At your core, you are wild and free. You are untamed and your voice has an innate power that you can tap into daily. I call this your untamed voice.
We have been taught to be tame, to be nice, and to not veer too far from the norm. Well, now we are in the midst of a great shift. We get to speak into existence what we wish to create and untame our voices.
In my last post we learned how beliefs shape our reality, well here we are going to reshape our reality and rewrite our story with an incantation.
An incantation is an affirmation with the power of magic behind it. An affirmation is a statement that you can use to rewire the neural pathways of your brain.
Our beliefs are very ingrained in our minds. Our regular beliefs create neural pathways in our brain, which creates behaviors that form our habits.
You can work with the power of your voice to create new neural pathways in the brain and create new healthy habits for your life. By repeating your incantation every morning you...
What we believe informs our whole reality. Our world view is made up of beliefs. The lens from which we view reality is colored by your beliefs. So your beliefs run your show whether you know it or not.
Your creative life depends upon your beliefs surrounding creativity.
Do you believe creativity is for artists only? Do you believe you shouldn't waste your time on creative endeavors?
Or do you believe that creativity is your birthright? Are you ready to create for creativity's sake?
If someone told you that you couldn't sing, or that you need to get a "real job", and you behave in alignment with these statements, then you, my friend, have been living on the limiting beliefs the outside world portrayed to you.
Let's get to the root of our beliefs, and start to unearth our own truth.
This video lesson is one of 40 lessons to help you hear your truth above the noise, rewrite your story and rewire the neural pathways of the mind so that you can show up empowered.
We all have...
“Be a water blessing!”. Cheryl Angel, Indigenous leader, and water protector stood at the base of the stream as it becomes the sea and lovingly invited us to take our coveted roles as water blessings and water protectors.
It felt like an initiation into a club to which I had always belonged.
Beneath the Alaskan glaciers, overlooking the peak of the world, a genuine spark came across my mind of what it really means to protect our waters, and how I can every day take actions to do that.
I had never made it to Standing Rock to stand against the pipeline which brought so much attention to the global fight to protect water and to protect life on this planet in 2016.
I watched the fight in awe as I was in Thailand teaching Yoga to eager seekers. I believe many of us come to Yoga for the unified feeling we receive from the practices and teachings. I learned how to be a better human through Yoga and so as I watched my brothers and...
What is the juice of creativity; the sweet nectar that inspires us to write a poem, paint a canvas, sing from the heart or play like a child? This creative muse is called by many names, one name I’ve been connecting with recently is Shakti Kundalini.
Shakti, in the Yogic tradition coming from India, is the dynamic force that moves through all forms of the universe. From the splitting of an atom to the collapsing of a star, Shakti is primordial cosmic energy.
Shakti has been worshiped as the divine energy that creates and destroys. Shakti devotees call upon her form in the different incarnations of the Goddess. Since Shakti is energy, Shakti manifests in different qualities. To harness a specific energy of Shakti we imagine a Goddess with human features yet with superhuman powers or Siddhis.
The Goddess we invoke may be a sweet one, offering knowledge and music, or she may be fierce offering her power to slay demons of mythical and real-life consequence. She has many names and...
When I'm inspired creatively, words flow through me like the electricity lights the bulb, as if by magic. When I'm inspired, words light up the pages of my notebooks, my pen tapping to the rhythm of my inner poetry. But when I'm blocked, the page is blank, the ukulele collects dust and the songs lay dormant in my throat.
There was a moment recently where I let the page be blank. I waited for the spark to strike, and I thought to myself, when will this creative block end?
And then I started to sing. Without the spark, I just started to sing again because I knew it was the right thing to do. I started to sing & write, and then I started to sing & write every day. The singing became the spark, and my inner pages lit up again with prose.
Sometimes we wait until the perfect moment to begin a project, to make something happen, or to be happy. Because of our conditioning, we are always waiting for something to come and make us happy.
When people say happiness comes...
Mario Benassi A voice for earth, a vessel for spirit, a catalyst for change
We sat under an old oak tree, our voices rising and falling in harmony, the morning sun casting shadows on our skin. We were singing, like songbirds do, waiting for nothing, but sort of waiting for Annie, as Annies are usually off smiling in their own morning sunshine.
Singing from the heart was nothing new for Mario or me, but this was our first time sharing a song together, just us.
Cross-legged & rooted where we sat, we sang for the moment. No audience except the winged creatures, and a lovely sister who came to gift Mario a little plant that was meant for her grandmother.
This is how much people loved Mario, they gave him their grandmother's plants.
The next day after our serendipitous meeting, Mario went down to the river to play and pray and he left his body to dance in the eternal waters. He was 22 and he was beautiful.
His foot got caught in the rocks as he slid like a playful child down...
We are made from sound. I repeat this like a mantra to integrate this statement into my moment to moment awareness. And as the sound emerges from my lips, I feel the truth vibrating against my upper palette, sending ripples of ancient knowledge up my spine.
We are made from sound. Go ahead, say it out loud.
In many creation stories, if you listen with your heart, you understand that the ancient ones knew this and passed the knowledge down in soliloquy, poetry, & story. They passed this knowledge down in forests, in caves, & in sacred mountains, through lineages & councils. The wisdom keepers literally sing the knowledge in mantric tones to let the truth be heard in the deep marrow of their bones.
Have you ever stepped into a Buddhist temple & felt the vibration of chants rolling forth from the lips of the holy men? This is a higher truth. Sound carries the consciousness of truth.
From sages to songwriters, many have harnessed the power of sound. This practice isn't...