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.

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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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Happy Monday!

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I am still grounding back into regular life here on Cape Cod after an extraordinary couple days at Dreamland Studios in Hurley NY.

On March 16-17, 12 Rebirth was recorded with an amazing group of souls and musicians. I could not be more grateful.

IMG_2371The official release of the record will be May 17, 2019 and if you want to hear the tracks early, you can head on over to Queen City Records and join our community pre-ordering your digital download for only $11 or choosing Vinyl or attendance to one of the CD release concerts and parties in one of the multiple cities and towns.

All I can tell you right now in this moment is that I took a quantum leap as an artist and as a human being. None of it would have been possible without the incredible support and guidance of my producers and engineers Allison Leyton-Brown & Bryan Pugh, as well as the playing of Daria Grace on Bass,

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Bryan at DL

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singing by Catie Flynn.

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Vivienne Gerard was also in the house and fully present.  Thank you doesn’t really cover it. Enough said.

me and VIv at DL on Sunday night

There are a few steps left before I deliver it fully to all of you, but I wanted to say THANK YOU and STAY TUNED.

12 Rebirth is coming soon! And I couldn’t be more exited to share it.

love love love

Alicia

 

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21 Pic draft - I love your momWhat a journey these 21 days have been. I could not be more grateful for the support I have received – energetically, personally, professionally and financially.

There is still 33 hours left to CHOOSE YOUR REWARD and support Alicia’s new album and the creation of Queen City Records.

Though it appears we may not reach my (very ambitious) goal of $44,000 in the next 33 hours, we did accomplish an extraordinary amount. Here are some highlights:

  • over $12,000 in 21 days from over 111 backers
  • A beautiful article in the Cape Cod Chronicle
  • Many Many emails and texts from friends new and old with offers for support as we go forward
  • Deep Deep healing for me individually, for my family and for all of Humanity
  • An AMAZING photo shoot with Joe Navas (photos to be revealed soon)
  • A ton of amazing energy that is now creating momentum towards the recording on March 16-17 at Dreamland Studios.

Thank you Thank you!!

I will be reaching out to backers, so they can fulfill their pledge directly through PayPal. Stay Tuned!

And for those who are reading this after 3/5, feel free to send me some love in the form of money HERE. Whatever amount feels good to you.

$11 gets you a digital download in advance. $33 gets you a T-shirt along with that download. $55 gets you Vinyl. All to be delivered in May, 2019. Official Release is May 17, 2019.

This is just the beginning. Let’s do this!

Special Thanks to the Gaia Tribe based in Cincinnati, SQ Worldwide based in Ireland, and the Feminine Power community all over the world. As Claire Zammit says, we don’t become ourselves by ourselves. I am because you are.

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Wow! Today is Day 8. It’s an amazing ride already. We have 50 backers and are 13% funded. yes! It is our goal to double the amount of backers in the next couple days and get to 25% funded. Pre-order your album of new songs by Alicia Mathewson now for only $11 or $33 and get a signed CD and t-shirt. You can also watch some live videos Alicia did on Facebook.

08 Pic draftTo help support the campaign and keep me focused in gratitude I have been having so much fun sharing pictures from my life that help tell the story of me and all that has helped inspired 12 Rebirth.

Today is Day 8 and it was 8 years ago that I was living in Cairo Egypt. kind of cool alignment.

This picture is from a hut I lived in for about 4 days in Nuweiba, a spot that sits right on the Aqaba Sea and looks across at Jordan. It was an extraordinary time in which I connected with nature and myself. I will never forget it.

Thanks for tuning in and for supporting the campaign. Remember, it’s not just about my music but about building the foundation for Queen City Records, a company and platform that will help educate and empower women in the fields audio and techionology.

It’s a full moon in Virgo today and I could not be more grateful for all that is unfolding. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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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_8065 2Good morning. It’s MLK day and I am grateful to be basking in the afterglow of that extraordinary full moon lunar eclipse last night. And for those in the New England area, the patriots won and I hear it was quite a game.

I went to bed early, so I missed both the end of the game and the eclipse in real time. I did see Melissa Etheridge sing the national anthem before the game, which I found kind of odd. I also noticed how incredibly cold it was. Well done Melissa. it’s no fun singing when it’s that cold.

Today, I wanted to invite you to be still. Even in our action, we can be still. Take a moment today to listen to your favorite piece of music or take a moment to walk outside, despite the cold temperatures. Take a moment to breath and reflect on who you are and how much you have come through to be right here, right now. Meditate on the words of Dr. MLK, Jr.

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It is an extraordinary time to be a human and if you are hearing a call to serve and play and explore more of who you are, trust that is it REAL. This call is for ALL OF US.

If you need help moving through this time or guidance as more and more awakens for you, please reach out. There are so many teachers and healers and guides that are here to serve you. If you don’t want to reach out to me through Sounding Still Wellness, check out Vivienne Gerard or Derek O’Neill.

May All Beings in All the Worlds Be Free and may the energy of this song I wrote over 2 years ago, “Freedom is an Inside Job” awaken in all of us and all of Humanity.

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Alicia