Hearing Voices

As a child, I loved exploring vocal expression in both storytelling and music.  I also enjoyed discerning the subtle intonations, textures, accents and melodies of different speakers, singers and languages.  For me, the voice was a truly fascinating and versatile instrument (and so much more portable than a piano) while words were a beautiful form…

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Jamil Allah

This simple yet beautiful Sufi chant was taught in a sound healing workshop I took with Simon Heather (UK Sound Healers Association) around the year 2000. It was explained that in the Sufi tradition, all poetry and art is devotional and is thus dedicated to the great “Beloved”. This chant expresses the Sufi mystic’s sweet…

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The Gayatri Mantra

In 2001, I was taught the Gayatri Mantra in a chanting workshop. Then I decided to record it in 2005 with some harmonies as a meditation… TO LISTEN click play button on top LEFT corner of the track love TO DOWNLOAD click download button on top Right corner of the track love [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/179666190″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”300″ iframe=”true” /] love…

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Reflections on Avatar

Since it debuted in December, Avatar has been a massive ship that has arrived in every port with record-breaking success. Ahoy mateys! Almost everyone has been on board and even I who rarely goes to a Hollywood film, went to see it. But when i left the theatre on Boxing day, I felt different than…

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Art is Life

Art has always been a spiritual experience for me,  allowing me to explore concepts, emotions and dreams that could not otherwise be examined. …When there are no words, she offers us melodies to sing our heartache. …When there are no melodies, she offers us colors to paint our joy. …When there are no colors, she…

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The Burlesque of Betrayal

For a long time, I was haunted by the companion known as Betrayal.  He was very active in my life throughout childhood and early adulthood.  He managed to surprise me on many occasions, knocking on my door when I least expected it.  Usually, he’d show up after I’d built a relationship. With one quick sweep…

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Spiritual I.Q.

In your current lifetime, you might have noticed a pattern of experiences that repeat even though the faces and locales are different.  The names and stories might change but at the core of such experiences is the same familiar outcome or feeling.  The ability to observe such energetic patterns and consciously digest their teachings is…

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The Mother of All Teachings

The greatest teaching that we’ve all come to explore and understand is Unconditional Love.  All experiences relate somehow to this Mother of all teachings. And all Teachers are here to help us get closer to this great Mother. As we get into her sacred closet, we see that Unconditional Love wears many hats and comes…

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