Thursday, October 28, 2010

Spiritual Significance of Sound and Music

How does the spirit of your voice connect you with your essence, the very core of who you are? The essence of your voice is actually the source of all matter.

When you attune your Instrument, meaning the instrument of your body, mind and spirit, this results in a harmonious sonata of life.

When you have difficulty speaking or singing it's a sign that you have become out of tune or disconnected from your Source.

Some examples of this are:


It happens alot to people when they go to speak before others in public. In fact, did you know that fear of public speaking is the number one fear after the fear of death!?!?!

You become out of tune with your voice when you're:

•Trying to Hard
•Approaching the notes outside of you. You approach the sound as if it is outside of you and you need to achieve it, when it is the essence of your entire being.
•Questioning Yourself
•Listening to the Habitual Voices instead of the Nurturing Ones

How can you get back in tune, when your off key?
Not Running from what is out of tune. Meet it, and shift the key.

I believe that when people attune to the essence of their voice, the result is peace and tranquility.

I'd like to share with you a very special comprehensive book called the Spiritual Significance of Music, edited by Justin St Vincent. I have written a chapter which you can download the chapter for free online, it's called The Spirit of Sound. There are many other brilliant entries on the website as well. Justin is so dedicated to bringing the healing power of music to the public. Check out his website:

What is the biggest challenge you have with your voice?
How does it affect you?
What would being connected with your natural voice give you?
How would your life be more in harmony?

Look forward to creating a dialogue here. Look forward to hearing from you.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Universal Love Through Ancient Music & Journey Winner

What is healing music of Ancient Israel?
How can it be effectively used today for our modern needs?
How can it help us connect with Universal Love?

Join Luciana Stiglich of Inner Healing Radio who will be interviewing me during an enlightening journey thru Israel Ancient Music knowledge on Healing and Universal Love!

I will be announcing the winner of a free private journey of transformation with me in Israel during the call.

Why Am I Doing This?

I want to thank you for your support of me in the Next Top Spiritual Author contest. Thanks to you, Miriam's Secret was one of 250 titles from over 3000 to make it to round two. Miriam's Secret is the result of a committment I made twenty years ago in France, while singing daily on the intercity trains. It is where I received my training (pun intended) for Voices of Eden Healing Music.

Providing this transformative journey to someone allows me to share the healing power of this holy land, with it's ancient music, which must be experienced directly.

It's truly beyond words.

The gift includes a two day journey with me in the holy land, including a private transformative music ceremony in the ancient healing music site, a trip to Miriam's Well, overnight stay in a pampering Galilee guest house overlooking the Sea of Galilee, and an empowering reading from one of the most powerful wisdom healers of Galilee.

We will have lots of fun on the radio program. I hope you will join us:
Sunday, October 31st 2PM EST, 11 AM PST, 1PM Peru and 20:00 Israel
Inner Healing Radio Show details. Call in number (USA): (347) 826-9216

Private transformative journey details. Guest house details.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

7 Major Benefits of Therapeutic Singing

The use of voice and rhythm as therapeutic healing tools is an ancient art form.

Ancient rattles from the third millennium BCE to the first century BCE have been excavated in archaeological sites all around Israel. Clay rattles that contain small stones or other materials for making noise

are believed to have been used for healing and ritualistic purposes. The photo on the left is of a clay rattle found in Tel Hazor.

Why do I write about ancient rattles and singers? I am dedicated to reviving this ancient art form which can help us to heal many a modern woe.

How was Therapeutic Singing used in Ancient Times?
  • In birthing chambers of ancient Egypt
  • In healing rituals of Ancient Israel
  • For spiritual and shamanic healing
  • In ancient hospitals for the mentally ill

How is it different from regular singing?

  • Inner Focused rather than Outer focused
  • Being "in service" to the music
  • Wordless. The wordless part evolved during a three year medical research project performed on this healing music modality, which I will write about in a future post.

What are the benefits of Therapeutic Singing?

  • Safe with no side effects
  • Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
  • Improves concentration
  • Increased self confidence
  • Healthy bonding between parents and children
  • Community builder
  • Low Cost – needs no special equipment
Here's a major practical benefit of therapeutic singing that every person can use to...

Relieve Stress and Anxiety.
Have you ever found yourself nervously humming mmmm-mm-mmm-mmm to calm yourself down when you are feeling anxious about something and don't know what to do? We vocalize spontaneously. It is a natural human means of expression, that physiologically helps to calm our nerves. When we vocalize consciously, we can bring ourselves to a deeper sense of inner calm.

Here's a simple exercise you can try the next time you find yourself feeling anxious, make a conscious decision to hum to yourself. You don't even have to hum out loud. To reap the maximum effect:
  1. Focus your attention upon the center of gravity at the center of the earth. This will provide you with a grounding effect
  2. Feel the vibration of your voice warming your insides from the tip of your toes, up into your belly, then into your chest, up towards your shoulders, through your throat and up into your head.
  3. With each subsequent breath, bring your focus back down towards the center of the earth.

