Absolutely! Last night, my Mom brought my son home at 2am with difficulties breathing (major head congestion). Bless him, he was moaning and could not get a wink of sleep. After some natural remedies, which seemed to ease him a bit, he was still having troubles getting settled in bed. I began to sing “his song” to him, and within seconds, he finally drifted off…and this is just the most recent example of many.
Music transcends, as life itself is an intricately woven tapestry of vibration waves (aka…sound waves). Now 21 weeks pregnant, I can also say that even before our babes are born, they respond to music in utero. Sweet babe can be still as can be, but begin to sing, drum or play music and movement ensues, often to the beat.
I am thankful for the increasing amount of research being done to prove music and singing as a powerful tool for well being.
You won’t want to miss it, so mark your calendars, Nashville! Song of the New Earth will be screening at Unity of Music City on Sunday, October 12th, at 2pm, followed by a Q+A with Director Ward Serrill and Producer Sophie Jane Mortimer. Hope to see you there!
Song of the New Earth profiles the ardent quest of sound healer, psychotherapist and sonic shaman Tom Kenyon to integrate modern science and ancient mysticism through the power of sound. His rare ability to brilliantly decipher the healing science of sound results in a mesmerizing, and transformational documentary feature film.
As an aspiring country musician, Kenyon was on way to fame and fortune in Nashville when a series of mystical experiences rocked his world. Desperate to understand his experience, he fervently dove into the study of neurophysiology to explain his unexplainable spiritual insights and continued his search through studying Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga, Taoism, mystical Christianity, Shamanism, Egyptian alchemy and more.
From his home in the San Juan Islands to Tibetan nunneries in the Himalayas, from cathedrals and mysterious caves in southern France to the golden-chandeliered symphony halls of Vienna, Song of the New Earth explores the cutting edge scientific research proving that sound shifts brain states and can promote dramatic healing not only for ourselves but for our precious planet earth. With his wife Judi, often by his side, Kenyon explains how sound vibration speaks to our souls and bodies by opening a door that bridges our cognitive thinking; catapulting us towards insights into the miraculous. A transcendent, celestial experience that transports viewers through Kenyon’s rare, divine gift.
From an award winning production team including Ward Serrill (The Heart of the Game, Miramax), editor Eric Frith (Eden), New York Times animator Drew Christie and Producer Betsy Chasse, (co-producer for What the Bleep Do We Know!?).
It is time for frame drum singers to unite in a chorus of beauty and harmony. Please come with your frame drum with the intention of singing for yourself, for community and for the Earth.
All who are called to be a part of this resonating sound are welcome…but must get a drum and be courageous enough to sound & sing out your heart (we do have a few extra drums if you haven’t gotten one yet, but plan to). If you need some love and support in doing this…you will find this is a safe place to explore.
The intention will be to expand the frame drum singing ensemble “The Muses Of Inanna” that started last fall. We will make ourselves available for live performances and possibly recording in the days ahead. Small groups or large, we will be ready to sing when we are called into service.
I hope you are called and come!
Let me know if there are any questions. It is time to SING!
WHEN? Wednesday, April 23, 2014
WHERE? Berry Hill Community Center, 404 East Iris Drive, Nashville, TN 37204
“Take a music bath […] it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Wednesday, March 12th, 6:30-8:30pm, The Muses of Inanna ~ Singing for the Beauty Way
Together, we join our vocal forces to sing for the beauty way. We believe each and every voice is beautiful and uniquely essential to the vibration of the oneness of all. Join us as we embrace our infinite power to heal, create and support our community, the world and all of existence with our united vocal vibrations.
We’re excited to meet at a central location, easily accessible to Nashville and surrounding areas, the Berry Hill Community Center. Hope to see you and your frame drum there!
New song, new seeds, new moon, Chinese new year, new Spring emerging (Imbolc/Brigid’s Day, Feb 1st). Here’s to all the deep sacred seeds we’ve planted this winter, and the fresh new beginnings soon to sprout! ~ Jess Bray ♥
enjoying a bit of frame drum therapy this cold winter’s day. my voice carries me through it all. i’ve been unplugged and hibernating like a bear. i will soon emerge. i feel it. love and gentle journeys to all as we navigate the ever evolving, expansive experience of life.
after an early staging at the Celebration of Nations Festival, Micah and I serendipitously crossed paths once family arrived and shared a little post-show friend/family experience in the green room. so thankful we could share with them. ~ Jess Bray ♥