Happy Sunday! It has been a joy for me to look back at what happened this time last year. If you follow me on Facebook or talk to me in person, you know that setting intentions is a big deal for me. I set them for my birthday last year and this year, and it has been really cool to see what has manifested in my outer reality because of them.
One year ago, I attended the New Life Expo here in New York City for the first time. I attended all three days plus a special event on the Monday immediately following the expo. On the Sunday during last year’s expo, I attended a workshop entitled, “Get Happy,” by one of my favorite sound healers, Judy Satori. She is a lovely person, inside and out. Judy speaks the Language of Light (also known as Light Language), which is an amazing energy healing modality that I have a personal affinity for. Judy describes Light Language as the language of Spirit. When you hear it for the first time, it may sound strange… yet it can sound and feel oh-so-familiar. Your soul recognizes it, even if your logical mind doesn’t. Light Language can be transmitted by spontaneous vocal sounds but also visually through written symbols and hand movements. It’s the energy behind the sounds, symbols, or movements that matters. And to me, it all boils down to intention. (Side note: This is why I was so excited to learn about Circle Singing back in June because they are all about singing spontaneous melodies. They don’t call it Light Language, but to me, it’s connected as long as the intention is there.)
During the workshop, Judy introduced to the crowd of open-minded spiritual seekers her latest experimental work, “Get Happy,” a series of nine audio tracks to help with a variety of human needs, including feeling valued, feeling worthy, feeling loved, cultivating peace, and believing in yourself. Oh, I should mention that although she was going to play us the recorded audio tracks, technology wasn’t working properly, so she spoke Light Language to us live, and the energy was powerfully palpable. After each track, she asked for feedback from the audience. I ended up giving feedback for one of the early tracks. I didn’t even have to raise my hand; she intuitively knew to walk to me, ask me what I felt, and put the microphone to my mouth. I said I felt a rumbling in my body. When she got to the track on having dreams fulfilled, I definitely felt a pulsing energy in my throat and actively raised my hand to give my feedback. When she got to me, I mentioned what I felt, and Judy asked what my dream is. I said this in response:
“I want to be a singer.”
Now, you must know that this was the first time I declared this in public, and it took a lot of courage for me to do so. Judy asked what was holding me back from pursuing my dreams, and I said, “I don’t know the next step.” She told me privately (that is, not into the microphone) to see her after the workshop. She also gave me advice to ask Spirit for the next step. (I’ve come to learn in the last year that all you ever need is the next step, and if you don’t know, then ask, be open to receive, and you shall receive in expected & unexpected ways.) Judy also said to me and into the microphone, “I think you will be a singer.” Talk about a confidence booster! 🙂
At the time, I had no idea what an impact saying “I want to be a singer” in public would have on my life. However, with a year under my belt since making that declaration, I can say that I’ve taken steps, both large and small, to live my dream:
- Last November, I took voice classes for the very first time in my life and loved them.
- In January and May, I continued on with a small-group voice class with my teacher.
- In March, I signed up for B-School to help me as an artist/entrepreneur.
- In May, I built my own website. (Today I updated it, ha!)
- In July, I signed up to be a Volunteer Artist with Sing for Hope. So far, I have performed four times, and I am signed up to perform again next month. I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: Before each performance, I set the intention to brighten someone’s day. My soul soars whenever I perform. It’s when I feel most alive, connected, and present.
What a difference a year makes.
I plan on returning to the New York Open Center for more voice classes next month. I also have plans to sell my music online, but first, I need to set up a few things on the business side. It is a work in progress, but such is life. 🙂
To all of you who have witnessed any part of my journey this past year, thank you for being there for me. I am tearing up writing these words now because I feel your support and your love, and I am immensely grateful.
Infinite Peace and Love,
Allison the Singer
P.S. In case you’re wondering what happened after the “Get Happy” workshop, I didn’t get the chance to speak to Judy. She was surrounded by other folks who wanted to speak with her, but what was cool is that two people came up to me with possible next steps! They each gave me a business card. I did get a chance to interact with Judy one on one after the special Monday event, and it’s an experience that I hold very close to my heart and soul.
P.P.S. There’s another story I could possibly tell about returning to the New Life Expo this year, but I’ll save it for offline conversations. Reach out to me if you want to know more! 😉