“People say that the soul, on hearing the song of creation,
entered the body, but in reality the soul itself was the song.”
☘️Spring ☘️- I wake up every morning to the song of the birds - and with additional time on hand and the peace of silenced motors - I do believe that I have honed my listening skills. I am able to distinguish the territorial call of a robin from that of a blackbird, from the chirping of a bullfinch, the sounding of starlings... and every morning these little animals voice their delight at being alive. David G. Haskell calls birds "quick-fingered jewellers of air, crafting dozens of ornamented gems every second."
And, just as the birds sing their day into creation, humans, too, since the beginning of time have thought of sound, the word and by extension the song to be the first elements in the process of manifestation. In many beliefs and religions, the "saviour" is an embodiment of the word.
Around the world now, lockdown is being loosened, we are getting out again after this period of extended hibernation. A wonderful thing, of course. Admittedly, I am feeling slightly nostalgic already for this cocooned calm, yet eager, too, to sing my new song. I am not too sure I know the words yet, though... I think I will start with a humming - like the sound of the bumble bees on the blossoms of May.
A part of this new song will certainly be an offering of regular online classes for anybody, who feels like discovering more about the correlation of movement and breath, about that one flow that brings us back to who we are. The ritual of self-discovery and lastly that of self-love.
Another important part of this new song will be a regular collaboration with persons I hold in high esteem and whose message I would like to share with you. On the topic of words, voice and the ritual of self-discovery, I am very happy to announce two Sunday workshops with my friend, singer and songwriter Daphne Tse. She joined some of our classes last week and touched our hearts.
Irish author John O'Donohue when asked about beauty once said "(...) music is what language would love to be if it could (...)"! So, I hope you join us for this (limited spots!).
Oh, and the song of the waves has become another one of my "constants" in these times of change, and I have been putting guided meditations online for you, recorded at the ocean's edge