10/26/2022 2 Comments
74. Equinox Blessing (Shadows & Light)
Notes: This is song is a taste of Heather Houston's creative, connecting powers -- Episode #75 will feature an intimate conversation with Heather. After she shares another of her songs, we'll delve into why song matters, why voices matter... and a really good soup! Meanwhile, I love this song for noticing the balance of shadow and light -- to me, it's a beautiful song to sing on cusps, like dawn or dusk. Recently, as I've been healing from tick-borne illness, I've hummed it to myself as I watch the shadows and light cross my bedroom wall, encouraging my body to find its way into balance.
Songwriter Info: Heather Houston is passionate about uplifting hearts, freeing voices, transforming lives, and building strong, loving communities through the power of singing. She spreads her magic through her 20+years of international song circle leading, private vocal coaching, and her online offerings - The Art of Mindful Singing, S.H.E. Sings, Singing as Sanctuary, and Sisters in Harmony Song and Chant Leader Training. You can now join her every Monday night on Zoom for a 2-hour Sisters in Harmony Global community song circle with guest artists!
Heather recently released her second solo album, Sisters of the Moon, which features the ethereal voices of her 40-voice women’s choir Yala Lati. Her first solo album, Prayers for the Water is a ZMR Top 10 album. You can find Heather’s music and her a cappella group SIRENZ on all of the streaming platforms and for download on her website.
Streaming on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4gw79r7NGOw6WF2bytPW5a?si=E0mvdKMpQ9ObjpRnhViDYQ
Nuts & Bolts: 4:4, Dorian, 5-layer song
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10/26/2022 07:24:35 am
Wow, beautiful song and so COOL to see/hear a little about how you make this happen. I'm so sorry to hear about your illness and equally impressed that you still show up for us on Wednesday morning. Singing with you and sending healing thoughts and energy your way!
10/31/2022 08:20:53 am
Thanks, Stephanie -- all healing thoughts and energy gratefully received!!! The fact is that showing up for you means showing up for me, too -- I love the practice of creating this podcast, and feel really lucky to spend my energy here...
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