gifts to support and enhance your experience. They will hold sacred space for you to open to channel and align with your highest human potential. Come experience non-ordinary states of consciousness in a safe and healing environment. Participants can expect: Grounding and intention setting, guided meditation to connect body and breath, 90-120 minutes of circular breathing to a customized playlist (three energetic waves) and integration. May include the use of any or none of the following: channeling, activations, Reiki, mapacho, essences, sound therapy, shamanic work, cacao and more (each session varies depending on the group energetics).”
Without providing all of the details, here are the highlights of what I experienced during each session:
January 1 – Since it was my first experience, I was “testing the waters,” so to speak and wanted to maintain as much control as I could. Allowing myself to ease into the circular breathing and opting to breathe through my nostrils (rather than through my mouth), the playlist of songs chosen ran the gamut of pulsating, intense energies to gentle serenity. At one point, I saw a warrior Goddess in my mind’s eye and heard the name Athena. The message coming through reminded me that I (and all women) can be both a warrior and a Goddess at the same time – that both archetypes serve a purpose. The word pleasure came through very loudly with Spirit saying it is time to enjoy pleasure in all of its forms. Oh my goodness are the words I would use to summarize the experience with an extreme emphasis on “oh…my!”
January 7 – Feeling safe and comfortable, I was open and receptive to experience whatever came through without hesitation and opted to breathe through my mouth this time. I summed the session up with the words, “Holy F*ck!” The journey began, and I saw myself as a blue whale, a mermaid, and then a serpent. I visited Lemuria and ancient Egypt where I hung out with Isis, Anubis and Ra. I brought light to the darkness, became a tree of life and experienced the crucifixion as Jesus. My body got quite the workout, and I was exhausted from the experience. Most of the journey was very symbolic and may even be perceived as an egoic death.
January 21 – The two weeks between sessions had been very emotional for me. My grandmother (Nanny) experienced an aneurysm on January 10 and passed away on January 15 with her service being held on January 18. Our sweet dachshund Odie also passed on January 16.
My intention for this session was clarity and connection. Thankfully, the energy was calming and comforting, which is exactly what my body, mind and spirit needed. I would summarize the experience as exquisite. Shakti, the Divine Feminine energy, was palpable. I could feel Mother Mary’s presence and at one point saw an image in my mind of a print titled, “Presence Heals,” that I have hanging in my Reiki cabin. I then saw myself in that image being held by my grandmother. The next song sounded like opera music with a woman singing. I immediately remembered hearing my Nanny sing and became very emotional as if the song were being sung to me. I felt unconditional Divine love and was reminded that I am loved and also the energy of love.
These three experiences have provided me with an opportunity to delve deeper. Through the altered state of consciousness via breathwork, the breathwork journey and its accompanying extreme heightened senses have enhanced my own abilities and offered additional peace in my life. I am ready to explore some more and am looking forward to the next opportunity.
About the Author
Shelly Wilson is an author, intuitive medium and conscious creator who is passionate about helping people wake up to their greatness. She supports others as they navigate their own journey into consciousness to experience aliveness.