I’ve always sung. From as early as I can remember, this has been a part of me, of who I am in my deepest self.
And yet it’s taken me more than 4 decades to finally own and celebrate my voice, and by extension myself.
I could give you lots of stories about why it took me so long – like having two professional opera singing parents, both with big voices and big personalities. And how hard it was to use my voice in front of them, fearing judgement and criticism.
Or how I found it hard to give voice to what I thought and felt – at school, at university, at work – for fear of being wrong or not good enough. Or how I kept quiet to keep the peace in some pretty unhealthy personal relationships.
Lots and lots of scripts were running on the inside, that kept me stuck and kept me quiet in this cage of my own making, where I played small to be safe. Where I didn’t use my own voice in the way I wanted to and needed.
On the outside, it probably looked like I was confident and self-assured, but in truth I was using enormous amounts of energy to constantly keep my ‘game face’ intact so I could navigate the world. It was exhausting!
The call to use my voice was nonetheless stronger than all my negative self-talk and the many fears I had and so I kept putting myself out there, joining gospel and community choirs, forming and performing in jazz bands until finally, I found pure sacred sound. And in the process, discovered my own, authentic voice.
It was a revelation – learning how to align my physical voice with the one deep inside of me. I learned how it was possible to use sound and voice as ‘vibration medicine’ for healing, wellbeing, self-expression and ultimately, transformation.
I now know how powerful voice is in shifting stuck energy, emotions, beliefs and patterns. How to come unstuck in a good way!
Voice is so much more than I ever thought possible. I understand that it is the bridge between our inner and outer world and enables us to connect in with ourselves on all levels of being.
I now know that my voice and yours is our superpower and ultimate self-empowerment tool.
This is what I want to share with other women.
When we each feel free to be deeply and authentically ourselves and give voice to this woman, we can Live Life Out Loud in every part of our lives.
We only have this one precious life. I look forward to meeting and working with you.