His Voice Melts Me

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Last night my son requested I sing him to sleep. I asked if he would like me to sing anything in particular. He said, “my special song”, and then proceeded to sing a bit of it for me. It was the first time I’ve heard “his song” come from his own precious voice. Words cannot describe the pure loving bliss of that experience. His singing will forever be imprinted in my memory.

~ Jess ♥ ∞

Full Harvest Supermoon 2014 ~ Sing Myself AWAKE ~ Day 40

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by the light of the full harvest supermoon, my intentions are set in melodic vocal vibrations

‪#‎singmyselfAWAKE‬ ~ Day 40

Countless blossoms of beauty and emergence have come to fruition during these 40 days of daily spontaneous vocal offerings.  I am grateful for every Soul who sings themselves and the world awake.  May we all remember the power of heart and soul singing in our every day lives.

~ Jess ♥ ∞

Singing during skin-to-skin contact benefits Mama and Baby

Skin-to-skin bonding ~ photo courtesy toronto.ca
Skin-to-skin bonding ~ photo courtesy toronto.ca

Inspired by my current pregnancy, one of our latest A.muse.in’ Harmony group experiences, “Awaken Your Sacred Voice ~ Pregnancy, Birthing and Beyond” helps expecting parents connect with the power of their own voice for wellness, labor support and soulful parenting. If this sings to you, connect with us today!

As a Soul singing, baby wearing Mama, I can personally attest to the power of this, but the research to back it up is fantastic to see!

Maternal singing during skin-to-skin contact benefits both preterm infants, mothers

~ Jess ♥ ∞

 

 

Awaken Your Sacred Voice ~ Pregnancy, Birthing and Beyond

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The song of my precious unborn began coming through me more fully yesterday morning as I awoke. As I sang the melody, I felt its significance and silently asked, “Is it you?” My confirmation was the little dance I felt inside my womb.

This Soul song connection happened intuitively during the pregnancy with my first child, and it was some time later when I discovered the tradition of the Himba tribe of Africa (most reported, but is a tradition in some other tribal cultures as well)…each child having their own unique song, discovered and taught to the village by the Mother, so that in times of celebration or dis-ease, the community could sing that Soul’s song, helping them remember their true vibration.

Whether he is not feeling well, or I am helping him ease back into the world from slumber, I have seen the way my son lights up each time I sing “his song”. I feel a great calling to help not only keep this tradition alive but thriving. What a beautiful way to deeply connect with our children, heart and Soul, and what a wonderful way to embrace true connection and support within our communities, throughout our lives.

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EXPECTING PARENTS ~ Whether you wish to conceive or are already along in your pregnancy, I would love to help you connect with your own innate ability to discover and sing your child’s Soul song. It would be my honor to assist you privately or by attending and sharing Soul song ceremony at your Blessing Way.

PREGNANCY AND BIRTHING PROFESSIONALS ~ I now offer a group experience for expectant parents, “Awaken Your Sacred Voice ~ Pregnancy, Birthing and Beyond”. Together, in a safe and sacred space, we honor each other and the journey of parenthood…from discovering your child’s Soul song to the use of singing and sounding to assist in birthing and beyond.

If any of this resonates, connect with me today!

~ Jess ❤

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“You may not have grown up in an African tribe that sings your song to you at crucial life transitions, but life is always reminding you when you are in tune with yourself and when you are not. When you feel good, what you are doing matches your song, and when you feel awful, it doesn’t. In the end, we shall all recognize our song and sing it well. You may feel a little warbly at the moment, but so have all the great singers. Just keep singing and you’ll find your way home.”
(many sources ~ origin of quote unknown)

 

 

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!
https://www.facebook.com/events/342425689240540/?fref=ts

 

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 ♥

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

Join Sing Myself AWAKE on Facebook.

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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Song of the New Earth Film Comes to Music City October 12th

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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!

~ Jess Bray ♥

RSVP on Facebook.

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!?).

 

Frame Drum Singing Makes My Soul Shine

Singing to center. Invigorated by my own organic sound. HeartSong expression. Overtone harmonics. Giving and receiving unite. Tuning the ONE heart. Sharing soul~full vocal vibes. Organic, conscious, melodic creation, affecting the infinite field. Awakening sacred voices and inner wisdom. That’s what makes my #SoulShine ‬

~ Jess Bray ♥

Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains?

