Did I have a clue when I lived in Los Angeles how uptight I was?
I was uptight to my very core, from my very core, through my core, within my core.
I moved to the country.
In the country, it’s quiet. Sunrise opens the door of the morning, sunsets bathe the final hours in color. The ground breathes, branches in the forest crack. You hear them fall. Wind blows across the valley and when you step out the door and sense it coming toward you, the feeling is brisk and energizing. It’s a bit of a thrill when the fast moving rain storm sweeps the valley in front of you, in the direction of you, all over you.
The way I think of it, the energy of the wind sweeps a burst of happy energy my way, and in that moment, I remember everything during my day I felt good about.
Yes, I moved to where birds sing and tall trees reach up pretty much forever. There is a peace in a forest on a mountain that you cannot find in places with stoplights and streetlights. For me, inner quiet comes easier when there is outer quiet.
Out here in the country, on top of a certain nearby mountain, there is a sound chamber. It’s a perfect place to sing. The birds and I sing together.
This kind of singing relieves me from thinking, opens my lungs and heart, and nurtures everything about my soul. Warmth and light venture into the nooks and crannies of me, the corners of my being breathe, and my inner workings sigh happily as they smooth out and begin to move more easily.
It all begins near the mouth of the sound chamber. Because there is no light in the chamber, the sunlight from the forest coming in the door is my candle.
First, go with simple sound. More simple than you might think. It’s beautiful. It doesn’t matter at all where it starts. A single note comes, often just a feather sound to brush the silence. A sound comes into the void, like color onto a white canvas. Sometimes it is soft sound , other times an eruption, and always a surprise to me where it starts and where it goes.
I’ll show you what it sounds like really soon….I’m going to upgrade to be able to share audio on this site.
In the meantime, if you’d like a sample, send a message with your email, and I’ll send you a few mp3’s to listen to.
If you would like me to “tune into you” and sing/record a song for you next time I am there, let me know. It would be my pleasure. I can send you a personal mp3 just for you, and you can let me know how it affects you, where it goes in you, how it speaks to you, what it does for you.
Tra la la to you and yours. Hope summer is turning out to be everything you want it to be.