I am writing from Cincinnati, having settled in here for about a week. After all the traveling, it has been nice to land. Preperations are under way for the first ever Gaia’s Love Festival and I am beyond grateful to be here offering my music and supporting the vision of my friend Vivienne Gerard, There are still some tickets left, so if you resonate with the energy, be sure to register HERE.

Before I got to Cincinnati, I completed my journey through Canada, came over the border at Detroit, had a brief stop in Ann Arbor before arriving in Cincy. So let’s rewind a little.

Last place I mentioned was Brittania Beach in Ottawa, Ontario. What a cool spot. I met some wonderful sound and yoga practitioners and they have invited me back to play at their Bhakti in the Woods Celebration – maybe August of 2020. That would be fun. Here is a picture of Rebecca’s apartment and all her Gongs. No matter where I travel, the Universal Energies always make sure I am give the opportunity to retune myself as much as I like. I am so grateful for the many Beings on this planet using Sound to awaken and balance themselves and others. What a gift to be one who creates Conscious Sound.

From Brittania Beach, I made my way to the Algonquin National Park, stayed at an air BnB in in Whitney, ON just at the edge of the east entrance to the park, hiked and swam my way through the park and then landed at my Friday Jim Grant’s home for a couple days. What a gift this time was. I joked I was going to write a blog called “How mosquitoes are enlightening me”, but will save that for another time.

For now here are some pics of the beautiful land I was blessed to experience. I sang the Algonquin Water Song often. You can hear it at the beginning of my song I am the Ocean. Or watch this extraordinary video of the Grandmothers. listen to the sound as you look at the pictures.

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Being with Jim and Betz and fellow friends Ellen and her family was truly nourishing and inspiring. From fresh baked breads (check out The Oxtongue Baker), to ice cold micro brew on the dock, to beautiful deep conversations about why we are here and how best we can become our truest and most peaceful selves.

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Thank you Jim and Betz and all at Chape Inn. I hope to be back soon.

From there I made my way to Toronto for a night. It was incredibly hot that day – remember that crazy heat wave that was everywhere, so I mostly walked around a lot drenched in sweat. I did have a wonderful conversation with a local bartender, originally from Hawaii, who wanted to buy me a shot because he was so enjoying our conversation. He told me our time together helped him feel much better about Americans. I am happy to serve. 😉

From there I drove through some beautiful farmland of Canada, spent a couple days in the Niagara-On-the-Lake area, mostly resting and staying cool. This place made me a little home sick for the Cape, I must admit. Around this time I was really longing for magical swim in Barnstable Harbor.

And then off into the absolutely sweltering heat of the tunnel from Windsor, ON to Detroit Michigan. What an experience!

There was a LOT of traffic and I was asked many many questions as I re-entered the US. I realized after the fact, that the nice man just couldn’t quiet understand why I was driving so much and travelling by myself as a woman. sigh.

He literally said to me, “Next time you should bring a friend.” I told him I had my music.

Pretty sure this was like driving to the Cape on a Saturday around noon. OOPS!!

After that somewhat annoying journey through the tunnel and over the border, I arrived at a most magical air BnB in Ann Arbor Michigan. The funny thing is when I arrived there was no power in much of the city. Remember that crazy weather….

The good news was I had a grand piano just steps from where I was sleeping. What a treat! I even wrote a few tunes. I had forgotten how inspiring it was to write on a grand piano. so fun!

My final leg landed me in Cincinnati on Sunday night staying with my friend Tera for a few days, then another friend Alice in Northern Kentucky, and then eventually landing at Viv’s on Thursday. We all enjoyed a super fun house concert on Friday, celebrating the Galactic New Year and completing the celebrations of my new album 12 Rebirth.

While I was with Tera, we made a trip to see Serpent Mound. Very cool.

Serpent Mound

It has been wonderful reconnecting and hanging by the pool with Viv and her family, allowing myself to recharge and move a little slower after all that driving and traveling. And I had another wonderful experience with gongs, not soon after I arrived, again feeling the grace and gratitude for how healing sound is always present in my vicinity, kind of like Magic.

Now, I am enjoying the energy build to Saturday and performing at Gaia’s Love Festival. To learn more about this festival and how it evolved from Viv’s book One Day Gaia’s Gifts, visit her website.

While driving around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, there are many bridges. It seems no matter where I go, I end up on some highway and crossing some part of the river somewhere. This had me thinking about bridges this morning.

View of Cincinnati from Kentucky

Right now, I feel like I am halfway across a bridge. I can still see where I came from – the known place I had been living in and being me, as well as the place I am going – a little less known and unclear. What is it like to be half way across a bridge? How do we trust we can keep going and not turn back towards what is familiar?

Imagine if the bridge wasn’t solid. Like in that scene from A Wrinkle in Time, where the staircase only appears when she takes a step into what looks like nothing.

This is where we are now. At least that’s what if feels like to me.

Tomorrow is a new moon and mercury goes direct.. Then we head into what is known as the Lion’s Gate energetically.

There have been many moments in which I half found myself throughout my human journey halfway across a bridge. The last time I felt this much excitement and unknown at the same time was the summer of 2009, before I moved to Egypt.

The Sun rising at the Pyramids in Giza on 11/11/2009

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In past moments, I have not always had the courage to take the full leap into the unknown and see what happens. This time, however, I have never felt so ready or so joyful to keep walking step by step allowing the bridge – the LIGHT BRIDGE – to appear moment by moment.

