While exploring the archetype of the Healer, I learned that indigenous healers ask four questions of a person who is miserable and disheartened. These questions are:
When did you last dance?
When did you last sing?
When did you last listen to a story?
When did you last spend time in silence?
This made me think of how much I loved singing in my school choir, and reminded me that I very seldom sing out loud anymore. I sing in my head, but seldom let the words and sounds vibrate through my body. I want to change that, but I've become self-conscious of my voice.
So I did what I usually do when I want to explore something I would like to change in my life. I made a SoulCollage® card. And this is what the card said to me:
I am the one who raises my voice to the heavens by the singing of sacred words. I am the one whose voice sparkles with joy and praise. I am the one who has used the magic of sound since the beginning of time. I am the one who knows the energetic vibration of sound.
I give you the knowing that your voice contains magic. It is a connection to the realm of source. I give you the reminder that opening your mouth and letting sound vibrate into the air around you will heal your body.
I want you to sing and chant. I want you to remember how much you loved singing as a child, how much you loved being part of a choir. There is no need to be self-conscious. You can sing when you are alone. Enjoy letting the vibrations of your voice travel within your body.
It is time to start singing!