We are entering a new era. I can feel the great shifting of consciousness in my community that I believe is spearheading a shift on the planet. At this moment in history, we have more access to wisdom teachings from traditions around the world. This means we have access to the paths to raise our awareness and learn about how to make best use of being human. And how to use all of our experiences for personal growth and community harmony.
My world right now, January 2nd, 2013 is a very complex mix of joy and grief. Today is my dad's 60th birthday. He is struggling in the hospital in Israel and I am not there to comfort him. I have been talking with him and his wife daily and sometimes I get to play guitar and sing for him over Skype. This is so soothing - I think for both of us. He is having trouble with communication, coordination and movement and had some seizures due to a change in his medication. This is why he is back in the hospital and most likely will be transferred to an assisted living facility in the next weeks. At the same time that all of this is happening - I have been raising money for my next album, playing lots of music and getting focused on where I want my career to go. And feeling hugely supported by amazing friends and family.
I have raised over $2,000 toward my album and I am so excited and nervous to start working on it. I play a bunch of different types of music and I need to make some concrete decisions about the direction I want to take. I feel drawn to continue playing for yoga practitioners during classes and in other ways, perhaps at festivals and events. I am also drawn to create music that is more mainstream and will work in traditional venues such as bars, cafes and auditoriums. It's important to me to have a variety of songs that will reach many different types of people. It's important to me to be able to inspire people of all walks of life and connect with them and their experiences.
Initially I was envisioning an EP of just 4 songs with a single focus and feel. The album that I am embarking on feels like it will be a good way to hone in on the intention I have for my live performances. I am starting to feel like it should have the variety and feel of everything I am doing. So I am starting to play with the different possibilities and thinking about what I can do to incorporate more songs.
If there was any way to get feedback from the people who listen to my music, I would like to do that. I am so curious about what people that hear me are most drawn to. Where do you feel I am bringing my essence and what would you like to take home with you? I make music for my own healing process and it also resonates on the outside and I want to make best use of my time in recording and sharing the sounds. In the end though, I am the creative fuel of this process so whatever I make - that is what will be heard. And whoever hears it - that is who it is meant for.
My life is my art and my music. My body is my vehicle. The deeper the sensing, the deeper the meaning.