Monday, December 31, 2012

No. 214: When We Decide

When we decide
Life and Love are Paramount
In the development of Voice
Suddenly things seem upside-down:
What is the purpose of Song?

When we dare to look and live deeper
Than how we've been told
All the little details, 
The technical Musts and Explanations
Take on a new Context:

Singing becomes more than Art. It becomes HeArt.
And we know WHY we marvel at It so.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

No. 213: The Heart is a Beacon

If we Singers were taught
To believe in a Sound
Which We most definitely, positively, 
Without doubt could find--
Which flows through Us
Like the Breath of Life,
Like Love Itself,

Singing could take on a whole new, conscious meaning.

It could be we are being called by a Heart
Which no longer wants to remain silent.

It could be we are being asked to acknowledge
Just how wonder-full and life-changing organic singing can be.

It could be the Heart which calls us to sing 
Wants much more than our Voice alone:

It wants us to know we are One and The Same
With the Stuff of Music's Ecstasy.

THIS is Life. 
THIS is Love.

THIS is Opera Organically.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

No. 212: A Wondrous Thing

It is a Wondrous Thing, to be connected to Voice.

It is a Wondrous Thing, to know That Which Loves Us Deeply Through Song.

THIS is Life.
THIS is Love.
THIS is Opera Organically.

No. 211: Which Way to Go

The power which becomes available to the singer as she realizes the full impact of Voice (the mirror to her inner Self) can be overwhelming.

It is easy to be seduced away from the Truth, from this Deep Power which Voice shows us, this low-running hum of Life that enriches every moment when we let It.

Every instant as a Singer I have a choice:  to walk the road the outside world seems to wish for me, or the One of Inner Mystery where Love is All There Is, and everything I do and am is singing.  

Choosing this path, I know I am LIFE.  I am LOVE.  I am OPERA ORGANICALLY. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

No. 210: On Choices

It is nearly impossible to choose a reality we do not know about, or that we are afraid of believing in.

Opera Organically proclaims: 

Singing CAN feel amazing, fulfilling, real, true, authentic, loving, and ecstatic.
Singing is about MUCH MORE than "correctness", "rightness", and traditional definitions of "beauty".
From a perspective that is much deeper than surface judgements, Voice is ever-present, ever-living, ever-nourishing, and infinitely POSSIBLE.

This is Life.  
This is Love.

This is Opera Organically.

Living the Mystery this Holiday Season...



Friday, December 14, 2012

No. 209: On Definitions

We do not define Voice.
IT defines US
Asking, in the silent shadows of song:
Will you come with me?  Will you come?
Will you walk with me, as One?
Will you breathe in deep
and know that I am There
Where You Are?

THIS is Life.
THIS is Love.

THIS is Opera Organically.

No. 208: In response to recent shootings

...How can singing Chang the World?  Imagine: a gunwo/man, SEEN and HEARD as a child--ALLOWED to SING with all her HeART, to pour out all the grief and pain and sorrow and anger and frustration and hate into MUSE-IC, rather than turn it into herself.  WHAT WILL THIS TAKE?  It will take a society courageous enough to LET GO of snap judgements, of easy definitions of what's "right" and "wrong", "good" and "bad".  It will take artists willing to STAND UP as leaders to PROCLAIM the FREEDOM which music and art bring us in life.  It will take humanity ac-KNOWLEDGE-ing that Life's Blood pours through us in multiple ways, and that to deny a child certain means of expression can be downright dangerous.  We can listen to children NOW, TODAY--the children who are still children in body, and the children in each of us--and ask: What might this soul have to sing...?  And in honoring each song, whatever form it takes, we CAN create a more peaceful world.  

THIS is Life.  THIS is Love.  THIS is Opera Organically!