The time is now.

I am the bridge. And so are you.

I’ll meet you on the other side.

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Hi all – I have only been traveling since Wednesday and it feels like lifetimes – it has been so expansive and rich. I wanted to share a couple photos/videos and share some reflections.

House concert in Amherst – SO MUCH FUN! What a perfect way to kick off the 12 Rebirth tour. I sang through the whole record in a beautiful backyard to an audience that was listening deeply and receiving fully. true bliss! Thank you Sarah and Scott for hosting! Watch some LIVE footage on FB.

Lake Champlain in Vermont – I visited with a colleague and his husband and had a wonderful time, soaking in the nature and sharing stories that ranged from Wayne Dyer to Parker Palmer to Claire Zammit. This was no basic chit chat. We were going deep and eating yummy salmon as we did. As they say, Life is Good.

Quebec with my friend Maryse and community was extraordinary. I fell in love with the energy of Sherbrooke and the people who blessed me with their chanting. Maryse translating into French for me, which was a new and wonderful experience for me inviting me to speak less and sing more. Those of you who know me or have seen me live, realize this may have been challenging. ; )

The amazing thing is that the music translates powerfully no matter the language,. It is Vibration – a consciousness and my time in Quebec helped reflect this to me. What a gift. Asato Ma was particularly powerful and will be used to help begin the first ever Gaia’s Love Festival in Cincinnati Ohio on August 3.

Now – On Sunday morning – I am typing from a place called Brittania Beach in Ottawa. It’s a wonderful combination of on the Ottawa River beach cottage community with city vibe and international people. I walked down last night to the park saw some kiteboarding, had a beer and veggie burger at the local Baja burger place and smoked in the international culture. What a gift.

Today I journey further west into Ottawa and will explore the Algonquin Park. All along my time in Canada I feel deeply connected to nature and am beyond grateful. Thanks for listening and tuning in. Song of the day, as I honor the land of the Algonquin, I am the Ocean.

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Alicia on the eve

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Please join me over the next 21 days as I raise resources to release my 5th album. I am so grateful and will be sharing that gratitude through Facebook and Instagram as we connect and expand together. Be sure to follow me and learn more about the songs, the stories, and the birth of Queen City Records.

Join me LIVE on Facebook at 5:55am Tuesday 2/12/19 for the official Kickstart!

 

IMG_0562Greetings all. It has been a while since I have posted, as I have been in a lot of deep personal contemplation. Sometimes on the journey, as an artist and as someone who chooses to see their journey as a spiritual one, there is the need for an outer silence, as one allows the inner landscape to shift and transform. I have been in such a passage since around April of this year. As you all know the noise in the outer world is quite intense and so I have found a greater need to slow down, be still and allow myself to get very clear about my next steps as an artist and as a human on this earth right now.

The good news is many new songs have come through me and the vibration they hold is one of truth, love, hope, human fragility, the power of connection, and transformative joy. Join me on Aug 31 at the Barnstable Tavern to hear some of them live. I look forward to recording them over the next few months and sharing this new vibration far and wide.

Today, this new moon in Leo feels like a rebirthing and so if felt powerful and true to say a quick hello and let you know I am still here and will be sharing new music very very soon.

In the meantime, please feel to reach out in anyway should you be interested in some live music for an event or a private energy healing session. These are powerful times to be alive and I am grateful for each opportunity to connect in the vibration of love, truth, peace, non-violence and right-conduct.

I share with you one of my favorite tracks from Wise Innocence, Samastah Lokah Sukhino Bevhantu. May All Beings in All the Worlds be Happy and Free!

 

 

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From New Moon Deck by Aarona Lea

Whew! I have been in some kind of vortex since January. Truly. Something about today – this new moon has delivered me into a whole new vibration. I couldn’t be more grateful.

The best news is, I have been writing  tons of songs. These songs are a new vibration –  a vibration that feels very connected to my  2012:Isn’t it Amazing? album. Like that album, I have had to travel deep inside and into dark places in order to allow what wants to come through, to come through.

I still spend time thinking “why can’t I just be a happy artist who is always motivated and moving forward? Why must I dive deep into the abyss in order to create?” In this moment, in the energy of this new moon, I laugh at this question. That is like asking, “why must I carry a baby for 9 months, Can’t I just think about it and it be here?”

I recently met a beautiful soul in the body of a young man at my favorite coffee shop in my town and he enlightened me by talking about the law of gestation. That is where I have been – GESTATING. And so, thank you for still being here and know that a whole new offering is coming and I can’t wait to share it. so much LOVE to all of you.

Happy Happy New Moon in May!

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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

IMG_9374Hello all – can you believe it’s July 23rd? Wow, time sure is moving fast.

I wanted to send a quick note and let you know I am singing this Thursday at Bismore Park on Hyannis Harbor as a part of the Love Listen Local series. It’s also a good time to save the date for our next Full Moon Beach Yoga with live music – Monday Aug. 7.

The energies inside and out are calling us to be still and allow for great change. So take time to be in nature, listen to music, chant with others, take naps and CHILL OUT. All is well and all will happen in Divine Time. Check out my meditation and healing energy offerings at Sounding Still Wellness.

August is coming and it’s a great month to listen to my old new-age country song, Back Porch Drunk. Peace to all. Make Music, Be Happy!