Research shows music reduces pain, slows heart rates and improves children’s moods

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Can singing ease a child’s pain? b

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.

~ Jess ∞ ♥

Sing Myself AWAKE ~ Days 10, 11 & 12

‪#‎singmyselfawake‬ for 40 days with Miranda Rondeau…

Day 10 ~ On our sunset drive to market, I sang a song of self-love…so grateful for my life.

Day 11 ~ While enjoying some early morning sharing @ my Mom’s, I felt my late Grandmother’s (Mamo’s) presence. She has always been an inspiration to me and is now one of my main spirit guides. I sang a song of love and thanks to her and all the ancestors.

Day 12 ~ Sang li’l Abner up this morning with “his” song and an extra spontaneous melody of love. Nothing like his smile!

Sing Myself AWAKE ~ Days 8 & 9

My spontaneous vocal offerings for the 2nd annual “Sing Myself AWAKE” for 40 days with Miranda Rondeau…

Day 8 ~ I sang a song of love and gratitude to a beautiful Grandmother tree while my son was playing at the park. Everywhere we walked, there were feathers. We offered thanks for nature’s gifts and brought a few home for our altars.

Day 9 ~ I sang an infusion of love and joy into the bowl of cereal I made my son. My reward: a smile, a long hug and an I love you…priceless!

It’s not too late!  Join Sing Myself AWAKE on Facebook

~ Jess ♥

Sing Myself AWAKE ~ Days 6 and 7

My spontaneous vocal offerings for Sing Myself AWAKE with Miranda Rondeau…

Day 6 ~ I shared a spontaneous song with my son. Intention: FUN! It was in a flash moment, so no video was captured.

Day 7 ~ After playing with new laptop video methods today (none of which worked out), I got out my trusty camera and created a vocal offering for the joy of manifestation for all beings…inspired by this 40 day journey.

~ Jess ♥

It’s not too late to join and invite your friends to Sing Myself AWAKE!
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Sing Myself AWAKE ~ Day 5

My spontaneous vocal offering for the 2nd annual “Sing Myself AWAKE” for 40 days with Miranda Rondeau…

I am a bit low-tech, without a smart phone to easily take video johnny on the spot, and making one with my camera is a bit of a production, but since this began, I have found myself with more and more spontaneous opportunities to share vocal offerings. The more I sing, the more beauty manifests in my life.

Yesterday, for DAY 5, I sang a song of peace (as invited) and gratitude (since I was singing in the space I am soon to begin my offerings). Blessings abound, and I know “Sing Myself Awake for 40 days” has been a huge catalyst. Infinite thanks and returns to you, Miranda!

~ Jess ♥

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The Power of Music

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And we all have music makers built in…our very own voices! Set an intention, visualize, imagine and feel its existence and sing it out. Your vibrational offering will not only shift your reality, but it will benefit the whole world. There are no limits here. If you can dream it, you can create it. What will you manifest?

~ Jess ♥

Sing Myself AWAKE ~ Days 3 and 4

My spontaneous vocal offerings for the 2nd annual “Sing Myself AWAKE” for 40 days with Miranda Rondeau…

Day 3 ~ was busy and beautiful. A recording didn’t happen, but as I washed and massaged my dancing feet in the final hour of the day, I connected with Source and sang a sweet melody as the water drained away on its journey.

Day 4 ~ Once again, not captured on video, but I got the most amazing gift today after some SUP (stand up paddle board) fun…to sing and drum over three amazing women. Intentions (set by them) ~ love, meta (kindness, compassion) and courage. We each hugged afterward and after the final offering, I was given a beautiful message of encouragement, we both cried and a group hug commenced. AND I was offered a space to do my practice. What a magnificent day! I am even more on fire with passion for my path of service.

~ Jess ♥

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Sing Myself AWAKE ~ Day 2

 

My spontaneous vocal offering for the 2nd annual “Sing Myself AWAKE” for 40 days with Miranda Rondeau.

Day 2 ~ Good morning Earth.  Peace be with you.

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Sing Myself AWAKE ~ Day 1

 

My spontaneous vocal offering for the 2nd annual “Sing Myself AWAKE” for 40 days with Miranda Rondeau.

Day 1 ~ I sing for the waters of the world.

