If given the chance to truly speak your voice...truly- without judgement, without criticism from self and others, what would it sound like?
To allow your voice an authentic, unscripted freedom to truly say what you mean would be delicious. In it's most natural alignment, it may sing. It may give nothing more than sweet poetry, a holy hymn, or a heavenly sigh.
Do you speak your most pure and unfiltered voice?
It may even be slightly Shakespearean. Maybe dramatic and highly toned; a vibrational pitch if you will.
Your delicate voice matters.
It matters, because it frees your most Inner Self into precious melody.
It vibrates along with the sound of the Universe, the sound of the ocean, the rhythm of the stars.
What? Really? (you may be thinking).
Yes. Hell yes. #aBIGsoulYes
Sometimes, when I am facilitating an energy session, my voice brings through a vibration. It may be words, affirmations, chants, whispers, breath or a song that is most aligned to the soul work you are engaging with in that moment. Other times, I may ask the receiver to freely express what the voice wants to give. A wondrous teacher and dear friend taught me a beautiful and sacred art of speaking in love. It's almost as if tendrils of heartful energy flowed with each word that my lips uttered. She is a woman who knew her voice and understood the healing that could take place with a gentle song, sometimes a whisper...
A naked voice; in it's most natural state is one to behold. We nurture it by listening to the way it carries words into this existence. Allowing it to embolden you and inspire others is an act of radical worthiness. It asks you to be it, own it...remember it.
The voice is such a powerful force. It is central piece in our expressions. So, it is true when I say your voice is needed. It gives way for your inner healer to step in and share the wisdom embedded in our soul. Let's explore our unfiltered voices to recognize and remember what we are bringing to our experiences.
Come, tell me.
Speak. Sing. Whisper.
Let me hear all about it.
I want to listen to the song of your heart.
2013 gave me unearthing. It tossed up all my beliefs, limitations, accusations, assumptions, egocentric definitions and illusion-filled vantages. All was crumbled and in gentle pause right at my feet. Thin and translucent fragments rested on the ground before me and before I could lean in to dissect, a strong wind gushed in blowing all into the nothingness.
All is transformed in the nothingness.
It goes back to zero; back to blankness. But in the process, a memory remains, like ...the soul. This doesn't mean you have to kill it or rid yourself from it. And, no...since you've asked, you are not less enlightened because you might have pockets full of this. To carry the memory and affix it under a new light is a brave willingness to be aware and honor your path, your own right path, but at the same time surrendering to it's ever-changing ways. It's a bit of a pose to hold, but it expands you. How will you see your stories? Do they sit well in your current flow or do they disrupt with a wave or two? Is it shaky ground? Can you decipher a message in it? can you dance to the tune playing in the background? This is the journey that is twirling me into this coming new year.
There has been much rewriting and much reclaiming.
There has also been many tantrums and lists of unfairs, don't-want-to's and why-should-I's.
Yet, who would I be without this buffing? This sanding down of the old layers...only to reveal new skin.
A new year gives a clean slate. What stories have migrated, which ones have transmuted or transformed? Which can I continue to work with. Which ones seems hard to shake? I find life much more exciting that I can change up (of course, with work, and the peeling of layers) the energy of things that feel weighty.
But please know this, when you are in the process, don't resist the process!
Sometimes the process is blood, sweat and tears. Sometimes you feel like everything you've worked for was a waste of time. Sometimes you even think you have it figured out only to find yourself at the beginners place...again.
You are magic and have the ability to reset the tone.
It's evident in nature. Our Grandmother Moon reminds us of this. She goes through the phases gracefully. My prayer for 2014 is that I can embrace this movement. Come with? Dance with me?
Blissed and beyond thrilled to be a part of an AHmazing workshop with 30+ other incredible women and created by the brilliant and magic gathering Hali Karla, holistc artist and healer. In her words, she describes this journey as...
A Visual Journaling Experience celebrating your Art~Body~Nature! Spectrum is a collective of 30+ holistic-minded artists, healers and visionaries that have come together to offer a 10 month online workshop
in which you will create a visual field guide devoted to awakening, exploring, deepening & celebrating the innate wisdom within YOU.
This journey is about connecting with:
BODY as guide and ally,
ART as intuitive, expressive oracle,
and NATURE as provider of love, lesson, abundance and belonging.
Spectrum is for any woman interested in enhancing intuition, strengthening courage, celebrating wholeness & diversity, widening perspective, developing deeper relationships, and who wants to offer her own gifts to the world, guided by personal awareness and creative living...
oh, and that's not afraid to get her hands in and play!
In Spectrum, we aren't just making some nice art journal pages, we are creating an intentional, exploratory Field Guide to the holistic experience of YOUR ART~BODY~SPIRIT~NATURE! It is going to be so much fun seeing how members of the Spectrum community integrate the different elements into their own creative expression!
Stay tuned - over the next several weeks, we will be teasing you with details about each of the exciting workshop offerings from the Spectrum 2014 Collective (read more about the contributors below)!
Some important and juicy details:
Spectrum begins on March 1, 2014!
EARLY~BIRD SALE HAPPENING NOW! $99
(I am an affiliate so, click on image to the left to reserve your space! )
For more information, go over to Hali Karla's webspace
and read up on all the yumminess Spectrum is offering!
Welcome to my Virtual Journal. Here you will find #fieldnotes of a Medial Woman. I write unabashedly imperfect, mostly short, even one-line word play. I share story. I share- first, my process. I view my life-living as a grand experiment and I am taking notes, mapping a trail with moments, stories and synchronicities.
I write about...
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