The bell sound did help me focus, inward, my consciousness. It is a beautiful sound, calming and gentle. While I did have to return my mind to the practice occasionally, I was without judgement about having to do that. When the guide asked that I release the sound from consciousness, I found that what replaced it was the open sky....So, yes, the guide helped me, the sound allowed me to focus away from everyday concerns for a bit, and the release of the sound allowed the openness and possibilities of the expanse of the sky to take a place in my being.
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