To celebrate my favorite time of year on Cape Cod, I have decided to create Sweet September: 12 Days of 12 Rebirth.

In this series I will be sharing a track from my recent Album 12 Rebirth, talking about its creation and also linking it to an earlier song of mine. Read more about why I am doing this at Day 1.

Day 6 Resurrection and Now is My Time

Whew! Day 6 – Half way through. This process of writing each day has been so rich for me and also has required a lot of focus, love and discipline. It’s been fun and illuminating to revisit my process both as a songwriter and a recording artist/producer.

By the way, are you aware of Queen City Records and the vision I am birthing? 12 Rebirth was its first project and in October I will be in Nashville participating in a week-long workshop called “Empowering Women in Audio.” I am super excited to hang in Nashville for the first time (WHAT?) and develop my skills as a recording artist and producer.

On to the songs…….

I wrote Resurrection in July of 2018. It was actually more like a channeled rant/rap into my iphone at a moment when I was really struggling emotionally. I knew I had to make some big changes in my life and I wasn’t totally sure how I was going to do it or how it would end up. The energy of this song came through almost like a rallying cry from my soul. It was in the creation of this song that I recommitted again to being musical, being in my body and being the best that I could be. It would be almost 6 months before I really fleshed the song out fully and had the awesome experience of recording it with a great band.

The true joy of this song for me is that I finally made a track you can dance to. Wouldn’t a remix be fun? Enjoy!

I chose to partner this song with Now is My Time from my 2015 album Wise Innocence. It was written in June of 2014 after singing at a friend of mine’s summer solstice yoga retreat. I visited with my Aunt and Uncle Nina and Jason Bacon in New Haven VT, soaked in all that healing green and again wrote a song about emerging from darkness and depression into an energy of hope and possibility.

I am often inspired by nature and traveling and this song was a result of that trip in Vermont and a particular glorious stretch of driving along Rte 7 between Burlington and Middlebury, VT.

What I love about this song a few years later is that it feels timeless to me in the sense that we are always living in the now. And so, Now is ALWAYS our time.

Enjoy!

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To celebrate my favorite time of year on Cape Cod, I have decided to create Sweet September: 12 Days of 12 Rebirth.

In this series I will be sharing a track from my recent Album 12 Rebirth, talking about its creation and also linking it to an earlier song of mine. Read more about why I am doing this at Day 1.

Day 5 Thy Will Be Done and 11 Years Later

Ahhhhhhhhhhh.

That’s me taking a deep sigh.

It truly feels like September this morning and I was awake at 5:55am and saw this amazing sunrise.

It couldn’t have been more perfect for this particular day of writing.

As I write this sharing, I can feel the energy of my mother with me.

Both of these songs are deep, personal expressions of my connection to my mother, my experience of her living, dying and the energy she holds for me now.

Mother love is an amazing thing and it is something we all share as human beings. Regardless of how we were born and how that journey with our mother as a human unfolds, we all have a mother. Another human being birthed us onto this planet through her body.

Take a moment to really take that in.

Imagine if our societal systems were based on this sacred miracle of birth. Imagine the health care system? Imagine the education system?

What would it be like if we slowed down enough to sit in the energy of when a child is born. All that possibility. All that Grace.

For some to remember our birth or our relationship with our mother, may feel like trauma. It may have been a traumatic birth or childhood or we may have been adopted or lost our mom young or had a mom who was addicted. 

For others it may have felt joyful and abundant. We may have chosen to be born into a loving and financially strong family that could support us to become all that we are with kindness, love and strength.

For most of us, it’s somewhere in between.

That’s the human journey: A messy, fabulously flawed miraculous ride. So, how do we allow ourselves to thrive – as spiritual beings in human bodies NOW?

A lot of my songs are asking these kinds of questions or reflecting on what I have learned through my unique journey.

I wrote 11 Years Later in January of 2018. May 17 of that year was the 11 year anniversary of my mom’s death and I remember waking up that first day of 2018 and feeling a wave of grief come over me. It felt almost like the first or second year after my mom had died. It shocked me and yet I knew it was an opportunity for a powerful quantum leap in my own journey here and now.

As a creative and spiritual person, I knew enough to practice not judging myself and simple feel the feelings. In that process I wrote 11 years later. It was this song that was part of the inspiration for the title 12 Rebirth and the releasing of it on May 17, the 12 year anniversary of my mom Ellen’s passing.

When I perform this song live, many have responded emotionally – almost like the naming of my love and loss and the power my mother held and keeps holding in my life and awareness, gives permission to others to also honor those they have lost. I am grateful to share this energy in a way that serves others.

