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Katie Rose
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SoulSong  - Let Your Soul Sing
I am delighted to announce that I will be running at retreat, SoulSong in Ibiza - 3rd-10th May.  This has been a long time dream of mine come true and I am super excited to share it with you.
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In celebration, here’s a deep sea dive into how singing connects us to our deepest tidal rhythms and return us to the sea of our being…..

Many say that life entered the human body by the help of music, but the truth is that life itself is music.  - Hafiz

Soul  - Both science and spirituality describe sound and water as core elements of creation.  One original meaning of the word ‘Soul’ was ‘coming from or belonging to the sea’ which was thought to be the starting point of existence.  (The Old English word for soul - sawol - is very close to the Proto Germanic - saiwaz - meaning ‘from the sea’ which was considered to be the home of souls) 

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul - Plato

Soundwaves - sound vibrations are an inherent part of all life.  Any sound we receive or create, sends waves of energy through every layer of our being.   Singing is an act of self-creation, self-expression, self-discovery and ultimately surrender.

This earth is a vast harmonic wave system that is built and sustained by unheard music.  - Corinne Heline

Waters of Life - Most of our body is made of water all essential processes for life in the body requires water.  Sound has immense capacity to travel within and transform water - whales use sonar to communicate across long distances, whilst ultrasound enables us to view babies within the waters of the womb.  So when we sing, we introduce a sound current which sends ripples through every cell of our body.

I sing to the realists.  People who accept it like it is.
- Aretha Franklin

Seabed -  The groundwork involved in singing - breathing, adjusting posture, listening, concentrating, learning lyrics and melodies - calls us to attention.  We  become more present, aware and available - we get real.

Singing from your heart is like fresh air that heal you again from the pollution around you - Ahmed Farrag

Sea breezes - the pull of musical tides on our breath as we sing literally inspires us.  The word soul is related to the Greek word psyche, which comes from the verb ‘to cool/blow.’  The Latin for inspiration comes from spiritus - so as we breathe more expansively, we become more spirited and lighthearted.  The seabreeze of inspiration cleanses our mind, soothing anxieties and worries and taking us into a more present moment awareness.

At the root of all power and motion, there is music and rhythm, the play of patterned frequencies against the matrix of time, Before we make music, music makes us.  - George Leonard

Rhythmic waves - As we swim in the rhythmic currents of sound, our breathing deepens, steadying the heart rate.  Agitated, frequent brain waves (beta waves) slow to a more relaxed, calm and meditative tempo (alpha waves)

Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony? - Leonardo da Vinci

Ups and downs - singing enables us to surf and express the full dynamics of our emotions -  rough, calm, rocky, moody, stormy, tranquil -  in a safe, creative way.  Troubled waters are soothed and harmonised in song.

I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by.  No matter what culture we're from everyone loves music. - Billy Joel

White horses - Riding the crest of the sound waves can bring wonderful rushes of euphoria and delight.  As with any form of exercise, we release happy hormones as we sing.  The pure pleasure of being immersed in beautiful, resonant sounds is uplifting and renewing. The sense of achievement gained from creating musical forms boosts self confidence. 

Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and  invents. - Ludwig van Beethoven

The Light House -  singing promotes self awareness, as we observe the movement of our emotions, thoughts, breath and energy.  Light bulb moments of insight and intuition may arise as we find new ways to navigate our inner and outer landscapes.

Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours. – Elton John

Transcendence - Composers, scientists, therapists, psychologists and musicians have described the power of sound to profoundly alter our state of mind.  Singing has the capacity to help us overcome limited, everyday constructs of ourselves and discover totally new perspectives.

Music can change the world because it can change people. - Bono

Surrender -  Ultimately singing is a place of letting go, of allowing sound currents to transform us. We surrender our fears, resistances and behaviours and begin to express ourselves from a place beyond our everyday story about who we are.  We return to the vast mysterious sea of our being.

If you would like more information about the SoulSong Retreat please do contact me

Wishing you glorious deep sea diving in the waters of song

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