To celebrate my favorite time of year on Cape Cod, I have decided to create Sweet September: 12 Days of 12 Rebirth.

In this series I will be sharing a track from my recent Album 12 Rebirth, talking about its creation and also linking it to an earlier song of mine. Read more about why I am doing this at Day 1.

Day 7 Be Creative and Be The Light

Day 7 is all about Being. What is the difference between doing and being? Perhaps you have heard that witty quip, “We are human beings not human doings.” I have spent a lot of the last 15 years unlearning many patterns of mind, so that I might BE more and do less. This is an ongoing process and the writing of songs is a crucial part of my growth and healing.

In my creative process, I often write poems or channeled words that have no music. Sometimes I write in my journal. Sometimes I record directly into my phone.

“Be Creative” I wrote first and then recorded it as a spoken word, which led to some editing. I included it in some sound files that I shared with my producer just so she would have a sense of my overall vision for the project and I had no intention of including it as a track on 12 Rebirth.

Allison, my producer loved the track and actually wanted me to do more spoken word. It has surprised me how much people have responded to this this piece, letting me know it really moved or inspired them. I purposely placed it right in the middle of the experience of the album, as the journey through the songs shifts here and starts to deepen even further.

I do believe that it is creativity and my willingness to express it through music and writing that helps keep me happy, healthy, evolving and thriving.

Enjoy!

I wrote Be the Light in December of 2008. Wow that seems like a long time ago!

I had just left Brooklyn, NY after almost 12 years in the city and was staying on Cape Cod, curious about what was next. I did not record the song until 2015 and made it the title track of that album. I love playing it around the holidays in the sacred month of December and have a few fans that want to hear it no matter what month it is.

I am loving this process of sharing with you through these blogs. Whether you have been reading all of them or are just tuning into this one, I would love to hear any feedback you may have.

Do you have a favorite song from the ones I am sharing? Has it been fun hearing some of the back story to my process? Feel free to respond below.

Also, be sure to check out the Patreon Page. I will be uploading the full moon chant a week from today and it will be recorded at my spiritual home Creacon Wellness Retreat in Ireland.

I was reminded today by facebook of a campaign I did 8 years ago called 40 and Fabulous. I was on the verge of turning 40, having recently returned from a middle east/age crisis (that’s a whole other blog) and was regrouping on Cape Cod.

Cape Cod – what an amazingly blessed place to regroup.

Be The Light – An album from Alicia in 2015

In this practice and campaign I created, I filmed myself everyday for 40 days chanting a different chant and posted it on youtube. I asked people to donate to SQ Foundation if they resonated with the videos. My goal was $40,000. HAHA. I have always dreamed very big.

This experience was an extraordinary lesson for me in consciousness, desire and how energy works. I can see now, that my intentions were multi-fold.

Yes, I wanted to share myself and my gifts as a singer to help support a foundation I believed in.

Yes, I wanted some structure to help me birth this career as a spiritual singer that I knew was real, but had no idea how to create.

And YES, I wanted to be seen and known for who I was, even though my external life seemed like it was going nowhere.

When I didn’t get close to reaching my goal but received an email from SQ Foundation within the next couple months saying that they had a set a goal to reach $40,000 in support of their programs, I learned so much!

It was not about ME being the one to raise the money. It was about ME showing up in my gifts and planting the seed so that WE could all thrive and empower ourselves and each other. Thank God I was crazy enough to do that and give myself a truly healing and awakening experience.

The other thing that happened during that campaign was on day 8, after committing to doing this, I got a bad cold and lost parts of my voice. I RARELY lose my voice. So there I was, humbled, having to acknowledge that singing and chanting is never about how you sound, but about the intention and devotion with which you offer your vibration.

All healing is Self-healing.

Now, as I travel sharing my songs and leading people in chants (as if it was something I always did), I reference this personal experience often to illustrate how we may not ever know fully why we are urged to do things from within. We may feel that the inner guidance we receive or desires we become aware of are crazy and illogical and …..they may be.

However, I have learned, when I take actions from my inner guidance with the right motivation, amazing things can happen – for both me and the people who end up hearing or feeling me.

It is not always an easy path. It can be frustrating and confusing and lonely. However, here I am again at age 48, recommitting to this path. My path. Our path. A path of what I now call Self-Actualization or Living into my Destiny Path.

My only job now is to become uniquely me at the highest potential possible in any given moment. If I truly commit to this, that realization of my pure essence will be of the Highest Service to Humanity, of which I am a part and I will have fun along the way!

Some of you may have figured this out a long time ago. I often joke, I am on the remedial human path. I have always resonated with the spiritual path and for that I am beyond grateful. Now, I am excited and thrilled to walk into my human path of expressing my Spiritual Being at a whole new level.

Thank you for walking with me and sending me an encouraging smile/hug, note, or dollar every now and them. If you haven’t heard 12 Rebirth yet, I encourage you to tune in and watch the new promo video.

I cannot fully express in words what a gift it is to be a Creative Music Maker right now on this glorious planet. I guess I will have to just keep on writing songs and singing to share that joy!

Lucky, Lucky me.

Join me TONIGHT at The West End and beyond for some live singing on Cape Cod over the next couple weeks

8/29 Hyannis Harbor overlook

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8/30 Dennis House Concert 

358 Rte 6A, Dennis, MA  RSVP required – FB Event page

8/31 House Concert

Osterville, MA Email for info

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Alicia at Orff class circa 1974

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Another December and I’m coming home, but not like I’ve ever done before

I can’t help but remember all the places you had me roam, so I could be here now for what’s in store

And I’m gonna Be the light I always dreamed I’d be

Be the light for all to see

Be the light I always dreamed I’d be

Be the light for all to see

-from Be The Light by Alicia Mathewson originally written in 2008, recorded in 2015

Happy New Moon to all! It’s an incredible time to be alive. I hope you are taking time to be still, listen to your favorite music, take walks in the woods, rest, drink water and connect with like minded loving friends. 2018 will be all about love. It’s YOUR Choice whether you focus on love or focus on fear. CHOOSE LOVE. it’ really is the best way to go.

Join me on THURSDAY this week at Power Yoga of Cape Cod Dennisport for an incredible evening of live music and yoga along with Kristen O’Toole, Stephanie Gilrein, Emily Harris and Leigh Alberti.  Proceeds benefit SQ Foundation (global) and WE CAN (local), so it’s an opportunity to give yourself a GIFT while also serving others.

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THANK YOU for being you and tuning in here. 2018 is bringing much change and expansion for me and many others, so stay tuned.

LOVE love love

Alicia

Happy New Moon!!

 I am so grateful for all the KICKSTARTER Backers that have helped me release this record out into the world. We have 3 days left for you to claim some excellent rewards.

Listen to the title track here

Please help me celebrate by sharing the music on it’s official release this Saturday Dec. 3. Stay tuned on Facebook & Twitter and be sure to share far and wide.

Thank you and may your day be blessed and peaceful!

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I am so grateful to have this creative project to put my heart into. I need music and connection more than ever right now and my guess is you might to.

Please join me TODAY at 11:11 LIVE ON FACEBOOK as I launch a new CD with 7 live chants, 2 live songs and 2 studio recording songs called BE THE LIGHT. It is an offering of love, peace, truth, right-conduct & non-violence. Help me bring this music and vibration to all with ears to hear. We have only a $4000 goal (which I hope we far surpass) and have until Dec. 2 to reach it.

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Please join early and help us all feel like WE are empowered, WE are united & WE can work together towards more security and peace for all.

Watch the campaign here. at 11:11 on 11/11 LOVE LOVE LOVE!