Keep Singing: The Power Of Music To Shape Your Reality.
“O music, in your depths we deposit our hearts and souls. Thou hast taught us to see with our ears and hear with our hearts.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
I meet a lot of people who stopped singing because they have experienced shame, ridicule, discouragement or because they have been silenced in some way.
This was true for me, in a sense. I was never shamed for singing in particular. I was shamed and threatened for speaking the truth though. And singing from your heart and soul is the pure experience of truth.
I am a singer. I have always been singing. I could not go on living without singing. Singing has elevated me from the depths of destruction of my own self and connected me to such beauty and oneness…
What is this resistance then? Why do many of us feel that we cannot sing unless we sound like some polished, doctored, perfected recording that resembles nothing of the beauty and truth of our own selves and our own hearts and voices?
In my own journey, I discovered that it wasn’t the fear of being rejected or even the threat of violence anymore. What I discovered was that if I dared to use my voice, the voice that channels and connects to my heart… then I must ask myself, “What kind of power is that?”
And the answer came to me:
“That, my dear one, is the power to transform, to move and shift and elevate all that is seen and unseen.”
And naturally I was lead to the realization that I must allow myself to be in it, to step into the unknown and step into the power of speaking and singing from the heart. It was terribly frightening! And exciting…and empowering. And far-reaching, and awe inspiring and beautiful, and creative.
I found music to be the fastest and most efficient way to connect to Source, or what yogis call the Naad, or Brahma Nada, or the Sound Current. And I knew when I’d tapped into it because it felt like pure bliss and freedom. Or, it sometimes felt uncomfortable… because it was showing me how I was misaligned and allowing me to heal.
Recently, I started leading a group of singers/chanters every Friday morning by the Kaw River where I live. Like many of our waters the Kaw is terribly polluted. I started wondering if we can affect the water with our voices, our intentions and feelings.
Well, it’s a stretch in some people’s minds. But in our hearts it isn’t at all.
“Existence is vibration. When we separate something into its smallest parts, we always enter a strange world where all that exists is particles and waves. The fact that everything is in a state of vibration also means that everything is creating sound. And as sound is created, there is a master listener to receive the sound: water.
Why would crystal formation be affected by music, and why completely different results would be reached depending on the spoken and written words water was exposed to.
Water, so sensitive to the unique frequencies emitted by the world, essentially and efficiently mirrors the outside world. Music and spoken words are vibration; they are easily understood and interpreted by just about anyone.
Sounds like the chant created by a human voice at a Buddhist funeral create a healing frequency.”
~ Dr. Masaru Emoto, The Hidden Messages in Water
Are our bodies not made up mostly of water? We are 70-80% water.
Opinion, fact? What is the real truth? You can feel truth, but naming it is harder. Try the simple chant Sat Nam, which, in Sanskrit, means the truth of who I am or my true identity. Chant this mantra for a few minutes. Then sit and feel truth. What do you notice about how you feel and how you perceive things? The same or different?
We are now in a new Heart-Centered Age. And I am amazed, challenged, finding my way, and so happy to know music lives in me and my heart and to be able to express that.
So, start singing now! Keep singing. In the car, the shower, to your kids and grandkids, to the moon, the sun, the stars, to the Goddess and God, to our planet Gaia, to her waters, to your own precious heart.