Do you hold your tummy in all the time? Or some other part – your jaw, shoulders, neck? I call this habit THE CLENCH. I’m on a Quest to smooth it out. The other day, one of my singing partners – a petite, lithe 50ish dancer – showed us her round, soft belly. We softened our bellies […]
The Courageous Art of Following your Heart
Hi there beautiful,
Do you get frustrated by not tending what you love most? Perhaps it’s a creative dream. To do something more meaningful with your life.
You are not alone. This is how it sounds: Not enough time, money, too much on my plate, just struggling to survive, taking care of everybody else’s needs…
Even if we are lucky to have time and resources, we often ‘don’t get around to it.’ Or maybe you don’t yet know what it is.
What if you had what you need, to find and follow your Hearts Desire? I call it Spark, and it lives in your heart:
- It’s that still small voice of intuition, of trusting your gut.
- It lights up when something resonates with you, and knows when something is not right for you.
- It’s your source of well-being and creative energy, the inspiration and courage! to create your heart’s desire.
Right now, sit back, take a breath.
Let out a sigh, the sound of ‘ahhhh’. That simple sound softens your body and connects you to that Spark of life.
When I feel that Spark in my heart, I am connected to the flow, to aliveness. I’m able to create. I’ve got more to give others, and to act on behalf of the planet.
Here’s an Ignite presentation on that feeling of AHHHH…
But what if I DON’T feel the AHHH?!
When I forget to listen, to tune in and follow that Spark, things don’t go as smoothly. I’m not effective. I’m not very creative, and I don’t connect well with others. I get cranky.
How can I find it again?
Many ways, darlin’! Our world is full of ancient traditions and modern wisdom, from yoga to body and breathwork, mindfulness and diet (eat more kale!) and a plethora of modalities for wholeness. Many are saying the same things:
Move from brain to body. Tune in. Listen. Act.
My musical presentation and workshop, “Spark Story: The Courageous Art of Following your Heart” is about one way to shift the barricades around the heart, to live a more heart-centered life.
It’s my gift to feel and strengthen that Spark in YOU. My practice combines deep intuitive listening with practical tools designed for action. I’m not a therapist, yet quite often, a person whom I’ve just met will open her heart and share her story, what’s really happening. My training includes Compassionate Listening, Sound Healing, leading Teen Talking Circles, women’s circles and vision quests.
If you could use support to create whatever your heart desires ~ whether you want to write, paint, sing, speak, love your partner or raise your kids in a beautiful way, I can help.
- For free tools and practices for your Heart’s Desire, sign up for The Sparklyst e-news.
- Try out a free Authentic Voice Coaching session in person or Skype. You’ll receive powerful guidance to use your voice to CREATE and CONNECT fro the heart.
- If your soul is in need of healing, sound is the FASTEST way I’ve found to reconnect. Try a Body & Soul Sounding Session.
- If you’re a singer who could use greater confidence and range, check out Authentic Singing.
- If you are near Seattle’s West Sound, check out one of my women’s circles, a workshop or retreat.
- I also work with teen girls, facilitating Teen Circles for over 6 years, and 4 years of Summer Spark DayCamp.
What we all really want and need is to be loved for who we are, to belong, and to share our gifts.
My gift is to mirror your truth – even your fears – with creativity, compassion and belly laughs.
You’ll leave feeling the Ahh in your heart, ready to take the next step to your hearts’ desire.
If you don’t see yourself as creative, think again. As Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert writes in her new book, Big Magic:
“Creativity is the hallmark of our species… The guardians of high culture will try to convince you that the arts belong only to a chosen few, but they are wrong and they are also annoying. We are all the chosen few. We are all makers by design.”
Such sweet outpouring of appreciation for the artist David Bowie. (last night at Om Culture our vocal troupe sang a mashup of his songs that had stirred our young blood, and danced like teenagers to his music old and new). We are in love with his bravery, to be who he is. His willingness! to explore […]
Fall is a time of changes, leaves falling, blah blah blah. I hope you’ve been doing just GREAT with all that. While I’m excited about my upcoming workshop at Dayaalu Center in October, which you are absolutely invited to, I’ve also been whining. A little. While others here in the ‘Northwet’ region welcome the rain and its quieter settling-in time, […]