Tuesday, May 28, 2013

No. 239: Dear World, I call you out.

Dear World, I call you out:

**caution caution cover blowing ALERT**


There is only "Do" and "Be"--and presence
and joy, and love, and creativity, and honor, 
and awareness, and feeling, and vibrating
with the awesomeness of being alive.

"Can" or "Cannot" sing is 
the most destructive paradigm
we human instruments 
could choose to embrace.

can say 
we "can't"
achieve ecstatic aliveness.

The idea is laughable.

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

Friday, May 24, 2013

No. 238: It's an Inside Job

If we really want to enliven the future of opera in the world
We've got to climb down
Out of our Heads
And be willing to speak and sing
From the HeArt.

We advocates like to intellectualize:
And we do this very well--
Nothing awakens souls to Music
Like a soul Itself awakened in Song

And the greatest courage
Is to know that THIS knowledge
HeArt centered 
Is enough
To grow the life-enriching Field of Singing.

One foot planted firmly in Mind
Is always essential
Though if we want to be inviting and not off-putting
The other foot
Must ALWAYS be

In HeArt.

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

No. 237: Enemy Images

The best way 
to control a voice
(with a small "v")
is to tell it 
it's not any good.

To tell it 
it's not "safe"

That it will hurt

Voice with a capital "V"
lives far beyond these games.

Voice with a capital "V"
is no one's enemy
except for untruth.

Voice with a capital "V"
blesses Us
beyond imagination.

But for this to happen
We must
let go 
of the enemy images
of Voice
our culture feeds us.

We must live
and as
True Voice.

The "How" is My Quest, My Breath, My Heartbeat.

With the Absolute Courage of Voice,
It is Yours, too. 

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

Friday, May 17, 2013

No. 236: Why wait...?

Why wait until we die
to sing?

Western culture 
in particular
teaches of 
"angels singing in heaven."

I have heard countless times
"I have no voice here--but in heaven..."

Who is telling us these half-truths...?

And why do we swallow them...?

Opera Organically is about FULLY acknowledging
that finding Voice
Heaven on Earth:

This is a secret closely guarded no more!!!

Organic singing is ecstatic.
When we experience It, 
We catch glimpse after glimpse
of what it means to BE
angels walking on this planet.

If this idea scares you
Ask yourself WHY...

You may find 
there are people threatened 
by a walking talking Voice of Life.

Ahhhh...but then, walk in the woods
or in a garden,
and you will know
Voice's true friends
--at least until word spreads--
the trees and the moss,
the flowers and crawling creatures...

 Yes, they know how to sing eternally NOW.

They know how to sing eternally NOW.

And We 
can learn from them.

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

No. 235: What are we asking?

Are we asking Voice

what It can do for Us...?

Or are we asking

What We can do for It...?

To ask the first is to walk a paved road
where the going is smooth
but there is no grass under our feet, 
and each step
is the same.

To ask the second is to know
We ARE the grass,
the flowers, the trees, the night sounds,
the stars, the sun, the sky--all the Music we see,
hear, feel and BE along the Way.

*breathe in...breathe out*



The second Question is the One I choose.

...how about You?

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

No. 234: Voice Sings. That is All.

Voice Sings.  That is All.
Her singing may bring praise.
It may bring reward and acknowledgment.
It may also bring scorn and hatred.

Voice has the Power
to awaken every emotion--
for It has the Power 
to awaken Humanity.

To embrace Voice in All it brings Us:
the Joy, the Pain, the Love,
the Darkness, the Light,
is to know Its true nature.

Voice is a mirror to Life.

Monday, May 6, 2013

No. 233: It Doesn't Really Matter...

It doesn't really matter what I say
--or what anyone else says-- 
of your Voice.

It only matters what Voice says of Voice.

And what of the difference between the two?

Listening to the first 
is like dodging (wo)man-made bullets.

Listening to the second
is like bathing
in all the Love in the Universe.

Which do YOU choose?