I've recently been on a journey of sound in a way that's totally different from
what I've considered as "the voice" and sound.
The journey into how people have used their voices since our primitive beginnings,
has been calling to me. Call it an invitation to rediscovery of the gift that we all have.
Call it a yearning to vocalize what has been used as a means of healing, of prayer, of celebration.
I ask you, what has happened to our connection to this voice?
What if our voices are calling us back to gather in sound to heal?
Surely we need something besides the pharmaceutical industry's solution
to modern day woes. I'm speaking of depression, anxiety, worry, pain, diabetes, cancer.....
the list goes on.
What if a simple sound meditation can lift these woes easily?
And what if you gathered in sound with a small group weekly to alleviate where
you feel helpless or hopeless?
Wasn't it that cool cat who turned wine into water that said, when two or more
Could it be that our voice vibrating together activates something magical in us all?
Well, ladies and gentlemen, I have begun to experiment as my own
guinea pig and I've begun to tone/to chant/to sound daily. It's truly amazing!
I feel so much lighter and so much more connected to our beautiful planet.
I even had the pleasure of gathering a few friends at the beginning of this year and
taught them how to tone certain vowels to contribute to the healing of the planet.
It was a powerful experience. It was magical.
I keep asking myself what else can I do for planet earth besides recycling?
And isn't that just putting a bandaid on a gaping wound?
Look, I don't have the answers and I know that there must be something we can do
as part of the cellular structure of this planet. Don't you agree?
And even if you've decided that you are a mere human and that you have no real power on this planet,
maybe your voice could teach you something different.
This is the beginning of my sound therapy journey.
I invite all of you who are willing to ask more about the possibilities of sound to join me.
Let's make a joyful noise and recover our true sound. - Karen Jones