Since April, I’ve attended five profound events that have really opened my heart and mind. I wanted to share them with you, in the hope you will fall in love with sacred music as well:
1) The Sacred Alchemy of Sound Workshop with Leandra Gurbiel
During Leandra’s workshop, we found our ‘home notes’, which bring comfort when sung, and also channelled the ‘sound of our souls’, which was done in pairs.
When I sang to my partner, I not only made cat noises (her cat had recently passed away), I also spoke in an Aboriginal-sounding dialect. I found out later that she is of Indigenous descent. Wow. When she sang to me, I had flashbacks of my arrival on Earth. She literally brought through the lullabye that Spirit played to me before I incarnated. I even heard the ‘uh oh song’ – a tune that I hear when I’ve stuffed up as a Soul and need to relearn a lesson!
I wore a Native American style shirt that day (see photo above), and during the partner work, kept feeling a pressure on my forehead. Suddenly I visualised a tomahawk flying backwards through the sky, out of my skull. Leandra and I reckoned it must have been a past life injury.
Read more about past lives – a warrior’s flashback, and my experiences with Toni Reilly. It feels odd for me to be revealing these experiences, given that I used to be such a sceptic, but I guess this leopard has changed her spots!
I met Murray and Chad (below) through the wonderful Infinite Connection events on the Gold Coast, which are run by Lyza Saint Ambrosena and her husband Cameron. Murray is a musical troubadour, who blends ancient and acoustic tunes in the most mesmerising way. I love the lyrics of Ganapataye (a song from his album Mountain Song):
clear the illusion that I may see
A luminous path of harmony
we’re dancing divine destiny
Weaving our prayers in the tapestry
Guru Dass (see right) was a disciple of Yogi Bhajan. I enjoyed his take on how mantras cleanse the mind of impurities. I must remember to mention him to my Brisbane meditation group. He’s very intuitive (and also does numerology!) For example, I was thinking about tornadoes before class and then he talked about them in his session.
That was astonishing, but then again, Mercury Retrograde often brings beautiful coincidence. I must admit, I was provoked by some of his statements. He talked about how our lives are fairly unplanned and that ‘there is no library in the sky’.
Also, his thumb bends far back at the tip, whereas mine is stiff and doesn’t flex. This makes him more easygoing and ‘live for the moment’ than me. He’s clearly a great improviser, whereas I used to plan fundraising campaigns for a living, sometimes years in advance.
No wonder we have different views on manifestation (read more on my approach). In Guru Dass’s view, ‘life just happens’, whereas I teach that we co-create reality (see this article on licence plates).
As a psychic, I often ask my Guides for a sign and then see animals (read more) or number codes like 11:11, 111, 222 etc.
Still, I’m glad I attended, as he showed me another side of Kundalini Yoga, which I attend on the Gold Coast with Adi Shakti Kaur/ Vanessa Hunt.
Last on my list, but definitely not least! When I first learned about crystal healing, my teacher Teena played Sacred Earth’s music during her meditations. I also listen to their albums when I need to go into a deep trance. Prem and Jethro’s music has to be heard to be appreciated. Prem’s distinctive, ethereal voice is liquid bliss. That’s her in the red in the photo.
I’ve seen Sacred Earth play in Adelaide and this week on the Gold Coast. Both times the audience looked like they were floating on clouds by the end. Hm, I’d love to be able to sing like Prem (!) It might take a few lifetimes of practice…