Vocal Empowerment Blog: Where Else Can I ROAR Like A Lion?

Have you embraced your Inner Lion? It does put a different spin on embracing your Inner Child. You might need some burly gloves and a big hat! Your Inner Lion is likely to be fierce, opinionated, protective and LOVES to roar loudly…

ROAR? You’ve got to be kidding…Do I have to? It’s so loud and SO weird. The answer is YES.

It’s liberating!
There’s A LOT to roar about in life.
Our animal friends have a lot to teach us
It WILL help you to feel more ALIVE and EMBODIED.
It may make you laugh out loud.
It’s not as stupid as it sounds.
Because we can!

I’ve roared about terrible losses.
I’ve roared when someone has hurt me.
I’ve roared just for the hell of it – Why not?

Roaring, as a way to connect with your anger, is very helpful for establishing clear boundaries. Think of it as a stepping stone. You may need to roar before you can speak clearly in real time, about your feelings.

It connects you to your essence to give voice to your feelings. And by the way, it may not be PRETTY. It’s not about HOW it sounds. It’s about how it FEELS.

You don’t have to roar AT anyone.

Come roar in a Vocal Empowerment session with me. Roar in the privacy of your own home or many people’s favorite, Roar In Your CAR!…The idea is NOT to keep holding on to and stuffing down all of your feelings. (Stay IN THERE! Never come out, EVER!)

For most of us, the pre-verbal voice, the sounds we made before we had words, tumbled out in a stream of feelings. A babbling brook. Every color, every nuance making its way into your expression. A coo, a woeful wail, a joyful squeal!

Go on now, live a little! Let the world hear YOU roar.

Vocal Empowerment Blog: Unapologetic

It’s human to have needs. I’m hungry. I’m tired. I have to pee…Could you repeat that? Actually, I’d prefer to take a walk, rather than get a bite… I’m feeling sad. Can I have a hug?

When I speak up about what I need, I give you permission to do the same. It’s as simple as that.

What if you could include more of who you are in your life and be loved even more for it? Radical, I know.

Believe it or not, I’m OK with you having needs. I want you to ask yourself: what am I overriding in this moment? What am I splitting off from in order to fit in or please others?

But I’m too slow, too fast, too weird, too different…there is NO WAY that I’ll be loved with all my funny bits included! Impossible!

And still, I INVITE YOU to claim your needs rather than squash them. To see them as a necessary part of the whole. A doorway into deeper connection with others, rather than the opposite. A risk well worth taking.

Only YOU know what you need. Speak up. Tell me all about it. I really, truly, absolutely want to know.

Let Go of Needing to Know

Let Go of Needing to Know

As part of my recovery from rotator cuff surgery, I’ve taken up a daily practice of toning/sounding/chanting meditation. As I settle into my body and breath, feelings of sadness and frustration bubble up along with my sounds and song. There is a manager – analyzer part of me that wants to fix the pain right away. Let’s figure this out! Let’s get to the bottom of this right now!!!

Instead, I choose to stay with sensation, feeling and the vibrations of sound. I follow the tones, letting them move into cries and wails and then settle back down into comforting tones. As I let the river of life flow through me, and let go of needing to know exactly what’s going on, I can feel relief flow in. I feel my connection to my body, breath and voice, and I feel my connection to Spirit growing. I lean into trusting that it’s more important to LET GO than it is to FIGURE IT OUT. Continue reading »