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Offering to the waters ~

With 50-80% of our bodies consisting of water, imagine the positive influence your intentional vocal vibrations provide to the waters of existence, within and without. We are intimately connected to water at all times. While bathing, washing hands, doing dishes, pouring drinking water for yourself or your pets or spending time near a body of water, take the opportunity to provide a conscious offering of love and wholeness through song to the water. Even if it’s just a hum, it will have a powerful impact on the life you experience. 

~ Jess Bray ♥

Sing Myself AWAKE

Developing a daily practice of active listening and honest vocal creation is infinitely rewarding, both in the moment and in the moments to come. Your vibrational offering shapes your reality as you know it.

Today, as my son and I walked the sacred forest at Radnor Lake, we came across several deer and fawn, drinking their Mother’s life giving milk. I began to hum a melody to them, a song of Love and appreciation for the witnessing. My son soon began to hum, too, and my heart smiled with delight at the harmony of those moments. The deer gazed back at us intently, as if to return their gratitude for the exchange.

Thank you, Miranda Rondeau, for sharing this wonderful video as your inspiration for “Sing Myself AWAKE ~ 1 spontaneous song offering daily for 40 Days“, beginning July 31st. It’s wonderful to find so many others aligning with this purpose.

~ Jess Bray ♥

Sound Healing Wisdom Echoes from Ancient Chambers

Credit: Mediterranean Institute of Ancient Civilizations
Credit: Mediterranean Institute of Ancient Civilizations

Here’s another excellent article about the “Oracle Room” of the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Malta (ca. 3600 BCE) and its use in ancient times as a power place for sacred sound healing.

I’ve been wanting to overtone in the oracle room since I first heard of this place. Of course, that’s just one of the many temples I would like to sing in. My vision is to do a sacred sound temple tour and film it.

I am thankful that science is catching up with what we as sound healers have carried in our souls and felt in our flesh and bones since the dawn of civilization. Every study helps highlight the validity and necessity of this healing modality in our lives.

In essence, we are all sound healers, as we each house an amazingly intricate internal resonant chamber, expressed in our very own voices. Couple the creation power of sound with the creation power of intention, and well, we can move mountains. Sound on, Soul family!

~Jess Bray ♥

May 18, 2014: HeartSong Collective ~ Sing the Change

art by Ted Wallace

Thanks to the world of quantum physics, we are coming to know that frequency (sound) is the basis of the entire fabric of existence.  We have also come to know that our consciousness (where we place our focus and intention) really does effect matter (the seemingly physical world around us).

One cold January day I received a vision.  I saw passionate Souls gathering together in public places all over the world to lovingly and consciously co-create the change we wish to see in the world through organic, intentional singing and sounding.  I heard, “Start where you are,”  and thus, “HeartSong Collective ~ Sing the Change” is born in Music City Nashville, Tennessee.

It’s time to come together in the power of collective co-creation to raise the vibrations of Music City and beyond with our “intentional” voices and sacred instruments!

Please help to spread the word about these free events far and wide!  Together we can move mountains!  I can’t wait to see you there!

When?  Sunday, May 18th ~ noon – 1pm

Where?  Bicentennial Mall (@ the center of the bells), if you’re local.  OR  Join in where you are!

Intention?  As we sing and sound, hold the feeling and vision of personal liberation for all BEings.

Facebook event page ~ https://www.facebook.com/events/254797888037049/

 “I have always looked at God’s Creations as beautiful, but today, at 62 years old, is the first time I have understood that I am one with all of God’s Creation.  I am not above or separate from anything.”

April 23, 2014: The Muses of Inanna ~ Singing for the Beauty Way

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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

Facebook RSVP here!

 

Singing into BEing

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“Embrace your inner creator, and sing the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Jess Bray ♥

Join me for the first ever “HeartSong Collective ~ Sing the Change”, April 13th, 2pm @ Riverfront Park, downtown Nashville, Tennessee. RSVP today @ the Facebook event page!

April 13, 2014 : HeartSong Collective ~ Sing the Change

art by Ted Wallace

art by Ted Wallace

Thanks to the world of quantum physics, we are coming to know that frequency (sound) is the basis of the entire fabric of existence.  We have also come to know that our consciousness (where we place our focus and intention) really does effect matter (the seemingly physical world around us).

One cold January day I received a vision.  I saw passionate Souls gathering together in public places all over the world to lovingly and consciously co-create the change we wish to see in the world through organic, intentional singing and sounding.  I heard, “Start where you are,”  and thus, “HeartSong Collective ~ Sing the Change” is born in Music City Nashville, Tennessee.