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Art by Lisa Hunt @ http://www.lisahuntart.com/
[…]
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name
[…]
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You’ll learn things you never knew you never knew

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest
Come taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth
Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once, never wonder what they’re worth
The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my friends
And we are all connected to each other
In a circle, in a hoop that never ends
[…]
For whether we are white or copper skinned
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains
We need to paint with all the colors of the wind
[…]
~ excerpts from Colors of the Wind
(by lyricist Stephen Schwartz for Disney’s film Pocahontas)

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 ♥

This magic morning ~

Rising Sun by Jess Bray
Rising Sun by Jess Bray

My alarm clock (which I never use, except for time reference) mysteriously went off early this morning.  I glanced out my window at the gentle glow of the rising sun, beckoning me outside.  Following my guidance, I made my way outside to the light, soaking in the day’s first rays with my gazing eyes.  I sang a song of thanks to the sun, for its precious and faithful, life giving beams.

Called to my front yard, I went through the house, grabbed a pillow for my bum and entered the sacred realm of my wild front entry.  As I settled under the sheltering canopy of bamboo, wisteria vine and what I like to call my bodhi bush, thoughtfully carved out on one side like a cavern, I listened and I watched.  Light was the sun and light was the mood.  The tiny dew drop worlds glistening on waking vegetation.  Such soft, sweet energies to behold and rejoice this day.

Centered in my heart, overflowing with love throughout my field and beyond, I began to sing ~ with the redbird I know so well, coming out of the forest to accompany me ~ with the moth, delicately gracing my skin ~ with the tiny mouse, curiously and carefully scurrying from the rock before me ~ with the turtle I discovered under the far side of the bush, who reached his head out farther once I began offering my voice his direction ~ with the two love doves stopping by on foot to say hello, flying off together with their melodious coos ~ with the ravens, on foot and in air, who came closer to greet my offering ~ and with the clever mockingbirds who call my yard home, voicing their concerns over the closeness of the ravens.  I sang a melody of thanks to Earth and to life ~ animal, vegetable, mineral.  Closing my eyes, looking within, I saw soft, gentle, white light showering from my crown, cascading down through my entire being and gracing the planet and all of existence through my deep roots.

As I sit here and place words on the magic of my morning, I hear the sounds of a small songbird, with its mighty voice calling out as if to say … keep singing, keep offering, keep sharing.  We are all bound by love as the one pure heart of existence.

Bliss~full day to you, Soul Family.

~ 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 ♥

May 11, 2014: Awaken Your Sacred Voice ~ Celebration of Mothers

 

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Join my Mother and I at her quaint home among the trees for this very special Mother’s Day Sacred Voice Play-shop Celebration. We will connect deeply with ourselves and each other, getting those yummy pleasure hormones flowing with sincere heart sounding connectivity. Together we will raise the good vibrations for ourselves, the planet and all BEings. 

~ Jess Bray ♥

In this Play-shop we will…
♥ Come together in sacred harmony
♥ Embrace the art of allowing
♥ Deeply listen and hear the music within and around ourselves
♥ Awaken the voice as a sacred instrument for healing
♥ Discover the wisdom of the elements and practice activating them with our voices
♥ Sing into being ~ Create with our voices ~ Sing our intentions

Address will be provided to all confirmed attendees prior to the play-shop.

Investment in self…
4 hours of your time and energy
$50 (min.) love offering (*see Prepay Instructions below)

What to bring?
~ frame drum is encouraged, but not a requirement
~ your favorite snacks

*PREPAY INSTRUCTIONS: I am now asking for prepayment to ensure attendance and a timely start. Once you RSVP, please send $50 (min.) love offering to followyourbliss8@gmail.com through Paypal.
Need assistance? Photo tutorial here… http://www.wikihow.com/Send-Money-via-PayPal

Need to pay with cash or check? Please arrive a few minutes early, so we can begin on time. Thanks so much!
If you’d like to host “Symphony of Creation ~ Awaken Your Sacred Voice” please connect with me.

For the latest Play-shop info and updates, Like this on Facebook!https://www.facebook.com/AwakenYourSacredVoice

May 18, 2014: HeartSong Collective ~ Sing the Change

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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.”