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
I have been a creative artist my whole life. I remember being very young looking into the mirror in the bathroom and wondering about alternate universes. The way in which my mind works is ALWAYS. It’s always working and thinking and imagining and creating. Music is one of the simplest and complicated forms of communication and so I think it only natural that my brain and my being decided to express some if this “working” through music.
Most recently I released my third record Wise Innocence after a successful kickstarter campaign and people love it. They are moved and inspired by the mix of lyrics and groove in the songs and find the 6 chants incredibly healing and supportive in focusing their minds or practicing meditation. I would love MORE people to experience this record and benefit from the powerful energies created while recording it.
I need your help! If you’re reading this you are probably already a fan of the music I create and the way I guide a community through being together and singing or chanting. It is my goal in the next 90 days to book at least 5 house concerts and sell lots more CD’s online and in person. If you love my music and/or have had an experience while listening to my music or being with me in person, please share about it here in the comment field and or invite others to purchase my music online and book me for a gig or a house concert.
I believe in the power of music and vibration and I believe the world needs as much positive, honest, and transforming music it can get. THANK YOU for reading and supporting me in sharing this far and wide. Happy Friday! love love love, Alicia
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
HAPPY SOLSTICE! Thank you to all who are sending messages and posting on social media about the record. I am so grateful! READ the review in the Barnstable Patriot here. LISTEN and order as a digital download or a hardcopy CD to be mailed. The other good news is ALL 3 of my albums are now available for digital download including Winds of Sinai. More music, more love!
“The album’s title track, “Wise Innocence,” is one of my favorites so far, not only because it’s a slight diversion from Mathewson’s traditional folksy sound, but also for its power. This is a song that will urge you to sway your hips, clap your hands, and pay attention to the words, that will lift you up and if not point you in the direction of a better future, at least help you feel the promise that such a future exists. It is a stirring reminder to remember where we came from – that place of innocence and open-hearted wonder – and to hold on to those feelings even as we become aware that the world in which we live can be a difficult place.” – KS – Barnstable Patriot
May the SUN that lives within your heart SHINE SHINE SHINE
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.