Finding Your Voice
If you feel you don’t have a voice, if you feel you’ve lost it or never had it in the first place,
I’ll tell you right now where it is; it’s right here in the present moment. Having a voice has
less to do do with whether one can sing well, and has more to do with being present.
The problem is that we’re rarely fully present. So often the present moment is sabotaged
by being too much in our heads - thinking/worrying about this and that past or future
event or experience, or through judging ourselves etc. Being in our heads prevents
us from being in the present moment, and therefore, from finding our voice.
My approach - whether in singing, mantra or coaching - is body-based (somatic).
That means getting out of the head and into the body; allowing thoughts and
worries of the past and future to fall away, and instead, becoming present.
That’s what happens when we sing or when we’re in the flow in whatever we’re doing.
And it all starts with the breath - breathing, relaxing, movement, paying attention, giving
voice - allowing your unique and authentic sound to float on the breath and be expressed.
Get out of your head and into your body, come home to yourself,
and maybe even experience a taste of freedom, wonder and magic!...
“Magic doesn't sweep you away; it gathers you up into the body
of the present moment so thoroughly that all your explanations
fall away: the ordinary, in all it's plain and simple outrageousness,
begins to shine - to become luminously, impossibly so. Every
facet of the world is awake, and you within it.” ~ David Abram