Coming together ~ a time for renewal and connection. There are many ways to be a peaceful presence on this Earth; a social activist, a personal healer, an environmentalist, an artist… a parent to life. We might be involved in politics, we might write, campaign, converse, communicate. There is something else we can do that heals the inner framework that both influences, and is influenced by, our rich, interactive, world: we can deepen into our consciousness, through shared sound. As a sound healer, I know the value that sharing through sound brings, and I get to witness the unity that develops on all platforms, through the sacred act of singing in communion. This brief, yet valuable, visit into the realms of sound and healing, invites us to experience this together. Come rest in the harmony of community. It is time to gather, it is time to sing. Come join us, in the Spirit of Sound! ADVANCE TIX ON EVENTBRITE [Read more…] about The Spirit of Sound: Singing, Healing & Community – May 26, 7.30pm. Grace Cathedral, SF.
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Sometimes we just don’t know what’s around the corner.
About 6 months ago, I started working with an organisation called YesCalifornia; I was nervous about the direction the world was headed, and terrified that the new administration were going to plummet us into new depths of social conflict and environmental degradation. If life wanted to get my attention, this was the way to do it. Put Trump in as president, frighten my feminist values and my feminine self, whilst concurrently threatening my home, my planet, my environment, and the communities around me, as well as my values around education, freedom of speech and the desire not to go to war, for anything. Serendipity left nothing out. [Read more…] about Building the boat, whilst out at sea.
I have had the good fortune, recently, of considering my own social and spiritual values in an effort to make sense of who I am in relation to the dissolution of the country that I have learned to call home. That country is USA. It has espoused such high values and manages to have so much trouble living up to those values within it’s own ‘four walls’, as well as abroad. [Read more…] about Why a New California?
I use this instrument, the Shruti, frequently when I perform. Watch this video to find out how it sounds, how it’s made and played. This particular model is designed by Stefan Cartwright in UK. Beautifully designed, I highly recommend his work. Here I demonstrate how to use it and what it sounds like to have it accompany you when you sing, heal or perform.
And, the question is why do I play it?… what’s so special about the Shruti that it features in most of my performances? Let’s find out. [Read more…] about What is a Shruti Box? Where does it come from? How do I play it ?
Are you a broken dreamer?
Did you wake up one day and realize that some part of you had died; either overnight during your sleep, or slowly, over time, in your waking life?
I have experienced both. [Read more…] about Are you a broken dreamer? Then I am calling you.