Supporting Your Voice

Singing and Support

The singing voice teaches the body a new way to contain and express energy, power, authenticity and aliveness.  Experiencing these vital ways of being through singing can imprint a knowing in our body that is supportive not only for our voice but for our lives. 

When we sing we require the whole body to support us in ways that are not activated when we are simply speaking.  And it is the word SUPPORT that is missing for so many and the main reason why people are afraid of singing. On some level they know this support, this grounded foundation is not in them, and so they experience fear of singing instead of the joy of singing.

We long to be seen and heard in our  creative expression and to be who we are, however, at some point this longing needs to be met by ourselves first and not projected out onto others for them to support us.  True freedom is learning to support ourselves first, and our singing voice teaches us how to do this like nothing else.

What is the result of this support?  A passionate, creative and loving life filled with freedom in expression and service in the world.  

“The singing voice is where spirit and matter meet and

where sound and light Connect.” 

The Castle of Time

Bear with me.  Most are living inside of many, many layers of shock and freeze.  If you have any dis-ease, pain or illness then you have been shocked and have not been able to get out of the frozen held place within you that you are in and this will never change until or unless you get some pretty amazing help to get out of that frozen place. 

‘Just let it go and get over it’ are but just a couple of unhelpful phrases that I have heard my whole life from people who themselves are frozen but too identified with Being Frozen to notice.  I come along and trigger them and they tell me to ‘get over it’.  They are coping, we are all coping. 

The blows that happen when we are little act like little weights that put pressure on our energy system and over time they weigh us down.  When we are young we can manage these weights much better.  We bounce back quickly and are able to manage this weight. When we get older that doesn’t happen and then people begin to wonder what is it that is happening to me? I don’t understand where all of this pain came from? 

It’s always been there you have been able to cope, and, now you can’t.  The weights you have been carrying are too much and your system is beginning to break down.  The realization of these inner weights is very confusing and difficult to get out of and heal because you can’t see what you’re inside of.  Like a fish in water.  

Most don’t have any memory of anything wrong happening to them, or, if they do they didn’t see it as anything wrong or troubling because that’s what we do, we normalize something we don’t have any control of or understanding about.  It’s a defence mechanism and thank God for those built-in mechanisms. However…

It’s like you get frozen in time and then become a whole personality to cover over the pain that you are not.  Most will never go near this Castle of Time for fear of the cracks, weaknesses and vulnerabilities that will begin to show once the status quo gets questioned.  But for those that do go near it a whole other life begins to grow inside and upwards for new possibilities.  This movement of life begins to threaten the frozen weights of time and for a long time there is an ensuing inner battle that occurs inside. 

We are only capable of accessing a tiny bit of the incident, accident, shock or trauma at a time.  A tiny bit at a time because of how big it was in young nervous systems and if it were to come out as big as it went in it could re-traumatize the person.  It has to be small, and then you feel a little relief in you and miraculously a contrast begins to grow within you.  A contrast of light and dark. Of pain and relief.  Of life and freeze. 

This is a very important step to know that there is another way, there is light at the end of the tunnel and most don’t trust this for a very long time because it’s too scary to do so, to trust and hope that there is another way of living that is. 

Now when you burst one little piece of an incident or trauma this begins to build up your core energy to be able to handle another little piece of the incident and for it to be held inside of this growing awareness.  And this very unnerving process happens as long as it needs to.  There needs to somehow be an inner agreement with this difficult process if at all possible. 

You grow a little more substance, more core and self and then more freeze or holding in the body begins to feel safe enough to soften and to let go and move new life through you.  It’s disorienting and there’s no getting around it.   You need really, really good people to help you with this process or it can re-freeze people all over again. 

I believe this is why the hallucinogenics and the Ayahuasca medicines are being used so much, to get some awareness into these frozen places and get some healing around these wounds.  Everyone is different and I know people get relief taking this path and these medicines, but I also believe that not everyone knows what really, really good help is.  You are worth searching for this really good help, and it’s out there for you to support you in getting through the castle walls to freedom. 

When you meet one of these shocked places it can be like all of sudden you realize you are seeing through the eyes of an event that happened a long time ago and you had no idea of this.  Our eyes hold so much freeze for the body.  When one little piece gets moved through you and out of you people say they can even see better.   I liken it to looking through a stain glass window that has been cracked in many places.  Each of these cracks is an event that gets held inside of us until we are ready to see it, meet it and feel it through.  

Once this thawing process happens over and over again in bite size pieces that you can handle, you then begin to realize you have been looking through and seeing life inside of this freeze your whole life. You begin to question everything.  Is this real? What is real? Who is this person in front of me who is seemingly making me feel angry? Is this my frozen past that I am seeing through?  Good questions.  We project so much out of us onto the screen in front of us so it can be healed like a projector in a movie, only most don’t know this.  

Projection is Protection and is a great coping mechanism and it’s worked for a very long time, only it’s kept you inside of the Castle thinking this is your only reality.  It’s really helpful to know there is another reality and to stay really curious as to our reactions of what is in front of us, or even our non-reactions.    

If you are not at peace in any given moment then you are looking through the eyes of the past and the frozen places in you.  The Castle of Time has built many walls and they are thick, but there is alway the immense light of our awareness, the water around the castle, and a drawbridge to step across, whenever you’re ready.  

In the beginning was….

The Word.  Yes indeed and how powerful that is but what does that really mean and how can we harness this power in our life?

Here’s my thoughts on intention, manifestation with the power of our vibrational voice.  Jonathan Goldman, President of the Sound Healing Association says it perfectly with his formula:

VIBRATION + INTENTION = MANIFESTATION AND HEALING

But what of all these thoughts that scramble inside of me and just what is it that I am creating!  Yes we are creating every moment with all these thoughts but it’s just not as simple as changing our thoughts, although that’s a brilliant start.

These words, these powerful words of love, harmony and inspiration have to be able to get into us.  To land in our land, so to speak.  To dive into our bodily waters and penetrate our earthly bones.  And this.  Is our challenge.  For sure.

I recently had a student in my studio and I asked him to contemplate the difference between fire and water inside of his body as he is a big ol’ pusher.  Of course he’s only doing what he knows best as we all are.  I invited him to notice the movement inside of his body, the flow of energy there and align with this flowing power first with his mind.  Notice this river of motion.  Then to sing his song inside of this flowing water, moving with it and not pushing either into it or away from it.

This approach made a huge difference to how he sang his song and his voice became a reflection from the water inside of him.  His intention had merged with the movement of the water inside of him, his e-motions.  Energy that is moving.  His alignment of his vibrational voice and his water together with his intention of his mind and thoughts created this manifested Word.

Everything is a balance and singing reflects this.  A balance of fiery passion along with the flowing emotion.  The light on the water of our body, said another way it’s the intention of what we want aligned and lowered into our body of water that begins to change the course of accrued Time inside of us.

Over time and with much practice of meditation, embodiment work and the uncovering of the voice we can lower the water level of our awareness deeper and affect great depths with our intentions.

However along the way of this dropping down and lower we meet everything that is in the way of us dropping and bring it to the light for the Great Negotiations to begin.  We get to ask again and again ‘What do I want?’

This process is not for the faint of heart and requires great patience to allow the tides of emotion to wash away the old and start to rebuild anew, thoughts, beliefs, structures and all.

They, the thoughts that is, begin to appear without us fabricating them.  It’s the nature of our being and the way of the light to speak with love and kindness.  It’s there a little deeper down inside of us.  And that’s the really cool part.

“Drop in, drop down, through and all around, into this holy ground, this holy ground in me innocent, wild and free.”