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.
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 ?
One day, I was sitting on a bench, in the garden of a house in LA, where I was pursuing my music career, writing a song on my guitar. My housemate walked past me on his way out and asked about the song and I said “I’m just noodling, writing a song, it has a lot of energy and it just came to me”. As he left he said “I hope it brings you all you want in life”. The song is about freedom, personal freedom. And, it turns out later, I wrote it on the day my divorce became final. I didn’t realize it, because it was a Sunday, and we had filed the papers six months earlier. Funny how life speaks to, and through, us, isn’t it?
(Song and image copyright Clare Hedin, produced by Jeff Crerie)
This July I participated in the Dowsers 2016 Conference, in the Santa Cruz mountains. One of the most unusual things that happened was that Dennis, of Aural Imaging video’d me giving someone a sound healing! If you watch this video, you will see the most amazing transitions in our auras, as I sing.
Watch how the Aura moves as the music – and energy – changes!
How many poets can fit in one haunting song?? Musical ode to E E Cummings, Pablo Neruda, Lindzi Mapplebeckpalmer, Mary Oliver.