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.
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
We are in the new moon cycle in late October. It’s a wonderful time for transformation and musical awakening. I can feel lots of new songs bubbling up and am looking forward to a lot more writing and hopefully a new record soon.
In the meantime, my record Isn’t it Amazing? that I released in March of 2012 has circled back into the consciousness and has helped create an amazing new opportunity and experience for me and all who want to join!
I will be doing a house concert in Cincinnati, Ohio on 11/11 in the home of Vivienne Gerard followed by a Crystal Core Activation. Connecting with Vivienne and her work through her new book One Day is Here has been mystical, magical and incredibly affirming of why I make music. My songs Breath in Breath Out and Sweet September are highlighted in her book along with tracks by Snatam Kaur and Imagine Dragons. pretty cool musical company if you ask me.
All of the details for the concert and activation can be found here.
On Nov. 11, 2009, which I consider 11-11-11, I toned in the Great Pyramid at Giza and felt it as an initiation. This is a picture of what I saw when we exited the pyramid.
Now, 8 years later, the fullness of that experience will continue to evolve and expand. I hope you can join us for this most amazing event!
My wife and I are having our first open house since we got married and decided to do it on Halloween. Kind of a fun chance to get to use all that stuff you get at your wedding – like the giant punch bowl.
Keeping in the festive spirit, there are lots of opportunities coming up to celebrate together and in person through yoga classes and chanting concerts. Nov. 18, I am at Regina’s Connection in Hudson MA. On Dec. 2, Both Kristen and I will be at Grow You Healing Arts Center in Holliston, MA to chant and raise money for Ben Speaks, a cause close to both of our hearts.
On Wednesday Dec. 21, I hope you will join me for the 5 year celebration of Sounding Still Wellness at Power Yoga of Cape Cod Dennisport. It will include a yoga class with 4 teachers and live music by me. This event will also be raising money for both Cape Wellness Collabroative & SQ Foundation.
I know many feel the world is in a very difficult place, and though I agree there is division and suffering in our country and throughout the whole world right now, I still feel incredibly empowered to BE THE CHANGE and sing my song with all my heart. I hope you will join me!
love love love, Alicia
Happy New Moon!! Please Join me tonight at Real Life Yoga in Quincy for Chanting 6:30pm
On October 8 there is an event called #Chant4Change. If you can be there – BE THERE If you can Donate, Donate
Sweet Honey in the Rock will be there, which to me grounds the event in 50 years of social activism, antiracism, AMAZING MUSIC, and feminist thinking.
MC YOGI will be there which brings in the modern movement of yoga, music and getting “Off The Mat”
David Newman/Durga Das will be there, bringing in the powerful lineage of Krishna Das.
Tina Malia will be there, who just happens to be one of my all time favorite songwriters and performers.
This event feels like it was literally created for me – inviting me to marry my activist self with my spiritual self. What an opportunity! Thank you Universe. Thank you people who work on behalf of the universe.
Thank you to music, the never ending vibration that connects all, heals all, and awakens all. JAI JAI MA!!
I have written many songs about the magic of September. Perhaps because my birthday is in August or I have been a perennial student, September often feels like the new year to me.
I wrote September Again when I was around 22, having just lived in Ptown for a while and was facing a sense of who am I without the structure of school?
I wrote Sweet September just after turning 40, returning to Cape Cod, and completing 40 days of chanting that led me to my current career of music and transformation.
This September, I don’t feel a song coming, but rather an epic musical. It’s kind of a scary feeling because I have written a musical before and I know what it takes to complete it and get it up on stage. Those fans of Love according to Luc may remember it from way back in 2004.
As the new multidimensional musical ruminates in my creative psyche I will be singing and touring often in the fall, winter, and spring, so stay tuned and keep listening.
May this new moon bring you a TRUE SENSE of newness. May you awaken right NOW in this moment and create all you know you are. JOIN ME TONIGHT at Innerglow Yoga in Mashpee for a NEW MOON YOGA FLOW with Kristen O’Toole Yoga 6-7:30pm.
Let’s ROCK this September. love love love
Wow. Summer certainly has been moving fast. I have so enjoyed singing and chanting with many of you this summer and it continues. This weekend I will be at Love Yoga Fest and celebrating my first wedding anniversary. Please join me & Kristen O’Toole for Family yoga at 11:30 on both Sat and Sun for only $10/person. Talk about abundance, love and community! Register NOW.
And save the dates for August 22 at the Barnstable Village Jailhouse Jams stage and Sept. 2 at the Barnstable Tavern. GO HERE to see all my upcoming gigs and events including our last FULL MOON BEACH YOGA of the season Aug 18 on West Dennis Beach.
THANK YOU to all who continue to listen and share my most recent record Wise Innocence. At this time in our world when so many seem to be giving into fear, It fills my heart with hope and love to know that folks are tuning into a vibration of community and cooperation. If you are interested or in need of some extra support beyond the music please check out what I offer at Sounding Still Wellness.
Enjoy this month and be sure to give yourself lots of time to kick back, listen to music, walk the beach and just chill. The new moon is at 4:44 today. ALL HEART BABY. soak it in and plant those seeds of LOVE LOVE LOVE
There is nothing better than a Monday new moon. Mondays traditionally are when we get back to business, create our week, & set our intentions. On new moons, this is also what we are invited to do. It is an energy of creation and starting out fresh. Isn’t it wonderful that we get a new moon every month? A new opportunity to say, YES, I am worthy and I choose to create that which I desire.
Sometimes, we can find ourselves in a place though where we are not clear what we desire. For me, these can be some of the most difficult times. Even though I have learned over and over again that I am a part of nature and have cycles, sometimes when a cycle comes that feels slower, unclear or painful, I have a hard time trusting that this is just a part of my nature and not an indication that every choice I have made is wrong. When you are a creative artist in this world and choose to be bold and say I have a unique voice to share and I am worthy of making a living at it, on the days that you’re not so sure about that, your doubts can get very large. You can begin to look outside yourself and wonder why you didn’t make some more traditional and perhaps “safer” choices. At least I can.
Each times this happens, however, I return to what feels true to me and am reminded of a great quote from the Bhaghavad Gita, “It is better to do your duty and fail, then succeed at doing someone else’s duty”.
On this new moon, I recommit to what I feel my duty in this lifetime is and trust that not only am I worthy of great success, but that the journey of it each day and my continued belief in creativity and what I have to offer is success in itself.
Thank you for listening and reading and journeying with me on this little corner of our world. In honor of February and all the LOVE that tends to be floating around I wanted to share my track Gate Gate with you. It’s a great mantra of compassion and heart opening. When I recorded it last March, It gave me such joy and I offered the vibration up to all beings that we might continue to open our hearts and trust our true path.
May this new moon bring you Peace, Joy & Creativity.
love love love