What does it mean to free your voice?
It means feeling safe and grounded.
Freeing your voice is a deep dive into your childhood wounding to discover where you lost it in the first place.
It is to release the pain of our past ancestors, traumas, suppression and circumstances.
It’s about getting comfortable in your own skin and being honest with yourself.
Freeing your voice is liberating yourself from squelching your emotions and letting the rivers flow.
Freeing your voice is releasing projections, victim nature, martyrdom, blame, shame, guilt, gossip and lower frequencies.
Freeing your voice is a result of reclaiming your power.
It is being in right relationship with your heart and offering compassion to others.
Freeing your voice is to surrender to the Divine and love yourself.
It is having fine-tuned listening skills.
To free your voice is to be vulnerable enough to hear all the feedback and own what you are responsible for.
It is learning to speak your authentic truth.
Freeing your voice is creating healthy boundaries that protect you with a sensibility to uphold them with kindness versus defensiveness.
Freeing your voice is learning to communicate consciously and effectively which is truly is an art.
I’d say, at this moment, I am an artist that’s learning to develop her craft to live a more full heart-centered life.
Here are 9 tools along my path that have aided me in the art of communication and helped me free my voice.
1- Getting Grounded, Breathing and Relaxing
When you are grounded, breathing and relaxed you heal. When you heal, you have the space to turn inward and bring mindfulness and heart-centeredness to your communication. Your tension is released and your voice is more powerful. Try this earthing meditation to get you started.
2 – Core Wound/Inner Child Healing Work
Your core wounds and the inner child within are holding your past. As you hear her, listen to her, and love her you will regain your power and begin to learn that you are creating your life and everything in it. That will change where you speak from, how you speak and will liberate you. Learn more about this deep journey work.
3 – Sacred Plant Medicines
The sacred plants speak through the human voice. The medicinal songs of the plants have great power for healing. I personally have completely cured my vocal chords and received many spiritual surgeries in the mentorship of the plants and reclaimed my voice. I now sing ceremonially and transmit these songs in honor of this great gift. Check out MAPS for more information.
4 – Singing Kirtan/Yoga Chanting
Kirtan is a devotional singing and chanting practice that chants the names of the Divine to raise your vibration to the frequency of pure LOVE. It’s a beautiful practice that is a direct line to Source. Check out my favorite studio, Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica.
5 – Creative Writing + Play
Being a beginner in life, in play, and innocence will connect you to the pure creative light within. Discovery and curiosity is where creativity lies. As you heal your sacral chakra and open up these energies it has a direct influence on your voice. After all, have you seen a picture of the Yoni and Vocal Chords? They align with what we create and express. One of my favorite books for accessing the inner creative is The Artist’s Way.
6 – Relationships – Those that trigger you the most!
Relationships are your mirror. And the ones that trigger you the most will reveal your subconscious patterns, behaviors and past that is remain unhealed. This is a teaching relationship. What is beautiful about these teaching relationships is that they teach you what is important to you, your core values, and how to be a better communicator of healthy boundaries, desires and needs. Practice the art of conscious communication.
7 – Amazing Coaches
Coaching and mentorship has been profound for me in my own shadow work which is why I now offer this gift to women. To have someone who can point out your deeper work in a safe and loving container catalyzes real change. It is priceless to liberating your voice. Discover what you can work on now.
8 – Being in Community
When you have the opportunity to meet in sacred, safe space with other like-minded individuals it is so healing! This is great practice for revealing your personal story and deep inner truths. Circles provide great insight. It’s helpful to know that you are not alone in what you are going through. Check out this coaching + healing women’s empowerment group. And this Women’s Facebook group.
9- Surrendering to Divine Love
The ultimate goal is surrendering and opening fully to Divine Love. It’s the pure ecstasy that we seek to return to. When we relax, surrender, and let go of our egoic nature that keeps us in suffering there is so much love to receive.
Could you imagine letting go of all the projections and stories and living in your authentic truth, speaking from your heart and revealing your whole being?
Freeing your voice is a lifetime practice of healing, surrender, sharing and loving yourself.
Freeing your voice is the conscious and truthful path of awakening.
Photos from my workshops at Oregon Eclipse Festival.