Constellations

Constellations light up the sky
All the stars are out tonight
We remember to name most of them
but we’re lost, don't know where we came from

Oooh… x2

Constellations are ghosts of the past
Bringing truth to those of us looking
For a view into our history 

So we gaze deep into the night
Reflections of stories we wrote to define
Who we are before falling asleep
Who we are after time sets us free

Oooh… x2
 
I wanna go where the sun touches the night
Millions of miles between space and time
I wanna know how it feels to be that bright

Where the wishes all come alive
I wanna go there, I wanna feel it
I wanna know what they're talking about
I wanna be part of it

Oooh… x4

I wanna go where the sun touches the night
Millions of miles between space and time
I wanna know how it feels to be that bright

Freedom Within

Let me out of this escaping I am frozen in time
I wish I could touch the stars that would destroy me

(bring it back, bring it back, bring it back now..) x2
there comes a risk with exploration
(bring it back, bring it back, bring it back now..) x2
there comes a risk with exploration
(bring it back, bring it back.)

I’ve been driving well before I crawled
a friend told me to stay between the lines and we listened to free falling
now I’m suspended in the air
waiting for the gravity
nothing to stop me from falling
so I can just fall free

if you don’t have anywhere to fall
you don’t have anything land on
you don’t have anything to fear
let yourself suspend in open air
let yourself breathe...

and if love escapes your heart then you have fallen with grace
let yourself out of those cages that you travel in 

and if the sun burns you on your skin
at least you have died with freedom within
 

Nebula

Nebula

I believe that we all need to break apart so we can see the light…..And unless we fall towards the ground, how do we take flight? ….You have to be brave sometimes and take the leap even if you don’t see it….Cause loneliness is the bravest thing we can do...no one can save us

It's inside this lonely Nebula, that the stars are born, where we find our strength and we break through our cycles…It's inside this lonely Nebula, that the stars are born, where we find our strength and we break through our cycles…To start again, to start again, to start again….We break through our cycles

The emptiness sits inside of you...at this Intersection As you walk away from who you were...Cause we all have our own planets and moons ...properties and dimensions we’re alone in this adventure. Layers peel and we reappear, knowing bit by bit what's real, we can't be certain...and explosions never promised us anything but life, death and redemption.

It's inside this lonely Nebula, that the stars are born, where we find our strength and we break through our cycles…It's inside this lonely Nebula, that the stars are born, where we find our strength and we break through our cycles…To start again, to start again, to start again
We break through our cycles

But we have to be willing to break open
Let go…
Allow the explosion
We must be broken
To break open
Embrace our emotion
We Break open
Let go

The Observable Universe

Butterflies fly beyond the horizon line
Taking a risk with their delicate wings
Paper-like eyes, painted on the backside
blending the colours like a nebula sky

What other life exists beyond the universe? 
Is there an area and a perimeter? 

Still with the night, fireworks in the daytime
Transforming their spark, from dust to light, dust again
They can defy, human laws of gravity
Our cells are the same

What other life exists beyond the universe? 
Is there an area and a perimeter? 

How do we get beyond ourselves?
How do we see beyond the universe?
We must be willing to gather our strength.
We must be willing to do it all again.

The only way to break the cycle is to stay inside it

Finding your voice means....

I’m a musician, and I don’t love performing. For me, performing is a term entangled with so many expectations, money, entertainment… performance is intertwined with not being ourselves, putting on an act, having the spotlight, being the star, and so much of what that represents is uncomfortable for me. 

For me, voice and expression comes from within. It is who you are, and putting on a mask is not going to share that authenticity of you, with others. It’s not going to get us the love that we desperately want inside. It might get us the attention, but only when we’re performing, when we have the mask on, when we’re putting out, doing what everyone else feels is valuable, and what everyone else wants for us - of us. 

I’ve been teaching voice for over a decade and seen some amazing transformations...but my work has always stayed in the container of “music lessons” and that’s not really what I do. Sure, I have two degrees specializing in vocal technique, transmission practices and pedagogy, sure I have certificates and diplomas and certifications that have helped refine my skill and teaching methods, but at the end of the day, all these tools come down to one thing: access to a personal freedom to create an expression that accurately represents who we are. 

When we feel confident with who we are, when we feel like what is inside of us is truly aligned with how we sound, how we look, how we communicate, then that sense of peace starts to play out in all areas of our live. We begin to feel that sense of purpose that we’re so desperately seeking outside of ourselves. That sense of purpose that keeps us alive and engaged with life. 

It’s the ultimate freedom. 

Performing in our culture is associated with entertainment. Is music entertainment? Sure, it can be, but when you look at the majority of cultures outside of North America, music is a sacred practice, and a spiritual event. 

Music is not here to entertain us, but to draw us into ourselves, to move us. It is a tool. To help us in our own transformation whether that’s through death, grief, loss, new life… music is there to guide us through, to enhance ceremony, to affirm, and further deepen the experience. Our experience. 

So, what does “finding your voice” really mean?

Finding your voice means being yourself. 
Finding your voice means being comfortable in your own skin.
Finding your voice means delivery. 
….It means returning home. 
….It means having a sense of purpose.
Finding your voice means freedom. 
Finding your voice means being heard. 
Finding your voice means being seen. 
...For who you are
Finding your voice means alignment with your values. 

Finding your voice does not mean you have to share it.
...or give it away.
Finding your voice does not mean you have to become a performing monkey.
Finding your voice does not mean doing something that’s not comfortable for you. 
Finding your voice does not mean you have to sing in front of anyone. 

Finding your voice means you accept and love yourself. 
Finding your voice means you hear yourself. 
You heal yourself. 
Finding your voice means finding yourself. 
….because it is the sonic representation of who you are.