Tragedy touches us all… When I was just 13 years old, my father committed suicide.
I found him lying in the backyard in the morning light, the gun still in his hand.
The years leading up to that moment were fraught with violence and mental illness brought on by severe alcoholism; and for many years afterward, my life was about surviving both alcoholism and suicide, and releasing trauma, with a lot of bad decisions mixed in.
The one thread that carried me from there to here was music. Song. Singing.
When my heart was turning to stone, singing softened it.
When my heart was breaking, singing healed it.
When my heart was closing, singing opened it.
When I felt enveloped by darkness, singing lit the way.
Singing always helped me to remember what was worth remembering and to release and let go of what had already passed.
Speech is powerful. It has the power to create our reality.
What we repeat to ourselves, and embed in our minds, has the power to totally transform our experience of life.
One of the world’s sacred texts says, In the beginning was the word, and the word was G-d.
By singing songs that embed words of love and healing and beauty, we can fill our minds, our hearts, and our lives with those qualities, too.
Every repetition polishes the mirror just a little bit more.
So, come. Join me.
In raising our voices together, we call for the the spirit of song, love, harmony, gratitude, health, and celebration, and multiply what we already have into even more of it.
Saturday, July 29, 8pm
at Rising Lotus Yoga
14148 W Magnolia Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(easy, abundant, and well lit parking)
$25 Advance Tickets HERE
All proceeds thereafter will go toward the Santa Monica Wildlife preserve and the bridge project for the mountain lions to be able to cross safely over our LA freeways.