Try it. You might like it. You may just find yourself calming down.

What applications would you like help with with regards to therapeutic singing? Add it to the comments section below and I will address it in an upcoming post. Look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Your Healing Voice and Trust

The New Year (the Hebrew year goes by the lunar calendar) has officially begun, and I have just returned from a restful vacation with my family in Los Angeles to celebrate the Jewish Holidays.

Having the time to rest and visit with my family, evidently provided the universe with opportunity to shower me with ample blessings. Amongst them was visiting the Agape International Spiritual Center where 20 years ago I'd receive weekly doses of inspiration from Michael Beckwith (on right) which provided me with the eventual courage to leave my native Los Angeles behind for France (then to Israel). One of the healing spirituals I sang accapella to keep me inspired on my journey, to where, I was not sure, was "I Release and I Let Go", written by Rickie Byars Beckwith.

At the onset, this trip too, felt like a journey to the entire unknown.
Have you had that experience of anticipating an event, yet not even knowing what to anticipate? How do you respond? Do you go with the flow? Or do you try to control the river's current to stay safe?
Here's what I learned through writing on the flight from Tel Aviv - Rome - Los Angeles....
"I am God's pencil... write me... please write my story...",
I wrote, "After suceeding to sleep for three hours on the way from Tel Aviv to Rome, I awoke pretty refreshed. The weather is calm and cool and after having passed through the in-transit route last month on my way to present at the Music and Medicine Conference in NY, I already knew the ropes for easily getting through the airport security transit stations.
Upon arrival a voice spoke to me from within that eased the angst and exhaustion I have been grappling with over the last few months. The voice whispered: 'Isn't it true that you just slept on an airplane for three hours and without 'knowing how' to fly, you arrived safely to Rome? Who was flying? Who was guiding the plane? Did you trust the pilot to bring you here?'
'Yes', was my reply.
'So don't you think you could trust that power which benevolently brought you here to guide other aspects of you life?'
Interesting concept!
As I write these words, I am sitting onthe airplane, placing this trust into practice - surrending to the Divine to allow the two seats next to me to remain empty so that I can sleep on the way to LA. It's another thirteen hour flight.

TRUST.... I reminded myself.

When I had entered the duty free area passing through the transit stations, I saw the paper store where I remembered the altered state I experienced there on my way to New York last month. I had been spelled bound by the beauty of the traditionally hand crafted paper. There was a guest book where people could sign their names and check out the amazing quill pens that they sell as well.
I wrote my name and a note in Hebrew - a prayer that my voice would be heard loud and clear at the medical conference in NY and that my meeting with my brother would be joy filled. This morning, as I flipped through the pages of the guest book, I wondered if my note was still there. 'No, it was a month ago. Surely they have filled and replaced the guestbook many times over', the voice of doubt suggested. As I flipped through the pages looking for my Hebrew prayer, I came upon another note on the upper right hand corner of one of the middle pages:
'The Divine is Protecting You', it read.

Wow, my heart melted. I kept flipping through the pages and lo and behold, towards the back was the note I had written a month before on my way to NYC.
'I'm receiving support from my own guidance," I was amazed. I wanted to tape my thoughts and was sorry I had left my recorded at home in Israel. On the other hand, it prompted me to purchase the journal upon write I write and the pencil which glides across the page like silk. I'm remembering my love of writing, my love of journaling which kept me company as a child.
The seats got filled with two girls from Spain :-(....

'TRUST', I reminded myself once again. 'All is for the best.' Even though the special food I requested was not prepared for my meal, the steward was kind enough to organize an alternative through First Class. Nice!

TRUST. I want to practice allowing... Remember, the pilot is flying this ship. As I trust, the pilot to safely bring me to Los Angeles, I can surely trust the Big Pilot in the Sky to bring me to my inner home of calm.
TRUST in the unknown. I call this experience "the Black Swan"... not knowing what I don't even know that I don't know, and trusting that it will all be ok.
No Matter What.
We have the freedom to choose to live our lives as we dream. I was just reading an article (in Hebrew) that I brought from home about the coach Lisa Nichols and how she listens to her small still voice to guide her through the unknown.
As I was reading, my Spanish neighbor asked me what language I was reading. I replied: Hebrew. 'Funny', I continued, as I'm reading about someone from my native Los Angeles in the tongue of my home today'.
She asked me about life in Israel. 'Isn't it scary and dangerous?'
'Actually my life is safe - quite different from what you see in the media. I moved to Israel to be part of a solution through the example of my life.'
If through the example of my life, then I'd better get clearer about this trusting issue: No Matter What!. Either I forgot that I truly have the right to love my life as I dream or I never fully "got" it. My experience today comes as a revelation from the heavens, where, right now... I literally sit - up in the sky on this plane. "
How do you trust... No Matter What? I'd like to know!