What an extraordinary year it has been. As a great author once said,
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.” – The Tale of Two Cities
The tale of two cities, indeed. Which city are you living in? Do you know you can choose, in any moment?
I have learned this lesson over and over again and I am grateful to still be here – ALIVE and THRIVING towards that which I know I am: Love, Sound, Joy – here to serve myself and anyone who chooses to listen. May your true voice arise within you and may you share it with love, power, grace and the wisdom that YOU are incredibly powerful and the world needs YOUR voice RIGHT NOW.
Please join me over for some events over the next couple weeks. TONIGHT for winter solstice. JAN. 5 for the new moon and JUNE 21-23 for an extraordinary experience at Creacon in Ireland.
be still. love yourself. love everyone else. sometimes it really is that simple. And when in doubt, CHANT!
Happy Summer to all!!
I had a beautiful night singing for Beach Yoga on West Dennis Beach with Stephanie Gilrein. We will be back for the full moons on July 19 and Aug 18. Join us! CHECK OUT MY FULL SCHEDULE HERE. With all that is happening in the world I am so grateful to do what I love and offer music in service of Humanity’s peace, awakening & empowerment. Let’s keep singing, keep loving, and keep taking action towards a better world for all! love love love
I wrote a longer blog over at Sounding Still Wellness about Full Moons, Fathers, &Rainbow Flags that you also might enjoy.
THANK you to all you fans who are sharing and commenting on the video for WISE INNOCENCE Can you help us get to 10,000 views by the end of the year? I know we can do it!!
Lots of gigs coming over the next couple months. THIS SATURDAY I am in Santa Monica, CA for the Kickstarter House Concert. There is still some room so EMAIL me if you would like to attend.
I will be at North End Yoga on Friday Nov. 6 for the 6pm class with Joanna and at Real Life Yoga in Quincy on Saturday Nov. 7 at 4pm for a chanting workshop that may include sacred chocolate.
Tickets are also available in advance for my 11/11 concert in Yarmouth Port, MA.
Save the Date for the Annual Solstice show Monday Dec. 21 – location TBD.
love love love, Alicia
I have written two songs about September, one when I was 25 (September Again) and living in Provincetown and one when I was 40 and I had just completed singing 40 chants in 40 days leading up to my 40th birthday (Sweet September). I had returned home from a short stint of teaching music in the middle east and the Cape Cod September was absolutely breathtaking in every way.
Right now feels magical to me, especially because I am not a traditional student or teacher returning to the grind. As a freelance musician and small business owner it feels like a breath of fresh air, a moment in time suspended in between the rich abundance of summer and the quieting down of winter. I love it! Please join me this Friday night at Centerville Yoga & Wellness for a wonderful healing & chanting concert and get a taste of this joy. Or later in the month for the first time ever in HOUSTON at Nia Moves.
At age 25 I was still reflecting in my songs on the bliss of playing field hockey – one of my most favorite activities. By the time I got to 40, I was reflecting more on how the nature teaches us that nothing is permanent and like the earth we too have cycles of loss and growth. And they are necessary and best when embraced with joy.
Now at 44, I feel the incredible gift of living in New England and of watching the seasons shift year to year. The number 4 connects for me to the heart and that is where I am now. All Heart. This has been a process and not always easy. As someone who was very well-educated and valued intellectual rigor, it took time to allow those “this is right, this is wrong” thoughts to soften and feel my conciousness literally drop down from my head into my heart. When I am in my heart, everything feels easier. There is no need to prove or defend or argue. There is just, “what’s next?” “I wonder what that is?” “How may I serve?” Obviously this is an ongoing process, but at 44, I feel the most in my heart I have ever been – at least since I was 4. 😉
As I walk on into the 45th September of my life, I give incredible gratitude for every experience, every song, and every moment of challenge I have felt. I hope to see you at a show or at Sounding Still Wellness for a Monday night meditation (beginning again on Sept 14). Stay tuned for an exciting new VIDEO release of my title track WISE INNOCENCE on Sept 21. It is ALL HEART.
love love love
Wow. It’s July 15 and a new moon! How did that happen? Thank you to all who are buying and sharing and posting about my new CD WISE INNOCENCE. People are loving it and it feels great having it out there in the world for all to experience. If you’re a local Cape Codder you can pick it up at a Variety of places in person: The Little Beach Gallery, Centerville Yoga & Wellness (Save the Date Sept 11 for a live show there with Fugan) , Power Yoga of Cape Cod in Dennisport & Harwich, & Seaside Traders. You an also always order it ONLINE or DOWNLOAD a digital version.
Lots of GIGS coming up. This Friday July 17, I am at the Barnstable Tavern 5-7pm outside and then next week at Masphee Commons on Thursday and Hyannis on Saturday and Sunday for the Love Live Local events. And don’t forget to buy your tickets for Love Yoga Fest Aug 14-16. I am teaching/singing both days! Hope to see you soon for some love, music & chanting! Hare Krishna!
Ah. the leaves are falling. even though it’s strangely humid today, the air has been feeling cooler. It’s a time of going inside for me and a great time to write songs. You will be happy to know I am heading into the studio to do some recording and plan for a Spring new CD release. In the meantime, be sure to check me out at any of these upcoming events. A couple yoga class in Boston, one in CA and a house concert in LA. fun fun fun!!
October 17 – North End Yoga, Boston 6pm yoga class with live music
October 18 8am-11am Hyannis Green RED CROSS Heroes Haul – music and yoga with KRISTEN O’TOOLE
October 25 – Heart of Wellness event, Centerville, MA 7:30
October 26 – Lululemon Derby St. Hingham 9:30 FREE yoga class
October 30 – Yoga Reclaimed , Auburn, CA – 7:30 Restore yoga class with live music
Nov 1 – House Concert in Los Angeles, CA. EMAIL for invite
Nov. 29 – Power Yoga of Cape Cod Dennisport – Gratitude Concert 6:30
Call 646-345-5484 or go to CONTACT to inquire about bookings
And please consider joining me in IRELAND at Creacon Retreat Center for a fabulous HEART concert on Feb 14 followed by a creative healing & meditation retreat.
Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday.
How about BE HUMAN everyday? Or BE KIND anyway? Or SING SING away the day.
Or my favorite….NEW MOON MONDAY (It is in fact a new moon today) – Let’s plant seeds of happy happy!
I must admit the whole shopping focus over this transition from thanksgiving to Christmas can get a little old and yet here I am another small business owner and independent musician who has services and music to offer. So, a hope you will receive this post in love, as I let you know that you can buy my CD’s right now at a discounted holiday price. Thank you for your support.
And on this new moon – a wonderful and powerful time for your own intentions – I wish you ease, grave, passion, motivation, spontaneous joy, giggles, rest, more passion, and anything else you can dream! And join me on Saturday Dec. 21 for my annual Solstice concert and love fest.
And if you missed it here is a little YOUTUBE THANK YOU LOVE I posted last week – a song from my Winds of Sinai Album.
love love love