Playing for Love is a Form of Flight- an Inspirational Message for those who desire to heal and connect through song.
Playing for Love is a Form of Flight
I believe that by examining our deepest, hidden, and overflowing feelings of extreme joy, paralyzing darkness, and everything in between, we perform a necessary healing action not only for ourselves but for our communities small and large. When feeling is repressed, suppressed, unexplored and unexpressed, we get sick. Unexplored emotion manifests in the form of illness, accident, violence, judgement and cruelty toward the self or others. When we do not share our humanity with each other, we suffer.
Art is a powerful means of inquiry, expression and release. The Art of the Song is an exceptionally accessible form of expression. A song can be many things, but in it’s simplest form it is a creative template contains the depths of human experience.
I believe that if you desire to heal and connect through song, you absolutely have the foundation to do so. What’s more, if songs call to you powerfully and move you deeply, you can write your own. Exploring impressions, reflections and experience through song is to view life from the lens of the heart and intuition. Poets, dancers, painters, writers, seers, channelers, artists of all kinds achieve the same.
I don’t believe that it’s an accident that most of us are constantly surrounded by music, wether we are humming, listening on the stereo, at a concert. Not so long ago, making music was a collective experience. In many cultures, it still is. In the western world, the act of making music has been commodified, put on a pedestal so that it can be bought, sold, and controlled. Yet people keep asking, insisting- shouldn’t music be free? It is older than speech, a basic human need.
Dare to touch the world with your song, your voice, your music. There is a space here, waiting to be filled with your song.
Alison is a Musician, Writer, Teacher and Mother. She lives in rural Sonoma County with her daughter, Ella.