The actual year my mom died, I remember returning to my apartment in Brooklyn a few days after her services. I arrived somewhat relieved to be back in my own space and yet also with a restlessness I had never experienced before. Now what do I do? I heard and felt a voice inside of me say “Sit down and write a song”. Thy Will Be Done is what came through – very fast and with very few edits.

I rarely perform it live because it feels so raw to me, but I am grateful I allowed it to come through and recorded it so it may serve others that perhaps are experiencing a similar moment.

In my experience, a lot of our culture is not fluent in the language of grief or has a whole lot of practice holding grief gently within themselves or for others. We often want to fix it or quickly move on out of fear that we may be taken over by our strong emotions.

I have found that Grief has a twin sister named Joy and that the deeper I am willing to truly experience and name my grief, the deeper levels of authentic joy can arise in my daily life, often in surprising ways. This may sound counter-intuitive to some, but I have found it to be true for me.

When I am strong enough to allow myself to be supported as I am truly present with my scariest and darkest emotions, a kind of relief, joy, maturity and strength emerges that helps serve me and everyone around with much more play, authenticity, confidence and joy.

It is my intention that these songs and all my music help people listen deeply within, open up, relax, and allow themselves to be seen, known and loved. Through this deep allowing, transformation can take place in their body and in their life.

Life is temporary. We will lose people.

Life is also amazingly beautiful and we are here to love fully even in the face of what we can not control. What a gift!

This is a picture of me and my mom on the Beara Pennisula in Ireland in 2006. One of my favorite selfie’s of all time.

As my mom would say, Rejoice Regardless!

IMG_8071I 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.New Moon Yoga Workshop & Chanting
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

Alicia

IMG_7850Wow. 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

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IMG_5240Wow. Another full moon in August has come and gone. I don’t know about you but this past weekend on Cape Cod was just perfect. Full Moon. Hot Sun. Cool air. Beach time. Live music. Family and Friends. As Mark Erelli writes in his song August, “A fool would ask for more” (ps. check out his new upcoming release Milltowns on Sept. 9)

This time last summer I can’t say I felt as good as I do now. In fact, I had just finished 30 days of antibiotics for Lyme Disease and was not feeling very inspired in general. Isn’t it amazing how our lives go through cycles. The longer I live and practice spiritual teachings I have received, the more I allow this to happen with ease and grace.

Want to open yourself to some of these teachings, not to mention connection, community, fun, and BLISS? JOIN US this weekend at Love Yoga Fest. I will be opening the day on Saturday at 7am with a chanting of the Gayatri Mantra, among other chants and then signing again on the Main Stage at 5:00pm. I will also be at a healing table with Kristen O’toole offering the Prema Agni & Rising Star Energy Healings Systems. This energy was taught to us by Derek O’Neill, who will be in Boston on Nov. 9. Stop by, learn more, and FEEL THE LOVE.

LYF-LOGO-1This weekend, right in Aselton Park Hyannis yoga teachers from all over the Cape and New England will be offering their joy, wisdom, experience, and fun for you to play, frolic, explore, and awaken. What a gift to Cape Cod!! I remember just a couple years ago we were doing yoga on the Green and now here we are!! Thank you Love Live Local Ladies and Annika for birthing this dream I had imagined way back then. May All Beings in All the Worlds be Happy and may CAPE COD lead the way.

Om Nimah Shivaya!

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Happy Mothers Day to all – A little late. I was in Boston this past weekend participating in an Autism and Music Conference at Boston Conservatory. Along with the fabulous North End meal, the weekend was truly nourishing.

And now I am off to help my cousin perform her powerful play SICK.mom saying hi

I love May. I love this time of constant visible growth in nature and the absolute blooming of green green green and pink and yellow and all the colors. IT’s also nice this year that my inside experience matches the nature outside me, as I feel like I too am rebirthing and blooming again. This is not always this case. we don’t always feel in sync with the nature around is and that’s ok.

May 17 will mark the 7th year anniversary of my mom’s passing from this earth. 7 years. It feels like a blink of an eye and multiple lifetimes. And isn’t that how time feels these days? both compressed and expanded. It’s amazing if we are aware, open, empowered, and excited to serve ourselves and those around us, then we are able to flow with all that is. I am grateful for every moment of the last 7 years in which I experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I am grateful for it all. In deep gratitude and honoring of my mother, Ellen, myself, and our journey together, I am sharing this song and video I created while living in Egypt in 2010.

We are all mothers in our own way. THANK YOU for all you are and all you create. Happy FULL MOON tomorrow.

love love love

Alicia