I am so grateful for my absolutely dreamy experience in Ireland and at Creacon Wellness Retreat Center. I was able to have some solo retreat time and then lead 6 other women through the Sound of Solstice Retreat. What an absolute joy and gift!
I am sharing a general message to them all in hopes they might tune into my website and soak it in.
I collected all their email addresses to send them out a private message today, one week after the retreat and alas, I have lost the list of emails. Business manager anyone? 😉
Open your heart. breathe deeply. All is well
During the weekend we chanted, laughed, created our own mantras and songs and rested. It was a unique and personal journey for each of us and a collective one that inspired and healed all of us.
In the transformational coaching practice I am trained in, there is a mantra: “We do not become ourselves by ourselves.” After this time with these 6 beautiful women, I can feel this truth in every cell of my being.
We all have a gifts. We all have struggles. I invite you to take this month to tune in deeply to your own vibration and seek out similar vibrations that reflect the best of you and can nurture you as you become tender and more flowing in the harder parts.
The favorite mantra of our time together at Creacon was the heart sutra (not suprising).
Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bohdi Swaha
For more chanting, songs and good vibrations, join me at the Maine Yoga Fest July 15-17 and in Hyannis overlooking the harbor on July 21 6-7:30pm.
I have been singing on the winter and summer solstice for over ten years and I am deeply aware that these thresholds of nature – of shifting from season to season – are to be acknowledged and celebrated.
In this time when we as humanity have created both a multi-cultural and evolving reality, along with so much polarization and feelings of isolation, what could be better than coming together as fellow humans to celebrate the Sun.
The Sun – An energy we all share and need.
And in the magical vibration that is IRELAND!
This June 24-26 I will be leading a retreat at my beloved Creacon Wellness Center and would love for you to join me. During this retreat we will be relaxing, listening deeply, learning to chant and sing, developing our meditation and chanting practice, journaling, laughing, asking ourselves deep questions, inviting ourselves to be silent when needed, and enjoying the healing, luxurious energy that is Creacon
You may be thinking is this the right time to book a flight to Ireland and hang out with Alicia with everything going on in my life and in the world? I would say YES!
In Ireland on the summer solstice there is magic and I want to share that magic with you. This may be the last Summer Solstice retreat I do in Ireland for many years (more on that later), so if you are feeling the call, I encourage you to GO FOR IT!
As much is falling away and changing and shifting, so much more is also being born and created. As we allow this new creation to fully manifest, we need each other. We need to gather with like-minded folks and support this collective rebirth.
My whole life has been about transitions and transformation. And my music has a special way of guiding me and others through transformation in a loving, joyful, and peaceful way.
So whether you are feeling strong and ready to take who you are to the next level or you are feel weary and just need some TLC and time to rest, THIS RETREAT IS FOR YOU!
Here we go again. Does anyone else feel like life becomes more and more non-linear and time moves in a whole new way?
I am grateful to be here now and feeling like something is opening up in a new way I haven’t felt in a long while. There is the obvious practical parts of that. For instance in just a few weeks I will be a music teacher again without masks. Teaching children, singing freely without masks. Alleluia!
Also, many of my friends and colleagues are beginning to tour and play as live musicians again. It’s been a long long couple of years for us independent musicians.
There is also a much deeper energy happening internally that I am aware of.
As I write this I am sitting at a kitchen table on Cape Cod – the kitchen table that I have experienced many ages. A kitchen table that has fed and loved me and my family through multiple decades in multiple moments of time.
What a gift and privilege to have this physically manifested anchor in my life. The gift that allows me to see how sometimes this table has been an incredibly comfortable and safe place, while other times it felt alien and scary to me. The table has always been the table, so what is actually shifting?
Our world right now is also reflecting to us the same thing. How does your world feel to you? Is it safe and comfortable? Does it feel alien and scary? If you are anything like me, you probably feel your life, your body, and your world in both ways.
This is the time I believe we are in. A time of holding the paradox. a time of incredible transformation and evolutionary expansion. It reminds me of the song “Isn’t it Amazing?” I released in 2012. In fact, that whole album seems to have great resonance in this moment right now.
Our awareness and ability to hold multiple beliefs and vibrations has expanded. This can sometimes feel overwhelming and confusing. And yet, it feels to me like this is exactly why we are here. This time invites us to become clearer, softer, stronger and more willing to hold the paradox in every moment and in every cell.
It’s easy to think you know. It’s easy to persuade someone else to your side. It’s easy to hold onto to answers or solutions, even if they no longer work.
What I am interested in is opening to new questions. Can I have the courage to stay curious and keep asking questions when so many around me want answers and certainty? Can I remember my soul is here to seek and wonder and LIVE in the questions opening to more and more love, acceptance and co-creation?
Being a seeker, a songwriter, a singer, a teacher, a healer, a mystic wanderer. This is who I have always been. And this is what I will continue to become and express. What it may look like day to day will always evolve, but the vibration of love, peace, truth, right-conduct and non-violence will continue to be my anchors.
Now, here I am feeling a return to the very essence of who I am and why I am here. This essence also feels new and expanded – older and wiser, capable of holding more and worrying less. What a gift!
As I begin to record my 6th album, I wanted to invite you to two upcoming opporutinties to be with me, my vibration and some new songs.
First on 11/11, I will be doing a chanting event on ZOOM. It’s a pay what you can situation, though you will need to register to get the passcode. Check out the FB event here.
On 12/21/21 – Winter Solstice – I will be chanting live at Power Yoga of CapeCod with a limited number of guests at 15. If you don’t register in time or would rather not be in person you can also sign-up to livestream it.
