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Susan Hale

Susan Hale
Susan Elizabeth Hale MA is the author of Sacred Space Sacred Sound: The Acoustic Mysteries of Holy Places and Song and

Silence: Voicing the Soul.  Susan is creator of Earth Day-Sing for the Trees, an annual global celebration every April 22. She lives in England where she communes with ancient trees and holy wells and is currently writing a juvenile fiction novel.

She does what she loves and we love what she does. Now moving towards her retirement we regard her as a great Sound Forum Friend. We occasionally like to encourage her to offer us the magic of her words and her wisdom for the benefit of those that love her from all across the world. We maintain an archive of her articles for future generations of sound healers.

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"I didn't know who I was. I hadn't heard my true self. How can I stand up for myself if I don't really know who I am? Now I have my voice back." Donna, Albuquerque, New Mexico “You changed my life/blew the cap off a dormant volcano. The woman truly has a way to open a stone without cracking it.” Ondewewe, Santa Fe, New Mexico “My voice has found its feet!” Alice, Albuquerque, New Mexico “I am now finally free to allow the song of my life to emerge. I may not be a great singer, but I am a song. My life is a song.” Joy, Albuquerque, New Mexico “Susan has a deep, gentle, yet strong ability to listen and connect and a rare ability for support, one only found with the best of healers. We met during my darkest hour – I was struggling with a complete breakdown of my health. The sessions were tailored for what I could neurologically and emotionally integrate. No goal was unworthy or insignificant. It gave me something to live for during a dark and difficult time. It is significant that we worked by phone almost exclusively for five years. Her ability to hear and feel me, to listen, transcended the distance. As I see my growth over these years in my ability to listen to my stillness, my sound, to all the “scary” places in me, I can feel the influence of our sessions. Making peace with all my sounds brings joy and I find that it frees my song." Susi, California "Thank you, Susan for mentoring me. A whole new life has evolved to balance my 40 years of nursing with more alive ideas and dreams. The vocal toning and sounding reawakens the creative, joyful, trusting little girl in me who was shut down. And I find "more of me" daily as I teach and learn about music/singing with others and as I volunteer at the bedsides of the dying with the thresholdchoir.org here in NYC." Ruth, Yonkers, NY

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Ebook Promtotion on Book about Finding Your Voice

Just in time for Earth Day-Sing for the Trees is an ebook sale on my book Emma Oliver and the Song of Creation. Read about Emma finding her voice to sing to the dying Great Mother tree in the Shining Land. And join with Emma this Earth Day April 22 at noon wherever you are in the world. Sing for the Trees you love. a href=https://www.amazon.co.ukread more
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Earth Day-Sing for the Trees

Its time to sing for our trees again! April 22 at noon, wherever you are in the world, sing for the trees you love. I was a guest on Harriet Springbetts Playground about Sing for the Trees and my new juvenile fiction novel Emma Oliver and the Song of Creation. https://harrietspringbett.wordpress.com/2017/04/03/sing-for-the-tread more
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Songs of Praise for Don Campbell

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Earth Day-Sing for the Trees

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Reflections On Dissonance

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Reflections on Singing

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Ancient Voices

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Sound and Silence

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What is the story of your voice?

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Singing at Chartres Catherdral

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New From Susan Hale

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Earth Day - Sing for the Trees

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YouTube: Earth Day - Sing For The Trees

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Spazio Sacro Suono Sacro

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The Harmonic Hum

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