It’s time to come together in the power of collective co-creation to raise the vibrations of Music City and beyond with our “intentional” voices and sacred instruments!

Please help to spread the word about these free events far and wide!  Together we can move mountains!  I can’t wait to see you there!

When?  Sunday, April 13th, 2pm ’till we feel it is complete

Where?  Riverfront Park

Intention?  As we sing and sound with the river, hold the feeling and vision of clean, healthy waters within ourselves and throughout the planet. 

Facebook event page ~ https://www.facebook.com/events/819281014756028/?context=create&source=49

A little “Her”story…

promo picture from age 13, signed for my grandparents
promo picture from age 13, signed for my grandparents

The wise Rumi once said, “let the beauty you love be what you do”. I have many loves in this life, but touching others with my voice has been a consistent passion throughout my Soul’s journey.

Having been gifted the lead in several school plays as a child and encouraged by the community to share my voice, at age 9, I began singing to my elders in nursing homes throughout east Texas. What a sacred gift to bring tears and smiles to those so often cast aside by society.

Singing for my elders gave me deep roots to sprout from, and at age thirteen after singing the opry, festival and private event circuit (while continuing my volunteer work), I moved to Nashville for my new Producer to co-write, record and perform in the commercial country music arena. By age 16, I had landed the dream, a record deal offering from a major Music Row label.

As a natural-born empath and visionary, the energies of the commercial music business and the visions of my future did not feel right. Looking forward, I saw a loving, stable family, and this did not feel like the path. I refused the record deal and changed my major to Psychology, becoming an in-home case manager in the private, non-profit mental health field. After a year of dedication to 30 low income families, not yet understanding my personal tools of releasing and non-attachment, I took on the pain and sorrows of others and landed a first class ticket to the emergency room with severe heart palpitations.

I continued my work in the company, this time as a marketing specialist and bridge, serving as a voice for the grassroots workers, risking their lives every day for so little in return, and working up close and personal with the top tier of the organization. My heart became my greatest teacher, and I began a focused inner journey of spirit, health and well-being.

Almost 5 years ago, with the support of my amazing husband and twin flame, I took a giant leap of faith into the unknown, leaving the “work” world when my beautiful son was born. No amount of money would I trade for the freedom of seeing his first steps, hearing his first words and learning his deep truths over the last half decade. Just recently I realized one of the huge gifts he gave me upon his birth—the return of my voice. There is no greater joy than singing “his” song and seeing his spirit light up!

Today, having uncovered age old wisdoms of many lives past, I step out in the world to share what I have come to remember about the healing, creative power of each and every soul’s voice. It really lights my fire to see the joy that rises from shared sounding with other sacred BEings. Once we understand that all things are connected through the infinite vibrational web of life, intricately woven and divinely manifested from Source itself, we realize that when we sing, we become vehicles for creation.

When you attend one of my “Symphony of Creation ~ Awaken Your Sacred Voice” play-shops, you give yourself the gift of reconnecting with the divine wisdom and creative powers within you, while joyously and consciously co-creating with other Souls. At the moment, my play-shops are our only income, so you can rest assured that your love offering supports a local family, dedicating their lives to creating a better world for the generations to come.  The beauty we love, really is what we do.  🙂

April will be the beginning of “HeartSong Collective ~ Sing the Change” public gatherings. Once or twice a month, I will announce a Nashville area location and intention for us to gather in conscious, organic singing and sounding co-creation. Together we will raise the vibrations of Music City and beyond with our sacred, collective voices and instruments.

This is an exciting time on the planet, and I am infinitely grateful to the dear Soul family I am blessed enough to walk, dance, sing and grow with. Here’s to limitless love, boundless bliss, sweet synchronicity, leaps of faith and ever evolving Earth-Soul journeys!

~ Jess Bray ♥

March 12th, The Muses of Inanna ~ Singing for the Beauty Way

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photography by Michael Shumate

“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! 

RSVP @ Facebook event page.

~ Jess Bray ♥

World Sound Healing Day

Happy Full Moon, Love Day, and World Sound Healing Day! A sacred trinity of powerful energies to generate loving harmony around and through the globe.

Join me @ noon, wherever you are, to co-create a vibrational valentine for the planet and all her inhabitants. Sound “Ah” for 5 minutes with the intention of Love and Compassion. 

New Song, New Moon, New Beginnings

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 ♥

P.S. Love that the time on the vid is 313…
http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/2011/08/angel-number-313.html