This will be a true coming home for me – to my beloved Cape Cod and on the winter solstice, a time when I love doing events. The energy will be healing, uplifting and sacred. I would love to be with all that feel called – whether in person or online.
Enjoy this new moon in Scorpio. We have all been evolving at a rapid rate.
Happy new moon in Virgo! And now almost full moon in Pieces. ( Monday)
Sweet September indeed. I started this blog back on August 21. Hello “transition into fall, trying to catch my breath” reality. LOL. Here we are now at September 18.
I turned 50 a few weeks ago and I feel beyond blessed. Those of you who have already turned 50 know that it creates an opportunity for deep awareness and reflection.
I remember turning 40. That experience also invited me into a lot of reflection and, in fact, I created 40 chants in 40 days a practice which I shared on youtube leading up to my 40th birthday. That action that I took in a time of my life where I was really struggling in a lot of ways was truly transformative for me – both personally and professionally. I remember saying to myself (and anyone that would listen), “I am no longer doing anything that isn’t a part of my soul reason for being here. It was not the easiest decade I must admit, but it certainly was the most expanding and has led me to now – a time where I am truly happy and healthy.
What I didn’t fully realize at the time was that creating 40 and Fabulous was helping me lay a vibrational grid for the next ten years of my life. It led me to record my album 2012: Isn’t it Amazing and the founding of my business Sounding Still Wellness. It led me to chanting and singing in many yoga studios and healing festivals, where I taught meditation classes and facilitated lots of Rising Star Healing Sessions and initiations. It was a dream come true and it all began with my desire to heal and awaken myself. It did not always feel like a dream come true, but it was.
Now, here I am again looking forward at a new decade and I imagine I am laying a new vibrational grid, one that builds on all I have learned, both expanding and simplifying that which most resonates for me now.
What does this mean on a practical level and how can you look forward to tuning into me and my work?
I am recording my sixth album to be released in Spring 2022. (YAHOO!)
I am growing and developing my music teaching career at a resourced vibrant school called The Meadowbrook School of Weston, which provides me with community, financial flow and abundance and joy
I am becoming certified as a Transformational Life Coach in Awakening Feminine Power, which will allow me to serve even more women as they fully self-actualize here in this lifetime.
I can’t wait to share with you all the new songs I am writing and hear more about your journeys in person as I begin booking in person gigs again. If you are a yoga studio or healing center and would like me to come to your space, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I am also available for private house concerts.
Be gentle out there, trust your own path, and look for like-minded vibrations to play with.
How is everybody? I just wanted to update my site and give you some good vibes and good music to tune into.
Life is dynamic and constantly evolving. I am grateful for all the peace, love, and abundance in my life right now and I have the joy of being a teacher, so summer vacation is on!
I am in the process of remembering who I am as a singer/songwriter and performer – YAY! So please reach out, if you would like to book me – in a good old-fashioned venue or your back yard. (Here’s to lots of singing LIVE in 2022!!)
I have new songs and old songs and lots of love and inspiration to share, so tune in and let me know if you would like to experience me in the flesh in your yoga class or sacred/healing event.I am about to go back in to studio and record some new songs. I can’t wait!
In the meantime, Have you listened to 12 Rebirth lately? It’s a perfect record for right now.
It’s hard to believe it is already February 5. How is everyone doing out there?
I have had a lot of shifts since the final 6 weeks of 2019 and I could not be more grateful for where I am and all the new music I feel is coming.
I would love to hear how 12 Rebirth is resonating for you. To be honest, I am still processing what an incredible experience it was to make that collection of songs at the level I did and I have a desire to make videos for each and every song. Here is the teaser video if you never saw it
I would love to hear from you if you have a song that you really want to see a video for first. I would also love to hear from you if you make music videos and would like to help me make mine really well on a very low budget. 😉
On a practical level, I am now basing myself in Boston which is really fun! I have taken a music teaching job at a Montessori school in Newton and am having so much fun. It’s a maternity leave position and will wrap up in mid-April.
I am currently making plans for new music to be recorded and released this spring, and I am also leading an incredible retreat/travel tour for women in Ireland that includes chanting and music/sound healing. I am so excited!!
We have one room left open – for a couple or single, so if you feel called, check out the details here. It is from May 4-11 and is co-led with my friend and colleague Jenny Wood.
I know there is a lot happening in our world right now that may be creating a sense of unknown and/or apprehension for us all. I will say, though, that I am feeling a deep peace inside and it is inspiring me to make more music and create more opportunities for others to transform, heal and play.
I can’t wait to share some new offerings with you in the Spring.
The music I have made over the last decade is a great tool if you are moving through loss, difficult emotions, stress or just a regular old day. I encourage you to follow me on Spotify, share my music, and it you want to send me some money to say you value the vibration I hold on the planet, I welcome that.
The way music goes these days, unless you are touring or selling lots of merchandise, your income does not come from people listening to your music on the many platforms that are now available and so I am working on how to make a sustainable living and keep singing and recording music.
This comes from a recent webinar I took with Michael Elsner about the reality of income from music streaming. I found it really enlightening.
The good news is lots of people are listening to my music and I am beyond grateful for that. It inspires me to make more and more music and sing for more and more people in service of my own peace, joy and awakening and the peace, harmony and awakening of us all!
I look forward to playing live for you soon!
In honor of the life and teachings of MLK jr. and the many in our world who are working towards a Humanity that is more just, peaceful, fair, and equal enjoy my song from 2016 Freedom is an Inside Job.