A Muse in Harmony

The music we make, creates. Medicine music for all.

Messages from a Seagull

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I awoke this morning to the sweet chatter of this gull, it’s partner nearby, trying to find a place to nest. Our little balcony herb garden is not the best place for them to raise young, but that was not the true purpose of their visit today.

You see, yesterday I was crying on this patio, in a total funk, processing all sorts of fears…my Mom moving to Florida in the fall, creating space in the world again for my gifts through Song-weavers…the list goes on. I felt my Mamo, as I often do, there with me, comforting me.

Reading up on this new seagull visitor, I found these passages from Avia Venefica, a totem writer, to ring true with what I was feeling:

“Many of us deny ourselves opportunities because we feel safe in our comfort zone. Not so for the opportunistic seagull. These birds may be a sign to fly out of our realm of comfort, maybe take a risk, and do so with the goal of finding better conditions for our well-being.[…] Seagulls are quite chatty. They have no problems squawking and letting their voices be heard. As far as the symbolic meaning of seagulls goes, this is a pretty big sign. Seagulls might be a reminder to find our voices, and be fearless about speaking our minds.”

Mamo comes in many forms, birds being her favorite (her first name was Avis), but this morning, she was the gull, lovingly reminding me I’m on the right path, to be courageous, not to get so tied up in the details, but to rise up and see the beauty of all there is and all there is to come, and most importantly for me right now, it’s okay to make space for myself. As she once spoke through a red bird, it’s time to rise and shine!

#messagesfromspirit

 

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Author: A Muse in Harmony

A stage performer at age 8, a professional Nashville recording artist by 13 and a record deal on the table by 16, I was born to sing. Disenchanted with the mainstream, commercial track I was on, I set my music aside for years until the pregnancy of my firstborn reawakened my voice. Motherhood has been the greatest flint and tinder to my creative fire. Each of my kids have their own special song, intuitively revealed as I carried each of them in my womb. Sounding during the labor of my second son helped me birth his 10 lb. 13 oz. form in half the time of my first, pushing for only 30 minutes. After experiencing the power of singing during labor firsthand, a passion arose in me to help other birthing Mothers do the same. I embrace music from a holistic perspective. Singing is more than entertainment, it’s entrainment of the mind, body, spirit and world as we experience it. All of life itself is intricately composed of vibration (sound) in constant motion. As human beings, each with our own built-in creation tool, our voice, we have the opportunity to create our world anew. Music carries the listener on a journey, an experience unique to each artists’ creation perspective. Our bodies eventually fade, but music lives on and changes lives forevermore. From this understanding, the role of a musical artist carries a great power and responsibility, to be conscious of the vibrations we share with the world. I pledge to inspire, to move people (and mountains) with my voice and music, to share my whole, beautiful and sometimes messy truth each and every moment I am on this sacred Earth, and encourage others to do the same. This life is precious. Only you can be you. Show up in all your glory. Rise and shine.

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